This set includes one 60-minute video program and a 32-page facilitator's guide.
Anna Lou Pickett, the leading authority on paraeducator training, provides insights into the importance of developing a skilled paraeducator workforce. Paraeducators, teachers, and administrators from schools across the United States offer examples and proven strategies for building a successful paraeducator program in your school or district.
Part I: Building a Team
Delineates the similarities and differences between a teacher and a paraeducator and provides advice on how to build a spirit of effective teamwork.
Part II: Roles and Responsibilities
Further explores the teacher/paraeducator relationship, examining where there are overlaps and what duties are solely those of the teacher or paraeducator.
Part III: Professional and Ethical Responsibilities
Focuses on ethical considerations, including maintaining confidentiality; protecting students' right to due process, dignity, privacy, and respect; the need for honesty, loyalty, dependability, and accountability; and adopting a cooperative spirit and a willingness to learn.
Part IV: Communication and Problem Solving
Presents several scenarios involving the need for communication and problem-solving skills. Promotes discussion of alternatives for resolving conflict.
Part V: Behavior Management
Stresses the importance of effective, but respectful, techniques of managing at-risk, impaired, or emotionally disturbed children. Disruptive behavior is challenging, and this segment offers proven advice on developing a strategy to handle it.
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