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Meeting the Needs of Students of ALL Abilities

Meeting the Needs of Students of ALL Abilities

Author: Colleen A. Capper

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 0761975012

Category: Education

Page: 228

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Back cover: "This step-by-step handbook offers practical strategies for administrators, teachers, policymakers, and parents who want to shift from providing costly special learning programs for a few students to providing excellent educational services for all students - whether those student needs are a result of a physical or learning disability, race, or ethnicity."

Passing the Special Education TExES Exam

Passing the Special Education TExES Exam

Author: Elaine L. Wilmore

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452285917

Category: Education

Page: 185

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Gain confidence, lower stress, and raise your TExES exam scores! In this artful guide, TExES test prep veteran Elaine Wilmore breaks down the EC-12 and Supplemental special education test so you can feel calm and confident on test day. Built on her successful test-prep training seminars, she shows how to think like the test was developed and covers: Each special education domain and competency Philosophies behind the test questions Teaching stories that improve answer recall Tips for analyzing test questions Ways to use key words and concepts to improve test results Techniques for in-state and out-of-state test takers

Teachers Bringing Out the Best in Teachers

Teachers Bringing Out the Best in Teachers

Author: Jo Blase

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781632201461

Category: Education

Page: 231

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Boost teacher-to-teacher collaboration and learning as a means of informal, but powerful professional development!Most teachers have experienced some kind of formal mentoring or induction program. What these programs can miss is the meaningful daily interaction with peers that builds mutual trust and instructional collaboration. Based on a unique investigative study of nearly 300 teachers, this powerful new resource provides informative teacher perspectives of informal, naturally occurring, teacher-to-teacher professional development. The authors identify the following five teacher behaviors that can positively influence other teachers’ morale, teaching skills, and professional growth:? Building healthy relationships by communicating, caring, and developing trust? Using five guiding principles for structuring learning experiences? Planning and organizing for learning? Showing and sharing? Guiding for classroom managementThis excellent resource helps school leaders promote a culture that encourages lasting professional development. In each chapter, educators share specific experiences and examples, showing each skill in action.School leaders will learn what strong teacher peer "consultants" actually do that leads to improved teacher confidence and motivation, enhanced trust and mutual respect, and reflective instructional behavior among their colleagues. These cost-effective, authentic strategies will build camaraderie and leadership in your school, engaging colleagues as a team in the vital mission of all schools-educating our youth.

Qualities of Effective Teachers

Qualities of Effective Teachers

Author: James H. Stronge

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416604617

Category: Education

Page: 221

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Remember those great teachers who made you excited about learning? Remember how it felt to be in their classes and to experience how they made their classrooms come alive? What made those teachers special? What qualities and skills did they have to ignite student learning? Most important, how did those teachers help their students become successful?In Qualities of Effective Teachers, 2nd edition, James H. Stronge shows educators how to recreate this same excitement and enthusiasm in their own classrooms by describing the characteristics and skills of effective teachers. Stronge synthesizes research to identify specific teacher behaviors that contribute to student achievement. Rather than look at outside factors like demographics, district leadership, and state mandates, Stronge focuses specifically on what teachers can control: their own preparation, personality, and practices.Learn how effective teachers*Prepare to be effective educators.*Establish, manage, and maintain learning-focused classroom environments.*Organize time, communicate expectations, and plan instruction.*Present curriculum to support active and engaged learning.*Monitor student progress, identify student potential, and meet the needs of special populations in the classroom.This second edition includes new tips and tools for engaging at-risk students and high-ability students. It also includes skills checklists and an expanded, annotated bibliography to provide a springboard for further insight and exploration. Teachers, educators who hire teachers, teacher leaders, supervisors, and teachers-in-training can all use this book to learn to how to develop better teachers and to improve the quality of learning for all students.

Educating All Students Together

Educating All Students Together

Author: Leonard C. Burrello

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 0761976981

Category: Education

Page: 268

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This book established a plan for creating a truly integrated educational system, one that unifies the separate and parallel systems of special and general education. Chapter 1, "Students at the Margins," explores the dual tragedy of discouraged and disinterested students and presents eight essential questions guiding a unified system of leadership. Chapter 2, "Reconceiving the Purposes of Schooling," urges adoption of a differentiated approach, drawing on the continuum-of-services, inclusive-school, and learner-centered school models for educating students with disabilities. Chapter 3, "A Transformational Leadership Strategy: Complex Adaptive Systems," examines the linked attributes of interrelationships, diversity, nonlinearity, self-organization, and attractors, which leaders must appreciate to "reculture" schools as learner-centered environments. Chapter 4, "Incentives as Attractors: Why Things Remain the Same and How To Change Them," analyzes the role of incentives in driving change in five districts. Chapter 5, "The Transformation to Learner-Centered," explores the transformative roles of principals, teachers, and staff through the metaphor of schools as playhouses. Chapter 6, "The New Work of Leadership in Unified Schools," uses a systems-oriented perspective to evaluate leadership promoting learner-centered schools. Chapter 7, "Organizing for Instruction in Unified Schools," considers new ways of thinking required for democratic schooling. Chapter 8, "Delivering Instruction in Unified Schools," offers a vision of unified schools that meets the academic, social, and emotional needs of all students. Chapter 9, "Thinking Differently about Evaluation: Moving beyond the Paradox," reconsiders evaluation processes given the importance of reflective practice and making decisions using sound data. Chapter 10, "A Reflection on Leadership: Local Leadership Counts," synthesizes different approaches to educational leadership to offer a new framework for educational administration that views principals as public intellectuals. (Includes Appendix A, "Case Studies of Special Education Leadership and Programs and Services," and Appendix B, "Program Evaluation Self Study Guide: Leading School systems, Program Components, and/or School-Site Appraisal Efforts." Contains more than 150 references.) (TEJ)

