Special Education Resources – Scheduling

Utilizing schedules in special education classrooms can help students focus their attention and encourage on-task behavior. In today’s Teacher Tips, the Watson Institute shares a few types of schedules you can utilize to help students move through their day smoothly.

Schedules: Using schedules to outline daily activities and tasks in sequence helps students understand “what’s next”. You can use objects, pictures, whole class, individual, written and mini schedules to outline tasks throughout the day.

  • Check out our Schedules Powerpoint for more information about the aforementioned special education classroom schedule types.

Build Your Own Schedule: Special education teachers can allow their students to help in building their own schedules to encourage participation and independence. Use reinforcing activities to support students’ focus on the tasks he/she needs to complete.

  • Check out the video below for more information on building your own schedule using reinforcing tasks.