What is an Inclusion Teacher ?
Inclusion teachers are special education teachers who have been matched with regular education teachers to co-teach. We are there to support students with special needs, to make sure that accommodations listed on the students' IEP's are implemented, and to support the teacher. We have many roles. Sometimes we will be in the front of the classroom along with the regular education teacher teaching the material to the whole class. Sometimes we are circulating the classroom to make sure students are following along. We will work with small groups to re-teach information or to provide additional academic support. We also offer support and assistance to any student who has questions or needs something re-explained. We support classroom management and provide positive and negative consequences for behavior. We make parent phone calls and have parent conferences. We have access to student information and grades and participate in some classroom grading.