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If you are a special educator of any kind, this podcast is for you. Behavior, organization, curriculum, evidence-based practice, and educator self-care are major themes. Continue Reading >>
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The Nuts & Bolts of Leading Your Classroom Team Teachers struggle a LOT with building and leading their classroom team. I want to structure this month’s podcasts around helping you do both because even if you’re just out of school and surrounded by paraprofessionals with three times as much experience, you need to take the lead. So today, I start with a discussion of the nuts and bolts of building the structure with a classroom staff so they can work as a team.
1:48​ - Why leadership isn’t some big, scary thing
3:55 - An overview of the first part of the structure you’ll need: the classroom zoning plan
6:20 - What a zoning plan doesn’t include and the key to making it work
8:00 - The purpose of the lesson plan and setting up the vision for your classroom
10:50 - What to keep in mind as you build the classroom structure with your staff
Grab the transcript, freebie and resource links at http://autismclassroomresources.com/episode131
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The Nuts & Bolts of Leading Your Classroom Team Teachers struggle a LOT with building and leading their classroom team. I want to structure this month’s podcasts around helping you do both because even if you’re just out of school and surrounded by paraprofessionals with three times as much experience, you need to take the lead. So today, I start with a discussion of the nuts and bolts of building the structure with a classroom staff so they can work as a team.
1:48​ - Why leadership isn’t some big, scary thing
3:55 - An overview of the first part of the structure you’ll need: the classroom zoning plan
6:20 - What a zoning plan doesn’t include and the key to making it work
8:00 - The purpose of the lesson plan and setting up the vision for your classroom
10:50 - What to keep in mind as you build the classroom structure with your staff
Grab the transcript, freebie and resource links at http://autismclassroomresources.com/episode131
Autism Classroom Resources' Free Resource Library... http://library.autismclassroomresources.com
Want more information about the Special Educator Academy? SpecialEducatorAcademy.com
Join the Free Facebook Group specialeducatorsconnection.com

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4 More Tips for Successful Inclusion of Students with ASD in General Ed You want your students to have the best chance for successful inclusion, no matter the teaching environment. But students with autism, intellectual disabilities, or behavioral issues can sometimes find being in a larger educational setting difficult. So in this episode, I continue my discussion from last week and include four more tips on how to plan and organize for students with ASD entering a general education atmosphere so they can be set up for success.
3:00​ - How to be proactive with providing behavioral support for successful inclusion
6:43 - Why you don’t want to wait to provide support for a behavioral problem until after it occurs
8:13 - What you need to consider about reinforcements in the new, larger environment
10:57 - An important inclusion step educators often forget about
14:18 - How to make sure you prepare your staff
Grab the transcript, freebie and resource links at http://autismclassroomresources.com/episode130
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3 Tips for Successful Inclusion of Students with ASD in General Ed How can autistic students be successful and make the most progress in a general education setting? Whether they’re spending time in a specialist class like music or art or a full day in general education, there are some core things you can do to make sure the core program still works for them. In the first episode of this two-part series, I reveal some of the structure and support you can provide for students with ASD in larger environments.
3:45​ - The first step in planning successful inclusion for a special needs student
4:53 - An example of how the first step can play out with a student
7:33 - Effectively communicate your goals to the staff
8:58 - A really good strategy for identifying primary goals and sharing them with others
10:14 - Don’t forget about these (I’ve seen so many general ed classrooms that don’t have them)

