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  • Remember that reprimands and negative consequences may stop an undesirable behavior for a short time, but continued positive interactions and clear expectations are more likely to change the behavior over time.
  • If you have a student with a cognitive impairment in your class, always make an effort to include them directly in discussions and activities. Do not assume their ability level based on their label.
  • Getting things done is not always what is most important. There is value in allowing others to learn, even if the task is not accomplished as quickly, efficiently or effectively. - -R.D. Clyde
  • Keep in mind that not all students (especially those with disabilities) understand sarcasm or 'figures of speech'. They often take what you say literally so be aware of your words and actions that could be misinterpreted.
  • Always model the behaviors that you expect from your students. They will watch you and learn not only from what you say, but how you behave.
  • Be proactive.......begin the year by posting a clear set of classroom rules for all of your students. When your expectations are in place from the start, there will be less confusion in your classroom.