What are executive function skills? Executive Function skills are the skills that allow us to make a goal, plan on how to meet that goal, and follow through with that plan. They are the skills that help us with impulse control, keeping ourselves organized, and regulating our emotions. Students who have difficulty with their executive function… Read More Accommodations to Support Students Who Struggle With Executive Function
Communicate Like any relationship in life, communication is key to a successful co-teaching relationship. Before the year begins, sit down and DTR as the kids say. Define the relationship! If you start the year with a discussion about who is going to be responsible for what you avoid a lot of problems. Neither of you… Read More 5 Keys to Great Co-Teaching
Co-Teaching seems to be the trend for public schools. My school, like many others, is leaning towards a model that includes as many students as possible into the general education classroom. In order to make this work, many special education teachers, like myself, are expected to co-teach. General education inclusion classes with the content area… Read More 6 Effective Co-Teaching Models, and When to Use Them
There is a lot of debate in my school on whether or not to allow students to retake tests and quizzes. Or to allow students to complete test corrections to raise their grade. I would assume that this is probably a debated upon topic in many schools! Does allowing a student to retake a quiz… Read More Should we allow students to retake tests and quizzes?
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