As a former special education teacher, I, know all too well, the time, work, and sometimes, yes, frustration that is involved with lesson planning. With schools across the nation back in session for the academic year, September has always proved to be one of the busiest months of the year. Trying to get students acclimated to classes after the long summer break can be difficult, and educators’ professional development needs often gets moved off the priority list.
When my colleagues and I started to develop the Healthy Relationships Curriculum years ago, I immediately understood the benefits it provides to educators. Not only was it developed by individuals that are passionate about special educational programming, but it was also designed to save educators time, so they can teach their students more efficiently and effectively.
Our team understands that standardized requirements and IEPs can often be in direct conflict with one another. Our Healthy Relationships Curriculum addresses these divergent priorities, giving you the tools you need to prepare your students.
In fact, our Healthy Relationships Curriculum provides many benefits for instructors so they can achieve real results with students. These benefits include:
- Our Healthy Relationships Curriculum fitting seamlessly into lessons/activities you have already developed.
- Our Healthy Relationships Curriculum is designed to meet IEP efficiency standards, so you will not need to worry about your lessons being scrutinized.
- Our Healthy Relationships Curriculum addresses real world life skills to prepare students for adulthood.
- Our Healthy Relationships Curriculum comes ready to use and has built in measurement tools to gauge students learning outcomes.
And just don’t take my word for it! Our Healthy Relationships Curriculum has helped countless educators navigate the unique challenges that arise in their classrooms. Take for example Alicia, an Autistic Support/Life Skills Teacher at Carlynton School District in Pennsylvania. Alicia told us that she appreciated how the program not only provides “great information” for her students, but it served as a professional development for herself.
The professional development and support that our Healthy Relationships Curriculum provides is one of the key features that make it stand out from other educational programs. I spent more than 20 years as a special education teacher & now a supervisor and have never come across a program that simultaneously supports educators and students. I would encourage you to look at our sample lessons and request a free demonstration of our Healthy Relationships Curriculum! You can also contact us at any time by reaching out through our the chat function on the website. We are always happy to take questions from educators in live time.
Author: Jen Falkowski, MEd — Supervisor of Special Education