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Special Educators Resource Room with Jennifer DeBrosse is the podcast for busy special education teachers. Whether you’re brand new to the world of special education or an experienced teacher, this podcast will provide time-saving solutions for any busy special educator. Get ready to move things off your special educator plate without feeling like you have to live at school. I’m your host, Jennifer DeBrosse. I’m dual-certified, have been in education for over 25 years, and spent time in both ...
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Welcome to "Backward Planning 101: A Special Educator’s Secret Weapon." In this episode, we're diving into how backward planning can transform your teaching and boost student success in the special education setting. It's all about starting with your end goal and designing each lesson to achieve those outcomes, ensuring that every minute in the cla…
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Happy Paraprofessional Appreciation Day! This episode is full of advice on how we can express appreciation for support staff in the special education setting anytime of year. Be sure to listen to Episode 15 and download the free Paraprofessional Appreciation Sticky Notes for a quick token of appreciation: The Best Paraprofessional Appreciation Idea…
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If you're struggling with coteaching or maybe feeling nervous about getting along with coteachers, this special podcast episode is for you! This is Part 2 of the CoTeacher Conversations. Be sure to check out Part 1 - Special Educators Resource Room Episode 67. Not sure what to say - especially when having difficult conversations at school? Here's t…
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Co-Teacher Conversations Part One - Navigating Tricky Coteaching Partnerships What do you do when coteaching isn't working out? In this episode, I'm sharing the reality of coteaching and tips to get through less than stellar inclusion teaching scenarios. For more information on improving communication and the coteaching relationship in the inclusio…
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As special educators, we are often on the lookout for supplemental resources to support struggling students. There are so many choices out there, but if you've ever looked you already know that not all educational materials are created equal. Learn more about finding "just right" resources for your students: https://positivelylearningblog.com/choos…
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No matter how long we've been in education, there are still new things to learn! Recently I had the opportunity to learn from a podcast by someone I greatly admire. You can check out Dr. Christine Reeve's podcast here: Autism Classroom Resources: https://autismclassroomresources.com/podcasts/ In February 2024, Dr. Reeve did an entire podcast series…
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Should we use a break pass system as a behavior strategy? In this episode, I share my classroom struggles with elopement and what we tried (and tried) to implement. This is a honest look at utilizing different behavior tools to support student learning. If you're ready to tackle student behavior and think a break system is the ticket, check out thi…
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Special Educators, let's get nosy! Sometimes the very best professional development comes from each other, not workshops or textbooks. In this episode, learn more about what other special educators are talking about and using in their classrooms. Want to keep learning from each other? Be sure to join the Special Educators Resource Room Facebook com…
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Tips for setting paraprofessional expectations - where does a special educator begin? The great news is that you don't need to start from scratch! In this episode, you'll learn exactly what you'll want to make sure is included and the best tips for communicating roles and expectations with support staff in the special education setting. Be sure to …
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Special Educators, do you struggle balancing IEP goals and general education requirements? How do you find time for all the testing accommodations? This is an area I found difficult and I was always reflecting on how I can keep the focus where it belongs - on students! In this episode of Special Educators Resource Room, I'm sharing exactly what dai…
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Mindfulness in the Classroom - Is it the missing ingredient to behavior management? In this episode, learn why adding mindfulness strategies could have a dramatic positive impact on your classroom and enhance any incentive, behavior plan, and system you may already have in place. Be sure to click over to the blog post show notes to see practical su…
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Welcome to your next IEP Meeting - led by your students! It's time to amplify ALL students' voices. This episode gives you a behind the scenes look at preparing even our youngest students to become active participants in IEP meetings and take control of their educational goals. Be sure to check out the blogpost: Student Led IEP Meetings for more ac…
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Google Forms can be an amazing tool for special educators! Digital data collection makes it easy to collect, analyze, and collaborate important information. This episode dives into all the pros (and cons) to using digital Google Forms as part of your busy role as a special educator. Be sure to follow the links to get started! Free Google Forms - in…
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Special Educators - you're invited! Join the free Task Box Taylor-Made Challenge that starts soon! This BONUS podcast episode has all the details about the upcoming free event for busy teachers interested in independent work systems. Follow this link to sign up for free and not miss a thing! https://positivelylearningblog.com/where-teaching-meets-t…
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Hey Special Educators! We're keeping it real about working with paraprofessionals. This new episode breaks down the essentials of building a solid team with your classroom's unsung heroes. You'll get straight-to-the-point advice on setting clear expectations, empowering paras and support staff, and maintaining open communication. Ready to ditch the…
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Happy New Year! Do you make resolutions and set new goals each year? This episode is NOT about resolutions, but instead about choosing one little word to guide you through the new year. Listen to my word and how I'll be using it - feel free to borrow it OR choose your own from the many suggestions in this episode! Be sure to hop over to the blogpos…
