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ERIC Number: ED527886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 192
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4522-0288-4
Mentorship of Special Educators
Madigan, Jennifer Booker; Schroth-Cavataio, Georganne
The national shortage and exceptionally high attrition rate of special education teachers are impediments to serving students with special needs. Given that only 64 percent of special education teachers have access to a mentor compared with 86 percent of general education teachers, this book meets an essential need for attracting, retaining, and supporting special educators. The authors provide a wealth of research-based tools for professional developers to use in multiple settings, including schools with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Topics covered include: (1) RTI and positive behavior support; (2) Planning and conducting IEP meetings; (3) Assuming emerging responsibilities in today's inclusive schools; (4) Mentoring strategies specific to special educators' needs; (5) Differentiation of instruction and classroom organization; (6) Working with paraprofessionals; and (7) Collaboration with parents and professionals. Centered on a toolkit of planners, templates, checklists, and case studies, "Mentorship of Special Educators" is a step-by-step guide for mentoring teachers of students with special needs. Each chapter provides specific activities designed to facilitate understanding of a key topic in special education. This resource is full of helpful devices that teachers and mentors can use to advance learning for all students. The following chapters are contained in this book: (1) Mentorship of Today's Special Educators; (2) Mentor and Teacher Relationship; (3) Beginning of School, Scheduling, and Planning Individualized Education Programs: Developing Systems; (4) Supporting Student Learning; (5) Response to Intervention and Positive Behavior Support; (6) Culturally Competent Assessment; (7) Transition; (8) Collaboration With Paraprofessionals (Joy Kutaka Kennedy); (9) Collaboration With Professionals;and (10) Communication With Parents (Terry Halterman Jr. and Jennifer Madigan). Also contained are the following additional resources: (1) Professional Development Case Studies for Mentors (Christine Hagie); (2) Teacher Retention and Peer Mentoring: A Model for Success (Christine Hagie ); and (3) Chapter Tool Kits.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A