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.