Are you excited about the thought of IEPs meetings? Or do you feel overwhelmed by them?
Today we are talking to Catherine Whitcher, the Master IEP Coach about all things IEP and making sure we are helping students reach their educational goals.
Catherine Whitcher, M.ED, founder of the Master IEP Coach® Mentorship + Network, has been building IEPs for the real world for over 20 years. With experience as a special education teacher and a special needs sibling, Catherine knows the importance of helping a child reach their potential both inside and outside of the classroom.
She is the host of the Special Education Inner Circle Podcast and currently leads Master IEP Coaches ® nationwide in creating collaborative and effective IEP meetings.
Catherine’s proven methods of building better IEPs have helped thousands of parents and schools work together to prepare students for further education, employment, and independent living.
In This Episode You’ll Discover:
- Working collaboratively as a team with parents to make sure you meet all of your students’ goals
- The purpose of IEPs and how to prepare students for further education, employment, and independent living
- How to work on communication and social skills to improve life skills
- Delegating and collaborating with team members for student success
- Going into IEP meetings with excitement for each student
- What to do when students are not meeting their goals
- Prioritizing your deadlines
- What to do when a parent isn’t in agreement with what you’re doing
Catherine has so much wisdom to share on the topic of IEPs. For the perfect prep for your next IEP meeting, get her free checklist here.
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Joke of the Week:
Q: What did the pen say to the pencil?
A: What’s your point?
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