ERIC Number: ED329055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Survival Guide for the First-Year Special Education Teacher.
Carballo, Julie Berchtold; And Others
This book offers guidelines to support beginning special education teachers in their first year of teaching. "Getting Ready To Teach" covers things to do before school begins, such as organizing the classroom and establishing planning and record-keeping strategies. "Tips for the Classroom" focuses on surviving the first day, establishing classroom rules and behavior point systems, guidelines for group behavior, and preparations for substitute teachers. "Building Rapport" emphasizes working with co-workers, administrators, and parents. "Interfacing with Regular Educators" discusses ingredients in a successful regular and special education partnership, communication strategies, and finding sources of support. "Be Kind to Yourself and Enjoy" offers stress management tips for teachers and students and networking suggestions. "Think about It" describes situations that can be better handled if the teacher thinks about them ahead of time, such as encountering serious behavior problems, vandalism, student smoking, or a potential student suicide. "Some Closing Thoughts" and a brief list of information resources available from the Council for Exceptional Children conclude the guidebook. (JDD)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Disabilities, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Social Support Groups, Special Education Teachers, Stress Management, Teacher Administrator Relationship
Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 (Stock No. P335, $10.00; quantity discount available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.