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Planning for the New School Year

As summer vacation winds down, we start to think about what we need to do to get our year started.  What will your classroom look like?  What will be on the boards?  I've assembled some resources to help you plan.

More Resources for Looking Ahead
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Learning to Learn Skills with Discrete Trial Training

Learning to learn skills are foundational for learning pre-academic and academic skills in a school setting.

Receptive Language -- Responding to Spoken Language

Receptive language is the ability of children to understand spoken language and to respond appropriately.

Expressive Language -- Language that a Child Uses Him or Herself

Expressive language is the ability to express oneself with language.

Visual Schedules to Support Classroom Management

Visual schedules are a great way to support students who are anxious about transitions, smooth out transitions and help students understand time and sequence in your classroom.

Continuum of Services - Providing the Least Restrictive Environment

The IDEA requires that a district offer a "continuum of services," from the least restrictive to the most restrictive.

Reinforcement in a Self-Contained Setting

Ideas for how to create the structure for delivering reinforcement in a self-contained program

Self-Contained Classrooms -- Building a Program

Starting a new year in a self contained classroom requires planning: planning for the environment, for structures and instruction.

Data for Discrete Trial Teaching

A free printable data sheet for collecting data for discrete trials.

Data Driven Instruction in a Special Education Classroom

Using data to assess your instructional strategies is crucial for student success.

Summative Assessment -- How Student Achievement is Assessed

Summative assessment is the assessment that we use to measure a students achievement of targets and academic goals.

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