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Posts Made By: SpedinTx
Board: Special Education 05-28-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By SpedinTx
co teaching

Steps to take before school starts with the teachers you will be working with:

1. Set it up where you both create the lesson plans together or baring that you get the lessons at least one week...
Board: The VENT 05-21-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By SpedinTx
Today I'm Blessed

Not sure how my karma has warranted this but both of my stinkers are out today. Everyone in the room including the other students were singing out in joy.:D
Board: Special Education 05-17-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By SpedinTx
Too many paras

I have three paras this year and will have four next year. It would take up to much space to give them all a desk area. I have a filing cabinet where each para can place their personal belongings. ...
Board: Special Education 05-13-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By SpedinTx
I have mentored several first year teacher's in a...

I have mentored several first year teacher's in a very busy, large special education classroom. I found the secret is to not overload the new person on the first week. Give the information out as...
Board: Special Education 05-03-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By SpedinTx
Stop the wandering

I have learned that every second that the students are not on task means the chances for misbehaving greatly increase. My students do not have desks and they rotate to different areas for different...
Board: Special Education 04-24-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By SpedinTx
In most states they do not have to follow the IEP...

In most states they do not have to follow the IEP exactly if they hold a new IEP meeting. In TX we have 21 days once the student is enrolled to develop a new IEP. We do our best to accommodate the...
Board: The VENT 04-26-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By SpedinTx
We have 24 days left. During those days we have: ...

We have 24 days left. During those days we have:
1. EOCs (End of Course Exams for the state)
2. Prom activities
3. Field trip
4. Field day
5. Road to the Revolution (all day...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 04-25-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By SpedinTx
In Texas they take our certificates if we strike.

In Texas they take our certificates if we strike.
Board: Special Education 04-25-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By SpedinTx
On our mild to moderate students we use the...

On our mild to moderate students we use the released STAAR (Texas State Assessments) tests this way we have data on how close they are to the expected level.
Board: The VENT 03-06-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By SpedinTx
Wearing a shirt will never change the fact that...

Wearing a shirt will never change the fact that students who need counseling are not receiving it and guns are easy for them to get.

There will never be a "complete" fix to this issue but we...
Board: Special Education 03-02-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By SpedinTx
You need to have the general education teacher...

You need to have the general education teacher complete a ABC form. This form documents A- antecedent B- Behavior C- Consequence. It has to be very specific for it to be of value.

Example - ...
Board: The VENT 03-02-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By SpedinTx
I agree the first child is an attendance issue...

I agree the first child is an attendance issue that needs to be reported every time the child is absent.

The second student needs to be tested for special education. Once a student get...
Board: The VENT 02-28-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By SpedinTx
I would dance a jig if my IEP's were only eight...

I would dance a jig if my IEP's were only eight pages. My IEP's are anywhere from 50 to 80 pages per student
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 02-26-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 34
 
Posted By SpedinTx
This is not a second amendment issue. No one is...

This is not a second amendment issue. No one is saying remove all the guns, just the tactical weapons. There is no reason to hold a semi automatic rifle with 30 plus bullets per clip other than to...
Board: The VENT 02-26-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By SpedinTx
Don't just be afraid , take action. Do...

Don't just be afraid , take action. Do something. Write your local and federal representatives. Take part in the April 20 Action Against School Violence Day.

If every teacher across the...
Board: The VENT 02-16-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By SpedinTx
Also, depending on your state, your personal...

Also, depending on your state, your personal phone can be included in the record if you turn it on at school.

We are forbidden to bring our phones to any parent meetings and can only use...
Board: Special Education 02-09-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By SpedinTx
I always found it better to read to each child as...

I always found it better to read to each child as they finish the question. Having students sit and wait for one child causes resentment, they start goofing off and lose interest in the test,
Board: Special Education 02-06-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SpedinTx
Try a first then activities First do.......

Try a first then activities

First do.... for 30 seconds then immediate reward like m&M or 3 min computer

Do this for several days then increase the time to 1 min for several days working...
Board: The VENT 02-06-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By SpedinTx
At the very min (by law in Texas) you have to be...

At the very min (by law in Texas) you have to be given:
1. Their goals
2. Their accommodations and or modifications
3. Their testing accommodations and modifications
4. Behavior...
Board: The VENT 01-25-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By SpedinTx
My first year as a special education teacher, my...

My first year as a special education teacher, my wonderful principal told me on the first day of school to just relax because anything you teach the students is something they didn't know. It's not...
Board: The VENT 01-11-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SpedinTx
1 First get the nurse involved. Every day he is...

1 First get the nurse involved. Every day he is coughing and vomiting have her document it. She has the power to ask that the child be medically cleared for PE.

2. Under IDEA your school...
Board: Special Education 01-08-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By SpedinTx
I also teach severe and profound students. Look...

I also teach severe and profound students. Look into active learning by Lillie Nelsein. It is a program designed to allow students explore their world in a meaningful way.

Grade level...
Board: The VENT 12-12-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By SpedinTx
To be fair we did get snow in Texas and most of...

To be fair we did get snow in Texas and most of my students had never seen it before.
Board: Special Education 12-01-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By SpedinTx
In Texas the IEP meetings are called ARD...

In Texas the IEP meetings are called ARD (Admission, Review, Dismissal) meetings. We have to talk to all of our parents every six weeks about the students progress or lack there of, as well as send...
Board: Special Education 11-28-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By SpedinTx
I am assuming that when you said "MD" you where...

I am assuming that when you said "MD" you where referring to multiple disabilities. Don't rule them out. I have a classroom of 5 high school aged, profoundly handicapped students and I love it. I...



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