Strategies for Promoting Independence for Students Who Have a 1:1 Paraeducator in General Education

 

If we are not deliberate with how we support students in special education, in trying to help them we unknowingly could be hurting their future.  For students who spend most of their day in the general education classroom with a 1:1 paraeducator, there can be a large tendency to … Continue reading

Utilizing Minecraft and Other Highly Restricted Interests to Support Students with Autism

 

Successfully teaching students with autism how the world works often requires us getting to know a bit about their world first.  This means coming to understand their individual interests, passions, and fears that drive them.   Over the years as an Autism Specialist I have found that when you take a “highly restricted … Continue reading

Promoting Independence: Playing Frogger

For classrooms where whole group instruction is the prefered mode of teaching, please mind the gap.  The gap, the open space between the instructor and the learner is absolutely sacred.  It is on this two way highway that information, ideas, and concepts are shared.  Information is presented, questions are asked, … Continue reading