Laminated Guides

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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Co-Teaching in Secondary Schools: 7 Steps to Successful Inclusion, 2nd Edition

Co-teaching is an increasingly popular teaching model. Although it can be a very effective way of helping all students in inclusive classrooms learn, it can also be quite challenging for teachers to implement, especially at the secondary level, but it is a challenge well worth embracing. This updated and expanded edition of Co-Teaching in Secondary Schools: 7 Steps to Successful ...

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Autism and the iPad: Strengthening Communication and Behavior

This brief laminated reference guide describes the ways in which the iPad can be an effective tool in teaching students with autism, particularly in enhancing communication and behavioral skills.  The apps described include include those that address language development, augmentative/alternative communication, visual schedules, social stories, positive behavior reinforcers, and behavior data collection. By Brian S. Friedlander and Christine Besko-Maughan. 2013. 6 ...

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Literacy Instruction for Inclusive Classrooms

Today’s general education classrooms include students with many different backgrounds, knowledge, skills, experiences and learning styles. Teachers face the challenge of delivering instruction in a way that is accessible to all of the diverse learners in their inclusive classrooms. Literacy Instruction for Inclusive Classrooms, by Paula Kluth and Kelly Chandler-Olcott, offers K-12 teachers practical advice on how to enhance literacy ...

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