401 Practical Adaptations for Every Classroom

Author: Beverly Holden Johns
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 163220956X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Award-winning educator Beverley Holden Johns offers a valuable collection of modifications and accommodations for students with special needs. Busy teachers can put these proven strategies to use immediately with minimal time and expense. The author shares her extensive experience in inclusive settings through concise "3 x 5 card" summaries and relevant examples, in concert with: - Hundreds of adaptations for lectures, worksheets, vocabulary instruction, student response, testing, and the classroom environment - Practical coverage of the legal basis for adaptations, including current updates - The role of adaptations in Individualized Education Programs This book is invaluable for teachers who are new to working with students with special needs. All teachers will gain fresh ideas and discover how applying adaptations can snowball into increased student engagement and optimized learning.

Managing the Cycle of Acting Out Behavior in the Classroom

Author: Geoff Colvin
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483377652
Format: PDF, Docs
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Minimize problem behavior and maximize student success! Acting-out behavior by students manifests in ways that make classroom management and teaching very challenging. Building on a model using seven phases of acting-out behavior presented in the first edition, the newly updated edition draws on new research in applied behavior analysis, sound instructional principles, and functional behavior assessment to deliver a clear roadmap for educators to design interventions in a clear, systematic, and achievable matter. Features include: Managing each phase of the acting-out cycle—from structuring the classroom, to handling escalated behavior, to recovery Case studies that distill concrete action steps from the book’s concepts Checklists, tools, resources, and templates for applying the book’s principles to any classroom

Teaching Kids with Mental Health Learning Disorders in the Regular Classroom

Author: Myles L. Cooley
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575425629
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written for all classroom teachers, this book helps you learn about a wide variety of mental health disorders and learning problems, including how to recognize the symptoms, respond appropriately, and meet students' learning needs. Written by a clinical psychologist, this user-friendly, jargon-free guide describes mental health and learning disorders often observed in schoolchildren, explains how each might be exhibited in the classroom, and offers expert suggestions on what to do (and sometimes what not to do).

Connecting Content and Academic Language for English Learners and Struggling Students Grades 2 6

Author: Ruth Swinney
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452236216
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Create unit plans that will empower your EL students Award-winning teacher Ruth Swinney and Harvard graduate Patricia Velasco focus on the careful planning needed to develop the academic language of all students. For English learners especially, it is critically important to integrate language development with content. What makes this book unlike any other is the detailed guidance it provides in: Encouraging verbal expression in the classroom Planning units that link language with content Using shared reading and writing, read alouds, and conversation

Behavior Management

Author: Thomas M. Shea
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780137085040
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Fires in the Middle School Bathroom

Author: Kathleen Cushman
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595586520
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Following on the heels of the bestselling Fires in the Bathroom, which brought the insights of high school students to teachers and parents, Kathleen Cushman now turns her attention to the crucial and challenging middle grades, joining forces with adolescent psychologist Laura Rogers. As teachers, counselors, and parents cope with the roller coaster of early adolescence, too few stop to ask students what they think about these critical years. Here, middle school students in grades 5 through 8 across the country and from diverse ethnic backgrounds offer insights on what it takes to make classrooms more effective and how to forge stronger relationships between young adolescents and adults. Students tackle such critical topics as social, emotional, and academic pressures; classroom behavior; organization; and preparing for high school. Cushman and Rogers help readers hear and understand the vital messages about adolescent learning that come though in what these students say. This invaluable resource provides a unique window into how middle school students think, feel, and learn, bringing their needs to the forefront of the conversation about education.

Fires in the Bathroom

Author: Kathleen Cushman
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595585702
Format: PDF, Docs
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Since its initial publication in hardcover in 2003, Fires in the Bathroom has been through multiple printings and received the attention of teachers across the country. Now in paperback, Kathleen Cushman’s groundbreaking book offers original insights into teaching teenagers in today’s hard-pressed urban high schools from the point of view of the students themselves. It speaks to both new and established teachers, giving them firsthand information about who their students are and what they need to succeed. Students from across the country contributed perceptive and pragmatic answers to questions of how teachers can transcend the barriers of adolescent identity and culture to reach the diverse student body in today’s urban schools. With the fresh and often surprising perspectives of youth, they tackle tough issues such as increasing engagement and motivation, teaching difficult academic material, reaching English-language learners, and creating a classroom culture where respect and success go hand in hand.

Academic Literacy for English Learners

Author: Cynthia H. Brock
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780807750094
Format: PDF
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This concise resource provides innovative new strategies for supporting English learners in elementary classrooms. The authors delve into the social, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of English learners in American schools, and describe how to teach to each student's strengths and background knowledge. Each chapter provides examples from real classrooms where first, third, and fifth grade teachers are working to serve students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Guided by up-to-date research on disciplinary literacy, these expert authors provide a meaningful guide to integrating best-practices for English learners across content areas-- science, mathematics, and social studies--while fostering high levels of academic proficiency.