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Episode #181: My First Year as a School-Based Educator

Are you transitioning into a school-based SLP role? Let me share the gems of wisdom I have learned looking back on my first year in a public school setting. I am back with another short episode for my summer series, sharing 5 top tips and strategies as a school-based SLP!

  1. The administrative assistant and the custodian are your best friends, go out of your way to be kind and friendly because they can help you SO much!
  2. You will NOT have all the answers. It’s okay to ask when you don’t know something; “I’m not sure about that, let me ask” can be your magic words.
  3. Find a mentor. Yes, in your first year, you’ll have a CYF supervisor if you’re an SLP, but if you’re a BCBA and need more support, find a mentor you can lean on and learn from. (We’re here for you in the ABA Speech Connection).
  4. Try to analyze and take notes about what you do and don’t love in your job, so you know what to look for in the next role.
  5. Listen more, talk less. You’re learning the lay of the land; do your part, but take time to listen and take in the culture of your workplace.

No matter if you’re an SLP, BCBA, teacher, Para-Pro, or RBT and you’re working in a school, let me know what you thought of this episode! Help me get the word out that we are talking about important things over here!

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What’s Inside:

  • Summer Series: bite-sized episodes packed with knowledge.
  • 5 tips and strategies for school-based professionals.
  • What I wish I knew working in a public school setting.

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