Showing posts from June, 2009

Organizing Programming Binders

So I've started putting together programming binders for next year.  Becuase I work myself in to our staffing rotation, it is important to have everything laid out in these binders to ensure that the student that I'm working on each day doesn't get short changed because I'm busy going through things with the learning assistants.  I have in the past just has a binder for each student but starting this fall I'm going to add a binder for each learning assistant "team" as well. 
My Individual Program Binders have the following in them: Individual Program Plan:  I keep the students IPP (known as IEPs in most places) in the front section of the binder.  I also put in any updates that I do to the IPP here.  This way, staff are reminded on a regular basis of what we are striving for and what we have committed to do. Programming Activities:  This is an oultine of activities that staff work with students on.  I am working on putting together a more detailed descripti…
The 2008-09 school year is wrapping up.  There are only 2 more student days now.  Then three days with my learning assistant staff and one without and another year is done. 
I have been in this classroom for 3 years.  Its been a hugh growth curve but I must say that these past three years have been the best of my teaching career.
I'm excited about next year and what it may bring.  It appears that the classroom will be staffed at a level to allow me to do many of the things that I would like to do and so my approach to the room and the day will be different again this year. 
This blog will be a place for me to share my new learnings as I go through this next transition.  I also hope that there may be soemthing here that will be useful to other teachers or students out there but that will be secondary to me having a place to reflect and grow from that reflection. If you find this site, please leave me a hello as its always wonderful to know that there are others out the…