Presentation on theme: "Multiple Personalities in the Classroom... And I Dont Mean Students!"— Presentation transcript:
Multiple Personalities in the Classroom... And I Dont Mean Students!
Needs, Expectations, and the Roles of Special Education/Regular Education Teachers in the Classroom
All About Us Raccoon School is located in south-central Illinois Serves a K-8 rural population of about 250 students Full- inclusion for 6 years
Full-Inclusion Includes: Teachers Special Education Teachers Administrators Paraprofessionals Parents Students: regular and special education
Special Education Teachers Regular Education Teachers Student Needs In A Perfect World...
In The Real World... Special Education Teachers: Feel a loss of control/classroom Dont feel like real teachers Fear students will not progress or thrive Regular Education Teachers: Feel a loss of control/classroom Feel tied to curriculum/state standards/ISAT scores Fear students will not progress or thrive
Scheduling!!!! Everyone must live and die by the schedule People and papers must be timely, correct, and consistent The teams success depends on everyone carrying their own weight Changes in scheduling must be agreed to by all parties well in advance
Modifications Need to be made in advance so that the material can be approved and adjusted Need to be student appropriate and challenging Need to be predictable in format Need to be in a clear, clean format
Assessment Parents, administrators, teachers, and students need to view assessment differently Buy in to non-traditional assessment Understand that grades are not standardized, but are based on individual growth and performance
Models of Co-Teaching One Teach, One Observe –One collecting data, one teaching One Teach, One Drift –One working the room, one teaching Parallel Teaching –Small groups, both teaching same information Station Teaching –Small groups rotate through stations, teacher instruct different content Alternative Teaching –One large group with one teacher, small group with other teacher Team Teaching –Tag team teaching
Planning Time, Time, Time!!!!! Come prepared! Be clear, concise, and flexible Use a format for staying on task – assign roles Be realistic about modifications, progress, and time
The Pill Everyone Must Swallow Administrators provide team planning opportunities and training Teachers, administrators, students, and parents must learn to look at grades differently Classroom management and instruction based on fairness
Students Students adjust to full inclusion quickly Students recognize learning differences Students quickly adjust to different levels of materials Students easily utilize all instructors present in the classroom
Benefits Creates a school community Lower frustration levels Higher academic achievement Classroom behavior improves because of constant and consistent age appropriate modeling