Special Needs Communities

  • Organizational and Self-Advocacy Strategies

    Listen to math and special needs teachers discuss the strategies geared toward teaching students organizational skills. Learn how to promote self advocacy among special needs students (such as asking for help when needed).

    Grades: 3-13+
  • Goals and Cautions

    Explore the experiences of a middle school math teacher as she worked with special needs students.

    Grades: 6-8, 13+
  • Classroom Tour

    See how a mathematics teacher incorporates accessibility strategies into her physical classroom environment.

    Grades: 3-5, 13+
  • Using Large Visuals and Pairs

    Explore three strategies that help special needs students in math: large visual aids, working in pairs, and using personal data about students in math problems.

    Grades: 3-8, 13+
  • The Student Productivity Center

    Learn how middle-school special education teachers use the computer both to differentiate instruction and as a motivation for reluctant writers.

    Grades: 6-8, 13+
  • Nadia Murray Goodman

    In this edtalk video gallery, learn about Nadia Murray Goodman, a special educator who teaches mathematics at Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies. In this collection, Ms. Murray Goodman talks about topics ranging from how to set high expectations for students to why students drop out of school.

    Grades: 13+