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Special Education Teachers

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Hello, our district is pushing for in person learning in order to stay in compliance. However, other districts surrounding us are staying in compliance by teaching remotely. Compliance should not mean… more

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Hello, I am looking for advise on how to best serve my students virtually. I know they are falling behind. I need them to be more interactive. Any ideas?

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How are you encouraging, thanking, or rewarding your general Ed teachers for attending IEP meetings? All teachers are stretched super thin, so I understand the push back, but we don’t have a coordina… more

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I am level 1 resource. Need classroom management ideas. We've been placed on a block schedule this year due to Covid so I have students for 85 minutes every other day. I have a larger group who ar… more

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I am looking to find out what your school does with this type of situation. I have an 18 year old student who should have graduated in 2020, but at this time only has a third of the required graduatio… more

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Hiring SET position K-4, inbox me!

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How do you help your students deal with test anxiety? I feel for them because I personally think the tests are NOT a good reflection of what they know...

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How are you all handling the COVID Compensatory Services and revising IEP’s and holding meetings?

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I had a sub complain to me yesterday about having to stand around too much yesterday. It was a chaotic afternoon and she was technically supposed to be a 1-1 but I had her work with other kids because… more

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Does anyone have tips for teaching students In person and online simultaneously? Anything that is working well for you? My students have Autism and Intellectual Disabilities.

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I work with kiddos that have multiple disabilities K-6. Our district is doing distance learning. Yup, computer learning for students who may or may not be able to see, walk or talk. I was wonderin… more

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Exam week is this coming week. With kiddos on a certificate of completion track and attending several gen ed classes....what do you have them do in place of traditional exams?

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Students who get in their own way (not by choice)...I spent over an hour yesterday (with lots of remote learning interruptions) trying to help a student write a few sentences. We kept going over what … more

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I lost a student last night to homicide. That makes 2 students murdered in less than 2 years. I expect sickness and accidents to occur, but to have to attend funerals for such young people due to murd… more

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Happy Friday, fellow sped teachers! Looking for ideas for virtual fun Friday activities, games, and themes that are fun, yet still educational and won't get the kids too distracted or off-task.

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Advice on a 7th grader who doesn't know vowel teams or long and short vowel sounds but refuses to do Barton because of his age and the other students in the room?

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I’m nervous to go back to school in person I haven’t been able to sleep

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Help! I'm finding that as a the special needs coordinator with a caseload of kids, I've become the "go-to" for EVERY issue related to my students, even things that counselors and adm… more

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How are people handling situations where their students have become so depressed, they aren’t virtually attending class anymore?

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We all have that one teacher that inspired us to become teachers ourselves. Now it’s our turn to inspire our own students.

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What in the world... had a teacher write in her survey for social skills- "doesn't interact with classmates, but he likes to tell me stories about things and has 'a twinkle in his eye'… more

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What are some strategies that can be implemented with a 4th grade student who’s on a 1.4-2.4reading level, according to the STAR test. This student just transferred in and he is very well spoken, has … more

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Does anyone else have a difficult time doing any type of virtual teaching for your students? I teach direct service (basically RTI), so my students do not receive a grade. I have never felt so insigni… more

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I am curious how many of you allow students to turn in their work up to the end of the quarter or semester. And if so...how do you deem it necessary in an IEP? Comparing to what I do and seeking outsi… more

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My virtual students NEVER show up at our meeting times online. What would you do? I can't progress monitor goals. What is my legal liability and recourse? I'm just waiting for my district to b… more

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4000 dead in 1 day!!! STAY REMOTE ONLY!!!

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Special education teachers go above and beyond each day!

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My students seem really anxious lately about current events. How do you discuss it with them?

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Is anyone doing in person in the morning and virtual in the afternoon? How are you scheduling your day? I am a mod/severe teacher and we will be bringing students back to the classroom for 3 hours a d… more

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Students don’t care about how much you know until they know how much you care.

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Fill in the blank: You know you're a special education teacher when _____________.

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How does everyone feel about teachers being allowed to enter the building only on certain days, and other days they must stay home and teach virtually? So you feel it is protecting your health or that… more

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Question: If SPED students are receiving their Resource Minutes AFTER the regular school hours from their peers (8:30-10:30) is that Legal? They are not being pulled from the general Ed classes, but … more

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1st year SPED teacher here, If you had $700 to spend on your classroom what would you get?? I don't know what I am missing out on. :)

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I have 2 online students who show up only for Gen Ed sporadically and can’t complete the items as the instructions are to advanced. When they complete the work it is a parents or siblings writing. We … more

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Do any of you have an extra plan period for case management time or do you have the same amount of plan time as gen Ed teachers?

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