Mastering IEP Goals Organization: a Step-by-Step Guide to get Started

Getting started with IEP goals organization is a tricky task! Sweet special ed teacher, have you ever felt overwhelmed by the amount of goals you are responsible for tracking? Do you ever have trouble remembering which students have certain goals? During back to school season, it is easy to want to get ahead on prep […]

My Best Advice for First Year Resource Teachers

My best advice for First Year Resource Teachers

Hey sweet first year resource teachers! First off, congratulations! You landed that first job. Whether it is a contract or a long term sub position, it is a big deal! Way to go!    You have been dreaming of this day for a while. Maybe you did internships in high school or worked at summer […]

7 Essential Components for Creating a Successful Lesson Plan in Special Education

creating a successful lesson plan in special education

Creating an effective lesson plan in special education can seem like a challenge but it doesn’t have to be! How do you design instruction when the instruction should be individualized? In this post, we will explore the 7 essential components for creating a successful lesson plan in special education. Whether you’re a seasoned educator or […]

How to make teaching decoding fun and easy with bingo

Title how to make teaching decoding fun and easy with bingo

Teaching decoding can be a challenging task, especially when working with young learners with reading disabilities. However, incorporating fun and interactive activities into your teaching can make the process both enjoyable and effective. One way you can do this is bingo.    Yes, you heard it right! Bingo can be a fun and easy way […]

Multisyllabic Words Lists for Kids: Fun and Engaging Activities to Learn

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Do you have a student who is really struggling with mastering their IEP goal for multisyllabic words? Some skills can be so tricky to get. Many students look at two syllable words and just completely shut down because they don’t know where to start. By explicitly teaching the rules of syllable division, we can help […]

IEP Goal Tracking Made Easy: Tips and Tools for Success

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IEP goal tracking can be such a headache! In college, maybe you learned how to set measurable IEP goals, but did you learn how to create effective systems for iep goal progress monitoring? Well, I didn’t learn that in college.    Having great systems for IEP goal progress monitoring is essential to avoid burnout as […]

7 Unique Paraprofessional Appreciation Gift Ideas They’ll Love

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It’s time to think about paraprofessional appreciation gift ideas! I am sure every special education teacher can agree that paraprofessionals are absolutely life savers. I have found that there is no way to sustainably run a special education classroom without those amazing support staff.   Paraprofessionals support students’ academic, social, emotional, and physical needs throughout […]

Creating Special Education Lesson Plans: 5 Simple Examples

examples of lesson plans in special education

Are you looking for examples of lesson plans in special education? Creating lesson plans for special education students doesn’t have to be a daunting task. From visual aids and hands-on activities, to cooperative learning and problem-solving exercises, there are many ways to engage learners in unique lesson plans specifically tailored to their needs.    Hi, […]

Top 5 Tools for Progress Monitoring

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Tools for progress monitoring are a necessary component of any special education classroom. Every special ed teacher knows how critical it is to have systems for progress monitoring. Imagine trying to bake a cake for your sweet Nana’s birthday. The only problem is that you have no recipe. That’s okay, you are a trained baker. […]

My Surprising Story as a Learning Support Teacher

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I used to regularly cry at work as a learning support teacher. I never cried in front of my students, and I think I only cried in front of my administration one time. But sadly, crying at work was a regular thing.    Now let me just say that I am definitely a crier. Hallmark […]