10 Best Halloween Educational Activities For Elementary AND High School

I love Halloween! When I worked as a traditional pull-out special education teacher, I missed out on most of the halloween fun. Everything I taught had to be based on child's IEP goals. This was never a problem, but I did find myself pining after a good halloween activity. Eventually I found some things that … Continue reading 10 Best Halloween Educational Activities For Elementary AND High School

Awesome Teachers Use Precision Requests When They Need To Change Student Behavior (GMTT – #5)

I LOVE precision requests. I might even like the name more than the actual action. I am going to say a precise request with power behind it. Doesn't it give you the teacher shivers a little bit? Okay, maybe it doesn't, but it should. And it can! Awesome teachers use these instead of reprimands because … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Use Precision Requests When They Need To Change Student Behavior (GMTT – #5)

Awesome Teachers Make Time To Do Kind Deeds (GMTT – #4)

Doing something kind for your coworkers might not seem like it translates to immediate rewards, but it actually does. Research shows that teachers are more satisfied with their jobs when they have good relationships with their coworkers. And teachers that are more satisfied with their jobs make greater impacts with their students. So basically spreading … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Make Time To Do Kind Deeds (GMTT – #4)

Awesome Teachers Make Personal Connections With Student Families (GMTT – #3)

I'm going to be 100% honest here, when I have taught all day, and wrangled children, and dealt with hard coworkers, and barely have had time to use the restroom or eat... the last thing I want to do is call up an unknown parent and shoot the breeze. And I definitely don't want talk … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Make Personal Connections With Student Families (GMTT – #3)

Awesome Teachers Add A Routine For Students Who Finish Early (GMTT – #2)

A lot of teachers have some type of activity for students to work on after they are finished with work, but most teachers don't maximize the benefits of this routine. Adding this routines will take 5% more effort, and will lead to HUGE gains throughout the year. I promise you will get a lot of … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Add A Routine For Students Who Finish Early (GMTT – #2)

The Best Universal Templates and Word Banks for Creating IEP Goals

Writing IEP goals can be very difficult to continually write. Especially if you are a general education teacher who is asked to write one. It can be daunting! Well this list is to help you find your scripts. I do not intend for this list to be copied exactly. Everything needs to be tailored for … Continue reading The Best Universal Templates and Word Banks for Creating IEP Goals

This Is Why Traditional Special Education Practices Are Bull S*#@

Special education... Ah. The best and worst B.S. out there. We love it, we need it, and we hate it. In this article you will never read "public school" special education is B.S... because the special ed. crap certainly is not limited to public schools. And some public schools actually do have their crap together. … Continue reading This Is Why Traditional Special Education Practices Are Bull S*#@