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Posts Made By: Tounces
Board: The Job Search 08-06-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By Tounces
Hiring in August

Districts around here hire in August. I just got 3 offers.
Keep trying~
Board: The Job Search 07-19-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By Tounces
Whatís it like teaching students in middle school who have cognitive delays

Iím job searching now. Iíve had one interview through zoom so far. Iíve been teaching Resource Special Ed for many years. Thereís an opening for grades 5-8 cognitive delayed teacher. Iím wondering...
Board: Special Education 03-17-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Posted By Tounces

Just got an email that our deadlines will be extended since gen ed didnít provide work for the 1st week off. Those days will not count as school days, but the IEP deadlines are still in effect. I...
Board: The VENT 02-25-2020, 01:33 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By Tounces

What state? I hate testing too.
It was bad enough having one that lasted for 3 days back when I was in school.
I used to color in the bubbles to make pictures because I couldnít stand it any...
Board: Special Education 02-23-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Tounces
Re behavior student

There is no union where I work.
The director is a coordinator for all of us special ed teachers. She does have the license. So do two other special ed teachers there but are on variances.
Iím a...
Board: Special Education 02-23-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Tounces
Behavior student

We recently got a new student from another school who has severe behaviors.
Our school doesnít have staff, self-contained room, nothing for this kid. Heís a 2nd grader. The parents left the other...
Board: The Job Search 02-19-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Tounces

I lived in Maryland for three years. That county is harder to get into than the others around there. They wanted to interview me once but I was going out of state (home) for spring break and they...
Board: The Job Search 02-19-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Tounces

Look into getting help with interviewing skills. Maybe youíre doing or saying something that they are taking wrong.
Look up questions and answers. I found they like stories that go along with the...
Board: The VENT 02-19-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Tounces

I have applied without the reference before. If they want to interview you they can without it. You can at least meet them.
You could tell current principal youíre keeping your options open. Maybe?...
Board: Special Education 02-19-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Tounces

No union here.
I found out that this parent doesnít care for all the new staff at the school including the new principal. She wanted the case manager from last year.
Fine with me.
Board: Special Education 02-19-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Tounces

Re Haley I see small groups back to back all day long. I teach to their IEP goals/objectives. I have groups for reading, language arts (reading and writing) and math for grades 2-4. My groups last...
Board: Special Education 02-19-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By Tounces

In the state I work in we have to write goals and objectives. I usually write one goal per subject and often combine reading with writing into a Language Arts goal. We are required to write at least...
Board: Special Education 02-18-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Tounces

Like others said, get a copy of lesson plans, copy of teacher editions, answer keys.
I had a math teacher who refused to give me an answer key. I could find the answer but I was there to check on...
Board: The VENT 02-18-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Tounces

He wouldnít last that long if he were waking me up. Thatís really rude. Teachers are known to sleep in on days off.
My mom in law used to call early to talk to hubby before he went to work...
Board: The VENT 02-18-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By Tounces

Our people doing bus duty have walkies. They check off classes as they come out. Then the bus duty people give a signal to let the buses go. Sounds like your school needs a system so this doesnít...
Board: Special Education 02-03-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Tounces

Yes, she definitely overstepped. Paras donít make lesson plans. Teachers provide them. Paras can reteach skills and follow lesson plans.

Itís your job to provide sub plans as well. She is not...
Board: Special Education 02-03-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Tounces

I donít think you can have a union rep there. When we have concerns that there may be a problem, we can invite someone higher up. Maybe a sped ed coordinator.
Good luck
Board: Special Education 02-03-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Tounces

Can you model for her? Say to cut off the U sound. I use my hand as a visual showing cutting sign. Explain to cut off the sound because it changes the sounds when kids sound out the word.
Tell her...
Board: Special Education 02-03-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Tounces

We send calendar invites through Google calendar.
Also, if they canít be there, we are suppose to have them fill out a form with their input for the meeting in writing.
Board: The VENT 02-03-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Tounces
Follow up

No meeting yet, she was absent.
Now the student who was present is calling me mean, sticking his tongue out at me. Today he did this at my door with his tongue out while spitting -like a...
Board: The VENT 01-30-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By Tounces

Yep, thanks. They agreed I did nothing wrong.
I also found out that she has done this to others as well.
Board: The VENT 01-29-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Tounces
Para called me rude, went to admin

Sorry this is long-TIA
During a team meeting, a para asked if a student would be meeting with a teacher today. The teacher had just talked to the student a few minutes before the para arrived. The...
Board: Special Education 12-04-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Tounces
IEP meeting

I was told today that a parent wants to meet again. We had an IEP meeting where the child only gets written language service. The mom wanted more time for her son to be pulled out. It was agreed...
Board: Special Education 11-26-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Tounces
Gen ed

Just had one today-I was questioned about providing services to a student. Fortunately, I keep records and document everything. I keep a calendar specifically showing when I see students, when they...
Board: Special Education 11-15-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Tounces

I have used Orton Gillingham. I think using Making Words would help by manipulating the letters and sounding and blending the letter sounds for different words. I like to use magnetic letters.

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