Believe it or not, I once had an administrator say that SDC teachers should focus 80% of their energy on being a case manager and 20% of their time on being a content teacher. If you’ve ever stood in front of a high school English class and said, “Today you’ll be rewriting scenes from Hamlet in a different dialect,” then you are fully aware of the enthusiasm, preparation, and humor that you need to bring each day. In all honesty, the statement did make me realize a new goal: As a case carrier, I should spend 20% of my energy on my caseload kiddos.
Finding the balance between creating amazing content and experiences for my students, providing meaningful, timely feedback AND managing IEPs with due diligence is an SDC teacher’s constant tug-of-war with the next-to-impossible. However, over the last four years, I’ve used Google Forms to help me gain some traction in the field of IEP feedback from other teachers. It’s always been a struggle to get the specific feedback I need for my students from general education teachers. I’m always amazed at the amount of work Gen Ed teachers have on their plates; how do they do it? By creating a Google form for IEP feedback, the Gen Ed teacher can answer your specific questions via a drop-down menu and both of your lives will be easier! Continue reading Google Forms: A Dream Tool For Case Carriers