Brain-Based Learning by Eric P. Jensen; Liesl McConchieLearn how to teach like a pro and have fun, too! The more you know about the brains of your students, the better you can be at your profession. Brain-based teaching gives you the tools to boost cognitive functioning, decrease discipline issues, increase graduation rates, and foster the joy of learning. This innovative, new edition of the bestselling Brain-Based Learning by Eric Jensen and master teacher and trainer Liesl McConchie provides an up-to-date, evidence-based learning approach that reveals how the brain naturally learns best in school. Based on findings from neuroscience, biology, and psychology, you will find: In-depth, relevant insights about the impact of relationships, the senses, movement, and emotions on learning Savvy strategies for creating a high-quality learning environment, complete with strategies for self-care Teaching tools to motivate struggling students and help them succeed that can be implemented immediately This rejuvenated classic with its easy-to-use format remains the guide to transforming your classroom into an academic, social, and emotional success story.
Publication Date: 2020-04-17
Causes and Cures in the Classroom by Margaret SearleWhether students leave the classroom confident and goal-directed or frustrated and aimless depends on our ability to do two things: diagnose their needs and deliver support. This challenge can be daunting when students come to school with weak vocabulary, poor planning and organization skills, and problems with memory, impulse control, and attention span. Causes & Cures reveals new neurological research about the root causes of these obstacles and lays out a comprehensive five-step protocol designed to help all educators identify and address common student academic and behavior issues. This essential guide provides: Illuminating case studies that walk you through the protocol in a variety of content areas and grade levels. Strategies and tools to help you diagnose root causes and develop targeted, effective interventions for your students. Guidance for extending individualized interventions to large groups. Most of us went into teaching with the dream of helping all our students succeed. We can't let students who struggle wear us down or wait us out. No matter which subject or grade level you teach, this indispensable resource will show how you can help students overcome difficulties and experience real success in the classroom.
Publication Date: 2013-11-30
Essentials of Transition Planning by Paul Wehman; Elizabeth Evans Getzel (Contribution by); Catherine A. Anderson (Contribution by); Ellie C. Hartman (Contribution by); Jennifer Todd McDonough (Contribution by); Holly N. Whittenburg (Contribution by); William Grant Revell (Contribution by); Richard Parent-Johnson (Contribution by); Wendy Parent-Johnson (Contribution by); Valerie Brooke (Contribution by); Joshua Taylor (Contribution by); Cyndi Pitonyak (Contribution by); Dianne B. Davidsen (Contribution by); Judy Averill (Contribution by)For a smooth transition to adulthood, young people with disabilities need the support, guidance, and planning expertise of a successful collaborative team. All the essentials of transition planning are at your fingertips in the second edition of this popular book, a one-stop guide to helping young people live fulfilling adult lives beyond the classroom. Equally useful as a professional resource and a supplemental text, this how-to guidebook gets transition teams ready to help students with disabilities plan the future they want, pursue employment and/or higher education, and navigate the complex shift to adult life in the community. Renowned expert Paul Wehman and a select group of contributors introduce you to all the fundamentals of transition planning, offering fast facts, vivid examples, realistic case studies, and checklists and tools for putting your plan into action. Expanded and updated with the very latest on new legislation, funding sources, and other timely topics, this reader-friendly resource will help current and future professionals prepare young people to lead successful, self-determined adult lives. WHAT (TM)S NEW Guidance on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and its implications for transition and employment All-new chapter on customized employment In-depth coverage of funding sources available today due to new legislation More emphasis on involving students and families in transition planning as early as middle school New information on working with minority populations Cutting-edge case studies that reflect the current state of transition services More on employment goals and postsecondary education goals New evidence-based practices for students with complex support needs SELECTED TOPICS COVERED: self-determination * school inclusion * access to the general curriculum * goal development * transition IEP planning and development * social competence * postsecondary education * vocational education * community-based instruction * customized employment * interagency collaboration * funding transition programs Includes practical checklists and forms Transition Planning Checklist A Checklist for Inclusive Schooling Career and Vocational Transition Worksheet Postsecondary Education Transition Worksheet Social Competencies Worksheet Checklist of Steps in Designing a Functional Assessment Checklist of Steps for Including Families in the Transition IEP Process Dos and Don (TM)ts of Transition IEP Implementation and more