Administration

Webinar: Administrators: Helping New Special Education Teachers Thrive in the Classroom

The number of special educators leaving the field every year is well known and a cause for great concern. Special educators leave their jobs in greater numbers than their general education counterparts for many reasons, but we do know that a positive school culture has a tremendous effect on the success rate of a new teacher. When it comes to ...

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Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

Explore the realities behind the headlines concerning children who have been isolated or physically restrained in schools, sometimes resulting in injury or even death. The editors address the legal and ethical issues underlying these practices, and, more importantly, what can be done to move schools away from potentially harmful treatment of children. This valuable resource explores the array of practices ...

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Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports: TEC Collection

This collection of articles from TEACHING Exceptional Children (TEC) provides current descriptions and examples of practices and systems that form a continuum of positive behavior supports for all students. Schoolwide positive behavior supports, classwide practices, school climate and culture evaluations, and systems approach initiatives expand upon the articles originally published in TEC July/August 2008. Original topics covered: schoolwide discipline; classroom ...

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Webinar: What Principals Need to Know about Discipline and Students with Disabilities

We all want safe schools, and principals need to keep order-and student with disabilities, including emotional and behavioral disorders, need an education. In this program, you’ll hear about steps and strategies principals and assistant principals need to consider in order to implement whole-school discipline plans. You’ll analyze the rules about discipline for students with disabilities, and discover why they can ...

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The IEP from A to Z

With the skyrocketing diagnoses of ADHD, autism spectrum disorders and related conditions in U.S. schools, there is a growing need for information on creating effective IEPs for exceptional students. The IEP from A to Z: How to Create Meaningful and Measurable Goals and Objectives is a step-by-step guide showing teachers and parents how to get the right education plan in ...

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An Educator’s Guide to Bullying Prevention

Bullying is one of the most serious and pervasive problems in our schools today.  Children who are verbally taunted or attacked physically often refuse to go to school to avoid facing the prospect of bullying, thereby losing out on crucial instructional time and becoming even more emotionally removed from classmates, teachers and the school community. Academic, behavioral and physical problems ...

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Let’s Team Up: A Checklist

This convenient, go-to resource provides an easy-to-use checklist that will help each member of the school team understand what is expected of them, what to expect from each other, and what they can do to contribute to a strong, effective team. The book provides valuable strategies and insights for every member of the instructional team and a basis for strengthening ...

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Webinar: Having Hard Conversations: Addressing Difficult Issues with Parents, Colleagues, and Others

As educators, we are trained and credentialed in how to teach our students-but not in how to work effectively with colleagues, principals, or parents. From time to time, every educator needs to have hard conversations. They may involve giving difficult feedback, delivering unwelcome news, asking for a change in behavior, or giving an apology. And although you may never find ...

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Webinar: What Principals Need to Know about IEPs

The individualized education program¬†(IEP) for students eligible for special education and related services is the foundation for all services. In this program, you’ll analyze the increasingly important role principals play in IEP development, meetings, and implementation. Much more than a paperwork exercise in compliance, the IEP is the foundation for each eligible student’s education for the whole year, and principals ...

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Webinar: What Principals Need to Know to Avoid Special Education Litigation

Principals often lead IEP or multidisciplinary team meetings and meet with parents about students’ progress on goals and objectives-yet most principals do not have training in the basic provisions of special education law or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. This program, designed specifically for principals and assistant principals, gives a concise overview of the basics of special education law. ...

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Webinar: Protecting Children with Disabilities from Abuse: Strategies for Grades K-7

In collaboration with the Division for Communicative Disabilities and Deafness (DCDD) Children with disabilities experience abuse at rates three to four times higher than their nondisabled peers. As children age, their risk for abuse changes as they interact with more people in increasingly diverse contexts. Given the significant, lifelong, negative impact of abuse on children’s learning potential, social behaviors, and ...

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Webinar: Sustaining Effective Practices When Principals Change

An unintended outcome of principal change can be the shifting away from hard-earned implementation of effective practices in instruction and behavior support. While change can be good, it shouldn’t come at the expense of student improvement. Drawing from experience in implementing school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS), this webinar will offer strategies for selecting, implementing and sustaining effective practices ...

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Webinar: Students who are Bullied: Prevention and Intervention

Supporting the social and emotional development of students who experience high rates of bullying should be a fundamental component in any anti-bullying policy or program. This webinar addresses the pervasiveness of bullying among the nation’s youth, including particular subgroups of students with disabilities. Specific school, group, and individual strategies for supporting the social and emotional development of students with and ...

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Webinar: Bullying Behavior: Prevention and Intervention

Reducing the bullying that occurs within the nation’s schools is essential to support the social and emotional development of school-aged youth. This webinar provides background information related to bullying, briefly highlights critical components of state and federal law, and introduces the complexities associated with the bullying dynamic, especially related to students with disabilities. In addition, you will learn targeted interventions ...

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Webinar: School Supports for Students with Chronic Medical Conditions

In collaboration with the Division for Physical, Health, and Multiple Disabilities (DPHMD) As many as 43% of students in the United States are affected by chronic illness, according to current prevalence data. It is likely that a number of children with a long-term illness or lasting effects of an illness may be present in any given classroom. Education policies designed ...

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