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Why Should I Use an Independent Work System?

Independent Work Systems | March 13, 2022

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Why Should I Use an Independent Work System?

Every special education classroom should have some kind of independent work system. Even students in general ed, with or without autism, need one too. Some people don’t believe that, but I’ve successfully used systems for students without autism (and there are research studies out there that back me up). In this episode, I talk about why independent work systems are so important and the benefits they provide for the classroom and the students.

0:39​ – The simple reason behind my passion for building independence in students

7:09 – Classroom benefits of having an independent work system in place

8:34 – The many ways an independent work system benefits your students

11:39 – What you can do once students get independent with their system

12:45 – What independent work systems are and are NOT designed to do

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More Workbasket Resources

Looking for more ideas on work systems and how they can be used?  Check out the links in Resources below for more posts.  And, I wrote about a book about them!  Click on the book to the left for an Amazon Affiliate link (see my disclosure policy for more information about affiliate links).

GET ALL THE VISUALS AND ORGANIZATIONAL TOOLS YOU NEED to start independent work in your classroom.

These kits include an e-book with directions on setting up independent work systems and using the materials included, data sheets for tracking progress, visuals for the bins and schedules, what’s next visuals, and mastery sheets to keep track of which students have mastered which task. 

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Why Should I Use an Independent Work System?

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