• Education

Addressing the Unproductive Classroom Behaviours of Students with Special Needs


Author: Steve Chinn
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857003577
Category: Education
Page: 144
View: 2770
*Shortlisted for the 2011 NASEN Award 'Book to Promote Professional Development'* Certain classroom behaviours can signify an underlying learning disability. This book will help you recognise potential indicators of Asperger Syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, AD/HD, physical disabilities and speech and language disorders; explores the benefits of different interventions; and offers practical strategies for improving pupils' behaviours, social skills and self-esteem. This book contains: - A simple-to-use screener for initial identification of a pupil's specific learning disability - A practical and simple structure for monitoring classroom behaviours and creating an Individual Behaviour Plan - Tried-and-tested teacher strategies for common areas of concern, such as problems staying on task, inability to work on group tasks and failure to seek help when needed - Key educational theories to help teachers understand and influence classroom behaviours, and further develop classroom management skills for addressing the behaviours of special needs pupils. This practical, accessible book is an essential tool kit for special educational needs coordinators, learning support staff and teachers in both primary and secondary schools.

    • Education

Schools for Special Needs 2014

The Complete Guide to Special Needs Education in the United Kingdom
Author: Gabbitas
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749470402
Category: Education
Page: 608
View: 6954
Special needs provision continues to be the focus of much attention. A growing emphasis on the importance of meeting individual and often complex needs means that finding the right school for your child can be a complicated process. Schools for Special Needs is an indispensable aid for anyone investigating the legal and practical aspects of SEN provision for children and young people at all stages of education. This fully updated guide covers: assessment and identification of needs, statementing, suitable provision and school choice; all special needs from ADHD and Autism to Speech and Language Difficulty and Visual Impairment; where to seek help, parents' rights and the role of the local authority; the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice; directories of independent and non-maintained special schools, colleges and support services; state-maintained special schools, and mainstream independent schools with specialist provision.

    • EDUCATION

The Essential Guide to Secondary Mathematics

Successful and Enjoyable Teaching and Learning
Author: Colin Foster
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415527708
Category: EDUCATION
Page: 215
View: 5076
"Combining research-based theory with fresh, practical guidance for the classroom, The Essential Guide to Secondary Mathematics is a stimulating new resource for all student and practising teachers looking for new ideas and inspiration. With an emphasis on exciting your mathematical and pedagogical passions, it focuses on the dynamics of the classroom and the process of designing and using rich mathematical tasks. Written by a highly experienced mathematics teacher who understands the realities of the secondary classroom, this book combines insights from the latest research into mathematical learning with useful strategies and ideas for engaging teaching. The text is punctuated by frequent tasks, some mathematical and others more reflective, which are designed to encourage independent thinking. Key topics covered include: - Preparing yourself: thinking about mathematics and pedagogy, taking care of your health and dealing with stress - Different styles of learning and teaching mathematics - Ideas for lessons: what does it take to turn an idea into a lesson? - Tasks, timings and resources - Equality and dealing positively with difference - Mathematical starters, fillers and finishers: achieving variety - The mathematical classroom community: seating layouts, displays and practical considerations - Assessment: effective strategies for responding to learners' mathematics and writing reports. The Essential Guide to Secondary Mathematics will be a valuable resource both for beginning teachers interested in developing their understanding, and for experienced teachers looking to re-evaluate their practice. Aiming to develop all aspects of your mathematics teaching, this book will help you to devise, adapt and implement ideas for successful and enjoyable teaching and learning"--

    • Family & Relationships

Asperger Syndrome - What Teachers Need to Know

Second Edition
Author: Matt Winter
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857004307
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 128
View: 3903
As awareness and diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (AS) increases across the globe, it is essential that every teacher in every classroom has a familiarity with the condition and understands how best to support AS students at their school. This fully revised and expanded second edition is the ideal resource to point teachers in the right direction. Concise and instantly accessible, this book gives a clear summary of up-to-date information on Asperger Syndrome, describing the common characteristics to look out for, and offering simple strategies for adapting to the educational needs of students with AS. Packed with useful tips and practical advice, this guide answers key questions such as 'Am I qualified to teach this child?' and 'How can I help the pupil with AS to learn?' New material includes information for teaching older children and adolescents with AS, tips on what to do when problems arise, as well as suggestions for a whole-school approach to helping students with AS. This book is the perfect go-to guide for teachers, teaching assistants and those in school management who want to know more about Asperger Syndrome in the mainstream inclusive classroom.

