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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 everyone at the IEP table. With her family's experience in the disability community and her journey from Special Education classroom teacher to IEP expert, Catherine knows what it takes to prepare students and families for the future. Get ready to be inspired and learn actionable steps you can take immediately to change your special education experience.

Special Education Inner Circle Catherine Whitcher

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    • 4.6 • 82 Ratings

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 everyone at the IEP table. With her family's experience in the disability community and her journey from Special Education classroom teacher to IEP expert, Catherine knows what it takes to prepare students and families for the future. Get ready to be inspired and learn actionable steps you can take immediately to change your special education experience.

    #162: Money Matters: Disability Planning Decisions

    #162: Money Matters: Disability Planning Decisions

    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 conversations that must be addressed when we consider what we can do to prepare for the years to come.

    Grab Your Copy of The Special Needs Planning Guide and save 10%Find the book: 

    The Special Needs Planning Guide

    Discount Code: POD10This discount code is for 10% off and free shipping at checkout at www.brookespublishing.com

    Find out how YOU can become a Master IEP Coach online or at one of our upcoming in-person conferences! www.masteriepcoach.com/learn

    • 17 min
    #161: Time Management IEP Goals Can Build Huge Success

    #161: Time Management IEP Goals Can Build Huge Success

    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 management techniques and get a closer look at my new favorite time management tool - Time Timer®!

    Get your own Time Timer® here:  Time Timer

    Grab Your Free IEP Checklist at www.iepchecklist.comFind a Master IEP Coach® IEP Retreat Near You! www.masteriepcoach.com/learn

    • 13 min
    #160: Crushing Pressure On Special Education Parents and Teachers

    #160: Crushing Pressure On Special Education Parents and Teachers

    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 joy this holiday season!

    Grab Your Free IEP Checklist at www.iepchecklist.comFind a Master IEP Coach® Workshop Near You! www.masteriepcoach.com/learn

    • 13 min
    #159: Unsilenced: A Teacher's Year of Battles and Breakthroughs

    #159: Unsilenced: A Teacher's Year of Battles and Breakthroughs

    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 memoir...

    Unsilenced: A Teacher’s Year of Battles, Breakthroughs, and Life-Changing Lessons at Belchertown State School 

    It will fuel you for what is possible for where we are now in our school system and how your big dreams of change are possible.

    From the Publisher: A stirring and spellbinding memoir from internationally renowned AAC expert Howard Shane (Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School), Unsilenced is a candid look at a pivotal era in disability history and a deeply personal account of how all human beings can flourish when we care for each other and fight for change. 

    Grab Your Copy of Unsilenced and save 10%Find the book: bpub.fyi/UnsilencedDiscount Code: POD10This discount code is for 10% off and free shipping at checkout at www.brookespublishing.com

    Find out how YOU can become a Master IEP Coach online or at one of our upcoming in-person conferences! www.masteriepcoach.com/learn

    • 14 min
    #158: Video Modeling, A Better Way

    #158: Video Modeling, A Better Way

    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? I've been there too!

    Let me show you a better way to use video modeling for mastery of skills!

    Resources: Gemiini: https://gemiini.org/Learn More About Becoming a Master IEP Coach®: https://www.masteriepcoach.com/learn

    • 13 min
    #157: 3 IEP Questions Answered

    #157: 3 IEP Questions Answered

    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 tour?

    Get answers to these 3 questions on this episode of the Special Education Inner Circle podcast!

    Learn About Master IEP Coach® Programs: https://www.masteriepcoach.com/learn

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

Creily ,

Extremely informative

This Podcast provides so much information to support parents and teachers of children who are on IEPs or 504s.

Some of the information I learned from these episodes, I have been able to implement for my own children and with the students I work with. I have completed the Master IEP coach training and am supporting families with the the skills that I have learned.

Heather Gehrke ,

Amazing Podcast for anyone at the IEP Table

Even as an educator for over 20 years I still learn so many ideas and strategies for my students.

Candivanlee ,

Wealth of Information

If you have anything to do with education OR interacting with persons with disabilities, this show is for you! So many helpful tidbits.

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