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Nicole Chavanne
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Sharing IEP Information with School Staff
As a student's special education teacher or program manager, it is your job to make sure that an IEP is being followed.  Part of that is ensuring that teachers and staff working with your students are informed about certain applicable aspects of their IEPs....
Sharing IEP Information with School Staff
Sharing IEP Information with School Staff
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Children's Books That Include Characters with Disabilities
It is really important for teachers to include books that provide mirrors (books where students can really identify with the characters) and windows (books where the students can see into the lives of those that are different from them).  A book that may be...
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17 Essentials for Your Special Education Classroom
I recently got an email from a newly graduated teacher headed towards the first classroom of her very own.  She wanted to know what were some must-haves for her special education classroom.  I tried to think of some of my favorite items and some less-obviou...
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#KindnessRules - Teaching Kindness in Your Classroom
Teaching kindness is just as important as teaching any academics. Choosing to always show kindness is a life-long challenge.  It takes a lot of practice and maturity to be able to set aside your initial reaction and choose to show kindness instead.  Eventua...
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How Special Education Teachers Can Improve the IEP Meeting Experience for Parents
As a parent, heading into an IEP meeting is overwhelming.  Even well-seasoned parents of children with special needs get nervous before walking into a meeting where the sole purpose is to dissect what their child can and cannot do.  There are some things th...
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Dear Tired Teacher,
It seems that as soon as spring hits, teachers start fantasizing about what their classroom will be like in the fall.  We start thinking of all of the ways to improve what we have been doing this year.  We say things like, "Next year, I will always have my ...
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Dear Tired Teacher,
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Guided Research Projects - Research Made Easy
I've never really been a fan of teaching writing, but I always really dreaded when it was time to teach informative writing.  Even as a student, research projects were the worst!  As a teacher, I especially hated when it was time for research projects to be...
Guided Research Projects - Research Made Easy
Guided Research Projects - Research Made Easy
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Staying Positive While Feeling Overwhelmed
It is a known fact that teachers have stressful jobs.  Many times, we do not know how stressed we are until we get totally overwhelmed.  Depending on your school environment, you may feel overwhelmed more often than not.  The following are some ways to rema...
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Staying Positive While Feeling Overwhelmed
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Building Strong Parent Teacher Relationships in Your Special Education Classroom
As teachers, one of our greatest resources can be the parents of the students we work with.  It takes time and effort to foster strong relationships with parents, but it is often more than worth it in the end. I've worked with parents that are ready to jump...
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