Take Control of Your Own Behavior – Student Made Visuals for Self-Regulation

  • Nov 01, 2016

  • Written by: AutismEducators.com Staff

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Yes, sometimes I get carried away with how I present my lessons. I dance, prance, sing, and use some really exaggerated words and movements. If I’m going to keep eleven sets of eyes focused on me and the lesson I am intent on teaching, then I really have no choice. As I’m sure you can relate to, there’s one kid looking out the window, another playing with something, two more fidgeting, one talking to himself, and well, you get the drift. Over the past several years, I have found that adding “animated teaching” to any lesson or concept that I want the kids to learn, improves not only their focus, but understanding of the lesson, too.
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Welcome, Not Overwhelm - First Day Jitters

  • Oct 10, 2016

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As a teacher coming back to a familiar school, or even the same classroom, those magical butterflies that can set your tummy churning can be fluttering in full swing. Now imagine being a child walking into a new classroom, possibly meeting a new teacher for the first time, with different routines and expectations. There are ways to welcome children into your classroom, without overwhelming them...
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Trump vs. Clinton: 2016 Election Activities for Children

  • Aug 29, 2016

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On November 8, 2016, we will chose a new President of the United States of America. This election year has kept us all entertained and it’s a hot topic of conversation wherever you go. Our kids are also exposed to opinions, facts, and T.V. commercials that can be controversial. There was no time like now to get my kids involved in the 2016 election process! Here’s how you can, too.
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The “F” Word and How to Encourage It. What?!

  • Aug 04, 2016

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So, I’ve been teaching K-3rd ASD children in a self-contained setting for nearly 20 years. Throughout that time, I’ve heard students saying some unkind things to one another requiring just a tad of adult intervention. But, never in all this time have I heard the “F” word being tossed around so freely as I had this past school year! Yes, I can only imagine what you’re thinking. But think again. The word is “friend”.
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You Get What You Get, and You Don't Get Upset

  • Mar 12, 2015

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Every summer, no matter how much we want the sun and fun to continue, we inch closer to returning to our classrooms. As Special Education teachers, we could have students for two, maybe three years in a row. But many years, we start anew. This is my year. This is my story.
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How To Write IEP Goals That Teachers Love!

  • Nov 17, 2014

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It’s that time of the year again when it seems like every child on my caseload has an IEP due tomorrow. It’s a chore that has to be done. As we gather all of the data that we have collected to monitor and track progress on a years’ worth of IEP goals, we must come up with new ideas for our kids to get to the next level. Now, it’s not that we don’t have the great ideas to help our students, but the way we write and explain them makes all the difference.
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