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

#149: Overcoming Math Anxiety - Strategies for Students, Teachers, and Parents

Season #1

Are you not a "math person"? Do your students talk about how hard math is? Math anxiety is real and I'm excited to dive into some simple strategies and a program called 99math that can help alleviate that anxiety for...
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#148: Fitting In Without Changing Who You Are

Season #1

Fitting in is important to everyone.  I love the trend I'm seeing in the community of helping people with disabilities fit in in a comfortable way.  Feeldom is a great resource to truly provide One Bag for...
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#147: Helping Neurodiverse Students Access the Curriculum with Emily W. King

Season #1

Helping neurodiverse students access the curriculum can be tough!  That's exactly why I brought Dr. Emily W. King to the Special Education Inner Circle Podcast!  She's been at the IEP table as both a professional and...
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#146: Emails Like This are Why I Never Give Up!

Season #1

I will never ever give up on bringing more collaborative strategies to Special Education. I will never stop bringing parents, teachers, admin, and therapists to train together, to learn together, to understand each...
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#145: Special Education Parents...Go See Your Child at School!

Season #1

Recently, I presented an IEP workshop to a group of parents and a question came up: "Can I go see my child at school?" YES! Of course you can. Lean in and listen to these three things that you should look for when you...
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#144: Inclusion with Fun and Functional Tech

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Special Education technology can be both FUN and FUNCTIONAL!  Let me tell you all about Hoglets!  It's a computer mouse and a fidget- how fun is that!?  Lean in and listen to find out how you can snag a Hoglet for...
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#143: Bathrooms and IEPs, What You Need to Know with Christina Abernethy

Season #1

The bottom line is you don't know what you don't know in Special Education and the disability community.  So today we're going to tackle a topic you might not know about!  I'm excited to talk about this because some...
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#142: No More IEP Parties!

Season #1

IEP Parties are not what you think they are...  I've spent the last few months traveling across the country to work with both Special Education and General Education teachers and one conversation about "IEP Parties"...
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#141: Individualizing an IEP Doesn't Have to Be So Tough! with Alli from n2y

Season #1

Individualizing an IEP can be so tough, but it doesn't have to be! I'm so excited to have Alli from n2y here because there's so much that they deliver to our Special Education community. Master IEP Coach®️ and n2y...
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#140: 3 IEP Wins You Need to Hear!

Season #1

Let's share some IEP wins! We're always talking in Special Education about all the struggles, all the overwhelm, all the exhaustion! But I have to share with you 3 WINS that have been happening inside the Master IEP...
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#139: Creative Calming Strategy with Michael and Luce

Season #1

Stress, anxiety, overwhelm... that's an understatement of what's happening in our school systems, especially in Special Education!   That's exactly why I've brought Michael and Luce from Calm Strips to the Special...
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#138: You Can't Fix an IEP Without THIS!

Season #1

You simply can't fix an IEP without THIS!   CONSISTENCY!  You all know, I've been doing this for a long time, so when someone comes to me saying, "I need to get this IEP fixed", my first advice is always, "Okay, let's...
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