Keep up to date on the latest tools, tips and tricks to completing your IEP recordkeeping in record time, leaving more time for yourself!

Common IEP Mistakes

An IEP is an essential tool to encourage academic or social success for a special-ed student. In previous blog posts, I have discussed ways to ensure a well-written IEP and a well-facilitated IEP meeting. Mistakes can be made, however, and can be avoided in both...

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Five Things Great IEP Writers Do

The individualized education plan (IEP) is crucial to the success of every student who is identified under the nation’s special education law, The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act—IDEA. IEPs may look different from state-to-state or even within school...

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Top Ten Challenges of Special Education Teachers

Special-education teachers are among the most underappreciated professionals, but they are also among the most important. Unfortunately, there is a shortage of special-ed teachers in schools, particularly in areas that experience high poverty. An astonishing 48 of 50...

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Creating an Effective Functional Behavioral Assessment

A Trip Back in Time Imagine the following scenario: The year is 1992. Mrs. Smith has instructed her 10th-grade history class to spend class doing research for an upcoming report on World War II. The construction right outside the window is a slight distraction to most...

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Tips for a Successful IEP Meeting

Writing and implementing an effective outcome-oriented IEP is crucial for the success of any student with special educational needs. But what about the IEP meeting, that often-stressful, tense, but necessary gathering to make sure a students’ needs are being met? IEP...

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Understanding Beyond Superficial Behaviors

Written by Julie Esris One day when my fifth-grade class was stopped in the hallway for several minutes en route to gym, I was standing right outside a classroom door. I began absentmindedly running my hand along the doorknob. I don’t remember if I was just looking...

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Translating your goals into fastIEP

I signed up for fastIEP, grabbed my cup of coffee and my student’s IEP at a glance, and am ready to dive in! But… how exactly do I do that when my goals aren’t in a S.M.A.R.T. format already? And wait a minute -- my only options when I log a goal are yes and no?? How...

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Track your IEPs online and save time!

Track your IEPs online and save time!

Every teacher hates IEPs. Not because our students need them, of course. The only good thing about an IEP is that they benefit our student outcomes. We hate them because the tracking and reporting takes so much time. It's not just us teachers who hate them either....

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Save 150 hours per school year with an online IEP

Save 150 hours per school year with an online IEP

“A to Z Teacher Stuff”, an online forum of real teachers, has a thread outlining the ridiculous amount of time we spend writing IEPs. On average, the teachers in the forum spend upwards of 7 hours a week compiling data and writing IEP reports. One teacher explained...

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