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The Classroom Teacher's Guide for Working with Paraeducators:

Catherine Whiteman, Featuring Wendy Dover
4 Disk Set
Running Time:
188 minutes (~ 45 min each)
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Price: $175.00
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Classroom teachers are often confused about what their professional relationship to the paraeducator is.  Who directs the paraeducators's work?  What information should he or she arrive in the classroom with?  What is he or she legally and ethically allowed to do?

This comprehensive video series, The Classroom Teacher's Guide for Working with Paraeducators, answers these questions as well as many more. 

Video 1 covers the following topics:

  • The reasons there are more paraeducators in general classrooms today.
  • How paraeducators support students with special needs.
  • How paraeducator duties have changed over the years.
  • Tthe different roles of the paraeducator, the special education supervisor, and the general education teacher.

47 minutes long

Video 2 covers the following topics:

  • What the general education teacher should know about the paraeducator.
  • Myths about paraeducators and what they may and may not do.
  • Common questions general education teachers have about paraeducators.
  • Information a paraeducator needs from you to hit the ground running.

45 minutes long

Video 3 covers the following topics:

  • Management strategies for the general education teacher.
  • Enhancing the paraeducator's job performance and dealing with problems.
  • What paraeducators want and need from general education teaches.
  • The general education teacher's responsibilities as the immediate supervisor.

44 minutes long

Video 4 covers the following topics:

  • Planning for paraeducators and their duties in the classroom.
  • Planning with paraeducators to meet the needs of students.
  • Levels of partnership between paraeducators and classroom teachers.
  • The duties of the general education teacher in the evaluation process.

46 minutes long

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