The Special Educator s Toolkit

Author: Cindy Golden
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing
ISBN: 9781598570977
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

The Special Educator s Tool Kit

Author: Sarah J Barratt
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 8132100603
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Teaching in a Special Education Classroom

Author: Roger Pierangelo
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452280614
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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These guidelines for special education teachers cover gathering student information, classroom design, meeting with parents, evaluation, assessment, classroom management, instructional interventions, and grading options.

A Survival Guide for New Special Educators

Author: Bonnie S. Billingsley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118095685
Format: PDF, Docs
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What every special education teacher needs to know to survive and thrive A Survival Guide for New Special Educators provides relevant, practical information for new special education teachers across a broad range of topic areas. Drawing on the latest research on special educator effectiveness and retention, this comprehensive, go-to resource addresses the most pressing needs of novice instructors, resource teachers, and inclusion specialists. Offers research-based, classroom-tested strategies for working with a variety of special needs students Covers everything from preparing for the new school year to behavior management, customizing curriculum, creating effective IEPs, and more Billingsley and Brownell are noted experts in special educator training and support This highly practical book is filled with checklists, forms, and tools that special educators can use every day to help ensure that all special needs students get the rich, rewarding education they deserve.

The Data Collection Toolkit

Author: Cindy Golden
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781598579246
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Preparing Effective Special Education Teachers

Author: Nancy Mamlin
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462503098
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Rigor for Students with Special Needs

Author: Barbara R. Blackburn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317801326
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This practical, easy-to-read guide explains how to raise the rigor for students with special needs so they can achieve higher levels of learning. Learn how to set clear goals and expectations establish a climate of success scaffold and model lessons use graphic organizers and "think-alouds" apply modifications and accommodations use rigorous questioning strategies differentiate instruction increase family involvement Get even more out of this book by discussing it with others! It’s ideal for study groups and the appendix features a detailed guide on how to make it work for your group! Bonus! You get a great variety of handy black line masters for use in your own classroom.

The Co Teaching Book of Lists

Author: Katherine D. Perez
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118017447
Format: PDF
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Practical strategies for teachers who share classroom teaching responsibilities Filled with down-to-earth ideas, suggestions, strategies, and techniques, The Co-Teaching Book of Lists provides educators with a hands-on resource for making the co-teaching experience a success. Written by educator and popular teacher trainer Kathy Perez, this book gives educators a classroom-tested and user-friendly reference for the co-taught classroom. Topics covered include: roles and responsibilities; setting up the classroom; establishing classroom climate; effective accommodations and modifications for students; goal-setting; negotiating conflicts; scheduling issues; and more. Author Katherine Perez is a popular presenter and workshop leader for Bureau of Education and Research and Staff Development for Educators Offers best practices and helpful strategies for making co-teaching a success Includes a wealth of ideas that are both practical and easy to implement This easily accessible reference presents numerous positive and ready-to-use tips, strategies, and resources for collaborative teaching and student success.

Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book

Author: Rich Weinfeld
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593633092
Format: PDF, ePub
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Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book: What You Can Do Now to Advocate for Your Exceptional Child's Education is a unique handbook that teaches parents how to work with schools to achieve optimal learning situations and accommodations for their child's needs. From IEPs and 504 Plans, to IDEA and NCLB, navigating today's school system can be difficult for even the most up-to-date, education savvy parent. Special needs advocates Rich Weinfeld and Michelle Davis provide parents and professional advocates with concise, easy-to-understand definitions and descriptions of legal terms and school regulations, along with checklists, tips, questionnaires, and other tools. Topics covered in this handy guide include gathering accurate information about a child's education, navigating school meetings, understanding education law, and best practices in the classroom, working effectively with parents and school systems, discovering educational options beyond the standard, and much more. Parents and advocates not only will feel informed by Weinfeld and Davis' vast knowledge of the inner workings of the school system—they'll be empowered to help their kids succeed in school.