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Paraprofessionals in the Classroom: A Survival Guide, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By Betty Y. Ashbaker, Jill Morgan

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 6, 2012

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Designed as a primary text for Associate Degree, certificate, and inservice programs for current and aspiring paraprofessionals in Title I, gifted, or special education programs.


This guide explores the roles and duties of K-12 paraprofessionals in both general education and special education settings.


Using a straight-forward presentation, Paraprofessionals in the Classroom: A Survival Guide, 2/e  covers topics such as behavior, teaching, assessment, and collaboration and outlines how paraprofessionals can support both students and teachers. Grounded in real classroom situations, it also addresses issues such as learner diversity, confidentiality, professionalism, role definition, and self- evaluation. This edition includes more details on supervision, new tactics for behavior management, and tear-out forms designed to help paraprofessionals manage their daily tasks.

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Section I: Background and Context
Chapter 1: Paraprofessional? What's That?
Chapter 2: Instructional Supervision

Section II: Instruction and the Learning Environment
Chapter 3: Critical Components of Effective Instruction

Chapter 4: Monitoring Instructional Effectiveness

Chapter 5: Organization and Management of the Learning Environment

Chapter 6: Learner Characteristics


Section III: Student Behavior and Classroom Management

Chapter 7: Influencing Behavior

Chapter 8: Recognition, Praise, and Sanctions

Chapter 9: Time as a Behavior Management Tool


Section IV: Professionalism

Chapter 10: Laws and Regulations Affecting Paraprofessionals’ Roles

Chapter 11: Professional and Ethical Behavior

Chapter 12: Reflection and Self-Evaluation


Section V: Appendix

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$29.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-305776-8