For alot of High School special needs students you need to:
Have clear objectives for each lesson.
Need to understand how to use media.
Need to understand that each student is to use their own creativity.
Have examples of the lesson at various stages.
Have posters with the steps of the lesson. Each poster should have only 3
steps on it as:
Special ed students can not remember long explainations.
Only explain one stage at a time. Don't be wordy. Don't start talking
about sometihng else. Ask if there are any quick Questions.
They are expected to reread a STAGE poster and /or ask another student
before asking the teacher a question. Then when they ask you they are to
read to you the Stage and explain it.
Also special ed students can not stay on task if there is alot of noise or
talking in the room. But they can handle appropriate music.
Remember seating is very important no ADHD student should be sitting next
to another ADHD student.
By having examples and stage posters faster students can usually work
ahead on their own.
Have mini assignments ready for fast workers to do.
You need to be apart of these students IEP OR 504 PLAN development.
You need to ask. What coping skills is the special ed teacher teaching to
have these students become independent learners? What observation and
listening skills are they taught?
They also can work on their art assignment in their special ed class.
Have a box of media and paper there.
Send the art lesson objectives and steps plus handouts etc.to the special
ed teacher before you start the lesson.
They need to know that they are expected to complete one to ? STAGES in a
class period. These student should have behavior, observation, lesson
accomplishment and partitpation grades each class to make them accountable
and to make them feel successful.