Grab the transcript, freebie and resource links at http://autismclassroomresources.com/episode129
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The Magic of Student Engagement and Why It’s So Important If you’ve been listening for a while, you’ve heard me talk about student engagement. I’ve talked about the need to keep them engaged and things to do to keep them engaged. But this time, I want to talk about it very explicitly in terms of why it’s the key to everything for students with ASD and other disabilities.
2:29​ - What engagement means and what it looks like
4:36 - Why engagement is so important for your students
8:20 - The trick about engaging students you need to be aware of
9:04 - How to keep engagement on track during transitions
11:51 - How to schedule engaging activities when you have less staff on hand to help
14:52 - How to plan for unexpected breaks that can wreak havoc in your engagement scheduling
Grab the transcript, freebie and resource links at http://autismclassroomresources.com/episode128
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How Can the Special Educator Academy Make Your Life Easier? How was the Special Educator Academy born? One of my biggest dreams has always been to create a place where special educators could come together and learn from each other. And Facebook, while great for connecting, wasn’t going to cut it. In this episode, I reveal how I came up with the idea for the academy, what if offers to educators like you, commonly asked questions about it, and how you can make use of it (even if you think you don’t have time).
00:56​ - What it was like to work as a school consultant pre-Internet
4:38 - How the academy has changed over time to make it easier to find answers to your questions
7:00 - An area the academy covers that I know is always in need
9:03 - How the academy is designed to used in very small doses of time and still be worth it
12:09 - What the academy is intended to be
Grab the transcript, freebie and resource links at http://autismclassroomresources.com/episode127
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How to Prep for the New Year By the Pool July’s here! It’s an interesting month for us teachers. Everyone tends to slow down this time of year, go on vacation, and just relax and chill. But those of us in the teaching world take some time out of our summer to gear up for the new school year. So to move you forward in that direction, today I want to give you some idea of materials I’d prioritize as you sit by the pool and think about how you want to set up your classroom.
1:30​ - How I used to spend my summers prepping for the classroom
5:12 - Ways to set up your visual schedules
6:33 - Making the use of visual schedules much easier (attention newer teachers!)
8:43 - What kind of picture schedule should you use?
12:29 - Ways to create materials for independent task work
14:09 - Why work tasks are important and the kinds of tasks you want to include
Grab the transcript, freebie and resource links at http://autismclassroomresources.com/episode126
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How to Address Perseveration [From the Academy] Students (and not just autistic ones) can get stuck on specific topics or items that they just can’t seem to let go. But these obsessions serve a purpose for the student. It’s your job to figure out what that is and how to handle it. In this episode, I take a look at perseverations, functions they can serve, and some strategies you can use to address them in your classroom.
2:06​ - How to know when you have a student who perseverates
3:54 - Figuring out what function perseveration serves for the student
10:37 - Ways to handle obsession-based perseveration
14:13 - My favorite concrete way to set limits on perseveration
17:09 - How to handle object-based perseveration
Grab the transcript, freebie and resource links at http://autismclassroomresources.com/episode21
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Visual Schedules and Autism Busting 5 Myths and Setting it Straight The things I hear about visual schedules and autism always amaze me. I might hear some myths once or twice while others stick around for years. Some teachers don’t think they need to use them for their autistic students, but even some who do can have implicit biases that cause their visual schedules to not be as effective as they should.
So in this episode, I want to set the record straight. If you’re a teacher or someone trying to help others who work with individuals on the spectrum, then these myth busters will help you see how visual schedules can aid your students with autism.
2:52​ - Busting myth #1 about high-functioning students with autism
4:27 - The myth that scapegoats visual schedules for the way autistic students behave
5:49 - My counter to myth #3 about dependency on visual schedules
7:14 - The myth I see people embrace most often that drives me nuts
8:43 - Why visual schedules are more than just daily picture schedules

Grab the transcript, freebie and resource links at http://autismclassroomresources.com/episode74
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3 Strategies to Boost Your Classroom Management I’ve talked about what makes a good behavior management system in the classroom. Today, I want to talk specifically about three classroom management systems you can use in a group setting. Not only can you use these systems in a general or special education classroom, but you can even tailor one of them to the individual student. So there should be something to match the needs of all different kinds of classrooms and kids.
1:40​ - How to implement one of my favorite classroom management strategies: the marble jar system
5:14 - A variation of the marble jar system I’ve used in the past
6:36 - One disadvantage to using the marble jar system
7:06 - How to execute a strategy that’s been around since the late 60s-early 70s
11:40 - One disadvantage to be aware of when using this 2nd strategy
14:29 - The classroom management strategy that can be individualized

Grab the transcript, freebie and resource links at http://autismclassroomresources.com/episode29
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