“School bells ring!” In a couple of weeks, we will often hear this famous line once again. And it reminds us that back to school is finally here! As we anticipate a new school year, different processes, and wonderful people, we also thought of so many ways of preparing for a successful new beginning.
And when we say back to school preparations, Special Education exerts a little extra effort! We know that you ensure each student specific needs are accommodated and they are comfortable. Planning and preparation may take so much of your precious time. And we want to help you by sharing these fantastic tips from special educators like you!
Back-to-School Special Ed Classroom Checklist
Setting up the classroom might be the most time-consuming task for some. And this checklist from an advocate for kids with #autism and a special education teacher, Laura Merkle, may be just what you need to get things started and get you organized.
- Know your learners . . . as best as you can!
- Divide your space
- Create a schedule
- Continue from previous IEPs . . . for now
- Make some materials
- Decide on parent communication
- Enjoy the first week!
Visit full article here: Your Back-to-School Special Ed Classroom Checklist
The Ultimate Guide to Setting Up Classrooms: The Schedule
Can anyone relate that setting up the classroom schedule is a complex and challenging task? So Chris, a consultant to schools, shared this very helpful tips to make your lives easier.
- Creating the classroom schedule using Teaching Intervention Plan
- Post-Round-Up with Examples
Find them here: The Ultimate Guide to Setting Up Classrooms: The Schedule
2 Back to School Tips for Special Education Teachers That You Can Use to Start the Year Off Right with Students & Families (plus a Freebie)
- Back to School Social Narrative
- Home-School Communication
Access these another great tips for Special Education Teachers by again school consultant, Chris, here: 2 Back to School Tips for Special Education Teachers That You Can Use to Start the Year Off Right with Students & Families (plus a Freebie)
Back-to-School Tips for Special Education Teachers
These tips aim to help you manage your special education programs as easy as ABC so you can be more effective as you can with your new students.
- Organize all that paperwork
- Start a communication log
- Review your students’ IEPs
- Establish a daily schedule for you and your students
- Call your students’ families
- Touch base with related service providers
- Meet with your general education co-teachers
- Keep everyone informed
- Plan your B.O.Y. assessments
- Start and stay positive
You can find Kandace Wernsing article here: Back-to-School Tips for Special Education Teachers
Free Back-to-School Printables
Are you looking for a free back to school printables for classroom management resources, student printables, and activities that will help you get organized for the school year? Then go here: Free Back-to-school Printables
Other Back-to-School Special Education Ideas
We are not affiliated with any organization or bloggers mentioned in this article. But we love to share with you these tips from the experts to help you start this academic year with ease. We hope that we were able to help you prepare and happily anticipate another school bell rings!
“One child, one teacher, one pen, and one book can change the world.” – Malala Yousufzai