This is quite the mess, isn't it? We are in an unprecedented time. So we're trying to adapt and cope. As parents, the various aspects of how the quarantining and illness around the world is going to affect us is terrifying. Plus, the day to day of being constantly with our children, especially if our … Continue reading Here’s What Parents With Students Receiving SPED Services Should Expect From Public Schools
Math goals are often tricky to line up with the Common Core Standards (which aren't endorsed by the department of Ed anymore but are still used by almost every curriculum). Meeting a low skill level to an upper grade level can take a lot of thought. Hopefully these examples can give you some new ideas, … Continue reading 4th Grade Math IEP Goal Bank Based On The Common Core Standards
Hopefully this is not the first IEP goal bank of mine that you are reading! However, if it is, here's a few pointers to help you use this goal bank. First, these goals are not using any specific data to create them. (That type of goal bank will be coming later. Follow me so that … Continue reading 4th Grade Reading IEP Goal Bank Based On The Common Core Standards
If you need help making parent phone calls, this resource is for you. Step by step scripts for you!
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
Third grade IEP goal bank! These are broken down based on the common core curriculum. You can always adapt them to be more or less standardized!
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
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*#@
Preparing for an IEP meeting can be intimidating. While it can often feel like it's a group of professionals against one parent, most teachers truly want what is best for the student. Unfortunately, there is no perfect placement for a student with disabilities. Every setting has it's pros and cons. For instance, public schools have … Continue reading 5 Game Changing Things Every Parent Needs To Do Before An IEP Team Meeting