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
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
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
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?
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)
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
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
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
It may be summer, but there’s always a need for a break with a Hey Girl for the Learning Support Teacher! Here are a few more on Responsible Inclusion, the plethora of special education acronyms, and the CCSS. Enjoy!
It’s the first official day of summer! What better moment than this to share and enjoy a Hey Girl for the Learning Support Teacher? Remember not to work too hard this summer! 😉 I’ve added this to my Hey Girl for the Learning Support Teacher page. Check them all out here.