The holiday season brings a renewed busy schedule for both students and educators. I spent more than 20 years as a special education teacher, and while the holiday season is one of my favorite times during the year, it also can be hard to get your students to pay attention.
Students are often distracted by outside activities during the holiday season. From family gatherings to shopping trips, I always witnessed that my students would appear a little more tired and less engaged in the classroom. Students with varying needs require additional support and specialized instruction in order to keep their interest.
I wish I had access to the Healthy Relationships Curriculum when I taught. I did not come across this program until several years after I left the field. But that is why I jump at the chance to tell any special education teacher, counselor, or educator about it.
The Healthy Relationships Curriculum is a unique educational program that was designed by special education teachers FOR special education teachers. It is highly adaptable and teaches students about critical life and social skills activities. It also equips educators with the resources they need to be successful.
The program includes a curriculum manual, over 140 videos, outcome tools, and an online portal where you get live access to our team of former educators and counselors. What will keep your students staying engaged though is the 140 videos that feature role-playing and demonstrations on topics like bullying, dating, and personal hygiene. These are very real issues that adolescents with varying needs are dealing with and want to know about.