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While families with middle school age students might think that transition is too far in the future to think about, there are actually three things they can do now to help set-up their student for future success.If you teach middle school, then encourage families to begin preparing for transition, even if it feels so far away. Trust me when I say, they will be thankful then for what they did now. Sped Visuals, Summer School Activities, Social Emotional Development, So Far Away, Teaching Middle School, Student Success
How to Prepare Middle School Families for Transition | Full SPED Ahead
While families with middle school age students might think that transition is too far in the future to think about, there are actually three things they can do now to help set-up their student for future success.If you teach middle school, then encourage families to begin preparing for transition, even if it feels so far away. Trust me when I say, they will be thankful then for what they did now.
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How Are Contingency Maps Used in Special Education? - Full SPED Ahead
Discover the power of contingency maps in supporting behavior management in special education! Our blog post explores the benefits and strategies of using contingency maps to promote positive behaviors and reduce challenging ones. Save this Pin and create a visual tool that empowers your students to make better choices. #ContingencyMaps #BehaviorManagement
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Ways For Teachers To Organize Their Data Collection | Full SPED Ahead
Collecting data on IEP goals is essential! You have so many different options to choose from too, such as paper/digital forms and binders. This past summer, I took a course from The Intentional IEP called “Intentional Data Collection” that was a game changer!
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5 Questions About Special Education Evaluations | Full SPED Ahead
Thinking your child needs an evaluation can sound scary, but I can assure you it doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re experiencing a new issue or battling a problem for a long time, requesting an evaluation may be the right move. It’s easier to understand than you think, so here’s my guide answering the most frequently asked questions.
Strong Parent Communication in Special Education | Full SPED Ahead
It is essential that teachers are intentional about parent communication. Whether you are a first year teacher or veteran teacher, parent communication is a must. Teachers and parents need to be on the same team, and here’s some ways to help you get started with parent communication and collaboration!
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4 Math Instructional Strategies for Special Educators - Full SPED Ahead
Let’s talk about math instructional strategies from the special education perspective. Along with some practical math instructional strategies for specific segments of your special education math classroom! This is not an exhaustive list, just a list of the most common strategies I see in the math classrooms.
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How A School Store Promotes Special Education Life Skills Instruction - Full SPED Ahead
Looking to create a memorable learning experience for your students? Our blog post on school stores is a must-read! Discover how a student-run store cultivates essential life skills like money management, customer service, and decision-making. Save this Pin and watch your students thrive as they take charge. #StudentLeadership #RealWorldSkills
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5 Reasons Why You Need Independent Work in Special Education Classrooms - Full SPED Ahead
Empower your students through independent work in special education! Our guide offers insights into creating meaningful and tailored independent work opportunities. Discover strategies for task differentiation, goal setting, and progress monitoring. Save this Pin and foster independence in your students for lifelong success. #StudentEmpowerment #SpecialEducation
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Homeschooling Life Skills Experience with Helpful Tips | Full SPED Ahead
The homeschooling life skills environment that Patricia has created helps promote independent skills for her son and his growth. There are so many ways that she does this everyday for him. Life skills are so important for all students. They are the foundation of our school day and everyday life. We need to know how to set an alarm, get dressed, call an Uber and arrive to a location on time. These are all life skills that we can be teaching to all children.
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5 Favorite Ways to Organize a Special Education Classroom - Full SPED Ahead
Organizational skills are key to a successful special education classroom! Our blog post shares 5 practical strategies for creating a well-organized learning environment. Discover ideas for storage, workspace arrangement, and maintaining visual supports. Save this Pin and optimize your classroom for student success. #ClassroomManagement #SpecialEd
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How to Set Up Independent Work Stations in your Special Education Classroom - Full SPED Ahead
Looking for ways to enhance student independence and engagement? Our blog post on independent work stations is here to help! Discover how to create purposeful work stations that cater to diverse learning needs. Save this Pin and create a classroom environment that fosters student responsibility and success. #StudentIndependence #ProductiveLearning
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Successful and Organized Transition Meetings for Special Education - Full SPED Ahead
Transition meetings made easy! Our comprehensive guide offers tips and tools for productive discussions and planning. Explore strategies for fostering collaboration, setting goals, and coordinating support services. Save this Pin and ensure seamless transitions for students with diverse needs. #TransitionMeetings #StudentSuccess
Unlock the power of positive student-teacher relationships! Our blog post provides a comprehensive guide to building trust, fostering open communication, and promoting student engagement. Explore practical tips and techniques for creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment. Save this Pin and transform your classroom dynamics. #Education #EngagedLearners Special Education Resource Teacher, Co Teaching, Special Education Elementary, Building Trust, Open Communication
Helpful Tips For Working With Student Teachers in Special Education Classes - Full SPED Ahead
Unlock the power of positive student-teacher relationships! Our blog post provides a comprehensive guide to building trust, fostering open communication, and promoting student engagement. Explore practical tips and techniques for creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment. Save this Pin and transform your classroom dynamics. #Education #EngagedLearners
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4 Math Instructional Strategies for Special Educators - Full SPED Ahead
Let’s talk about math instructional strategies from the special education perspective. Along with some practical math instructional strategies for specific segments of your special education math classroom! This is not an exhaustive list, just a list of the most common strategies I see in the math classrooms.