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Hosted by Lisa Goodell, the goals of this podcast are to EQUIP special ed teachers with ideas and solutions, as well as bring the global special ed teaching community together so we can learn from each other. (So far it has been heard in over 50 countries!) Get all the Show Notes and links at https://LISAGOODELL.COM/PODCAST

Hosted by Lisa Goodell, the goals of this podcast are to EQUIP special ed teachers with ideas and solutions, as well as bring the global special ed teaching community together so we can learn from each other. (So far it has been heard in over 50 countries!) Get all the Show Notes and links at https://LISAGOODELL.COM/PODCAST

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Hosted by Lisa Goodell, the goals of this podcast are to EQUIP special ed teachers with ideas and solutions, as well as bring the global special ed teaching community together so we can learn from each other. (So far it has been heard in over 50 countries!) Get all the Show Notes and links at https://LISAGOODELL.COM/PODCAST

Language:

English


Episodes

Strategies to Improve One-Handed Scissor Skills

5/2/2022
In this podcast episode, I will share strategies to improve one-handed scissor skills, which is helpful when a child cannot use one hand/arm due to weakness, paralysis, missing fingers, etc. First I go over some strategies for beginning cutters, whether the child has a weakness/disability with a hand/arm or not. Then I go over strategies and adaptations for holding the paper and rotating paper when cutting with one hand. Finally, I also talk a little bit about adaptive scissors. Bonus: May...

Duration:00:16:24

Morning Meeting Ideas for Multi-Age Classes

11/27/2021
Think out the box to make morning meetings work for everyone in your special ed class. We are close to the middle of the school year so I thought I would discuss morning meetings in multi-grade self-contained classes. By this time of year, you might have gotten more students, with more grade levels, and are finding that your morning meeting activities don't meet the needs of all of your students anymore. So you need to make changes. I taught mild/moderate self-contained classes for years...

Duration:00:11:00

How to Survive Taking a Sick Day

10/27/2021
How can we better prepare students for when the teacher or other staff member takes a sick day? Many special ed teachers say they cannot stay home for even a day because of the interruptions it will cause in their class. Not to mention the fact that the school might not even be able to find a substitute teacher when they need a sick day. In this podcast episode, we are going to talk about why you shouldn’t feel guilty when you need to take a sick day from school (even if the 2021-22 school...

Duration:00:15:59

Wheelchair Costumes

10/16/2021
Have you seen or heard of wheelchair costumes where a child's wheelchair (or other mobility device) is turned into part of the costume? Well, it’s October 15th, and many kids have probably already planned out their Halloween costumes. But what about kids who use wheelchairs? Do they feel like they can't join in the festivities because they are in a wheelchair? Well, I believe that with a little cardboard, paint, tape, and creativity they can turn their wheelchair into part of their costume...

Duration:00:11:02

Puberty and Sexuality in Special Education Classes

10/3/2021
Today we’re going to tackle a tough topic: Puberty and Sexuality in Special Education Classes. We will look at several real-life scenarios teachers face and how to respond! However, if you think that topic doesn't apply to your grade levels or student population, think again. (I learned a lot I didn't know in this episode!) My guest, Dr. Rachel Schwartz, helps us to understand that sex ed starts with how we build trust with even our youngest students. All humans are sexual beings, whether...

Duration:00:32:51

Harvey Korman's Legacy Lives on Through His Son

6/14/2021
The Emmy and Golden Globe winner Harvey Korman was a staple on the Carol Burnett Show making America laugh in the 1960s and 1970s. During that time he was also raising a family, including his son, Christopher, who had a learning disability and speech impediment. In this episode, you will learn how Harvey Korman's legacy lives on through his son and their contributions to the special education community. Special Educators will hear about techniques Chris learned from his dad and the theater...

Duration:00:44:40

Schedules and Lesson Plans for Moderate/Severe Classes

3/26/2021
In Part 2 of my interview with Emma Haring, we discuss schedules and lesson plans for moderate/severe classes. Emma gives some great ideas on how to write everything out so all adults and visitors know what is going on with her students who may be medically fragile in a multiple disabilities classroom. She gives ideas on how to set up your schedule and remember to include everything on it. In fact, she created a freebie to help teachers out as a supplement to the podcast episode. There are...

Duration:00:26:19

Tips for Teaching Students with Multiple Disabilities

3/20/2021
In Part 1 of this two-part series, Emma Haring and I discuss tips for teaching students with Multiple Disabilities. Emma has been a teacher in this type of class (we called it a medically fragile class in our district) for many years. She has a ton of experience and wisdom that she shares generously! In Part 1 (Episode 25), she gives a lot of tips on how to discover what your students like and dislike, how to care for them as people, and how to give them a voice (even if they are nonverbal)....

Duration:00:22:20

#24.10 Activity 10 Prayer/Silence: Ten Ways to Relieve Stress in 1 Minute

1/18/2021
This activity was originally a segment of Episode 24. I am publishing each one separately so you can access individual activities easier. It is really important to do simple but effective self-care tasks each day to relieve stress and avoid teacher burnout. The activities in this series take one minute or less. They are designed to help you stop, and refocus - for only a minute. Repeat as needed throughout your day. "Activity 10: Prayer/Silence" can be done alone, with your family,...

