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

“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

10 Things to Buy a Teacher This Christmas

 Where in the world is Laura Sandiego? (10 points to you if you get that reference).   I haven’t posted in 10 days. That’s because I've been busy GRADUATING FROM COLLEGE! That’s right. After four and a half long years I finally have my bachelor's of science in special education. Praise the good Lord above. … Continue reading 10 Things to Buy a Teacher This Christmas