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Posts Made By: lovingsped
Board: The VENT 04-02-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By lovingsped
The sane advice would be to tell you to quit...

The sane advice would be to tell you to quit worrying about her and make sure you do what you are supposed to do. However I have been in the same situation, took my sane advice and received a strong...
Board: Special Education 03-23-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By lovingsped
Hmmm, I am assuming the student's IQ is above 70...

Hmmm, I am assuming the student's IQ is above 70 or he would qualify under cognitive disability. And I am assuming that there are no social emotional or behavior issues (at this time).
Does your...
Board: Special Education 03-23-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By lovingsped
I teach at the high school level. I have had...

I teach at the high school level. I have had classes where none of the students needed personal care but in most classes students needed assistance in bathrooms and with feeding. I general I have...
Board: The VENT 03-21-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By lovingsped
Congratulations! You might feel a bit awkward but...

Congratulations! You might feel a bit awkward but so will she. Hopefully she will find work that is a better fit for her skills and you will get a para who lets you focus on managing the kids instead...
Board: The VENT 03-11-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By lovingsped
I work with number of TAs and some of them are...

I work with number of TAs and some of them are strong personalities and some see different priorities than me. I have enough to do with my students and I do not have energy left to go towards para...
Board: The VENT 02-26-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By lovingsped
Last week we had district administrators come to...

Last week we had district administrators come to our classrooms to "see academic instruction" They were at school from 3:15 -3:45. Dismissal is at 3:30. They came to my (special ed) room at 3:25 just...
Board: The VENT 02-17-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By lovingsped
Very frustrating. I usually write in Word first...

Very frustrating. I usually write in Word first and then copy and paste. I was timed out too many times and lost everything I wrote. And I might have the present levels written before the meeting but...
Board: The VENT 02-07-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By lovingsped
I think if you create things during your work...

I think if you create things during your work hours with your school computer and/or with clipart purchased for you by the school it belongs to the school. If you create it after work hours with your...
Board: Special Education 02-04-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By lovingsped
How is his receptive language? If it is pretty...

How is his receptive language? If it is pretty low as well I would mostly rely on visuals. Here is what we do to teach choices: I have photos of both options (like muffin and toast or puzzle and...
Board: Special Education 01-30-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By lovingsped
Scary. I do not like the part about his color...

Scary. I do not like the part about his color changing. Several of my students have seizure disorders with grand mals and absence seizures. One my students finally started speaking after they were...
Board: New Teachers 01-19-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By lovingsped
There are all kinds of parents and I try not to...

There are all kinds of parents and I try not to worry about things not in my control. While you should continue to reach out to the parent, it is not in your control if the parent responds or not....
Board: Classroom Management 01-17-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By lovingsped
Same here

I lost my flashdrive last year for a day and I was loosing my mind because EVERYTHING is on there. Now I back things up periodically.
I am not a mess but not all that organized either. I also have...
Board: The VENT 01-10-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By lovingsped
I work with a population of students that does...

I work with a population of students that does not get hints. Not because they are rude but because their brains do not pick up on context. Usually people end up getting mad at them because they seem...
Board: The VENT 01-08-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By lovingsped
Interesting. Maybe this will backfire on her...

Interesting. Maybe this will backfire on her because at the next round of voting teachers might be more interested in having a strong union representative.
That being said- I am surprised to hear...
Board: Special Education 01-06-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By lovingsped
1. Why did you want to be a special education...

1. Why did you want to be a special education teacher?
My aunt worked at school for kids with behavioral challenges, I thought it sounded like the best, most interesting job in the world. I was 5....
Board: Special Education 12-14-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By lovingsped
I teach self-contained and since we are a...

I teach self-contained and since we are a specialty program taking kids with severe behaviors from across the state, most of our students come to us with severe verbal and physical aggression.
I...
Board: The VENT 12-13-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By lovingsped
I work in a self-contained room and while I agree...

I work in a self-contained room and while I agree that school is not a time to sleep, it usually works better to shape behaviors that you want to change instead of fighting them. If he comes in...
Board: Resource Teacher 12-12-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By lovingsped
I don't think resource jobs are harder to find...

I don't think resource jobs are harder to find than self-contained in our district but we are a pretty big district. I hear you on the no-planning time, lunch with kids and having to buy or make all...
Board: The VENT 12-10-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By lovingsped
Given that he kid has speech and misbehaviors...

Given that he kid has speech and misbehaviors that do not seem to improve with standard interventions, there is likely something a bit different going on with this kid. And those type of things are...
Board: New Teachers 12-08-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By lovingsped
If you think the vice principal is open and can...

If you think the vice principal is open and can read between the lines, I would repeat to her what you overhear and along with something like " I love New Teacher and I wonder if there is anything I...
Board: Special Education 12-04-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By lovingsped
I would have a hard time delaying/withholding...

I would have a hard time delaying/withholding food as well. Certain things are not a reward, they are just the basics things a student should be able to count on to happen. I have seen using those...
Board: Special Education 12-03-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By lovingsped
Same in my district. If you look at the eval it...

Same in my district. If you look at the eval it should give the area of disability - we test for reading, writing and math. It would say something like "qualified for a specific learning disability...
Board: The VENT 12-03-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By lovingsped
I love my job. That is not to say that I do not...

I love my job. That is not to say that I do not have bad days or that my school is perfect but the majority of the days I feel really lucky. I have students who keep me challenged and engaged and who...
Board: The VENT 12-02-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By lovingsped
Been there as well, it makes student care a real...

Been there as well, it makes student care a real challenge. I remind myself that I can't expect it to be more than a job for most of my paras. However if you conduct yourself in a way that makes you...
Board: The VENT 11-16-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By lovingsped
No advice, just commiserating. Only in my case...

No advice, just commiserating. Only in my case the students are doing fine, it is my assistant who needs constant redirecting. GRRR



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