Anyone looking for more special education blogs to follow this year? I know I always am, so I was excited to see this blog hop from Tales of a Carolina Girl. Honestly, I learn so much from all of you special education bloggers, I think it should count as professional development :)
Welcome to all who may be new here and here's a little bit about me!
My top 3 advice for all teachers, especially special education teachers.
1. Don't be afraid to ask questions: Ask other teachers in your school, ask other bloggers, don't reinvent the wheel if you don't have to! And it's okay if you aren't sure what you are doing, we all feel like that at times and need some extra help :)
2. Get your classroom organized and labeled: My first couple of years I had some things organized and figured I'd get the rest done as school started. It just doesn't happen people. Find a place for everything in the beginning and students will catch on fast and suddenly everything runs so much smoother!
3. Communicate with your staff and be consistent: I'm specifically thinking about behavior plans here. Especially as special education teachers, we can tend to have a lot of staff members in our classroom. Make sure they know what is going on so that students plans can be implemented consistently. That being said, follow the behavior plan...but when something isn't working don't be afraid to switch it up and try something crazy either!
Be sure to check out the advice from other special education teachers as well!
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