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11 Questions with a Private Elementary School Teacher: Featuring Amanda M.

By Accommodations, Elementary School, Interviews with Educators, ISEE, Learning Differences, Test Prep No Comments

1. Where are you located? I am located in Charlotte, North Carolina. 2. What subjects have you taught in the past? What subjects will you teach next year? What grade levels? I’ve always been a K-5 special education teacher focusing on language arts and math, but very occasionally in the past I’ve provided support for…

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IEPs: How They Work and What They Mean

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Students who receive special education services in the public schools must have an IEP, or “Individualized Education Program.” An IEP is a legal document; once all the paperwork has been signed, the services and accommodations in the IEP are the legal right of the student, and non-compliance with the IEP can be met with legal…

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How Do I Know if Independent Study is Right for My Student?

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Independent Study is an option of education that involves students working through their coursework separate from a classroom. The organization of independent study can be quite varied depending on the arrangement of the school providing it. In California, as laid out by the Assembly Bill 130, independent study has set guidelines for different grade levels….

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Learning Styles and Online Teaching: Best Methods to Improve Academic Success

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First let’s begin with the basics of learning styles. Learning style refers to the way you absorb new information best. Everyone is born with the ability to process information in various ways. Some children are born with more visual learning skills. Others are excellent at listening to the sounds around them. There are even children…

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