Links for More Information

Communicating Effectively

  1. This American Federation of Teachers article emphasizes how respect and effective communication help educators create a classroom team.
    http://www.ctteam.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/classroom_team.pdf
  2. This web site offers advice on communicating effectively with a supervisor.
    http://work.chron.com/communicate-supervisor-2474.html

Paraprofessional Role (Distinction and Clarity)

  1. This article discusses the role paraprofessionals play in the classroom. http://www.kcdsg.org/files/content/Disability%20Solutions%20Newsletter%20on%20Para%20Professional%20Role.pdf
  2. This article, “Roles and Responsibilities of Paraprofessionals in Their Own Words,” discusses the perspective of 22 paraprofessionals interviewed for the study.
    http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ967108.pdf

Active Listening

  1. This site describes and defines several active listening skills.
    http://www.skillsyouneed.com/ips/active-listening.html – ixzz3mBaGEXxr

Forthrightness

  1. This article, “When Nice Won’t Suffice,” written mostly for teachers, but applicable to paraprofessionals, is about the importance of candor and forthrightness for school change.
    http://learningforward.org/docs/jsd-june-2011/macdonald323.pdf?sfvrsn=2
  2. This articles offers advice on how to give feedback honestly and courteously.
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/resolution-not-conflict/201205/skip-the-criticism-altogether-give-feedback-instead
  3. This web site offers tips on how to give and receive constructive feedback.
    http://www.takeonestep.org/Pages/yourlife/constructivefeedback.aspx

Following Through

  1. This brief article tells which type of goals are most helpful to insure following through on commitments.
    http://www.bc.edu/offices/hr/resources/c-work-goals.html