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Managing the Learning Environment in Special Education - Chapter Summary
Explore tips and strategies for managing the learning environment in special education with help from this informative chapter. Our expert instructors have developed short lessons you can review to boost your knowledge of topics like individualized instruction, school crisis prevention, classroom norms and differentiated instruction. Completing this chapter will enable you to:
- Discuss teacher expectations and attributions and how to develop rapport with students
- Explain issues of bias in special education classrooms
- Describe how to create a safe learning environment and design classrooms for students with health impairments
- List ways to establish daily classroom routines and foster students' independence
- Differentiate between whole-class and small-group instruction
- Share ways to help students with disabilities participate the general classroom
- Give strategies for managing the special education classroom
- Identify and describe methods and considerations for disciplining students with disabilities
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1. Teacher Expectations & Attributions
Attributions for success and failure drive future expectations for learning and success. Students attribute their successes or failures to a number of factors. Teachers also make attributions for student performance. This lesson will explore teacher expectations and attributions that affect classroom and individual student performance.
2. How to Develop Rapport with Students
Developing positive relationships with students is an important part of the job for educators. This lesson describes ways to do this and shows how to apply these methods to your everyday teaching.
3. Bias Issues in the Special Education Classroom
One of the biggest challenges for teachers is bias. This lesson explores common biases based on abilities, race, class, and gender and sexuality, as well as strategies for overcoming bias and discrimination.
4. Creating a Safe Learning Environment in the Classroom
Children learn best when they are in a safe classroom environment, and teachers and families are happier when classrooms feel safe, too. This lesson will give you some ideas on how to create a safe environment for all learners.
5. Classroom Design for Students with Health Impairments
If you teach students who have special medical needs, it is important to think about their wellbeing when you design your classroom. This lesson helps you consider classroom design for students with health impairments.
6. Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students
Differentiated instruction is a great strategy that teachers use to accommodate a wide variety of learning needs. In this lesson, we discuss differentiated instruction and identify which aspects of the classroom can be differentiated.
7. Classroom Norms: Setting Expectations with Students
Establishing classroom norms and setting expectations is an incredibly important first step towards helping your students behave responsibly and work to the best of their ability. This lesson will discuss some strategies to successfully establish classroom norms.
8. Establishing Daily Classroom Routines
The learning environment must be properly managed to promote student success. This lesson describes ideas for making clear expectations for classroom schedules, transitions, and routines.
9. Fostering Students' Independence in the Classroom
In this lesson, we'll be exploring ways that you, the teacher, can foster students' independence in your special education classroom. We'll look at practical solutions that will guide your students to becoming independent thinkers.
10. Whole-Class vs. Small-Group Instruction
Throughout the day, you are going to want to use a variety of grouping techniques for different activities and lessons. Two main grouping techniques are whole-class and small-group instruction. This lesson will define these types of groups and detail when they are most useful.
11. Individualized Instruction: Definition & Example
The purpose of this lesson is to define individualized instruction and provide some strategies for implementation. Topics include who can benefit from individualized instruction and how to set learning goals.
12. Helping Students with Disabilities Participate in the General Classroom
With the proven effectiveness of inclusion practices, more and more general education teachers are finding themselves needing to include students with disabilities in the classroom. This lesson provides some tips and strategies for those teachers.
13. Classroom Management Strategies for Special Education
Are you looking for fun and practical ways to manage behaviors in your classroom with special needs students? This lesson will provide you with easy-to-implement activities that you can begin using today!
14. School Crisis Prevention
Crises in schools seem to be happening day after day. How can we keep our schools safe? Prevention may be the answer. This lesson will discuss school crisis prevention.
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Other chapters within the Ohio Assessments for Educators - Special Education (043): Practice & Study Guide course
- Human Development Overview
- Students with Individual Disabilities, Disorders & Impairments
- Historical, Legal & Ethical Foundations of Special Education
- Special Education Services & IEPs
- Behavioral Assessment, Intervention & Support
- Student Assessment in SPED
- 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
- Communication & Collaborative Approaches in Special Education
- Effective Teaching & Professional Growth in Special Education
- Ohio Assessments for Educators Special Education Flashcards