8 Ways to Implement Task Boxes in Your Special Education Classroom
Have you been guilty of purchasing, or creating, resources for your classroom only to have them collect dust on your shelves? I know I’ve experienced this, especially early in my teaching career. That’s one of the reasons that I fell in love with task boxes; I use them daily, making the prep well worth it.
I want you to get the most out of your task boxes too. That’s why I’m sharing 8 ways that you can use task boxes in your special education classroom. These tips will cater to specific learning scenarios and student needs. After listening, be sure to grab my free Independent Work System Start Pack!
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- Using task boxes to tailor your instruction for individual students
- Examples of task box activities for fine motor development
- Maximizing benefits by creating digital versions of task boxes
- Why you might want to consider sending task boxes home with your students
- A simple solution for early finishers and alternatives to boring morning worksheets
- My very favorite way to use task boxes in a special education classroom
- Freebie: Independent Work Systems Starter Pack
- Blog Post: How to Set Up Independent Work Systems
- Shop task boxes on my TPT store
- Free training: 3 Simple and Powerful Ways to Cultivate Independence in Your Special Education Classroom
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More About Teach, Task Box, Inspire: The Podcast:
Teach, Task Box, Inspire: The Podcast is your go-to educational podcast dedicated to making your job as a special education teacher easier and more enjoyable. Your host, Lisa Hollady, is a veteran special education teacher with a passion for helping teachers like you make a real difference in the lives of your students.
In your demanding roles, you’re constantly juggling various responsibilities, from differentiated instruction and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) to data collection, and, of course, teaching. That’s where task boxes come in.
Task boxes aren’t just teaching tools. They’re the key to unlocking student independence, student engagement, and personalized learning. Through this podcast, you’ll uncover the incredible task box benefits for your special needs students and practical implementation tips that you can take to your classroom.
Tune in each Monday for a new episode that will equip you with essential strategies and motivation to approach your week with confidence and enthusiasm. Topics will include task box activities, social and emotional development, adaptive teaching, inclusive teaching, supporting diverse learners, classroom management, scheduling, visual aids, and more.
If you’re looking for more special education resources and support with increasing student independence, check out Lisa's FREE training.