    • Education

The Behavior Code

A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students
Author: Jessica Minahan,Nancy Rappaport
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781612501369
Category: Education
Page: 268
View: 1009
Based on a collaboration dating back nearly a decade, the authors--a behavioral analyst and a child psychiatrist--reveal their systematic approach for deciphering causes and patterns of difficult behaviors and how to match them with proven strategies for getting students back on track to learn. The Behavior Code includes user-friendly worksheets and other helpful resources.

    • Education

Making Teaching Work

Teaching Smarter in Post-Compulsory Education
Author: Phil Race,Ruth Pickford
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446231828
Category: Education
Page: 192
View: 1917
`This concise book is strongly recommended as an invaluable source both for new teachers and for their mentors who may be well experienced, but nevertheless glad of new ideas for coping with the demanding and fundamental shifts in how teaching is undertaken and assessed' - ESCaslate Making Teaching Work provides a down-to-earth, jargon-free book for teaching staff in universities and colleges and includes reference to some of the best modern literature on assessment, teaching and feedback. By focusing on the learner in a variety of situations and contexts, the book explores how teachers can help learners to make learning happen. The authors emphasize 'teaching smarter' - helping busy, hard-pressed teachers to increase the efficiency as well as effectiveness of their work. Written with both full-time and part-time staff in mind, the book allows teaching staff to balance the various tasks which make up their workload, including the increasing paperwork and administration they encounter whilst carrying out assessment, teaching and providing feedback to students. The book addresses a wide range of aspects of assessment, learning and teaching in post-compulsory education including: - how to provide a supportive learning environment - including online learning - how to design and manage formative assessment and feedback - how to support diverse students - including addressing and achieving student satisfaction. - developing teaching - including lecturing, small-group teaching, supporting individual learning and dealing with disruptive students - how to use research to improve teaching - creatively designing curriculum - promoting student employability - broadening horizons - including widening and deepening participation - addressing and achieving student satisfaction. It is a self-sufficient and thought-provoking resource about teaching and learning for all practitioners in post-compulsory education.

    • EDUCATION

Behavior Analysis for Effective Teaching


Author: Julie S. Vargas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415526795
Category: EDUCATION
Page: 370
View: 9344
This book shows teachers and other human service professionals working in school settings how to employ non-aversive, behavior analysis principles in classrooms and other school settings. Marked by its clear writing and multitude of real-classroom examples, this book is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate courses in teacher education, special education, school psychology, and school counseling. Behavior Analysis for Effective Teaching makes a perfect text for one of the five required courses for the Credentialing Exam of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB). Outstanding features include: • A classroom focus that seamlessly integrates behavior management with effective classroom instruction. • Up-to-date research covering topics such as tag teaching, precision teaching, verbal behavior, autism, and computer-aided instruction. • Pedagogical strategies including in-chapter quizzes and problem-solving exercises. • A companion website featuring instructor test banks, illustrative videos, and further resources.

    • Psychology

Effective School Interventions, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Strategies for Improving Student Outcomes
Author: Natalie Rathvon
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606237918
Category: Psychology
Page: 460
View: 6186
This highly practical resource and text presents 70 interventions that have been demonstrated to improve the classroom learning environment, academic achievement, and student behavior and social competence. Each intervention is presented in a brief, standardized format with step-by-step procedures that can easily be implemented by Pre-K-12 teachers and other school-based professionals. The volume includes best-practice guidelines for designing, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based school interventions, as well as strategies for combining multiple interventions to create a comprehensive program at the individual, class, or schoolwide level.

