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Inclusion Strategies That Work!
Research-Based Methods for the Classroom

Third Edition


© 2015 | 448 pages | Corwin

The go-to resource for ensuring the success of ALL learners!

Teaching students with diverse needs require educators to tap deep reserves of instructional know-how, empathy, responsiveness, and patience. And the mark of a great educator is ensuring that ALL learners reach their full potential - academically and emotionally.

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 J. Karten’s data-driven methods are updated with the latest research, connections to the Common Core, and legislative developments.

Beginning with a thoughtful look at why inclusion is so essential, Karten provides valuable advice on co-planning structured lessons, ways to leverage technology, and much more, including:

  • Updated information on ADA, IDEA, writing IEPs, transitional services, classifications, RTI, metacognitive strategies, and links to the Common Core
  • Tips for collaboratively working with families and making them an integral part of the inclusive team
  • Interactive strategies and techniques that make concepts real in the classroom by honoring each individual student, and by not permitting a label to define a student or lower academic, behavioral, social, and emotional expectations
  • An overview of special education legislative terminology
  • Information on how to use emotional intelligence and brain-friendly learning to improve student outcomes
  • Interactive online forms for planning, documentation, and collaboration

 With this comprehensive resource, you will be equipped with the tools to transform your classroom into a more inclusive environment to ensure that each learner achieves success!

Inclusion Strategies That Work! Third Edition is a must for administrators, general and special educators, related staff, and families who are looking for the one reference book on inclusion. Not only does it provide a wealth of information, it directs the reader to a host of other valuable resources and covers important basics which other professional books fail to address. Toby Karten’s sensitivity to respecting and meeting the diverse needs for students underscores the book. She embraces differences and provides a roadmap to inclusion. “
- Tobie Franklin, Director of Learning Support
The IDEAL School of Manhattan

"Ms. Karten brings a lifetime of experience and a common sense approach to teaching and working with students with disabilities in inclusive environments. This book places comprehensive strategies, resources and suggestions that are critical for success into the hands of all educators."

-Kathy Graham, Special Education Specialist

Region 3 Education Service Center, Victoria, TX

 
List of Inclusive Activities and Worksheets for Teachers and Students
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Examining the Research Base and Legal Considerations in Special Education, CCSS Connections, and the Reasons for Inclusion
Disability Legislation  
Introduction: Why Do Inclusion?  
Establishing Legislative Knowledge  
Disability Categories Under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)  
History of the Americans with Disabilities Act  
Civil Rights for Students with Disabilities Under Section 504  
Past, Present, and Future Concerns  
Common Core State Standards  
Cooperative Legislative Review  
Implications of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act  
Translating Research Into Learning Strategies That Work  
Inclusion and the Student With Disabilities  
 
2. Understanding Complicated Special Education Terminology and the Effects of Labels
Disability Introspection  
Being Treated Differently  
Merits of Individuality  
Disability Awareness Classroom Suggestions  
Viewing Differences in Books and Movies  
Different Choices  
Preparation for Successful Inclusion  
Focusing on Abilities  
 
3. Establishing Successful Inclusive Classrooms
Strategies That Work With All Learners  
Effective Ingredients  
Applying Diverse Strategies  
Strategic CCSS Applications  
Establishing Prior Knowledge  
The Goal of Special Education  
Motivating and Personalizing Learning Choices  
Multiple Intelligences of Students  
Learning Analysis  
Concretizing Learning  
Learning Designs  
Problem- and Project-Based Learning Connections  
Kinesthetic Connections  
Sensory Approaches and Learning Modalities  
 
4. Next, Writing and Applying the Individualized Education Program
What Exactly Is an IEP?  
Practical Guidelines for Using and Writing the IEP  
Appropriate Goals and Skills to Consider When Writing an IEP  
How to Track and Document IEPs  
IEP Challenges  
Implementing Adaptations by Charting Lessons  
 
5. Introducing Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Issues Into the Curriculum
Connecting Cognitive and Affective Skills  
Addressing Emotional Intelligences  
Behavioral Approaches for Educators  
Functional Behavioral Assessment  
Transitional Services  
Ways to Teach Social Skills  
Classroom Climate  
 
