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Paraprofessionals in the Classroomby Betty Ashbaker and Jill Morgan honors the paraprofessional role of support to the teacher and to student learning. Designed as a primary text for Associate Degree, certificate, and inservice programs for current and aspiring Paraprofessionals in Title I, Gifted, or special education programs, it has been extensively field-tested with educators in both rural and urban settings, and in several states. It models the techniques of effective instruction in a friendly, comprehensive, practical, and jargon-free manner, while providing concepts in basic classroom skills. Each of the chapters presents new information in small steps with frequent reviews, provides examples of good practice of teachers and paraprofessionals working with students, and guides trainees through practice activities. This new text includes "Extending Your Learning" features at ends of all chapters so as to provide paraprofessionals an opportunity to expand on chapter knowledge. Classroom scenarios are frequently used throughout the text to illustrate concepts and techniques for the reader. Numerous forms and exercises of immediate and practical use to Paraprofessionals are also included. Case studies appear at the ends of chapters (as well as on the Companion webite) to help readers learn how to apply new knowledge to practical situations.
Table of Contents
Background and Context
What Is a Paraprofessional?
Paraprofessional Titles: A Rose by Any Other Name
What Is a Paraprofessional?
Facts about Paraprofessionals
Extending Your Learning: Paraprofessionals in Other Countries
The U.S. Educational System
Education at the National Level
Education at the State Level
Education at the School-District Level
Extending Your Learning: Self-Evaluation Exercise
How Are Paraprofessional Duties Assigned and Defined?
Role Definitions and Restrictions at Federal Levels
Individual State Requirements
School-District and School Guidelines
Extending Your Learning: A Case Study
Standards for the Paraprofessional Roles
Entry-Level Job Requirements
Option C: A Paraprofessional Assessment
Skills Necessary to Be Effective on the Job
Extending Your Learning
ParaPro and WorkKeys
The Learning Environment
Organization and Management of the Learning Environment
The Teacher's Role as Classroom Manager
How Curriculum Requirements Impact Classroom Organization
The Teacher's Role in Selecting Curriculum
How Achievement Standards and Testing Impact Classroom Organization
Extending Your Learning: Identifying Your Responsibilities for the Learning Environment
Learner Characteristics: Cognition
Metacognition and Learning Styles
Degrees of Intelligence or Exceptionalities
Culture, Ethnicity, and Diversity
Extending Your Learning: Case Study 1: Fun, Discipline, or Misunderstanding?
Case Study 2: First Impressions
Sample Seating Charts for Data Collection
The Importance of Instructional Supervision
Who Is Your Supervisor?
Actively Seeking Supervision
Extending your Learning
Old Enough to Be Her Mother
Effective Instruction, Curriculum, and Student Abilities
How Do I Know If My Students Are Learning?
The Effective Instructional Cycle
Extending Your Learning: Monitoring Student Understanding
Monitoring Instructional Effectiveness
The Relationship Between Teacher Behavior and Student Outcomes
Monitoring Learning? Or Monitoring Teaching?
Monitoring Progress Toward Student Goals
Providing Appropriate Feedback to Students
Extending Your Learning: Questions I Ask
Evaluating Questions and Student Responses
Increasing Academic Learning Time
Monitoring Student Use of Time
Methods for Observation and Recording
Educator Use of Time
Extending Your Learning: Ideas for Facilitating Transitions
Student Behavior and Classroom Management
Setting, Teaching, and Adhering to Classroom Rules
Classroom Routines and Procedures
Rewarding/Recognizing Appropriate Behaviors
Extending Your Learning: Applied Behavior Analysis
Proactive Planning for Effective Management of Student Behavior
Dealing with Inappropriate Behaviors
Professional and Ethical Behavior
Who Decides What Constitutes Professional Behavior?
Situations Requiring Professionalism
Extending Your Learning: Confidentiality and the ADA
Reflection and Self-Evaluation
Evaluation of Students and Evaluation of Adults
The Reflective Practitioner
Monitoring Through Observation Data
Setting Your Own Goals for Improvement
Extending Your Learning: Questions for Self-Evaluation
Extending Your Learning: Items for Inclusion in a Paraprofessional Portfolio
Glossary: Terms Used in Education
Acronyms Often Used in Special Education
IDEIA '04: Terms from Special Education Law
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