A Survival Guide for New Special Educators, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118236920
  • ISBN-13: 9781118236925
  • DDC: 371.90973
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 432 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released March 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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The Beginning Special Educators Survival Guide provides relevant, practical information for new special education teachers across a broad range of topic areas. This book goes above and beyond other titles on the market in that it is the only one to: (1) Address the most pressing needs of new special educators (as identified across 18 research studies); (2) Help teachers meet the professional standards for special educators and inclusion specialists; and (3) Draw solely on research-based best practices. This Survival Guide is highly practical, filled with tables, checklists, forms, and tools that teachers can use every day in the classroom. Coverage includes  preparing for the first day of school pedagogical concerns organization and time management concerns managing paperwork and IEPs  referral, placement, and evaluation  working in inclusive settings getting acclimated to the school  behavior management  instructional strategies  assessments  collaboration with general educators  parent-teacher conferences  learning/using the curriculum  accommodating students from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds technology resources to help with everything from writing IEPs to keeping daily records

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
The Authors.
Tables, Figures, and Exhibits.
1: The Basics.
2: Getting the Right Job.
3: Great Beginnings.
4: Working with Others.
5: Special Education Law.
6: Developing Quality IEPs.
7: Becoming an Accomplished Educator.
8: Organizing and Managing Your Work.
9: Classroom and Behavior Management.
10: Collaboration and Co-Teaching.
11: Supporting Your Students.
12: Assessment and Knowing Your Students.
13: Universal Design for Learning and Technology.
14: Mastering Effective Practices.
15: Effective Instructional Practices and Lesson Planning.
16: Teaching Reading.
17: Teaching Writing.
18: Teaching Mathematics.
19: Teaching Content.
20: Teaching Students with Limited to Pervasive Intellectual Disability.
21: Additional Considerations.
22: Managing Student Health Needs.
Definitions and Resources about Disability.
Key Special Education Cases.
Assessment Vocabulary and Concepts.
Tips for Preparing for Observations and Evaluations.
Bonus Web Content.