Hi all, it’s been a while since I posted on here and I aim to get back into the swing of posting more regularly. I popped a question box up on my Instagram page last week asking what you would like to see more of and I am going to use some of these suggestions to do a ‘HOW TO’ series talking through how I do deal with different topics in my own classroom. As I alsways say, I am no expert but happy to share my own thoughts and… Read more My ‘HOW TO…’ series: First/Then boards and token economy system combined. →
Why build a relationship with parents? Your children’s parents are quite simply one of, if not the best resource you will have as a teacher in an ASD class! They are your children’s primary caregivers and educators and will know everything there is to know about their child. We need to build good relationships with them. My aim is always to make my parents feel comfortable enough to share information with me and confident in my ability to support, care for and educate their child. Please believe me when I… Read more The importance of building relationships with your parents. →
Starting in your ASD class: A look at some of the supports and courses available to help guide you on your journey.
Welcome back! I hope you are all enjoying the Summer holidays! As much as this is a time to relax and take a break, I am also aware that there are a lot of stressed and worried teachers out there preparing to set up or take over their own ASD classes. I get so many requests for advice about setting up and organising an ASD class, in addition to supporting children within these classes, that I have decided to dedicate my next few blog posts to these exact topics. I… Read more Starting in your ASD class: A look at some of the supports and courses available to help guide you on your journey. →
Hi to all reading this. To start with I guess I should introduce myself and let you know a little bit about me. So here goes! My name is Lisa and I am an Irish Primary School Teacher. I am in my ninth year of teaching and love it as much now, as I did on my first day. I took a slightly longer route into the teaching profession, completing my Arts degree in French and English in UCD followed by a PGCE in the UK. I moved to the… Read more All about me! →