Administration

High-Leverage Practices in Special Education: The Final Report of the HLP Writing Team

Special education teachers, as a significant segment of the teaching profession, came into their own with the passage of Public Law 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, in 1975. Since then, although the number of special education teachers has grown substantially it has not kept pace with the demand for their services and expertise. The roles and practice ...

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Solving Disproportionality and Achieving Equity

According to federal data, black students are more than three times as likely as their white peers to be suspended or expelled. As a school leader, what do you do when your heart is in the right place, but your data show otherwise? In Solving Disproportionality and Achieving Equity, Edward Fergus explores the biases that create barriers to the success ...

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Webinar: Building Resilience in Special Educators

Special educators have demanding jobs that require high levels of energy and resilience. You’re probably stressed by these demands, but haven’t been prepared to effectively manage it all. Eventually, job stress escalates to the level of burnout, which has far-reaching consequences that ultimately impact students. With effective coping resources, however,you can build resilience to burnout, optimize your job performance, and ...

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What Really Works With Exceptional Learners

Teachers in today’s classrooms work with a diverse group of students, including many who have special education needs, and are often pressed to know a little something about everything. In What Really Works With Exceptional Learners, editors Wendy Murawski and Kathy Lynn Scott present another reader-friendly resource full of experiences and evidence-based practices to empower any educator. The editors and ...

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Inclusion Success Set

Students in today’s general education classrooms differ from one another in needs and abilities, degrees of academic readiness, and levels of interest. They also bring an array of individual learning profiles with them to class. To meet the needs of this increasingly diverse population, all teachers should be able to differentiate instruction. This Inclusion Success Set has the resources you ...

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Recognize, Respond, Report: Preventing and Addressing Bullying of Students with Special Needs

Bullying in schools is a national problem that affects a high percentage of students with disabilities. This ready-to-use guidebook gives K–12 educators, administrators, and school counselors the research-based interventions they need to stop bullying in its tracks—and prevent it before it starts. Recognize, Respond, Report presents the core components of preventing and addressing bullying and disability-based harassment at the district ...

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Inclusion Strategies That Work! Research-Based Methods for the Classroom (3rd ed.)

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 Karten’s data-driven methods are updated with the latest research, connections to the Common Core, and legislative developments. This edition includes updated information on writing IEPs, collaboratively working with families, ...

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Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children: Understanding, Teaching, and Counseling Gifted Students

Gifted students with disabilities (twice-exceptional children) need specific teaching strategies in order to find success in general education classroom settings—and in specially designed programs. By offering a thorough discussion of twice-exceptional students based on research into how gifted students with disabilities learn, Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children helps teachers and administrators develop a broad understanding of the complex issues associated with gifted ...

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Great Instruction, Great Achievement for Students With Disabilities: A Road Map for Special Education Administrators

A comprehensive guide to what all students need to be successful in the classroom, Great Instruction, Great Achievement for Students With Disabilities provides administrators with the information they need to develop effective programs. Chapters review research-based practices in reading instruction, mathematics, and behavior, and situate these practices within current teaching environments—addressing co-teaching models, how to share data, and strategic planning. ...

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Making Assessment Matter: Using Test Results to Differentiate Instruction

All too often, literacy assessments are given only for accountability purposes and fail to be seen as valuable resources for planning and differentiating instruction. This clear, concise book shows K-5 educators how to implement a comprehensive, balanced assessment battery that integrates accountability concerns with data-driven instruction. Teachers learn to use different types of test scores to understand and address students’ ...

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Assessment for Intervention: A Problem-Solving Approach, 2nd edition

Problem-solving assessment is an essential component of multi-tiered systems of support such as response to intervention (RTI) and positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS). This authoritative work provides a complete guide to implementing a wide range of problem-solving assessment methods: functional behavioral assessment, interviews, classroom observations, curriculum-based measurement, rating scales and cognitive instruments. Prominent experts demonstrate the key role of ...

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Using the National Gifted Education Standards for Pre-K–Grade 12 Professional Development (2nd ed.)

National teacher preparation standards in gifted and talented education provide the foundation for research-based practices in gifted education and identify what teachers should know and be able to do to ensure that students with gifts and talents realize their full potential. Because the responsibility for teaching gifted learners and those with potential to achieve at high levels is often shared ...

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Charting the Course: Special Education in Charter Schools

Throughout the United States, increasing numbers of students are being educated in charter schools. Although the educators in these schools may think they are prepared to tackle any problem related to teaching and learning, personnel, financial management, and community relations, many charter schools are overwhelmed by the need for complying with federal rules and regulations while at the same time ...

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The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers

Since its first publication, The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers has helped novice teachers bridge the gap between training and classroom practice. This all-new edition, updated to reflect the needs and priorities of 21st-century special educators, offers practical guidance on such topics as roles and responsibilities, school environment and culture, classroom organization and management, collaboration with other professionals, and ...

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The Inclusive Education Checklist: A Self-Assessment of Best Practices

This book is designed assists schools, districts, administrators, policy makers, and professionals to assess, develop, and implement inclusive services for students with disabilities. It identifies 15 evidence-based best practices, and presents a checklist of 8 to 32 best practice indicators for each. The mean scores of each best practice checklist offer a general indicator of school progress toward achieving the ...

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