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Posts Made By: catandturtle
Board: Special Education 09-30-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By catandturtle
My biggest group is 6

My biggest group is 6
Board: The VENT 09-30-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By catandturtle
A similar thing happened to a friend of mine....

A similar thing happened to a friend of mine. GREAT special ed teacher. On top of everything, had great control of kids who were considered very difficult. However she had a brusque personality and...
Board: Special Education 05-26-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By catandturtle
Teachers-what is your role in the IEP meeting?

We found out yesterday that our district is planning some very big changes for sped next year. First let me lay out what the IEP process looks like now:

Diagnosticians and/or ARD facilitators...
Board: The VENT 05-22-2018, 01:33 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By catandturtle
Can you teach summer school in your new district?

Can you teach summer school in your new district?
Board: The VENT 05-20-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By catandturtle
Iím also really sick of hearing my name. I swear...

Iím also really sick of hearing my name. I swear the second I walk into the room I have kids flocking to me saying my name.

This is our last full week of school!!!!!!
Next week we have 2 1/2...
Board: The VENT 05-16-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By catandturtle
When theyíve asked Iíve just said I donít know-I...

When theyíve asked Iíve just said I donít know-I go where they need me. Which is kind of true, Iíve been transferred twice in this district to wherever theyíve needed me.

I am going back to...
Board: The VENT 05-15-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By catandturtle
When should I tell the kids Iím not coming back?

I was forcibly transferred from elementary to teach middle school life skills at the beginning of November. I obviously never told my kids that I was made to teach them rather than choosing to. The...
Board: The VENT 05-14-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By catandturtle
We have our state testing this week (for FOUR...

We have our state testing this week (for FOUR days) and next week is the last full week of school! We come back after Memorial Day for 2 1/2 days (donít get me started on that).

I LOATHE these...
Board: The VENT 04-28-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By catandturtle
At our school, only a select few people have...

At our school, only a select few people have school wide emailing privileges.
Board: The VENT 04-25-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By catandturtle
I find it amazing that anyone would be mad enough...

I find it amazing that anyone would be mad enough to go to admin about this. I would be mad at the kid for lying.
Board: The VENT 04-25-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By catandturtle
Oh good lord. I could never work at a school with...

Oh good lord. I could never work at a school with a bunch of uptight parents and kids. I will happily stay in the inner city forever.

I hope you responded that you didnít say those things.
Board: The VENT 04-24-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By catandturtle
I took it from OPs name she is a literacy coach...

I took it from OPs name she is a literacy coach so thatís why sheís making suggestions and worrying about the teacher.

I would say just document exactly what you discussed and itís up to her to...
Board: The VENT 04-21-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By catandturtle
Aggieswife

Yup. The anti striking statute is in place so that the legislators arenít inconvenienced. They donít care about the kids in school. Ha.

Striking works because people are quicker to act if they are...
Board: Special Education 04-21-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By catandturtle
Itís so strange to me that in other places...

Itís so strange to me that in other places teachers do evaluations and observations. Here, the diags, LSSPs, speech paths, behavior specialists are the only ones who do that. And they do not get...
Board: The VENT 04-21-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By catandturtle
No real unions in Texas. We have professional...

No real unions in Texas. We have professional organizations but they canít do much.

I have the cheapest (highest deductible) plan, itís like $120 a month. Iím not sure what the deductible is...
Board: The VENT 04-04-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By catandturtle
Praying. I would say just donít stress about it...

Praying. I would say just donít stress about it but Iím the same way.
Board: Special Education 04-01-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By catandturtle
NO. I have also been a para and would never...

NO.

I have also been a para and would never have asked to attend.

The only time we have a para attend is when she serves as interpretor.
Board: Special Education 04-01-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By catandturtle
Iíve had sped students for three years and...

Iíve had sped students for three years and thankfully never had an advocate. I had never heard of one on our campus til this year. Thank God itís not one of mine. Theyíve had a horrible time the...
Board: Special Education 04-01-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By catandturtle
I agree he needs an IEP and evaluation now....

I agree he needs an IEP and evaluation now. Doctors note should easily qualify him as ED. In my district we have a spectrum of services for ED, from totally mainstream with accommodations, to...
Board: Special Education 04-01-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By catandturtle
We HAVE to have one general ed teacher present...

We HAVE to have one general ed teacher present and in my district they have the policy that it MUST be a teacher that the child sees, as in, the teachers name must be on the child’s report card. It...
Board: Special Education 04-01-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By catandturtle
Itís so interesting to hear the different...

Itís so interesting to hear the different perspectives. I did sped resource in a low income elementary last year where almost all kids were below level in everything. A kid who was ďonlyĒ a year...
Board: BusyBoard 03-08-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 40
 
Posted By catandturtle
Chardonnay (sister was Alize) Baby Boy ...

Chardonnay (sister was Alize)
Baby Boy
ImíUnique
Denym (pronounced denim)
Blessin
Damonney

Iíll post more if I can remember
Board: The VENT 03-06-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By catandturtle
All the students in her group have been tested...

All the students in her group have been tested and qualify for services but not all have IEPs? If they qualify for services they should have an IEP.

Sounds to me like they have removed a student...
Board: Special Education 03-05-2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By catandturtle
I donít supplement much. A couple of times a week...

I donít supplement much. A couple of times a week I might print some worksheets from online for math or reading practice. I also have some really high students but I never use district curriculum....
Board: The VENT 03-03-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By catandturtle
Yup, until mom is inconvenienced, she wonít be...

Yup, until mom is inconvenienced, she wonít be motivated to help her kid. If she doesnít want services, he should be suspended ALL the time. I sympathize with you because i came from a school just...



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