A special education teacher in a resource setting has a very difficult job, meeting the needs of a variety of students and covering a multitude of subject matters in a single class period. Being able to properly structure your class and effectively manage class time will help you meet the needs of all students and not become overwhelmed. Adding several strategies and accommodations to your teaching repertoire will also increase your efficacy in the classroom.
For this assignment, assume the role of a first-year special education teacher who has been assigned to the resource room to assist students who are working at the ninth grade level for both English and math. Read the “Class Profile” to obtain specific information about the needs of the students in this class. In addition to the students, you have a paraprofessional in the classroom to assist you. Students meet with you for 50 minutes each day to get help with homework, finish their classwork, study for tests, and get extra support in each subject area. You will need to structure the class so you can address individual student needs in both subject areas and help students develop their cross-curricular skills.
Part 1: Teacher Inquiries
After reviewing the “Class Profile, address the following in a 250-500 word response;
Part 2: Classroom Environment
In 500-750 words compose a response for the following:
While APA format is not required for the body of the assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center
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You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.