6. Reaching and Co-Teaching Your Students
Educational Collaboration  
Building Productive Relationships  
Collaborating as a Team  
Classroom Dynamics  
More Lesson Concerns  
Teen Culture  
 
7. The Common Core State Standards and Using the Three Rs to Guide Instruction and Assessment
First R: Reading  
Second R: ’Riting  
Third R: ’Rithmetic  
Complementing the Basics  
Artful Education  
Science by Observing, Doing, and Thinking  
Social Studies: Connecting Students to Their World  
Valuing Physical Education  
Interdisciplinary Approach: Educational Salads  
 
8. Emphasizing Comprehension and Study Skills
Learning More About Learning  
Developing Better Practices  
Teaching for More Understanding  
Organized Environments  
 
9. Assessing, Testing, and Grading Your Students
Purposeful Assessment Representations  
Classroom Scenarios  
User-Friendly Testing Formats  
Assessment Trends  
CCSS and Assessments  
Rubrics  
 
10. Working With Parents and Families of Students With Disabilities
Valuing Parents and Families  
Parents, Families, and Teachers as Allies  
Resources and Organizations for Parents, Guardians, and Families  
 
11. Infusing Technology Into the Inclusive Classroom
Benefits and Promising Futures  
Classroom and Community Implications and Resources  
Sample High School In-Class Lesson—Combining Literature and Technology  
Educational Ideas, Websites, and Resources  
Sites to Investigate for Students and Staff Across the Curriculum  
 
12. Reflecting as Classroom Practice
Reviewing and Maintaining Skills  
Preteach, Teach, Reteach  
Summing Up the Learning  
Combining Elements  
 
Resources
Resource A. Disability Tables  
Resource B. Organizations  
Resource C. Alphabetized Acronyms  
 
References and Further Readings
 
Index

Inclusion Strategies That Work! Third Edition is a must for educators and parents who are looking for the one reference book on inclusion. Not only does it provide a wealth of information, it directs the reader to a host of other valuable resources and covers important basics which other professional books fail to address, such as 'Cultural Concerns for Special Learners' and 'Teen Culture.'”

 “Toby Karten’s sensitivity to respecting and meeting the diverse needs for students underscores the book. She embraces differences and provides a roadmap to inclusion. “

Tobie Franklin, Director of Learning Support
The IDEAL School of Manhattan

"Ms. Karten brings a lifetime of experience and a common sense approach to teaching and working with students with disabilities in inclusive environments. Her book, Inclusion Strategies That Work!, places comprehensive strategies, resources and suggestions that are critical for success into the hands of all educators."

Kathy Graham, Special Education Specialist
Region 3 Education Service Center, Victoria, TX

"Through her expertise in professional development, Toby Karten has inspired tens of thousands of teachers around the world through her work. That inspiration is captured in this book! Meeting the needs of all students is crucial in every classroom and this book provides a framework for broadening the knowledge of all teachers to make that happen!"

Mike Kuczala, Director of Instruction
Regional Training Center, Randolph, NJ

I like the book, but given my current courses I was only considering it as a supplement (not core) textbook for a couple of my classes. At this time there is not enough content relevant to a single course to adopt it even as a supplement; however we are going to be doing some course restructuring in the future, and I may adopt this book in the future for a new course we are planning to develop. In the meantime I am recommending that our library add this book to their collection.

Dr Kelly Kathleen Metz
Speech Hearing Sciences Dept, Univ Of Southern Mississippi
February 20, 2016
Key features

The challenges of an inclusive classroom can often be overwhelming. Don't miss the most comprehensive guide to show you how to make inclusion work!

Topics include:

  • Understanding special education legislative terminology
  • Strategies for establishing successful inclusive classrooms
  • Introducing social skills into the curriculum, including addressing emotional intelligences
  • Technology-driven classroom activities and resources to maximize student performance
  • Collaborative planning and documentation for educators, parents, and students with defined goals and outcomes
  • Study skills and assessment techniques that emphasize mastery and retention

 


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