Don't IEP Alone.

Bonus Episode: IEP Goal Banks and Parent-Teacher Conferences with an IEP

November 01, 2023 Lisa Lightner Season 3 Episode 10
Don't IEP Alone.
Bonus Episode: IEP Goal Banks and Parent-Teacher Conferences with an IEP
Show Notes

I'm talking about two things today--IEP Goal Banks and Parent Teacher Conferences when you have an IEP.

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Hello, and welcome to another episode of "Don't IEP Alone." I'm your host, Lisa Lightner. Today, we have some exciting topics to discuss, including the highly requested IEP goal bank and navigating parent-teacher conferences. 

But before we dive into those subjects, let's take a moment to reflect on recent events. The Halloween season has come and gone, and in our household, it marked a significant change. For the first time in 17 years, we didn't participate in trick-or-treating. It was a new season for us, and it got me thinking about the evolving nature of life and how we adapt to these changes.

In the blogging world, I'm part of a group of serious bloggers across different subject areas. Lately, we've all noticed a disturbing trend of increased nastiness online, particularly on social media. People seem quick to criticize and attack, even for insignificant matters. It's important to remember that inclusivity is not always possible in every post or article. 

While I do my best to address a broad range of topics, it's not feasible to cover every scenario and every person. However, that doesn't mean I'm unwilling to help or support those whose needs may not be addressed completely in a particular post. We have the resources, such as the forums, to engage with our community and provide additional support.

That said, let's turn our attention to the IEP goal bank, a cornerstone of our website. This article has grown over the years and has become one of the most widely read and comprehensive resources available. I believe in the power of collaboration and the idea that we don't have to reinvent the wheel. 

Networking, whether online or in person, allows us to share ideas and learn from each other. Yet, recently, I've faced criticism from individuals who claim that using an IEP goal bank or seeking inspiration from others is unethical. I strongly disagree. It's not unethical to gather ideas and tailor them to fit our unique circumstances. In fact, it's a crucial part of advocating for our children's education and ensuring their individual needs are met.

As we enter November, many school districts will be conducting parent-teacher conferences. These meetings can sometimes blur the lines between a regular conversation and an IEP meeting, causing confusion and potentially wasting valuable time for all involved. I'll be sharing my thoughts on this matter and offering insights on how to navigate these conferences effectively.

So, whether you're seeking guidance on IEP goal setting or advice for upcoming parent-teacher conferences, this episode has something for you. Stay tuned as we delve into these important topics and provide valuable insigh

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