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

#169: Collaborative Data Collection at Home and School

Season #1

Collaborative data collection between home and school is an effective way to maximize IEP outcomes! Students need to master skills outside of the classroom environment and building independence in foundational skills...
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#168: Research Based Reading Interventions

Season #1

I didn't feel prepared to teach reading when I finished my college degree and became a certified Special Education teacher. After working in the field of Special Education for decades, I realized I wasn't alone. Join...
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#167: New Tech You Need to Know About

Season #1

When an IEP team wanted to dismiss a 12 year old boy from speech services because he wasn't making progress, it was time to get creative and find new resources! I'm fascinated by the technology at Control Bionics,...
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#166: Southwest Meltdowns and Special Education

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Just like the Southwest crews are not to blame for planes not flying, teachers are not to blame for schools not having the resources or support for executing appropriate IEPs. Just like the passengers are upset at the...
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#165: 3 IEP Wins You Need to Hear

Season #1

What happens when you start sharing draft IEPs, educating families in military communities, and hosting IEP coffee talks in your hometown? Jenna, Destiny, and Christine shared their results inside the Master IEP...
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#164: Fun, Fitness, and Friendship in a Whole New Way

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I took a fitness class last week and it was different than anything I’ve experienced before! This fitness class reminded me about 3 important things in our IEP process. 1) We need more options for P.E. during the...
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#163: Growing Confident Communicators

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If a child lacks confidence in communicating, they communicate less. When they communicate less, they develop a habit of not participating. This habit can often follow them into adulthood. That’s exactly why we need...
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#162: Money Matters: Disability Planning Decisions

Season #1

Talking about future planning is one of the toughest topics in the disability community. This Special Needs Planning Guide is the perfect resource for both parents and teachers to support the uncomfortable...
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#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

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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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