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Inclusion strategies that work! : research-based methods for the classroom / Toby J. Karten.


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Karten, Toby J.
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2nd ed. - Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin, c2010.
  • Book
  • xii, 390 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 373-379) and index.
  • List of Inclusive Activities and Worksheets for Teachers and Students Preface Acknowledgments About the Author 1. Examining the Research Base and legal Considerations in Special Education Along with the Reasons for Inclusion Disability Legislation Introduction: Why Do Inclusion Establishing Legislative Knowledge Disability Categories Under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) History of the Americans with Disabiltiies Act (ADA) Civil Rights for Students with Disabilities Under Section 504 Past, Present, and Future Concerns Cooperative Legislative Review Implications of Elementary and Secondary Education Act: ESEA Translating Research to Learning Strategies That Work Inclusion and the Student with Disabilities 2. Understanding the Often Complicated Special Education Terminology Beyond the Words Disability Introspection Being Treated Differently Merits of Individuality Disability Awareness Classroom Suggestions Different Choices Preparation for Successful Inclusion Focusing on Abilities 3. Establishing Successful Inclusive Classrooms Strategies That Work With All Learners Effective Ingredients Applying Diverse Strategies Strategic Curriculum Applications Establishing Prior Knowledge Scoring With Metacognition (Knowing What You Know) The Goal of Special Education Motivating and Personalizing Learning Choices Multiple Intelligences of Students Learning Analysis Concretizing Learning UbD: Understanding by Design UDL: Universal Design for Learning Learning Designs Kinesthetic Connections Sensory Approaches and Learning Modalities 4. Next, Writing and Applying the IEP (Individualized Education Program) Practical Guidelines for Using and Writing the IEP Appropriate Goals and Skills to Consider When Writing an IEP How to Track and Document IEPs Mock IEPs (It's Educationally Prudent!) 5. Introducing Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Issues Into the Curriculum Connecting Cognitive and Affective Skills Addressing Emotional Intelligences Behavioral Approaches for Educators Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) Transitional Services Ways to Teach Social Skills Classroom Climate 6. Reaching and Co-teaching Your Students Building Productive Relationships Collaborating as a Team Classroom Dynamics Inclusion Dilemmas More Lesson Concerns Teen Culture 7. Using the Three R's to Guide Instruction and Assessment 1st R: Reading 2nd R: ' Riting 3rd R: 'Rithmetic Completing the Basics Artful Education Science by Doing, Thinking, and Connecting to the World Valuing Phsical Education Interdisciplinary Approach: Educational Salads 8. Emphasizing Comprehension and Study Skills Learning More About Learning Developing Better Practices Teaching for More Understanding Organized Environments 9. Assessing, Testing, and Grading Your Students Purposeful Assessments User-Friendly Testing Formats Assessment Trends Teacher Tips Testing Changes 10. Working With Parents and Families of Students With Disabilities Valuing Parents and Families Parents, Families, and Teachers as Allies 11. Considering Technology in the Inclusive Classroom Benefits and Promising Futures Classroom/Community Implications and Resourcse 12. Reflecting as Classroom Practice Reviewing and Maintaining Skills Preteach, Teach, Reteach Summing Up the Learning Combining Elements Resource A: Disability Tables Resource B: Organization Resource C: Bibliography Resource D: Alphabetized Acronyms Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
Are you ready to make inclusion work in your classroom? Now in its second edition, this best-selling guide shows how teachers can help students of all abilities learn, collaborate, and achieve. With an interactive, teacher-friendly approach, this comprehensive handbook includes new information on national mandates affecting special education and a wealth of teaching strategies supported by the latest research. Developed for primary and secondary general education and special education teachers, this reference: describes how recent amendments to ADA and IDEIA are changing teaching practices; discusses accommodations, RTI, and different abilities; shows how to adapt teaching strategies, curriculum, and assessment to support inclusion and a learning environment that respects the abilities of all learners; provides numerous, classroom-ready examples of universal design for learning (UDL), understanding by design (UBD), IEPs, and other essential tools for inclusive instruction; guides readers in understanding and addressing a wide range of social, emotional, and behavioural issues; and, offers technology-driven classroom activities and resources to maximize student performance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)

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