Monday, July 20, 2015

Back To School Ebook!

I am SUPER EXCITED for today's blog post!  A bunch of us (25 to be exact) Special Ed bloggers have been cooking up an awesome Back To School Ebook full of TIPS and FREEBIES for you guys as some of you start to think about the upcoming school year!  

For new teachers or veteran teachers, the tips alone are worth the download...I know I got a lot of great ideas from reading others' suggestions!  This is also an awesome way to find some new bloggers to follow on whatever your favorite social media platform is....Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or all of the above!  So click on the image below for your copy of the Back to School Ebook...



My freebies include my back to school forms and back to school visual rules!




The other best way to celebrate the back to school season is with a giveaway.  I will be giving away a $40 gift card to my store for one lucky winner!  Enter below...





Make sure to check out all of the blogs included in this event as there are many giveaways going on as well by clicking on the link below!


30 comments:

  1. My best tip is to have many options on the first day of school; sometime what I have planned doesn't take as long as I might think. It is also good to be ready for your schedule to change.

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  2. It's good to see you back to posting. Hopefully we'll see more :).

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  3. Oops, it always helps to read the instructions. My best tip is to meet with your Para team ahead of time, if possible, to discuss the students, schedules, expectations for the first few days, and basically to just lay out their roles, versus yours, and what you expect them to do each day. Remember that all of you are a team and that it's important to communicate regularly what is working and what isn't.

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  4. Stay calm and have 2 back up plans :)

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  5. Just remember things will fall into place no matter how overwhelming it feels.

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  6. My best tip is to read the IEPs for incoming students and have some work ready that can be done independently for morning work as students arrive in the morning.

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  7. Stay calm and breathe deep! Everything will work out!

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  8. My number one tip is to ask lots of questions (to admins, co-workers, students, parents, etc)!!! How else will you learn? :)

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  9. It will all be okay! Make sure to have a backup plan for your backup plan when things don't go as planned. Also have extra copies because it seems another student always shows up!

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  10. Since this is my first year, I am soaking all these tips in!! Thanks!

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  11. Remember to slow down, yes be prepared, but its the first day/week back. Set the schedule and expectations but have fun too!

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  12. Hot glue a pom pom to the top of your dry erase markers for a built in eraser!

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  13. Collaborate and Team approach! two heads are better than one ;)

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  14. Structure and organization are your best friends. Good planning and structure can negate a whole lot of negative behaviors. Also have clear expectations. Students will rise or fall to your expectations of them.

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  15. I haven't been in the classroom as a teacher yet, but expectations and communication with parents seem to be very important.

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  16. Always have a Plan B & even a Plan C for when things go wrong. This is ESPECIALLY true for technology (ActivBoard not having sound, instructional videos refusing to stream, etc.).

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  17. My best plan is to be prepared. It eliminates so much stress. Also- I agree with my previous commentor- have a plan B!- and C! Thanks so much for this blog hop. I am a new blogger and 10 year sped teacher and it is so cool to be able to find and follow all the best sped blogs! Maybe I can hook up with yall for a blog hop in the future (once I have been blogging more than a month or so!) Thanks again! I am motivation in the middle

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  18. I'm a gen ed teacher but I think it works for everyone. Tip: Reflect on your teaching practice each day. Treasure what's working and take one step at a time to fix what is not.

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  19. The tip I follow is have things ready for your team to do prep. Write directions for projects like file folders and work systems, and make a "needs work" basket that anyone can go to, fish out a project and work on throughout the year.

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  20. Routines! Routines! Routines! Spend most of your energy creating simple daily routines for your students, the adults you work with - and yourself!

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  21. My best tip is to add important dates to your calendar right away...include birthdays, IEP due dates, ETR dates, report card/progress report dates. I love to use Outlook so I can also add pop up reminders!

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  22. Keep a routine...that has worked for my students!

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  23. Have a meet and greet before school starts to let your students come in and see the room as well as drop off supplies.

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  24. Chauncey MetzelaarsJuly 24, 2015 at 6:13 AM

    Be flexible! And have chocolate!

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  25. My best tip is to be flexible and just show up! You are better than you think!

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  26. Have some of your centers be preference assessments, that way you're getting super valuable data and your students get used to routine while just having fun.

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