Tag Archives: special education

How to Grade Students with IEPs

By Andrew Hawk Assessing student learning is an integral part of the learning process. Teachers use assessment data to adjust their teaching practices. In addition, they must always be asking themselves, “Is it time to move on?” Teachers must decide … Continue reading

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How to Handle Anger Issues in the Classroom

By Andrew Hawk I believe it is the intent of most educators to create safe and happy learning environments. Classrooms should be places where students can set aside the outside world. However, this is easier said than done. Every day, … Continue reading

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Helping Students with Learning Disabilities Succeed by Setting Short- and Long-Term Goals

By Andrew Hawk When working with students with learning disabilities, teachers and school psychologists look for a pattern of strengths and weaknesses in students’ learning attributes. For example, a student may have a strong short-term memory, but long-term memory retrieval … Continue reading

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How Parents Can Advocate for Their Child with Special Needs at School

By Andrew Hawk The relationship between the parents of a student with special needs and the personnel of the school the student attends can be tricky to say the least. I have seen disagreements erupt from parents thinking students get … Continue reading

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How to Help Parents Navigate the IEP Process

By Andrew Hawk Having spent the last eleven years as a teacher, including eight as a special education teacher, I have been through the IEP process numerous times. Last month, I moved to the other side of the table as … Continue reading

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