Collaboration… that’s a pretty tricky topic that can be difficult for so many teachers (special education and general education teachers alike). While they are few and far between, there are some teachers out there that think they know it all, and you best not be telling them what to do (and they typically do NOT know all). That can be so so hard. As a behavior teacher, I was not only responsible for my self-contained students, but I also served as a resource teacher, social skills teacher, and case manager for students with behavior plans in general education. It was a fairly unique role, but it allowed me the opportunity to collaborate with so many teachers, aides, administrators, and related service providers. So here are my top tips for collaborating with general education teachers and related service providers.
As a general note, I refer to teachers throughout these tips but it really applies to any staff member you might need to collaborate with.Continue reading “Creating a Collaborative Atmosphere with Gen Ed Teachers”