IEP Goal Genius Zone

Special Education Parents and Teachers...

 

An IEP goal isn't about just the state standards. 

It isn't about just what the teacher wants to teach. 

Nor is it just what a parent asks for.

 

It's a whole combination of what is required, the expertise at the IEP table, and...

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Get Uncomfortable!

Have you have gotten uncomfortable at the IEP table? Me too!

So many times it’s not because something WRONG is happening.

It’s because we are having tough conversations to make things RIGHT!

It’s ok to be uncomfortable at the IEP a table.

You (and your IEP team) should always...

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Staff Shortages in Special Education (Episode 94)

Staff shortages are a reality for 2 out of every 3 districts this school year. Use these 3 steps to help build the bridge for students who do not have a complete IEP team.

With all the struggles of staffing, it's critical to get surrounded by like-minded IEP team members. Get the next free IEP...

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People are Going to Disagree with Your IEP Decisions...

Data matters. Parent input matters. Team expertise matters.

Other people might even have great ideas and input for you, BUT...

When other parents and teachers start judging you for decisions you’re making, it’s time to put in your ear plugs.

Nobody should be telling you what’s...

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Kind Words Make a Difference (Episode 93)

"I see you" can be one of the greatest compliments a parent and teacher can give each other. Listen in to more kind words that have been exchanged between IEP team members. These words can make a huge difference in building trust and confidence within your IEP team!

Surround yourself with...

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Parents do NOT dislike you...

 

It’s not about you. It’s about the system.

Special Education Teachers and Parents... you have more in common than you realize.

You both dislike how...

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Data matters. Parent input matters. Team expertise matters.

 

Data matters. Parent input matters. Team expertise matters.

Other people might even have great ideas and input for you, BUT...

When other parents and teachers start...

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IEP Truth

More is not always better inside of an IEP.

Overcomplicating the special education process steals a teacher's joy of teaching, confuses a parent, and stresses out the child.

Let's decide, as a team, to prioritize IEP goals that make sense for a child's future. Get the baseline data. Make our best...

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