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KEEPING TRACK OF PROGRESS in the Special Education Classroom
Hi! I'm Mary Ann from SPECIAL ED SPOT . I am so excited about guest blogging here at Special Sparkle. Today, I wanted to share an awesome app for documenting and monitoring progress. MONITORING PROGRESS One important thing in teaching and especially in the ...

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A Special Sparkle is Back and Better Than Ever!!
Hello! The Sparklers have greatly missed all of our wonderful readers. As is the nature in special education, things got a little busy in SPED world and A Special Sparkle took a little break. I am thrilled to announce that we are back with some new authors,...

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What Happens in10 Years of Teaching?
Hello friends! This month marked the beginning of 10 years of teaching. After my 10th "First Day of School" as a teacher I couldn't be happier! I've been writing this post in my head for a month now. I disappeared from blog-land temporarily, but it was for ...

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Misunderstanding Functions of Working Memory
During the last seminar I attended of the IDA conference I
had a profound “ah-ha!” moment! It was the session I wanted to attend and was
so close to avoid signing up for in favor of an earlier flight home after a
long week. I am so glad that I went! I have ...

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IDA Conference Day 1
I’m sitting at the 2014 IDA (International Dyslexia Association) conference in San Diego and
loving every minute of it! I’m in teacher-nerd heaven here! By the end of Day 1 I’ve already taken almost 8 pages of notes! and I still have 8 more seminars to atte...

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Demanding Dudley
Hello friends! I have a great article lined up for you about social skills in the classroom, but I'd like to start with a little taste of social skills books and their importance at school and at home. I had the pleasure of reading a cute little story calle...

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Getting Ready for a New School Year
Hey everyone! I know it's only June, but it's time to get ready for a new school year! Our school follows a very unique schedule, so we actually start school in July and every child does summer school on top of the regular school year. Since all of our stud...

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Autism Awareness Month!
Happy April Everyone!! April is Autism Awareness month, which as you must know, is something very dear to my heart. Kids with autism are my favorite group to teach! They make my brain work in new ways, and constantly keep me on my toes. They also have a way...

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Classroom Carryover Vocabulary
I'm back with another Classroom Carryover Post! Today's subject is vocabulary. Working on Vocabulary is one of the best ways to make a big difference in a student's ability to succeed in a classroom. SLPs frequently work directly on vocabulary. Students wit...

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TPT Sale + Curriculum Piloting
It's time for a Spring Cleaning TPT Sale ! Everything in my TPT store is on sale for 20% off!! My store is on sale Friday-Monday! To see the full list of sale participants, please visit   Georgia Grown Kiddos ! This would be a great time to pick up my new I...
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