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The Roles and Responsibilities of a Resource Teacher

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Danielle Cole

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Indirect Activities
That Support
in the Classroom
(25-35% time) Direct Service
to Students
(25-35% time) Indirect Service in
Support of
Student Special
Education Plans
(20-35% time) Activities that
to Provincial
(10-25% time)
- Working with small
groups of students
inside the classroom
- Working with small
groups of students
outside the classroom
- Working directly with
students outside the
classroom - Reading and interpretation of
provincial and district polices and
guidelines relating to programs
and services for children with
- Liaise with other government
departments, community agencies,
service providers in support of
Education Policy. - Observations and other
forms of data collection
(assessment) and analysis
- Preparing reports
- Record and file keeping
- Participation in problem-
solving meetings
- Student services team
meetings case management Advocate of Inclusion:
- Curriculum consultation and
planning to assist with inclusive
and differentiated classroom
- Special projects or co and extra-
curricular activities that support
inclusion References:

Background Photo retrieved from http://www.msstech.com/blog/2012/10/23/get-your-head-out-of-the-clouds/

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. (2012) Government’s Response to the Recommendations of: Strenghtening Inclusion, Strenghtening Schools. Action Plan for 2012-2013, p. 104

Department of Education: Student Services Branch (1994). Teacher Assistant Guidelines for Standards of Evaluation. New Brunswick: FrederictonTeacher Assistant Guidelines for Standards and Evaluations, pp. 5-6.

The Workload Model by Disney, Estomin, et al (2004) WORKING WITH TEACHERS:
- Working with teachers in the
classroom through modeling and/
or co-teaching
- Working with teachers after
modeling or co-teaching a learning
activity (feedback, reflection, etc.)
- Collaborating with classroom
teachers on the implementation of
special education plans
-Co-planning various special
education plans and development
of lessons with teachers and
- Share/communicate/help staff
understand exceptionalities, learning strategies, available technology, etc.
- Preparing professional development
sessions for teachers (ie: training day,
staff meeting, etc.)
- Researching successful strategies
and staying current on instructional
methods as a foundation for professional
- Participating in professional
development sessions organized
by the school, the district, the
university, the Department, etc. MEETINGS:
- Participating in the
school's strategic team
- Attending meetings with
various professionals outside
the school environment
(speech language pathologists,
occupational therapists,
social workers, etc.)
- Attending school-based
meetings (collaborative
team, staff meetings, etc.) Supervision and Management of
Educational Assistants:
- Help identify, in collaboration with the classroom teacher and educational assistant, the educational assistants' specific job functions based on needs of the student(s)
- Provide input regarding the evaluation of the educational assistants
- Inform EAs when special needs students are absent so that the teacher assistants' schedules can be adjusted
- Invite EAs'participation in extra curricular class and school functions
- Implement communication with educational assistants through documentation (e.g. communication book, log book), regular meetings for collaborative monitoring, and discussion
- Model the confidentiality of the student-school relationship to allow opportunities for teacher assistants to have input into program adaptations
- Resolve conflicts with EAs, only after issues have been dealt with at the classroom level
- Support EAs on various domains (emotional, instructional, professional, behavior
management, etc.) COMMUNICATION:
- Network between teachers/other
professionals – liaison
- Communicating with various
professionals in search of information
(ie: email, telephone, letter, etc.)
- Talking to other schools about students
- Communication with EAs and students
- Communicating with parents
(telephone calls, case conferences,
emails, letters, etc.) OTHER Duties:
- Classroom teaching (time
spent teaching during the day
where you are responsible for
a class group or prescribed
- Working in unexpected
situations (injured student,
students outside classroom,
teacher substitution, etc.)
- Carrying out administrative
tasks related to all
teachers (supervision, etc.) The
Roles and
of a Resource Teacher
by Danielle Cole
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