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
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
I am pretty excited about this. Aly from Just A Primary Girl had the phenomenal idea to combine the expertise of so many talented teachers around the blogosphere to create a collaborative blog where we could all share our ideas and resources. I will participate as one of the teachers with a special education… Continue reading #CollaborativeBlog Naming Contest – 20 TpT Products Giveaway!
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)
“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
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