Special educators know that there are so many different ways to track student progress through data collection. This episode dives into ancedotal notes and how to make sure this type of data SPEAKS loudly at the next IEP meeting.

The tips I'm sharing on taking anecdotal notes come from a variety of perspectives I've had over the years – special educator, special education instructional coach, and IEP advocate.

Can't wait to hear what you think about the examples I share in this data collection episode!

After listening, be sure to click below to grab your own free data tracking tools.

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In this episode, we cover:

  • How to make your anecdotal notes more effective in helping your student receive the support they need
  • Examples (and non-examples) of constructive ancedotal notes
  • What to do with ALL the “extra” observation notes you're taking throughout the school year
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Special Educators Resource Room with Jennifer DeBrosse is the podcast for busy special education teachers. If you’re brand new to the world of special education or if you’re an experienced teacher, this podcast will provide time-saving solutions for any busy special educator.

I’m on a mission to help you get your time back! Get ready to move things off your special educator plate without feeling like you have to live at school.

Hi, I'm Jennifer DeBrosse. I’m dual-certified, have been in education for over 25 years, and spent time in both the inclusion classroom and the resource room setting. I was also a special education instructional coach and mentor to hard-working educators just like you. 

Tune in each week for quick action-packed episodes – they will be short, sweet, and to the point because I know how busy you are. 

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I’m Jennifer and I was a special educator in the elementary school setting over the past decade. I entered the classroom every day dedicated to making learning inclusive AND engaging.

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