Special Education Tips for General Education Teachers





10Note: this is a version of an article originally posted on MilKids Ed. It has been edited and reposted by the original author.

If your classrooms are like mine, your students span the spectrum of abilities and learning styles.

My kids fidget at their desks, can’t sit still for any length of time, and have varying timelines for mastering new content.

Instead of fighting it, I’m embracing it. I’m just using special education tricks and tips to work with my students’ learning styles.

Here are my 10 best special education tips for the general education classroom.

1. Walk Away from the Desks: Have you ever sat in those chairs? They are deeply uncomfortable. And we are asking children to spend the majority of their days sitting “appropriately” in them. Which is why I stopped. I instituted freedom of learning. My kids are allowed to work anywhere they want during dedicated…

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