Special Education Teacher Tips for Organization, Communication, and Smooth Sailing
Created by Mary Winder
Special education teachers have jobs that are very rewarding, yet very challenging with unique issues and copious paperwork. In my 15 years of working in the field of special education, I have learned what I call “smooth sailing” techniques that will help your work with students, parents, regular education teachers, para-educators, and administrators go smoothly. These tips will also help you to write effective IEPs and plan productive IEP meetings.
This packet includes over 170 techniques and tips I have developed and found to be successful. They will save time, help you feel organized and prepared, and keep you from pulling your hair out by the roots. Included are sample notes to parents and regular education teachers, sample rules, and a comprehensive list of para-educator guidelines. This packet is especially created for high school and middle school special education teachers, but special education teachers of all grades will find much useful information in it.
I have divided these techniques and tips into five categories:
Chapter 1--Special Education Teacher Checklist to Start the School Year (this checklist contains more detail than the checklist that is offered for free)
Chapter 2--Special Education Teacher Tips for Your Students and Classroom
Chapter 3--Special Education Teacher Tips for Good Communication with Administrators, Regular Education Teachers, and Parents
Chapter 4--Special Education Teacher Tips for IEPs and IEP Meetings
Chapter 5--Special Education Teacher Tips for Working with Para-Educators