It was my first year as a self-contained teacher. I was teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. My students were crushing their IEP goals. We were mastering letter sounds, counting to ten, and writing our names. We were really “living our best lives,” as the young kids say these days. 🙂 Then, it happened. The 4th grade resource teacher walked… Read More
The Coronavirus school shutdown has been difficult for children with special needs and their teachers who have to create distance learning lesson plans. Boom Learning is an innovative interactive website that helps keep children engaged with gamified task cards.
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