Administration/Leadership

Webinar: Building Resilience in Special Educators

Special educators have demanding jobs that require high levels of energy and resilience. You’re probably stressed by these demands, but haven’t been prepared to effectively manage it all. Eventually, job stress escalates to the level of burnout, which has far-reaching consequences that ultimately impact students. With effective coping resources, however,you can build resilience to burnout, optimize your job performance, and ...

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Recognize, Respond, Report: Preventing and Addressing Bullying of Students with Special Needs

Bullying in schools is a national problem that affects a high percentage of students with disabilities. This ready-to-use guidebook gives K–12 educators, administrators, and school counselors the research-based interventions they need to stop bullying in its tracks—and prevent it before it starts. Recognize, Respond, Report presents the core components of preventing and addressing bullying and disability-based harassment at the district ...

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Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children: Understanding, Teaching, and Counseling Gifted Students

Gifted students with disabilities (twice-exceptional children) need specific teaching strategies in order to find success in general education classroom settings—and in specially designed programs. By offering a thorough discussion of twice-exceptional students based on research into how gifted students with disabilities learn, Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children helps teachers and administrators develop a broad understanding of the complex issues associated with gifted ...

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Great Instruction, Great Achievement for Students With Disabilities: A Road Map for Special Education Administrators

A comprehensive guide to what all students need to be successful in the classroom, Great Instruction, Great Achievement for Students With Disabilities provides administrators with the information they need to develop effective programs. Chapters review research-based practices in reading instruction, mathematics, and behavior, and situate these practices within current teaching environments—addressing co-teaching models, how to share data, and strategic planning. ...

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Using the National Gifted Education Standards for Pre-K–Grade 12 Professional Development (2nd ed.)

National teacher preparation standards in gifted and talented education provide the foundation for research-based practices in gifted education and identify what teachers should know and be able to do to ensure that students with gifts and talents realize their full potential. Because the responsibility for teaching gifted learners and those with potential to achieve at high levels is often shared ...

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The Inclusive Education Checklist: A Self-Assessment of Best Practices

This book is designed to assist schools, districts, administrators, policy makers, and professionals to assess, develop, and implement inclusive services for students with disabilities. It identifies 15 evidence-based best practices, and presents a checklist of 8 to 32 best practice indicators for each. The mean scores of each best practice checklist offer a general indicator of school progress toward achieving ...

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Webinar: From Philosophy to Practice: Enacting Authentic School Inclusion

This webinar is for educators who are interested in creating authentically inclusive communities in PreK-12 classrooms in which all students are valued and have access to meaningful education in the general education setting. We will provide many strategies related to changing mindsets about students, increasing expectations and student engagement, and maximizing learning for all students. Join us to explore topics ...

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Webinar: Determining What Works Best for Students: Taking a Deeper Look at Critical Special Education Issues

This webinar will explore evaluating special education programs using an educational benefit analysis, to examine and determine least restrictive placements and informal dispute resolutions strategies. You will learn to use a tool to determine whether a student needs a more restrictive placement using a multi-disciplinary approach as well as strategies to implement your own Informal Dispute Resolution programs. After this ...

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The Administrator’s Leadership Set

Buy Together and SAVE! The Administrator’s Leadership Set provides valuable resources from the field of special education to inform and support administrative oversight of special educators, general educators, support staff—and the education of students with disabilities. The set includes: What School Counselors Need to Know About Special Education (revised edition) Great Instruction, Great Achievement for Students With Disabilities: A Road Map for Special ...

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Resources for School Counselors

The American School Counselor Association says that school counselors “help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development, ensuring today’s students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow.” They sit on IEP teams, intervention and assessment teams, and provide schoolwide instruction and support. The Resources for School Counselors set supports this essential work. In addition ...

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Webinar: There’s No “I” in Team: Evidence-Based Strategies for Teacher-Paraeducator Collaboration

Effective collaboration among school personnel, especially teacher-paraeducator collaboration, can improve achievement for students with special needs. The relationship between teachers and paraeducators not only serves as a social model for students but can also provide greater opportunities for instruction and learning. Drawing from 4 years of field-work in special education classrooms, we present a framework for understanding the collaborative relationship ...

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Webinar: The IEP Process: Essential Strategies for Special Education Teachers

The IEP process is full of legal mandates and requirements that cause anxiety for all special education teachers, and can be particularly daunting for new special educators. A productive IEP process requires that the IEP team ― teachers, families, and related services providers ― have the resources they need to collaborate to create measurable, legally defensible, and truly individualized IEPs ...

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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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