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I have a young student with CVI and extremely limited mobility. She is able to vocalize but not speak. However, I’ve seen her response and mannerisms change (positively) in the presence of parents and… more

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Was reading an info article I received about "Reading Progress." I am copying the lead sentence from Monica Burn's June 21, 2021 article for you, but I really want to know if anyone is u… more

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At what point do you get a list of your caseload for a new school year? Before, during or after summer vacation?

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Anyone move from CA to TX and became a teacher there? I was just wondering what CA credentials a person can transfer, if any. As of now, I have 30-day substitute permit, preliminary Adult Basic Educat… more

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First year teacher here!! I will be a 2nd/3rd grade resource teacher starting this August. Any advice/ suggestions for the first couple weeks of school would be greatly appreciated!

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Do you send your parents a questionnaire about their child at the beginning of the year? What info do you require from parents at the start of school? TIA

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What are the laws governing the number of subjects a special education teacher can be primary teacher of, does anyone know?

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What is your favorite, most memorable, or most effective Professional Development you’ve participated in? What part or aspect separated it from others?

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I’m considering going back to get my Master’s Degree in Special Education or a related program. I have my clear Level II Mild/Mod & Mod/Severe credential. Anyone have a program or school they … more

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How do you collect data on writing goals/objectives? I struggle because it’s hard for me to judge how much the student did independently or whether they had help from a para, classroom teacher, peer e… more

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What are your thoughts on teacher spaces? I am going to have 3 paras and a 1:1 this year and there is no way I’ll be able to reasonably fit 5 different spots for teacher spaces (I’ve already said zero… more

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Contacts from NH

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Curious. Is there any other teachers out there who wish they had parenting classes to help special need children because as the teacher you don’t want to overstep the teacher-parent relationship? Like… more

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So, one of the best experiences I just had, was having a former student in a guard uniform working at a store come up to me, pull down his mask and say , “You don’t know who I am do you?” Well of cour… more

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I will be transitioning from a HS JROTC instructor to a High School / Middle School Special Education Teacher. I am looking for any advice you would give a new Sped Teacher.

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This year was really tough for me!! I know I’m not alone but what have you all done for leisure (to get yourself back)? I’m just returning from a girls trip to Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 So let’s see those vacay pics

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For 21-22, I’m going to have a 2nd grade student eligible for services under DD ruling, but the student’s subcategories for IEP goals are currently only personal-social (sharing, taking turns, raising… more

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My principals ALWAYS seem to visit my room as soon as I give my student(s) a break from their work or when they’ve finished early everything I had planned. They RARELY come in when I’m actually in the… more

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Middle school co teacher here.. moving to K-2 Self contained with no early Ed experience this summer. The lowest I’ve gone is 1st. Any tips or tricks for must haves for kids who are academically and … more

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Did your county offer summer learning for all students - including special education students?

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I work at an elementary school in North Alabama. We are in need of a 4th grade special education teacher.

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Do you believe that special education is broken?

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Everyone that is working summer programs - how are you taking care of YOU this summer while you work? I don't work summers but this year especially I needed off. Please treat yourself well 💜

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I have been looking into making a Sound Wall for my K-2 class. What resources have you all found and LIKED for Sound Walls?

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I’ve just found I’m to teach middle school ALE, including one virtual student. Anyone have some helpful hints for me?

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One of our key instructional contents is helping our students understand basic financial information. This is with students with cognitive disablities in a post high school environment.

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Has anyone has success scheduling all your IEPs for the year in the first month of school? It will be a new requirement for next year.

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My school is looking for ways to bring together the special education population and the general education population of students. In the past we have done Buddies that would come and visit with the … more

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Any suggestions for middle school student planners to help students stay organized and remember to complete assignments? Is best to purchase a planner or organize a binder?

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I have a student going into 4th grade that can not write a sentence. His spelling is unreadable, no punctuation or capitalizations. He reads at a late kindergarten level. Where do I begin when it come… more

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I teach Adaptive EC and I will never understand why non-verbal students who can’t read and can only trace, have to take these Extend 1 exams. Then there is an portion where there have to read out loud… more

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Found out today my Elementary AU self contained class will cease to next year and I will be Middle School Resource Teacher.

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If you were given absolute freedom to do anything you wanted in your classroom for 5 weeks, what unit would you teach? What kind of writing would you do?

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My husband and I are considering relocating to the Carolinas and I was curious if anyone can give me information about how special education services are typically provided in your state. Do you prima… more

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Is anyone going to work or has anyone began working Summer school?

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I just gave my district my resignation. Felt amazing but I also cried.

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