Video Tutorial: Direct Instruction Area

I wasn’t quite sure how to title this video tutorial. I thought about naming it video tutorial of the super all in one area – but that seemed odd. Naming it the video tutorial of the direct instruction, morning meeting, math groups, and teacher desk area seemed too wordy. This station is really the main hub of my classroom. If my classroom where the white house, this area is the oval office. It’s where I spend most of my day and where we get most of our work done. I complete all of my direct instruction at this area as will as run afternoon math groups and sneak in some morning calendar work. And the delicious cream cheese frosting on it all? – it’s my teacher desk too.

The Autism Helper - Classroom Pictures

The decision to remove the teacher desk seemed risky at first. It was hard for me to think outside the traditional classroom box and even envision a classroom without a teacher desk. But honestly? It’s been one of the best classroom organization decisions I have ever made. I now have everything in one spot and it completely streamlines my organization. Check out how I set up this area and why it works for effectively: 

8 Comments

  1. Wow! This is incredible! I would love to see more about your morning meeting and data sheets. I would love to be so organised!! Love the videos!

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  2. I love your ideas and share them with my coworkers all the time! Thank you for your blog. Do you give your students an alternative assessment, or does your state give you the test to administer?

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  3. I am not working with the autism population this year, but I still love watching your videos! You are still the most organized teacher I know! I work with a different population this year, but I’d still love for you to come organize my room. 🙂

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  4. As a former teacher and current school psychologist, BCBA (as well as mom to a daughter with ASD), I am absolutely blown away by your skill set and knowledge base! What an asset you are to your district and of course, the children and families you work with! One thing I would like to ask is if you could share the data collection forms you use during direct instruction (i.e. morning meeting, reading etc..) or tell me where I can find them. Thank you so much for “sharing”. They say if you do a a good deed you should get a good parking spot. In your case, you deserve the whole lot!!!!

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  5. I will definitely do a more in depth post on the data sheets!

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  6. Yes – we give alternative assessment to all but 2 students.

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  7. Thank you so much for your sweet words, Michelle! 🙂

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