Finding a way to integrate life skills, academic skills, and IEP goals into one functional lesson is like hitting the lottery. It can feel impossible at times. There is so much we want to teach our students and so little time to make it all happen. We are required to work towards specific ... Read More about Target IEP Goals In Functional Lessons – Part 1
While engaging in repetitive or restrictive behaviors is characteristic of students diagnosed with autism, you may need to develop a plan to reduce the behaviors if they begin to interfere with learning. Read on for tips on how to reduce repetitive scripting and help students focus on ... Read More about How To Reduce Repetitive Scripting
Functional reading activities are a must in special education programs. We need to focus on various activities that students will need lifelong. These skills will help our students be more independent and improve their communication skills. Here are 10 MORE reading activities to use in your ... Read More about 10 More Functional Reading Activities In Special Education
Many of the students we work with in special education programs struggle to focus and have sensory integration needs. When we combine these 2 things, we can help students have an easier time focusing on learning. Read on for tips on how to implement this approach and help students naturally attend. ... Read More about Sensory Activities To Improve Focus
While it can be tempting to make your classroom look pretty, colorful, or "cute", it isn't always in the best interest of students. Read on for tips to make your classroom an effective learning environment and learn what to avoid. why classroom decor choices matter in special ed Decor ... Read More about Classroom Decor: Dos & Don’ts In Special Ed.