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Effective Special Education Teacher: A Practical Guide for Success, The

Effective Special Education Teacher: A Practical Guide for Success, The
Author: Laurie U. deBettencourt - Lori A. Howard
ISBN 13: 9780131961920
ISBN 10: 131961926
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2006-09-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
List Price: $39.40

From respected authors with over 30 years’ combined experience in the field of special education, comes this new book written specifically for the special education teacher. The Effective Special Education Teacher: A Practical Guide for Success empowers its readers by preparing them for their classrooms. The book guides special education teachers to success by: helping them to develop a professional portfolio while demonstrating evidence of competency in self-selected areas (e.g., behavior management, collaboration); guiding them in writing lessons plans and IEPS; offering suggestions on how to choose effective instructional and behavioral techniques; including research that supports the methods discussed in the book; suggesting websites for further information; incorporating reflection journal activities; and gives guidance on being evaluated by supervisors. Additionally, the book features reproducible templates and rubrics that can be used by in the classroom, and introduces valuable information to the teacher about professional and ethical standards in the field of special education.


  • Many templates are provided-Teachers can easily copy and use within their classrooms.
  • CEC Ethics and Standards are provided-A resource for teachers as well as supervisors.

  • Vignettes of New Teacher’s Experiences-Vignettes illustrate real life situations related to the topic of each chapter.

  • Related Websites for Each Chapter-Teachers can easily find further information on each topic by accessing websites provided.

  • Reflection Journal Activities-Becoming an effective teacher involves learning to become reflective. The journal activities assist teachers in keeping a reflective journal.

  • Chapter Activities-Activities easily completed in a teacher’s classroom or school are provided for each chapter topic.