Bonus Episode: Inclusion & Paraprofessionals: How to Create the Magic - EB Academics

Bonus Episode: Inclusion & Paraprofessionals: How to Create the Magic

General education teachers often struggle with how to best utilize a paraprofessional in their classroom. Today Jennifer Hofferbe,r from Sped Prep Academy, joins us to help fill in the gaps. 

Tune in now to hear:

  • [2:32] Jennifer begins discussing paraprofessionals and their many different titles.
  • [4:31] Caitlin and Jennifer discuss how most schools are currently utilizing paraprofessionals in their classrooms.
  • [2:13] She explains that step #1 is finding an engaging podcast episode to play in class. 
  • [3:42] Step #2 is to come up with 5-10 questions for students to answer as they listen to the podcast.
  • [4:56] Caitlin tells that step #3 is printing out a transcript of the episode for students to read after listening.
  • [5:31:] Caitlin explains that step #4 is having a focused class discussion using the questions and notes from the podcast episode.
  • [6:13:] She gives examples of additional questions that can be used with any podcast episode to meet the standards.
  • [6:50:] Caitlin shares that step #5 is to reflect on the lesson.
  • [7:15:]She gives a few tips and tricks for holding a successful class discussion.

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Then, pick the date you’re going to teach it in your classroom, and sit back while you watch as your students show up to your classroom pumped about what the day holds…and gush about your class to their parents on the car ride home!

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