Sending you weekly resources, ideas, and updates to use with, not only SpEd students, but ALL students...because, EVERY Longhorn is AWESOME!

"Being Blind Means Seeing Differently"

You don't want to miss our awesome Nora!  Click HERE to see her video.

How To Help Kids With An Auditory Impairment
(How Awesome is This?!)

Response To Intervention (RTI) ~ What is it?
You Know You Can't Wait To Read This!

RTI is a process that every teacher is a part of.  Although it takes work, the RTI process has proven beneficial to the success of students when done correctly.  The next few posts will break down information about the RTI process that we hope will be helpful to all of us!


-RTI, Response to Intervention, is a process of implementing high quality, scientifically validated instructional practices based on learner needs, monitoring student progress, and adjusting instruction based on the student’s response. (Response to Intervention, A Practical Guide for Every Teacher)
-RTI is a movement which shifts the responsibility for helping all students become successful from the special education teachers and curriculum, to the entire staff and curriculum. It promises a unified system of education. (Pyramid Response to Intervention)
-RTI is a general education initiative which provides systematic, data-based decision making for all students.


Practical Behavior Management Strategies

Delany did a great job teaching us how to approach behavior management with a growth mindset.  No matter who we are or how long we've been teaching, we all have difficult days, but we all need to remember that our behavior is the only thing we have complete control over!  

Click HERE to go to the Power Point Delany shared with us!

Instructional Strategies for Kids Who Struggle with Processing Speed

Processing Speed is the ability to fluently and automatically perform cognitive tasks, especially when under pressure to maintain focused attention and concentration.

Math Strategies for Diverse Learners

Our classrooms are full of diverse learners.  It's important to help them be successful by allowing them to use the learning strategies that work best for them as students and not us as teachers.  WE become more successful teachers when we work to make sure ALL learners are having their specific needs met.  

Transitions, Getting Your Students' Attention, and Staying Calm

We all know that transitions can be difficult for many students.  Getting your students' attention or regaining their attention is also hard sometimes.  There are MANY ways to transition students and get their attention without raising your voice.  Check out these tips and tricks from Dr. Jean.  They work great when modeled and practiced time and time again!  Her tone of voice is so important as well!

Types Of Classroom Accommodations

We often have concerns for many students who are not supported by SpEd.  Using accommodations like these for those students are a great way to support them in the classroom and an excellent way to document the support that they need.

Recommendations In The Classroom For Students With Sensory and/or ADHD Needs

Click on the link to view ways you can help your students with sensory or ADHD needs be more successful in the classroom!

(The link will take you to a Google Doc, so make sure to sign in to your NISD Google account so you can view the document.)

Paraprofessionals -
Working Together

How should you use the paraprofessional working in your classroom when you're teaching a lesson?  Here's what to do...

Accommodations VS. Modifications

Check out the short article below to read about the differences between an accommodation and a modification...

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