The Special Educator s Tool Kit

Author: Sarah J Barratt
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 8132100603
Format: PDF
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The Special Educator's Tool Kit is an informative yet practical guide to help teachers and parents involved in educating children with Special Educational Needs. It is simple in its layout and practical in its approach. It is a working resource manual to support established lesson plans, existing syllabuses and ongoing research. The book takes the form of a Tool Kit to provide the reader with ideas to make the class room a place of learning, discovery and fun. The tools relate to ideas for planning, assessment, learning and activities to use in the classroom. This book aims to equip teachers and parents to understand the clinical, developmental and educational needs of special children so that they can create meaningful, measurable and unique learning experiences for them. It will also be of benefit to those involved in the training and supervision of mainstream and special needs teachers and medical professionals who provide care for these children and their families.

The Special Educator s Toolkit

Author: Cindy Golden
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing
ISBN: 9781598570977
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Cindy Golden, a seasoned special educator, administrator, and psychologist with almost 30 years of experience, has based this teacher-friendly toolkit on her popular OMAC (Organization and Management of All Classrooms) system&—an innovative approach to creating effective classrooms for students with all types of disabilities. Special educators will get step-by-step, ready-to-use guidance on managing six key aspects of their daily work: Environment. Make the most of every inch of classroom space! Clean out clutter, arrange furniture to improve traffic flow, and construct classroom zones, work stations, and bulletin board displays that support learning. Communication. Implement low-cost communication supports that meet student needs. Make simple picture symbol books, interactive schedules, labels for classroom areas and objects, and more. Teaching Methods and Materials. Determine student needs, create schedules, simplify the IEP process, and pinpoint the best methods for teaching academic, vocational, behavioral, social, and life skills. Behavioral Systems. Organize a successful behavioral system that motivates students, helps them improve behavior and social skills, and uses positive reinforcement techniques. Data and Paperwork. Learn the secrets to creating a simple, logical, highly efficient system for managing paperwork&—so more time can be spent on teaching. Staff and Home Supports. Build trusting, respectful relationships with classroom staff and parents with stress-free strategies like team meetings and home communication notebooks. For each of these critical areas, special educators will discover dozens of proven strategies, vivid examples, and clever tips and tricks to help them make immediate improvements in their classroom. They'll also get a CD-ROM with more than 60 printable forms and tools they can use right away to support learning, safety, and positive behavior."--Publisher.

Preparing Effective Special Education Teachers

Author: Nancy Mamlin
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462503098
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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What tools are in the toolkit of an excellent special educator, and how can teacher preparation programs provide these tools in the most efficient, effective way possible? This practical, clearly written book is grounded in current research and policy as well as the author's extensive experience as a teacher educator. It identifies what special education teachers need to know to work competently with students with a wide variety of learning challenges and disabilities. Chapters present specific guidelines for helping teacher candidates build critical skills for instruction and assessment, get the most out of field placements, and collaborate successfully with other school personnel and with parents.

Mentorship of Special Educators

Author: Jennifer Booker Madigan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452202885
Format: PDF, Docs
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The authors provide a wealth of research-based tools for professional developers to use in multiple settings, including schools with culturally and linguistically diverse students.

The Data Collection Toolkit

Author: Cindy Golden
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781598579246
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The book provides guidance on why and how to collect data in the classroom--and tools that make the process quick and easy.

Grammar Survival

Author: Geoff Barton
Publisher:
ISBN: 0415554055
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Focusing on what you need to know in the classroom, Grammar Survival provides you with the essential knowledge and tools you'll need to teach grammar effectively. This second edition has been updated and restructured to reflect the revised Framework for English and ten new sections have been added, including how to generate ideas, develop viewpoints, improve vocabulary, teach spelling and build reading skills." "Entertaining and practical, this book is ideal for busy newly qualified and practising teachers looking to improve both their pupils' and their own understanding of grammar." --Book Jacket.

Multiple Intelligences in the Elementary Classroom

Author: Susan Baum
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807746103
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book will help teachers design effective curriculum for their students with diverse learning abilities. The authors have created a guided process to apply MI theory to the elementary school classroom. The five, pathways, or approaches examined: Exploration, Bridging, Understanding, Authentic Problems, and Talent Development, represent the ways in which MI can be implemented and nurtured across the elementary grades. The Pathways Model promotes and supports the development of a well-grounded understanding of MI theory to inform goal-setting and planning for using multiple intelligences theory in the classroom. Each pathway addresses a different set of goals and provides appropriate guidelines and examples.

Understanding Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Michelle R. Haney
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412982464
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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As prevalence rates and awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) increase, there is a need for all educators to have a basic understanding of the disorder and how to teach affected children. Understanding Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Educators Partnering with Families introduces, in an accessible manner, the significant body of research and theory in the field of autism within the larger context of understanding the unique socio-cultural dimensions of individuals with ASD and their families. Engaging and user-friendly, Michelle Haney’s text provides future educators insight into the complexity and diversity of children with ASD, the wide range of interventions and processes for make decisions about choosing interventions (teaming with parents to provide optimal educational opportunities), and the personal/professional growth that is likely to take place during such a journey.