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Posts Made By: d0rkablex2
Board: Special Education 05-15-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By d0rkablex2
Our admin told us this in an email today: ...

Our admin told us this in an email today:

Progress Monitoring: for the upcoming progress reports, please use the language below. Remember that data collected before we closed should be reported on...
Board: Special Education 12-07-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By d0rkablex2

Here's what I've been using this year. We just started using norms last year after a 2 day training on how to run a "facilitated" IEP meeting...aka how to hold a meeting when the parents are lawyers....
Board: Special Education 11-02-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By d0rkablex2
something I've seen

I've seen some cute slogans over the years for sped teacher shirts that don't actually SAY they're sped teachers, but I've gotten a giggle out of.

"We do it in the least restrictive environment."...
Board: Special Education 03-09-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By d0rkablex2

Our ESY is 5 weeks long, 4 days a week, 4 hour days. The ESY program is held in the same building as the summer reading camp and the ESL reading camp (which are both essentially summer school but for...
Board: Special Education 12-31-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By d0rkablex2

I don't know about CA because I'm in PA, but I was the K/1 resource teacher at a public school last year and involved in the transition of all of the EI (early intervention)/pre-k students to our...
Board: The VENT 05-21-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By d0rkablex2
me too

A few years ago I was on an extremely toxic and mean girl central team to the point where it was affecting my mental health by the end of the year. The teachers on my team were absolutely hateful and...
Board: BusyBoard 04-29-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By d0rkablex2
Working at Lakeshore

Hi! Has anyone worked at Lakeshore Learning before? I only get paid until the end of June, and my ESY job isn't going to quite cover my bills so I was hired by Lakeshore yesterday as a seasonal...
Board: Special Education 04-25-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By d0rkablex2

He may be too high level for this, but I've been using the Brigance this year and it's been very helpful for data that actually measures skills the child might have, in contrast to Common Core...
Board: Special Education 04-19-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By d0rkablex2
word document

For my first 7 years of teaching, I used a Word document I designed and spent HOURS tweaking and changing each time my caseload/schedule changed (aka 3x a day), but this year I splurged and got an...
Board: BusyBoard 03-08-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 40
Posted By d0rkablex2
too many digraphs...

My 2nd year of teaching I had a girl named Shchckeria!! So many digraphs at the beginning of her name! She broke all the Fundations rules.
Board: The VENT 03-03-2018, 02:56 AM
Replies: 33
Posted By d0rkablex2
my schedule

This is my first year loving my schedule (it's been pretty bad in my previous schools.)

Teacher hours are 8:15-3:45
kids hours are 9:00-3:30 (they can enter the building at 8:45 for breakfast and...
Board: Special Education 03-01-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By d0rkablex2
me too!

Omg....reading this I was thinking the whole time "wait....did someone post on here about my life to try to get advice for me!?" I also have a first grader with cognitive delays that I'm constantly...
Board: Special Education 02-19-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By d0rkablex2

Would you be allowed to buy TpT resources with it? My PTO gave each teacher $150 at the beginning of the year and I spent it all on TpT because I was starting in a new school with a new population....
Board: The VENT 01-31-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By d0rkablex2
I had a feeling ILC didn't exist elsewhere, and I...

I had a feeling ILC didn't exist elsewhere, and I was right...I clicked on your profile and you're in Delaware! I taught in an ILC program for 2 years in DE and this sounds fairly familiar to me....
Board: Special Education 09-21-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By d0rkablex2

-Protocols/procedures in place in the school/program already for when a child goes into crisis or becomes unsafe to himself or others

-inclusion/integration- do the kids "push in" to general...
Board: The Job Search 08-17-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By d0rkablex2

The reading specialist job district called my supervisor from my last school 3 times (meaning they must have been very interested) but I don't think she actually ever called them back (we left...
Board: Special Education 08-13-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By d0rkablex2
I tried to use it for a year, but it got too...

I tried to use it for a year, but it got too frustrating for me as a sped teacher. I taught a million groups a day (or it felt like it...) and I like to break down my groups into sections in my...
Board: The Job Search 08-10-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By d0rkablex2
Thanks everyone! It's very weird. I don't know...

Thanks everyone!
It's very weird. I don't know what to make of that. On another interview note (I had FOUR interviews this week...3 of which were today. I am exhausted.) an interview I had on...
Board: The Job Search 08-10-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By d0rkablex2
2nd Interview - 5 Minutes??

I had an interview for a position this morning with two principals (from two different elementary schools within a district) and a third administrator who didn't give me her title. It went well and I...
Board: Special Education 08-10-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By d0rkablex2

Put her in contact with a parent advocate, preferably a bilingual one. Just having an advocate (or throwing around the word advocate...) show up at a meeting with mom will make the school know that...
Board: Special Education 02-12-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By d0rkablex2
what I've used

I had 2 of these in my classroom last year. They weren't super sound absorbent, but they did block out some sound and provided a visual/physical barrier between groups. I had one wrapped around the...
Board: Special Education 01-06-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By d0rkablex2

I don't know what level of technology you have available in your classroom, but my friend teaches 2nd grade and he regularly will make videos of how to do independent activities/centers and leaves...
Board: Special Education 12-03-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By d0rkablex2
found on TpT

I'm attaching something I found for free on TpT last year that I used with my autism classroom. It starts out as a model with worksheets, but then you can use the wording from it as cues when they're...
Board: Special Education 09-05-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By d0rkablex2
I taught K-3rd EBD for three years and it was SO...

I taught K-3rd EBD for three years and it was SO hard to get them to do anything independently! One thing I did during my most challenging year was create work choice boards for my kids. For each...
Board: Special Education 09-02-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By d0rkablex2
smartboard exchange

Smartboard Exchange is probably what the PP is referencing. It's a free website teachers upload Smartboard files to. I frequently mix and match pages from a few different files on there into one file...

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