Overview - SPECIAL ED TEACHER SURVIVAL GUIDE (SECONDARY)
Product Type: Book
Author: Ellen McPeek Glisan
Number of Pages: 103 pages
Age Appropriate Level: Secondary
This valuable resource, by Ellen McPeek Glisan, is a unique and comprehensive collection of useful forms, charts, creative ideas, grammar guides, motivational incentives, planning aids, and many more essential components for the secondary special education teacher. It was designed to make classroom management easier for teachers and allow them to spend more time with their students. Exceptionally adaptable, the book contains virtually everything a secondary special education teacher would need for a smooth-running classroom, while encouraging customization and modification to suit each individual situation.
This easy-to-use book is filled with high-interest activities that are both educational and fun for students, along with indispensable record keeping forms and charts that keep the teacher highly organized and on track. The author-an expert in the field of creative special education programs-takes teachers step-by-step through the management and implementation of both individualized and group instruction. A Helpful Hints page includes such recommendations as keeping a daily journal, the importance of a routine in special education classes, developing positive relationships with other teachers, classroom etiquette, and much more.
The book includes the following sections with sample activities and forms in each:
Instructional Suggestions and Aids.
Utilizing different levels of thinking, 25 new and improved book report ideas, Daily writing ideas, Worldly words, Serious spelling snarls
General Classroom Organization and Management.
Assignment correcting made easy, Freelancing functional forms, Saving the substitute teacher, Late homework form, Weekly homework form, Daily homework form, Calendar, Daily planner, Versatile charts.
Contract Management System.
Explanation, Blank student contract, Blank nine weeks sheet, Blank daily sheet, Blank grade sheet, Sample IEP page, Sample lesson plan, Sample grade book usage methods, Sample contract, Sample grade sheet, Sample nine weeks worksheet, Sample daily sheet.
Student Services and Rewards.
Phonics in a nutshell, Informal general knowledge quiz, Informal behavior characteristics checklist, Individualized transition plan checklist, Student rewards, This Card Entitles Coupons (form), Outstanding Job Certificate (form).
Collaboration with Regular Classroom Teacher.
Program placement suggestions, Collaboration/inclusion suggestions, Mainstreamed student report (form), Selection of commercial materials.
Parental Contract Forms and Checklists.
PPPP (Points to Put dealing with Parents in Perspective), Beginning of your parent letter, Monthly parent letter, Parent late homework letter (form), Blank letter (form), Parent contact form, Parent midterm report letter (form).
About the Author
Ellen McPeek Glisan has an M.S. in learning disabilities and started teaching in a cross-categorical classroom in a small rural Northern Illinois junior-senior high school. Writing complete programs that had a clear purpose in the lives of her students became her passion. She has created an entire line of School-to-Work materials for both regular and special education classrooms for children and adults.