Saturday, April 8, 2006

entry plan

I have been working merrily. This past week I have dealt with these issues:
School Culture
Visit the school, visit in the staff room, attend staff meeting, talk to office administrators, other sp.ed. staff, Educational Assistants/Social worker.

School Building
Find the school floor plan, emergency plans, fire exits, take a school walkabout.

Classroom
Create floor plan, room arrangement, seating plan, copy for file.

Board Culture
Talk to Principal, and the sp.ed. team, speak to others who have worked with these kids: parole officer,
Ask Sp.Ed. Principal/Sup't at meeting: get P & P around Special Education in this Board,

Budget
Supplies and materials, any budget? $2500
Create a list of materials: software, supplies, IT? ISA equipment?

Classroom Management

a) classroom timetable
b) student timetable
c) integration plan, teamwork? Cooperative effort?
d) Behaviour management plan (see #7. Safety Below)
Talk to other Day Treatment teachers for information.

Classroom Safety
Code of conduct, classroom covenant – on wall,
Emergency plan, behaviour plan,

Research
Visit McCugh, First Place, check out previous Board's P & P?
new resources books:

Entry Plan for new students
-tour classroom, school, visit class, P and V-P, participate in 'getting to know you activities'. Research some Co-op learning activities.

Personal:
Talk to HR, find the pay scale, benefits, pay methods, get an e-mail account.
Get a copy of the Collective Agreement to learn the rules & rges.

Staff Relations
Visit staff room, find kindred spirits. Phone numbers: phone tree, figure out how to call for a supply teacher.

Duties
Get schedule, figure out school plan, copy floor plan for OT handbook.

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