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

Engaging Now! 7.4

You're right, it is a very low number. What's your opinion on the accreditation process?

About 2 weeks ago from Katherine Zagotsis's Twitter via Twitter for Android

Demonstrating 4.5

Focus Area: Prof 7.2

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 […]

5 Highlights of 2018

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Can I just say that I actually really love this time of year? I like that the end of the teaching year forces me to stop, consider, reflect. Taken from this post, the following, in no particular order is my five highlights of 2018: One: Successfully teaching a class of students with much higher needs than […]

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 […]

Assessment 2018: Mid-Term Reports

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I’ve spent a fair amount of time over the past few weeks, reflecting on student progress, updating goals and having conversations with colleagues about assessment. At my site, we don’t have a school-wide template for writing reports, so they vary in layout and length. This is mostly due to the huge variation in student needs, […]

NEP Meeting: switching roles and adapting to unexpected changes

https://edufolios.org/kzagotsis/nep-meeting-switching-roles-and-adapting-to-unexpected-changes/

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, […]

MS EduMeet April 17th 2018

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All atoms firing and making new connections after today’s #MSEduMeet, working out which parts I can use. Most of it is more relevant to the adults at my site rather than S’s. And that’s kind of a scary thought #ICT #gencap #SpecEd #digitech #nomoreUSB’s — Katherine Zagotsis (@Accidentaleader) April 17, 2018 One of the things […]

NEP Meeting: An Interpretation

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Last Tuesday, I had a Negotiated Education Plan (NEP) meeting with a parent*. This is an opportunity for both parents and me as the teacher to discuss their child, what we hope to achieve this year, in an academic, sensory, behavioural and social sense. It’s also a perfect opportunity to bring up any concerns and […]

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 […]

Protected: Nastogastric Feeds and Working with HSO’s

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The First Week of 2018

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It’s the end of Week 1 with my new class, 5 of whom are new Receptions.  My focus has been on establishing relationships with children and their families.  I’ve written a letter introducing myself and my team, explained processes, answered questions and sent SeeSaw invitations home.  I mentioned my availability and also gave parents my […]

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