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6 Tips for Collaborating with General Education Teachers

One of the major players in the education of students with disabilities are general education teachers.  General education teachers bring a lot to the table as far as knowledge around grade level curriculum and content.  Because of this, it is important that special education teachers utilize their knowledge and skills to support our students.   …

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7 Tips for Communicating with Parents of Special Education Students

Parents and guardians play a very important role in the instruction of students with disabilities.  Many times there are conflicts that arise between special education teachers, schools, and parents that could be avoided if clear communication were established early in the school year.     Parents also have vital information about their children that can …

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5 Tips for Communicating with Paraprofessionals

5 Tips for Communicating with your Paraprofessional two women talking in school cafeteria

One part of being a special educator that many are not prepared for is the role of supervising paraprofessionals and other classroom aides.  Since teacher preparation focuses heavily on instruction, there is rarely a time that there is a course designed to support teachers in managing adults. Because of this, most teachers start out ill-equipped …

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