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63 Tactics for Teaching Diverse Learners, Grades 6-12

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March 2009 | 200 pages | Corwin

"What a wonderful and essential resource! In the age of differentiated instruction, this resource provides a wide array of authentic approaches that I can use in my classroom today! This book offers the reader real-life solutions to a challenge that teachers face every day: truly educating all students by giving them the tools they need to have a successful future."
—Kendra Sarabia, English Teacher
Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, Harwich, MA

"Grounded in research and theory, this book provides important foundational knowledge and outlines a comprehensive approach to the planning, management, delivery, and evaluation of instruction for diverse populations."
—Evelyn B. Barese, Assistant Professor of Education
Mount Saint Mary's College

Use field-tested teaching methods to reach students with diverse needs and abilities!

This collection of evidence-based instructional strategies enables general and special education teachers, novice or experienced, to address the learning needs of all students in diverse, inclusive classrooms. The authors provide a practical, research-based teaching model that focuses on planning, managing, delivering, and evaluating instruction for middle and secondary students with or without disabilities. Readers will find:

  • Descriptions of how to teach students with different learning styles and needs
  • Specific instructions for using each tactic, with helpful comments from practicing teachers and literature resources
  • A wealth of reproducible worksheets
  • Help for choosing appropriate strategies for specific subject areas, grade ranges, or learning difficulties
  • Information to help teachers comply with federal mandates such as NCLB and the reauthorization of IDEA 2004

63 Tactics for Teaching Diverse Learners, Grades 6–12 allows teachers to match specific needs with an easily accessible set of solutions and enable all learners to achieve success in the classroom.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Part I. Planning Instruction
 
1. Decide What to Teach
 
2. Decide How to Teach
 
3. Communicate Realistic Expectations
 
Part II. Managing Instruction
 
4. Prepare for Instruction
 
5. Use Time Productively
 
6. Establish Positive Environments
 
Part III. Delivering Instruction
 
7. Present Information
 
8. Monitor Presentations
 
9. Adjust Presentations
 
Part IV. Evaluating Instruction
 
10. Monitor Student Understanding
 
11. Monitor Engaged Time
 
12. Keep Records of Student Progress
 
13. Use Data to Make Decisions
 
References
 
Additional Readings
 
Index

“This text is a valuable resource for educators responsible for implementing instruction for a diverse population. Grounded in research and theory, this book provides important foundational knowledge and outlines a comprehensive approach to the planning, management, delivery, and evaluation of instruction. It serves as a practical guide, reflective of current mandates while communicating realistic outcomes.”

Evelyn B. Barese, Assistant Professor of Education
Mount Saint Mary College

"This book leads you through useful tactics in four main areas of instruction, including: planning, managing, delivering, and evaluation. The tactics have been designed to help teachers’ facilitate learning for all students across different subject areas. The information is very functional, including authentic examples from classroom teachers and research to support the effectiveness."

Kelly O’Neal-Hixson, Assistant Professor of Special Education
Emporia State University

"What a wonderful and essential resource! In the age of differentiated instruction, this resource provides a wide array of authentic approaches that I can use in my classroom today! This book offers the reader real-life solutions to a challenge that teachers face every day: truly educating all students by giving them the tools they need to have a successful future."

Kendra Sarabia, English Teacher
Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, Harwich, MA

"Special educators really need day-to-day tactics they can use in the school setting. This book provides those in spades—it gives teachers cutting-edge tips they can use Monday through Friday. The authors have hit one out of the park. This is a book all special educators will want to keep within easy reach."

Rosemary Barton Tobin, Professor of Education
Emmanuel College
Key features
  • Structured to make it easy for teachers to find the practices best suited to the grade, content area, and learning problem they are addressing
  • Teachers are given implementation information, teacher feedback on the practice, and references to find what they need in the literature

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: Decide What to Teach


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