63 Tactics for Teaching Diverse Learners, K-6

63 Tactics for Teaching Diverse Learners, K-6

By: Bob Algozzine (author), Pamela Campbell (author), Jianjun Adam Wang (author)Paperback

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Evidence-based practices to help you meet students' diverse learning needs in your classroom! This collection presents teacher-tested instructional strategies and tactics that have proven highly successful for primary students with or without disabilities and across content and grade levels. The authors provide a practical, research-based teaching model that focuses on planning, managing, delivering, and evaluating instruction. Readers will find: descriptions of how to teach students with diverse learning styles and needs; feedback from teachers on each of the tactics; indexes for finding practices relevant to a specific subject, grade, or learning difficulty; and, a listing by disability for locating the instructional approach best suited to individual students' special needs.

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Bob Algozzine is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina and project codirector of the U.S. Department of Education-supported Behavior and Reading Improvement Center. With 25 years of research experience and extensive firsthand knowledge of teaching students classified as seriously emotionally disturbed, Algozzine is a uniquely qualified staff developer, conference speaker, and teacher of behavior management and effective teaching courses. He is active in special education practice as a partner and collaborator with professionals in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools in North Carolina and as an editor of several journals focused on special education. Algozzine has written more than 250 manuscripts on special education topics, including many books and textbooks on how to manage emotional and social behavior problems. Pam Campbell is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. During her 35 years as an educator, she has taught university courses in instruction, assessment, curriculum, and classroom management for both general and special educators. In addition, she has been a public school teacher in general education, Chapter I, and special education classrooms. She served in the dual role of university professor and coordinator of seven professional development schools (PDS) at the University of Connecticut and currently serves at UNLV as coordinator of the Paradise PDS. Her research interests focus on linking the preparation of teacher candidates and sustained professional development of practicing teachers through technology. Her work has been published in TEACHING Exceptional Children, Remedial and Special Education, Record in Educational Leadership, the Professional Educator, and the Council for Administrators of Special Education. She is also the coauthor of Improving Social Competence: Techniques for Elementary Teachers. She has served the field of special education through numerous local, state, regional, and national presentations and as field reviewer for Exceptional Children, the Journal of Special Education Technology, TEACHING Exceptional Children, and Teacher Education and Special Education. She earned her PhD at the University of Florida. Jianjun (Adam) Wang is senior instructional technology specialist at Williams College. He has been responsible for collaborating in the design and development of STRIDE. He has also been instrumental in the implementation of STRIDE in the preparation of future teachers, as well as the ongoing professional development of practicing educators. He has served as an instructor in technology courses and made several regional, national, and international conference presentations related to the effective implementation of technology in education. His research interests concern how educational technology can enhance human learning and focus on developing Web-based learning and teaching tools to enhance the undergraduate learning experience. He earned his MA from the University of Connecticut.


Preface Acknowledgements About the Authors Part 1: Planning Instruction 1: Decide What to Teach Assess to Identify Gaps in Performance Establish Logical Sequences of Instruction Consider Contextual Variable 2: Decide How to Teach Set Instructional Goals Establish Performance Standards Choose Instructional Methods and Materials Establish Groups Structures Pace Instruction Appropriately Monitor Performance and RePlan Instruction 3: Communicate Realistic Expectations Teach Goals, Objective, and Standards Teach Students to be Active, Involved Learners Teach Students Consequences of Performance Part II: Managing Instruction 4: Prepare for Instruction Set Classroom Rules Communicate and Teach Classroom Rules Communicate Consequences of Behavior Handle Disruptions Efficiently Teach Students to Manage their own Behavior 5: Use Time Productively Establish Routines and Procedures Organize Physical Space Allocate Sufficient Time to Academic Activities 6: Establish Positive Classroom Environment Make the Classroom a Pleasant, Friendly Place Accept Individual Differences Establish Supportive, Cooperative Learning Environments Create a Nonthreatening Learning Environment Part III: Delivering Instruction 7: Present Information Presenting Content Motivating Students Teaching Thinking Skills Providing Relevant Practice 8: Monitor Presentations Providing Feedback Keeping Students Actively Involved Ch. 9: Adjust Presentations Adapt Lessons to Meet Student Needs Provide Varied Instructional Options Alter Pace Part IV: Evaluating Instruction 10: Monitor Student Understanding Check Understanding of Directions Check Procedural Understanding Monitor Student Success Rate 11: Monitor Engaged Time Check Student Participation Teach Students to Monitor their own Participation Ch. 12: Keep Records of Student Progress Teach Students to Chart their own Progress Regularly Inform Students of Performance Maintain Records of Student Performance 13: Use Data to Make Decisions Use Data to Decide if More Services are Warranted Use Student Progress to Make Teaching Decisions Use Student Progress to Decide When to Discontinue Service References Additional Readings Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/11/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412942386
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781412942386
  • weight: 431
  • ISBN10: 1412942381

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