In this assignment, you will be given a classroom scenario that will allow you to practice your ability to foster collaboration between a classroom teacher and an assisting paraeducator.
Ms. Neeser is a first year special education teacher working within an inclusion classroom of 30 students. Four of her students have learning disabilities and two have emotional disabilities. She is very excited about her placement and is even more excited that there is a paraeducator assigned to her classroom. The paraeducator, Ms. Taylor, has been working for the district for over ten years and is approximately 25 years older than Ms. Neeser. In their first interaction, Ms. Nesser felt Ms. Taylor was not taking her seriously and seemed to disregard any suggestions that she had about organizing the classroom, making comments like, “Oh, that never works!” and “That’s cute that you think the kids are going to listen!”
Based on the scenario, devise a plan for Ms. Nesser to address the situation with Ms. Taylor that fosters collaboration. Describe your plans for Ms. Nesser in a 1,000-1,250- narrative that is supported by three or more scholarly articles and includes the following:
- Goals for collaboration.
- Roles and responsibilities of the teacher.
- Roles and responsibilities of the paraeducator.
- How communication will be conducted.
- How supervision of the paraeducator will be handled.
- How conflicts will be resolved.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.