Special Education Inner Circle

Special Education Inner Circle

Hosted by: Catherine Whitcher

The Special Education Inner Circle podcast is hosted by Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed, founder of the Master IEP Coach® Mentorship + Network. Get your notebook ready as Catherine brings you real-world strategies for...

Episodes

#161: Time Management IEP Goals Can Build Huge Success

Season #1

Time management success can build independence, productivity, and community relationships. This isn't about learning to tell time, it's about using our time wisely! Learn 3 ways you can build more skills with time...
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#160: Crushing Pressure On Special Education Parents and Teachers

Season #1

Crushing pressure for Special Education Parents and Teachers is REAL! Maybe you need permission to say NO or maybe you don't even realize what's zapping you of your energy. Let's talk about what could be stealing your...
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#159: Unsilenced: A Teacher's Year of Battles and Breakthroughs

Season #1

If you’ve ever wondered if you can really make a difference as a teacher or if you’re a parent who feels defeated by how archaic Special Education feels, you need to hear this teacher’s story through his...
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#158: Video Modeling, A Better Way

Season #1

Special Education Parents and Teachers, have you ever popped on a video hoping that you could just catch a few minutes to get something done while your child or your students are entertained by something educational?...
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#157: 3 IEP Questions Answered

Season #1

What if FBAs and BIPs are feeling like the same thing over and over without big results? What if you find another child’s name in the IEP? What should parents ask during a classroom or special education program...
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#156: Challenging Behavior & Building Better Support Plans

Season #1

For the parents and teachers who have tried EVERYTHING to help your child or students stop getting upset and shutting down... this one is for you. In Special Education, we are either saying "wait and see" or jumping...
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#155: What's the Special Education Bus Schedule?

Season #1

What's the Special Education Bus Schedule at your school? Do Special Education busses get loaded at a different time than other busses? How do you feel about it? It's a hot topic right now that we need to talk about,...
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#154: Easy Ways to Individualize Visual Supports

Season #1

Individualizing visual supports can feel overwhelming for both parents and teachers! Barriers like time, manpower, and lack of training can cause us to cut corners when it comes to customizing visual supports. I've...
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#153: Stop Complicating Communication Devices & Digital Learning Tools

Season #1

We need to work together to reduce the roadblocks that are standing in the way of student access to communication devices and digital learning tools. In this episode of the Special Education Inner Circle Podcast,...
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#152: Discipline: Helpful or Hurtful? with Brad Weinstein

Season #1

Discipline is always a concern in Special Education. Brad Weinstein from TeacherGoals joins us in this episode to talk about how discipline can be helpful rather than hurtful for our students.  Brad Weinstein founded...
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#151: Independent Education Evaluations - Why, How, and Who

Season #1

Independent Education Evaluations (IEE) are something that we typically talk about in Special Education under very high-stress situations.  With worried parents, stressed school staff, and a scramble to collect all...
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#150: Speech Resources for the Real World

Season #1

IEP goals should prepare a child for further education, employment, and independent living, and that includes their speech goals!  I'm always talking about how to do IEP resets and think about IEPs differently. We...
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