Archive for April 2016

How to Instantly Let Your Assistants Know What to Do with Behaviors!

One of the biggest challenges we face every year is getting our instructional assistants( IAs) trained in helping teachers in the classroom. It is not unusual if staff is hired for our special education classrooms who have never worked with students who have special needs. They may have a huge heart for children, but they just don’t have a background in what to do when behaviors occur. Often the classroom […]

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How to Get Your Students with Special Needs a Friend in About a Minute!

I love scrolling down my Facebook page, because my friends post some of the most interesting things! Sometimes I laugh out loud, sometimes I smile and sometimes I get emotional at the posts. Recently I saw this one and it struck a note with me…. in a great way. We’ve been focusing on Social/Emotional health in our school district. Do you know the top reason that students are bullied? It’s […]

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More FREE Visuals for Writing Sentences, Yoga, Behavior and MORE!

Last week I showed you some really nice visuals for older students and this week I wanted to show you some awesome visuals for younger students. They are both from the same website and are often updated with NEW FREE visuals! Take a look! This week I was consulting with my daughter, Sarah’s architect and design firm on a sensory room for a Chicago high school. Her company has been […]

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Some FREE Visual Supports for Older Students with Special Needs!

If you are like me, it’s a rare thing to come across materials, apps, visuals for older students. It can be frustrating because then you are forced to come up with your own stuff, modify things you find for general education or resort to using pictures that look babyish….which by the way, I HATE. In the visuals you are about to see, I would even change the personal space pictures […]

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