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Tier 3 Classroom Management for Special Education Teachers

We have reached the last post in our Classroom Management Series, which has focused on how special education teachers can plan for classroom management using a tiered approach. Today we are going to talk about Tier 3 – Intensive, Individualized Behavior Support. Behavioral Support Is Important for Overall Classroom Management Most special education teachers are …

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Tier 2 Classroom Management for Special Education Teachers

During our initial post we discussed the need for special education teachers to plan for classroom management throughout the tiers and during our previous post we discussed planning around Tier 1.  Now we are going to take a closer look at Tier 2 – Initial Intervention. Provide Support For Challenging Behaviors  When challenging behaviors first …

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Tier 1 Classroom Management Strategies for Special Education Teachers

During our previous post in our Classroom Management Series, we discussed the fact that special education teachers should be intentional in their planning around classroom management and behavior throughout all the different tiers.  Let’s begin by discussing Tier 1, which is grounded in prevention.   Plan Daily Routines and Procedures The first thing that any teacher …

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Classroom Management for Special Education Teachers

One of the most important skills that a special education teachers should have is the ability to manage a classroom.  Difficulty with classroom management and dealing with negative behaviors is one of the primary reasons that 75% of special education teachers choose to leave the profession prior to reaching their fifth year of teaching.   …

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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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