Administration

Induction Toolkit for New Special Education Teachers

Strong induction programs help new special education teachers manage their classrooms and improve morale, self-efficacy, and student outcomes. We have curated CEC’s most popular and comprehensive onboarding resources (a combined value of over $700) and developed a step-by-step induction program using this toolkit as a foundation to help you effectively prepare your team of new teachers. The resources can be used in ...

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High-Leverage Practices in Special Education: The Final Report of the HLP Writing Team

Special education teachers, as a significant segment of the teaching profession, came into their own with the passage of Public Law 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, in 1975. Since then, although the number of special education teachers has grown substantially it has not kept pace with the demand for their services and expertise. The roles and practice ...

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What Really Works With Exceptional Learners

Teachers in today’s classrooms work with a diverse group of students, including many who have special education needs, and are often pressed to know a little something about everything. In What Really Works With Exceptional Learners, editors Wendy Murawski and Kathy Lynn Scott present another reader-friendly resource full of experiences and evidence-based practices to empower any educator. The editors and ...

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Charting the Course: Special Education in Charter Schools

Throughout the United States, increasing numbers of students are being educated in charter schools. Although the educators in these schools may think they are prepared to tackle any problem related to teaching and learning, personnel, financial management, and community relations, many charter schools are overwhelmed by the need for complying with federal rules and regulations while at the same time ...

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7 Steps for Success

The transition from high school is challenging for any student, but for young adults with disabilities, it can be even more difficult. In addition to adjusting to increased academic demands in an environment where there is less structure and support, students have to navigate a disability services system that is very different from the one they knew in high school. ...

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The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers

Since its first publication, The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers has helped novice teachers bridge the gap between training and classroom practice. This all-new edition, updated to reflect the needs and priorities of 21st-century special educators, offers practical guidance on such topics as roles and responsibilities, school environment and culture, classroom organization and management, collaboration with other professionals, and ...

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A Principal’s Guide to Special Education, Third Edition

An essential handbook for educating students in the 21st century since its initial publication, A Principal’s Guide to Special Education has provided guidance to school administrators seeking to meet the needs of students with disabilities. The third edition of this invaluable reference, updated in collaboration with and endorsed by the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Association ...

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CEC Professional Library

Continually updated to include CEC’s most recent and relevant publications, the CEC Professional Library is an essential collection of foundational work in the field of special education. This collection is an essential reference and resource for teachers, administrators, and teacher-educators. The set includes: What Every Special Educator Must Know: Professional Ethics and Standards (aka: The Red Book, 2016) A Principal’s Guide ...

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What School Counselors Need to Know About Special Education

School counselors, along with principals, are throughout the United States the individuals primarily responsible for ensuring that students who require classroom accommodations under a Section 504 Plan are appropriately serviced. Counselors also sit on multidisciplinary team meetings, crisis intervention teams, and IEP teams – and are essential to the development of schoolwide positive behavior support programs. However, many school counselors ...

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Leading the Co-Teaching Dance: Leadership Strategies

Learn how to implement co-teaching in your school! This invaluable resource provides school leaders with the strategies, resources, best practices, techniques and materials they will need to establish and maintain successful co-teaching teams in their schools. The authors draw on their experience and research to address the critical key factors: defining what co-teaching is and is not, understanding the menu ...

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Building Alliances: A How-to Manual to Support Transitioning Youth

Building Alliances presents the core principles and practices of collaboration that best support transition-aged youth with disabilities—and their families. Val Mazzotti and Dawn Rowe discuss the key roles and responsibilities of youth and their families, school personnel, and community service providers. A series of “research in practice” vignettes illustrates how to implement evidence-based strategies and activities, providing a step-by-step approach to building and facilitating effective collaboration, ...

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Solving Disproportionality and Achieving Equity

According to federal data, black students are more than three times as likely as their white peers to be suspended or expelled. As a school leader, what do you do when your heart is in the right place, but your data show otherwise? In Solving Disproportionality and Achieving Equity, Edward Fergus explores the biases that create barriers to the success ...

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Webinar: Building Resilience in Special Educators

Special educators have demanding jobs that require high levels of energy and resilience. You’re probably stressed by these demands, but haven’t been prepared to effectively manage it all. Eventually, job stress escalates to the level of burnout, which has far-reaching consequences that ultimately impact students. With effective coping resources, however,you can build resilience to burnout, optimize your job performance, and ...

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Inclusion Success Set

Students in today’s general education classrooms differ from one another in needs and abilities, degrees of academic readiness, and levels of interest. They also bring an array of individual learning profiles with them to class. To meet the needs of this increasingly diverse population, all teachers should be able to differentiate instruction. This Inclusion Success Set has the resources you ...

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Recognize, Respond, Report: Preventing and Addressing Bullying of Students with Special Needs

Bullying in schools is a national problem that affects a high percentage of students with disabilities. This ready-to-use guidebook gives K–12 educators, administrators, and school counselors the research-based interventions they need to stop bullying in its tracks—and prevent it before it starts. Recognize, Respond, Report presents the core components of preventing and addressing bullying and disability-based harassment at the district ...

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