    • Education

Dyslexia and Mental Health

Helping people identify destructive behaviours and find positive ways to cope
Author: Neil Alexander-Passe
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784500682
Category: Education
Page: 264
View: 9978
Dyslexia is a complex condition that affects not only learning but every part of life. Experience or fear of social stigma can lead people with dyslexia to camouflage the difficulties they face, to withdraw and to adopt negative coping strategies, particularly if they lack adequate support, identification and intervention. This can have lasting impact on their emotional health. Neil Alexander-Passe is an experienced researcher and a special needs teacher in secondary mainstream education. He also has dyslexia. Neil uses his personal and professional experience to shed light on the complexities surrounding dyslexia and examines psychological theories such as ego-defence mechanisms and learned helplessness that reveal how people deal with its emotional impact. He offers guidelines and advice, illustrated with real life examples, about how to help people with dyslexia avoid harmful coping strategies and learn to deal with stress, anxiety and low self-esteem in more effective and psychologically positive ways. This book will help educational and clinical psychologists, teachers, mental health specialists, counsellors and therapists understand the emotional complexities of dyslexia.

    • Education

Classroom Management that Works

Research-based Strategies for Every Teacher
Author: Robert J. Marzano,Jana S. Marzano,Debra Pickering
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 0871207931
Category: Education
Page: 143
View: 1532
Provides strategies for successful classroom management.

    • Education

Brain-friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom

Insights from a Neurologist and Classroom Teacher
Author: Judy Willis
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416605398
Category: Education
Page: 227
View: 7217
Many teachers in regular classrooms feel unprepared to teach students with learning disabilities. Fortunately, brain research has confirmed that strategies benefiting learners with special challenges are suited for engaging and stimulating all learners. In this book, neurologist and classroom teacher Judy Willis explains that we can best help students by putting in place strategies, accommodations, and interventions that provide developmentally and academically appropriate challenges to suit the needs, gifts, and goals of each student. Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom will help teachers * Understand how the brain learns and the technologies that reveal this process. * Implement strategies that are compatible with students' individual learning styles and honor their multiple intelligences. * Improve the focus of students with attention disorders and help them gain the confidence and skills they need to develop goal-oriented behaviors. * Create an enriching learning environment by incorporating student-centered activities, discovery and hands-on learning experiences, cross-curricular learning, and multisensory lessons. * Implement strategic review, study, and test preparation strategies that will allow students to retain information and connect it with future learning. * Build safe, supportive classroom communities and raise class awareness and empathy for students with learning disabilities. It's time for teachers to lower the barriers, not the bar. Using strategies that align with research on how people's brains function, teachers can engage all students as individuals and help them reach their maximum potential with joy and confidence.

    • Education

Behavior Solutions for the Inclusive Classroom


Author: Beth Aune,Beth Burt,Peter Gennaro
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 1935274082
Category: Education
Page: 151
View: 4122
Each year there is a growing emphasis on the inclusion of students with special needs into the general education population. Some students may come with a diagnosis: Learning Disability, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, or ADHD. Others may not, leaving teachers unsure how to teach them. This book is a tool for teachers who have a student or students in their classroom whose behaviors are impeding their learning. If they see a particular behavior, they can quickly look up an in-the-moment solution, and then read more about what could be causing that behavior. A must-have for every inclusive classroom!

    • Education

Nowhere to Hide

Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It
Author: Jerome J. Schultz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118091736
Category: Education
Page: 336
View: 5798
A new approach to help kids with ADHD and LD succeed in and outside the classroom This groundbreaking book addresses the consequences of the unabated stress associated with Learning disabilities and ADHD and the toxic, deleterious impact of this stress on kids' academic learning, social skills, behavior, and efficient brain functioning. Schultz draws upon three decades of work as a neuropsychologist, teacher educator, and school consultant to address this gap. This book can help change the way parents and teachers think about why kids with LD and ADHD find school and homework so toxic. It will also offer an abundant supply of practical, understandable strategies that have been shown to reduce stress at school and at home. Offers a new way to look at why kids with ADHD/LD struggle at school Provides effective strategies to reduce stress in kids with ADHD and LD Includes helpful rating scales, checklists, and printable charts to use at school and home This important resource is written by a faculty member of Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry and former classroom teacher.

