Library Book Suggestions – February 2017

The following books are available to check out from the T/TAC William & Mary Library.

Planning Effective Instruction: Diversity Responsive Methods and Management, 4th ed.Image of Book: Planning Effective Instruction: Diversity Responsive Methods and Management
Authors:  Kay M. Price & Karna L. Nelson
Call Number: IS22
Teachers strive to be diversity responsive, but knowing where to start can be overwhelming. This readable, practical book helps you make sense of the vast amount of information available and equips you to teach in ways that meet the needs of all students in today’s diverse classrooms. Its conceptual framework teaches you to plan for diversity through mindful thinking about what you teach, how you teach, and the context for teaching. You’ll learn critical classroom teaching and management strategies that serve as a foundation for making thoughtful decisions. You’ll also find universal interventions to prevent and overcome problem behavior that can sabotage the best of lesson plans. Along the way, examples and practical tools make it easy to translate what you learn directly to your classrooms, and plan for the success of all of your students.

Teachers’ Guides to Inclusive Practices: Modifying SchoolworkImage of Book: Modifying Schoolwork: Teachers' Guide to Inclusive Practices
Authors:  Rachel Janney & Martha E. Snell
Call Number: IN206
Need quick, practical, ready-to-use guidance on teaching all students–and making appropriate modifications for kids who need extra support? Get a clear and concrete plan for K-12 inclusion in this NEW edition of the bestselling book in the Teachers’ Guides to Inclusive Practices series. Packed with field-tested strategies, case studies, and planning tools, this hands-on guide will help teachers deliver effective universal instruction in core content areas and create customized adaptations and flexible supports for students with diverse needs and abilities. Teachers will learn what really works in inclusion, and they’ll discover how to seamlessly weave in modifications while encouraging each student’s sense of belonging.

Design and Deliver: Planning and Teaching using Universal Design for LearningImage of Book: Design and Deliver: Planning and Teaching Using Universal Design for Learning
Author:  Loui Lord Nelson
Call Number: IS23
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is the best way to teach all students effectively—but how can a busy teacher get started with UDL right now? Answers are in this vibrant, research-based guidebook. K-12 educators will learn how to use the three key principles of UDL—Engagement, Representation, and Action & Expression—to present information in multiple ways and meet the needs of diverse learners. Written in first person, like a face-to-face talk with a passionate educator, the book gives teachers a reader-friendly UDL primer and a practical framework for implementation, with detailed guidelines on lesson planning and checkpoints that help them stay on track.

How to Reach the Hard to Teach: Excellent Instruction for Those Who Need It MostImage of Book: How to Reach the Hard to Teach
Authors:  Jana Echevarria, Nancy Frey, and Douglas Fisher
Call Number: IS24
This helpful resource presents a thoughtful and practical approach for teachers to achieve breakthrough success with linguistically and culturally diverse students who struggle in school. Combining elements of the SIOP® Model and the FIT Teaching® approach, the authors take stock of what we know about excellent instruction and distill it into five guiding principles: Set high expectations; Provide access to the core curriculum; Use assessment to inform instruction; Attend to language development—both English and academic; and, Create a supportive classroom climate. You’ll learn specific practices associated with each principle and see how real-life teachers are employing these practices in their classrooms so that all students have the opportunity to learn and receive optimal support for that learning.

Co-Planning for Co-Teaching: Time-Saving Routines That Work in Inclusive ClassroomsImage of Book: Co-Planning for Co-Teaching: Time Saving Routines That Work in Inclusive Classrooms
Author:  Gloria Lodato Wilson
Call Number: CC79
How do you ensure that your co-teaching strategies make the most of the time that you and your co-teaching partner have in the classroom? The answer is co-planning, which will dramatically and efficiently increase the effectiveness of your instruction. In this concise resource, the author presents time-saving routines for general and special education teachers that will increase the active roles of each co-teacher and intensify instruction for students. Packed with useful examples for both elementary and secondary co-teachers, the author’s “behind-the-scenes” guidance helps co-teachers make the most of co-planning time.

The Paraprofessional’s Guide to the Inclusive Classroom: Working as a Team, 3rd ed.Image of Book The Paraprofessional's Guide to the Inclusive Classroom Working as a Team
Author: Mary Beth Doyle
Call Number: PA30
This research-based and user-friendly workbook will help paraprofessionals and teachers work toward their common goal: creating classroom and school communities that welcome and support all students. Carefully updated throughout with timely, engaging new material, this interactive guide helps teachers and paraprofessionals learn how to work more effectively with students who have a variety of disabilities, including autism; provide individualized curricular and instructional support for each student; improve communication among members of the educational team; and, use positive behavioral support to successfully address behavior challenges.

What Do You Stand For?: For Teens: A Guide to Building CharacterImage of book What Do You Stand For: For Teens: A Guide to Building Character
Author: Barbara A. Lewis
Call Number: CPL55
Young people need guidance from caring adults to build strong, positive character traits, but they can also build their own. This book by the best-selling author of “The Kid’s Guide to Social Action” invites children and teens to explore and practice honesty, kindness, empathy, integrity, tolerance, patience, respect, and more. Quotations and background information set the stage. Dilemmas challenge readers to think about, discuss, and debate positive traits. Activities invite them to explore what they stand for at school, at home, and in their communities. True stories profile real kids who exemplify positive traits; resources point the way toward character-building books, organizations, programs, and Web sites.

Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions: A Powerful Strategy for Strengthening School-Family PartnershipsImage of Book: Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions
Authors:  Luz Santana, Dan Rothstein, and Agnes Bain
Call Number: FA65
How can we make it easier for schools and families to work together on behalf of all students? It all begins by tapping into the different strengths educators and parents and caregivers can contribute to building a strong partnership. This helpful guide presents a deceptively simple strategy for how educators can build effective partnerships with parents—especially those who typically have not been actively involved in their children’s schooling. Based on more than two decades of work and research in a wide range of low- and moderate-income communities, this book empowers overburdened and under-resourced educators and parents to work together and achieve their common goal of successful students. This indispensable guide includes case studies spanning K–12 classrooms, and it explores ways to assist struggling students, collaborate on IEPs, and communicate with families of English language learners.

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