Category Archives: End of the Year

The Balance of Behaviors

The end of the year is sort of a mixed time for many students. There are happy things that cause excitement and there are things that may cause anxiety or disruptive behaviors. Hopefully, you have stashed away a consistent behavior … Continue reading

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Rise

The countdown is on the board. And for some campuses, the days are under ten days left in the year, others are just under twenty. The unique things about the end of the year, students are getting the processes that … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the End

Tidbits of the End of the Year The end of the year is upon us. Ready or not, the calendar is coming to an end; the number of days of instruction is countable. Should you panic? Should you try and … Continue reading

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End of the Year Wrap Up

We dragged our feet on finishing this blog post. It’s our last one for the 2015-2016 academic year. It’s reliably warm outside on the West Coast. Even the cold snap we had parts of last week haven’t dampened the students’ … Continue reading

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Wait, I know you can do this….

As the end of the academic year approaches, two phenomena happen and no matter how prepared you are, it’s a little startling. The first are the great surprises, the ones where your student who has never done the “thing”, usually … Continue reading

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You Made It!

You made it. It bears repeating as a phrase right at this very minute. Maybe your one hundred eighty days are through. Maybe you still have 10 more days. Maybe your students are about to explode out of their seats … Continue reading

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Getting On The Job

Firstly, we had a great week last week with four blog posts within 24 hours. We love participating in Flashblogs and sharing our experiences we have learned from our students with disabilities. We’ve talked a lot about transitions before, and … Continue reading

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Sanity For the End of the Year 2015

A co-worker and a student were sitting on a bench outside earlier this week. The co-worker looked over and said, “There are twenty-eight more days left.” They had been counting in the planner to find their answer. Twenty-eight days. Renay … Continue reading

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It’s Time

There are literally less days of my academic year than I have fingers. And it’s been a busy year academically for my students. At the beginning of the year, one of my students had no clue that text books were … Continue reading

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What About Next Year?

Fourteen more days. Fourteen more days. I keep chanting to myself the countdown mantra hoping that it just isn’t some magic number. I am all too aware of the upcoming events that mark the end of the school year: finals, … Continue reading

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