    • Education

ADD/ADHD Alternatives in the Classroom


Author: Thomas Armstrong
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 0871203596
Category: Education
Page: 126
View: 4444
Offers different approaches for teaching ADD/ADHD children, including incorporating imaginative journeys, bodily-kinesthetic cues, posters, drama, and dances into the curriculum.

    • Education

Improving School Behaviour


Author: Chris Watkins,Patsy Wagner
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761963370
Category: Education
Page: 146
View: 2779
Behaviour difficulties in our schools will not go away, but they can be significantly reduced. This book makes available to practitioners and students the frameworks and ideas, which will help them, minimize behaviour difficulty in school. The authors address three important levels: the school, the classroom and the individual. At each level, they show how to identify and analyze patterns of difficulty, and then identify methods for improvement. Improving School Behaviour has been written in order to bring to readers useful approaches founded in a comprehensive range of useful international research, and in years of experience in working with schools. It is a mine of helpful ideas and practical approaches. Th

    • Education

Challenging Kids, Challenged Teachers

Teaching Students with Tourette's, Bipolar Disorder, Executive Dysfunction, OCD, ADHD, and More
Author: Leslie E. Packer,Sheryl K. Pruitt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781890627829
Category: Education
Page: 329
View: 7290
Explains to educators how to teach children with neurological disorders, including such specific disorders as Tourette's syndrome, bipolar disorder, ADHD, Asperger's syndrome, anxiety disorders, and depression.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Passport to Mathematics Book 1, Grade 6

Mcdougal Littell Passports
Author: Laurie Boswell,Timothy D. Kanold
Publisher: McDougal Littell/Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 9780618185986
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 784
View: 9204

    • Education

Pyramid of Behavior Interventions

Seven Keys to a Positive Learning Environment
Author: Tom Hierck,Charlie Coleman
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 193676508X
Category: Education
Page: 72
View: 7426
Students thrive when educators commit to proactively meeting their behavioral as well as academic needs. This book will help teachers and school leaders transform the research on behavior, response to intervention, and professional learning communities into practical strategies they can use to create a school culture and classroom climates in which learning is primed to occur.

    • Education

Functional Behavior Assessment for People With Autism

Making Sense of Seemingly Senseless Behavior
Author: Beth A. Glasberg, PH. D.,Beth A. Glasberg, Ph.D.,Robert H. LaRue
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781606132043
Category: Education
Page: 171
View: 1994
Parents and professionals caring for people with autism sometimes encounter baffling, challenging behavior noncompliance, aggression, or repetitive actions which they don't know how to stop. The key to resolving problem behavior is to first determine its purpose by conducting a functional behavior assessment (FBA). In this second edition updated with new research, case studies, and anecdotes, the authors explain how clinicians conduct FBAs: measuring behavior; observing behavior and collecting data; testing the hypothesis about the behavior's function. And now, there's new material about how to do FBAs outside of clinical settings, at school, in the community, and at home, making this strategy more accessible to parents and teachers in daily life. Use the follow-on book, Stop That Seemingly Senseless Behavior! to create effective intervention plans incorporating insights learned from the FBA.

    • Education

Theory and Practice of Distance Education


Author: Borje Holmberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134830238
Category: Education
Page: 264
View: 2387
Distance education is practised in all parts of the world and in recent years, its scope has developed enormously and rapidly. It has become an intrinsic part of many national educational systems and an academic discipline in its own right. Research into the area has produced a body of theory which is now being used to improve its practice. This new edition of Theory and Practice of Distance Education has been thoroughly updated both by describing how practice has changed, and by examining recent research in the field. Like the first edition, this book provides a comprehensive survey of distance education, looking at it globally and discussing the different lines of thought and models used. It describes the place of distance education in educational thinking, its various theories, principles, and techniques of presentation, its organization and its administration.