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: Prof 7.1

Classroom Setup 2019

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Physical Spaces In Week 0, we were lucky enough to be given a generous amount of time to spend setting up our classrooms.  This included the option of removing some of our excess furniture or resources to be used somewhere else.  I like to consider how well the physical space was working the year before […]

Managing the Adults

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I currently work with two SSO’s, one who works four days of the week and the other for one.  When I first started working alongside another adult full-time, I found it very difficult to give directions.  I didn’t feel as though I was experienced  or qualified enough to do so, didn’t want to come across […]

NEP Meeting: switching roles and adapting to unexpected changes

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Last Thursday I held a Negotiated Education Plan (NEP) meeting to discuss the progress and future goals for one of my students, P. These plans are required for students who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disability, Physical Disability, Sensory Disability-hearing or vision and speech/language disability.  As I work at a Special School, […]

Learning To Be a Mentor: Theory and a Conversation

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During the holidays I spent some time completing several of the modules in AITSL’s Supervising Preservice Teachers-Online Training Program. I intended to complete it before my Preservice Teacher (PST), Giulia started, but the course is specifically designed in parts to be completed throughout the placement, not just the beginning.  I also completed the Mentoring Profile Inventory, which […]

Report Writing 2017

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Last week I finished my reports for this year.  These are written by the class teacher, based on aspects of the Australian Curriculum and baring in mind the priorities discussed with parents/caregivers at the Negotiated Education Plan (NEP) meeting in Term 1, Week 3.  I’ve emphasised aspects of as I work at a special school and we’ve […]

Managing Challenging Behaviour

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Managing Challenging Behaviour At the beginning of this year, it was decided by leadership that every child in the school should have a positive behaviour support plan.  Two of my colleagues had been working on a template to achieve this, but to be honest I didn’t like the wording of “1st protocol, 2nd protocol, 3rd […]

Performance and Development 2017

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Performance and Development 2017 Term 3 At the end of last term, every teacher on site was given a Performance and Development package, some of which was to be completed before undergoing our observation. This post will be a response to each stage in the Performance and Development process. Pre-Observation Chat My line manager and I […]

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention

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Nonviolent Crisis Intervention A course focusing on the safe management of disruptive and assaultive behaviour There are a lot of differences between mainstream and special education. What seem like the smallest achievements call for the biggest celebrations (my student pushed his own chair in for the first time this week!), the environment is different and […]

Medication Management

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Medication Management I have a student in my class who requires medication twice a day during school hours. The school provides a Medicaion Authority form (blank) that is given to parents. The name of the medication, form, route (oral, inhaled, topical) and any other instructions for administration are completed by a health care professional. The […]

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