IEP’sWebinar: Are Like a Box of Chocolates – You Never Know What You’re Gonna Get
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“My momma always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
Isn’t the “You never know what you’re gonna get” feeling what you have when you finish the annual review, go through several draft versions, and the district gives you the final IEP—and asks you to approve it?
When you do get a copy of the final IEP you’re worn down. In one-way or another the whole meeting routine became less about your child and more about personalities and the school district. An onlooker might describe the serial IEP meetings for the annual review as an old fashioned goat roping contest.
Are the present levels and the annual goals so elastic that explaining them after the fact in ways to explain away how the district implemented them?
They aren’t, you say?
But what do you do about it?
There is a dark side to using educational jargon. Brice Palmer discusses the importance of language, clear concise writing and getting rid of educational jargon in IEPs.
This webinar was recorded on June 10, 2015. If you have questions, please post them to Brice here.
This webinar is based on the article: IEPs are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get!