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.

New Special Ed Teacher Questions

August 2, 2019 3 min read

I had a fantastic conversation with Kaylene Durbin, a college student who is just starting her credential program. Today we talk about her inspirational story (which credits family and a professor) and how you can get some real classroom experience before student teaching. We begin to answer questions that aspiring…