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Posts Made By: newbie17
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...
Board: The VENT 01-13-2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By newbie17
Thank you all!

Thank you all for the replies and advice! I have never felt so understood! It breaks my heart that so many others feel the way I do. I'm going to try and make it through the year, but I will be...
Board: The VENT 01-08-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By newbie17
Might be over

I'm so stressed at my job I just want to finish out the week and not come back. My hair is literally falling out, I'm not sleeping well, and my period has stopped. I had a full blood panel done less...
Board: The VENT 12-30-2018, 01:02 AM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By newbie17
Student Teaching

It's been 8 years since I was a student teacher and I still have mixed feelings about the experience. I had 2 CTs, one for a kindergarten placement and the other in resource special ed. Got off to a...
Board: The VENT 12-08-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By newbie17
Yes to all of these!

Please enforce the rules and don't let a kid off the hook because of a disability. When a kid hits a therapist and the principal the kid should be disciplined, NOT have an empty threat of a phone...
Board: The VENT 12-06-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By newbie17
sped teacher here

As a pull out resource teacher my P has told me to make my schedule and the gen ed teachers can work around it as it's easier for them to work around 2-3 kids per class than it is for me to figure...
Board: The VENT 11-26-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By newbie17
Yay!!

It's a Christmas miracle!!! Lol! Seriously though, that's fantastic. Dealing with the severe behavior all day and then having all of them in one group? There's no way I would have survived this long....
Board: Special Education 11-26-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By newbie17
Meeting went well!!

Well we had the meeting and it went well. My supervisor took the lead and pretty much worded things just like all of you had suggested. At first the parents were definitely overwhelmed by all the...



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