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

#101: Transform Your Perspective with Jillian Benfield

Season #1

"Parenting a child with a disability is the hardest thing that I've ever done AND it is also the greatest joy of my life." Lean in and listen as Jillian Benfield describes how changing her perspective and her language...
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#100: Meet Catherine's Brother, Robert!

Season #1

Meet my brother, Robert! He's 44, has Down syndrome, and surprised me with the sweetest words at the end of this episode. Find out what he loved about high school and who is a better golfer, me or him! Want to know...
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#99: 3 Surprising Insights from an Emotional Support Classroom Teacher

Season #1

Special Education Parents and Teachers: You are not alone when dealing with challenging student behaviors fueled by emotions. Students in Jenny Walmsley's Emotional Support classroom are intended to only be temporary...
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#98: Behavior Charts Begone

Season #1

Can we all please agree that behavior charts in the front of the room are not appropriate behavior management tools in the classroom? Don't forget to grab your free weekly IEP training at www.IEPmasterclass.com  
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#97: Becoming a Lifelong Reader with Dr. Cleary

Season #1

Dr. Cleary has experienced being an Assistant Superintendent, Principal, and parent to a daughter with a disability. Throughout all of her different perspectives at the IEP table, the lack of reaching reading goals...
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#96: Prepping for Inclusion is Prepping for Real Life

Season #1

A little prep work goes a long way when including a child who learned differently in many different environments. Not only will the child be more successful in their school community, but they will also find more...
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#95: IEP Funding and Teletherapy with Kelly

Season #1

Teletherapy was a new concept for many of us during the past two years, but what if instead of being limited to an only virtual option or an only in-person option, we actually built teletherapy options into IEPs...
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#94: Staff Shortages in Special Education

Season #1

Staff shortages are a reality for 2 out of every 3 districts this school year. Use these 3 steps to help build the bridge for students who do not have a complete IEP team. With all the struggles of staffing, it's...
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#93: Kind Words Make a Difference

Season #1

"I see you" can be one of the greatest compliments a parent and teacher can give each other. Listen in to more kind words that have been exchanged between IEP team members. These words can make a huge difference in...
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#92: Keeping Speech Therapy Fun with Hallie

Season #1

Keeping students engaged in speech therapy as they reach middle school and beyond can be tough, but it also can be FUN! Get ready to take notes as Hallie drops strategies you need as a teacher and parent to keep kids...
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#91: School Evals with Charm Mosley

Season #1

School evaluations can be complicated, confusing, and seem to take forever to complete! Learn from Charm how we can prioritize and simplify the process to get better data on each and every student. Connect with...
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#90: When Teachers Need More Parent Involvement

Season #1

We often hear about parents being loud at the IEP table, but what happens when a parent is not involved with the IEP process? Use these 3 steps to help parents become an active, engaged, equal member of the IEP...
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