IEP Meeting Tips and Tricks

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Creating an Accessible Classroom for All Special Education Students | Full SPED Ahead
Setting up your classroom to meet the needs of all learners can be so overwhelming! I am going to share my favorite classroom items that I’ve used to make my environment more accessible with the furniture for all students to learn!
Staff Shortages in Special Education | Full SPED Ahead
Let’s be honest, we all know that we are short staff this school year. We know, there are high staff shortages. We are down custodians, bus drivers, support staff, administration and teachers. Every school has open positions available. Somehow, us teachers are here to pick up the slack of the unfilled positions. I have even seen administration cleaning toilets after school from time to time. These staff shortages will continue to increase.
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You Need Digital Review Games in Special Education | Full SPED Ahead
Digital review games are game-changing in my special education classroom! I’ve even sent them to my students’ Extended School Year (ESY) teacher! We also will be using them for Back to School to review all the activities we learned last year! Truthfully, I love that digital review games can be used for whole group instruction or individual student progress monitoring. The use of these games make it fun and easy for students to practice their skills and learn at the same time!
Paraprofessionals in Special Education | Full SPED Ahead
Having a hard time utilizing your paraprofessionals in your special education classroom? After being in special education for 8 years, I have 5 tips to effectively utilize your paraprofessionals.
Data Collection Tips for Special Education | Full SPED Ahead
My first years of teaching was a disaster, I had paper data sheets EVERYWHERE!! I often put off analyzing data until progress reports were due. Something needed to change. I had to find a better system that I could analyze and use that data to drive my instruction. Here are a few data collection tips!
Paraprofessionals in Special Education | Full SPED Ahead
Having a hard time utilizing your paraprofessionals in your special education classroom? After being in special education for 8 years, I have 5 tips to effectively utilize your paraprofessionals.
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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
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How Special Education Teachers Prepare for Progress Monitoring  | Full SPED Ahead
The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) tells us when and how educators report on progress. This is towards student achievement and progress with IEP (Individualized Education Program) goals and objectives. IDEA further describes that progress reporting should be “concurrent with the issuance of report cards”. These guidelines are clear for educators. It tells us when and how to provide progress reports to parents.
Paraprofessionals in Special Education | Full SPED Ahead
Having a hard time utilizing your paraprofessionals in your special education classroom? After being in special education for 8 years, I have 5 tips to effectively utilize your paraprofessionals.
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Successful and Organized Transition Meetings for Special Education - Full SPED Ahead
Streamline transition planning with our guide to effective meetings! Our blog post provides insights and strategies for successful collaboration between educators, families, and support professionals. Discover how to create personalized transition plans that set students up for success. Save this Pin and facilitate smooth transitions for your students. #TransitionPlanning #Collaboration
Data Collection Tips for Special Education | Full SPED Ahead
In most years, I’ve used digital Google Forms and QR codes for secure data collection and easy data analysis. This year, not so much. I’ve had little staff in my room to help support me in all this and no time to train the staff on the digital aspects.
A sensory friendly classroom is a way that all students can more effectively process sights, sounds, and experiences in the classroom. It’s important to know that having a classroom that supports all of your students’ sensory needs isn’t another long project or big task to add to your already long list. These 5 tips will help you, SIMPLY, make your classroom even just a little bit more sensory friendly. Sensory Friendly Classroom, Social Scripts, Sensory Friendly
Sensory Friendly Classrooms for Special Education | Full SPED Ahead
A sensory friendly classroom is a way that all students can more effectively process sights, sounds, and experiences in the classroom. It’s important to know that having a classroom that supports all of your students’ sensory needs isn’t another long project or big task to add to your already long list. These 5 tips will help you, SIMPLY, make your classroom even just a little bit more sensory friendly.
Staff Shortages in Special Education | Full SPED Ahead
Let’s be honest, we all know that we are short staff this school year. We know, there are high staff shortages. We are down custodians, bus drivers, support staff, administration and teachers. Every school has open positions available. Somehow, us teachers are here to pick up the slack of the unfilled positions. I have even seen administration cleaning toilets after school from time to time. These staff shortages will continue to increase.
Staff Shortages in Special Education | Full SPED Ahead
Let’s be honest, we all know that we are short staff this school year. We know, there are high staff shortages. We are down custodians, bus drivers, support staff, administration and teachers. Every school has open positions available. Somehow, us teachers are here to pick up the slack of the unfilled positions. I have even seen administration cleaning toilets after school from time to time. These staff shortages will continue to increase.
Why Special Educators Need Shared IEP Goals with Related Services | Full SPED Ahead
As a special educator, you may get an opportunity to share an IEP goal with your related service staff: Speech/Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, and Social Worker. This could be sharing an entire goal, or splitting it up by objectives (i.e. exhibiting the skill(s) in a therapy session and in the classroom setting). Shared IEP goals with related service members can help make your job so much easier!