#spedteachers

MOST RECENT

Got our independent station nook started. We’re gonna give it a go once we get back from break!
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One of the things that stuck with me during a SpED training is that, yeah, we need to get our kids to learn how to read, how to add, how to communicate. But we also need to work on getting them to be “enjoyable and employable!”
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I never really understood why it was so important to have independent work stations until this year. In fact, I rolled my eyes at the idea of implementing this a few months ago because I was frustrated that I had kids in my room who needed math interventions at the same time as there were kids in my room who needed reading interventions. There’s only ONE of me, people. And I thought the idea of getting them to work independently defeated the ENTIRE PURPOSE of them receiving the specialized instruction.
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If I wasn’t there DIRECTLY INSTRUCTING them, how was that benefitting my kids? They were better off being in their gen-Ed classroom if they were working independently. At least that way they’d be among their peers.
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But, now that I’m slowly getting the hang of this and I am starting to learn my babies and I’m visiting other SpED classrooms, I have started to see why this is incredibly beneficial for our students. Over time, our kids with special needs have become prompt dependent. Over time, they’ve lost confidence in doing things without getting validation from an adult. Over time, they realize things are not accessible for them so they don’t even begin to attempt it.
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These tasks are meant to be independent. Something they can do on their own. Successfully. Without any support from an adult. Some tasks include matching letters.
Others include cutting zig-zags or cutting out shapes (fine motor practice!). Some involve patterns.
Some are sorting colors.
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So, in this charter-school-developed brain of mine, I kept thinking, “HOW IS THIS HELPING THEM?!” I already know they know how to do this. They’ve mastered this skill. Let’s move on. Waste of time.
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I was so wrong.
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Independent stations help them BUILD independence. And that’s probably a pretty important priority, wouldn’t you say?
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I’m learning so much this year. ❤️

If anyone is wondering this is where you’ll find me for the next 5 days! To my fellow teachers out there I hope you made it through today alive! #thanksgivingbreak #daybeforebreakshenanigans

🙏🏽 feeling the most thankful for the little ones that make me so happy. The ones that fill my heart up with love without even trying. The ones who inspire me to work harder and be better every day. ❤️

Do you know every 20th of the month There's a hashtag sale? Search #speddeals on TPT to find amazing 50% off deals.

You can grab this new Adapted book 50% off only today!! (direct link in bio) you can also used as a little group Game. Dino Balloons 🎈🎈🎈🎈 And the Dino from @yearbookcoverdesign is soo cute!! Puedes encontrar este libro adaptado los globos del dinosaurio ya en mi tienda (link directo en bio) versión en español incluida.

#spedtribe #spedresources #spedteachers #spedmath #specialeducation #specialeducationteachersrock #teacherspayteachers #matesdivertidas #libroadaptado #monsterschest #funandengaging #fungame #handson #dinosaurs #dinosaurios

Late night video call requires many faces and a squishy!
#Kirby #squishy #videoconference #teammeeting #solvingproblems

Omg! This movie made us cry 🤣😂
It made me feel like I'll never ever be adopting, and wow they made it, that was good.
It was based on a true story and it's the feel kind of movie.
I think it was a great movie that Louise and I, decided not to leave our seat even for a second
#SPEDTeachersVacation #SPEDTeachers #movieday #bringyourtissue #MyInternshipJourney #instantfamily

This card is brought to you by a 4th grader who was *eager* to play the Teen Deck when she saw it. Especially because it had emojis. This student also happened to be an English Language Learner with an IEP (individualized learning plan)... .
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So we were playing with a group at lunch, having a great time. Then, when she pulled a blank card, she said, “What’s this mean?” After I told her, she was so excited. “You mean I can *write* on the *game*?!” I nodded and smiled. Not a second later, her pencil was on the card, writing away. As she wrote, she said “meet” (and the card said “met”). We all got the gist. The story she shared, and the ear-to-ear smile on her face, beamed pride & joy.
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And that, my friends, is a powerful gift. See, S.P.A.R.K. is not a grammar game. It’s all about sharing courageously, embracing imperfections, and honoring peoples’ voices. .
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Not gonna lie, this may forever be my favorite card.
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PS- We *love* seeing the creative card ideas folks sharing! Did you know that, when you DM us a card idea, it’s put on the list to prototype for the next edition of that Deck!? .
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PSS- if you haven’t downloaded your free sample deck yet, hop on up to the link in our bio (+ click the red button at the top of that page), AND within minutes you’ll have print-n-play decks to use in your community! .
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#everyonesstorymatters #teachergames #teacherlife #embraceimperfection #inclusionmatters #studentvoice #spark4community #trustbuilding #sparkcommunitypopup #studentleadership #teambuilder #teachersofinstagram #teachablemoment #teachertips #studentsuccess #teachertoolkit #englishlanguageteaching #spedteacher #spedteachers #spedteachersofinstagram #englishlanguagelearners #englishlanguagelearning #4thgradeteacher #5thgradeteacher #middleschoolteacher

Base ten structure clip cards. Included in my sea animals counting to 10 set.
50%off first 48 hours.

