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1 Working and Communicating with the Adults at School EDEL 413 CSUB Debbie Meadows

2 Paraprofessionals are: Teacher Assistants Instructional Aides Special Education Aide Parents, Family members Cross-age tutors, buddies Student Teachers

3 Teacher Assistants/Instructional Aides Have a schedule May work with more than one teacher Confidentiality and Professionalism Supportive of program and teacher Run Copies, Instruct small groups, prepare materials, and assist the teacher

4 Support Providers/Special Education Assigned to one or more students in your class Are not there to run copies, prepare materials Should not be the teacher for their assigned student

5 Parent/Family Volunteers Are not required to attend Need clear directions and expectations Respect teachers authority Confidentiality and Professionalism Need your respect and gratitude

6 Cross-Age Tutors and Buddies Need specific activities or assignments Need to respect the students in your class Your students need to respect them Confidentiality Appreciation Great motivator for both students

7 Student Teachers (like you) Start as observers, prepare materials Gradually take over instruction Gradually take over management of the classroom and discipline Attend staff meetings Work with staff to plan instruction Limited communication with parents

8 Substitute Teachers Detailed Plans Roll and Office Paperwork Daily Schedule Map of the School Teach Students to Work with the Substitute Important Papers File

9 Class List Emergency Forms Seating Plan Student Activities Pull-out and After School Custody Information Health Concerns Emergency Procedures Update this file often

10 Communication The Key to Involvement Students Parents Colleagues Administrators Community

11 Parents Back-to-School Night Phone Notes and Letters Open House Class Visits and Field Trips

12 Colleagues Staff Meetings Lunch Room Workshops and In-services Outside of School Grade Level Teams

13 Administrators Observations Staff Meetings Lunch Room Workshops and In-services Assessments Parents

14 Community Letters to the Editor Newspaper Articles Website Class Newsletter Personal Community Involvement


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