How Did This Teacher Create a Relevant Transition Program?

How Did This Teacher Create a Relevant Transition Program? Written by L. Wnuk Ed.S, a Life Skills Teacher with nearly 15 years experience teaching in high school and middle school classrooms in Kansas, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and now in New Jersey. When it came time to begin our Digitability Work Simulation project, my students…

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How to Transform Life Skills Classrooms into a Business

How to Transform Life Skills Classrooms into a Business Written by L. Wnuk Ed.S, a Life Skills Teacher with nearly 15 years experience teaching in high school and middle school classrooms in Kansas, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and now in New Jersey. It wasn’t until I was hired as a high school Life Skills teacher…

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I was able to increase my students’ employability with this curriculum

How Digitability Has Leveled Up My Student’s Post-School Employment Options Written by L. Wnuk Ed.S, a Life Skills Teacher with nearly 15 years experience teaching in high school and middle school classrooms in Kansas, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and now in New Jersey. As a special education teacher at the high school level, preparing my…

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Digitability Helps Write Meaningful IEP Goals and Monitor Progress

Digitability Helps Me Write Meaningful IEP Goals and Monitor Progress Written by L. Wnuk Ed.S, a Life Skills Teacher with nearly 15 years experience teaching in high school and middle school classrooms in Kansas, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and now in New Jersey. One of the most difficult aspects of being a special education teacher…

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How Does Digitability Keep Absent Students Engaged?

How Does Digitability Keep Absent Students Engaged? Written by Courtney DeYoung, Registered Behavior Technician and Applied Behavior Analyst at Manhattan Children’s Center.  In the last few years, there have been many changes that happen, quite literally, overnight, such as quarantining, classrooms being shut down, guidelines and restrictions changing and even the revolving door of substitute…

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Icebreakers to Get Back Into School

Icebreakers to Get Back Into School  Back to School Written by Courtney DeYoung, Registered Behavior Technician and Applied Behavior Analyst at Manhattan Children’s Center.  When I was younger, I used to love the first day back to school following a nice, long, holiday break. I was able to tell my teachers of all the fun…

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How is Digitability Teaching Workplace Behavior Skills?

How is Digitability Teaching Workplace Behavior Skills? Workplace Behavior Starts in The Classroom Written by Courtney DeYoung, Registered Behavior Technician and Applied Behavior Analyst at Manhattan Children’s Center.  Social Skills When it comes to social interactions sometimes I feel on top of the world like a “social butterfly,” but other times I replay every single…

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Are Your Students Making ‘Friends’ Online?

Teaching Online Safety Written by Courtney DeYoung, Registered Behavior Technician and Applied Behavior Analyst at Manhattan Children’s Center.  How Can We Prepare Students for the Dangers of Online Sharing? What’s your name? What’s your address? What’s your mom’s name? Where do you live? These are all questions that we as educators are constantly asking our…

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What Skills Will Students Need to Sustain Employment Once They Obtain It?

What Skills Will Students Need to Sustain Employment Once They Obtain It? It’s important that we, as educators, make the expectations in the workplace explicit so students can identify what behaviors will make them successful and what behaviors may be perceived as problematic in some settings. Practice Workplace Behaviors in Mock Workplaces Digitability’s Workplace Behavior…

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