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Laura Kirschner
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Sunday Comics and the BFG- Resource Students are Learning to Love Reading!
Poverty, learning disabilities, second-language barriers. This is what we are looking at in our resource class. Oh yeah, homelessness too. We work on Common Core, do word work, guided reading, and our main focus is what is most important: the love of readin...

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Growth Mindset~Our Most Magnificent Things
I love this book, T he Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Squires! In our special education resource room, we read the book, and summarized it with this activity:  Growth Mindset Reading and Writng - The Most Magnificent Thing These students are in 4th-6th gr...

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Growth Mindset and Special Education
   The concept of growth mindset embraces the idea that intelligence is not fixed, but can develop and grow. As quoted from Carol Dweck, one of the leading researchers in the area of growth mindset, " A growth mindset isn’t just about effort.  Perhaps the m...

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Teaching Special Ed is not for Sissies!
Special education teachers have to love what they do. But it is not for the faint of heart! The field of special education is fascinating and rewarding. But it is hard work. You can't really turn it off when you go home to your own family, and the paperwork...

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Special Education Paraeducators are Very Important People!
I'm at it again! I am updating my Resource Specialist Manual for 2016. Special Education is constantly evolving, and I am learning new things every year that I teach. I am adding a section on paraeducators, since they are such an important part of the speci...

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Our Students Who Hate to Write
Special Education teachers know about these students! There are also plenty of students who are not in Special Education who have huge barriers to the writing process. Here are a couple of tips from my new resource  Special Education Writer's Workshop Infor...
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