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Creating a Positive Learning Environment
Our knowledgeable instructors have designed these lessons to demonstrate ways to effectively teach students with disabilities. Lessons review developing appropriate learning objectives, reducing undesirable behaviors and maintaining a safe classroom environment. After completing the lessons in this chapter, you should be able to:
- Define qualities of an effective teacher including reflective teaching and action research
- Identify characteristics of solid lesson plans and measurable learning objectives
- Relate the history of how education became accessible to students with disabilities
- Explore classroom management methods including ways to discipline and control behaviors of students with disabilities
- Describe how to maintain a safe and supportive classroom environment
These brief lessons, taught by experts in the field, include multiple-choice quizzes that let you analyze your strengths and weaknesses. If you need to review a topic, use the video tags to return to specific points without having to re-watch the whole lesson. There are written transcripts highlighting key terms and phrases, and some lessons even have links to text lessons that provide additional information.
1. Effective Lesson Plans: Characteristics & Elements
Writing lesson plans can be an overwhelming task at times. This lesson provides a guide to effective lesson planning. Learn about techniques, examples, and how to build a plan that benefits the educator and students.
2. Developing Measurable Learning Objectives
This lesson provides a brief overview of the purpose of learning objectives and how to make them useful to both you and students. We use the SMART learning objective formula to demonstrate accountability using examples.
3. Making a Curriculum Accessible to Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities have unique needs and may require extra attention in education. This lesson will explain how to make curriculum accessible for special needs students. We will end with a quiz to see what you have learned.
4. Methods & Considerations for Disciplining Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities have unique needs and disciplining them is no easy task. This lesson will discuss the methods and considerations for disciplining students with disabilities. We will end with a short quiz to see what you have learned.
5. Reducing Undesirable Behaviors in the Classroom
This lesson covers several options for reducing bad behavior in the classroom, including time out, satiation and token economies. The lesson touches on how to use these techniques, and what to avoid when trying to encourage good behavior.
6. Classroom Management Techniques
Managing the classroom is a challenge that all teachers face, and the decisions and actions a teacher takes in this area are extremely influential. In this lesson, we discuss different aspects of classroom management and the importance of creating a plan before the term begins.
7. Safe & Supportive Learning Environments: Design & Maintenance
Classroom environments should promote student achievement. This lesson will explore how a safe and supportive learning environment is created and maintained.
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Other chapters within the Praxis Special Education - Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities (5383): Study Guide & Practice course
- Human Development Overview
- Students with Individual Disabilities, Disorders & Impairments
- Learning Theory
- Motivation Theories in Learning
- Curriculum Planning & Accessibility in SPED
- Instructional Practices for Student Success in SPED
- Technology in the Special Needs Classroom
- Communication & Social Skills in the SPED Classroom
- Transition Planning & Life Skills for SPED Students
- Assessment Instruments & Methods in Special Education
- Assessment Procedures in Special Education
- Assessment Interpretation & Communication in Special Education
- Historical, Legal & Ethical Foundations of Special Education
- Special Education Services & IEPs
- Communication & Collaborative Approaches in Special Education
- Effective Teaching & Professional Growth in Special Education
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- Learning with Disabilities