Sharing my experience in the classroom as a life skills special education transition teacher and providing resources and solutions for fellow educators.

How to Teach: Caring For Your Body During a Period (Menstruation) functional life skills how to teach life skills special education teachers teacher experience teacherspayteachers transition Sep 20, 2021
Importance of Period and Menstrual Care
Some bodies experience menstruation. Since they do, it’s important to address. While menstruation typically occurs once a month, some students may experience their cycle more or less frequently. Either way, students should know how to care for...
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How To Teach: Cutting and Filing Nails functional life skills how to teach life skills special education teachers teacher experience teacherspayteachers transition Sep 13, 2021
Importance of Nail Care
Nail care can easily be seen as a skill that can be pushed off for another day (or another school year). However, having long, jagged, dirty nails can hinder progress in other personal hygiene goals.
 
While taking care of your fingernails and toenails...
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How To Teach: Washing Hair and Shaving functional life skills how to teach life skills special education teachers teacher experience teacherspayteachers transition Sep 06, 2021
Importance of Washing Hair and Shaving
Squeaky clean is a good thing! Hands are clean, teeth are clean, body is clean, and hair is also clean! Dirty hair can attract lice and absorb the smells around it, so washing your hair on a regular basis will help to keep those locks smelling fresh and...
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How To Teach: Brushing Your Teeth functional life skills how to teach life skills special education teachers teacher experience teacherspayteachers transition Aug 30, 2021
Importance of Brushing Teeth
Clean the body, clean the hands, and clean the teeth! There is both a social value in being clean AND a health value in being clean. Therefore, it's important to explicitly teach students how to be clean. Regardless of age, some students will need step-by-step...
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How To Teach: Picking and Putting on Clothes functional life skills how to teach life skills special education teachers teacher experience teacherspayteachers transition Aug 23, 2021
Importance of Getting Dressed
It is a social norm for humans to put clothes on to keep their body private, to protect it from the weather, to allow it the ability to move as needed, and to serve as a non-verbal cue to others how they can serve you (work uniform). Therefore, knowing WHAT to...
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How I Told My School I Sell Resources On TeachersPayTeachers special education teachers teacher experience teacherspayteachers Aug 18, 2021
You know that feeling, where you are trying to keep a big secret from everyone and you prepare for the day when someone is going to point blank ask you about your secret? Yeah, that was me with my TeachersPayTeachers store for many years.
 
I was hiding my beloved asset, the one that...
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How To Teach: Taking a Shower and Applying Deodorant functional life skills how to teach life skills special education teachers teacher experience teacherspayteachers transition Aug 16, 2021
Importance of Showering and Applying Deodorant 
I’ve heard that smell is more closely linked to memory than any other sense. Most likely, a good smell is going to trigger happy thoughts and a bad smell will trigger unhappy thoughts. So, let’s help our young adult students be...
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Is this Functional Life Skills Curriculum right for you and your students? functional life skills life skills special education teachers teacher experience teacherspayteachers transition May 01, 2021
After having taught functional life skills to transition age students with intellectual disabilities, autism, down syndrome, and a range of other disabilities for 6+ years, I felt confident creating structured and consistent lesson units (from scratch) that would meet the needs of all students....
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How to Teach College Tuition and Class consumer math how to teach special education teachers teacher experience teacherspayteachers Apr 17, 2021
Our LAST topic in the Consumer Math Blog Series is about how to teach College Tuition and Classes. Read more about why and how you can teach College Tuition and Classes using my College Class and Tuition Lesson Unit (click here to get your copy).
 
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How to Teaching Car Buying consumer math how to teach special education teachers teacher experience teacherspayteachers Apr 10, 2021
Our next topic in the Consumer Math Blog Series is about how to teach Car Buying. Read more about why and how you can teach Car Buying using my Buy a Car Lesson Unit (click here to get your copy).
 
 

Purpose of Teaching Car Buying

If your students are in high school or have...
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How to Teach Public Transportation consumer math how to teach special education teachers teacher experience teacherspayteachers Apr 03, 2021
Our next topic in the Consumer Math Blog Series is about how to teach Public Transportation. Read more about why and how you can teach Public Transportation using my Public Transportation Lesson Unit (click here to get your copy).
 
 

Purpose of Teaching Public Transportation

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How to Teach Trip Planning consumer math how to teach special education teachers teacher experience teacherspayteachers Mar 27, 2021
Our next topic in the Consumer Math Blog Series is about how to teach Trip Planning. Read more about why and how you can teach Planning a Trip using my Plan A Trip Lesson Unit (click here to get your copy).
 
 

Purpose of Teaching Trip Planning

Students are typically asked to...
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How to Teach Time Management consumer math how to teach special education teachers teacher experience teacherspayteachers Mar 13, 2021

Our next topic in the Consumer Math Blog Series is about how to teach Time Management. Read more about why and how you can teach Time Management using my Time Management Lesson Unit (click here to get your copy).

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How to Teaching Estimating Skills consumer math how to teach special education teachers teacher experience teacherspayteachers Feb 27, 2021
Our next topic in the Consumer Math Blog Series is about how to teach Estimation. Read more about why and how you can teach Estimating using my Estimate Lesson Unit (click here to get your copy).
 
 

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How to Teach Filing Your Taxes consumer math how to teach special education teachers teacher experience teacherspayteachers Feb 20, 2021
Our next topic in the Consumer Math Blog Series is about how to teach Filing Taxes. Read more about why and how you can teach Filing Your Taxes using my Filing Taxes Lesson Unit (click here to get your copy).
 
 
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How to Teach Geometry Basics consumer math how to teach special education teachers teacher experience teacherspayteachers Feb 13, 2021
Our next topic in the Consumer Math Blog Series is about how to teach Geometry. Read more about why and how you can teach Geometry basics using my Geometry Lesson Unit (click here to get your copy).
 
 

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Increase Parent Engagement in the Transition Planning Process: Available Services & Supports consumer math govt and community benefits teacher experience teacherspayteachers transition Jan 31, 2021
Calling all transition special education teachers, transition specialists, and staff who want to increase the support they offer to families and students who will access services post high school! This blog post about increasing parent engagement in the transition planning process is for YOU!
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How to Teach Cost Comparison Shopping consumer math how to teach special education teachers teacher experience teacherspayteachers Jan 30, 2021
Our next topic in the Consumer Math Blog Series is about how to teach Cost Comparison Shopping. Read more about why and how you can teach Cost Comparison using my Cost Comparison Lesson Unit (click here to get your copy).
 
 
Purpose of Teaching Cost Comparison
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How to Teach Food Budgets consumer math how to teach special education teachers teacher experience teacherspayteachers Jan 23, 2021
Our next topic in the Consumer Math Blog Series is about how to teach Food Budgets. Read more about why and how you can teach Food Budgets using my Food Budget Lesson Unit (click here to get your copy).
 
 

Purpose of Teaching about Food Budgets

Besides paying rent, food is the...
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CBI Goal Setting- How to Improve Your Field Trip Outing Game functional life skills life skills special education teachers teacher experience teacherspayteachers transition Jan 16, 2021
It’s a lovely Friday morning during the school year. You hop on the bus with your class, head to your destination, enjoy the activity, stop at a fast food restaurant for lunch, then head back to your school/program/center. It was a great day, you planned and planned and the CBI went...
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