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A group based on Special Education needs. Where teachers, parents, and caregivers can share and distribute information for the classroom and beyond. 

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Getting the same technology for students in specialized classrooms as the gen. ed. classrooms

Started by Teresa Conley Aug 1, 2014. 0 Replies

Hello everyone! I have been in Special Education for more than 34 years.I am currently a retiree who has returned to the classroom and am teaching a high school Autism class. In all my time I have…Continue

Newborn Infant Care Tips

Started by Oscar Marin Mar 6, 2014. 0 Replies

First few weeks of caring infants are daunting for newbie parents. They really need to know how to care for infants. Read out here for some important tips on newborn infant care and share your view…Continue

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What does inclusion look like in your school for the student, the special educator and gen ed teacher?

Started by Marcy J. Perry. Last reply by andrew aker Nov 18, 2013. 10 Replies

I'm interested in getting feedback from both special ed and general ed teachers on how inclusion and/or co-teaching work in your experience. What have you found that works well and what hasn't? From…Continue

Tags: general, ed, co-teaching, IEP's, education

Advice for new special education student

Started by Christina Clarkson Jul 27, 2013. 0 Replies

Hello,I just started a teaching licensure program in MN for special education. I'll be doing my license in learning disabilities and/or emotional/behavioral disorders. What advice do you have to…Continue

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Comment by Katy Johnson on January 6, 2014 at 3:36pm

Hello Everyone,

I am hoping to learn from anyone that works with high school and young adult transition programs-both those that prep for workforce and college.  What are your successes/ideas for student on the job training?  In addition, any ideas on adult learner literacy programs.  I have a Masters and am interested in a certificate program for adult learner literacy.  Does anyone know anything about employment options with this certificate/credential on teaching license.  I have worked in education at all levels and most recently adult ed for GED 2014.  Thanks for any ideas or help.  Katy

Comment by Patricia Griffin on July 30, 2012 at 10:05am

Hello Everyone,

I am an educator in the field of special education for over 20 years. I have served as a special education teacher and more recently as an administrator in the field for the past seven years. I am looking forward to collaborating on behalf of the needs of all learners.


Comment by andrew aker on July 30, 2012 at 12:00am

Thanks creating this group!  What about Child's Work"s profile photo?

Comment by Sheila Matzke on July 23, 2012 at 12:26am

Another question I have is regarding standards based IEPS's. In Minnesota, we are required to write IEP objectives around the state standards for the grade level the student is in.

Does anyone have any helpful in-sight or websites that give examples of various objectives in the areas of science, math, and reading?

Thank you and appreciate being a part of this group :)


Comment by Sheila Matzke on July 23, 2012 at 12:21am

Hello everyone~

I am a newbie and excited about joining you!

I have been teaching for 8 years in self-contained resource room setting and struggle with the same question as Marcy. I have checked out Elaines resources and appreciate the ideas. I will investigate them further as time allows.

I will put together a resource page of my own and share with you when I get back into my classroom.

Look forward to learning from and with you all!


Comment by Elaine Habernig on May 30, 2012 at 2:03pm

My Special Education resources

Comment by Janet Broder on February 25, 2012 at 4:45pm

Hi - Miss L: No, inclusion is not mandatory in Ontario. My Board is a full-inclusion board. At least, theoretically ...:-)

Comment by Miss L on January 18, 2012 at 7:54pm

Thanks for the share Janet! I like the checklist idea, it easily summarizes the important details that can sometimes fall through the cracks. In our classes we always talk about the policies and practices in Manitoba but not necessarily for the rest of Canada. Is inclusive education mandatory in Ontario?

Comment by Janet Broder on January 18, 2012 at 2:49pm

Found this article/worksheet on TeachHUB and thought it would be a good activity to do to get some dialogue going. Probably good for teacher candidates too!


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