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Tips for Working Safely with Students with Special Needs

Working with students with special needs can present unique challenges to school staff. Beyond the typical teaching demands, school staff also face the possibility of injury. Two common causes of injury include: Overexertion related to helping lift and transfer students with special needs. Injuries caused by students, such as hitting, biting, and pulling. It’s important…

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High-Quality PD for Paraprofessionals in Timberlane Regional School District

This case study comes from District Administration’s Special Report on Professional Development, which was originally published in February 2018. Two years ago, Elizabeth Rincon was seeking to end the last-minute scramble to cull professional development for approximately  125 special education paraprofessionals on days when teachers had preplanned PD. “Principals had to either swiftly get something together…

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