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Strategies for Learning Environment Management in Special Education - Chapter Summary
You'll find lessons outlining strategies for learning environment management in special education in this chapter. Some of the topics covered here include creating a safe learning environment in the classroom and establishing effective routines for daily classroom use. This chapter is intended to help you achieve these goals:
- Teach students with special needs in an inclusive setting
- Outline body mechanics of teachers and students with physical and health impairments
- Detail the limitations and strengths of the collaborative approach to special education
- Identify the advantages and disadvantages of mixed-ability grouping
- Use team building activities successfully with special education students
- Discuss teacher attributions and expectations
- Develop a rapport with students
- Understand bias issues in the special education classroom
You're welcome to review these lessons as many times as needed and work at your own pace as you complete this chapter. Our video lessons are easy to navigate using the video tabs feature, so you can quickly go back and re-watch any portion of a video. We've also included self-assessment quizzes with each lesson so you can gauge your comprehension before you move on to other subjects.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings
Teaching students with disabilities in an inclusive setting is a complex task that requires full cooperation and participation from teachers. While many teachers are reluctant to try inclusion, it is critical that we shift our mindset and allow access to general curricula to every student, regardless of their abilities or limitations. This lesson will outline what an inclusive classroom looks like, along with the benefits and challenges that come with it.
4. Collaborative Approaches in Special Education: Strengths & Limitations
The field of special education requires a great deal of collaborative effort. In this lesson, we will take a look at some of the most common collaborative approaches as well as some of the strengths and limitations of these approaches.
5. Mixed-Ability Grouping: Advantages & Disadvantages
Today's classrooms are diverse and contain many levels of learners. In this lesson, we'll discuss the advantages and disadvantages of mixed-ability grouping.
6. Team Building Activities for Special Education Students
Feeling like part of a team can be difficult for students with special needs. This lesson offers team building activities designed to be completely inclusive of students of all abilities, including special education students.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
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