3rd Grade IEP Writing Goal Bank Based On The Common Core Standards

Writing goals can really fall under a large spectrum of needs, abilities, and types of goals. This specific reference is to help teachers with students who have high levels of communication and can at least form letters and words. Another article will be written on general writing goal banks. However, these goals still try to … Continue reading 3rd Grade IEP Writing Goal Bank Based On The Common Core Standards

Awesome Teachers Know Where To Find FREE Lesson Planning and Curriculum Tools

Let's face it, you could spend hours and hours on lesson planning. It's hard to know when to call it "good enough." But teachers who have a good work life balance, know how to find free resources that make lesson planning and creating a snap. Locating free options takes a bit more effort up front, … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Know Where To Find FREE Lesson Planning and Curriculum Tools

Awesome Teachers SHOW Gratitude (GMTT – 13)

Awesome teacher's don't just feel grateful what they have, they also show their gratitude. This is a dynamite combination that allows teachers who show it to benefit twice - to feel happier because they are grateful, and then benefit from act of showing the gratitude. The consequence of happier teachers is better work environments, and … Continue reading Awesome Teachers SHOW Gratitude (GMTT – 13)

Here’s A Cautionary Tale To Every Parent Who Thinks High Test Scores Equal A Great School

Previously I wrote an article breaking down greatschools.org ratings by showing the scores of several schools within the Winston Salem, NC area. The gist of that article was that high tests scores (and especially greatschools.org ratings) do not mean that a school is high caliber. Although parents continually hang their hat on that hook. Interestingly, … Continue reading Here’s A Cautionary Tale To Every Parent Who Thinks High Test Scores Equal A Great School

Awesome Teachers Know The Difference Between A Behavior Management System And A Behavior Tool (GMTT – 12)

This article was inspired from an Instagram post I read recently. A teacher was venting about administrators who tell her to "ignore" or never say "no" to a student. While this may very well be true, I would be hard pressed to find a behavior specialist who would encourage teachers to just always "ignore." Ignoring … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Know The Difference Between A Behavior Management System And A Behavior Tool (GMTT – 12)

Awesome Teachers Incorporate Group Behavior Management (GMTT – 11)

Group behavior management has taken some "hits" recently. The teachers I have interacted with have become worried about embarrassing a student, creating an avenue for bullying, or creating more bad behavior from being called out. However, research continually shows that group behavior management is a powerful motivator. Not only do they help with general behaviors, … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Incorporate Group Behavior Management (GMTT – 11)

2nd Grade Reading IEP Goal Bank Based On The Common Core Standards

Below are all of the 2nd grade reading standards and example goals written below them. Here is my advice on using my example goals: First, the common core standards are only used as just that, a standard. Whether or not they are appropriate for a typically developing student is up to you to determine. However, … Continue reading 2nd Grade Reading IEP Goal Bank Based On The Common Core Standards