Transitioning Back to School After Winter Break

Episode 2 of the Special Education Clubhouse Podcast is now available. We all know that transitions, large or small, can be difficult for our students with disabilities. That’s why I wrote this podcast. This episode gives reminders of procedures, routines and expectations to refresh with your class when returning from Winter Break, or really anyContinue reading “Transitioning Back to School After Winter Break”

Podcast Launch

I am so excited to share this big news with you! The Special Education Clubhouse Podcast has officially launched today! It is available wherever you enjoy listening to your podcasts: Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, and iHeart Radio. I will be releasing new episodes on Mondays to help give tips, ideas and advice to startContinue reading “Podcast Launch”

Thanksgiving Social Story

Thanksgiving is a time of being grateful and spending time with family. It can also be a time that may be new or bring uncertain feelings to our students and children with autism or other special needs. They may not know what to expect. Even though you might explain it to them, it can stillContinue reading “Thanksgiving Social Story”

What is an I.E.P.?

Part 1     If you’re reading this post, you may be a special education teacher, a general education teacher with students who have I.E.P.s in your class, or a parent of a student with an I.E.P.  Hopefully after you’re finished reading this post, I’ll be able to help answer some of your questions.       Let’sContinue reading “What is an I.E.P.?”

Halloween Write the Room

My students have always absolutely loved using write the room activities! The truth is, I love them too! It gives our students the much-needed opportunities to get up and move around while they’re learning. They get to be “word detectives” and look around for the words and then write them on their papers. It helpsContinue reading “Halloween Write the Room”

5 Ways to Use a Timer in Your Classroom

Timers can be a very valuable tool to use for your classroom.  Let’s talk about five different ways that you can use a timer to benefit your students. 1. Teaching Students to Wait Waiting can be such a challenging skill for some students.  Many of our students can have a short attention span and haveContinue reading “5 Ways to Use a Timer in Your Classroom”

I Need a BREAK! Visual Break Cards

I NEED a Break!     Everybody needs a break sometimes.  Our students can become overwhelmed at times, during work time especially, and may need a break.  The thing is that they may not always know how to ask for a break appropriately.  I use these break card visuals with students to help them learn toContinue reading “I Need a BREAK! Visual Break Cards”

I Am Grateful – A Reflection Journal

 I Am Grateful – A Reflection Journal Teaching children to be grateful is an important skill.  It also helps promote mindfulness and teaches them to be present, in the moment and to reflect on themselves and their experiences.   One way I have implemented reflection time with my own two personal children, as well as withContinue reading “I Am Grateful – A Reflection Journal”

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