Administration/Leadership

Building Alliances: A How-to Manual to Support Transitioning Youth

Building Alliances presents the core principles and practices of collaboration that best support transition-aged youth with disabilities—and their families. Val Mazzotti and Dawn Rowe discuss the key roles and responsibilities of youth and their families, school personnel, and community service providers. A series of “research in practice” vignettes illustrates how to implement evidence-based strategies and activities, providing a step-by-step approach to building and facilitating effective collaboration, ...

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Solving Disproportionality and Achieving Equity

According to federal data, black students are more than three times as likely as their white peers to be suspended or expelled. As a school leader, what do you do when your heart is in the right place, but your data show otherwise? In Solving Disproportionality and Achieving Equity, Edward Fergus explores the biases that create barriers to the success ...

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Webinar: Building Resilience in Special Educators

Special educators have demanding jobs that require high levels of energy and resilience. You’re probably stressed by these demands, but haven’t been prepared to effectively manage it all. Eventually, job stress escalates to the level of burnout, which has far-reaching consequences that ultimately impact students. With effective coping resources, however,you can build resilience to burnout, optimize your job performance, and ...

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Inclusion Success Set

Students in today’s general education classrooms differ from one another in needs and abilities, degrees of academic readiness, and levels of interest. They also bring an array of individual learning profiles with them to class. To meet the needs of this increasingly diverse population, all teachers should be able to differentiate instruction. This Inclusion Success Set has the resources you ...

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Recognize, Respond, Report: Preventing and Addressing Bullying of Students with Special Needs

Bullying in schools is a national problem that affects a high percentage of students with disabilities. This ready-to-use guidebook gives K–12 educators, administrators, and school counselors the research-based interventions they need to stop bullying in its tracks—and prevent it before it starts. Recognize, Respond, Report presents the core components of preventing and addressing bullying and disability-based harassment at the district ...

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Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children: Understanding, Teaching, and Counseling Gifted Students

Gifted students with disabilities (twice-exceptional children) need specific teaching strategies in order to find success in general education classroom settings—and in specially designed programs. By offering a thorough discussion of twice-exceptional students based on research into how gifted students with disabilities learn, Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children helps teachers and administrators develop a broad understanding of the complex issues associated with gifted ...

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Great Instruction, Great Achievement for Students With Disabilities: A Road Map for Special Education Administrators

A comprehensive guide to what all students need to be successful in the classroom, Great Instruction, Great Achievement for Students With Disabilities provides administrators with the information they need to develop effective programs. Chapters review research-based practices in reading instruction, mathematics, and behavior, and situate these practices within current teaching environments—addressing co-teaching models, how to share data, and strategic planning. ...

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Making Assessment Matter: Using Test Results to Differentiate Instruction

All too often, literacy assessments are given only for accountability purposes and fail to be seen as valuable resources for planning and differentiating instruction. This clear, concise book shows K-5 educators how to implement a comprehensive, balanced assessment battery that integrates accountability concerns with data-driven instruction. Teachers learn to use different types of test scores to understand and address students’ ...

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Assessment for Intervention: A Problem-Solving Approach, 2nd edition

Problem-solving assessment is an essential component of multi-tiered systems of support such as response to intervention (RTI) and positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS). This authoritative work provides a complete guide to implementing a wide range of problem-solving assessment methods: functional behavioral assessment, interviews, classroom observations, curriculum-based measurement, rating scales and cognitive instruments. Prominent experts demonstrate the key role of ...

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Using the National Gifted Education Standards for Pre-K–Grade 12 Professional Development (2nd ed.)

National teacher preparation standards in gifted and talented education provide the foundation for research-based practices in gifted education and identify what teachers should know and be able to do to ensure that students with gifts and talents realize their full potential. Because the responsibility for teaching gifted learners and those with potential to achieve at high levels is often shared ...

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The Inclusive Education Checklist: A Self-Assessment of Best Practices

This book is designed assists schools, districts, administrators, policy makers, and professionals to assess, develop, and implement inclusive services for students with disabilities. It identifies 15 evidence-based best practices, and presents a checklist of 8 to 32 best practice indicators for each. The mean scores of each best practice checklist offer a general indicator of school progress toward achieving the ...

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Webinar: From Philosophy to Practice: Enacting Authentic School Inclusion

This webinar is for educators who are interested in creating authentically inclusive communities in PreK-12 classrooms in which all students are valued and have access to meaningful education in the general education setting. We will provide many strategies related to changing mindsets about students, increasing expectations and student engagement, and maximizing learning for all students. Join us to explore topics ...

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Webinar: Determining What Works Best for Students: Taking a Deeper Look at Critical Special Education Issues

This webinar will explore evaluating special education programs using an educational benefit analysis, to examine and determine least restrictive placements and informal dispute resolutions strategies. You will learn to use a tool to determine whether a student needs a more restrictive placement using a multi-disciplinary approach as well as strategies to implement your own Informal Dispute Resolution programs. After this ...

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The Administrator’s Leadership Set

Buy Together and SAVE! The Administrator’s Leadership Set provides valuable resources from the field of special education to inform and support administrative oversight of special educators, general educators, support staff—and the education of students with disabilities. The set includes: What School Counselors Need to Know About Special Education (revised edition) Great Instruction, Great Achievement for Students With Disabilities: A Road Map for Special ...

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Resources for School Counselors

The American School Counselor Association says that school counselors “help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development, ensuring today’s students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow.” They sit on IEP teams, intervention and assessment teams, and provide schoolwide instruction and support. The Resources for School Counselors set supports this essential work. In addition ...

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