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63 Tactics for Teaching Diverse Learners, Grades 6-12

by Bob Algozzine Pam Campbell Adam Wang

This collection of evidence-based instructional strategies enables general and special education teachers, novice or experienced, to address the learning needs of all students in diverse, inclusive classrooms. The authors provide a practical, research-based teaching model that focuses on planning, managing, delivering, and evaluating instruction for middle and secondary students with or without disabilities. Readers will find: Descriptions of how to teach students with different learning styles and needs Specific instructions for using each tactic, with helpful comments from practicing teachers and literature resources A wealth of reproducible worksheets Help for choosing appropriate strategies for specific subject areas, grade ranges, or learning difficulties Information to help teachers comply with federal mandates such as NCLB and the reauthorization of IDEA 2004 63 Tactics for Teaching Diverse Learners: Grades 6-12 allows teachers to match specific needs with an easily accessible set of solutions and enable all learners to achieve success in the classroom.

Basic Early Literacy Skills

by Bob Algozzine Tina Mcclanahan Emme Barnes Mary Beth Marr

Basic Early Literacy Skills provides all the resources necessary for educating readers from grades K-3.

Critical Issues in Special Education, Third Edition

by Martha L. Thurlow Bob Algozzine James E. Ysseldyke

Critical Issues in Special Education is an analysis of important conceptual and practical issues that face special education professionals. Part One illustrates the background and status of special education through current analysis of fundamental guiding practices. Part Two focuses on key practices in special education services. Part Three provides an analysis of social, political, legal, and economic activity reflected in special education practice.

Doing Case Study Research: A Practical Guide For Beginning Researchers

by Bob Algozzine Kurt Squire Dawson R. Hancock

This popular handbook has been updated to provide today's beginning researchers with everything they need to plan and implement case studies. Starting with how to establish a rationale for conducting a systematic case study and identify literature that informs the reasearch effort, this resource shows students how to determine an appropriate research design and conduct informative interviews, observations, and document analyses. It also describes methods for deriving meaning from data and communicating the results. Finally, the authors delineate the ways to verify the results attained. Students and advisors can use these easy-to-follow steps to shape a thesis, dissertation, or independent project from conceptualization to completion. The Second Edition features; many new examples illustrating the types of programs, activities, individuals, and situations examined by case study reseach; new material on evaluating case studies and factors to consider when examining reliability and validity; and the used of nonstandard forms of research dissemination, such as blogs and editorials.

Every Teacher's Little Book of Wisdom

by Bob Algozzine Kate Algozzine

This wee book is full of inspiring ideas, and good pointers on how to be the best teacher you can be. Written by two noted Special Educators these pointers apply to any teacher from Nursery school to a Ph.D. adviser. Worth the look if you are or want to be a teacher. "People with disabilities are just like everybody else. They have dreams, goals, and aspirations just like their neighbors and peers. When they are children, they deserve the same educational experiences as their neighbors and peers: Good teachers who hold high expectations for success; good teachers who know how to manage classrooms to maximize learning opportunities for all students; and, good teachers who teach them to read, to do mathematics, or to do anything else they need or want to learn. Nothing about having a disability limits an individual's desire to learn. Nothing about having a disability should limit the willingness of a teacher to teach. Good teaching is good teaching and there are no boundaries on where it can occur and who will profit from it. We believe this and try to make it happen whenever we teach. Now it is up to you."

The Fundamentals of Special Education

by Bob Algozzine Jim Ysseldyke

The busy educator's concise guide to the essentials of special education!In The Fundamentals of Special Education, authors Bob Algozzine and Jim Ysseldyke highlight the major concepts in special education, providing readers with a better understanding of the field, from disability categories and statistics to appropriate learning environments.Including a pretest, posttest, and key vocabulary terms, this practical guide answers the many questions educators have about special education, including: What is "special education" exactly, and why do we have it? How many students receive special education services and who are they? How are students identified for special education services? Where are students with disabilities taught? What is an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)? What roles do general and special education teachers play in addressing the needs of students with disabilities, and how do their responsibilities overlap? How does diversity influence special education? What about students who are gifted and/or talented?This excellent resource outlines a practicable approach to special education in all its many forms so that teachers can be prepared for the challenges they might face in the classroom.

Making Inclusion Work

by Bob Algozzine Luann Jordan John Beattie

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.

Preventing Problem Behaviors

by Bob Algozzine Stephen W. Smith Ann P. Daunic

In today's increasingly diverse PreK-12 classrooms, problem behaviors can often interrupt instructional time and disrupt learning. Designed for 21st-century school leaders, administrators, behavior specialists, and classroom teachers, this research-based guide offers specific strategies and plans for preventing problem behavior at both the classroom and school level. Based on the premise that early response to problems can lead to better outcomes for students, the book's content is framed around four essential areas: foundations, intervention, collaboration, and evaluation. Within these areas, this accessible guide features: -The latest information on the science and practice of prevention -Reasons why conflict resolution, peer mediation, and bully-proofing are essential to prevention -Effective practices for teaching social skills to young children -Proven techniques for implementing schoolwide positive behavior support -Tools for using individual behavior plans to prevent problems -Ideas for home-school and community partnerships and culturally responsible teaching -Critical strategies for monitoring student progress and evaluating prevention practices -New, updated chapters, including information on preschool behavior support and RTI This valuable resource provides all the tools and strategies school leaders and teachers need to keep children focused on learning.

Teaching Students with Emotional Disturbance

by Bob Algozzine Jim Ysseldyke

Valuable insight and sound intervention strategies for addressing the needs of students with social and emotional problems!When a student is inattentive, extremely anxious, or has an outright tantrum in the classroom, ascertaining the exact cause may be difficult, but it is a critical step in reaching and teaching the students who exhibit these behaviors. In Teaching Students With Emotional Disturbance, Ysseldyke and Algozzine show readers how to recognize the cognitive, academic, physical, communicational, and behavioral characteristics of several forms of emotional disturbance and offer specific strategies for responding to anxiety issues, opposition and noncompliance, tantrums, disruptiveness, inattention, task avoidance, and more.Highlights include:* A pretest and posttest to help readers assess their understanding about the origins of social and emotional difficulties and how they are best addressed* Effective interventions and instructional adaptations for students who have emotional problems* Trends and issues currently influencing how students with social and emotional problems are taught* Key vocabulary termsThe authors offer a wealth of information and resources so that teachers can better identify the needs of students with emotional disturbance and help them succeed in the classroom.

Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher

by Bob Algozzine James E. Ysseldyke

The characteristics associated with LD, and practical teaching strategies proven to increase the success rate of students both inside and outside the classroom.

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