All teachers strive to relate to their students, especially teachers of students with various needs. Relating to students helps them pay attention in class and absorb the information they are learning. The students may also want to ask the teachers questions and feel empowered to do their best in the classroom. However, a language barrier can prevent the students and teachers from properly interacting in the school may occur.
That’s where our Healthy Relationships Curriculum can help. We understand language barriers make it more difficult for students with varying needs to learn the life skills their educators are trying to teach them. To help solve this problem, our resource is designed with home supplements and videos available in English and Spanish.
Our Spanish videos provide the same level of quality instruction as our English videos. They still cover our three essential modules for lifelong success: hygiene, human development, and forming relationships, but they are available in the first language the students speak. These videos feature Spanish-speaking students and take-home Spanish resources that encourage parent/caregiver involvement to reinforce these skills.
Additionally, our program also features an extensive library of videos that demonstrate examples of the student’s skills in the classroom, reinforce the importance of the skills, and show how to use these skills in real-life situations. Our library of videos is accessible not only in the classroom but also at home, making retention of lesson concepts easier with family encouragement and involvement.
Our lessons will help you relate to your students and allow them to access the materials when needed without someone there to translate for them. That’s what helps set our curriculum apart. We continually look for new ways to involve students who speak different languages – whether in the classroom or at home. We make it easy for educators to give the same level of attention and care to students who speak Spanish in their class and build lessons they will understand. We also can provide educators with ongoing consultation to help answer questions and make their lessons the best they can be!
As a special education teacher for more than 20 years, I have yet to see a program with the level of detail that our lesson plans provide. If you think our curriculum might be suitable for your students, please reach out and request a demo!
Author: Jen Falkowski, MEd — Supervisor of Special Education