Monthly Archives: November 2013

If They Can

I come into Peter’s class halfway through first period–usually, this is when I need to negotiate with him about starting the phonics notebook, promising him a walking break if he just fills in at least five of the blanks.  His … Continue reading

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3 Minutes on Love

I am taking Peter on a “walking break”, the little routine I’ve developed with several of my kids.  Our deal is, you try your darnedest to behave yourself in the classroom, where it’s usually one teacher and twenty-plus children and … Continue reading

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Notes from a Meeting

One of the most important parts of the special education process is the annual review, or IEP meeting. I do a lot of them–at least one per student on my caseload, sometimes more.  And at times, I attend meetings for … Continue reading

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