• Professional Development Books for Special Education

    I love to read. I’m also a total nerd when it comes to professional development books for special education and learning new things. I literally have bookshelves full of books. Some I’ve read. Others are on my “To Be Read” list. I feel like there is always something to learn in special education: a new […]

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  • Small Group Routines: 7 Quick and Simple Things to Do Every Day

    In special education, our time is precious. Small group routines help to accomplish many tasks on a daily or weekly basis to ensure that our students are getting well rounded instruction. I use these small group routines to accomplish and practice basic skills in my small reading groups. Blending Words I lay out different letter […]

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  • Special Education Teachers: What school supplies do I need most?

    It’s almost that time! Depending on where you live, you will soon be seeing sales for school supplies. For us teachers seeing those school supplies can put us into two moods. First mood is give me all the school supplies I can get because who doesn’t love new supplies for school? The another mood is […]

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  • How to Use Graphs to Make Progress Monitoring EASY

    Progress monitoring is overwhelming. Trust me. I know. It is one of the hardest things about being a special education teacher. It’s also the most essential. So, how can we make progress monitoring easier and save time? I think that using goal graphs make progress monitoring easy and can make our lives as special education […]

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  • Special Education Teachers: Here’s How to Get It All Done

    As a resource room teacher, I have SO many things that I need to get done. There are days where behaviors are crazy. Some days, I sit in meetings all afternoon and get next to nothing done. However, I do have a few routines that I implement that I feel really help me “Get It […]

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  • How to Accommodate Students in the General Education Classroom {Reading}

    As a resource room teacher, I only get 30-45 minutes with some of my students. They spend a whole lot of time in the general education classroom. Meaning, they need accommodations! Accommodations can help them to be successful with grade level material. Below, you’ll find reading accommodations that can be used in the general education […]

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