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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ISET Tools: Technology Tools Menu for Special Educators (UDL Edition)

The Council for Exceptional Children partnered with its Innovations in Special Education Technology (ISET) Division to produce this laminated guide that provides a range of tools for Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Learn about multiple means of engagement tools such as VoiceThread, Flipgrid, Popplet, Symbaloo, and SeeSaw as well as multiple means of representation tools such as Rewordify, Readworks, Explain ...

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Instructional Strategies for Learners with IEPs

This compact yet comprehensive guide provides K-12 educators of students who receive special education services with a brief overview of the purpose and essential elements of an individualized education program (IEP), along with adaptations, interventions, and supports to incorporate into the IEP as part of specially designed instruction (SDI). It includes a framework for step-by-step planning as well as sample ...

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Teaching Students How to Use Self-Management

Self-management is a robust technique whereby students of all ages and ability levels learn how to control their learning and social behaviors. When students effectively self-manage, teachers spend more time on instruction and less time reminding students how to behave, which benefits teachers and students. Additionally, students learn independence when they self-manage. This guide presents a 10-step instructional sequence for ...

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Mindfulness in the Inclusive Classroom

Emotions and cognition are connected, with social and emotional learning integral to students’ academic and personal growth. Mindfulness–being aware of the now in our thoughts and actions–allows students and their educators to have their hearts, bodies, and minds focused on the present moment. People who practice mindfulness are better able to recognize and attend to their surroundings, feelings, and thoughts ...

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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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Dyslexia: Strategies, Supports and Interventions, 2nd Edition

Intense, explicit and systematic instruction in reading and writing is essential to helping students with dyslexia and related learning disabilities succeed in their academic careers and beyond. This updated and expanded second edition of the laminated reference guide Dyslexia: Strategies, Supports and Interventions by Sandra Rief offers teachers practical classroom strategies and proven accommodations for addressing the language and literacy ...

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Cultivating a Growth Mindset in Students

Why do some highly capable students not excel in school while others achieve great success? Why do some individuals consistently exert effort when faced with challenges while others give up? And what can teachers do to help ensure all learners work hard and meet their full potential? The answer comes down to mindset. This quick-reference laminated guide looks at the ...

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Transition to Adulthood for Students with Disabilities

The transition to adulthood after high school graduation is a critical juncture for students with disabilities. Educators need to help parents and students start preparing for this transition long before high school, when a formal transition plan is legally required in a student’s IEP. Effective transition planning is a long-term, ongoing process that can greatly influence the lifelong outcomes of ...

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Social Skills: Effective Instruction for Exceptional Learners

In every category of exceptional learners, there are some learners who struggle with social skills. This guide provides PreK – 5th grade teachers with evidence-based, practical, teacher-friendly, strategies for helping children with special needs build social skills. Written by experienced classroom teachers, this guide recommends interventions for strengthening important social skills, including communication, conflict resolution, and team building skills. It ...

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