Happy back-to-school month! All throughout this month, schools over the United States will welcome students back to begin another year of learning. Teachers of students with various needs are ready to welcome them back into the classroom to teach them life and relationship skills. Below are a few tips to keep in mind for this school year and how our Healthy Relationships Curriculum can help you accomplish them.
- Establish a robust curriculum: The most essential step for setting students with various needs up for success is using a curriculum built to tackle their requirements. Without a strong curriculum, students might fail to learn the skills they need to succeed in life. Special education teachers designed our Healthy Relationships Curriculum for special education teachers, so you know you’ll share lessons that work with your students.
- Be adaptable: As special educators know, being flexible with your students is important. Adapting to their learning style will help them succeed. That’s why we include multiple ways to help students learn. Our Curriculum features over 180+ videos, visual cue cards, and role-playing/demonstration scenarios.
- Communication with family is critical: Parents/guardians of students want to be involved in lessons and help their children succeed. Our Healthy Relationships Curriculum encourages parental involvement by sharing videos and online, revisable documents directly with families. We encourage our educators to discuss what their children learn in the classroom and how they can help practice these skills at home.
- Do not teach alone: We know planning the perfect lesson can be difficult. That’s why we offer special educators support and professional development in addition to an outstanding curriculum. This means whenever you have a question or need help, we will be able to guide you through the curriculum and help your students succeed.
Being a special education teacher can be as challenging as it is rewarding. However, teaching a program like our Healthy Relationships Curriculum can help make teaching simple and allow your students to achieve better learning outcomes. Trust me, I have spent over 20 years in special education and have never seen a Curriculum as comprehensive as this. It gives you and your students all the tools you need to succeed.
Teachers all around the country are using our Healthy Relationships Curriculum and seeing their students thrive. I encourage you to take a minute and read their feedback. After reading their stories, please request a demonstration of our Healthy Relationships Curriculum so you can start using it with your students!
Author: Jen Falkowski, MEd — Supervisor of Special Education