Autism Modules

Sunday, September 16, 2012 / 5 comments
I went to a training last Monday on autism that was super informative. I took a few autism classes in college, but each individual with autism has such unique needs that it's very difficult to take in all that information in just a few hours a week and feel fully prepared as a teacher. The real education comes when you have actual students. 

The presenter directed us go to the website below to look around. I was immediately shocked by the amount of information it had! Since then, I have watched several modules that pertain to what my current students' need. They even give you different strategies to try with students.

I would highly recommend this site to anyone who feels they need to brush up their expertise on how to meet the needs of students with autism. 

Plus, it's FREE! Just sign up here.

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Meet Mrs. Dixon

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 / 5 comments
Hello there!

I am an elementary Autism teacher. I absolutely ADORE my job!

I thrive on the day-to-day challenges I face and I'm addicted to scouring the internet for resources, ideas, and any information at all I can find that will help me overcome those challenges while also helping me meet the needs of my students. In the past, I served students with all types of disabilities in their own classrooms {co-teaching} as well as my own classroom {resource room}. 

Starting out, I went everywhere for advice for my first year of teaching, and even in my third year I feel that I still have so much to learn. Education is truly always evolving, and if you decide to stay current with new strategies and ideas, amazing things can happen. I decided to blog to not only serve as an outlet to express my own growth as an educator, but to also serve as a resource for new and veteran teachers out there who are constantly on the search for something new to try with their students. When I find something that works for me or my students, I love sharing it with all my teacher friends, and now I want to share it with you. 

Through this blog, I plan to share my own teaching strategies as well as the ones I have “borrowed” from others (while crediting them, of course), bargains I find (usually at Target), & any D-I-Y project I create for my classroom. I will also try to share as many organizational tricks I’ve learned through my experiences with special education, because I know juggling all the paperwork at first can be overwhelming. 

Thanks for stopping by! 
Grab a cup of coffee & enjoy :)
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