The Exceptional Teacher's Handbook: The First-Year Special Education Teacher's Guide to Success

The Exceptional Teacher's Handbook: The First-Year Special Education Teacher's Guide to Success

by Carla F. Shelton, Alice B. Pollingue
     
 

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The first year in the career of a special education teacher is filled with expectation and promise. Addressing the most common needs of beginning special education teachers, The Exceptional Teacher's Handbook helps new educators move confidently from preplanning to post-planning for the entire school year.

The authors present a step-by-step management

Overview


The first year in the career of a special education teacher is filled with expectation and promise. Addressing the most common needs of beginning special education teachers, The Exceptional Teacher's Handbook helps new educators move confidently from preplanning to post-planning for the entire school year.

The authors present a step-by-step management approach complete with planning checklists and other ready-to-use forms within the context of IDEA 2004 and NCLB. Written from the perspective of a classroom teacher, this popular reference offers updates on:

• Recognized disabilities
• Best instructional practices for getting the most out of your students
• Successful parent conferences
• Effective plans for professional learning
• Alternate assessments, emergencies in the school setting, education terminology, and more

Actively address challenges and concerns with this one-stop handbook that will help smooth the transition from student teacher to professional educator.

Editorial Reviews

Kristle F. Evans
"What an excellent resource for the beginning teacher! Practical, down-to-earth resources that can be implemented the first day of school!"
Phyllis N. Levert
"The book is organized logically and flows well from the first chapter to the last. It helps teachers manage an effective special education classroom, from pre-planning through post-planning, the entire school year. This book should be a required resource for every new special education teacher."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781629142524
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
08/26/2014
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
322,194
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Carla F. Shelton: Carla F. Shelton, Ed.S., has twenty years of experience in the education profession. The majority of her work has been as a special education teacher where she taught students with disabilities in Grades 2 through 12 in resource, self-contained, and collaborative settings. She is the coauthor of Best Practices for Secondary School Counselors and lives in Augusta, Georgia.
Alice B. Pollingue: Alice B. Pollingue, Ed.D., is a tenured assistant professor of education at Augusta State University, where she has been teaching for more than fifteen years. Currently, she teaches special education courses to undergraduate and graduate students and is the supervising professor for the entire special education teacher-training program. She lives in Augusta, Georgia.

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