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End of the School Year Special Ed. Classroom Organization

The end of the school year is fast approaching and that means none other than packing up and cleaning! Here are several tips that help me stay organized and helps me when I return to the classroom for the next school year.

Spring in to Organization and a Freebie

Spring is in the air and who doesn't love cleaning and getting more organized? Read on to learn more about how I organized my task cards and to grab a freebie!

Apps to use in the special ed. classroom

iPads can be a great motivator in the special education classroom. Many times I have my students work towards having an break in between work sessions and 9 out of 10 times they choose the iPad. They are great way to incorporate technology and fun into learning. Here are a few apps that we like to use.

Staying Positive In Trying Times

We all have those days where we question what we are doing and why are we still teaching. But to be honest, there is nothing else I would rather do than be a special education teacher. Even though there are times where I come home swamped in paperwork, dealing with "that" parent or when a student had a rough day, I try to stay positive and remember those kids need us. Because if not us then who?

Your way to successful parent engagement

Don't we all want our students to have: better grades, better attendance and homework completions, positive attitudes, higher graduation rates and high rates of college enrollment? Research shows us that when family involvement is increased these things can happen! But how can we do that? Here is a list of ideas to help get your families engaged and be on your team!

Tips to Teaching Sight Words (and a freebie)

Sight words! They are so important for our students to learn to become stronger readers. What are some ways to engage your students into learning and reading sight words? Here are some different ways to teach sight words.

Why we love adaptive interactive books (and you should too!) plus a freebie!

Do you use adaptive, interactive books in your classroom? Adaptive also called interactive books is a great way to include all in making litearcy fun and accessible to all sutdents. Plus they are not just for the special education population. Read on to learn more and find out ways to incoporate adaptive, interative books into your classroom today!

Adaptive, Interactive Books. What are they? How can I use them? And are they just for special ed.? Let's learn moare about what is an adaptive or interactive book is.

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