Laminated Guides

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, 2nd Edition

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. 2017. ...

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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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IEPs & CCSS: Specially Designed Instructional Strategies

The Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted in most states in the country, delineate the skills and knowledge that students are expected to possess at each grade level (K-12) in order to be college and career ready (CCR) by the time they graduate high school. They are designed to ensure that ALL American students–including students with disabilities– receive ...

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Technology for Transition and Postsecondary Success: Supporting Executive Function

This six-page (tri-fold) laminated reference guide by Gillian Hayes and Stephen Hosaflook focuses on readily available tools for augmenting and supporting the development of executive function skills, such as time and task management, organization, and self-regulation. These skills are crucial for accomplishing a variety of transition-related goals, including carrying out the daily routines that enable people to function autonomously, enroll ...

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