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Posts Made By: newbie17
Board: Special Education 09-18-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By newbie17
Many Variables

I'm a 4th grade resource teacher that does pull out for all my kids, but a couple years ago I did teach a cotaught section of literacy. I had an absolute blast and my coteacher and I ended up with...
Board: The VENT 09-05-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By newbie17
Depends

I don't pull during the first week or the last week of school. The first week they need to adjust to the new year and learn the new procedures. The last week they are participating in activities with...
Board: The VENT 07-24-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By newbie17
I was told by 2 students that one of their...

I was told by 2 students that one of their specials teachers cussed in class...apparently she'd dropped the f bomb. I asked them if it was possible they hadn't heard her correctly but they both...
Board: The VENT 07-23-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By newbie17
Seems like a lot of mixed answers. I'm guessing a...

Seems like a lot of mixed answers. I'm guessing a lot depends on school climate and probably location. What surprised me was when she did interview me for an in building job we discussed if I'd work...
Board: The VENT 07-22-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By newbie17
To tell or not?

It's no secret around my school that I want to teach in the regular classroom as opposed to the resource room I'm currently in. When my new P came to us I was upfront with her about this, I applied...
Board: The VENT 07-19-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By newbie17
Thanks everyone for listening. I wouldn't leave...

Thanks everyone for listening. I wouldn't leave without something else lined up (either in education or not) but I have considered a leave of absence for the year.


Traveling far, you're...
Board: The VENT 07-17-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By newbie17
Respect

Guys I'm so sad. I had an awful year last year due to out of control behavior, having several of "those" parents and a complete overhaul of admin both in my school and in the special ed department....
Board: The VENT 06-08-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By newbie17
Some subs

Oh I feel you! I refused to let a sub come back to my room last year after he did the same thing. I left for a half day so I met him and personally handed him my sub notes. The notes were about 5...
Board: Special Education 05-18-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By newbie17
I got a referral in early May and our last day is...

I got a referral in early May and our last day is the 24th. I told the gen ed teacher the meeting would have to happen in the summer and she said she was fine that. Apparently it's happening a lot in...
Board: Special Education 04-14-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By newbie17
I understand

I completely see what you are saying kinder. As a resource teacher I know what you mean. At the start of the year I had a student that spent over 900 minutes per week with me. I've had another one...
Board: Special Education 04-14-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By newbie17
Accommodation/Modification

Hello my wonderful sped comrades!! I'm gearing up for annual review season...I have 5 in the 3 days we have school this week. Yay! ;)



Here's my question...I have a very disorganized student...
Board: The VENT 04-04-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By newbie17
You all make very good points. About halfway...

You all make very good points. About halfway through the year, I had a feeling I might end up in this situation, not because I'm some kind of wonderful teacher, but because I know how to handle...
Board: The VENT 04-02-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By newbie17
So Frustrated!

Grrrr! I'm so annoyed with my admins right now. I'm an elementary resource sped teacher that desperately wants out of special ed. I just can't handle the stress and the pressure that comes with it....
Board: Special Education 03-30-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By newbie17
I can relate

Wow I could have written this exact post! I have one that is self contained in my resource room we spend all day together. All. Day. Every. Single. Day. Mine also has an aide and this aide is a gift...
Board: The VENT 02-23-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By newbie17
Ugh

I completely agree!! I just had a parent stop me recently in a social situation to tell me she was planning on going to the principal about a situation with her kid. I asked if she'd talked to her...
Board: Special Education 02-19-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By newbie17
Like PDX, my district doesn't keep a physical...

Like PDX, my district doesn't keep a physical record in the IEP. When I did inclusion, attendance was on the gen ed teacher as the students were on her roster.


The only time I ever worried...
Board: The VENT 02-18-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By newbie17
So many replies!!

Goodness!! This is definitely a hot topic! I'm going to try to get to everyone so this will turn into a small novel. Too bad we can't reply individually like on Facebook...can we suggest that to...
Board: The VENT 02-16-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By newbie17
Polarization in education

So at first glance this might look like something for the Special Education board but I'm looking for input from both sped and gen ed so here I am!!


I'm a resource sped teacher that works with...
Board: Special Education 02-16-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By newbie17
Tips for inclusion

I did inclusion last year. I co-taught in literacy and it was wonderful! Here are some tips...
1. Get to know and build a good relationship with your coteacher. 2. You and your coteacher are...
Board: Special Education 02-03-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By newbie17
I teach elementary resource. I have 25 on my...

I teach elementary resource. I have 25 on my caseload and I'm allowed 25, so I'm maxed out. Not that it matters because I'll end up with more. :rolleyes: If the district wanted my kids to actually...
Board: The VENT 02-03-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By newbie17
Unfortunately no, it does not mean there's no...

Unfortunately no, it does not mean there's no chance of getting a new student added. Last year I was 3 over my max because they can write a waiver (or some such nonsense) to allow it.
Board: The VENT 02-01-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By newbie17
Might be over-Update

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone that commented on my last post. I was definitely in a very bad place but things have somewhat improved in the last several weeks.


I did decide to get on...
Board: The VENT 01-26-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By newbie17
Think long and hard!

Look for my post called "Might be over" and read that for some insight.


That being said I'll lay out a few of the pros and cons of being an elementary sped teacher...


Pros:
-No homeroom so...
Board: Special Education 01-14-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By newbie17
Outcome?

Just curious, what ever happened with this situation?
Board: The VENT 01-14-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By newbie17
ellenroo, It definitely sounds like you need to...

ellenroo,
It definitely sounds like you need to get out! If I had a husband I wouldn't be teaching anymore. I'd go work at Micheal's or Barnes and Noble or wait tables!! If you have his support...



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