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- AU: Autism
- BEH: Behavior/Classroom Management
- EC: Early Childhood Resources
- ESE: All Exceptional Student Categories
- G: Gifted
- IP: Instructional Practices
- IT: Instructional Technology
- LA: Language Arts
- P: Parent Education
- PD: Professional Development
- T: Transition
The Autistic Brain – Thinking Across the Spectrum
This is a book written by Temple Grandin who was diagnosed with high-functioning autism. She talks about her own experiences as well as autism science. Grandin introduces neuroimaging advances and genetic research that link brain science to behavior, even sharing her own brain scan to show us which anomalies night explain common symptoms. Grandin also highlights sensory problems and the transformative effects we can have by treating autism symptom by symptom, rather than with an umbrella diagnosis. In addition, Grandin argues that raising and educating kids on the spectrum isn’t a matter of focusing on their weaknesses; in the science that reveals their long-overlooked strengths she shows us new ways to foster their unique contributions. This is a must read book for teachers and parents of children diagnosed with autism. The book also discusses inclusion, literacy, career ideas and connecting ASD students to standards based content. This book is a must read for educators working with ASD students.
Visual Strategies for Improving Communication: Practical Supports for School and Home
Contains numerous strategies to enhance communication interactions for students who experience autism and other moderate to severe communication disorders.
Teaching Language to Children with Autism or other Developmental Disabilities
Main focus of this book is on the use of B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior as a guide for language assessment intervention. The current version of the book represents over twenty-five years of research and revision of the program.
BEH: Behavior/Classroom Management
Journal of Positive Behavior Intervention. Vol. 10 No. 1 Jan 2008
Articles on Positive Behavior Support
Being Good – Rethinking Classroom Management and Student Discipline
Wolk helps you decode issues of character and discipline by offering practical ideas and research driven theories that not only promote democratic values in your teaching but also show you how to use those values when your classroom management skills are tested.
Taming The Spirited Child: Strategies for Parenting Challenging Children without Breaking Their Spirits
Strategies that will quiet the difficulties spirited children have at home and school while exposing the unique special gifts they possess.
The Special Educator's Toolkit
Practical tools for organizing the classroom environment, communication & supports, teaching methods & materials, behavior management, and paperwork, as wells as classroom staff & home supports.
EC: Early Childhood Resources
Developmental Screening in Your Community
This book is designed to help communities improve their efforts to find and service children for early intervention services. It is structured around the G Key components of detection: 1) Program goals. 2) Community public awareness. 3) Centralized contract and referral. 4) Developmental behavioral screening systems. 5) Follow-up. 6) On-going program evaluation.
The Complete Daily Curriculum
This award-winning curriculum for three to six year olds offers a complete plan for every learning style. It is full of new activities based on the latest research about how children learn. Each activity includes a morning message and Home Collections, and many of the original activities have been updated to include ideas for outdoor play. This book contains more than 1,200 activities to engage young children and help them learn.
ESE: All Exceptional Student Categories
Making The Words Stand Still
How to overcome SLD, Dyslexia, & word blindness.
It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend – Helping the Learning Disabled Child Find Social Success
It explores the causes and consequences of “social incompetence.” Drawing on current research and thirty years of experience in residential schools, Richard Lavoie provides powerful strategies for teaching friendship skills in the classroom, on the homefront, and in the community.
How Difficult Can This Be?
The F.A.T. City Workshop, Understanding Learning Disabilities.
Last One Picked, First One Picked On
Learning Disabilities and Social Skills.
Identifying Gifted Students – A Practical Guide
Designed for those who must make decisions early about identifying and serving gifted and talented students. It is especially useful for those who use multiple assessments with a diverse population.
Gifted and Talented in the Early Years
This book combines theoretical perspectives with practical activities on how to ensure that you and your setting can identify and provide for very young children in your care who are gifted and talented. With an emphasis on providing the best learning opportunities for all, there is specialist advice for all staff working in early years settings.
