Laminated Guides

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

This newly updated six-page laminated reference guide is an indispensable tool for school administrators and educators. The guide outlines key features of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the federal law that entitles students with disabilities (SWD) to free and appropriate public education (FAPE), including specialized instruction and related services, or special education. Author Karen Norlander details the requirements schools ...

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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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Executive Function: Skill-Building and Support Strategies, Grades 6-12

This tri-fold laminated reference guide by Sandra Rief provides practical strategies to support and enhance the developing executive function skills of all students in grades 6-12. It also describes the key scaffolds and accommodations that help students with ADHD and others with executive function impairments succeed in school and beyond. Readers will learn about the various performance difficulties and academic ...

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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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Executive Function: Skill-Building Support Strategies for the Elementary Classroom

Executive function (EF) skills in young children are linked to school achievement and social-emotional development, making EF skill building vitally important for all students in elementary school. Educators need to have a clear understanding of executive function and the impact of EF deficits on student performance so that they can detect and address EF weaknesses as early as possible, thereby ...

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NPR Laminated Guides

The topics and strategies you need, right at your fingertips. These laminated quick reference guides from National Professional Resources fold out to give you strategies, tips and resources on the topics of your choice. Check them out! An Educator’s Guide to Bullying Prevention Autism Strategies for Middle Schools A-Z Co-Teaching in Secondary Schools: 7 Steps to Successful Inclusion, 2nd Edition– NEW ...

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English Language Learners in Preschool

Preschool children with a native language other than English, also known as English language learners (ELLs), comprise a very diverse group of students with unique learning challenges and needs.  As the population of ELLs continues to grow, there is increasing concern over the widening achievement gap between these students and their peers whose first language is English. Research shows that ...

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Autism Strategies for Middle Schools: A-Z

In many ways, the challenge of effectively teaching students with autism / ASD increases as their grade level increases. Students with autism enter middle school with very different maturity and ability levels due to the individual nature/extent of their disorder, as well as degree of support they have received in school and outside of school previously. To meet the extremely ...

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FBA and BIP: Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavioral Intervention Plans

Behavioral problems in the classroom can interfere with learning for the child with behavior problems as well as for other students in the class. By conducting functional behavior assessments (FBA) and developing behavior intervention plans (BIP), student support teams can provide effective, targeted interventions to students who require intensive behavioral support. Revised in 2106, FBA and BIP:  Functional Behavioral Assessment ...

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Curriculum-Based Measurement: A Teacher’s Guide

Curriculum-Based Measurement: A Teacher’s Guide, by John Hosp and Michelle Hosp, is a practical quick-reference guide that helps teachers utilize curriculum-based measurement to assess student learning across content areas and make educational and instructional decisions. It explains what CBM is, the benefits of using CBM, and how CBM can be used to collect data for screening and progress decisions as ...

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An Educator’s Guide to Bullying Prevention

Bullying is one of the most serious and pervasive problems in our schools today.  Children who are verbally taunted or attacked physically often refuse to go to school to avoid facing the prospect of bullying, thereby losing out on crucial instructional time and becoming even more emotionally removed from classmates, teachers and the school community. Academic, behavioral and physical problems ...

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