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Board: BusyBoard 10-16-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By whatever
Amended IEP

Hello~~ Is this teacher his case manager?

Did his school have to amend the IEPs to account for the distance learning? Did they change anything? Did they contact you by phone or email to...
Board: BusyBoard 10-13-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By whatever
I just came on to recommend

that same site. Klarabelle, great minds think alike.

When you do to the word lists, look for the little PPT icon. The ones WITH sound will have a tiny yellow speaker in the corner. The ones...
Board: BusyBoard 10-09-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By whatever
Display settings

I know nothing about Macs, but even on a PC, there are different displays and different settings within Display.

Essentially, your computer recognizes the SB as a second screen. You need to...
Board: The VENT 10-04-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By whatever
We allow them

We have teachers, students, and parents all wearing them. They are popular around town as well. We are small and rural so we appreciate anyone trying to cover with anything.
Board: Special Education 09-22-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By whatever

It is about the money, Honey!! :cool: Not that you didn't know that. They will claim the equity thing, the IEP minutes are Federal law, "they need a routine" and all sorts of excuses. Bottom line is...
Board: BusyBoard 09-13-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By whatever

Yes, sorry I didn't clarify~ Yes, it is to be worn with a mask as well.

Our district offered the face shields in addition to masks.
Board: BusyBoard 09-12-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By whatever
We got this one in our district.

I really like it. All of the SpEd teachers and Speech therapists received them.
Board: Career Decisions 09-10-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By whatever
So many things have changed since then...

Even the names of things. I graduated college a bit before you. I don't remember anything like that either. Then my career took a turn as well and I ended up doing social work for 10 years before...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 08-30-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By whatever
Not ANGRY mobs, necessarily

But crowds and sports and concerts. I can see how easy it could be.

I've surprised myself in some moments when I realize how easily swayed I've been.
Board: BusyBoard 08-22-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 31
Posted By whatever
I have a motley collection

as I have tried many to get the best fit and feel.

I decided I like the ones with the vertical seam in the center best. They don't snug up to my mouth and nose as much as others. I like the...
Board: The VENT 08-08-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By whatever
It is just now affecting me...

All along, I have been the one reassuring others that this will all work out. I have been telling people that "I am cautiously optimistic about it." I have said that I am concerned but not afraid. ...
Board: Special Education 08-04-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By whatever
Life skills can be tough but you

can do this. Try to keep stress managable. Language still needs to be SIMPLE. Super simple. If your students are low enough to need this in MS, some of them maybe at the Pre-1st level in academics....
Board: BusyBoard 07-30-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By whatever
About anything will work

if it is older kids, you can hot glue a pompom on the end of a dry erase marker. The bigger pompoms work better on the regular markers and the smaller ones on the thin markers.

For little kids,...
Board: BusyBoard 07-30-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By whatever
About anything will work

if it is older kids, you can hot glue a pompom on the end of a dry erase marker. The bigger pompoms work better on the regular markers and the smaller ones on the thin markers.

For little kids,...
Board: The VENT 07-30-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By whatever
If the main change

was the workbook and not the stories themselves, just pick and choose between the two editions for yourself. The student copy may be different but you could still use the questions for discussion or...
Board: BusyBoard 07-30-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By whatever
These: ...


I use SparkleBox for many things. But, if you are in the US, you might need to watch...
Board: BusyBoard 07-26-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By whatever
I plan to leave it all packed up at the

moment. My classroom has hard wood floors. To get them refinished and waxed properly, I had to take everything out and pack it up. My plan is to just get out only what I will need as I need it. ...
Board: The VENT 07-26-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 33
Posted By whatever
That teacher was BLASTED

on Reddit recently. Reddit has a r/teachers group. People there mentioned these same concerns and complaints.

Some even went so far as to claim teachers like her are the reason we are all...
Board: The VENT 07-26-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Posted By whatever
Good grief!

Around here that would be tough!!! Even if the school provided 1:1 computers, I cannot imagine most homes having enough bandwidth on their wifi for more than a couple devices...Some of our families...
Board: The VENT 07-26-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By whatever
I was reading a similar thread

recently and hadn't posted on it yet. (Maybe started by Checkerjane?) Apparently many districts are opting for this model. I can see that happening at my school.

Truthfully, I can see both...
Board: Special Education 07-09-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By whatever
No ideas to add

I worry that it is a lose-lose situation for all of us--staff and students--GenEd and SpEd--alike.

I am concerned that all of the speeches from Fauci are focus on concerns about the kids, safety...
Board: Substitute Teachers 07-08-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By whatever
She makes a good point though.

Back years ago, before I was a sub or a teacher, I worked in a popular tourist destination in the midwest. When I started, the tourist season was late May through early November. We would file and...
Board: The VENT 06-25-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 45
Posted By whatever

My turn-- Both very petty...

1. Just went to Walmart (I know, I know--my bad but I had to.) They have spent a lot of time and money marking for social distancing--you know, because no one at WM...
Board: The VENT 06-23-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 28
Posted By whatever
I am concerned too about the

unintended consequences for some of the students in another way that I've never seen mentioned so far... Medication abuse and overuse, possibly overdoses, etc.

We all have "those" parents--the...
Board: Special Education 06-22-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By whatever

Not the norm here for sure.

My paras are discouraged from/not allowed to do any of that. In one district, it was even specified in the contract. They are to assist with the lessons and curriculum...

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