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Inclusion Strategies That Work for Adolescent Learners!



© 2009 | 248 pages | Corwin

"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.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
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
 
Index

“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

“An exceptional work of art. This book should be the teacher’s newest bible on inclusion.”

Kristina Moody, Special Education Assistant, Graduate Student
William Carey University, Gulfport

"This book will quickly become the must-have resource for all special and general educators. From cover to cover, 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. The online resources throughout this easy-to-read text greatly enhance its value today as well as its longevity into the future."

Harold M. Tarriff, Director of Special Services
School District of the Chathams, NJ
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

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: Inclusive Mind-Sets and Best Practices for Adolescents


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