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Joyful Learning

Joyful Learning
Active and Collaborative Learning in Inclusive Classrooms

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December 2007 | 160 pages | Corwin
This book provides suggestions for successful learning experiences, and is ideal for inclusive classrooms and learners with a wide range of abilities, including cultural or linguistic differences.

The authors present techniques for using differentiation, active learning, and personalized instruction that enable teachers to use sound teaching practices and engage students in discussion, debate, creative thinking, questioning, teamwork, and collaborative learning.

About the Authors
1. Building Teams and Communities
That’s the Story of My Life!  
Group Resume  
What Is It?  
We All Own the Problem  
Pass the Compliment  
Two Truths & a Lie  
It’s a Small World  
Makin’ Mottos  
One Step Ahead  
Once Upon a Time  
2. Teaching and Learning
Walk It to Know It  
Fishbowl Tag  
Novice or Veteran?  
The Walking Billboard  
Dinner Party  
The Company You Keep  
Classify, Categorize, and Organize  
Collective Brainwriting  
Professor Paragraph  
3. Studying and Reviewing
Moving to the Music  
Guess Who?  
Hot Seat  
Say Something  
Cracking the Code  
Match Game  
Paper Bag Interviews  
Human Continuum  
4. Creating Active Lectures
All Together Now!  
Share & Compare  
Stand and Deliver  
Chants & Rants  
The Whip  
Numbered Heads Together  
Take My Perspective, Please!  
Lecture Reflections  
Stop the Lecture & Start the Drama  
5. Assessing and Celebrating
Are You Game?  
Desktop Teaching  
Gallery Walk  
A Is For ______  
Top Ten Lists  
Sixty-Second Commercial  
Collaborative Quiz  
Human Treasure Hunt  
Act Like It!  

"Immediately accessible and usable in any classroom, this incredible compendium of teaching strategies is proof that good teaching benefits all students and that we don't need to isolate students with different learning styles or challenges. Udvari-Solner and Kluth have made a wonderful contribution to better teaching for all children."

Mara Sapon-Shevin, Professor of Inclusive Education
Syracuse University

"Finally, a book that describes practical strategies for differentiated, multilevel instruction that includes the full range of children who exist in today's classrooms. Creates inclusive, democratic communities of learners where students with wide ranges of abilities—from those considered gifted to those with severe cognitive disabilities—may learn together at their own level. A very important and practical text that will be appreciated by teachers, administrators, and parents alike."

J. Michael Peterson, Professor
Wayne State University

“Here is a blend of classroom theory with applied facts, using classroom-tested examples and clear guidelines to help teachers create and assess the results of an active, collaborative learning environment.”

The Bookwatch, April 2008
Midwest Book Review

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Alice Udvari-Solner

Dr. Alice Udvari-Solner is a national consultant in education and holds an appointment at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction where she has prepared preservice teachers to work in inclusive settings for over three decades.  The graduate and undergraduate courses she teaches on the topic of accommodating diverse learners in general education settings are integral to the elementary, secondary, and special education teacher certification programs. Universal Design for Learning (UDL), differentiation, assistive technologies, collaborative teamwork among educators and paraprofessionals, and... More About Author

Paula M. Kluth

Dr. Paula Kluth is a consultant, author, advocate, and independent scholar who works with teachers and families to provide inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities and to create more responsive and engaging schooling experiences for all learners. Paula is a former special educator who has served as a classroom teacher and inclusion facilitator. She is the author or co-author of more than 15 books including Universal Design Daily, 30 Days to the Co-Taugth Clasroom (with Julie Causton), From Text Maps to Memory Caps: 100 Ways to Differentiate Instruction in K-12 Inclusive Classrooms (with Sheila Danaher), "Don't We Already Do... More About Author

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