IP: Instructional Practices
Beyond Differentiated Instruction
This book is designed to help educators implement differentiated instruction in their classroom by using a 10-step approach. The book includes case, studies, templates, resources, and tools for each step of the approach. It guides the structure of the learning environment for any K-12 classroom. It is valuable resource when in-corporating differentiated instruction in the inclusive setting.
Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom
This book shows how to apply the principles of UDL across all subject areas and grade levels. It includes practical ways to develop classroom goals, assessments, materials, and methods, as well as specific teaching ideas across all content areas.
This book is an innovative professional development strategy that facilitates change, improves instruction and transforms school culture. Instructional coaching, a research based, job embedded approach to instructional intervention, provides the assistance and encouragement necessary to implement new programs that improve student learning. This book is perfect for coaches and aspiring coaches as well as the staff developers, trainers, teacher leaders, principals, and other educators who work with coaches and oversee coaching programs.
High Impact Instruction
This resource is written for educators – teachers, principals and instructional coaches. It provides a simple and flexible framework that you can customize to fit your working style and students’ needs. It focuses on 4 areas: 1) Content Planning, including using guided questions & learning maps. 2) Formative assessment that enables teachers & students to monitor progress. 3) Instructional practices such as the use of thinking prompts, effective questions, stories and cooperative and authentic leaning. 4) Community building, in which you shape a classroom culture that promotes well-being, creativity, learning, and high expectations.
This book also includes practical tools, including: -Check lists and recommended resources for further reading. -Online resources, including videos that depict high-impact instructional practices, observation instruments and other tools. Suggestions for using the book and videos in coaching and school improvement efforts.
Teacher’s Guide to Inclusive Practices
Easy to read manual written for general and special education teachers, counselors, related services staff and family members. It helps you gain insight into student’s behaviors and discover fresh, proactive ideas on how to help them develop appropriate behavioral skills through: forming more positive relationships, effective communication with peers, and taking a more active role in school and community.
105 Ways to increase motivation and learning.
The Motivation Breakthrough
The Motivation Breakthrough explores proven techniques, strategies and scripts -based on six possible motivational styles that will revolutionize the way teachers and parents inspire children to succeed and achieve.
Blended Practices for Teaching Young Children in Inclusive Settings
Just what teachers need to ensure all students are progressing toward positive outcomes – This resource integrates knowledge and effective practices for all students.
Assessing Young Children In Inclusive Settings
Best practices for teaching young children in inclusive settings and determining need for additional services, monitoring instruction and program effectiveness.
Data Driven Differentiation in the Standards-Based Classroom
Step by Step Guide, to designing differentiated instruction.
Data Analysis For Continuous School Improvement
Shows what data to gather and how to use.
A Trainer’s companion stories to stimulate reflection and conversation and action
Stories that provide jumping off points for reflection and discussions on topics like conflict, diversity and change.
Evaluating Professional Development
Explores effective methods of evaluating professional development.
Shake Rattle and Roll
Ways to create extraordinary learning experiences for students, audiences and training participants.
How To Conduct Collaborative Action Research
Describes how to use process called collaborative action research to improve teaching-learning process.
Collaborative Leaderships Developing Effective Partnerships in Communities & Schools
Practical advice for creating and sustaining collaborations that foster improved student learning.
Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners
This book is designed to help educators reach out to their Spanish speaking families. It breaks down cultural barriers and offers suggestions for increasing parental involvement. Included in the book are letters, homework, contracts, and charts, all in Spanish for the teacher to reproduce.
Interventions Evidence Based Behavioral Strategies for Individual Students
Contains proactive positive and instructional approaches to manage and motivate students.
