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Posts Made By: mrsh66
Board: BusyBoard 11-06-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By mrsh66
Formative Assessment: What does it mean?

I've heard so many definitions. I've got my own opinion but I'm curious to hear what that means and looks like across the country?

I'm so tired of over testing and feel like this could be huge in...
Board: BusyBoard 11-06-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By mrsh66
I've been using MasteryConnect. Data collection...

I've been using MasteryConnect. Data collection takes so much time. If you're not looking for assessments, you're creating your own. And once you've done that you still have to grade and break down...
Board: Special Education 11-09-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mrsh66
I would first look at language issues. Often...

I would first look at language issues. Often times teachers don't realize that speech/language pathologists don't just support kids with speech or articulation issues but language. If a child is...
Board: BusyBoard 10-23-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By mrsh66
2nd Job

Quite often I reflect on the fact that I hate what I get paid. However, I love what I do... So what would you pick as a 2nd job? I don't want to tutor or do retail. I would consider a career change...
Board: Special Education 10-02-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By mrsh66
Share your concerns. Ask to see the drafted IEP...

Share your concerns. Ask to see the drafted IEP before the meeting and go in with goals of your own. You mentioned that you would like to see her be able to do mental addition. Based on her cognitive...
Board: Special Education 09-11-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mrsh66
Holy Cow! That is a lot of kinders! It sounds...

Holy Cow! That is a lot of kinders! It sounds like you've got a lot of great things going. The other thing I would do is increase reinforcement for desired behaviors. Just working on simple...
Board: Special Education 09-03-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By mrsh66
I've always had the kids stay in there room the...

I've always had the kids stay in there room the first week, I start the second week. This gives them time to get acclimated to their class, teacher, ect.
Board: Special Education 08-31-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By mrsh66
If she did K last year and you need to move her...

If she did K last year and you need to move her to 1st I would tell her she had great rapport with the previous group and you want to keep it going. If thats not the case, keep it short and sweet....
Board: Special Education 08-31-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By mrsh66
I make my lessons based on the group I'm...

I make my lessons based on the group I'm teaching. For example, my 6th graders might be working on ratios. My plans will include that lesson but I'll also have a 5 min review that hits their goals. ...
Board: Special Education 08-31-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 45
 
Posted By mrsh66
I love that my kids feel like they have a safe...

I love that my kids feel like they have a safe place to learn and feel successful! Keeping my kids for several years in a row helps build great relationships with them. My kids are quirky, unique and...
Board: Special Education 08-25-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mrsh66
Who's had kids?

I realize there is a TTC board but I think teaching in spec ed is a different game compared to other areas. My husband and I are starting to plan our family and part of me is really excited. I love...
Board: Special Education 08-23-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mrsh66
A lot of what you're describing sounds language...

A lot of what you're describing sounds language based. Was she evaluated for Language services as well?
Board: Special Education 08-21-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By mrsh66
Read the info from the placement coordinator...

Read the info from the placement coordinator carefully. I know I'm guilty of reading through things quickly and it can be easy to miss things. What types of lesson plans need to be prepared? How soon...
Board: Special Education 08-21-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By mrsh66
Centers! These have saved my life. The first week...

Centers! These have saved my life. The first week we practice playing games, following behavior expectations to the point that I can spend a couple weeks after that knocking out all of my...
Board: Special Education 08-19-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By mrsh66
Start with what your district uses. Once you get...

Start with what your district uses. Once you get that back you might need to do some informal testing to identify more specific needs.
Board: Special Education 08-11-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By mrsh66
What grades have you been using it with? Can you...

What grades have you been using it with? Can you tell me what you liked about it?
Board: Special Education 07-28-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mrsh66
It looks like you've got a great start. I would...

It looks like you've got a great start. I would also add something for the parents. I send home a letter explaining how the program works to meet the students needs, behavior expectations and how...
Board: Special Education 07-22-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By mrsh66
I don't have a direct answer but you might be...

I don't have a direct answer but you might be able to look through these blogs for some help.

http://www.teachingblogaddict.com/2011/08/special-education-blogs.html
Board: Special Education 07-22-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By mrsh66
Reading Program

What are you using? What do you love?

I'm looking for recommendations for all age groups. K-3 and 4-6

We had been using Corrective Reading but I was frustrated with it because I have to pull...
Board: Special Education 07-21-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mrsh66
I also have to echo the importance of routines...

I also have to echo the importance of routines and procedures. I think these play a bigger part in my classroom management than rules or reinforcers. Depending on the age group we will review and...
Board: Special Education 06-12-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mrsh66
I hate getting a sub :(

I'm am pretty detailed and like to even email everything in advance for a couple reasons. If they are thrown by my plans they probably don't want the job. I know my kids are quirky and that is what I...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 06-05-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mrsh66
That site is great! Thanks for sharing!

That site is great! Thanks for sharing!
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 06-04-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mrsh66
Do you math your own math tests?

If so, what program do you use? I want to make pre/post assessments for certain skills and I'm trying to find the easiest program to add equations.
Board: Special Education 03-31-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mrsh66
http://www.gophonics.com/tools.htm This was...

http://www.gophonics.com/tools.htm

This was by far one of the best purchases I ever made. The kit includes games for so many sound patterns. It's well worth the money. The other thing I would...
Board: Special Education 03-25-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By mrsh66
I would first get rid of the reference to Read...

I would first get rid of the reference to Read Naturally. You should never include a programs name because if the student moves the next school will not be able to honor the agreed upon goal.

You...



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