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Special education isolation is real - have you ever felt stranded on an island? Maybe it's all PDs you're sitting through or maybe it's the weekly PLC meetings - have you ever wondered "None of this aligns with what my students need!" This podcast episode shares the value of an education community and extends an invitiation to get off the island of…
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A new I.E.P. just dropped on your teacher desk! Now what? This episode walks through the exact 3 steps I took as a special educator. Not only will these steps help you internalize all the important information and understand the IEP goals and objectives, they will also save you time when it comes to quarterly IEP Report Cards. Important links from …
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Special educators - it's time to celebrate! We are wrapping up a long year AND 52 episodes of the Special Educators Resource Room. Thank you for your support all year long! This podcast episode is full of helpful links just for you! Be sure to click and bookmark so you can come back and grab the special education goodies when you're ready. Special …
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Calling all BUSY special education teachers! If the idea of setting up a task box independent work system sounds overwhelming - this episode is for YOU! Learn the FOUR things you need and exactly how to set up a task box system for students of all ages. When I say "less is more" throughout this episode - I really mean it! Keep the momentum going - …
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Keeping classroom routines during the holiday season does NOT mean you can't celebrate with your students. This episode is packed with ideas to find the balance between enjoying special times and sensory overload. Check out this "craft" printable bundle that will help all students participate in themes and fun: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/P…
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What is a Behavior Toolkit and why do you need one? This new podcast episode is just for your special educators! Learn exactly what needs to go into your behavior toolkit and how it will be a huge help for your own classroom, as well as a resource for your school. Ready to see the toolkit in action? Check it out the Behavior Toolkit here: https://p…
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If you're a busy special education teacher looking for tips, tricks, and resources to save you precious time, I've got you covered! I'm here to help you regain your confidence in the classroom and feel calm and collected as a special educator. Tune in every Wednesday for practical tips, tools, and the support you need to to THRIVE in the classroom.…
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If you're a busy special education teacher looking for tips, tricks, and resources to save you precious time, I've got you covered! I'm here to help you regain your confidence in the classroom and feel calm and collected as a special educator. Tune in every Wednesday for practical tips, tools, and the support you need to to THRIVE in the classroom.…
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This important podcast episode starts with a big apology to all paraprofessionals. If you're a special educator who supports staff in the classroom, this is a MUST-LISTEN episode! Links 🔗 mentioned in the episode: Positive Paraprofessional Partnerships - Positively Learning Blog Special Educators Resource Room Podcast Episode 3 If you're a busy spe…
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IEP Progress Reports are a BIG to-do every quarter, but there are some tips to make it run smoothly! The best news about these time-saving ideas is that it just gets better - every quarter you'll get faster with this streamlined system! Check out this blogpost for all the IEP Progress Reports ideas in one place and be sure to check out the report c…
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Small groups are a part of every special educator's schedule, but what do you do when every student in your group seems to need something completely different? Maybe it's accommodations, goals, levels... how do you meet a variety of needs all at the SAME time? In this episode, you'll learn about teaching "Groups Within Groups" - an effective strate…
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Special Educators, does a sub arrive in your classroom when you're at a meeting or not at school? This episode has some ideas for creating sub plans, BUT the real tips are for when there's NO sub! Listen in to learn more about creating a structured sub plan even when there's no sub. So important because YOU deserve your days off! Interested in more…
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Special educators, if you're drowning in prepping student resources, THIS episode offers time-saving solutions! Learn about the six ways to get the most out of student task box materials and more ways to cut down on your prep time. No need to take notes - find more task box tips here: https://positivelylearningblog.com/ultimate-guide-to-task-boxes/…
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Task Boxes make it easy to differentiate and match students with the skills they need. This podcast dives deeper into some easy-to-implement ideas you can start incorporating TODAY to effectively build student independence. Listen to these tips and when you're ready, download the free task box idea list here: https://positivelylearningblog.com/101-…
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Special Educators, are you ready for more? How many of these myths have you heard? We know it happens and this podcast episode is designed to arm you with knowledge and talking points to BUST these myths. Let me know what you think about CoTeaching Inclusion Myths 6-10 and be sure to check out Episode 39 for #1-5! Here's a link to a Co-Teaching blo…
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Are you a special educator teaching in an inclusion classroom? Feeling unsure about coteaching? This episode busts some very common myths about collaboration between general educators and special education teachers who are working together to support students. Tune in for support and practical tips for making the most of coteaching! Be sure to subs…
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How to fit data collection into our everyday instruction - this final episode in the series tackles using technology. NOT a new platform that you'll have to find time to learn, but instead utilizing the technology your students are already using for instruction and practice. Listen in to gather insight on how you can use student technology to grab …
