Implementing visual schedules in my classroom was a pivotal moment for us. Humans crave routine. There is a sense of comfort knowing what to expect next. Visuals, schedules, and checklists can help provide that structure. Even adults benefit from visual schedules. I never embark on a grocery trip without a list. Having the list of items helps me navigate the… Read More
Recently voted “Teacher of the Year” of her Austin, TX campus, special teacher, Hannah Cash, uses Especially Education task boxes to build independence in her students with mild to moderate disabilities, and shares the quick and simple editable data collection system she developed to ensure student progress can easily be monitored by multiple adults. One thing I knew I wanted… Read More
In case you missed it, the Made For Me Math Growing Bundle is finally here! During our brainstorming process, Gabrielle and I decided to MAKE. ALL. THE. THINGS! We wanted our lesson plans to be versatile and meet the needs of every learner. Task boxes, file folders, assessments, recipes… our to-do list increased, and so did our ZIP files.
Does the thought of visual schedules make your head spin? Are you tired of finding stray PECs scattered about the room? Then the Visual Schedule Flip Book and Token Board may be your solution! This post will walk you through the ins and outs of this visual schedule, providing tips and adaptations to meet the needs of every single student… Read More
Special education prep work is daunting! Time spent laminating, velcroing, and organizing materials takes up way too much personal time for special education teachers, self-contained teachers, speech therapists, homeschool moms, parents, autism parents, preschool teachers. Reclaim your time and energy and alleviate stress with these 9 SPED prep hacks to help you streamline your prep and prioritize your to-do list…. Read More
Ever since I can remember, I have hated shopping for clothes. As a child, back-to-school shopping meant loading up into my mom’s minivan and venturing the three-hour drive to the nearest mall. (Yes, three hours ONE WAY). My loathing of the mall and shopping centers has carried with me into adulthood. Sure, online shopping has helped some, but navigating the ever-changing… Read More