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Posts Made By: hopey_glass
Board: Resource Teacher 12-13-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By hopey_glass
lovingsped - the resource teacher at my school...

lovingsped - the resource teacher at my school has about 4 planning periods and less than double my caseload. There is no push-in and it is all done in small groups per grade.
My district is...
Board: Special Education 12-12-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By hopey_glass
They are probably embarrassed to thank you as you...

They are probably embarrassed to thank you as you did their job for them. And they don't want to recognize you because everyone would automatically realize that....but the other teachers can see it....
Board: Special Education 12-12-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By hopey_glass
Wow speeder1 you are really being abused IMO. I...

Wow speeder1 you are really being abused IMO. I can't complain compared to your workload.
Board: The Job Search 12-07-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By hopey_glass
Happens a lot

Are you applying in a rural district? This especially happens in rural districts but not limited to them. Often job are 'filled' beforehand and they just go through the formalities because legally...
Board: The Job Search 12-07-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By hopey_glass
That was my last year

kahlua - That sounds similar to my last year. Disgruntled and very angry teacher who literally stripped the room bare including things that were not hers but school property. No data on students...
Board: Special Education 12-07-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By hopey_glass
Haley23 - we have no problem finding paras in my...

Haley23 - we have no problem finding paras in my district and our district cut our paras way back due to state cuts. It is very bad because those with connections still have jobs while we lost many...
Board: Special Education 12-07-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By hopey_glass
Waivers

spedder1 thanks. I'm sure my district gets a waiver for my class. I agree with you that managing adults is a lot of work. In my rural district, paraprofessionals are often chosen due to family...
Board: Special Education 12-06-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By hopey_glass
Self-contained headcount

Wondering about others and their self-contained headcount. I have 14 - K-5 every grade. I have 1 TA and a 1:1. My kids are everywhere from intellectual disability moderate to those I am...
Board: Special Education 12-04-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By hopey_glass
Eval/Reeval

If it isn't in the IEP, I've had to look in the eval/reeval where it will go over what area the SLD is in.
Board: The Job Search 12-04-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By hopey_glass
Change mid year

Am I a terrible person for considering changing schools/districts mid-year? A few positions have come up in my area (special education) and they have advantages over my current position. My commute...
Board: The VENT 11-29-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By hopey_glass
Spot on

The article is so right! The guy who kept commenting 'from the private sector' made me laugh. I spent years in the corporate world before becoming a teacher and can tell you that working in a...
Board: Special Education 11-24-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By hopey_glass
Thanks to all of you

It helps to know someone has been there before. I hope to go forward and make the rest of the year better.
Board: Special Education 11-22-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By hopey_glass
Feeling discouraged and mad at myself

I know I have not done a good job for my students so far this year. I have had such a difficult time organizing my classroom. I have K-5 and it seems that every student is on such a different...
Board: Special Education 11-16-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By hopey_glass
P no help

P does not care about our EC classroom. He wants the parents to be happy and that is it. He even left an IEP meeting to deal with a gen ed issue but won't take my kids if I refer them to the...
Board: Special Education 11-14-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By hopey_glass
EC Process

Do you have a process where a student has to go through documented interventions in the general classroom by the general education teacher and also the student support team before a student is put on...
Board: Special Education 11-12-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By hopey_glass
Extended content stds

Are they on the extended content standards?
Board: Special Education 11-11-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By hopey_glass
What I do

I have a student somewhat like yours. He has tried crying, putting his head down, refusing to do work, throwing paper across the room:
Things that have worked with him:
- Tell him straight out...
Board: Special Education 11-10-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By hopey_glass
More on behavior issue

I wrote previously about parents making excuses for their kid's behavior and my P not backing me up. Well since that time with the P not backing me up and parents making excuses, kid's behavior has...
Board: Special Education 11-09-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By hopey_glass
Subs

My class has always had to have a sub. Resource does not - the classes are cancelled. We are lucky to have good subs at our school and the same ones come to the room year after year so they get to...
Board: Special Education 11-08-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By hopey_glass
Good one

spedder1: You sound like such a good teacher. I hope you are retiring b/c you want to and not b/c the teaching profession has changed so much - more demands than ever, less respect, etc....
Board: Special Education 11-08-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By hopey_glass
Thx for the advice

Munchins & pdxteacher:
Thanks for the advice. I will take a day if I can find one w/o read-alouds for tests, reading progress monitoring, special ed meetings, etc - all the stuff you understand...
Board: Special Education 11-08-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By hopey_glass
Great team

spedder1 - sounds like you have a great team. My school is small and I feel isolated as I am self-contained EC and the other EC teacher is resource. Even though I have some kids accessing or...
Board: Special Education 11-08-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By hopey_glass
So frustrated

I wish our district pushed more for inclusion - it has its place.
Board: Special Education 11-08-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By hopey_glass
Health - mental health day

I don't know why but I have a great immune system. I eat too much junk although supplemented with fruits and veggies, don't get enough rest except on weekends, and don't exercise. I'm on the border...
Board: Special Education 11-08-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By hopey_glass
Kiddo

Poor little kid just think what he has been through. I like your attitude, I am lucky to have a SLT that thinks beyond the box. Will the para stay with him?



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