Collaboration in Special Education

Fostering Collaboration for a more cohesive school community

Classroom Management

  • Establish and maintenance of a classroom environment is conducive to learning and achievement
  • Good practice includes creating an effective learning environment and a classroom in which students feel safe and secure.
  • Learning is high priority
  • Clear set expectations

Student Relationships

  • Peer tutoring to provide context and make struggling students comfortable in asking for help
  • Reciprocal Teaching with the role of the teacher turned to different students

School Relationships

  • Between faculty and administration, faculty and students and relationships among students
  • Effective leadership promotes student success
  • Encourage extra-curricular activities
  • Effective communication and consistent meetings

Community Relationships

  • Collaboration between the school and the community fosters a environment for success and promotes professional growth
  • Encourage collaboration with posting information about school events as well as community events

Teacher Collaboration

  • Reinforce the need for several teaching styles
  • Promotes higher achievement, greater retention, improved interpersonal skills and increases positive interdependence
  • Promotes fresh ideas in the classroom
  • Cross train all teachers in collaboration

Family Relationships

  • Education starts at home
  • Students with involved family members preform better in school
  • Constantly keep the lines of communication open to promote classroom participation
  • Offer many family centered activities within the classroom or the school to keep involvement high