katherine zagotsis
Highly Accomplished Teacher. AAC Communication Partner & Advocate. Mum of one. Accidental Leader. Reflectionist, Mentor and life-long learner.

Engaging Now! 7.4

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Demonstrating 4.5

Focus Area: H.A 4.1

AAC Modelling by all the adults in my classroom

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Yesterday the adults in my classroom included myself, my classroom SSO, my 1:1 SSO and my pre-service teacher. The pre-service teacher has a very short prac, this week being her first of two weeks. She is very new to Augmentative and Alternative (AAC) communication as is my 1:1 SSO. I had given them each a […]

E1 – Artefact 2 – Core Word Stamping Resource

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A2: Core Word Stamping Resource.  I support colleagues to implement effective strategies to improve students’ literacy achievement (2.5). This artefact is an example of how I have built modelling language from ProloQuo2go into my English program. I have also uploaded these resources to the shared staff drive, where they are available to be used across the […]

Mentoring in Practice: Video Observations, Professional Conversations and Vicarious Learning

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I’ve been lucky enough to be mentoring a Pre-Service Teacher during her final placement. I didn’t tell Giulia this while she was working alongside me, but my Research Project while at uni was ‘Do student teachers implement the theory that they’ve learned at university while they’re on practicum?’ I’d found….not really. They were often more likely to […]

Protected: Nastogastric Feeds and Working with HSO’s

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Students on Placement

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Students on Placement Throughout Term 4, I have had three mature-age TAFE students on placement in my classroom.  Vanessa, who comes in once a week, wanted to experience what it was like to work in special education after being on prac. in a mainstream environment.  She wanted to know which suited her better before beginning […]

An Extracurricular Observation

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An Extracurricular Observation Last Friday, during Cooking, I had my second observation of the year.  I’ve always taken the whole class to the Living Skills room, while some teachers choose to take a few students at a time or to do cooking in their classrooms. I think this a missed learning opportunity, especially as transitioning  to […]

#PSTchat: Co-hosting on Creating an Inclusive Classroom

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#PSTchat: Co-hosting on Creating an Inclusive Classroom On the 31st October (2017), I co-hosted a Twitter chat for the first time with Stephy Salazar. I first met Steph a few months ago at Educhange, where she was running a session on how to best support new teachers.  This was interesting to me in itself.  Now that […]

Reflections on ProloQuo2go

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Reflections on ProloQuo2go I’ve written about ProloQuo2go in Term 1, but haven’t written a post on its use since then.  My understanding and fluency has grown a lot over the past few months, as have my students.  I also know the communication needs in my class better, the kinds of ProloQuo2go users I have and […]

Behaviour, Relationships and Learning

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“Be very careful. I don’t want to see you get hurt.” “He’s very violent.” “I know his brothers. He’s going to be hard work.” This is what I was told by my colleagues at the beginning of 2016. And at the beginning of the year…they were both true.  J. had been expelled from Beafield Education […]

Four Components of Highly Structured Teaching

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Four Components of Highly Structured Teaching Highly Structured Teaching, an adapted version of TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children) underpins the practice of my classroom.  I first started learning about and implementing this approach in 2015, where I worked closely with S.P who had just undergone TEACCH training in America.  […]

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