Duration:00:03:52

#24.9 Activity 9 Pets: Ten Ways to Relieve Stress in 1 Minute

1/17/2021
This activity was originally a segment of Episode 24. I am publishing each one separately so you can access individual activities easier. It is really important to do simple but effective self-care tasks each day to relieve stress and avoid teacher burnout. The activities in this series take one minute or less. They are designed to help you stop, and refocus - for only a minute. Repeat as needed throughout your day. "Activity 9: Pets" can be done alone, with your family, co-workers, or...

Duration:00:03:42

#24.8 Activity 8 Appreciate Yourself: Ten Ways to Relieve Stress in 1 Minute

1/16/2021
This activity was originally a segment of Episode 24. I am publishing each one separately so you can access individual activities easier. It is really important to do simple but effective self-care tasks each day to relieve stress and avoid teacher burnout. The activities in this series take one minute or less. They are designed to help you stop, and refocus - for only a minute. Repeat as needed throughout your day. "Activity 8: Appreciate Yourself" can be done alone, with your family,...

Duration:00:03:39

#24.7 Activity 7 Joy Givers: Ten Ways to Relieve Stress in 1 Minute

1/15/2021
This activity was originally a segment of Episode 24. I am publishing each one separately so you can access individual activities easier. It is really important to do simple but effective self-care tasks each day to relieve stress and avoid teacher burnout. The activities in this series take one minute or less. They are designed to help you stop, and refocus - for only a minute. Repeat as needed throughout your day. "Activity 7: Joy Givers" can be done alone, with your family,...

Duration:00:03:46

#24.6 Activity 6 Look: Ten Ways to Relieve Stress in 1 Minute

1/14/2021
This activity was originally a segment of Episode 24. I am publishing each one separately so you can access individual activities easier. It is really important to do simple but effective self-care tasks each day to relieve stress and avoid teacher burnout. The activities in this series take one minute or less. They are designed to help you stop, and refocus - for only a minute. Repeat as needed throughout your day. "Activity 6: Look" can be done alone, with your family, co-workers, or...

Duration:00:03:54

#24.5 Activity 5 Today's Simple Accomplishments: Ten Ways to Relieve Stress in 1 Minute

1/13/2021
This activity was originally a segment of Episode 24. I am publishing each one separately so you can access individual activities easier. It is really important to do simple but effective self-care tasks each day to relieve stress and avoid teacher burnout. The activities in this series take one minute or less. They are designed to help you stop, and refocus - for only a minute. Repeat as needed throughout your day. "Activity 5: Today's Simple Accomplishments" can be done alone, with...

Duration:00:03:49

#24.4 Activity 4 Doodling: Ten Ways to Relieve Stress in 1 Minute

1/12/2021
This activity was originally a segment of Episode 24. I am publishing each one separately so you can access individual activities easier. It is really important to do simple but effective self-care tasks each day to relieve stress and avoid teacher burnout. The activities in this series take one minute or less. They are designed to help you stop, and refocus - for only a minute. Repeat as needed throughout your day. "Activity 4: Doodling" can be done alone, with your family,...

Duration:00:03:49

#24.3 Activity 3 Daydream: Ten Ways to Relieve Stress in 1 Minute

1/12/2021
This activity was originally a segment of Episode 24. I am publishing each one separately so you can access them easier. It is really important to do simple but effective self-care tasks each day to relieve stress and avoid teacher burnout. The activities in this series take one minute or less. They are designed to help you stop, and refocus - for only a minute. Repeat as needed throughout your day. "Activity 3: Daydream" can be done alone, with your family, co-workers, or maybe even with...

Duration:00:03:50

#24.2 Activity 2 Stretching: Ten Ways to Relieve Stress in 1 Minute

1/11/2021
This activity was originally a segment of Episode 24. "Activity 2: Stretching" can be done alone, with your family, co-workers, or maybe even with your class. It is really important to do simple but effective self-care tasks each day to relieve stress and avoid teacher burnout. The activities in this series take one minute or less. They are designed to help you stop, and refocus - for only a minute. Repeat as needed throughout your day. Try them all out, then pick out the ones that...

Duration:00:03:45

#24.1 Activity 1 Breathing: Ten Ways to Relieve Stress in 1 Minute

1/11/2021
This activity was originally a segment of Episode 24. I am publishing each one separately so you can access them easier. It is really important to do simple but effective self-care tasks each day to relieve stress and avoid teacher burnout. The activities in this series take one minute or less. They are designed to help you stop, and refocus - for only a minute. Repeat as needed throughout your day. Try them all out, then pick out the ones that work best for you and repeat them often...

Duration:00:04:08

How to Survive the Second Half of the School Year

12/31/2020
Welcome to today's episode, where we are going to be going explore ideas on how to survive the second half of the school year. I will discuss changes I am going to make. Then I will lead you through ten quick and easy ways to relieve stress right in your classroom. And you can do each of them in one minute or less! It is important to do self-care activities to keep your sanity during this COVID 2020-21 school year. (This is especially important since we are only halfway through the school...

Duration:00:28:35

7 Special Education Podcasts You Should Listen To

11/13/2020
On this episode of the "Help for Special Educators" podcast we will hear about some other special education podcasts you might want to check out. “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 by Braelan Martin “Teaching Autism and Special Education Community Podcast,” hosted by Nikki Robertson “Adaptation Station” Podcast, hosted by Nichole...

Duration:00:16:36