Reading Comprehension: How to Help Students with Disabilities

What Is Reading Comprehension? Reading Comprehension is simple. It is understanding what you have read. As teachers, I think we overcomplicate reading for our students. And for our students with disabilities, they are especially overwhelmed. Reading comprehension isn’t answering an open-ended question. It isn’t comparing three passages on the same topic. It is so much more simple than that. To better help them improve reading comprehension, we need to take a look at the foundation of reading. What Impacts Reading Comprehension? In my mind there are three barriers that stand in the way of students understanding what they read. These… View Post

How to Progress Monitor & Teach Virtually

If you are teaching virtually, progress monitoring can be hard. Here are three ways to do it while teaching virtually. …

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Virtual Learning: This is What You Need to Send Home with Students

This is what I’m sending home with my special education students to allow them to participate in small groups virtually. …

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Special Education Math Groups: This is How I Structure My 20 Minutes

As a special education teacher, I cover so many grade levels. I struggle to fit in time for math. Typically, I have about twenty minutes for each of the special education math groups that I instruct. In that twenty minute small group, I have SO many things to cover. I like to practice multi-digit addition and subtraction, as well as math facts. Depending on the group, I also cover other skills that are critical for my students, like reading graphs, telling time, counting money, word problems, and number patterns. But how do I get all of that done in twenty… View Post

How to Juggle In Person and Online Teaching

Shew! This is a tough one. Juggling in person and online teaching is going to be a BIG part of our school year. Here are the things that I’m planning to try. Will it work? I don’t know. Will I likely have to revise this blog post a few weeks into school, probably! But here are my thoughts. Set a Schedule I am going to set a schedule, just like I would do if it were a “normal” school year. I’ll share this with parents and let them know what time their child will need to be present in my… View Post
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