Inclusion Strategies That Work!: Research-Based Methods for the Classroom (3rd Revised edition)

Inclusion Strategies That Work!: Research-Based Methods for the Classroom (3rd Revised edition)

By: Toby J. Karten (author)Paperback

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Whether you are a general or a special education K-12 teacher, this guide helps you understand and implement hands-on strategies for successful classroom inclusion of students with disabilities. Students identified for special education services pose a variety of challenges, but this practical resource gives you research-based tools that make differentiating instruction for all students much easier. Designed to be taken off your shelf again and again, Inclusion Strategies That Work! includes an array of lists, charts, curriculum suggestions, tips for working with parents, strategies for preparing Individual Educational Plans (IEPs), including a mock IEP, reproducible activities and applications, and sample inclusion dilemmas. It also gives you information on disability characteristics as well as complementary instructional plans.

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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!


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, CCSS Connections, and 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 Disabilities Act Civil Rights for Students with Disabilities Under Section 504 Past, Present, and Future Concerns Common Core State Standards Cooperative Legislative Review Implications of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Translating Research Into Learning Strategies That Work Inclusion and the Student With Disabilities 2. Understanding Complicated Special Education Terminology and the Effects of Labels Disability Introspection Being Treated Differently Merits of Individuality Disability Awareness Classroom Suggestions Viewing Differences in Books and Movies 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 CCSS Applications Establishing Prior Knowledge The Goal of Special Education Motivating and Personalizing Learning Choices Multiple Intelligences of Students Learning Analysis Concretizing Learning Learning Designs Problem- and Project-Based Learning Connections Kinesthetic Connections Sensory Approaches and Learning Modalities 4. Next, Writing and Applying the Individualized Education Program What Exactly Is an IEP? Practical Guidelines for Using and Writing the IEP Appropriate Goals and Skills to Consider When Writing an IEP How to Track and Document IEPs IEP Challenges Implementing Adaptations by Charting Lessons 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 Transitional Services Ways to Teach Social Skills Classroom Climate 6. Reaching and Co-Teaching Your Students Educational Collaboration Building Productive Relationships Collaborating as a Team Classroom Dynamics More Lesson Concerns Teen Culture 7. The Common Core State Standards and Using the Three Rs to Guide Instruction and Assessment First R: Reading Second R: 'Riting Third R: 'Rithmetic Complementing the Basics Artful Education Science by Observing, Doing, and Thinking Social Studies: Connecting Students to Their World Valuing Physical 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 Assessment Representations Classroom Scenarios User-Friendly Testing Formats Assessment Trends CCSS and Assessments Rubrics 10. Working With Parents and Families of Students With Disabilities Valuing Parents and Families Parents, Families, and Teachers as Allies Resources and Organizations for Parents, Guardians, and Families 11. Infusing Technology Into the Inclusive Classroom Benefits and Promising Futures Classroom and Community Implications and Resources Sample High School In-Class Lesson-Combining Literature and Technology Educational Ideas, Websites, and Resources Sites to Investigate for Students and Staff Across the Curriculum 12. Reflecting as Classroom Practice Reviewing and Maintaining Skills Preteach, Teach, Reteach Summing Up the Learning Combining Elements Resources Resource A. Disability Tables Resource B. Organizations Resource C. Alphabetized Acronyms References and Further Readings Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 03/03/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781483319902
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9781483319902
  • weight: 1247
  • ISBN10: 1483319903
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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