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Old 08-17-2019, 03:40 AM
 
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In my district, the kids who attend specials with their peers are actually assigned to a certain homeroom, so the other kids in that class get to know them, and see them each time. I'm sure we're lucky that some of it is just the local culture, but they've been taught how to make their classmates with challenges feel welcome, and most are eager to do so. Could your gen ed colleagues recommend "buddies" in their classes who might make an effort to include your students?

I would also ask for a meeting with the specials teachers, and find out what their expectations are. Maybe they're not sure what they're supposed to be doing? If they already have to turn lesson plans in to admin, find out if they'd be willing to cc you a copy. - Then you can e-mail back a quick suggestion of how they could modify it for your students (or occasionally send something appropriate but related for the para to do with them if the specials curriculum would be really out of reach that day).
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