Using a Language Activity to Help Anxious Students

9/19/18 Recently, I added a new product to my TeachersPayTeachers Store called Sentence Combining. What is Sentence Combining?  An exercise for students who use a majority of simple and compound sentences to further develop their complex sentence structure.  It is an appropriate strategy for SLPs, Teachers Of Deaf /Hard of Hearing Students, English as Second Language Teachers […]

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Suggestions for First Days with Students

First Days Suggestions

8/29/18   So you have in-serviced your teachers and now need to plan your initial sessions with your students with hearing loss.  Some of them you may know and some may be new to you or they could all be old or new students.  Building a relationship is always first and foremost!  During the coming […]

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Back to School – First Two Days!

8/26/18 These infographics were popular last year so I am re-posting them with an additional resource.   I like to start the year by meeting each teacher of each student.  I think the personal touch is effective in connecting and building relationships with teachers.  However, I know many TOD/HHs have too many students on their […]

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Beginning of Year

8/24/18 For a Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing as for many other educators, having a successful start depends on being organized.  One of our major initial responsibilities is ensuring that all of our students’ teachers and service providers are aware of their accommodations and how the amplification works before the students show up.  Here’s […]

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Resource for General Education Teachers

Quick Guide for Your Student with Hearing Loss for General Education Teachers

7/25/18 Do you meet with regular educators at the beginning of the school year to in-service them about students with hearing loss in their classes?  This handy booklet will provide the general ed teachers with information specific to a student that they can use as a reference for the school year. All pages are fully […]

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Back to School Freebie!

Getting To Know You Cards Free from Rule the School

7/24/18 The beginning of the school year is the time to begin building relationships with new students.  A fun quick way for a student and professional to get to know each other is this free activity Getting-To-Know-You Cards .   Simply take turns with your students turning over a card and answering the questions.  When […]

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New Resource

The Online Itinerant

July 9, 2018 There is a new resource for professionals who work with kids with hearing loss called The Online Itinerant.  It provides pre-recorded one hour courses and monthly live meet-ups on a variety of topics.  Not only can you earn CEUs but you can sign up for one course or meet-up or subscribe to […]

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Money -saving 10th Anniversary Special

April 22, 2018   Celebrating our 10th Anniversary                with special pricing       from 4/22/18 through 4/29/18!  $10 in TeachersPayTeachers $10 in  iTunes  

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Follow-up to post “From the Beginning (or not)”

April 6, 2018 Earlier this year I posted about a new referral that I received, a kindergartner who had not been amplified before January, 2018.  I explained the testing that would be done.  I want to pick up there and broadly describe strengths and weaknesses and what interventions the IEP team agreed on. Overall the […]

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Ten Year Anniversary

March 18, 2018   It is hard for me to believe but it was 10 years ago that I created my first game and started my company Rule the School.  How did that happen you ask?  In 2002 I started a new job as an Itinerant Teacher in a large public school district’s Deaf and […]

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From the Beginning (or not)

January 6, 2018 How is eligibility for special education services for students with hearing loss determined for school-aged children?  I currently have a kindergartner for whom we signed the referral and permission to test paperwork just before Christmas break.  I would like to share what information I gather, how I interpret it and what the IEP […]

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