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Inside My Classroom: Independent Work Tasks Station

I love my independent work task station! I think it's so important for our students to be able to complete a task independently!!! Disclaimer: I call my station TEACCH tasks, although I haven't been officially trained on the TEACCH program (it's on my bucket list 😊). If you are unfamiliar with TEACCH, you can read more about it here.

Resources for Working with Paraeducators

Working with and managing paraeducators is one of the toughest parts of being a special educator.  I am constantly hearing SPED teachers begging for help with their paraeducators.  The fact is we couldn't run our classrooms without our paras.  Unfortunately, we don't have a lot of time or resources to put into training and teaching them, but luckily, there are some wonderful people who created resources for us.

TpT Wishlist Linky

Have you heard? Teachers Pay Teachers site wide Cyber Monday sale starts tomorrow, 11/28!  You can save up to 28% using the promo code CYBER2016. My whole store is on sale! I am linking up with some amazing sellers to share my most wishlisted resources! You can check out the original post from Daisy Designs here.

Teaching Environmental Signs

Hi teacher friends! I am here to talk to you today about my favorite functional skills instruction, environmental signs!  I just love teaching about signs!

Visuals, Visuals, Visuals {Tips for Special Educators}

I don't know about you, but as a SPED teacher, I feel like 75% of my job is creating visuals! Ok, maybe that's an exaggeration, but seriously, visuals are so important for our kiddos! This year I have 6 out of my 7 students who are non-verbal or use a communication device, so every activity and every lesson requires some sort of visual. Here are my favorite tips and tricks for creating and managing visual supports in a special education classroom.

10 Ideas for Visual Schedules

Happy Labor day weekend, teacher friends! I've been busy "researching" visual schedule ideas on the great encyclopedia of everything, Pinterest! I am trying to figure out a new system that will work for my students this year. I thought I would share my favorites with you, in case you are in the same boat that I am in!

Classroom Rule Sorting Activity

Want a smooth start to your school year? Teaching rules, expectations and procedures are a MUST, regardless of what kind of classroom you are in.  I always start my first few weeks teaching, reviewing, practicing and practicing some more. This year, I changed my classroom rules to be more general and applicable to all areas.

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