Wednesday, August 20, 2014

TPT BOOST SALE

Some of you are already back to school...and some of you are starting within the next couple weeks! This is the best time to stock up on all your back to school necessities!  And thanks to TPT, I am throwing another sale where my whole store will be 28% OFF (today only!!!).  Click image below to be taken directly to my store!

And don't forget to check out the awesome blog hop I posted about yesterday.  I, along with 23 others have put together great back to school freebies tailoring especially to SPECIAL ED Teachers!!  There are also some amazing giveaways that include my Life Skills Classroom Product...so you should definitely enter to win!

Happy shopping/blog hopping!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

We LOVE Special Education Teachers: Giveaways and Freebies!

I'm taking a break today from my co-teaching miniseries today to bring you a great BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY!!

Have we mentioned how much we love special educators??! 
Well just to show you how much, 24 of us have joined together to help you start your new school year out with a BOOM! 
I am so excited to be a part of this and even a bit jealous of all the great prizes available! :)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Co-Teaching in an Autism Classroom: Qualities Needed

In the spirit of back to school, I wanted to share with you one of the best things I ever did as a teacher: Co-Teaching.  Co-Teaching with one of my colleagues best friends was almost always the highlight of my day.  I learned so much from her, and I truly believe that the two of us working together helped our kids make more progress than either one of us could have done alone.

Co-teaching is not something I started with in my first year of teaching...I waited until I was a few years in before taking on this project.  Since our co-teaching set-up is quite complex and involves a decent amount of prep work, I am going to take the next few days to bring you through the nitty gritty of co-teaching in an autism classroom.


We will cover:
3. Qualities Needed in Co-Teaching
4.  Topics to Co-Teach
5.  Grouping in Co-Teaching
6.  How to Schedule Co-Teaching
7.  How to Plan for Co-Teaching


Today we will cover Qualities Needed in Co-Teaching Relationships. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Co-Teaching in an Autism Classroom: Reasons Why

In the spirit of back to school, I wanted to share with you one of the best things I ever did as a teacher: Co-Teaching.  Co-Teaching with one of my colleagues best friends was almost always the highlight of my day.  I learned so much from her, and I truly believe that the two of us working together helped our kids make more progress than either one of us could have done alone.


Co-teaching is not something I started with in my first year of teaching...I waited until I was a few years in before taking on this project.  Since our co-teaching set-up is quite complex and involves a decent amount of prep work, I am going to take the next few days to bring you through the nitty gritty of co-teaching in an autism classroom.


We will cover:
2.  Reasons Why to Co-Teach
3. Qualities Needed in Co-Teaching
4.  Topics to Co-Teach
5.  Grouping in Co-Teaching
6.  How to Schedule Co-Teaching
7.  How to Plan for Co-Teaching

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Co-Teaching in an Autism Classroom: What is Co-Teaching?

In the spirit of back to school, I wanted to share with you one of the best things I ever did as a teacher: Co-Teaching.  Co-Teaching with one of my colleagues best friends was almost always the highlight of my day.  I learned so much from her, and I truly believe that the two of us working together helped our kids make more progress than either one of us could have done alone.


Co-teaching is not something I started with in my first year of teaching...I waited until I was a few years in before taking on this project.  Since our co-teaching set-up is quite complex and involves a decent amount of prep work, I am going to take the next few days to bring you through the nitty gritty of co-teaching in an autism classroom.


We will cover:
1.  What is Co-Teaching in an Autism Classroom?
2.  Reasons Why to Co-Teach
3. Qualities Needed in Co-Teaching
4.  Topics to Co-Teach
5.  Grouping in Co-Teaching
6.  How to Schedule Co-Teaching
7.  How to Plan for Co-Teaching

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Top Sellers and Back to School Essentials!

In honor of the big TPT back to school sale, I am posting about my top-sellers on TPT for you to check out for the upcoming school year.   I love that my 4 top sellers couldn't be more different from one another.  From working on personal info, to visuals used as behavior supports, functional spelling activities, and an adapted book on appropriate clothes to wear based on different situations.   Click on any image to be brought directly to the product in my store.
 

Monday, August 4, 2014

New Chapter and a SALE

I literally have not opened my laptop in the last 2 WEEKS.  That is a new record for me.  A lot of changes have been happening for me in the last 2 weeks and I am excited to finally share them with you.

My husband and I have relocated to a new city, started new jobs, and adopted an adorable new puppy.  Here are some pics of my new furry friend!  Her name is Kinzie and she is an 11 week old Boxer/Lab/Setter mix that we rescued 1 week ago! I couldn't just pick one picture, so hope you don't mind seeing a few!

   


As far as my new job, I am thrilled to be able to continue working with school age kids with autism.  The only difference is that I will now be working in a clinical setting where kids spend their entire day at the clinic working on academic, functional, play, and communication skills.  I am super excited to be applying my skill set in a new environment, but it was extremely hard to say goodbye to my old kiddos, their families, and my amazing coworkers.  Words can't describe all the emotions I have had about ending one chapter of my career and moving onto a new one.  I have had many teary-eyed moments over the last couple months anticipating all these changes, but after starting my new job, my mind is much more at ease.  The kids are great (and will definitely keep me challenged) and the staff are welcoming and supportive.  I can't wait to continue to share with you my school experiences as well as add in my new clinical experiences as well!

In the spirit of all these new milestones, I am joining in the TPT Back to School Sale.  My entire store will be 28% off with the code BTS14 at checkout!  Click here or the image below to be redirected to my TPT store.