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MsOwl100 07-17-2018 04:17 PM

Any other Emotional Support Teachers?
I don't normally run across anyone else who does what I do. Are there any more Emotional/Behavioral Support Teachers out there? I'd love some people to bounce ideas off of and to talk to about things. I'd love for there to be a message board for us.

cabrini6285 07-19-2018 12:00 PM

Hey. I have done it for 2 years but grades 2-4. I think their moving me though.

MsOwl100 07-19-2018 12:04 PM

I'm 4th-8th. I'm surprised that they'd be moving you. Not very many people want our jobs.

cabrini6285 07-20-2018 02:26 PM

Me too... I don't want to move and there is no reason to.... but it is what it is.

MsOwl100 07-20-2018 04:41 PM

Where are they moving you?

whatever 07-20-2018 06:08 PM

I teach
the ED/BD in MS/HS at our small school. I also have a small caseload of the very low functioning students with a variety of disabilities.

If I can ask without taking the thread too off track, what curriculum have you all used and liked for the Emotional/Behavioral Support?

cabrini6285 07-21-2018 06:41 AM

4th grade learning support... I have my suspicions that someone wanted my job that they like better.

MsOwl100 07-21-2018 08:11 AM

School provides Skillstreaming for the Adolescent. I'm not a fan. I'm not held to a curriculum and write lessons based on student need.

MsOwl100 07-21-2018 08:12 AM

Hmmm, most people run far away from our jobs.

whatever 07-21-2018 04:51 PM

RE: curriculum

I too am making my own lessons based on student need with some crossover into Life Skills/Social Skills as time permits. It has been okay so far but it feels inadequate... Like I'm just "putting out fires," as the saying goes...

Thanks for the title and review though. That is one more I am at least hearing about. ;)

cabrini6285 07-21-2018 06:12 PM

I did the same... made my own lessons based off of need. Used Julia Cook books but they might be too babyish for your kids.

cabrini6285 07-21-2018 06:14 PM

I know... right? I have been super depressed all day... I hate leaving my kids.

MsOwl100 07-23-2018 03:36 AM

I know. I have mini breakdowns when my kids leave for the high school.

teacher0729 07-30-2018 09:13 AM

I will be teaching 4th and 5th grade SPED this year and most of my students have behavioral needs but only a few have the EBD label on their IEP.

MsOwl100 08-16-2018 03:38 PM

Oh, bless you. My 4th and 5th graders are more work than my older kids. Let me know if you ever want to vent, advise or just talk.

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