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Posts Made By: busybeing
Board: Special Education 01-07-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By busybeing
Beside myself...

More of a vent than anything, but I basically haven't stopped crying all afternoon.

I overheard some nasty gossip about me today at lunch. How do I know it was about me? Well, I NEVER eat my...
Board: Special Education 11-12-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By busybeing
When the parent is in denial

I work with students with mainly moderate disabilities, in a subseparate program. I have one student who I feel has been misplaced in my program, however, the parents were adamant that she not be...
Board: Special Education 11-12-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By busybeing
Hi - I struggle with this as well. Are your...

Hi - I struggle with this as well. Are your students higher functioning and reading higher level texts ? If so, I just started annotating with my students.... having them write a brief summary on a...
Board: Special Education 10-24-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By busybeing
Great Leaps and Math Fact automaticity

Hello -

Last year I taught third grade and spent a lot of time with my students on multiplication and division strategies. Only a few of my students remember these strategies from last year and...
Board: Special Education 10-01-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By busybeing
That's a great idea, thank you!

That's a great idea, thank you!
Board: Special Education 10-01-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By busybeing
Reading Comprehension Strategies

Hello -

I teach in a self-contained classroom. Three of my students are decoding on grade level but have little to no comprehension. They also struggle with expressive language. I am having a...
Board: Special Education 09-18-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By busybeing
I teach a similar population, slightly younger...

I teach a similar population, slightly younger (4th grade). I love HedBanz (for expressive language and vocabulary), What Should You Do - A Game of Consequences (Lakeshore or Amazon), as well as...
Board: Special Education 09-18-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By busybeing
Totally agree with what everyone else is saying,...

Totally agree with what everyone else is saying, but have you also thought to approach your special ed director?

Don't get me wrong, you certainly don't want to jump rank and complain to...
Board: Special Education 09-11-2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By busybeing
I'm sorry to hear that Haley :( Yes, that sounds...

I'm sorry to hear that Haley :( Yes, that sounds similar to my para. She's fine if I give her a script, but if I ask her to teach a skill a certain way, she'll do her own thing.

I'm thinking I...
Board: Special Education 09-10-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By busybeing
Best use of paras

Hello -

My students get 90 minutes of ELA each day. Last year, I had three groups - one with me doing Orton Gillingham instruction, one with my para using a scripted comprehension program, and...
Board: Special Education 05-30-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By busybeing
I'd go straight to my union. You're the teacher,...

I'd go straight to my union. You're the teacher, he's the para, his literal job is take direction from YOU and he's not doing it. He's not a co-teacher and doesn't have autonomy over his schedule. ...
Board: Special Education 04-12-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By busybeing
Okay thanks!

Okay thanks!
Board: Special Education 04-12-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By busybeing
Visualizing and Verbalizing

Hello - I have a student who is decoding on grade level but has weaknesses in comprehension. I am looking into taking the PD for visualizing and verbalizing. I see there is also a kit (for $500!). ...
Board: Special Education 03-14-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By busybeing
You mentioned Google docs - are you a Google...

You mentioned Google docs - are you a Google based district? Could you set up a Google Classroom with each gen. ed teacher? I have a Google Classroom for myself and the teachers I work with.... I...
Board: Special Education 03-14-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By busybeing
Funny, so I'm a career changer and initially...

Funny, so I'm a career changer and initially wanted to be a reading specialist. In my state, you have to have either a gen ed or sped cert and have taught for at least five years before you can be...
Board: Special Education 03-14-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By busybeing
How many of your students have advocates?

Just curious... I've posted about this before, but I have a student with a very active, demanding advocate. I've been asking myself "is it June yet?" since the second week of school and I've NEVER...
Board: Special Education 03-14-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By busybeing
I'm sorry you're experiencing this. I only have...

I'm sorry you're experiencing this. I only have one grade level and my kids push in for science and social studies so I know this is a little bit different, but...

Have you thought of providing...
Board: Special Education 03-14-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By busybeing
No way! I have a para who oversteps too.. this...

No way! I have a para who oversteps too.. this is a great opportunity to set some boundaries here and reinforce that her role is of support personnel and not as a second teacher.

Good luck!
Board: Special Education 02-27-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By busybeing
The tutor is just focusing on homework help right...

The tutor is just focusing on homework help right now, but I will be providing her with some GOs and math games based on your suggestion.
Board: Special Education 02-25-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By busybeing
Thanks for the suggestions... we are just...

Thanks for the suggestions... we are just learning multiplication facts ... I'm wondering if providing mom with Candyland cards with the facts would be helpful? You know, so she could play...
Board: Special Education 02-25-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By busybeing
Okay, thank you so it's not just me... I...

Okay, thank you so it's not just me... I completely agree!
Board: Special Education 02-25-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By busybeing
Suggestions for home support

Hello -

Looking for some ideas. I have a student with some very hands-on parents. In addition to getting her a tutor everyday after school for an hour and a half, they also want suggestions as...
Board: Special Education 02-21-2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By busybeing
Hello - What's the gen ed ELA curriculum? ...

Hello -

What's the gen ed ELA curriculum? In my district, they encourage us to use SPIRE or Wilson Fundations for phonics instruction. I have nothing specific for comprehension, so I typically...
Board: Special Education 02-04-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By busybeing
Thanks for your responses! I will try all of...

Thanks for your responses! I will try all of your suggestions!
Board: Special Education 01-28-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By busybeing
Teaching Comprehension

Hello -

I am looking for some suggestions on how to better teach comprehension. I have a third grade student who has no problem decoding, however, she can read a brief paragraph and not know at...



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