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Inclusion Strategies That Work!
Research-Based Methods for the Classroom

Third Edition


January 2017 | 448 pages | SAGE AdvantEDGE

The go-to resource for ensuring the success of ALL learners!

Teaching students with diverse needs require educators to tap deep reserves of instructional know-how, empathy, responsiveness, and patience. And the mark of a great educator is ensuring that ALL learners reach their full potential - academically and emotionally.

For years, Inclusion Strategies that Work! has been an indispensable resource for K-12 teachers as they confidently assess, instruct, and differentiate inclusive lesson plans and strategies for inclusion. In this new edition, Toby J. Karten’s data-driven methods are updated with the latest research, connections to the Common Core, and legislative developments.

Beginning with a thoughtful look at why inclusion is so essential, Karten provides valuable advice on co-planning structured lessons, ways to leverage technology, and much more, including:

  • Updated information on ADA, IDEA, writing IEPs, transitional services, classifications, RTI, metacognitive strategies, and links to the Common Core
  • Tips for collaboratively working with families and making them an integral part of the inclusive team
  • Interactive strategies and techniques that make concepts real in the classroom by honoring each individual student, and by not permitting a label to define a student or lower academic, behavioral, social, and emotional expectations
  • An overview of special education legislative terminology
  • Information on how to use emotional intelligence and brain-friendly learning to improve student outcomes
  • Interactive online forms for planning, documentation, and collaboration

 With this comprehensive resource, you will be equipped with the tools to transform your classroom into a more inclusive environment to ensure that each learner achieves success!

 
List of Inclusive Activities and Worksheets for Teachers and Students
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
1. Examining the Research Base and Legal Considerations in Special Education, CCSS Connections, and the Reasons for Inclusion
 
Disability Legislation
 
Introduction: Why Do Inclusion?
 
Establishing Legislative Knowledge
 
Disability Categories Under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
 
History of the Americans with Disabilities Act
 
Civil Rights for Students with Disabilities Under Section 504
 
Past, Present, and Future Concerns
 
Common Core State Standards
 
Cooperative Legislative Review
 
Implications of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
 
Translating Research Into Learning Strategies That Work
 
Inclusion and the Student With Disabilities
 
2. Understanding Complicated Special Education Terminology and the Effects of Labels
 
Disability Introspection
 
Being Treated Differently
 
Merits of Individuality
 
Disability Awareness Classroom Suggestions
 
Viewing Differences in Books and Movies
 
Different Choices
 
Preparation for Successful Inclusion
 
Focusing on Abilities
 
3. Establishing Successful Inclusive Classrooms
 
Strategies That Work With All Learners
 
Effective Ingredients
 
Applying Diverse Strategies
 
Strategic CCSS Applications
 
Establishing Prior Knowledge
 
The Goal of Special Education
 
Motivating and Personalizing Learning Choices
 
Multiple Intelligences of Students
 
Learning Analysis
 
Concretizing Learning
 
Learning Designs
 
Problem- and Project-Based Learning Connections
 
Kinesthetic Connections
 
Sensory Approaches and Learning Modalities
 
4. Next, Writing and Applying the Individualized Education Program
 
What Exactly Is an IEP?
 
Practical Guidelines for Using and Writing the IEP
 
Appropriate Goals and Skills to Consider When Writing an IEP
 
How to Track and Document IEPs
 
IEP Challenges
 
Implementing Adaptations by Charting Lessons
 
5. Introducing Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Issues Into the Curriculum
 
Connecting Cognitive and Affective Skills
 
Addressing Emotional Intelligences
 
Behavioral Approaches for Educators
 
Functional Behavioral Assessment
 
Transitional Services
 
Ways to Teach Social Skills
 
Classroom Climate
 
6. Reaching and Co-Teaching Your Students
 
Educational Collaboration
 
Building Productive Relationships
 
Collaborating as a Team
 
Classroom Dynamics
 
More Lesson Concerns
 
Teen Culture
 
7. The Common Core State Standards and Using the Three Rs to Guide Instruction and Assessment
 
First R: Reading
 
Second R: ’Riting
 
Third R: ’Rithmetic
 
Complementing the Basics
 
Artful Education
 
Science by Observing, Doing, and Thinking
 
Social Studies: Connecting Students to Their World
 
Valuing Physical Education
 
Interdisciplinary Approach: Educational Salads
 
8. Emphasizing Comprehension and Study Skills
 
Learning More About Learning
 
Developing Better Practices
 
Teaching for More Understanding
 
Organized Environments
 
9. Assessing, Testing, and Grading Your Students
 
Purposeful Assessment Representations
 
Classroom Scenarios
 
User-Friendly Testing Formats
 
Assessment Trends
 
CCSS and Assessments
 
Rubrics
 
10. Working With Parents and Families of Students With Disabilities
 
Valuing Parents and Families
 
Parents, Families, and Teachers as Allies
 
Resources and Organizations for Parents, Guardians, and Families
 
11. Infusing Technology Into the Inclusive Classroom
 
Benefits and Promising Futures
 
Classroom and Community Implications and Resources
 
Sample High School In-Class Lesson—Combining Literature and Technology
 
Educational Ideas, Websites, and Resources
 
Sites to Investigate for Students and Staff Across the Curriculum
 
12. Reflecting as Classroom Practice
 
Reviewing and Maintaining Skills
 
Preteach, Teach, Reteach
 
Summing Up the Learning
 
Combining Elements
 
Resources
 
Resource A. Disability Tables
 
Resource B. Organizations
 
Resource C. Alphabetized Acronyms
 
References and Further Readings
 
Index

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Toby J. Karten

Learn more about Toby Karten's PD offeringsToby J. Karten is an experienced educator who has been immersed in the field of special education for her entire career. As an accomplished author and researcher, she has presented successful staff development to local, national, and international audiences. Toby is affiliated with Drew and Monmouth University and is an adjunct professor and graduate instructor at the Regional Training Center, which is affiliated with Gratz College and The College of New Jersey. Being involved in the field of special education for the past three decades has afforded Ms. Karten an opportunity to help many... More About Author

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