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Specially Designed Education Services | The On-Task Checklist: Your Key to Organized, Productive Days in the Classroom

Hey there, Champions!

👓Picture this: It’s 🗓️ Monday morning, and you walk into your classroom with a fresh cup of ☕️coffee, ready to conquer the week ahead. You’ve got lesson plans, student-led IEP 📄meetings, and a mountain of data collection and IEP paperwork to tackle. 

But just as you take your first sip of caffeine, chaos seems to descend upon you. Students are at different stages of their functional academics, skill development, and maturity when approaching their own opportunities to learn. You are NOT alone! I struggle with that too, and some days it can be more exhausting than a triple-shot espresso crash.

So, how do you regain control of those hectic days in the classroom? 

The answer lies in another simple yet powerful tool for your toolbox – the “Functional Academics On-Task Checklist.”

A Story of Triumph

Let me share a real-world story that demonstrates the incredible impact of the “Functional Academics On-Task Checklist.” ✅

Meet Sarah, a student with moderate developmental disabilities, who used to find it challenging to stay focused during class. Sarah’s journey was marked by struggles. She often felt overwhelmed, and her academic progress was slower than desired.

But then, Sarah’s teacher introduced the “Functional Academics On-Task Checklist” into her daily routine. This checklist, tailored to Sarah’s unique needs and goals, became her guiding star. It featured clear, achievable tasks that helped her stay on track ✅ and focused throughout the day.

As the days turned into weeks, something magical happened. Sarah’s confidence soared 🚀as she consistently completed her checklist. The once daunting classroom tasks ✅ became manageable, and Sarah started to shine. She engaged more actively in lessons, interacted with her peers, and her academic progress took a leap forward. Sarah’s journey from struggling to thriving was nothing short of inspirational.

Why the On-Task Checklist Works

The On-Task Checklist ✅ is a game-changer because it provides structure, clarity, and a sense of accomplishment for both teachers and students. Here’s why it should be your go-to tools in the classroom:

  • Personalized for Success: Tailor the checklist to each student’s specific needs, goals, and abilities. It’s like having a customized roadmap for success.
  • Clear Guidance: The checklist breaks down tasks into manageable steps, eliminating overwhelm and confusion. It’s a clear, actionable plan for the day.
  • Boosts Confidence: As students check off completed tasks, they experience a sense of achievement. This boosts their self-esteem and motivates them to stay on task.
  • Enhances Focus: The checklist serves as a constant reminder of what needs to be done. It helps students stay on track and minimizes distractions.
  • Builds Independence: By following their checklist, students learn to take ownership of their tasks and responsibilities, fostering independence.


Don’t Wait, Get Your On-Task Checklist Now!

The On-Task Checklist is one of your secret weapons. It’s time to take back control of your hectic days and see your students thrive.

Download your personalized On-Task Checklist today Click HERE, and join the ranks of educators who have witnessed remarkable progress in their classrooms.

Remember, you’re not alone on this journey. Together, we are champions of growth, and the On-Task Checklist is here to help us reach new heights!

Cheers to organized, productive days and countless victories in the classroom!

Stay Functional, Champions!

Barb Beck

P.S. Don’t wait, get your personalized On-Task Checklist now [CLICK HERE for LINK] and take back a little bit more control of your hectic days!

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SDES has teamed up with Mundo Pato, Inc., our cloud publishing partner, to create a simple and affordable solution for special educators to use during this critical time.

The Virtual Teaching Materials are a separate supplemental purchase that will greatly enhance the Styer-Fitzgerald Program for Functional Academics ​or can be used on its own.

Virtual Teaching Materials Pricing 1st year: $1000 non-recurring configuration fee plus 12 x monthly charge.

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Monthly subscription charge is based on a minimum of 100 students ​and increases by $125 per group of 25 additional students.

Scheduling Tip

Find a student in your classroom who can read and understand your master schedule. Assign them a job in the morning to help set up individual student schedules. See the video of Megan setting up the schedule.
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Suzanne’s student Megan was her Teacher’s Assistant first period during her junior and senior year. One of her jobs, among other clerical tasks, was to set up individual student schedules. It saved Suzanne prep time in the morning and was a great vocational experience for Megan.

SDES has teamed up with Mundo Pato, Inc., our cloud publishing partner, to create the full Styer-Fitzgerald Program for Functional Academics in the cloud. *The Styer-Fitzgerald Program in the Cloud Start-Up Fee: a $6000 non-recurring start-up fee will be added to the first year subscription only.

Cloud Pricing

Per Month
Per Year*
Monthly subscription charge is based on a minimum of 100 students ​and increases by $125 per group of 25 additional students.