Do you remember my mantra, “if you have to tell, tell, tell you need to show, show, show”? There are hundreds of ways you can apply this if you just take a moment to think about your daily dilemmas. Here are some examples we use all the time: take a photo of where you want things to go, write out the steps or take pictures of the steps you want someone to follow, put tape on the floor where you want someone to stay or stay out of, put an X on a spot you want someone to stand, or use tape at the lunch table so kids know where another’s personal space is. If you just take a moment to think about it, I’m sure you can come up with your own creative ways to make your life easier via visual supports!
Today’s video is a prime example of using this philosophy that demonstrates one solution for a minor problem that many teachers of both young general education students and students of many ages who have special needs.
Check out this fun, easy solution to help kids get the shoe on the right foot! It’s one of those solutions that you immediately say, “Now why didn’t I think of that?”
Take a look!
As the school year begins to wind down, some of you will be changing jobs, retiring, taking a break for family reasons. That means your e-mail address will be changing either to another job’s e-mail address or to your home e-mail.
I am hoping that you want to stay connected!!!
So….if you’re going to be at home, sign up again for Behavior Communicates using your home e-mail address.
If you’re changing jobs, please do the same and sign up again with your new work e-mail address!!!
We don’t want to lose you and you don’t want to miss out on all the latest, greatest stuff I’ve got coming your way!
This request is on my mind because I am changing jobs starting in August!!! I will be working for an incredible school corporation, Westfield Schools as a District Consultant. I will be doing many of the same things I’ve done in my current position with the Hamilton Boone Madison Special Services Cooperative. I will continue to do professional development, consultations, and coaching special education classrooms, but I will also be involved with some other things like being the PAR for case conferences, reviewing curriculum and helping out with programming for Extended School Year services. Many hats and much excitement for me in this new position!!! I couldn’t have asked for a warmer welcome than I’m already getting from staff and administration!!! One of my new bosses already has my name on the door of my future office and so many people have told me how excited they are for me to start! I am blessed!!!
On one more personal note and celebration that I couldn’t resist sharing with you, our daughter, Sarah, just graduated from Indiana University!! She received an outstanding senior award and high honors in her major and already has her first job waiting for her!!! Our three other children traveled from Brooklyn, NY, Columbus, OH and Milwaukee, WI just to be there for this momentous occasion. The fact that it was also Mother’s Day week-end made it super special for me! I can now say I’m four for four with college graduates with one still in graduate school. Pretty good feeling, I’m just saying! 🙂
Now I’d love to hear from you!!! What creative ways have you used visuals to make your life easier? I know others would love to hear too!
Stay connected with us….much more great stuff to come!!!
You take care and I’ll see you next time!