Laminated Guides

HLPs in Special Education Social/Emotional/Behavioral Laminated Guide (#3)

This compact, practical guide is the third in a series of laminated guides about high-leverage practices. It focuses on HLPs 7-10 (Social/Emotional/Behavioral). These include HLP7 – Establish a consistent, organized, and respectful learning environment, HLP8 – Provide positive and constructive feedback to guide students’ learning and behavior, HLP9 – Teach social behaviors, and HLP10 – Conduct functional behavioral assessments to ...

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HLPs in Special Education Assessment Laminated Guide (#2)

This compact, practical guide is the second in a series of laminated guides about high-leverage practices. It focuses on HLPs 4-6 (Assessment). These include HLP4 – Use multiple sources of information to develop a comprehensive understanding of a student’s strengths and needs, HLP5 – Interpret and communicate assessment information with stakeholders to collaboratively design and implement educational programs, and HLP ...

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HLPs in Special Education Instruction Laminated Guide (#4)

This compact, practical guide is the fourth in a series of laminated guides about high-leverage practices. It focuses on HLPs 11-14 (Instruction). These include HLP11 – Identify and prioritize long- and short-term learning goals, HLP12 – Systematically design instruction toward a specific learning goal, HLP13 – Adapt curriculum tasks and materials for specific learning goals, and HLP14 – Teach cognitive ...

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HLPs in Special Education Laminated Guide Collection

This is a set containing a series of six laminated guides about high-leverage practices. Each 6-page guide is a practical classroom tool showing specific examples about how to implement HLPs. Guide #1 focuses on Collaboration, covering HLPs 1-3. Guide #2 focuses on Assessment, covering HLPs 4-6. Guide #3 focuses on Social/Emotional/Behavioral practices, covering HLPs 7-10. Guide #4 focuses on Instruction, ...

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HLPS in Special Education Instruction Laminated Guide (#6)

This compact, practical guide is the sixth and final publication in a series of laminated guides about high-leverage practices. It focuses on HLPs 19-22 (Instruction). These include HLP19 – Use assistive and instructional technologies, HLP20 – Provide intensive instruction, HLP21 – Teach students to maintain and generalize new learning across time and settings, and HLP22 – Provide positive and constructive ...

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HLPs in Special Education Instruction Guide (#5)

This compact, practical guide is the fifth in a series of laminated guides about high-leverage practices. It focuses on HLPs 15-18 (Instruction). These include HLP15 – Provide scaffolded supports, HLP16 – Use explicit instruction, HLP17 – Use flexible grouping, and HLP18 – Use strategies to promote active student engagement. This publication is co-published with National Professional Resources, Inc. This product ...

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HLPs in Special Education Collaboration Laminated Guide (#1)

Effective special education teachers collaborate with a wide range of professionals, families and caregivers to assure that educational programs and related services are effectively designed and implemented to meet the needs of each student with a disability. This laminated guide, the first in a series of laminated guides about High-Leverage Practices, provides a practical tool for teachers to implement the ...

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Assistive Technology: What Every Educator Needs to Know

This reference guide is designed to help educators better understand the value of assistive technology (AT) in increasing all students’ access to the general education curriculum and improving the teaching/learning process for students with special education needs. In this guide, Brian Friedlander shows how incorporating AT can help them teachers incorporate the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and ...

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Transitioning to College: A Guide for Students with Disabilities (2nd edition)

School personnel, parents, and high school students with disabilities will all benefit from this new and expanded (6-page) laminated guide. It offers detailed suggestions of ways students with disabilities can start preparing for the transition to college as early as freshman year of high school. Transitioning to College reviews five key areas of preparedness: Understanding laws that govern how colleges ...

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Teaching Students on the Autism Spectrum in the Inclusive Classroom

In this quick-reference laminated guide, author Paula Kluth presents simple, effective strategies for supporting students with autism spectrum disorder in inclusive pre-K through 12th grade classrooms, and helping all learners succeed.  Teachers will find up-to-date information about the diagnosis of ASD, what to do if you suspect a student is on the spectrum, and a list of needs of students ...

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Gifted Education: Using Enrichment Clusters to Provide Challenging Strategies for All

This quick-reference laminated guide for K–12 teachers explains how to use enrichment clusters―an innovative component of the Renzulli Schoolwide Enrichment Model―to engage students, develop skills, and promote advanced learning. Enrichment clusters engage students in interest-based, student-driven, real-world learning experiences.  This “brand of learning” focuses on providing resources, guidance, and feedback to individuals and small groups based on their interests, abilities, ...

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Managing Classroom Behaviors Using an RTI/MTSS Framework

Designed for use by teachers, this 6-page, quick-reference laminated guide by Jim Wright, founder of Intervention Central (www.interventioncentral.org), describes a range of evidenced-based Tier 1 (whole-class) RTI/MTSS strategies and interventions to prevent and manage disruptive or inappropriate classroom behaviors. Topics include teaching and reinforcing behavioral expectations; making instruction engaging and effective; developing effective teacher-student communication; strategies for dealing with non-compliant ...

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Using Data to Improve Student Learning

In today’s educational environment, the effective use of data is essential to the teaching and learning process. Data is not only used to inform instructional decision making, but it also serves as the primary accountability measure at all levels within a school system. In the classroom, within a school building, and across an entire district, data is a critical vehicle ...

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The Paraeducator’s Survival Guide

Written by Kent Gerlach, author of Let’s Team Up: A Checklist for Teachers, Paraeducators & Principals,  this quick-reference laminated guide helps paraeducators survive and thrive as important members of school teams. The guide clarifies paraeducators’ roles and responsibilities in various settings and also covers: ethical and professional guidelines; the importance of teamwork; ways to effectively support teacher-directed instruction and curriculum; frequently ...

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Co-Teaching: Strategies to Improve Student Outcomes

Co-teaching is a popular service delivery model for students who are entitled to special education or other specialized services, such as support services for English learners. Evidence shows that the implementation of co-teaching is significantly associated with improved student outcomes. However for co-teaching to be effective, teachers need to thoroughly understand what the arrangement entails and what it takes to ...

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