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Literacy Routines in a Special Education Classroom

With so many different student levels, it can be difficult at the beginning of the school year to establish literacy routines, especially when you are focused on hammering out behavior problems and  working to get your littles to sit for more than 5 minutes. My first year in my classroom with students with autism, I…

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3 Ways to Build Relationships with Parents at the Beginning of the Year

            As teachers, our students should be our number one priority. We share that priority with others, though, because those students have parents who also care deeply for them. Every new school year, I am always very persistent to establish a positive relationship with parents. This means I am trying…

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How to Create Your Autism Classroom Schedule

When you teach in a special education classroom with such varied ability levels, scheduling can be such a nightmare. If you have to  change your schedule, you’re in for quite a treat with how it may affect your students and even your teacher assistants. Obviously some of our students can be very rigid and a…

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