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Paraprofessionals in the Classroom

ISBN-10: 0205436889
ISBN-13: 9780205436880
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $44.50
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/9/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
Background and Context
What Is a Paraprofessional?
Paraprofessional Titles: A Rose by Any Other Name
What Is a Paraprofessional?
Facts about Paraprofessionals
Chapter Summary
Extending Your Learning: Paraprofessionals in Other Countries
Answers
The U.S. Educational System
Education at the National Level
Education at the State Level
Education at the School-District Level
Chapter Summary
Extending Your Learning: Self-Evaluation Exercise
CEC Standards
Answers
How Are Paraprofessional Duties Assigned and Defined?
Role Definitions and Restrictions at Federal Levels
Individual State Requirements
School-District and School Guidelines
Classroom Level
Chapter Summary
Extending Your Learning: A Case Study
Author's Comments
Websites
Standards for the Paraprofessional Roles
Entry-Level Job Requirements
Option C: A Paraprofessional Assessment
Skills Necessary to Be Effective on the Job
Chapter Summary
Extending Your Learning
ParaPro and WorkKeys
Paraprofessional Portfolios
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
Chapter Summary
Extending Your Learning: Identifying Your Responsibilities for the Learning Environment
Learner Characteristics
Learner Characteristics: Cognition
Metacognition and Learning Styles
Degrees of Intelligence or Exceptionalities
Culture, Ethnicity, and Diversity
Social Influences
Chapter Summary
Extending Your Learning: Case Study 1: Fun, Discipline, or Misunderstanding?
Case Study 2: First Impressions
Sample Seating Charts for Data Collection
Instructional Supervision
The Importance of Instructional Supervision
Who Is Your Supervisor?
Actively Seeking Supervision
Chapter Summary
Extending your Learning
Old Enough to Be Her Mother
William's Story
Instruction
Effective Instruction
Effective Instruction, Curriculum, and Student Abilities
How Do I Know If My Students Are Learning?
The Effective Instructional Cycle
Chapter Summary
Extending Your Learning: Monitoring Student Understanding
Peer Tutoring
Group Responding
Timings
Teacher-Directed Instruction
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
Chapter Summary
Extending Your Learning: Questions I Ask
Evaluating Questions and Student Responses
Time Management
Increasing Academic Learning Time
Transition Time
Monitoring Student Use of Time
Methods for Observation and Recording
Educator Use of Time
Chapter Summary
Extending Your Learning: Ideas for Facilitating Transitions
Student Behavior and Classroom Management
Managing Behavior
Setting, Teaching, and Adhering to Classroom Rules
Classroom Routines and Procedures
Student Self-Management
Rewarding/Recognizing Appropriate Behaviors
Chapter Summary
Extending Your Learning: Applied Behavior Analysis
Proactive Planning
Proactive Planning for Effective Management of Student Behavior
Application Activity
Dealing with Inappropriate Behaviors
Professionalism
Professional and Ethical Behavior
Who Decides What Constitutes Professional Behavior?
Ethics
Situations Requiring Professionalism
Chapter Summary
Extending Your Learning: Confidentiality and the ADA
FERPA
Reflection and Self-Evaluation
Evaluation of Students and Evaluation of Adults
The Reflective Practitioner
Making Improvements
Monitoring Through Observation Data
Setting Your Own Goals for Improvement
Chapter Summary
Extending Your Learning: Questions for Self-Evaluation
CEC Standards
Extending Your Learning: Items for Inclusion in a Paraprofessional Portfolio
Appendix
Bibliography
Glossary: Terms Used in Education
Useful Websites
Acronyms Often Used in Special Education
IDEIA '04: Terms from Special Education Law
Index

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