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Special Educators Resource Room with Jennifer DeBrosse is the podcast for busy special education teachers. Whether you’re brand new to the world of special education or an experienced teacher, this podcast will provide time-saving solutions for any busy special educator. Get ready to move things off your special educator plate without feeling like you have to live at school. I’m your host, Jennifer DeBrosse. I’m dual-certified, have been in education for over 25 years, and spent time in both the inclusion classroom and the resource room setting. I was also a special education instructional coach and mentor to hard-working educators just like you. Tune in each week for quick action-packed episodes. They will be short, sweet, and to the point because I know how busy you are. I’m on a mission to help you get your time back! Let’s connect! You can find more special education support at: Positively Learning Blog (PS: while you’re there, be sure to grab the free Special Educators Cheat Sheets!)

Special Educators Resource Room Jennifer DeBrosse

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Special Educators Resource Room with Jennifer DeBrosse is the podcast for busy special education teachers. Whether you’re brand new to the world of special education or an experienced teacher, this podcast will provide time-saving solutions for any busy special educator. Get ready to move things off your special educator plate without feeling like you have to live at school. I’m your host, Jennifer DeBrosse. I’m dual-certified, have been in education for over 25 years, and spent time in both the inclusion classroom and the resource room setting. I was also a special education instructional coach and mentor to hard-working educators just like you. Tune in each week for quick action-packed episodes. They will be short, sweet, and to the point because I know how busy you are. I’m on a mission to help you get your time back! Let’s connect! You can find more special education support at: Positively Learning Blog (PS: while you’re there, be sure to grab the free Special Educators Cheat Sheets!)

    71. How Do You Fit in SEL into Your Already Busy Day?

    71. How Do You Fit in SEL into Your Already Busy Day?

    Social Emotional Learning has a BIG impact on classroom community, but how do you fit it into an already jam-packed school day? I'm sharing 3 practical tips for adding SEL to your classroom WITHOUT disrupting the routine. Try this ideas with your own students! 

    Links mentioned in this episode of Special Educators Resource Room:


    Restorative Practice Read Aloud Suggestions:https://positivelylearningblog.com/product/restorative-practice-circles-for-k-2/


    Social Emotional Learning Lesson Plans with Task Boxes:https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Social-Emotional-Learning-Task-Boxes-Lesson-Plans-Year-Long-Special-Ed-Bundle-10557532?st=1a775303285120864fdcad7c0dce1efb



    If you're a busy special education teacher looking for tips, tricks, and resources to save you precious time, I've got you covered! I'm here to help you regain your confidence in the classroom and feel calm and collected as a special educator.

    Tune in every Wednesday for practical tips, tools, and the support you need to to THRIVE in the classroom.

    Grab your FREE Special Educators Cheat Sheets at positivelylearningblog.com/free-resource-library/

    Join the Facebook group

    I'd love to hear what's working for you! Send me a message on Instagram @positivelylearning

    • 11 min
    70. Backward Planning 101: A Special Educator’s Secret Weapon

    70. Backward Planning 101: A Special Educator’s Secret Weapon

    Welcome to "Backward Planning 101: A Special Educator’s Secret Weapon." In this episode, we're diving into how backward planning can transform your teaching and boost student success in the special education setting.

    It's all about starting with your end goal and designing each lesson to achieve those outcomes, ensuring that every minute in the classroom counts.

    In this episode I'm sharing why I consistently used this strategy and practical tips to make it work for you! Looking for more helpful information on using backward planning design? Check out the blogpost full of tips on getting started:

    https://positivelylearningblog.com/backward-planning-a-strategic-approach-for-special-educators/


    If you're a busy special education teacher looking for tips, tricks, and resources to save you precious time, I've got you covered! I'm here to help you regain your confidence in the classroom and feel calm and collected as a special educator.

    Tune in every Wednesday for practical tips, tools, and the support you need to to THRIVE in the classroom.

    Grab your FREE Special Educators Cheat Sheets at positivelylearningblog.com/free-resource-library/

    Join the Facebook group

    I'd love to hear what's working for you! Send me a message on Instagram @positivelylearning

    • 9 min
    69. Are You Doing This With Paraprofessionals?

    69. Are You Doing This With Paraprofessionals?

    Happy Paraprofessional Appreciation Day! This episode is full of advice on how we can express appreciation for support staff in the special education setting anytime of year.

