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ERIC Number: ED495562
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul-14
Pages: 400
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-1452-9
The Implementation Guide to Student Learning Supports in the Classroom and Schoolwide: New Directions for Addressing Barriers to Learning
Adelman, Howard S.; Taylor, Linda
Corwin Press
Every teacher knows about barriers to learning and teaching that interferes with student progress and academic achievement. These barriers to learning can hamper a student's ability to participate effectively and benefit fully from classroom instruction and other educational activities. For school improvement efforts to succeed in ways that truly improve student achievement and student test scores, schools must provide students with learning supports in comprehensive, multifaceted, and cohesive ways. This innovative guide is designed to accompany their new "School Leader's Guide to Student Learning Supports". Together, these two handbooks comprise a complete and adaptable system for addressing barriers to learning and teaching. The authors offer specific ideas, procedures, resources, tools, and guides for motivating students, personalizing instruction and curriculum, promoting development, building school and community partnerships, and closing the gap between the learning supports students need and the learning supports they are currently receiving. This unique guide for teachers, counselors, school administrators, and student support staff is based on an unparalleled New Directions for Student Support Initiative endorsed by more than 20 professional associations, including: The American School Counselor Association, The American School Health Association, The National Association of Pupil Services Administrators, The National Association of School Nurses, The National Association of School Psychologists, and The School Social Work Association of America. This guide is divided into four parts and fifteen chapters. Part I, So You Want All Kids to Succeed at School. Then It's Time to Rethink What We Are Doing!, contains: (1) Why Students Have Problems; (2) Problems Are Multifaceted; Solutions Must Be Too!; and (3) It's Not About Controlling Behavior; It's About Engaging and Reengaging Students in Learning. Part II, Learning Supports in the Classroom, contains: (4) Classrooms and Teaching Revisited; (5) Personalizing Learning; and (6) Special Assistance to Address Specific Problems. Part III, Learning Supports Beyond the Classroom, with: (7) Establishing a Schoolwide Learning Supports Component; (8) School-Family-Community Connections; and (9) Coda: Moving Schools Forward. Part IV, Resources, contains: (10) Guide to Using Natural Opportunities to Promote Social-Emotional Learning and Well-Being; (11) Guide to Active Learning; (12) Surveying How a School Is Addressing Barriers to Student Learning; (13) Research Base for Addressing Barriers to Learning; (14) Our Published Works and Center-Produced Resources on Addressing Barriers to Learning; and (15) Internet Sites for a Sampling of Major Agencies and Organizations to Support Learning.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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