It doesn’t matter which setting we, as SLPs, choose to work in, the bottom line is we hope to see progress in our students, clients, and patients. When we don’t witness or experience this progress, it can be discouraging. We revamp, retool, relearn, rethink, and reorganize our approach in hopes to find the correct recipe where the student, client and patient achieves success. Recently, I’ve had to do just that since several students on my caseload were not making the progress I had anticipated. I came across this quote as inspiration to guide my thinking and practice moving forward. Perhaps some of you have been in this same scenario and need some help of your own! I will be taking the upcoming break to perform some brainstorming exercises on how to reach those more challenging students. This quote is helping to jumpstart that thinking. I have hope that all my students will make progress regardless of how that progress may look.
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Ever since my first year of teaching, it has been a tradition for our class to put on The Polar Express play🚂 The students are responsible for auditioning for the parts they want, memorizing lines, and creating all props and backgrounds. The first year we performed the play in our classroom for just our parents, admin, and the primary SDC class. After that performance our admin decided that we should do the performance on the stage the next year for all primary classes. I am beyond proud of my kiddos for not only reading and memorizing lines well above their independent reading level, but for also getting up and acting on a stage, in front of their peers, with microphones🎤(which many of my students were very scared of). Despite missing our lead for one performance and our Santa for another 🤦♀️ it went really well! Special shoutout to our primary SDC teacher for filling in as Santa 🎅🏼 #spedlife#specialeducation#specialeducationteacher#setthestagetoengage#believe#thepolarexpress
Without coffee, my brain is not going to function today. PERIOD! ☕️☕️🤪🤪 I’m working on several projects this morning.🎨 Watching my game this afternoon. 🏈
Writing two IEPs after the game. 👩🏻💻 Organizing my speech cart for the week.🗣 Oh, and laundry, laundry is important! 😉 #slplife#busyday#schoolslp#slpeeps#speechies#monaesspeechhouse
This game was so much fun! I was able to differentiate depending on need. My older class rolled a die and had to put that many gingerbread men on their tray. My younger crew needed to put a certian color on their tray. Over all, definite win. I would suggest using something thicker than cardstock though to make the men. I think foam sheets would be perfect.
This is just what I needed today.
Maverick, thank you for continuously teaching me life lessons on the daily. •
You set out with the intentions of living your life on a farm surrounded by cattle to now be living in a city with sidewalks. You accepted how failure feels.
You take on learning everyday in hopes of becoming your best.
You never miss an opportunity to run and play. •
You bring laughter to all of those around you. •
And mostly, you never miss an opportunity to show you’re love with snuggle time.
How are grades given for special education students at your school?
Does the general education provide them/special educator/ or both?!? Do they take into consideration if student work is modified/accommodated?
Just curious! Any other questions about special education grades you want to discuss this week? I’m starting my progress reports this week so it had me 🤔...