Discover Education Internet Radio with Sheila Jane Teaching on BlogTalkRadioI have often said that Special Education might be my true calling.
The greatest teaching ah-has, successes, insecurities, and sleepless nights have come when I think outside of the box to meet a child's needs. These students keep me on my toes, make me laugh and grow as a teacher.
As much as I am drawn to this realm of education, I too am overwhelmed by the numerous acronyms, concerned parents, paper work, confusion, frustration, transitions, trial and error etc.
I sought out an expert in the field to help answer our questions and give us successful ideas to implement for these students right at the start of school.
Gabrielle Dixon has served students with a range of special needs. She has run her own resource room and has co-taught with several teachers. She is currently an elementary Autism teacher.
In this podcast Gabrielle will simplify the world of Special Education. She will be that boost of confidence and provide just the tips you need to ensure all your students succeed this school year!
Today's show notes are located at the bottom of the post. Everything Gabrielle mentions in the podcast is linked and ready for you to access!
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-What made you decide to become an Autism teacher?
-What does your daily schedule look like? Do you have any schedule recommendations for and autism class with 4 year olds. Nap time?
autismclassroomnews.com/2013/ 08/making-zoning-plans-work- for-everyone.html - Great explanation of zone planning
-How do you take data? Do you have a special system, app that you use, way to keep track of the data?
teachingspecialthinkers.com/ 2013/05/be-proactive-using- google-docs-to.html (has an app for Ipad)
graphing-ipad-numbers-app/ (IPAD users)
autismclassroomnews.com/2013/ 09/data-collection-in-autism- taking-data.html - Zone DataSheet
Skills-Checklists-Teacher- Friendly-Assessment/dp/ 1932565752/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8& qid=1407850174&sr=8-1& keywords=autism+basic+skills Pre-made Basic Skill Checklist book for students with autism/special needs AKA the best book ever!!
-What are your favorite apps and technology that work effectively with your students?
org/guide/special-needs - I use this website to “shop” for apps for my students based on their needs. Although I try not to use the Ipad or the computer too much.
-For classroom teachers what is the best way to track accommodations made for a specific student?
teachingspecialthinkers.com/ 2013/05/be-proactive-getting- to-know-your_28.html (IEP cheat sheets)
-How does a school and classroom teacher help parents become informed advocates for their special needs child?
Educate them through websites, parent nights, etc. I list a lot of different websites here: http://www.
teachingspecialthinkers.com/ 2013/05/be-proactive-getting- to-know-your_28.html