During the middle of summer, many people feel that educators are relaxing and enjoying their time off. Nothing could be further from the truth! In fact, the average teacher spends 12 hours a week researching and developing lesson plans. This time could be better spent helping students achieve their goals.
That’s why the best teachers plan as many of their lessons as possible over the summer. As a former special education teacher, I know from experience that many are hard at work planning for the upcoming school year.
Preparing for the new school year can be especially challenging for special education teachers because they must account for and balance the varying needs of their students. Our Healthy Relationships Curriculum can make the planning process easy and provide you with all the materials and resources to feel prepared for the upcoming school year.
The Healthy Relationships Curriculum comes with an abundance of materials and resources. It includes our ready-to-use curriculum manual that features easy-to-use modules to guide you in planning future lessons. Our program also features over 180 role-play & demonstration videos, over 60 scenario cards to help students practice real-life skills, role-playing games, and an interactive guide to help with family involvement.
We also realize that planning everything on your own can be tricky, so we offer guidance and consultations. We want to be your partner and offer support as you work through daily or challenging topics throughout the year.
Since special educators and counselors have thoughtfully designed our program, I am confident that you will find exactly what you and your students need with it. They know what you are looking for in a curriculum and what does not work. In my 20 years working in special education, I have never seen a program that supports both students with their needs, while teaching students social skills through activities.
But don’t just take my word for it. While planning your lessons for next year, I encourage you to look at a sample lesson to see what our program is all about. After that, please request a free demonstration of our Healthy Relationships Curriculum so you can start teaching it!
Author: Jen Falkowski, MEd — Supervisor of Special Education