There is a ton of information out there about using a visual schedule in the classroom. It doesn’t even have to just be for special education. If you are debating on using a visual schedule in your classroom at all hopefully you can get more information about them in the posts I have written here. How do you keep track… Read More
Morning Meeting and technology has always been an essential part of our classroom schedule. You can read blogs about it here and here. This daily routine helps settle students into their day. It teaches the essential skills of calendar, number identification, weather, reading for information, turn taking, and more. A Morning Meeting to Meet All Needs with Technology! The ability… Read More
When you start planning the school year, it’s pretty common to add in morning meeting, calendar, or circle time as the kick-off for our busy days. Similarly, our students need tons of repeated practice of the essential calendar, weather, and social skills concepts that can be covered in this daily routine! If you want to read my other blog post… Read More
Let’s have a chat… When you hear “literacy” – I am sure you think of letter identification, phonics, and reading instruction. What about students who need more explicit FUNCTIONAL instruction? Literacy can take on an entirely new meaning. It can often include helping our students become literate in the community. We need to teach community signs and symbols explicitly as… Read More
If you’re a special educator, you already know this: Wh-questions are HARD. Asking the question, “Where is your hat?” and getting the response, “head” is a common occurance in our classroom settings.
There are so many great ideas for work tasks out there but, I wanted to really focus on a certain type of work task that I use in my classroom for students that are just starting to learn how to be independent. These students may not have a lot of academic skills but, they can complete these. These tasks are… Read More