Friday, August 29, 2014

Special Education Scheduling Update

A weekly form given to cooperating teachers so that the Special Education teacher is aware of upcoming projects, tests, scheduling changes, and current topics.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Blank IEP Progress Report Form

Utilize this form to report progress on IEP annual goals to parents. You can type (copy and paste) annual goals onto this form and rate student progress electronically or reproduce as needed for your caseload. Area is included to type comments.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Special Education IEP Meeting Invite Checklist

This is a handy checklist for special education teachers. This list serves as a reminder of date, time, purpose and attendees for important IEP meetings.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Special Education Case Management Tracking Form for Signed Documents

A spreadsheet to keep track of reports/letters/other paperwork that has been sent home or mailed home for signatures, allowing you to keep tabs on what has come back to school and what signatures are still required.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

IEP at a Glace: Quick Reference Forms for Individual Students

This document is a snapshot for individual students on your special education caseload. Print one for each student. Saves time and energy when looking for important information!

This document contains:
One sheet that includes:
Student name
Category of disability
IEP date
Related services needs
Medical needs
Service times

Monday, August 18, 2014

Special Education Caseload List

This word document allows you to enter your caseload information including student names, grade levels, dates of previous IEPs and evaluations, and types of goals the students have.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Six Tips for Making the Start of School Less Stressful

The start of school is an exciting time, but for many children getting back into the routine can be difficult. Six Tips for Making the Start of School Less Stressful includes ideas for starting the new school year right.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Special Education Teacher Checklist to Organize the Start of Your School Year

Includes a list of over 40 tasks to:

introduce yourself to parents
plan for students
prepare your classroom
organize your paperwork and bookkeeping duties
get a jump-start on organizing your school year
begin planning for upcoming IEP meetings
communicate with the para-educators who will be assisting you
fulfill your duties as a special education teacher
begin successful collaboration with regular education teachers
and more.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Special Education Beginning of the Year Packet

This packet includes all forms needed to keep yourself organized throughout the year with your special education paperwork. It includes forms to organize your roster and students' disability categories, IEP and evaluation due dates checklist, accommodations page for substitutes and regular education teachers, and each students' related services.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Beginning of Year Forms for a Special Education Classroom

Includes the following forms in two formats: PDF and Word documents.

-Welcome letter
-Supply list
-Child Survey
-Hygiene description and permission
-Community walk description and permission
-Photo release form
-Class library description and permission

Monday, August 11, 2014

"Minting New Thoughts" Cognitive Behavior Therapy Idea and Printable

Here is a great activity for individuals or groups of kids to introduce or expand on how to cope with upset feelings.  It uses the metaphor of paper money that is first minted, and then shredded if it is defective or worn out.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Advocacy Tool Kit

The Advocacy Tool Kit from Autism Speaks aims to help both individuals with autism and their families develop and use advocacy skills in order to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Teacher To Do Checklist For First Two Weeks of School

Mentor teacher Kelly Bergman's to-do lists to help you launch a successful school year. From Scholastic Teachers -

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Individualized Education Program (IEP) Guide

A team of lawyers has put together a helpful guide to help families understand the IEP process. This 26 page guide contains an IEP timeline and clearly lays out the steps to take throughout the IEP process. The guide also includes lots of tips, resources, and answers to FAQs.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Shapes Generalization Download

If you're looking for generalization while teaching shapes, here's a printable that has different sizes and colors of various shapes.