Special Education

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Five Minute Friday: “Un” “Broken”


It’s Five Minute Friday time!  Remember you too can join in this “writing flash mob” and/or do it with your students.  It’s a simple and quick free writing exercise.  Read my post introducing Five Minute Friday for details on how to participate.  Also, check out how to incorporate Five Minute Friday with creating interactive posters … Continue reading

Bottom-up Teaching: Lessons Learned from My Special Needs Aunt


I have a special needs aunt and she has had the greatest influence on my teaching abilities.  My aunt has taught me skills that are valuable to any content area and profession.  What has she taught me?  How can you apply what she has taught me?  I share with you in hope that you too … Continue reading

Twitter #hashtag Education Chats: Social History Infographics


Compilation of Twitter #hashtag Education Chats- A One Month Social History from Feb. 22 to March 22, 2012. How does your favorite education chat compare? Who are the most influential Tweeters for your favorite education chat? *Please note that due to the enormous volume of education Twitter chats, I could not include all of them here.  I … Continue reading

10 Techniques: Teaching Language as a Classically Trained Musician


I admit that my language teaching methods are sometimes unique, quite amusing to others and different. My methods make sense to me. When other teachers see me teach, I often am asked where I have learned certain instructional techniques. My answer to this question is easy, I did not really learn the technique from any one source, … Continue reading

Are you addicted to Pinterest?- A teacher’s dream!


Are you addicted to Pinterest?  Many of us love Pinterest and it’s becoming one of the fastest growing social networks.  It is appealing to many of us through its simplicity, ability to create various boards to organize content, and its crisp visuals that draw you in.  People get drawn in and addicted for hours to … Continue reading

Transparency in Education


shadow puppetsBy Hedgehog83 (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 or CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons Transparency in education is vital.  With integration of new technologies in the classroom: SmartBoards, iPads, mobile devices and so forth, the old transparencies and overhead projectors are becoming obsolete.  While embracing new technologies and innovation of new learning platforms, extinction of these adaptive learning … Continue reading

10 Reasons I Love Edmodo & Recommend It For Educators


I just started using Edmodo, but love it.  It has become an extremely useful communication tool with my students.  Edmodo is a web 2.0 social networking tool for educators to use to communicate with students and parents.  Here are 10 reasons why I love it and recommend educators use it: 1.  It is free.  There … Continue reading

iPad for Autism: 60 Minutes Episode, Inspiration and Reflections


The 60 Minutes Episode from 10/23/11 on CBS.com discusses the biography of Steve Jobs and the phenomenal impact the iPad has had on the communication abilities of the autistic. I want to share the 60 Minutes Episode with you, some clips from the Episode, a few articles, some YouTube videos and my reflections on Apps … Continue reading

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