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PRIDE BINGO Board

During our SEL period we discuss different aspects of showing pride in ourselves, including perseverance, respect, integrity, dependability, and empathy. Big words for little kids, but they are capable of mastering these “grownup” ideas. I got this bulletin board up in April, and we’re finally adding our names! My students are signing any one square… Continue reading PRIDE BINGO Board

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The Writing Process in the LS Classroom – Part 3 of 5: ARMS

  So often, when my students write, they expect to submit their initial piece as their final copy.  This could be because they find the writing process tedious or boring, or because they truly don’t realize that writing is a process. In my previous post, I explained how I use my Planning Organizer to help… Continue reading The Writing Process in the LS Classroom – Part 3 of 5: ARMS

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The Writing Process in the LS Classroom – Part 2 of 5: Frameworks

  Students with reading disabilities tend to not read as much as their typically developing peers.  That means that they don’t get exposed to the mentor texts that could potentially help them become better writers. This is one reason why I believe that even intermediate students should have opportunities to experience read-alouds.  The benefit of… Continue reading The Writing Process in the LS Classroom – Part 2 of 5: Frameworks

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The Writing Process in the LS Classroom – Part 1 of 5: Brainstorming

  I find the writing process to be one of the most difficult things to teach.  Everything the student does in writing must come from his own thoughts and ideas. In math, there are a finite number of ways to get to the correct answer (and there’s always a correct answer), and I can guide… Continue reading The Writing Process in the LS Classroom – Part 1 of 5: Brainstorming

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Why?

You’ve heard the adage, “There’s no such thing as a stupid question.” We want our students to take risks so that they can learn. That means we want them to ask questions, even if they think they’re the only one who doesn’t know the answer. But does the same hold true for wrong answers? Is… Continue reading Why?

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Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo! (It’s A Tigger Thing)

I am thankful.  I realize this is not yet the season for people to be listing their Top Ten Reasons to Be Thankful, but I can’t help it; it’s just who I am. I continually reflect on the things I have, and am reminded that many people are not so fortunate.  It’s so easy to… Continue reading Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo! (It’s A Tigger Thing)

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Back to School Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs

  “Back to School” may bring joy to countless teachers, but many kids groan at this time of year.  Back to school for children with special needs means the end of long days of free choice activities, and the beginning of long days of struggling and stress, as well as long nights of frustrating homework. … Continue reading Back to School Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs

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Guest Blogger! The Importance of Consistency in the Classroom

I am happy to share this post from my first Guest Blogger Tasha, author of her blog A Tender Teacher for Special Needs, about the importance of consistency in the classroom!  She has some great tips!  Check out her Facebook page, too, where she regularly posts her “Special Tidbits.”   I’ve been in school for… Continue reading Guest Blogger! The Importance of Consistency in the Classroom

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#B2S13

  If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that I’ve been a bit preoccupied by a minor thing called #sendingbothofmydaughtersofftocollege and #becominganemptynester, as well as #finishingmygradclasses.  All of this means that I haven’t posted regularly in quite a while. But wait!  I’ve still been rather busy with school stuff! With the start of… Continue reading #B2S13

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Sunday Inspirations: Back to School Tips for Special Education Teachers

It’s Back to School time!  Woo-hoo!  I’m itching to get back into my classroom, and I know many teachers are already working hard with their students.  Since the back-to-school routine has been swirling around in my brain lately, I thought it would be timely to post a few tips for special education teachers, to get… Continue reading Sunday Inspirations: Back to School Tips for Special Education Teachers