Teacherfilter: I had a crazy idea and want to know how/if I can make this work. The problem? There are over 500 regular education teachers in our system who would benefit from easily understood information about disabilities but more importantly, HOW to create IEP-directed classroom accommodations (y'know, like a kid needs materials distilled or a word bank, etc.). [more inside]
My boss has begun reprimanding me for events that never occurred, and it's stressing me out. In my third (tenure year) as a special ed teacher at a public school; my first 2 years of reviews were excellent. [more inside]
I'm a middle school teacher working with kids who struggle academically and emotionally, and I'm gonna make them memorize a poem over the course of 6 months. What are some ass-kicking choices? "Jabberwocky" excites me, but I could use more. Ideas?
Teachermefi: I'm a middle school special ed teacher and my district wants to send me to this conference: Designing 21st Century Schools. Does anyone have any experience with this organization? I hate taking time away from my class to doodle, but it's supported by Edutopia, George Lucas' educational foundation and seems possibly worthwhile.
teacherfites: I've been a pretty decent middle school special educator for a few years now, working with all kinds of disabilities but most of my kids have behavioral issues. Not to be overconfident, but want to mention I've been nominated as Teacher of the Year in my state, but more importantly, I've become the go-to confidante for almost all of my students. So far, so good. [more inside]