Teach All, Reach All Instructional, Design & Delivery With TGIF
Teacher Directed Instruction
Guided Practices Activities
Independent Practice Activities
Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom
In the book, Multiple Intelligences In The Classroom, the author, Thomas Armstrong, describes how educators can bring Howard Hardner’s theory of multiple intelligences into the classroom every day. You will find information on how to explore your own intelligences, introduce students to the seven intelligences, develop multiple – intelligence (MI) lessons, conduct MI assessments, and much more.
How to Be an Effective Teacher - The First Days of School
Written to help all teachers "jumpstart" by beginning school successfully. This book is the result of the myriad ideas and techniques that been shared by the legions of educators who have interacted with the Wongs.
From Staff Room to Classroom II
This book has 144 strategies for teaching staff development workshops, professional learning communities, and staff meetings. These proven, easy to use activities are organized into 4 morphological grids, with columns corresponding to the three principles for successful presentations.
- Openers – Capture the audience’s attention – Tell them what you are going to do.
- Meat of the matter: captivate with the information – Do it!
- Closers: close with keepers – Tell them what you did!
Looking Forward to Monday Morning
The author, a former human resources director and school administrator, shares numerous staff appreciation and recognition activities that can be implemented to promote a positive environment and inspire staff members to look forward to the beginning of each new week.
Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 – Teaching Kids to Succeed
This book addresses the relationship between student motivation and risking failure, calling failure a temporary glitch that provides valuable learning opportunities. Se explains motivational theory; provides down –to-earth and often humorous real-life examples; and outlines concrete, applicable guidelines for helping students overcome setbacks and failure to foster lifelong success.
Key topics include:
1. How to help students become more autonomous, enthusiastic, lifelong learners.
2. Why failure is not only an option, but a concrete way of gaining ground.
3. The difference between a peptalk and specific, relevant feed back that enhances self-efficacy.
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Resources for Education Book
Classroom Teachers Survival Guide
Strategies and Management Techniques
A Mind At A Time
Synopsis of learning in minds
Understanding Learning: The How, the Why, the What
Ruby K. Payne, Information guide
The New Science of Learning: Brain Fitness for KIDS
Explores recent breakthroughs in neuroscience and educational research that have led to a new understanding of the learning capabilities of the brain. A growing body of educational neuroscience has shown that under the right conditions, the "plastic" brain of a child is continuously improvable in very fundamental respects. Join host Peter Coyote as he guides us through the halls of learning and the labs of neuroscience to show us how these advances can impact our children’s lives forever.
IT: Instructional Technology
Using Technology with Classrooms that Works
This book is filled with specific examples of how teachers can begin to integrate a variety of technologies to enhance instruction and engage students more fully in the classroom, It also captures the shift from using tools and application on a local computer to using a myriad of new social technologies that reside “in the cloud” online. This book also shows how technology has become a fundamental part of the way we live, learn and teach. Right now, our students (and we) have the change not only to connect with the world, but to change it by sharing and resharing contributions online. We must embrace this moment and these changes.
LA: Language Arts
P: Parent Education
Meaningful Differences, the culmination of Hart and Risley’s decades of collaboration, reveals profound effects of environment on development. This book forces us to reassess not only our views on the origins of intelligence, but also the resources we devote to the development of America’s young children.
PD: Professional Development
How To Give It So They Get It
Trainer’s Bonanza over 1000 Fabulous Tips and Tools
Full of innovative ready to use ideas to make trainings sessions sizzle.
50 Creative Training Closers
Innovative ways to end your training with impact.
Telling Ain’t Training
Full of interactive practical ideas that are easily grasped and can be immediately applied.
Parents and Professionals Partnering for Children With Disabilities
This book has incorporated suggestions from both parents and professionals with in depth discussions, scenarios, practical tips and updated resources to look at the complexity of building and maintaining partnerships between parents and professionals who have or work with kids with disabilities.
Smart Video Conferencing New Habits for Virtual Meetings
Shows how to participate effectively in video conferences.
Character Under Attach What You Can Do About It
Addresses issues of moral relativism, rise of anti-culturalism and philosophical battle behind lack of character in today diminishing values.