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Inclusion Strategies That Work for Adolescent Learners!

This reader-friendly guide describes adolescent development and provides strategies for creating an inclusive secondary classroom, including differentiation, brain-based learning, universal design, and more.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12, Elementary, Secondary
  • ISBN: 9781412970464
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2009
  • Page Count: 248
  • Publication date: November 19, 2012

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"Wow! What a wonderful resource for all teachers. This book combines theory and practical strategies that can easily be implemented in anyone's classroom. Kudos to the author."
—Sarah N. Miller, Special Education Teacher
Baldwin County Schools, Summerdale, AL

"This book will quickly become the must-have resource for all special and general educators. Karten addresses all aspects of the inclusive environment, beginning with the inclusive mind-set and working through environment, structure, content, and most important, the idiosyncratic adolescent."
—Harold M. Tarriff, Director of Special Services
School District of the Chathams, NJ

Strategies to achieve winning results in the inclusive secondary classroom!

Higher performance and more positive experiences are possible for all adolescent learners with some guidance, perseverance, and the right techniques. Toby J. Karten provides teachers with a practical approach for creating a successful inclusive secondary classroom.

Backed by more than three decades of experience and expertise, this accessible guidebook helps teachers focus on teaching and learning for results using a wide variety of strategies, including differentiated instruction, universal design for learning, brain-based learning, RTI, and evidence-based practice. Other areas of focus include classroom management and helping adolescents transition to life after high school. With helpful forms, activities, graphic organizers, and quotations throughout, this teacher-friendly resource:

  • Outlines the theoretical background for creating an inclusive classroom environment at the middle and high school level
  • Describes the psychosocial, cognitive, physical, and moral development of adolescents and how they affect teaching practice
  • Provides research-based practices to maximize and honor learners' potentials and strengths

Inclusion Strategies That Work for Adolescent Learners! is the perfect companion for educators striving to help their adolescent students achieve success in the classroom and beyond.

Key features

This book offers:
  • Graphic organizers and tables
  • Quotations from notable experts, research journals, and organizations
  • Teacher-friendly forms and activities for staff development duplication
  • Interviews with stakeholders
  • Illustrations and diagrams to reinforce key points
  • A visual, auditory, and kinesthetic glossary
  • An extensive bibliography with books, resources, and web sites


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Toby J. Karten

Learn more about Toby Karten's PD offerings

Toby 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 children and adults from elementary through graduate levels around the world. She has been a resource teacher, staff developer, adult educator, and inclusion coach and consultant in New York and New Jersey schools and in many districts nationally and globally. In addition to her roles as an inclusion coach, student and family advocate, professional developer, mentor and resource teacher, Toby designed graduate courses titled From Challenge to Success; LD, ADHD, and the Spectrum and Skills and Strategies for Inclusion and disABILITY Awareness. She has trained instructors in three states to teach her courses. In addition, she has designed online courses for NaMaYa titled Collaborative Practices for Inclusive Classrooms and Interventions for Students with Dyslexia and Other Reading Differences. She has been recognized by both the Council for Exceptional Children and the New Jersey Department of Education as an exemplary educator, receiving two Teacher of the Year awards. She earned an undergraduate degree in special education from Brooklyn College, a master of science in special education from the College of Staten Island, a supervisory degree from Georgian Court University, and an honorary doctorate from Gratz College. Toby has authored several books and resources about inclusion practices and the CCSS, which are currently used for instruction on many college and university campuses and schools throughout the world.

Ms. Karten is married, has a son, and a few dogs. She enjoys teaching, reading, writing, artwork, and most of all, learning. Toby believes that inclusion does not begin and end in the classroom, but is a philosophy that continues throughout life. Hence, inclusion is not only research-based, but life-based as well!

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



About the Author

Part I. Issues in the Background and Foreground

1. Inclusive Mind-Sets and Best Practices for Adolescents

2. Inclusive Settings

Part II. Adolescent Cultures: Ways to Teach and Reach

3. Relating Cognitive and Psychological Theories to Adolescents

4. Beyond the Labels and Into the Abilities of Adolescent Learners

5. Applying Inclusive Strategies That Correlate With Adolescents? Lives

Part III. Focusing on Results

6. Meshing the Research to Achieve and Surpass the Standards in Adolescent Classrooms

7. Classroom Dynamics That Enhance Learning and Retention

8. Examining Exit Strategies That Prepare Adolescents to Enter the World

Bibliography and Resources




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