In my position, I provide inclusion support to special education students. This involves a lot of co-teaching, modifying assessments on the go, and sometimes it feels like I’m constantly juggling. Many of my students struggle with showing what they know during a test, and I juggle with the balance between helping them show what they… Read More How I accommodate students during tests and quizzes
Starting out, I tried to create this blog three times before I did it correctly on the third try. Here is what I learned from my mistakes, these are my 6 tips for starting a successful blog! *This post contains affiliate links Do your research When I started my blog, I went with the “dive… Read More 6 Tips for Starting a Successful Blog
Not only am I a teacher, I am also an avid reader. Each year I set lofty goals on Goodreads.com and then I read voraciously to try and meet them. This year I set a goal of 50 books, but I was sidelined from six months of migraines and fell behind. I plan on setting… Read More The 10 Best Books I Read in 2017
Like most states, my students have to participate annually in high-stakes testing. My eighth graders are responsible for taking two days of ELA testing, two days of Math testing and two days of Science testing. The ELA and the math are on the computer this year, as they were last year. The science is still on paper… Read More High-Stakes Testing
Special education pacing can be difficult to find the right balance. One of the decisions I struggle with the most is whether to focus on understanding or getting through the curriculum. This is a struggle I have especially with math. I work with students who often require extra practice and more taught lessons to understand… Read More Special Education Pacing: Do We Rush or Not?