7 Special Education Podcasts You Should Listen to

November 13, 2020 13 min read

On this episode of the “Help for Special Educators” podcast you will hear about 7 special education podcasts you should listen to. “Be the Exception” Podcast, hosted by Dawn Ellis “Different Ability” Podcast, hosted by Katey Fortun “SLP Coffee Talk” Podcast, hosted by Hallie Sherman “That Special Educator” Podcast, hosted…

FS: Virtual Halloween Party Ideas

October 12, 2020 7 min read

FS stands for Fun Size! This episode is the first of my “fun size” episodes for the Help for Special Educators podcast. Imagine that I’m dropping by your class to chat and give you a little, fun size candy bar, like kids get at Halloween. These episodes will be short…

Class Holiday Parties and Alternatives

October 11, 2020 11 min read

In this episode, host Lisa Goodell gives tips and ideas for making class holiday parties (and alternatives) successful in special education classrooms. Examples are given using different holidays such as Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Solutions are given for accommodating students on a limited day, when you can’t serve candy/junk food,…

How to Use Boom Cards

August 3, 2020 3 min read

This page will help you learn how to use Boom Cards in your classroom. Below are some video tutorials to get you started. Kids think Boom Cards are games, so soon you will have them begging for you to assign more! Teachers of all ages and subjects can use Boom…

Easy Screen-Free Activities For Distance Learning

July 25, 2020 4 min read

Many teachers appreciated my screen-free activities during the sudden school closures this past spring during the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic. Schools went to distance learning and using online platforms to teach students stuck at home to prevent further virus exposure. So here is a blog post with a video I made…

Tips to Promote Independence

August 26, 2019 26 min read

Listen to this free podcast on how to promote student independence in class. Task analysis, bringing teaching aides on board, prompt hierarchies, independent work tasks/activities and staff checklists are discussed. The Help for Special Educators podcast is hosted by Lisa Goodell. The guest for this episode is Jenn Adams from Teach Love Autism.