Structured Learning Classrooms in Special Education
Children with special needs often benefit from the predictability of consistent routines and structure. Structured learning classrooms in special education provide the necessary support in the classroom and throughout the school day to promote student engagement in learning activities, behavior management, communication, and social skills. These Watson Institute structured learning classroom resources provide suggestions, guidelines, materials, data sheets, daily schedule templates, checklists, classroom layout,samples, and more for setting up a structured special education classroom.
When planning a classroom, a visual of the environment can be helpful.
Independent Work Stations in Special Education Classroom
Many classrooms for students on the Autism Spectrum incorporate the use of independent work stations.
Special Education Resources for Teams
Team meetings help staff to work more effectively as a cohesive team. Having a format to follow can promote a productive outcome for team members, especially enabling positive outcomes for their students.
Quality Guidelines Checklist for Special Education Classroom
As teachers begin their new classroom, they can continually assess the components and practices with the Yearly Outcome Form.
Material Charts in Special Education Classrooms
The Material Chart can provide teachers with a general list of materials to purchase when planning a classroom.
Special Education Classroom Schedules Set-up
Once the environment has been designed, teachers need to create schedules for students and for the adults running the classroom.
Special Education Classroom Planning Checklist Tool
The classroom planning checklist provides a beginning roadmap to the teacher.
Special Education Classroom Daily Schedule Templates
Planning schedules help keep students and staff organized
Using Data Sheets in Special Education to Measure IEP Goals
Data collection is an integral part of measuring the accomplishment of goals
Classroom Setup: Building Independence
Pictures and descriptions of possible centers found in classrooms can be seen in the Centers Powerpoint.
IEP at a Glance
Developing a one page IEP is a good starting point to aide in creating the physical environment.