A Survival Guide for New Special Educators.

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Billingsley, Bonnie S.
1st ed.
New York, NY : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2013.
J-B Ed: Survival Guides
J-B Ed: Survival Guides ; v.172
1 online resource (434 pages)
First year teachers -- United States.
Special education -- United States.
Electronic books.
What every special education teacher needs to know to survive and thrive A Survival Guide for New Special Educators provides relevant, practical information for new special education teachers across a broad range of topic areas. Drawing on the latest research on special educator effectiveness and retention, this comprehensive, go-to resource addresses the most pressing needs of novice instructors, resource teachers, and inclusion specialists. Offers research-based, classroom-tested strategies for working with a variety of special needs students Covers everything from preparing for the new school year to behavior management, customizing curriculum, creating effective IEPs, and more Billingsley and Brownell are noted experts in special educator training and support This highly practical book is filled with checklists, forms, and tools that special educators can use every day to help ensure that all special needs students get the rich, rewarding education they deserve.
A Survival Guide for New Special Educators
The Authors
Tables, Figures, and Exhibits
Overview of the Chapters
Accessing the Online Content
Part One: The Basics
Chapter One: Getting the Right Job
An Initial Priority: Find a Good Job Match
Steps in Your Job Search
Identify Your Priorities
Investigate a Range of Options
Develop Your Résumé
Complete Your Application and Follow Up
The Interview Process
Before the Interview
Preparing for Interview Questions
The Interview Itself
After the Interview
Consider the Offer
To Sum Up
What's Next?
Chapter Two: Great Beginnings
Reality 101: What to Expect in the First Years
Your Challenge: Become an Accomplished and Committed Special Educator
Reflect on the Moral Purpose That Guides Your Work
Develop Knowledge about Professional Standards and Ethics
State Standards
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
Learn about the Community and Key Policies and Guidelines
District and School Community
District, School, and Local Policies
Special Education Policies and Guidelines
Learn More about the Content Standards for Subjects You Teach
Use and Refine Your Knowledge about Evidence-Based Practices
Know Your Students and Systematically Monitor Their Learning
Collaborate Effectively with Administrators, Colleagues, and Parents
Protect Instructional Time and Balance Your Responsibilities
Develop Resilience and Manage Stress
Take Initiative for Your Own Professional Learning
Making It Happen: Create a Network of Supports
Emotional Support
Feedback Support
Professional Learning Supports
Specific Support Needs.
To Sum Up
What's Next?
Additional Resources
Chapter Three: Working with Others
Be an Energizer
Be an Effective Communicator
Show Courtesy and Respect and Acknowledge Others' Efforts
It's the Nonverbal, Unspoken Things That Say the Most
Take Time to Listen
Quit Taking It Personally
Problem Solve, Don't Blame
Working Through Conflicts
Be Aware of Your Own Reactions First
Never Respond in Anger
Listen and Make Sure You Understand the Problem
Describe Behaviors Rather Than Make Judgments
Focus on the Goal of Communication
Consider Multiple Ways of Addressing a Problem
Admit When You Do Not Know
A Great Start with Parents
Ten Actions to Develop Positive Relationships with Parents
Start Your Relationship on a Positive Note
Show Respect and Appreciation
View Parents as Experts on Their Child
Remember That Parents Have Specific Legal Rights
Make Accommodations for Parents of Students Who Do Not Speak English
Communicate Frequently and Follow Through
Share Resources with Parents
Document Communication with Parents and Keep Copies of Correspondence
Respect Confidentiality
Exercise Care When Using E-mail and Social Networking
A Great Start with Administrators
Seek Clarification about Expectations and Responsibilities
Determine if You Have One or Multiple Supervisors
Understand the Chain of Command
Become Familiar with Teacher Evaluation Processes
Seek Solutions
Listen to Feedback
A Great Start with Your Mentor(s)
A Great Start with Colleagues
Avoid Blame and Power Struggles
Involve Others in Determining Effective Solutions
Clarify Responsibilities
Request Professional Development (PD)
Leading Effective Professional Meetings
To Sum Up
What's Next?
Additional Resources
Chapter Four: Special Education Law.
Key Laws Related to Students with Disabilities
Education for All Handicapped Children Act
Zero Reject
Protection in Evaluation
Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
Least Restrictive Environment
Procedural Safeguards
Parental Participation
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Meeting IDEA Requirements: From Identifying Children to Finding Placement
IDEA Disability and Related Services Terms
Additional IDEA Requirements
Section 504
Americans with Disabilities Act
Dealing with Legal Challenges
Tips for Resolving Difficulties
Resolving Disagreements
To Sum Up
What's Next?
