Book Description

From the Back Cover A Survival Guide for New Special Educators This comprehensive resource is filled with the most relevant and practical information that can help those new to the teaching profession establish a productive and satisfying career. This Survival Guide contains the most current research-based and classroom-tested strategies for working with a variety of special-needs students. It also offers a wealth of helpful checklists, forms, and tools that educators can use every day in the classroom. The book covers a wide array of must-know topics for new teachers, including how to: Prepare for the first day of school Organize and manage time Manage paperwork and IEPs Get a handle on referrals, placement, and evaluations Work in inclusive settings Become acclimated to the school Manage student behavior Understand instructional strategies Perform assessments Collaborate with general educators Conduct parent-teacher conferences Learn and use the curriculum Accommodate students from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds This practical guide gives special educators the information and tools they need to help ensure that all their students get the rich, rewarding education they deserve. 'This excellent resource provides an in-depth review of the essential aspects of special education grounded in current research and evidence-based practice. It also includes practical tips, charts, checklists, and resources that will be very useful for beginning special educators.' ?Mary Dingle, Ph.D., professor of Special Education, Sonoma State University 'Beginning special educators face a variety of challenges, not the least of which is a shortage of resources, from mentors to manuals. This thorough and timely exploration of the issues facing special educators is a welcome addition!' ?Laura Burns, Special Education teacher, Responsive Education Solutions, Austin, Texas Read more About the Author BONNIE S. BILLINGSLEY, Ed.D., is a professor in Teaching and Learning at Virginia Tech. MARY T. BROWNELL, Ph.D., is a professor of Special Education and director of the CEEDAR Center at the University of Florida. MAYA ISRAEL, Ph.D., is assistant professor of Special Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. MARGARET L. KAMMAN, Ph.D., is assistant scholar and project coordinator for the CEEDAR Center at the University of Florida. Read more