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New Special Education Teachers- this manual will be invaluable when setting up your new special education program. Especially for the new Resource Specialist, this manual will save time and help you be a better special education teacher!
Special Education Manual Update June 2018
This Special Education manual has practical tips for behavior management and collaboration, tools for teaching and record-keeping, and strategies for being a successful Resource Specialist. I have worked in Special Education for 35 years, and in this manual I provide advice and techniques for collaborating with general education teachers, maintaining IEP's and data, communication, teaching strategies and suggestions, working with paraeducators, working advocates, and forms to streamline the job of special education resource specialist.This manual is designed to save new teachers years of trying to figure things out; it is my own philosophy and what I have found to be the most important qualities for being a successful special education teacher.
The following areas are covered:
1.Why Are We Resource Specialists?
Why We do What We Do
Our Mission and Goal: Resource Students’ Success in General Education
Individualized Education Plans, Meetings
Checklist for IEP Meetings
IEP Checklist, Instructional Minutes
Sample Academic IEP Goals
Sample Behavior, Social Skills, Work Completion IEP Goals
Working with Advocates
Family Relationships/Building Trust
Reading and Writing
Common Core and Special Education
Writing frames, graphic organizers, I Can Write a Sentence, Illustrate My Own Reader (included in zip file)
Every Resource Specialist Needs
Collaborate and Communicate
Groups and grouping charts
Managing Special Needs Behavior
Behavior Charts, First…..Then
I Can Charts
5. How to Make it All Work
Working with Paraeducators
Assessment Monitoring Forms
Resource Binder Cover
Samples of charts
Take Care of Yourself
Notes from Resource
A Resource Specialist Is….
Much of the information is geared toward K-6, although I have taught K-12, and some of the basic special education techniques covered will help middle school teachers.
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