Supervising Paraprofessionals

The Special Educator’s Toolkit: Everything You Need to Organize, Manage, and Monitor Your Classroom

Overwhelmed special educators: Reduce your stress and support student success with this practical toolkit for whole-classroom organization. A lifesaver for special educators in any K–12 setting, this book-and-CD set will help teachers expertly manage everything, from schedules and paperwork to student supports and behavior plans. Cindy Golden, a seasoned special educator, administrator, and psychologist with almost 30 years of experience, ...

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The Paraeducator’s Survival Guide

Written by Kent Gerlach, author of Let’s Team Up: A Checklist for Teachers, Paraeducators & Principals,  this quick-reference laminated guide helps paraeducators survive and thrive as important members of school teams. The guide clarifies paraeducators’ roles and responsibilities in various settings and also covers: ethical and professional guidelines; the importance of teamwork; ways to effectively support teacher-directed instruction and curriculum; frequently ...

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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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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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The Co-Teaching Collection

Buy together and SAVE! This collection provides everything a school team needs to effectively implement successful co-teaching, from establishing a schoolwide culture of collaboration to the nuts and bolts of lesson planning. This set includes: Leading the Co-Teaching Dance (now in its fifth printing!) Collaborate Smart The Co-Planner: Two Professionals + One Plan for Co-Teaching (4th ed.) Co-Teach! A quick-reference ...

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Co-Teaching: Strategies to Improve Student Outcomes

Co-teaching is a popular service delivery model for students who are entitled to special education or other specialized services, such as support services for English learners. Evidence shows that the implementation of co-teaching is significantly associated with improved student outcomes. However for co-teaching to be effective, teachers need to thoroughly understand what the arrangement entails and what it takes to ...

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Co-Teaching in Secondary Schools: 7 Steps to Successful Inclusion, 2nd Edition

Co-teaching is an increasingly popular teaching model. Although it can be a very effective way of helping all students in inclusive classrooms learn, it can also be quite challenging for teachers to implement, especially at the secondary level, but it is a challenge well worth embracing. This updated and expanded edition of Co-Teaching in Secondary Schools: 7 Steps to Successful ...

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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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