Purpose and Goals:
The ultimate goal of this program is to provide a way for students with challenging behavior to be in school so that they
can participate in instruction to the greatest extent possible. The support classroom provides a safe place for students to
go when they are not able to handle the regular classroom setting. Hopefully, the supports provided will either prevent
problems or address problems before they escalate to a level that causes a severe disruption. We try to eliminate or
modify triggers that cause frustration which lead to problems. We try to increase competence in the following areas: self-
regulation, communication skills, social skills, and academic skills.
The program consists of three students, three teacher assistants and one special education teacher. This allows the
appropriate coverage for the majority of situations that arise.
In the support classroom, each student has a study carrel (or two) so that they have a place of their own for their
belongings, as well as a (sort of) private place to sit and do class work or just be alone. We also have a couple of tables
in the room where everyone can come together to eat lunch, play games or work on assignments.
Our current schedule is below. It has gone through many adaptations! While structure and stability is important, it is also
important to be flexible enough to make changes as needed. The regular classes are in bold. (Some are resource.) For
the classes that they do with me (for instance Cole’s Math), he is enrolled in the actual class and I work with the teacher to
get assignments and let her know grades, etc. Then she puts it in PowerSchool.
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