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How to Teach Letter Formation – Preschool Handwriting Tips

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Figuring out the best order to teach letter formation can take up WAY too much time for us teachers when we should be eating goldfish and climbing up the slide. Preschool handwriting can be tricky! If you are working on Cognitive IEP Goals for preschool or special education, fine motor skills, or handwriting occupational therapy, deciding what […]

Reading Comprehension Tools: 5 Tips for Early Development

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Why we need Reading Comprehension tools! Reading the words is one thing, but teaching students to READ with MEANING is so much more! Whether you’re developing reading comprehension IEP goals and objectives or are just looking for reading comprehension strategies for elementary students, I came up with 5 quick tips for developing reading comprehension tools for the […]

5 Stages of Social Emotional Learning Skills

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What is Social Emotional Learning? Social Emotional Learning (or SEL) is the process of developing the interpersonal skills we need for school, work, and independent living. With strong social emotional skills, students are better able to engage everyday challenges and become successful at school, at home, and eventually, at work. I was recently interviewed by […]

What are some Adaptive IEP Goals for Small Group Instruction?

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Small group instruction is one of the most common ways of teaching in early childhood education. When you have a classroom of 15-25 students, all with varying skill sets, you kind of need small groups! Small group instruction is when you teach the students in groupings of 2-6 students. As ages go up, small group […]

What are some Adaptive IEP Goals for Classroom Routines?

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Improve Classroom Behavior with Classroom Routines Any seasoned teacher can tell you that establishing clear and consistent classroom routines is the KEY to a class running smoothly! Some of our kids need extra help to master this! These adaptive IEP goals and suggestions may help you create this peaceful, organized, and effective classroom setting for […]

Potty Training Series — Troubleshooting

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We’re getting there! Ready to potty train your little or toilet train your child with special needs? Are you a teacher working with students with autism or other disabilities? I’m hoping these potty training tips and tricks will help! Check out the earlier installments for Is my child ready to potty train and Potty Training Tips! And bookmark this […]

Potty Training Series — Potty Training Tips

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Hopefully you’re following along in this potty training mayhem of a journey! Whether you’re wondering what is the normal age for a child to be potty trained or what’s the easiest way to potty train (is there one?), I’m trying to get all my toilet training ideas out in this potty training series! This “episode,” […]

What are some Grooming IEP goals for Adaptive Skills?

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Teaching independence to preschoolers with GROOMING IEP goals Teaching young student proper grooming and hygiene skills does more than keep your classroom or home smelling clean! It helps develop independence, a sense of self, and motor skills. If you’re looking for ideas for helping your little with their grooming skills or for life skills grooming […]

What are some Dressing IEP goals for Adaptive Skills?

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Teaching independence to preschoolers with DRESSING IEP goals Teaching preschoolers to dress themselves is one of the first adaptive IEP goals that you might consider! Dressing is one of the first chance for littles to express their own personality and preferences. Also, if they can dress themselves, it’s less for YOU to do as the […]

Recess Rules and Behavior Expectations

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What are some resources for recess rules and behavior for early education and special education? Students of all ages love recess! But I’m telling ya, those littles and those with support needs live for recess! Choosing and teaching recess rules and behavior expectations can be difficult with little kiddos or special education students. Whether you’re […]