September 24th, 2014
I have been documenting and counseling my para since January of last school year. When I speak to her directly, I feel like I’m talking to a wall. I don’t get a response from her at all and nothing changes. My assistant principal (who has since transferred) met with us repeatedly, but my para just became defensive with every meeting and nothing would get resolved. My principal does not want to hear any issues about my classroom. I feel like I cannot be an advocate for my students and do what is right for them when I get no support from my administration.

I have been documenting and counseling my para since January of last school year. When I speak to her directly, I feel like I’m talking to a wall. I don’t get a response from her at all and nothing changes. My assistant principal (who has since transferred) met with us repeatedly, but my para just became defensive with every meeting and nothing would get resolved. My principal does not want to hear any issues about my classroom. I feel like I cannot be an advocate for my students and do what is right for them when I get no support from my administration.

September 23rd, 2014

gravyish:

stephteaches-sped:

When your principal evaluates your paraprofessional/aides, do they ask you for your input? This is not the case at my school. I have an underperforming paraprofessional and after a year of having her in my class, my principal will still not address it. Any advice??

I have…

Thank you so much for this information. I see it a little differently now. I may transfer to a new position next year where I won’t have any aides. I realize that they can be tremendous help, but I have been spending far too long managing them and having to defend myself.

I contacted my consulting teacher and she said that my principal is in charge of the evaluation and that there is no policy to obtain the teacher’s input.

I contacted my consulting teacher and she said that my principal is in charge of the evaluation and that there is no policy to obtain the teacher’s input.

Question to Special Education Teachers

When your principal evaluates your paraprofessional/aides, do they ask you for your input? This is not the case at my school. I have an underperforming paraprofessional and after a year of having her in my class, my principal will still not address it. Any advice??

September 14th, 2014
Remember who loved you no matter how fucked up in the head you were.
Me.  (via unlively)

(Source: 0pt1c, via myfacewasred)

myfacewasred:

polylove-girls-blog:

blondie-and-the-bears:

Must remember today!

In case anyone needs this today :)


FYI

myfacewasred:

polylove-girls-blog:

blondie-and-the-bears:

Must remember today!

In case anyone needs this today :)

FYI

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August 30th, 2014

askanautistic:

Chrome:

Text Mode -Good for those who are visually sensitive. loads pages in black and white/all text/obscures images. It’s also helpful for those who use screen readers. (Thanks to http://daigonite.tumblr.com/)

FlashControl -Stops Flash animations running by…

August 16th, 2014
June 30th, 2014

megatronn:

amypop:

I’m so angry. I will stay angry.

I don’t know if I will ever stop being angry about this.

(via beasyou-are)