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Even the best special education teachers can use a little guidance, inspiration, and information to help them to be even better at what they do.

I think the only way to really meet the Common Core Standards in inclusion classrooms is through a varied application of co-teaching models....

Co-Teaching: Things teachers can discuss to keep the co-teaching partnership on the upward swing. I'm starting co teaching with ESL and classroom teacher next year :)

Smell. Plugging in a $5 wall flower from Bath & Body Works may be subtle, but it makes a big difference. I have had parents, students, and teachers alike drawn into my room this year by the subtle smell of cotton blossom. I have had so many people take a big sigh of relief and tell me how much they just love being in my room. They say it just feels like a comforting place to be.

Spring Cleaning

Research based ideas on how to set up your room. Good to consider when prepping your room for the school year. I wonder what I can adapt to a band room.

Time to Reorganize: Tips From Two Teachers -- Come get inspired to reorganize your space!

Time to Reorganize: Tips From Two Teachers on classroom organization. (Come get inspired to reorganize your space!

Classroom Organization:  Listening Center or Small Group Work area idea.

Classroom Organization: Listening Center or Small Group Work area idea.

Calling parents: If you’re a teacher about make a difficult phone call to a parent, there are several things you can do to make sure all goes smoothly. These are suggestions I myself have used as a middle school teacher.

Teachers: Making Difficult Phone Calls to Parents (How to Call Parents, with a Script!)

Teachers: Making Difficult Phone Calls to Parents (How to Call Parents, with a Script!) (Like teachers WANT to call parents and tell them something difficult!

By choosing games that focus on the questions themselves while spending minimal time on the "game" part, we can add some fun into our test prep without sacrificing the review.

7 Review Games that Won’t Waste Your Time

Inclusion--teaching students with disabilities in general education classrooms--can work well for all students--but only when teachers are given the support and tools they need to successfully facilitate learning for a mixed-ability group of students.

bright rainbow kindergarten classroom tour

2013 Classroom Reveal {At Last!}

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