    Be sure to listen to Episode 15 and download the free Paraprofessional Appreciation Sticky Notes for a quick token of appreciation:

    The Best Paraprofessional Appreciation Ideas (that are free or mostly free!)

    Still navigating the coworker relationship? Check out these talking points to help you lead the next conversation:

    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Paraprofessional-Training-Scripts-Editable-Talking-Points-Special-Education-9920556?st=bc1f044eef7d2af50631629bbd6ce2e8



    If you're a busy special education teacher looking for tips, tricks, and resources to save you precious time, I've got you covered! I'm here to help you regain your confidence in the classroom and feel calm and collected as a special educator.

    Tune in every Wednesday for practical tips, tools, and the support you need to to THRIVE in the classroom.

    Grab your FREE Special Educators Cheat Sheets at positivelylearningblog.com/free-resource-library/

    Join the Facebook group

    I'd love to hear what's working for you! Send me a message on Instagram @positivelylearning

    • 8 min
    68. CoTeacher Conversations Part Two: How to Say What You Mean

    68. CoTeacher Conversations Part Two: How to Say What You Mean

    If you're struggling with coteaching or maybe feeling nervous about getting along with coteachers, this special podcast episode is for you! This is Part 2 of the CoTeacher Conversations. Be sure to check out Part 1 - Special Educators Resource Room Episode 67.
     
    Not sure what to say  - especially when having difficult conversations at school? Here's the help guide every special educator can use throughout the school year:
    Special Education Scripts - Bundle of Editable Talking Points


    If you're a busy special education teacher looking for tips, tricks, and resources to save you precious time, I've got you covered! I'm here to help you regain your confidence in the classroom and feel calm and collected as a special educator.

    Tune in every Wednesday for practical tips, tools, and the support you need to to THRIVE in the classroom.

    Grab your FREE Special Educators Cheat Sheets at positivelylearningblog.com/free-resource-library/

    Join the Facebook group

    I'd love to hear what's working for you! Send me a message on Instagram @positivelylearning

    • 11 min
    67. CoTeaching Conversations Part One: Imposter Syndrome

    67. CoTeaching Conversations Part One: Imposter Syndrome

    Co-Teacher Conversations Part One - Navigating Tricky Coteaching Partnerships
    What do you do when coteaching isn't working out? In this episode, I'm sharing the reality of coteaching and tips to get through less than stellar inclusion teaching scenarios.
     
    For more information on improving communication and the coteaching relationship in the inclusion classroom setting, check out this special education blogpost:

    https://positivelylearningblog.com/special-education-co-teaching/
    If you're a busy special education teacher looking for tips, tricks, and resources to save you precious time, I've got you covered! I'm here to help you regain your confidence in the classroom and feel calm and collected as a special educator.

    Tune in every Wednesday for practical tips, tools, and the support you need to to THRIVE in the classroom.

    Grab your FREE Special Educators Cheat Sheets at positivelylearningblog.com/free-resource-library/

    Join the Facebook group

    I'd love to hear what's working for you! Send me a message on Instagram @positivelylearning

    • 10 min
    66. Choosing Supplementary Materials: Top Tips for Special Educators

    66. Choosing Supplementary Materials: Top Tips for Special Educators

    As special educators, we are often on the lookout for supplemental resources to support struggling students. There are so many choices out there,  but if you've ever looked you already know that not all educational materials are created equal.

    Learn more about finding "just right" resources for your students:
    https://positivelylearningblog.com/choosing-supplementary-resources-in-special-education/



    If you're a busy special education teacher looking for tips, tricks, and resources to save you precious time, I've got you covered! I'm here to help you regain your confidence in the classroom and feel calm and collected as a special educator.

    Tune in every Wednesday for practical tips, tools, and the support you need to to THRIVE in the classroom.

    Grab your FREE Special Educators Cheat Sheets at positivelylearningblog.com/free-resource-library/

    Join the Facebook group

    I'd love to hear what's working for you! Send me a message on Instagram @positivelylearning

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

ElenaDalia ,

Thank you

Thank you for this episode. How can I reach out to you? My email is daliaelena1205@gmail. I’m a 7 year special education resource teacher who could really use some inspiration.

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Such Great Info

Quickly and easy to implement! I have a new para starting on Monday and will definitely be pulling this together this weekend! Thanks for the tips!

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I love the podcast and how insightful it is for all teachers. I like how the strategies are practical, but very meaningful.

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