Embracing Disabilities in the Classroom: Strategies to Maximize Students' Assets

Embracing Disabilities in the Classroom: Strategies to Maximize Students' Assets

By: Toby J. Karten (editor)Paperback

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This book illustrates how teachers, students, families, and community members can foster positive inclusive experiences by differentiating not only instruction, but attitudes too! Content-rich interdisciplinary lessons are accompanied by behavioural, academic, and social interventions that capitalize upon students' strengths. The author demonstrates the impact of literature, self-advocacy, role playing, and strategic interventions that make the most of learners' potential by acknowledging and advocating their assets. The book offers lessons, tables, guidelines and charts to help teachers improve both interactions and reflection related to disabilities in school settings and beyond.

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About Author

Learn more about Toby Karten's PD offerings Toby J. Karten is an experienced educator who has been immersed in the field of special education for her entire career. As an accomplished author and researcher, she has presented successful staff development to local, national, and international audiences. Toby is affiliated with Drew and Monmouth University and is an adjunct professor and graduate instructor at the Regional Training Center, which is affiliated with Gratz College and The College of New Jersey. Being involved in the field of special education for the past three decades has afforded Ms. Karten an opportunity to help many children and adults from elementary through graduate levels around the world. She has been a resource teacher, staff developer, adult educator, and inclusion coach and consultant in New York and New Jersey schools and in many districts nationally and globally. In addition to her roles as an inclusion coach, student and family advocate, professional developer, mentor and resource teacher, Toby designed graduate courses titled From Challenge to Success; LD, ADHD, and the Spectrum and Skills and Strategies for Inclusion and disABILITY Awareness. She has trained instructors in three states to teach her courses. In addition, she has designed online courses for NaMaYa titled Collaborative Practices for Inclusive Classrooms and Interventions for Students with Dyslexia and Other Reading Differences. She has been recognized by both the Council for Exceptional Children and the New Jersey Department of Education as an exemplary educator, receiving two Teacher of the Year awards. She earned an undergraduate degree in special education from Brooklyn College, a master of science in special education from the College of Staten Island, a supervisory degree from Georgian Court University, and an honorary doctorate from Gratz College. Toby has authored several books and resources about inclusion practices and the CCSS, which are currently used for instruction on many college and university campuses and schools throughout the world. Ms. Karten is married, has a son, and a few dogs. She enjoys teaching, reading, writing, artwork, and most of all, learning. Toby believes that inclusion does not begin and end in the classroom, but is a philosophy that continues throughout life. Hence, inclusion is not only research-based, but life-based as well!

Contents

Preface Acknowledgments About the Author Part I. Introducing Disabilities 1. Historical Background of Disabilities Chapter Highlights Classroom Connections Ways to Differentiate Attitudes Then to Now Out and About Beyond Terminology Legislation Says...and the Classroom Does 2. How Others Interact and Acknowledge Disabilities and Differences Chapter Highlights Classroom Connections Ways to Differentiate Attitudes Dislabeling Activities Part II. Classroom Implications 3. Entering the Inclusion Classroom Chapter Highlights Classroom Connections Ways to Differentiate Attitudes Assessing, Modifying, & Adapting the Curriculum Capitalize on Strengths: What to Minimize & Maximize 4. Mastering the Curriculum Chapter Highlights Classroom Connections Ways to Differentiate Attitudes Presenting Curriculum 5. Content-Related Strategies and Lessons Chapter Highlights Classroom Connections Ways to Differentiate Attitudes Their Strategies, Not Ours! Put Me in Coach! It's All in the Presentation! Reading Curriculum Concerns Appropriate Reading & Language Arts Accommodations, Adaptations, and Strategies for Lessons Writing Curriculum Concerns: Write On! Mathematics Curriculum Concerns: Math Matters, Too! Other Curriculum Lessons 6. Instructional Differentiation and Sensitivities That Respond to Students' Behavioral, Social, Emotional, and Perceptual Needs Chapter Highlights Classroom Connections Ways to Differentiate Attitudes Part III. Schools, Families, and the Future 7. Increasing Disability Awareness and Better Attitudes for Families and All Communities Chapter Highlights Classroom Connections Ways to Differentiate Attitudes 8. Future Horizons for Disabilities Chapter Highlights Classroom Connections Ways to Differentiate Attitudes Commitments to Students' Achievements Appendix A: Differentiating and Assessing Attitudes With Ability Awareness Rubrics Appendix B: Enabling vs. Challenging Your Students Appendix C: Student Data Documentation Appendix D: Increasing Communications and Collaboration References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/06/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412957700
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9781412957700
  • weight: 798
  • ISBN10: 1412957702

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