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Back-to-School Tips for Special Education Teachers



Along with new smiling faces, a new school year brings special education teachers new IEPs, new co-teaching arrangements, new assessments to give, and more. In order to help you be as effective as you can with your new students, we've put together our top 10 list of back-to-school tips that we hope will make managing your special education program a little easier.


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Back-to-School Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs

A new school year means a new grade, new teachers, new goals, and maybe even a new school! In order to help you and your child with special needs be as successful as you can be, we've put together a list of eight helpful back-to-school tips that we hope will make the transition into a new school year a little easier for you and your child.
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Bright Ideas for Back-to-School Night ... and Beyond

Typically, back-to-school night is a big event on the school calendar. This opportunity for parents and teachers to meet and connect deserves special attention. We've gathered ideas and materials to help plan the evening, ideas to encourage attendance and participation, resources to share with parents, as well as materials to help parents make the most of back-to-school night and set the tone for a successful school year.
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Self-Questioning to Support Reading Comprehension

Proficient readers typically engage with a text by asking themselves questions as they read: Who is speaking? Why did the author choose this example? What's important here? Do I understand what I am reading? In contrast, struggling readers, and those with disabilities, are not likely to pose these questions. Learn about before, during and after reading strategies that work, as well as ideas for embedding technology supports.
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Am I the Only One with LD?

You know that you have trouble learning or paying attention. You might even have a fancy term to describe your problem, like dyslexia or ADHD. Why do you have trouble learning what most kids find so easy? Having a learning disability isn't fair! You might feel like you aren't smart or that other people don't like you. You might be hard on yourself. Coping with your learning disability is tough, but you don't have to go it alone. Read on and learn about how other kids are able to focus on the positive and recognize the great things about being themselves.
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Contributions From You

Sunset in Maine

Today's Artist

Sunset in Maine, by Rebecca, age 11

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Today's First Person Essay

Robert Rauschenberg by Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg's works now hang in major art galleries and museums all over the world. When he was in school his success would not have been predicted. Rauschenberg has dyslexia...

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