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Suggestions/Guidance please
Old 05-14-2019, 08:52 PM
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I have be asked to interview for an adaptive behavior (AB) teaching position. I have subbed about 20 times in the class and it is not set up like a typical AB program. Before my interview (probably next Wednesday-unsure of the day because it was postponed and we are testing this week), I have to come up with 5 ways to improve the program and 5 ways to ensure success in the gen. ed classroom for the kids in the program. I also have to discuss how I plan on utilizing my para. Both the teacher and the para are leaving at the end of the school year so both will be new. Quick overview of the current program: 1 child is self contained except for 3.5 hrs (the child is in resource/gen ed for lunch-specials). 20 additional kids are checked on throughout the day but are in a gen. ed setting. They are Arded minutes ranging from 1 min to 90 minutes a day but can get extra. The teacher leads 3 social skills groups. Both the para and the teacher handle all behavior calls concerning the 21 students. Teacher complains of not having a conference/lunch time so that is definitely 1 improvement I want to make. I have 5 years teaching experience but they have all been in gen ed. I was also a para for 3.5 years.
Example Schedule:
8:20 self contained child arrives and starts morning work-usually with the para
8:30-9:00 Social Skills group (k-2), self contained child goes to resource from 8:45-9:30
9:00-10:35. both para and teacher are checking on students
10:35-11 para goes to storytime in gen ed class with self contained child
11-12:30 para is covering lunch duty for k-2, teacher is with self-contained child from 11-12-then goes to lunch. para goes to lunch from 12-12:30.
12:30-1 self contained child plays on the computer (free time), teacher leads social skills (2nd-3rd ).
1-2 self contained child goes to resource, para and teacher gets more minutes
2-2:30 social skills group 5th grade and self contained student
2:30-3:00 self contained student gets more free time on the computer
3:00-3:30 self contained child is walked outside to recess, then para and teacher get remaining minutes.
3:30 dismissal

Thank you for the suggestions/ideas

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