General Education Teacher Input Form?
I am wondering if anybody has a template or sample of a general education teacher input form? I had one once upon a time in my old school/district and I would give it to the general ed. teacher about a week or so before the IEP and then use that info as I was making my goals and writing the IEP. It was handy because it was often hard to talk to the teachers in person at length about this, due to schedules and being busy, etc. and this way they could fill it out at their leisure and turn it in to me. The one I had addressed academic achievement, behaviors, social/emotional, student strengths, etc. Anyway, I assumed most districts used something like this, and therefore did not take a copy with me when I left.
I left teaching for two years to finish my credential and masters and to help my ailing dad with his small business. I am now back to teaching in another Resource classroom, but in a new school and district. I've been overwhelmed with having to prepare for an IEP in 2 days, and today was my first day! I've had several other frustrations that come with being new and starting late and not having any real support. I've also heard it's hard to pin down the teachers to talk and that I should just e-mail them. Well, I would prefer to give them an input form to fill out, as I used to do. However, when I asked, was told that this district doesn't have anything like that and that I should just "interview" the teacher! Easier said than done! So, I figured I would try here because I've gotten such great advice and support from my fellow SPED teachers! If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions on one to use for my elementary gen. ed. teachers, I would really appreciate it! Thanks in advance!