DQ 1: Social and emotional well-being is important for students to be confident in the school environment. If a student is struggling socially and/or emotionally, often little to no learning occurs. Writing specific and measurable social/emotional goals can assist students with replacement behaviors that provide them with strategies to enhance their social interactions and improve emotional health.
Marissa is a six-year-old student in a first grade classroom. She is a very withdrawn student and does not initiate interaction with her peers. When her peers try to interact with Marissa, she does not reciprocate conversation or engage in play. Marissa appears to be socially awkward and has a fear of larger groups. Write one specific and measurable goal that includes the target behavior with a replacement behavior to improve Marissa’s social interactions. Justify your goal.
DQ 2: How are a special educator’s interactions with families who have children with disabilities affected by a Christian worldview? Provide examples, citing the “Statement on the Integration of Faith and Work” where applicable.