Additional Resources
Chapter Five: Developing Quality IEPs
The IEP Document
The IEP Process
Tips for a Great Start with IEPs
Tips for Developing IEP Components
Present Levels of Performance (PLOP)
Annual Goals
Short-Term or Benchmark Objectives
Special Education Services
Participation in General and Special Education
Related Services
Supplementary Aids and Services
Accommodations in Assessment
The IEP Meeting
Required IEP Participants
IEP Notification
Parent Participation
Transition Planning
When Transition Plans Must Be Included
Requirements for Transition Plans
Participants in Transition Planning
Tips for Involving Students in Transition Planning
IEP Summary Forms
Tips for Organizing the IEP Process
Practical Suggestions from Special Educators
To Sum Up
What's Next?
Additional Resources
Part Two: Becoming an Accomplished Educator
Chapter Six: Organizing and Managing Your Work
Your Many Roles and Responsibilities
Goals and Plans Equal Organizational Success!
Keep a Workable Working To-Do List
Use a Calendar
Jot Down Notes
Everything Has a Place
Put It There!
Send It Home or Throw It Away.
Use Color
Create a Routine
Set Timers
Just Say No
Delegate When Possible
Manage Your Time, Manage Your Tasks
Setting Up Your Class for Success
Considerations for Middle and High School Classrooms
Student Seating and Routine
Wall Space
Class and Student Materials
Use Technology
The Teacher's Desk
Get Ready for Your First Day of School
Create a First-Day Checklist
Plan for Fun and Knowledge
Getting-to-Know-You Activities
Rules and Procedures
Start a Journal
To Sum Up
What's Next?
Additional Resources
Chapter Seven: Classroom and Behavior Management
Tiered Approach to Providing Positive Behavioral Support
Tier One: Classroom Management
Tier Two: Small-Group Academic and Behavioral Interventions
Tier Three: Individualized Interventions
Evaluating the Intervention
To Sum Up
What's Next?
Additional Resources
Chapter Eight: Collaboration and Co-Teaching
Fundamentals of Collaboration
Defining Characteristics for Collaboration
Understanding Collaboration in Varied Service-Delivery Models
Self-Contained Classroom
Resource Services
Tips for Special Education Teachers in Collaborating for RTI
Collaboration in Inclusive Settings
Strategically Match Students and Teachers
Clarify Expectations
Meet Student Needs in General Education
Monitor Student Progress
Check Your Bs
Small Strategies to Make a Big Impact on Collaboration
Set a Regularly Scheduled Time for Communication
Provide Immediate Assistance
Give Positive Feedback
Helping General Educators
Provide Accommodations, Adapt Curriculum, and Modify Behavior
Communicating the IEP
The Co-Teacher Relationship
Before School Begins
Building Relationships
Review the Student and Content Goals.
Make Important Decisions
Characteristics Aiding in Successful Co-Teaching
Barriers and How to Overcome Them
Keeping Collaborative Records
Assists Collaborative Team in Noting Successes and Challenges
Provides Information for the IEP Team
Serves as a Record of Your Responsibilities
To Sum Up
What's Next?
Additional Resources
Chapter Nine: Supporting Your Students
The Student-Teacher Relationship
Tips for Fostering Positive Student-Teacher Relationships
Get to Know Your Students-Talk to Them!
Share Appropriate Personal Information
Be Available to Help
Communicate High Expectations
Find the Good and Build on It
Have a Short-Term Memory for Negatives
Motivating Your Students
Show Your Enthusiasm
Make It Relevant
Find the Sparkle in Their Eyes
Pinpoint Currency
Pump It Up with Peers
Let Students Take the Reins
Set Them Up for Success
Praise, Praise, Praise
Advocating for and with Your Students
Strategies for Advocating for Your Students
Teach Your Students to Advocate for Themselves
Facilitating Self-Advocacy
Teach, Model, and Practice Self-Advocacy
Collaborate with Parents
Culturally Responsive Teaching
Helping Your Students Stay Organized and Learn Responsibility
Keep Organization Compact
Color Code
Use a Calendar or Planner
Follow Routines
To Sum Up
What's Next?
Additional Resources
Chapter Ten: Assessment and Knowing Your Students
Your State Standards and the CCSS
Why Test in Relationship to the Standards?
Educational Laws and Assessment
Relationship Between the Laws and Your Assessment Practices
Why Is Nondiscriminatory Evaluation So Important?
Multitiered Systems of Support or RTI and Intervention
Universal Screening
Multitiered Instructional Supports.
Progress Monitoring and Curriculum-Based Measures.
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Brownell, Mary T.
Israel, Maya.
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