Reset, Re-engage, and Regain Control of Your Classroom

By Rachel Kent, M.Ed. | February 14, 2024

It’s almost that time of year… the time when you stand in front of your class, feeling like you were hired to teach, but all you’re doing is managing disruptive…

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Unleashing the Power of Specially Designed Instruction: A Path to Success

By Rachel Kent, M.Ed. | January 18, 2024

Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) is focused on crafting educational experiences tailored to the unique needs of learners. This approach isn’t just a method; it’s a journey towards empowerment and excellence…

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Nurturing Content Knowledge: Essential Tips for Special Educators

By Stetson & Associates, Inc. | September 7, 2023

As a special educator, your role is invaluable in shaping the academic and personal growth of your students. While your expertise in working with diverse learning needs is paramount, having…

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Navigating the School Year: A Teacher’s Survival Guide

By Stetson & Associates, Inc. | August 21, 2023

The school year can be a whirlwind of challenges and triumphs for educators. From managing classrooms to creating multiple lesson plans, teachers often find themselves juggling priorities. To help you…

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Effective Models of Collaborative Teaching

By Brandi Breaux, M.A. | October 17, 2022

Decades of research has demonstrated the benefits of coteaching for teachers and students.  Professional growth for teachers can include increased content knowledge, classroom management strategies, and curriculum adaptations (Scruggs et…

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Quality Indicators for Delivering Specially Designed Instruction

By Stetson & Associates, Inc. | September 20, 2022

Overview The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, 2004) has the following two indicators that need to be met for a student to qualify for special education services: The Quality…

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Making the Most of Your ESSER Funds

By Stetson & Associates, Inc. | August 22, 2022

There are two years remaining in which ESSER funds, authorized in the American Rescue Plan Act, will be available. NOW is the time to assess your plan for expending these…

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Accommodations Audit Form

By Stetson & Associates, Inc. | August 3, 2022

Accommodations are intended to provide equitable access to the general education curriculum and equitable access to the achievement of enrolled grade-level standards. Instructional accommodations remove barriers caused by the student’s…

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Paraeducators: Fact or Fiction?

By Tricia Williams | July 28, 2022

As policy and procedures have evolved over the years within education, the role of teachers and paraprofessionals has also changed.  Managing the work of paraprofessionals has become a more common…

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Fire Prevention vs. Firefighting in Education Today

By Stetson & Associates, Inc. | April 1, 2022

Research continues to affirm that when schools, families, and the community work together to support learning, children tend to succeed not just in school but also throughout life. Today many…

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Behavior Strategies for Distance Learning

By Tim LaCourt, M.A. | October 22, 2020

Classroom management during in-person instruction is challenging; with distance learning, the management of student online behavior and emotions is even tougher. Certainly, there are school rules and disciplinary procedures that…

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