If you’re special educator in an inclusive classroom, here are eight tips to help you create an effective and positive learning environment for your students.
If you’re teaching in a special education classroom, your students will have a range of capabilities as well as disabilities.
Some disabilities are progressive (as in muscular dystrophy); others are not.
Limitations associated with some disabilities fluctuate with periods of remission and exacerbation (as in multiple sclerosis and arthritis), some may remain constant (as in spina bifida), and others may improve with time and therapy.
The student with the disability is the best source of information regarding the disability and accompanying specific limitations.
Student Disability Services can also give you information about various disabilities.
Melissa Ferry is a special education teacher for Mt. She earned her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University with an endorsement in learning disabilities.However, in many schools, regular education teachers face a roster of students with Individualized Education Programs and don't have the benefit of a co-teacher.Having some strategies to meet the needs of these students can make the process less scary for teachers—and more successful for students.The job of a special educator is a demanding one, but with the right tools and strategies, the rewards can far outweigh the challenges.We’ve compiled a list of tips and resources to help you be as effective as you can with your students.