SELF-DETERMINATION is an area of Special Education that is not always readily understood. Even with myself, I have been using the term since I heard about it and worked with it during my Masters of Special Ed program, but every couple years I have to go back and read up on it to crystalize my … More Developing Self-Advocacy Skills: Starting with Student’s Accommodations
The Break Pass or Allow Breaks accommodation pops up in many IEPs, but you don’t always see it implemented in the day to day. This article outlines how I have used it with some students on my caseload. … More The “Break Pass” Accommodation
Math can be a tricky subject for students, and also Learning Support teachers. I wrote this post to share what I do to support teachers and students in a push-in and pull-out environment for math. … More Math Support: Notes from a Learning Support Teacher
If you are only doing the One Teach, One Assist model of co-teaching or push-in support you need to level up and try to implement the other models as much as possible. This post and video give an overview of how to do the other models and examples from my current practice. … More Engaging all Learners Through Push-in Support
For those wondering how they can use PowerSchool or another student information system to help their Learning Support/Special Needs endeavors, here are a few ways I use it that help. … More PowerSchool for Learning Support
Sometimes parents needs some help, but who is going to help them? Sometimes Special Education teachers and case managers can be the ones to help build parenting best practices. … More Teachers Teaching Parents to Parent: Is there a place for teachers to guide parents in best practices?
This post outlines the 10 goals I have this school year as a learning support teacher. Trying to reach that King Kupa level. … More 10 Goals for Learning Support this Year: Leveling up as a teacher, one year at a time