Executive Functioning
Behavior

Executive Functioning

Executive Functioning consists of the essential self-regulation skills needed to successfully participate and function in a classroom setting – and in life! Poor executive functioning shows up as an inability to prioritize tasks, maintain focus and cooperate with others. Problems with executive skills often go hand-in-hand with learning disabilities and attention problems, which are both … Continue reading

Decoding Words/Reading
Literacy

Decoding Words/Reading

Decoding Decoding is important because it is the foundation on which all other reading instruction builds. CVC Challenge I hang a large pocket chart on a movable separator as a reading station.Β  The pockets are filled with picture cards and a container on the floor is filled with Consonant-Vowel-Consonant (CVC) words to match the pictures.Β  … Continue reading

Activities/Assessments for Letters & Sounds
Literacy

Activities/Assessments for Letters & Sounds

Teaching students to read is a fundamental responsibility as an elementary special education teacher! Learning to read can be a struggle for students, especially for those students who require special education services. Β Developing assessments to track student progress along with repetition and engaging activities helps students become more excited and successful when it comes to … Continue reading

Overview of Individualized Behavior Management
Behavior / Classroom / Sensory

Overview of Individualized Behavior Management

In developing a positive learning environment, a teacher needs to base their classroom management foundation off of the following two concepts: individualized behavior management and whole classroom management. Together these two concepts create an effective discipline in the classroom. 1) Individualized Behavior Management In special education classrooms, students display many different types of behaviors such … Continue reading

Two-Dimensional Shapes Unit (Modified for Special Education)
Math / Store

Two-Dimensional Shapes Unit (Modified for Special Education)

3rd Grade Two-Dimensional Shapes Concepts (3.G.1 & 3.G.2) is a unit for understanding geometry by identifying share attributes of shapes, different types of quadrilaterals, partition shapes into parts and identify each part of a whole as a unit fraction. This unit is modified/adjusted to address these same concepts but focusing on using simplified and consistent … Continue reading