"What I Wish I'd Learned in School"

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This is a simple handout to review transition roles at Back-to-School Nights, IEP meetings, transition meetings, etc. Enjoy!- Kristine"What I Wish I'd Learned in School"
Subjects:
Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Life Skills
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Activities
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This activity introduces students to the concept of the 4-year college. There is a PPT that the teacher uses and students take notes on their separate notes document. There is also a follow-up research activity for students to complete.Note: this
Subjects:
Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Life Skills
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$3.00
Online Resource
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This activity introduces students to the concept of the 2-year college. There is a PPT that the teacher uses and students take notes on their separate notes document. There is also a follow-up research activity for students to complete.Note: this
Subjects:
Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Life Skills
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$3.00
Online Resource
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This 1-week unit is part of a series called PATHWAYS. It introduces students to the concepts of the educational degree hierarchy, 2-year colleges and 4-year colleges. It reviews the distinctive characteristics of both. There are also accessory
Subjects:
Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Life Skills
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Google Apps
$22.00
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You don't need to go on a field trip to use this activity! It is a multi-day activity with a hands-on diorama at the end! You will need shoe boxes for every student for this activity. You can use the Monterey Bay Aquarium website or a local aquarium
Subjects:
Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Life Skills
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Google Apps
$5.00
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Tell students the story of your college experience with this PPT! I find that this activity brings a sense of connection to the classroom. It is a great kick-off activity to talk about college readiness -- either for a college readiness day or as a
Subjects:
Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Life Skills
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Google Apps
$2.50
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This is one of my favorite lessons all year! Talking about transition. This topic is one of the most exciting topics in the whole IEP process. In this 50-minute lesson, students reflect back on their last IEP, learn about transition, and then begin
Subjects:
Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Life Skills
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Google Apps
$5.00
Online Resource
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This is a great beginning lesson plan to introduce students to the concept of the IEP in an age-appropriate fashion. Students take notes on what an IEP is, and then they use their own IEP to complete an IEP scavenger hunt.*Please note: this is also
Subjects:
Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Life Skills
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Google Apps
$5.00
2
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Oftentimes, students don't get to really examine their IEP other than being there - real time - in their meeting. This is a reflective activity that students use to "look back" at their last IEP. It allows them to become familiarized with some of
Subjects:
Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Life Skills
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Google Apps
$1.75
1
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Leading one's IEP is correlated with effective self-advocacy skills. This is a simple PPT that students can modify to lead their own IEP. A sample teacher IEP is also included, that you can edit yourself if you'd like to show students a
Subjects:
Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Life Skills
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Google Apps
$3.50
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We still do this activity for new SPED teacher orientations (where teachers would pair up or work in groups as a friendly competition!) but I've also transitioned to using this in the classroom to familiarize students with some of the "alphabet
Subjects:
Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Life Skills
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Google Apps
$1.75
Online Resource
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In speaking with college representatives, there are many things that high school students are surprised about when they begin college. This activity is meant to expose students to some of these core differences. It asks students to look at different
Subjects:
Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Life Skills
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Google Apps
$3.00
Online Resource
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This is a simple Educational Hierarchy Matching Activity to complete with students.It's a great icebreaker/energizer or introduction to talking about pathways after high school.Included:- Colorful, vibrant PPT slide listing the educational
Subjects:
Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Life Skills
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps
$1.75
Online Resource
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Are you interested in introducing disability awareness to your students?This is a simple, direct day lesson plan for the 13 categories of disabilities.Add your own commentary, sprinkles, etc.Included:- Lesson Plan with teacher talking points- 13
Subjects:
Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Life Skills
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps
$5.00
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This is a simple Back-to-School slide to do with students as an introductory activity. If you are teaching transition, it also casually introduces them to do the interview question "What are 3 words to describe yourself?" Included in the download is
Subjects:
Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Life Skills
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Google Apps
$1.25
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I created this after years of buying expensive graduation photo booth items that were flimsy and no use for the next year. Simply print these on cardstock and hot glue gun popsicle sticks on the back! They are also FULL CUSTOMIZABLE from year after
Subjects:
Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps
$5.00
Online Resource
Google Slides™
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Sometimes you just need a simple cell phone pocket name chart!This is editable. Make it your own with your own sparkles! Change the color, change the #, etc.Included:- Multiple editable cell phone pocket name charts to use for years to come!Happy
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps
$1.50
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
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Sometimes you just need a simple scavenger hunt to get students to introduce William Shakespeare to your students!Included:- Shakespeare Scavenger Hunt- Shakespeare Scavenger Hunt - Master Happy Teaching!Kristine"What I Wish I'd Learned in School"
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps
FREE
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This is a great "outdoor" activity for class.We typically use this when reading Cannery Row or another novel that uses descriptive writing. In preparation of writing a descriptive paragraph, we take students outside to sit and observe the campus as
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Life Skills
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps
FREE
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Hello Teacher! I hope that this helps you in your lesson plan honoring Martin Luther King Jr's Speech, "I Have a Dream."- Kristine"What I Wish I'd Learned in School"
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Google Apps
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

SAI (Specialized Academic Instruction) teacher (grades 9-12), Special Education Department Coordinator, District EdTech Committee, AVID Site Team, Latino Outreach Group, Black Student Union



Presenter at CTA Inaugural Special Education Conference. May 2021.
Presenter at Workability I 2020 Northern Institute. September 2020.
Presenter at Inclusion Collaborative State Conference. September 2020.
Presenter at Fremont Unified School District. August 2020.
Presenter at the Ed Tech Team Napa Valley Summit. January 2020.
Presenter at Inclusion Collaborative State Conference. October 2019.
Official vendor at City of San Jose Disability Awareness Day. October 2019.
Presenter at Fremont Union School District. August 2019.
Presenter at Oakland Unified School District. April 2018.
Presenter at the Inclusion Collaborative Conference. October 2018.
Presenting at the Ed Tech Team California Summit. June/July 2018.
Presenting at San Jose State University Summer Intern Institute, July 2018.
Featured Speaker at Future Profits Appreciation Dinner. May 2018.
Presented at the Ed Tech Team Orange County Summit. April 2018.
Presented at the Ed Tech Team Fresno Summit. January 2017.
Presented at the Ed Tech Team North State Summit. November 2017.
Presented at the WorkAbility Region 3 Training. October 2017.

MY TEACHING STYLE

"If they don't learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn." - Ignacio Estrada

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Silicon Valley Education Foundation: Teacher of the Month

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

UC Berkeley alumni, Utrecht Universiteit, Mild/Mod credential from San Jose State University, clear credential from EPIC (Education and Preparation for Inclusive Classrooms) Collaborative

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Hi there, and thanks for stopping by. I'm Kristine and I have been working in special education for 12 years now. I started at UC Berkeley's Disability Auxiliary Unit, then became an instructional assistant, teacher, and department coordinator. I feel very fortunate to teach in a truly exciting and innovative area of Silicon Valley - Mountain View, CA. This curriculum series is the culmination of 10 years of teaching transition topics in my Career Connections classroom. I strive to make these resources as current as possible, and adapt them regularly as education continues to evolve!

Personally, I am a Mom of 2 girls and my husband is also a Special Education High School Teacher. We enjoy spending time on the coast as much as possible. I also enjoy playing the piano, writing, and watching movies with my girls!

If you'd like to see more about this educational mission, please add me on instagram or facebook: @whatiwishidlearnedinschool, or on TikTok @whatiwishidlearned (my daughter is teaching me ;)

- Kristine

"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." - Alice in Wonderland

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