The Hidden Curriculum What it is and why do I have to teach it?
Directions: This menu is a tool for you to use as you progress through the Paraeducator Course. Whenever you come across topics about which you would like more information, place a checkmark next to the topic and indicate in the Notes column any specifics (for example, in #1 indicate which disability). For each topic checked make an entry in the Paraeducator Personal Development Plan. Paraeducator Development Plan Menu 25. 24. 23. 22. Other 21. Basic Educational Terminology 20. How to be a “Shadow” in a student Care Center 19. Early Intervention 18. Sensory Impairment 17. Safety Issues 16. Communication Issues 15. Socialization Issues 14. Confidentiality 13. Restraint Techniques 12. Job Coaching 11. Data Collection 10. Behavioral Strategies 9. Sign Language 8. Transportation 7. Orientation and Mobility 6. Assistive Technology and Adaptive Equipment 5. Toileting 4. Feeding (food issues) 3. Lifting 2. Instructional Strategies 1. Characteristics of the Disability Notes Topics
Paraeducator Development Plan When will I complete this? What action steps am I going to take? Where can I get the information/ training? What topics do I need to know more about for my job?
Teaching the Hidden Curriculum SOLVE Strategy Myles, 2004, with permission Educate…teach and learn Knowledge is power! Educate E Vocalize…ask questions, check for understanding Vocalize V Listen to what people are saying and NOT saying Listen L Observe what people are doing and NOT doing Observe O Seek to understand all aspects of the Hidden Curriculum Seek S
Take 5 deep breaths, exhaling slowly after each breath.
Close your eyes and slowly count from 1-20.
Listen to your favorite CD with your
Go to a quiet place and look
at cooking magazines.
Teaching the Hidden Curriculum The Incredible 5 Point Scale Buron, K.D. & Curtus,M. (2004) 1 2 3 4 5 I can try Feels like Looks like Rating Name
Teaching the Hidden Curriculum The Incredible 5 Point Scale Buron, K.D. & Curtus,M. (2004) Stay that way A million bucks Playing hockey 1 Enjoy it while it lasts Good Regular kid not weird 2 Stay away from other kids Bad mood or grumpy Quiet sometime rude talk 3 Go to see Mr. Peterson Nervous Screaming and almost hitting 4 Call my mom go home My head will probably explode Kicking or hitting 5 I can try Feels like Looks like Rating Name
Buron, K.D. & Curtus,M. (2004). The Incredible 5-Point Scale: Assisting student s with autism spectrum disorders in understanding social interactions and controlling their emotions. Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Company.
Gagnon, E. (2001) The Power Card Strategy: Using Special Interests to Motivate Children and Youth with Aspergers Syndrome. Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Company.
Myles, B.S.,Trautman, M.L., &Schelvan, R.L. (2004). The Hidden Curriculum: Practical Solutions for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations.
Winner, Michelle Garcia. (2002) Thinking About You Thinking About Me. San Jose, CA: Michelle G. Winner Publisher.