Inclusion Teaching 101 for General Education Teachers: 8 Tips to Start the Year Off Strong

Teaching in an inclusion classroom is a hard but incredibly rewarding experience. When teaching in an inclusion or mainstreamed classroom, you will teach both students with and without disabilities. You also will most likely have a special education teacher in your room for part or all of the day. Inclusion classrooms do run very differently, … Continue reading Inclusion Teaching 101 for General Education Teachers: 8 Tips to Start the Year Off Strong

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First-Year Teaching 101: 10 Ways to Prepare for Your First Classroom

    It is so thrilling to enter your first classroom. It is, after all, what you have been dreaming of for four years. I will tell you from personal experience if you don't prepare well, you will enter your first year both under prepared and over prepared at the same time. Wondering how you … Continue reading First-Year Teaching 101: 10 Ways to Prepare for Your First Classroom

The Real, Unsung, Heroes of the Public School System

  We come into contact with so many people when we work. Some good, some bad, some inspiring, and some horrifying. But let's be real, there are some amazing people who deserve shout-outs who don't normally get recognized. The Reliable Jean's Dollar Teacher- I envy those people who remember to pay their jean's dollar EVERY. SINGLE. WEEK. … Continue reading The Real, Unsung, Heroes of the Public School System

7 Teeny Tiny Behavior Hacks Guaranteed to Change Your Classroom (Student Teaching)

This one's for you my beautiful and handsome student teachers! Behavior interventions tend to take a while to hone in on as a new teacher. They can be tricky and change from student to student and class to class. Also, teachers often think that behavior interventions can be complicated and hard to implement. In reality, … Continue reading 7 Teeny Tiny Behavior Hacks Guaranteed to Change Your Classroom (Student Teaching)

“For The Kid Who. . .” How to Help ALL Students In Your Class

Whether you are a special education teacher, a general education teacher, a soon-to-be teacher or an instructional aide, chances are that you will teach a student with special needs. Chances are also, that you’re going to teach a student with special needs that you don’t know how to help - some students flat-out confuse and … Continue reading “For The Kid Who. . .” How to Help ALL Students In Your Class