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Melding: A Partner Teacher's Guide to Working with Paraeducators Who Support Students with Disabilities

 
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By Mary Lasater, Ed.D., Marlene Johnson, Ed.D., and Mary Fitzgerald, M.Ed.

A must for every classroom teacher!

Designed with the busy educator in mind, Melding provides essential guidance and field-tested tools to help your teachers effectively mentor and supervise paraeducators who support students with disabilities across varied educational settings.

Step-by-step, partner teachers receive specific guidelines and action points on everything from interviewing and establishing rapport with paraeducators to negotiating specific roles and responsibilities.

Ready-made forms, checklists, and reflective practice worksheets facilitate and secure effective working relationships by providing ongoing interaction, reinforcing key concepts, instilling a teamwork mentality, and ensuring paraeducators receive proper training and professional development opportunities as mandated under NCLB and IDEA.

Worksheets, exercises and tools cover how to:

  • Review best instructional and behavioral practices
  • Model People First language and actions
  • Explain confidentiality, legal issues, types of needs and levels of support
  • Review and practice data collection methods
  • And much more

(2006. Softcover. 149 pp. Product Code: 300217. S/H: $5.50)


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