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So I'm about to start my first year as a SpED/CRI teacher after having worked for 4 years as a SpEd Paraprofessional (1 in ESOL). Possibly taking over my former teacher's 4th-6th grade CRI cl… more

I’m in the NYC Men Teach program and I’m looking for a teaching position in early childhood special education to start working in September. Does anyone know a school that is hiring in Queens?

I’m accustomed to keeping my students’ IEP folders in my classroom & being held responsible for their safekeeping. Now in a new district, I found that the Case Manager keeps all district IEPs in h… more

Do you have a limit on the number of students on your caseload? What is the maximum number you’ve had while still teaching a full class schedule? Are you responsible for all aspects of the IEP (ie, sc… more

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Good morning. What special incentives has your district put in place to retain and draw educators to your schools?

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What's up fellow EE teachers. How's you guys' caseloads looking?

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Admin just said I can’t use duct tape on the carpet. What else do y’all use to section off/ label areas?

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I am studying for the Praxis Special Education test (5354) Do any one have any study guides they’ll like to share with me or resources to help me study ? It’s so much information and I know it’s all n… more

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Resource teachers, do you take attendance in your groups? How do you track it? TIA!

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There’s nothing like waking up to a call on August 1 from my district coordinator telling me that they want to move me from my middle school resource room SpEd position (which I love) to K-5 Setting 3… more

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Help ! What do you guys do for the last half hour of class. I teach middle school self contained higher functioning???

I teach self-contained middle school. On the students IEP it usually says frequent breaks. So I give my students a ten minute break after each period. At that time they go on their phones, sit and tal… more

Self contained ASD room. Does anyone not follow school bell schedule? Do you start and end each hour like the Gen Ed kids ( 1st hr. 2nd hr. and so on)? If you don’t follow bells, how does that work… more

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How soon do you start preparing materials for the first week of school? Tks

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Going to be on interview team for the new Paras in my room in a few weeks. Besides the questions from their resume what else are some helpful questions to ask for a possible ASD room para?

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I am a speech therapist (Speech Language Pathologist) going into my third year in a public school. I want to see if there are any other school SLPs in (or around) the same place in their career who ar… more

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Summer school special Education six students 3 Adults 4 of the students need 1-to 1 attention. We're out of compliance! Safety issue!😬

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What is your favorite planner?

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Does anyone have a book or internet resource they would suggest for hands-on math activities for math concepts 4th through 7th?

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I’m looking for some advice. I found out yesterday that I am going to be the only fully certified special education teacher for my whole program for middle schoolers with autism. The other classroom w… more

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I have been substituting in an ESY program this summer and last week I worked in a room with three paras who were just so disrespectful and uncooperative. It created such a stressful and uncomfortable… more

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Does anyone still teach handwriting? Print or cursive?

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Upcoming conference for neurodivergent youth:

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What do you guys do at the end of the day? I teach in a middle school self contained class. Grades 6 to 8. At 2 the kids come back from gym and then I have them until 4. By 2 they are ready to go home… more

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Anyone having a massive amount of anxiety and stress about summer being over and starting the new school year? 😭😭

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😭❤️Great feel good story.

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Countdown... beginning now

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I'm a special education teacher. I have been teaching for 8 years. At this point of my life I'm interested in moving out the classroom into leadership. My desire is t… more

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How do you all schedule IEPs with parents ? Do you figure out what days you/admin/ subs are holding them, then send out the “time” you expect parents to show, or do you contact them and ask what days/… more

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I will be teaching mostly math in the fall--How does everyone feel about Interactive notebooks for special ed students?

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I want to start getting ready for classes next year. What is the best advice you can give me. Should I prep some lessons knowing I will have to adjust when I get my class rosters, or should I just wai… more

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Oh, let me out of here. Bye Fish bowl. It's July. Yuck! Why am I here...?

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Anyone else got non-elected? I find it to be extremely hurtful and unprofessional to call me in and tell me that I am not being elected for the following school year. No reason was given. I am left to… more

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8th grade intervention specialist here…I have students who are reading well below grade level (3rd grade) and am currently teaching phonics and phonemic awareness but at times it feels very young for … more

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