Tarjetas para contar con estructura base 10. 50% de descuento primeras 48 horas. Versión en español incluida.

#teachersoninstagram
#teacherspayteachers #spedtribe #spedresources #funandengaging #handson #prekmath #spedmath #spedteachers #handson #matesdivertidas #pedagogiaterapeutica #educacionespecial

This errorless task is part of my sea animals counting to 10 set, 6 fun, engaging and hands-on resources for prek and little special learners. 50%off first 48 hours.

Note: Thanks to @yearbookcoverdesign for this amazing clipart 😀

Este juego crea tu propio fondo marino es parte de mi conjunto de actividades para trabajar los números hasta el 10. 50% de descuento las primeras 48 horas. Versión en español incluida.

#spedtribe #spedresources #sped #spedteachers #prekmath #prekteacher #funandengaging #handson #teachersoninstagram #teacherspayteachers #teacherlove #aprenderjugando #matesdivertidas #pedagogiaterapeutica #educacionespecial #playtolearn #seabed

Happy Birthday to my partner-in-crime/teacher-bestie! I thank God everyday for your constant support and our ability to communicate without words! 😉 #teacherbesties #thankful #coteachers #spedteachers #teachersofinstagram

Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day. The rest will fall into place. Happy Sunday. ❤️🙏🏽

Early mornings at the barre ❤️❤️

Take the weekend to focus on you and your family!! Turn off all the chatter in your head about work. I guarantee you will feel refreshed and renewed on Monday!

Does anyone else find themselves saying this on Sundays? When your brain races to remember and do #allthethings. Instead breathe and tell it to shut up until tomorrow. .
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#autismteacher#iteachsped #iteachautism#weteachsped#spedteachers #sped #spedclassroom #SpecialEdonTpT #specialeducation #ACnewsflash #teacherfollowteachers #teacherselfcare #teachersofig #lifeofateacher #teachers #teachertribe #teaching #igteachers #iteachtoo ( #📷 @autismclassroomnews )

🌟These are the perfect length lanyards for all the #spedteachers that carry around visuals.
Found these durable lanyards at the @dollartree, I bought 5 to change throughout the year. I still have my lanyard since August but I changed it anyways because it was getting dirty. (They have a lot of cute patterns and darker colors which should help changing it when it looks dirty)💗👩🏻‍🏫



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#lanyard #visuals #dollartreefinds

#Repost @monsterschest
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I love making adapted books, my little fellow loves playing with them, this one includes a digital version also (link to store in bio)

Me encanta hacer libros adaptados y a mis pequeños les encanta jugar con ellos, este incluye una versión totalmente digital para jugar en el ordenador. (Enlace a tienda en perfil)

#teachersoninstagram #teacherspayteachers #teachershare #adaptedbooks #colors #handson #handsonlearning #playtolearn #aprenderjugando #aprendizajecreativo #prekteacher #spedteachers #spedtribe #funandengaging #fungame #happy #happytuesday😊

Had to get a sweat sesh in before a fun day of training with my Arbonne gals!! #womenempoweringwomen #alwayslearningalwaysgrowing

My bestie planned the best early birthday surprise for me. 26 balloons and decorations in my office. Such a lucky girl!. Love her so much! 💛 #spedteachers #elementaryteachers #birthday #birthdaygirl

Nobody gets it quite like this squad right here. I’m so grateful. The schedule changes, the IEP meetings, the fire drills, the random triggers that can set a little one off. But also the small moments that FEEL SO COLOSSAL to us.
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We typically get a few minutes in passing with one another. On our way to pick up a kid. Quickly walking by someone’s room before starting our next group.
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Today was therapy. To finally get to sit down and TALK. About our babies. About our lives. About everything we have been wanting to say but just haven’t had the time to. (And also, I’ve heard tequila is therapy so there’s that).

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