Exciting Special Education

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Exciting Special Education
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Every student deserves the opportunity to learn in a way that best suits their learning style and interest. All students are capable of learning, no matter what their ability level. I strive to create engaging, interactive lessons for all.
 
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These materials can be used to implement a banking/budgeting curriculum in your classroom. Students will practice filling out a mock job application (you could follow up with an interview). The applications could be related to jobs around the
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Vocational Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables
$5.00
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This is a lesson designed to help students identify kind and unkind words. Students will read candy hearts and determine whether the word or phrase on the heart is kind or unkind. If they word/phrase is kind, then they will cut and paste it onto the
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Assessment, Interactive Whiteboard, Cooperative Learning
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This is an editable lesson plan template. Print both pages and then copy them back to back to use in a lesson plan binder. I've used this template for years to organize and write my lesson plans. It is so helpful to stay organized!!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Science
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Classroom Forms, Graphic Organizers
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This lesson is designed to help both young students and students with special needs understand the difference between “love” and “like”. The purpose is to help students understand when it is appropriate to express their love towards another person
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, School Counseling
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Interactive Whiteboard
$5.00
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This lesson is designed to help students identify their goals, whether they are personal, social, academic, physical, or otherwise. They are encouraged to select goals that may seem hard to reach or almost impossible in their eyes. However, they
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Writing, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Worksheets, Activities
$5.00
1 rating
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Are your students working on their first research/writing project? If so, this is a great tool to help organize information about an animal of their choice. Students can use a variety of resources including the Internet, books, magazines, or even a
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Graphic Organizers
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This template can be used to keep families up-to-date on all of the great things happening in your classroom. It is great for elementary grades and special education. Parents will be kept informed of what their children are working on in each
Subjects:
Classroom Management, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Handouts, Classroom Forms, For Parents
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This lesson is designed for young students and special education students to help them learn effective strategies for dealing with anger. Students will begin by brainstorming what makes them angry and how they usually deal with it. Then, they will
Subjects:
Special Education, Other (Specialty), Problem Solving
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
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This graphic organizer will help students understand the basic format of writing a paragraph. Students will work on choosing a topic, staying on topic, writing three supporting details about their topic, and writing a conclusion sentence to wrap up
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.5.1a, W.3.1a, W.4.1a
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Have your students use this editing checklist to help them complete the writing process. Students are required to review their writing and go through the checklist to ensure that they have checked for spelling errors, proper sentence structure,
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Assessment, Classroom Forms
CCSS:
W.1.5, W.2.5, W.3.5, W.4.5
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These number of the day worksheets are a perfect way to start the day. They are designed for 4 different skill levels. Students practice writing the number, determining if it is odd/even, count out the number by drawing or using stickers, and circle
Subjects:
Numbers, Other (Math)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.CC.A.1, K.CC.A.2, K.CC.A.3
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This fun lesson gives students the opportunity to plan for a pretend camping outing. They determine the cost of the items need for their camping trip and calculate how much it will cost to purchase all of the needed items. They also must determine
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Basic Math
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Assessment
$2.00
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These worksheets provide students with the opportunity to work on those money skills. They will practice counting dollars and coins, work on making change for purchases ranging from $1.00-10.00. Differentiated worksheets are included to help
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Basic Math
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Math Centers
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching students with cognitive impairments in a special education center-based program for the past 12 years. The skills that we focus on are basic reading, math, writing, social skills, vocational skills, and independent living skills.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I inject my sense of humor and add fun to each lesson I teach. I find that my students are more engaged in the lessons I teach when they are having fun. Most of the time, they don't even realize they are learning something new until they remember weeks later!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have been rated highly effective for several years in my local school district. I have been asked to speak about my teaching practices and share my pedagogy with other teaching staff in my building. I led training seminars on how to use exemplary texts with students who are cognitively impaired. I began a peer to peer mentoring program in my district which pairs a special education student with non-disabled peer. The goals is to help foster friendships, improve social skills, and increase student motivation and involvement in activities inside and outside of school.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received my Bachelor's Degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2005 in Elementary Education. I continued my education at Wayne State University and earned my MA in Special Education with a concentration in Cognitive Impairments in 2009.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have been married to my husband Troy for the past 8 years. We have three beautiful young boys ages 2, 4, and 6. We also have two dachshunds that we adore.

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