In this episode I have a conversation with Ashley Lutz, who has been a middle school self-contained special ed teacher for 7 years, working with students with intellectual disabilities.
We talk about how she didn’t have any curriculum in her first year and how she creates and differentiates materials to meet the varied levels of her students. She gives great ideas on what to do if you ever need to create your own curriculum.
We also discuss what errorless learning is and how she implemented an adaptive music program including an unforgettable performance. She’s a mother of three (including nine-month-old twins) on sabbatical and plans to return to teaching next year.
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Podcast Episode 2 Show Notes
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Links and Resources Mentioned
These resources were mentioned in our interview:
VA Aligned Standards of Learning
Resources from Ashley’s TpT Store:
Animal File Folder Pack
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Lisa Goodell, M. A., is the host of the Help for Special Educators Podcast. She has been teaching for over 23 years, including third grade, resource/inclusion (RSP), mild/moderate self-contained (SDC). Currently, she is an itinerant orthopedic impairment (OI) specialist/teacher for students birth to 21 years old in all general ed and special ed settings. She has been honored as “Teacher of the Year” at both the elementary and secondary level. She lives in rural Central California with her