The Special Educator's Toolkit

The Special Educator's Toolkit

Author: Cindy Golden

Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing

ISBN: 1598570978

Category: Education

Page: 230

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"Cindy Golden, a seasoned special educator, administrator, and psychologist with almost 30 years of experience, has based this teacher-friendly toolkit on her popular OMAC (Organization and Management of All Classrooms) system&—an innovative approach to creating effective classrooms for students with all types of disabilities. Special educators will get step-by-step, ready-to-use guidance on managing six key aspects of their daily work: Environment. Make the most of every inch of classroom space! Clean out clutter, arrange furniture to improve traffic flow, and construct classroom zones, work stations, and bulletin board displays that support learning. Communication. Implement low-cost communication supports that meet student needs. Make simple picture symbol books, interactive schedules, labels for classroom areas and objects, and more. Teaching Methods and Materials. Determine student needs, create schedules, simplify the IEP process, and pinpoint the best methods for teaching academic, vocational, behavioral, social, and life skills. Behavioral Systems. Organize a successful behavioral system that motivates students, helps them improve behavior and social skills, and uses positive reinforcement techniques. Data and Paperwork. Learn the secrets to creating a simple, logical, highly efficient system for managing paperwork&—so more time can be spent on teaching. Staff and Home Supports. Build trusting, respectful relationships with classroom staff and parents with stress-free strategies like team meetings and home communication notebooks. For each of these critical areas, special educators will discover dozens of proven strategies, vivid examples, and clever tips and tricks to help them make immediate improvements in their classroom. They'll also get a CD-ROM with more than 60 printable forms and tools they can use right away to support learning, safety, and positive behavior."--Publisher.

The Special Educator's Tool Kit

The Special Educator's Tool Kit

Author: Sarah J Barratt

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9788132100607

Category: Education

Page: 220

View: 439

The Special Educator's Tool Kit is an informative yet practical guide to help teachers and parents involved in educating children with Special Educational Needs. It is simple in its layout and practical in its approach. It is a working resource manual to support established lesson plans, existing syllabuses and ongoing research. The book takes the form of a Tool Kit to provide the reader with ideas to make the class room a place of learning, discovery and fun. The tools relate to ideas for planning, assessment, learning and activities to use in the classroom. This book aims to equip teachers and parents to understand the clinical, developmental and educational needs of special children so that they can create meaningful, measurable and unique learning experiences for them. It will also be of benefit to those involved in the training and supervision of mainstream and special needs teachers and medical professionals who provide care for these children and their families.

Exploring Principal Development and Teacher Outcomes

Exploring Principal Development and Teacher Outcomes

Author: Peter Youngs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000292572

Category: Education

Page: 236

View: 626

This edited volume examines innovative ways of preparing, supervising, and evaluating principals and explores factors that promote effective leadership practices. Chapter authors consider how principals’ leadership practices affect teachers’ instruction, satisfaction, commitment, retention, and effectiveness, and present evidence that principals can influence key student outcomes as well. Covering topics such as school leaders’ use of time, their efforts to reduce implicit bias, how leadership practices are associated with teachers’ workplace attitudes, leadership and student achievement, and how school leaders can best be supported under new federal legislation, this volume is a “must read” for educational leadership and policy faculty, school and district administrators, and researchers committed to promoting effective principal leadership.

Understanding Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Understanding Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Michelle R. Haney

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452289410

Category: Education

Page: 425

View: 130

As prevalence rates and awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) increase, there is a need for all educators to have a basic understanding of the disorder and how to teach affected children. Understanding Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Educators Partnering with Families introduces, in an accessible manner, the significant body of research and theory in the field of autism within the larger context of understanding the unique socio-cultural dimensions of individuals with ASD and their families. Engaging and user-friendly, Michelle Haney's text provides future educators insight into the complexity and diversity of children with ASD, the wide range of interventions and processes for make decisions about choosing interventions (teaming with parents to provide optimal educational opportunities), and the personal/professional growth that is likely to take place during such a journey.

The Praeger International Handbook of Special Education [3 volumes]

The Praeger International Handbook of Special Education [3 volumes]

Author: Michael L. Wehmeyer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440831140

Category: Education

Page: 1156

View: 413

This handbook provides a concise overview of special education services in countries across the world, using the Article on Education in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as the analytical frame. • Provides a comprehensive scope and broad coverage that addresses more than 70 countries, regions, and provinces across virtually every part of the world • Offers information on each nation or area on the public education system, private education system, special education system, teacher training requirements, and barriers to inclusive and special education • Presents both information about current practices in special education and promising new trends likely to take hold in the future

A People's Guide to the Federal Budget

A People's Guide to the Federal Budget

Author: Mattea Kramer et al /National Priorities Project

Publisher: Interlink Publishing

ISBN: 9781623710026

Category: Political Science

Page: 185

View: 483

From history of the budget process to detail about the ongoing conflict in Washington, from charts explaining where every federal dollar goes to simple explanations of budget terminology, this book covers it all. A People’s Guide to the Federal Budget is for every American who wants to understand and participate in a process that affects all of us. It serves as a foundation for the novice reader, a reference tool for a more advanced audience, and is perfect for high school and college classroom use. Released to coincide with the fiscal year 2013 budget process and the 2012 presidential election, this guide includes up-to-the-minute numbers and explanation of President Obama’s 2013 budget request.

A Practical Guide to Mental Health & Learning Disorders for Every Educator

A Practical Guide to Mental Health & Learning Disorders for Every Educator

Author: Myles L. Cooley

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 9781631983412

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 310

An updated edition of an indispensable resource offers practical strategies for teaching and supporting students with mental health and learning disorders. Covering topics including PTSD, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and many others, this accessible, ready-to-use reference explains how each disorder or difficulty might be exhibited in the classroom and offers straightforward suggestions for what to do (and what not to do). Using clear, jargon-free language, the book helps all educators—whether in inclusive classrooms, general education settings, or other environments—recognize mental health issues and learning disabilities that are often observed in students. Fully revised and updated to correspond to the DSM-5, this edition addresses newly diagnosed disorders, as well as incorporating the latest research and interventions for existing disorders. The book also includes current information about educational practices such as creating a culturally responsive classroom and supporting students’ social-emotional learning. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book. A free downloadable PLC/Book Study Guide is available at freespirit.com/PLC.

School Buddy System

School Buddy System

Author: Gail Bush

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 083890839X

Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 486

"If you're involved in K-12 education, whether as librarian, school media specialist, teacher, administrator, or policymaker, The School Buddy System will give you a framework of outcomes-driven strategies that will help you to build relationships and "open the classroom door.""--BOOK JACKET.