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Special educators know how important data collection is to monitor student progress, BUT how do you fit it all in? This podcast episode is FULL of suggestions to collect informal data points each and everyday during your classroom instruction. Listen to these real-life tips and plan on adding 1, 2, or ALL of them! Looking for more data tracking ide…
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All educators have heard the sage advice "Build Relationships." But HOW exactly do we do this? This podcast episode is full of practical tips you can start implementing TODAY. Looking for more? Check out the blog post: https://positivelylearningblog.com/building-relationships-a-special-educators-guide/ If you're a busy special education teacher loo…
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Imagine opening ONE file and finding exactly what you need for your role as a special education teacher in ONE place. Is it just a dream? It may be easier than you think to get organized and conquer that paperwork stack! In this short episode, I'll walk you through exactly how to make a SWIPE FILE for those every day tasks. IEP Meeting? Data Collec…
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Special Educators, how do you introduce the resource room to your students during back to school? In this episode, you'll learn what routines you can put into place right from the start AND what activity works well for the first visit. Here's what is covered: transitioning from the general education classroom to the resource room, exploring the new…
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It's back to school time! As special educators - whether inclusion or resource - it can feel super awkward. What are we supposed to be doing the first week? In this episode, I dive into what worked for me those first few days. I'm also sharing these "adventures" in short video clips all month - come find me to connect there! Positively Learning on …
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Do you have a system for collecting student work samples? Not yet? I think this episode of Special Educators Resource Room will convince you to get started TODAY! Learn why this form of data collection is so effective and how easy it is to collect a variety of work samples every day or week. Here's some helpful links to get started collecting stude…
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Special educators, how many times have you sat through professional developmental that didn't seem to apply to your role? I know I'm not the only one! This podcast is just for YOU! Learn about amazing PD learning opportunities that are catered to topics that really matter. There are four "PD Playlists" to choose from - pick your favorite and then c…
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Back to School is coming soon and there's already a lot of buzz about classroom decor and set-up! If you're looking to save time and money by reducing decision fatigue (and building the classroom environment of your dreams) - listen to this quick episode BEFORE you set-up! In Episode 30 of Special Educators Resource Room, you'll hear about a Classr…
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Do your students track their own data? Or do you do it ALL? In this episode of Special Educators Resource Room, learn more about all the positive benefits to incorporating student data tracking and creative ideas to get started. Keep listening to learn about a few more factors to consider to make sure it's right for your students. Ready to see exam…
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Maybe you're reflecting on your classroom space or thinking ahead to next year's theme and decor. In this episode, I'm sharing my top 4 ways to create a print-rich environment (without investing money!). Be sure to check out this blogpost mentioned in the episode so you can add these visuals to your classroom: https://positivelylearningblog.com/pho…
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Are you using task boxes in the resource room? This episode is going to BUST some common misconceptions about how to incorporate student task boxes into your independent work system. Ready to try out hands-on learning tasks with your students? Download a FREE set here to get started! https://positivelylearningblog.com/free-task-boxes-for-special-ed…
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This is not your typical Back to School To-Dos. I created this NON-teaching list to help the return to the school routine run smoothly. Follow 2, 3, or all 10 tips to help you transition from an extended break to returning to the daily school routine. Looking for more helpful tips AND want to check out some special education freebies? CLICK HERE - …
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You just got hired as a special educator! Congratulations! Now what? Here are the top 10 tips shared by special educators for preparing for Back to School. Been teaching awhile? These tips are for you, too! https://positivelylearningblog.com/advice-for-new-special-educators/ If you're a busy special education teacher looking for tips, tricks, and r…
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What exactly is errorless learning and why should special educators consider incorporating it? In this episode, I share what errorless learning tasks include, provide examples, and even admit some of my own hesitations with using this approach with my own students. Check out the Errorless Tasks Bundle - the previews provide a glimpse at different o…
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Calm Down Corners or Chill Zones are a very helpful strategy for students in all ages - so why am I suggesting NOT using one? In this episode, I share why I reevaluated using a calming area and what I used instead. (And don't worry - you don't have to completely stop using one!) Here's more details on what we did instead of a Chill Out Zone: https:…
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Do you ever wonder if a new education tool is really worth it? Is there something out there that's more engaging than what you're already using? If you know things can be improved, but not sure where to begin... this fun episode is for you! I'm sharing all the different things I've tried and the RESULTS! Get ready to play a quick round of This or T…
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Special educators are ALWAYS looking for ways to save time and work smarter. I can't wait to introduce you to these Special Education Scripts that are designed to tackle BOTH. Tune in to discover how these scripts can be a time-saving tool for your upcoming IEP meetings. Free Special Educator Scripts for IEP Meeting Prep: https://www.teacherspaytea…
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