Pop down tomorrow when you have time and we can visit about TAT team. [SPED COORDINATOR] stopped in and we had a good visit and she indicated you might be interested in joining this team with your fresh ideas and experiences.
I was very excited and had thought about the possibilities of joining this team. The purpose of the team is to meet on students that teachers feel are struggling, wether it be in the area of academics or behavior, or both. The team meets to discuss possible interventions that can be tried to help this student. From there the team will meet back again to discuss if the interventions implemented were successful or not. If not, then the student would be referred for special education testing/evaluating.
This is a huge thing and being a first year teacher I was somewhat hesitant at first, but I think it would be great to be a part of this team. Far too often, teachers have difficulties with students and would rather pass them off to special education for testing than making changes in their classroom or instruction to help that student.
On a side note, I made it to spin today but felt somewhat dehydrated and passed on the run afterwards. We really focused on resistence and building strength rather than the speed today. There's nothing better than jello legs after a good workout! This week I am going to have to get in a few runs before my 5k saturday. Now, I am heading to school to get some paperwork done. Yep, third weekend in a row that I have put in extra time. But, it's just been crazy with two IEP meetings last week, and two coming up this week.
I won't be going into work next weekend... I will be in GF!
OCN: 13.5 miles