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My school does not provide curriculum for spec ed. What are you using for reading comprehension that won't cost me my paycheck?

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Our school is in 100% Remote learning right now. I have a kindergarten student whose goals are: Participating during circle time, completing a task before transitioning, and to play with his peers du… more

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iso: an elementary math curriculum that works remotely! We just switched to eureka and it’s kind of a nightmare from a special ed perspective (but if it’s working for you/your kids share your wisdom!)… more

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I feel that we are put in a different situation since normally we work closely with our students. I'm a teacher assistant how do you social distance and help the students at the same time I want t… more

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Any good resources for tracking ELA goals from an IEP? No $ in the district or personal budget for big purchases.

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Canvas Question: Does anyone know if it is possible to look at a student’s grades in all of their classes on one page without having to go into each one individually and check out the grade section? … more

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Any advice for communicating with a nonverbal Hispanic student? He understands English very well but has only ever said 2 words. We have no communication devices or technology so it can be a struggle … more

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What cutting edge ideas do you have for the special education EI classroom?

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has anyone written an annual IEP that was written before the shutdown and will still take place in virtual learning? How do measure progress for a daily/ weekly scenario that is no longer/and has not… more

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I’ve been informed that in addition to juggling the blended learning schedule of my in person students’ who are currently at school 2 days, then remote learning the rest of the week (rotation alphabet… more

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I have an extremely gifted 3-year-old that just demonstrated his ability to read at what I’m guessing would be an EOY kinder or BOY first-grade level. What assessment tools can I use to evaluate his r… more

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As a mod/severe teacher, I find it really challenging to find trainings that are useful for my students. Has anyone found any good professional development that is actually for the mod/severe populati… more

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Trying to find a special education teaching position whether virtual or brick and mortar in the Atlanta Metro area

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What is the legal ratio of adults:students in an ECSE inclusion setting? In a reverse mainstream setting? Are Title I PreK classrooms required to have a para and teacher? What is the ratio for that? … more

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I am trying to write a stock letter to send to parents everyday that their child does not come to virtual learning sessions. I have been told by administration that even though I have spoken to parent… more

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I'm completing my revised Exit Portfolio for my Preliminary Credential. It has been a struggle. Did anyone else struggle? Also, what is summer advice you can give a aspiring SpEd teacher like myse… more

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Are there any Districts out there assessing for Sped 100% online? If so, what system are you using?

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Is anyone else just feeling completely overwhelmed and ready to quit? Administration keeps throwing more paperwork and responsibilities on us and I dont know how much more I can do. I've cried eve… more

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I am a first year special education teacher and I am in charge of the remote learners from 6 different schools. I feel like I am super in over my head and overwhelmed. I'm trying to assess kiddos … more

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Whats the best personal printer for a self-contained teacher with 10-13 students? I want something that prints quickly but is cheap on the ink. I also want it to be able to scan. Any suggestions?

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Do you have behavior issues in your classroom that hinders your ability to teach your students? Can other students learn when others disrupt? If the answer is no then I have a solution. Its called &q… more

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This may help some. Its a flowchart that our sped coordinators created.

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High School SPED teachers: am interested to know what your caseload numbers look like? What do you think is reasonable?

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Anyone figured out how to utilize a 1:1 for a student that is 100% remote? I want to make sure my TA feels useful, and not just sitting on the sidelines.

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What planners do you use as a special educator that helps you keep all your “to-dos” in order?

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How many of you in SpEd are Multiple Disability teachers with the lowest functioning population on Virtual teaching using the Canvas platform and the Enhanced Learning Program that is within the Canva… more

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As someone who is completely new to special education and will be starting the year in a elementary self-contained classroom, what advice does anyone have for me? I have been a gen ed teacher for almo… more

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Does anyone know a good source for reading fluency norms for 10th and 11th graders?

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Any special education teachers use rocketbook and the beacons? I heard this was a wonderful tool and wanted feedback before I bought one.

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I’m an Inclusion Teacher in an elementary school. My role is to support special education students in the general education classroom. I’m struggling how to provide the service due to social distancin… more

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Sooooo, haven’t slept all night... was told a Co-worker has tested positive for COVID-19! You would think they would have quarantined the building for at least two weeks, but instead we attended a s… more

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We are staring with a hybrid model. I teach moderately to severely profound. I LOVE my students but, they are unable to follow safety guidelines. I have some big concerns for safety (I’m in a high ri… more

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Was wondering if any teachers had book recommendations for a new kindergarten sped teacher. I want to make sure i’m writing effective IEPs and providing the right modifications for them.

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I am still teaching remotely and very worried about returning to school. My students are young students with autism and masks and distancing are not possible.

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Does anyone have a good way of making modified virtual assignments? Ideally a drag and drop type sorting activity would be great. None of the platforms were using have anything like that built in.

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Help! I need resources, ideas, lessons to teach math virtually on zoom. I teach special Ed to 1s-3rd graders! Any ideas will be much appreciated 😁

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I’m a HS special ed teacher. I teach a SCB class (my students get a certification of completion not a diploma) and I’ve heard great things about Nearpod but I don’t know much about. Has anyone used it… more

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Anyone else feeling overwhelmed, working 12+ hours a day and still not getting it all done? I also feel so alone working from home, I wish so much that we were in classrooms. Just feeling it, needed … more

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When you realize you just showed up 30 minutes early for huddle!!!

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