Meeting the Needs of Gifted and Talented Students

Meeting the Needs of Gifted and Talented Students

Author: Gwen Goodhew

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781855394650

Category: Education

Page: 158

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A thoroughly researched one-stop resource for all those with responsibility for classes that contain gifted and talented students at both primary and secondary level.

IJER Vol 13-N3

IJER Vol 13-N3

Author: International Journal of Educational Reform

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475816389

Category: Reference

Page: 147

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The mission of the International Journal of Educational Reform (IJER) is to keep readers up-to-date with worldwide developments in education reform by providing scholarly information and practical analysis from recognized international authorities. As the only peer-reviewed scholarly publication that combines authors’ voices without regard for the political affiliations perspectives, or research methodologies, IJER provides readers with a balanced view of all sides of the political and educational mainstream. To this end, IJER includes, but is not limited to, inquiry based and opinion pieces on developments in such areas as policy, administration, curriculum, instruction, law, and research. IJER should thus be of interest to professional educators with decision-making roles and policymakers at all levels turn since it provides a broad-based conversation between and among policymakers, practitioners, and academicians about reform goals, objectives, and methods for success throughout the world. Readers can call on IJER to learn from an international group of reform implementers by discovering what they can do that has actually worked. IJER can also help readers to understand the pitfalls of current reforms in order to avoid making similar mistakes. Finally, it is the mission of IJER to help readers to learn about key issues in school reform from movers and shakers who help to study and shape the power base directing educational reform in the U.S. and the world.

Collaboration and Co-Teaching for English Learners

Collaboration and Co-Teaching for English Learners

Author: Andrea Honigsfeld

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452241968

Category: Education

Page: 177

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Your English Language Learners are counting on you to collaborate effectively. The Common Core State Standards have increased the pressure on English Language Learners. And with the EL population increasing every day, schools need proven systems for ensuring that the students of the future are able to thrive. In practice, this is a challenge for educational leaders. The most promising solution is the collaborative approach pioneered by this book’s authors—America’s leading authorities on collaboration and co-teaching for EL achievement. Honigsfeld and Dove’s resources for collaboration and co-teaching include Templates for creating EL profiles that will enable you to address their unique needs Prompts for Professional Learning activities (for teams or individuals) and further reading The latest research findings on best instructional practices that benefit ELs This is your concise, comprehensive guide to creating a powerful collaborative program to benefit your ELs. Start implementing it today and watch the outcomes improve.

Making Inclusion Work

Making Inclusion Work

Author: John Beattie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781632200365

Category: Education

Page: 381

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Learn the best methods for teaching students with disabilities in an inclusive classroom!In today’s classrooms, teachers must meet the educational needs of students of all ability levels, including students with disabilities. This invaluable resource offers elementary and secondary teachers a deeper awareness of "what works" when teaching students with disabilities in general education classrooms. Grounded in extensive special education research, this book will enlighten teachers with a greater understanding of special education students and how to teach them successfully.For teaching students with the most common disabilities in classes with their nondisabled peers, general and special education teachers alike will get the most current information on issues such as:? Developing Individualized Education Programs? Teaching reading successfully? Managing behavior and motivating students? Organizing classrooms and lessons effectively? Using cognitive strategies successfully? Making appropriate accommodations and modifications? Assessing students, grading, and collecting data? Working with parents and families? Collaborating with other teachers and parentsOne of the greatest challenges teachers face today is how to ensure that all students succeed, regardless of their ability. Rooted in the best research and practice, this essential resource provides the tools needed to create an inclusive classroom and demonstrates how to teach classes successfully.

Meeting SEN in the Curriculum: Geography

Meeting SEN in the Curriculum: Geography

Author: Helen Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136770982

Category: Education

Page: 247

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This book includes: an overview of SEN legislation and national initatives guidance on departmental policy advice on how to create an inclusive learning environment in the geography classroom and on field studies case study material good practice taken form the "Value Places" project.

Diversity in Schools

Diversity in Schools

Author: Frank Brown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412987646

Category: Education

Page: 401

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Written and signed by experts in the topic, this volume in the point/counterpoint Debating Issues in American Education reference series tackles the subject of diversity in schools.