Teaching academic content and concepts like counting coins in our special education classrooms is not for the weak. It’s an essential life skill that is often overlooked by the typical textbooks. It’s tricky and nuanced – but with the right resources, teachers CAN make it work! I have shared about using Unique Learning Systems to teach math skills HERE. How… Read More
Finally! We are getting to the holiday season! So like you, I am trying to rack my brain to come up with things we can do that are fun, educational, and better then the same old things we do every day! Here is a roundup of holiday inspired blog posts that I have found from other amazing special education bloggers!… 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
I wanted to do this post because I feel like there are a lot of teachers out there that want to implement a work task system into their classroom but have NO idea where to start.
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