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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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Webinar: Data-Based Behavior Plans: What Do They Look Like?

In this webinar, you’ll get a step-by-step look at what an effective and feasible behavior plan looks like. Discover how you can collect and use data to identify and define challenging behavior and its purposes. Then, you’ll see what a well-constructed behavior plan includes—how to plan for preventing future behaviors, teaching replacement behaviors, and response processes. You’ll get examples of ...

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TEACHING Exceptional Children Journal Special SOTP Issue (Volume 52, Issue 1)

This special issue features the 2019 CEC State of the Special Education Profession Survey Report. Additional articles and columns address check in/check out, diversity in the profession, assistive technology, perspectives on the State of the Profession Report, coverage of the 2019 Special Education Legislative Summit, and other CEC news. By Dawn A. Rowe. 2019. 60 pages. ISSN: 0040-0599. #S6321. Order ...

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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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Current Trends and Legal Issues in Special Education

School leaders and special educators are expected to be experts on all levels of special education law and services, types of disability, and aspects of academic and functional programming.  With the increasing demands of the job and the ever-changing legal and educational climate, many administrators and teachers are overwhelmed, and few feel adequately prepared to meet the demands. Current Trends ...

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Don’t Suspend Me! An Alternative Discipline Toolkit

Learn how alternative discipline methods can create long-term change. Suspensions don’t work. They don’t improve behavior and they don’t address the social-emotional needs of students. It is time to change the culture of discipline in schools. There are better, alternative discipline methods that can create positive, meaningful long-term changes in the behavior of challenging students. Aligned with educational law, Don’t ...

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Building Resilience in Students Impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences

Use trauma-informed strategies to give students the skills and support they need to succeed in school and life. Nearly half of all children have been exposed to at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE), such as poverty, divorce, neglect, homelessness, substance abuse, domestic violence, or parent incarceration. These students often enter school with behaviors that don’t blend well with the ...

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Start With the Heart

Start with the heart to build a school climate in which achievement will flourish. You can build an empathetic school culture that promotes genuine acceptance of one another, an appreciation for diversity, and an intrinsic desire to contribute and grow academically-a school environment that is inviting, positive, and engaging! In this easy-to-read, inspiring book, educational consultant and former high school ...

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Developing Expert Learners

Finally – a roadmap for growing students’ confidence and competence in learning. We strive to empower our students to lead their own inquiry, discover knowledge, and construct approaches to solving real-life challenges. Often, though, we make the mistake of designing learning experiences that burden students with the unrealistic expectation of expertise that hasn’t yet been developed. The solution: proper scaffolding ...

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Leading for Change Through Whole-School Social-Emotional Learning

Develop and cultivate a positive school culture! Calling all change agents! If you are hoping to join other schools and districts across the country that are adopting Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) programs and practices to improve student outcomes and teacher capacity, then you’ve found the right book. Let Jennifer Rogers share her specialized experience in developing and implementing behavioral and social-emotional ...

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Don’t Suspend Me! & PBIS Handbook Bundle

A complete set for building a behavior system that meets students’ social-emotional learning needs! This bundle includes the popular Don’t Suspend Me! Alternative Discipline Toolkit book plus the three PBIS Handbooks: Tier One, Tier Two, and Tier Three. Students can’t learn if their social-emotional needs aren’t being met. Now more than ever, schools play a critical role in students’ social ...

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The PBIS Tier Two Handbook: A Practical Approach to Implementing Targeted Interventions

Move away from one-size-fits-all support-to targeted interventions that work. In this highly anticipated follow-up to The PBIS Tier One Handbook, you’ll find everything you need to continue transforming support in your school. Where that book focused on establishing schoolwide behavior systems, this volume addresses interventions that target specific student needs. No more fitting square pegs in round holes-instead you’ll develop ...

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The PBIS Tier One Handbook: A Practical Approach to Implementing the Champion Model

Harness the proactive power of PBIS to improve student behavior. More punishment won’t improve student behavior. Now, there’s a better way: The Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Champion Model. Through this breakthrough alternative, schools have reduced disciplinary incidences by 50% or more by implementing proactive, school-wide prevention practices. This research-based, action-oriented framework written by leading experts in PBIS implementation, ...

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