How General Educators Can Get More Out of IEP Meetings
Participating more actively in your students’ IEP meetings benefits the child, their parents, and you.
Co-Teaching: How to Make it Work
When done well, co-teaching offers benefits for both students and teachers. When not done well, it can be confusing or downright frustrating for all involved.
7 Systems that Work for Outside-the-Box Learners
Most teachers struggle with students whose academic performance doesn’t match their potential. When the usual approach doesn’t work, try something different.
Creating a Welcoming Classroom for Students with Special Needs
Many regular ed teachers feel inadequately prepared to serve the needs of students with special needs. Here are some ideas.
A Day in the Life of a School Psychologist
If you think school psychologists spend most of their time counseling students, think again.
What the Mother of a Child with Autism Wants Teachers to Know
At first, my friend Leigh didn’t want me to air this episode. “I’m so sorry to have wasted your time,” she said, “but my husband and I just listened to it and we realized that if our daughter ever heard it, she would die of embarrassment.”
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
Until I read this book, I knew autism caused people to behave in ways that made it hard for them to fit in socially, but I guess I assumed they were unaware of it. That was a big underestimation: The awareness is there, it’s strong, it hurts, and it extends to the people around them.