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    • Data Driven Instruction in a Special Education Classroom Created: Saturday, July 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      Using data to assess your instructional strategies is crucial for student success.
    • Summative Assessment -- How Student Achievement is Assessed Created: Friday, July 18, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Summative assessment is the assessment that we use to measure a students achievement of targets and academic goals.
    • Bulletin Boards Created: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      Bulletin boards can be an important part of a lively instruction environment." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Formative assessments are usually informal assessments that teachers give to students to assess their progress and make instructional decisions about further instructional strategies.
    • Prevalence Created: Friday, July 04, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014
      The Prevalence of a disability in the population is a ratio, reflecting the proportional presence of that disability in relationship to the population as a whole.
    • Dealing With Difficult Parents Created: Thursday, October 22, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Dealing with difficult parents is often part of being a special education teacher. Dealing with them successfully may call on skills such as reflective listening, maintaining objectivity, documenti...
    • ER -- Evaluation Report, the Document that Identifies a Special Ed Student Created: Thursday, December 31, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The Evaluation Report (ER) is written by the psychologist with the assistance of the special education teacher, and makes a recommendation for the placement of the child.
    • 44 Sounds in Spelling: The Dipthongs Created: Sunday, June 01, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
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    • Word Families and Rhyming Words Created: Sunday, September 19, 2004 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Teaching spelling and writing. Rhyming words and word families for i. Word family printables for the vowel 'i'." itemprop="description">> Wednesday, January 04, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Dolch high frequency words are important sight words for learning word recognition." itemprop="description"> Friday, November 18, 2011 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Teaching emotional literacy helps students understand both their feelings and the feelings of others and will help them develop healthy relationships.
    • Single Subject Research Design Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Single subject research is done to validate interventions and other educational strategies for students with disabilities, especially children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
    • Social Stories or Social Narratives Created: Thursday, May 29, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Social narratives are stories that include pictures (especially of the child for whom it is being used) and
    • Incidence -- a Ratio that Expresses the Magnitude of a Special Ed Population Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Incidence is a term used to define the number of people identified with particular disabilities in the general population.
    • Video Self Modeling Created: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Video Self-Modeling has proven to be an effective means to teach students with disabilities social skills.
    • DRI/DRA - Differential Reinforcement of Incompatible or Alternate Behaviors Created: Friday, June 27, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      DRI/DRA is a technique used to eliminate problem behaviors, and can be used in single subject research rather than baseline (removing an intervention) especially in cases that involve dangerous or self-injurious behavior.
    • 7 Tips for Improving Reading Fluency Created: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Strategies and tips for teachers to implement in the classroom to help students with dyslexia improve reading fluency skills." itemprop="description">
    • Ablenet Equals -- A Mathematics Curriculum for Students with Disabilities Created: Monday, March 01, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Equals is a Special Education mathematics curriculum designed for a broad range of abilities and differences, from the severely to the mildly disabled.
    • Effective Use of Word Walls and Word Cards Created: Monday, October 11, 2004 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      How to teach reading. Use word walls and word cards for a balanced reading program." itemprop="description"> Saturday, January 02, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Scribing is often an accommodation for children who are able to participate in the general education program but have difficulty writing, either because of fine motor problems or reading and writin...
    • General Education -- The Education Everyone Should Get Created: Monday, December 21, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      General education is the term used to describe the program of education that typically developing children receive.
    • Parent Teacher Conferences Created: Thursday, August 11, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      It is never easy to have to tell parents their child is struggling in school. These steps can make it easier for you to let parents know you are seeing some signs of a learning disability and help ...
    • Improving Writing Skills in Students with Dyslexia - 20 Tips for Teachers Created: Sunday, August 14, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Tips for teachers for working with students with dyslexia and dysgraphia to help them develop better writing skills." itemprop="description">> Thursday, October 22, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Special educators need to build collaborative relationships through parents. Here is advice on how to avoid pitfalls, create positive messages and reciprocal communication that helps and not hurts...
    • Video Self Modeling -- Making Your Own Created: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      A step by step guide to making your own videos for video self modeling. Self modeling videos have proven to be powerful tools for students with disabilities to learn complex sets of behavioral and ...
    • Creating a Social Narrative to Teach Self Calming Created: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      A social narrative is a powerful tool to deal with difficult or inappropriate behavior.
    • Text Mapping as a Strategy Created: Sunday, March 03, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Text mapping is a strategy to help students understand the format of text, while at the same time getting information and understanding the author's intent.
    • A Color Classroom Behavior Chart Using Clothespins Created: Saturday, November 17, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      A behavior management tool that supports students across abilities.
    • Dolch High Frequency Cloze Activities for Second Grade Created: Monday, April 02, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Free printable cloze worksheets for the second grade Dolch high frequency words.
    • First Grade Cloze Activities for Dolch High Frequency Words Created: Friday, March 16, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Free printable worksheets for first grade Dolch High Frequency Words.
    • Think Sheets - Students' Written Responses to Inappropriate Behavior Created: Sunday, February 19, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      A Think Sheet that helps students evaluate the problem rather than focus on the punishment.
    • Free Printable Cloze Activities for Dolch High Frequency Words Created: Thursday, February 16, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Free printable cloze activities for Dolch Primer High Frequency Words.

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