ERIC Number: ED471034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the Challenge: Special Education Tools That Work for All Kids.
This book is intended to serve as a freestanding reference for teachers whose classes include students with academic or behavioral difficulties. The recommended best practices were originally developed for students with disabilities but have been found to be effective with all students. Each chapter provides principles, suggestions and specific tools (such as sample check lists, rubrics, forms, word lists, observation guides, planning guides, and lesson plans). Chapters address the following critical areas: (1) evaluating struggling students using classroom-based assessment; (2) observing behavior and positively addressing behavioral challenges; (3) using a collaborative team process; (4) developing educationally relevant student expectations; (5) providing accommodations and modifications; and (6) communicating effectively with parents. A glossary is provided, as is an appendix with blank forms for all of the resources discussed in the text. Twenty-four non-print resources including CD-ROMs, videos, and Web sites are listed. (Contains 42 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Behavior Problems, Classroom Observation Techniques, Curriculum Based Assessment, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Problems, Parent Teacher Conferences, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Student Evaluation, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Expectations of Students, Teaching Methods, Teamwork
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.