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Posts Made By: Monkeyflower
Board: The VENT 06-25-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By Monkeyflower
Have you looked at your contract?

There should be information in the contract about how long meetings can be, and how many per month. Is everyone getting paid for staying late? What does Human Resources say? Are you a member of...
Board: The Job Search 04-29-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By Monkeyflower
My experience

Good morning,

I moved to a new city a couple of years ago, and was on the interviewee side of the table for the first time in years. Back in my old district, I participated in many interview...
Board: The VENT 04-26-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By Monkeyflower
It's getting better

At first it was really hard to focus, which made everything take much longer than it probably should. The lines were getting very blurred with planning and prep, and taking care of the IEP stuff. ...
Board: The VENT 04-25-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Monkeyflower
Standing by...

First of all, I want you to know how much I appreciate the support the para-educators provide. I could not do my job without the support paras provide by running small groups, collecting data, and...
Board: The VENT 04-24-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By Monkeyflower
Fire drills--way too loud.

One of the things that I don't miss about being in the building are the insanely loud fire drills. Have others noticed that a lot more kids are frightened by fire drills than they were in previous...
Board: Special Education 03-13-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By Monkeyflower

Hi Beach 22 and others,

This is my 2nd year in resource after 12 years teaching in an inclusion model program. The inclusion model program had a ratio of one teacher, three paras, and ten students...
Board: Special Education 01-13-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Monkeyflower
my experience with trying to do everything

I moved to a new city and district last school year, and took a job as a resource teacher. (Taught in another sped program with a much smaller caseload in my old district). In my new position, I was...
Board: Special Education 12-08-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Monkeyflower
that's very useful

Thank you, Dorkablex2! That is very helpful. Especially the part about staying on task. I do a similar agenda, but haven't been using the written version.
Board: Special Education 12-06-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By Monkeyflower

Dear All,

Do any of you use norms for IEP meetings? Would you be willing to share them with me? I've taught for many years, and have seldom had rancorous parents, but I have a particularly...
Board: Special Education 10-25-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Monkeyflower
google forms

That's a great idea. I'm not that good at google docs yet, but it's on my list of things I want to learn. Would you be willing to share an example form with me?

thank you!
Board: Special Education 10-20-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Monkeyflower
staffing day

Staffing days would be great! I'd loved to try that if my school were willing. The hardest thing for me is taking the behavior data versus the academic progress monitoring. I always thought that...
Board: Special Education 10-20-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Monkeyflower
thank you

Sounds like a helpful idea to have selected days devoted to data collection.
Board: Special Education 10-20-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Monkeyflower
need advise from resource teachers

Dear All,

Gosh, it's been awhile since I participated here...

I'm an experienced sped teacher who is new to resource. (My old job in my old city had a smaller caseload and generally more...
Board: Special Education 09-13-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Monkeyflower
I have a sneaky feeling that I will be facing

this issue with a new IA this year. A huge issue is that we teachers are not the supervisors of the IAs, and therefore have little authority over them. Worse is that we are expected to make sure...
Board: The VENT 06-06-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Posted By Monkeyflower
Traffic is a quality of life issue for me.

Last year I was displaced because the district ended my program. It was hard for me to reconcile leaving my old school because I had been there for 6 years, and felt at home there. Conversely I...
Board: The VENT 04-25-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 21
Posted By Monkeyflower
funny, I was just thinking about that

There's a child prone to tantrums, tyranny, and allergies to work. He is not on my caseload. He's been on a behavior chart program for several weeks now, and during this time has sprouted wings and...
Board: The VENT 02-16-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 23
Posted By Monkeyflower

One of the children has had lice all year, despite the school buying the treatment for the family and multiple calls home. My hair stylist recommended lavender oil as a lice repellent. I brought a...

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