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Posts Made By: teachersue
Board: The VENT 06-14-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By teachersue
I don't understand

How, if you had the 60 day timeline, did you have to test the last week of school? We have several initials that parents requested in May and parents were told the assessment meeting will be held...
Board: The VENT 01-06-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Posted By teachersue
Thanks for reminding me

I have Math tests to grade
Board: The VENT 07-31-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Posted By teachersue
First day for teachers

We will view a partial eclipse. It's a PD day for teachers. First day back of the year. I have already set reminders on my phone. I am stepping out of my training to watch it. I'm sure others will...
Board: Special Education 07-17-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By teachersue
Getting permission

I usually only ask permission to tell why they have an IEP when the student has a diagnosis of Autism or Emotional Disterbance. Some parents have not told their children they have Autism and they are...
Board: Special Education 06-29-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By teachersue
All my students know

I teach middle school -7th and 8th. The first week of each school year, I meet with my students and explain why they have an IEP, what their accommodations are, and give them a copy of their...
Board: Special Education 12-10-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By teachersue
In Middle School

At my middle school there are 2 Ed. specialists. We each have 24 on our caseload, but will probably qualify at least another 4 this year. I teach sped 7/8 math, co teach in a gen Ed math 8 and a gen...
Board: Special Education 12-10-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By teachersue
In middle school

We have the students attend their IEP meetings. Usually these are the first ones they have attended. While we don't ask them about goals, we have them discuss what accommodations are working in class...
Board: The VENT 11-13-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By teachersue
Be careful with "modified" homework

If a child has modified work instead of accommodated, this leads to a certificate of completion and pass/fail grades.mi am surprised that educators on this site would confuse the two words.

Board: The VENT 05-30-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By teachersue
Possible learning issue

Missing 30 days of school will definitely hurt a child's reading ability, but if he has been consistently below since Kindergarten, it sounds like he needs to be assessed for a reading disability....
Board: Special Education 12-13-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By teachersue
Ask the district for help

Does your district have TOSAs (Teachers on special assignment) that can help you? Or is there a district special education program specialist to help you? Both would be good resources to contact for...
Board: Special Education 12-13-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By teachersue
Your new sped admin is an idiot

Is the sped admin for your school or the district? If for your school, you need to contact the district's sped director. If it's for your district, I am very sorry for you.

Collaboration, whether...
Board: The VENT 12-13-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By teachersue
So many things wrong here

In California, ED means emotionally disturbed also. Sounds like your principal is uninformed or uneducated. Either is unacceptable for an administrator.

Your principal needs to be reported not...
Board: Special Education 08-03-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By teachersue

You need to contact your district education specialist - where I teach they are called program specialists. Have him/her meet with you and the principal to hear the principal's concerns and to then...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 08-03-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By teachersue
Incentives for middle school

We give out raffle tickets and the students can "buy" incentives in my co taught LA class. The students like candy of course but also homework passes, being able to eat lunch inside with music or a...
Board: The VENT 09-26-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By teachersue
Can't start in our district without faxed IEP

If a parent comes to register their child and states they have an IEP, the student cannot start until we have a faxed copy of the IEP from the previous school.

Parents can provide a copy, but we...
Board: Special Education 09-13-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By teachersue
If the parents refuse the district's offer of...

If the parents refuse the district's offer of FAPE then the IEP goes into "stay put". If, at the end of the school year, the district's recommendation is the other middle school, and parents refuse...
Board: Special Education 08-17-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By teachersue
I saw the first picture as something different. ...

I saw the first picture as something different.

I related the picture to what happens in my school. If a student has an IEP, the Gen ed teachers give them supports and accommodations even if they...
Board: Special Education 06-30-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By teachersue
Co Taught classes

We had 8 co taught classes this year at our school. The classes had the same number of students as the classes that weren't co taught. 25% to 30% of each class were students with IEPs. We had only...
Board: Special Education 08-29-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By teachersue
Don't attend but provide input

Our IAs (Instructional Assistants) do not attend the IEP meetings, but we do ask for their input. I teach middle school and many of the kids in SPED are in the Gen Ed setting with an IA in the class....
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 08-15-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By teachersue
Power point

I teach SpEd and we have two parent nights a year. We use a power point presentation with each person of the team taking turns explaining specific slides. It works well for us as the slides keep us...
Board: Special Education 07-22-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By teachersue
TeachNFriend, I would also be interested in...


I would also be interested in new suggestions. The attached links didn't have anything new or helpful for me. I have taught Sped for 6 years and am always looking for new ideas for...
Board: The VENT 07-21-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 42
Posted By teachersue
10 days

I'm in Southern CA. In my district we get 10 days total per year. They do roll over. These 10 days can be used anyway - sick, personal, bereavement, etc. - no distinction. No personal days attached...
Board: The VENT 05-01-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By teachersue
Ask for one

I would ask for one now. At least then you would have one in case you are let go. If you don't need it, you can just file it away.
Board: The VENT 03-27-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By teachersue
WOW! I agree with you. We have a student whose...

WOW! I agree with you. We have a student whose mother and father will come to school during the day and expect to be able to talk to the teachers and are upset if they are told the teachers are...
Board: Special Education 01-10-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By teachersue
Not sure what the SpEd comment has to do with...

Not sure what the SpEd comment has to do with this, but at my school, no parent is allowed in the classroom during instruction time. All parents must come through the office and check in first.

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