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ERIC Number: ED471034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 127
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8106-2022-7
Meeting the Challenge: Special Education Tools That Work for All Kids.
Ralabate, Patti
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)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A