Activities for Kids with Autism

Activities for Kids with Autism

Here are some ideas for activities for kids with Autism to use in the classroom, at home, and across multiple other settings. It’s a great idea to incorporate hands on activities for kids with Autism while teaching social, life, and academic...

Tips For Parent Communication

Tips For Parent Communication

Be proactive about fostering a positive relationship Case management letter- Prior to school starting (or ASAP if you haven’t already), send parents a case management letter that outlines that you will be doing as case manager for their child. This...

Lesson Plans For Special Education

Lesson Plans For Special Education

Why does it seem like when we are looking for lesson plans for special education, there is a whole lot of reinventing the wheel going on? That’s because THERE IS. As Special Educators, we are constantly looking for lessons that we can...

15 Virtual Learning Reward Ideas

15 Virtual Learning Reward Ideas

One of the biggest challenges of virtual/distance learning is keeping students engaged and focused throughout the entirety of a class period.  There are so many distractions and reasons why it’s hard for our kiddos to pay attention. I know normally...

Virtual Learning for Special Education

Virtual Learning for Special Education

The uproar about providing Special Education Services is REAL. Every school district is handling how education will be implemented differently. When it comes to students with significant disabilities (or any special ed student), it almost seems...

ASD Teacher: Guide For Success

ASD Teacher: Guide For Success

Autism Spectrum Disorder. It’s 3 words that most people don’t truly understand. Unless you have a direct relationship with someone who has Autism, it’s hard to really comprehend what it is and how to best work with individuals who have Autism....

IEP For Special Education

IEP For Special Education

As Special Education teachers, we all know how vital an IEP for Special Education is to a student’s education. It is our job to ensure that each student’s IEP is implemented and that they have access to what they need to succeed at school and in...

Special Education Teacher | Making A Difference

Special Education Teacher | Making A Difference

Special Education Teacher. 3 words that are filled with so much but also 3 words that will never really get credit for the hard work that is done on a daily basis, and that’s okay. We don’t become Special Education Teachers for acknowledgment, we...

Fun Games For Kids With Autism

Fun Games For Kids With Autism

Teaching our students functional life skills is one of our most important jobs when it comes to being a Special Education Teacher. One way to do that is to teach skills through playing games. It is a great way to get students to interact with...

Some Special Education Quotes

Some Special Education Quotes

It is an understatement to say that being a Special Education Teacher is a tough job.  Sometimes it takes a daily reminder to remember why we do what we do, here are some Special Education Quotes that have helped remind me on those more difficult...

Special Education Math Curriculum

Special Education Math Curriculum

One of hardest things to do when it comes to instruction in the classroom is finding a curriculum that meets the needs of all our levels of learners. We know that in one classroom we can gave students on 5+ levels of Reading or Math and scattered...

Role Of A Special Education Teacher

Role Of A Special Education Teacher

Special Education Teacher. 3 words that are filled with so much responsibility. A role that is constantly changing and pushing teachers to test the limits; physically, emotionally, and mentally. The role of a Special Education Teacher seems to...

Supplemental Teacher Resources (websites)

Supplemental Teacher Resources (websites)

We are always in need of good websites as teachers, more so as special education teachers. Here are a few that I like. Some of them do require subscription and some are free. If you know of any more please share with us so we can add to the list!...

Vocational Training & Career Preparation Workboxes

Vocational Training & Career Preparation Workboxes

Some of our students are not able to travel to job sites daily to work on certain skills. There are many soft and hard skills they can work on in class while they start and continue through their vocational training. Workboxes are a good way to...

Tips For Writing A General Level Of Performance

Tips For Writing A General Level Of Performance

Keep in mind the purpose of this part of the IEP is to give a full picture of the student. If someone who does not know your student picked up this document, they should be able to get a clear understanding of the student. Information to be...

Community Work Experience Ideas For Your Students

Community Work Experience Ideas For Your Students

Similar to taking our students into the community to learn how to navigate their environment, our students also need to learn how to work in the setting they will be working in. Our students may have difficulty generalizing skills so this is the...

Community Based Instruction Ideas For Your Students

Community Based Instruction Ideas For Your Students

As Special Educators we know how important it is for our students to learn certain skills in the environment they will be making use of them. Expecting our students to generalize certain skills isn’t fair. Here are a few ideas of community sites...

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