I am so excited to be participating the Special Education Summer Blog Hop hosted by Kyle from kinderspedadventures.blogspot.
com! You will want to tune in each week for the five week series of informative posts from some awesome special education teachers!
This week is all about schedules! Making schedules for my staff and students is one of those tedious tasks that I have a love/hate relationship with. I have to revise them many times throughout the year as students transition in and out of the classroom and based on their needs, so it feels like I am always adjusting schedules! If you are looking for more information on visual schedules, you read my this post from series on structured learning.
Once they are made – the schedules make my life SO MUCH EASIER. My staff know where they are supposed to be and I know where my students are at every minute. I can make sure that all of my students’ IEP goals are met and they are busy bees all day. That being said – making them can be a kinda of a pain in the but. But, I promise you it’s worth it. A detailed staff schedule and student schedule are a MUST. Take a look at my tentative schedules for September.
I made these in Word and took screenshots of them, so they are a bit blurry. If you want like to see them in more detail, you can download the student schedule here and staff schedule here. I try to make my schedule so that each staff member works with each student throughout the day. I do this for two reasons: #1 to ensure generalization across people and #2 to prevent staff burnout. Having one staff member work with the same student all day long can be exhausting, especially if it's a student who has a lot of behavioural challenges.
How do you schedule your day? I'd love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below!
And be sure to hop over to Special Little Learners for more great scheduling ideas!