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What is your experience of working with Learning Support staff in the Middle Years? What do you find most helpful?

Nov 23, 2014 12:51am

Most Learning Support staff are employed to support students with disabilities. Over recent years, there is a greater shift to the main role of the Learning Support staff to support the classroom teacher. Do teachers think they have the time, skill, and knowledge background to support students with disabilities? How could the working partnership between teachers and Learning Support staff be more effective for the student's educational experience?

  • English Language Arts / Math / Science / Social Studies
  • 5-8
  • Assessment / Behavior / Coaching / Differentiation / Engagement / Special Education


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    • Dec 24, 2014 3:17pm

      One thing that I found helpful when I had a para in my classroom a few years ago was time to check in with them each day in regards to planning lessons. This allowed me to share my ideas of how I could use support from them as well as giving them a chance to share ideas to make the lessons more accessible for all students in the classroom.