Tracking data is imperative to our job as special educators to ensure our students are making progress. Of course, easier said than done while we are balancing myriad spinning plates. I highly recommend creating a Google Forms data tracking system, which is accessible and efficient, and applicable to distance and in person learning. A Google […]
Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline for Students with Special Needs
As we examine systemic inequities, we must also at how we identify and serve students with specialized needs. The overrepresentation of students with special needs in the prison system shows that we are falling short of IDEA’s mandate to prepare students to “lead productive and independent lives, to the maximum extent possible.” Part of this […]
Creating a Blending Board Binder is as Easy as ABC!
Blending boards help students learn the foundational reading skills of segmenting and blending consonant-vowel-consonant (cvc) words. Download this free resource and follow this step by step tutorial to put together your own blending board binder that can be used as a phonics warm up or as a teaching strategy for emerging readers. Step 1: Cut […]