Latest Paraprofessional educator Stories

2008-07-02 06:00:52

By Patterson, Janice Manning, Maryann WHAT MAKES A TEACHER EFFECTIVE? National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, 2006. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education advances an agenda that calls for extensive teacher preparation. This brochure explains in great detail why all educators need rigorous training in order to perform their jobs effectively. This publication explains the process of teacher preparation by referencing several examples of classroom-...

2007-10-02 09:01:05

By Soukup, Jane H Wehmeyer, Michael L; Bashinski, Susan M; Bovaird, James A ABSTRACT: This study investigated the degree to which students with intellectual and developmental disabilities have access to the general education curriculum and the degree to which such access is related to and predicted by classroom setting and ecological variables. We observed 19 students during science or social studies instruction and collected data with Access CISSAR, a computer-based observation system that...

2007-01-11 03:00:37

By Keller, Cassandra L; Bucholz, Jessica; Brady, Michael P Paraprofessionals are an important part of the instruclional team for students with disabilities. As recently as 10 to 20 years ago, a paraprofessional was often "just an aide." The primary job duties for most paraprofessionals included making copies, monitoring students during lunch, and taking attendance. The Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004), emphasizes the importance of learnercentered...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.