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Posts Made By: veronicaj
Board: Resource Teacher 12-01-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By veronicaj
a day in the life of a resource teacher

I would suggest you ask teachers who are teaching in your area this question. I have always taught in Oregon and always resource. My job duties have only varied slightly, but I've always been in...
Board: Resource Teacher 12-01-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By veronicaj
goal data collection

lak87

I think it probably varies depending on how intense the goals are and such. I teach in a resource room and have two assistants. What works for me is to print up a word doc for each goal...
Board: Resource Teacher 04-28-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By veronicaj
slowing them down

Here is one strategy I use:
You must read the passage (or each paragraph or page) with X or less errors. Not taking a breath at a period is an error. If more than X errors are made we stop reading...
Board: Resource Teacher 04-28-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By veronicaj
Math Curriculum

Amanda,

I mostly use Connecting Math Concepts with my special education students. Connecting Math Concepts is from SRA and is a direct instruction program. This curriculum is good for kids...
Board: Resource Teacher 02-05-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By veronicaj
Cmc

I use Connecting Math Concepts and I really like it. I am not sure about using it with 1st graders with LD. I use levels A-C for students in 2nd-5th grade.

I have some of my 2nd graders using...
Board: Special Education 06-20-2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By veronicaj
My 2 cents

Hi all. These postings made me sad. I am not a behavior room teacher, so my pov is different. I am an ERC teacher and I am on my third school district. That's right. I quit two other job until I...
Board: Resource Teacher 04-14-2008, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By veronicaj
Scheduling

Dear Thing,
Scheduling is HARD! I have been doing this for 9 years now and it doesn't get any easier, in fact this year it was harder. I will tell you how I schedule and maybe you can use some of...
Board: Special Education 10-26-2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By veronicaj
reply to fiver

The testing clause is awful. The state says passing means they are at grade level, but we had a student who had been in the country 2 weeks pass the reading test a couple of years ago! The...
Board: Special Education 10-25-2007, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By veronicaj
Other (n/a) New LD criteria?

My school district just revealed to staff the new elgibility criteria for LD in Oregon. Most everyone is appalled! I am wondering if other states are doing this -- or what the criteria might be in...
Board: Special Education 10-18-2007, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By veronicaj
YES!! Let's be pals

JMonaco,
You can email me at:
vstewart@bctonline.com
Board: Special Education 10-17-2007, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By veronicaj
Reading help

Hi all --
I am writing to ask for some advice. I have a 3rd grade student who has made minimal progress in the almost 3 years I have worked with him. He is quite low, although he has made some...
Board: Special Education 10-15-2007, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By veronicaj
spelling/ pics

I just wanted to tag onto Ravens post. I tried a picture approach where we made 2 sided flash cards. One side had the picture and the word. The other side had the picture and blanks for the...
Board: Special Education 10-14-2007, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By veronicaj
tantrums

I suggest you determine what the function of the behavior is -- from your email it sounds like it might be a reaction to transitions or maybe a way to avoid certain people or activities. Once you...
Board: Special Education 10-14-2007, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By veronicaj
Teaching reading

Thing 1,

I have taught elementary resource for 8 years (I am starting year 9 now). For most kids I use Reading Mastery. Another comparable program (made by the same company) is Horizons. Also...
Board: Special Education 10-09-2007, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By veronicaj
Do you think?

Queenlu,

I feel that I need kids who are the same approximate age as my kids. They are 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Most of them are developmentally similar to their peers, though some are rather...
Board: Special Education 10-09-2007, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By veronicaj
thanks for the support

Thank you. I continue to feel frustrated at work, but am happy to have the support of other professionals.

I was asked what type of position I have -- I work in an elementary resource room. I...
Board: Special Education 10-08-2007, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By veronicaj
Burned out, but . . .

I am feeling as though I hate my job -- and it is October. It isn't abnormal for me to feel frustrated and question my commitment to SPED, but that doesn't usually happen until May or so. Things...
Board: Special Education 10-04-2007, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By veronicaj
Suggestions for your fidgety one

Kaidee,
As many others I am concerned your student isn't going to learn the science curriculum he needs. However, I will focus my post on ideas that might help you and the student.

Some students...
Board: Special Education 09-18-2007, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By veronicaj
ERC looking for Pen Pals

Hi all,
I work in an elementary ERC in Portland, Oregon. I would like to find someone in a similar job who works elsewhere in the country to match up with for pen pals. Ideally you would work in a...
Board: Special Education 04-02-2007, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By veronicaj
Math programs

First off -- I agree with the other folks that TouchMath is great. I generally use it WITH other curriculum.
For my very low students who need a lot of repetition I like to use Distar Arithmetic I...
Board: Special Education 03-21-2007, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By veronicaj
non verbal idea

What about Edmark reading? This might be a little advanced based on what you need to teach, but its a good program and you can use it without the student speaking at all. Response is pointing or...
Board: Special Education 03-21-2007, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By veronicaj
Reading fluency

I would recommend the program "great leaps reading." The program has three components -- sounds, word phrases, and stories. The student is times as he or she reads each component. When they pass...
Board: ARCHIVE 03-14-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By veronicaj
To support you . . .

If your supervisor wants to support you maybe he/she could model the appropriate classroom management skills so you could observe and learn? This is meant to be sarcastic, but I think it is worth...
Board: Special Education 03-14-2007, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By veronicaj
Pen Pals

I am sorry to say that I have already paired up with a teacher for pen pals. Maybe next school year?
Board: Special Education 02-15-2007, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By veronicaj
pictoral schedule idea

Check with your speech language pathologist -- they probably have a program called Boardmaker. This program is used to make visual schedules, visual communication systems, and other items with...



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