By Dr. Teri Wallace, Co-Director of the National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals
This hands-on training video spells out key roles and responsibilities of paraprofessionals, and teachers working with paraprofessionals -- along with successful management strategies -- to help educators build effective teaching teams and improve overall classroom instruction. Educators learn the essentials of core knowledge and skill competencies, including how to: provide day-to-day training and useful feedback; enhance classroom management -- including scheduling and planning; communicate effectively with paraprofessionals and promote teamwork; model positive, appropriate behavior for paraprofessionals; and much more. The accompanying guidebook provides exercises for paraprofessionals and teachers plus self-assessment and reflection activities, checklists and management strategies for educators -- to reinforce the video's key areas and help teachers develop essential supervisory skills. Best of all, the guidebook is reproducible -- so you can give each educator their own set of training materials.