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Understanding, Developing, and Writing Effective IEPs

A Step-by-Step Guide for Educators

Written by legal and education experts and aligned with the reauthorization of IDEA 2004, this practical resource provides a step-by-step plan for creating, writing, and evaluating IEPs.

... impact of the disability on the student's learning. Finally, the team must be
mindful of the requirements for placement in the least restrictive environment.
Teams need to remember that 8 Understanding, Developing, and Writing
Effective IEPs.

Brain-Friendly Strategies for Developing Student Writing Skills

Aligned with core principles of effective instruction, this resource provides brain-compatible strategies, reflection questions, and cross-curricular writing activities to boost students' writing and achievement.

The original project, called Parents as Writing Partners, began in 1988. Back then
most of my students lived with both their parents. Over the years as society
changed, I realized more and more of my students were using grandparents,
uncles, ...

English Language Learners in the Mathematics Classroom

The number of students whose first language is not English is increasing. As a result, many teachers need new resources to adapt their teaching of mathematics to support the mathematical learning of students with limited English, and to include them in rigorous instruction. By incorporating multimodal strategies, teachers can more confidently teach standards-based mathematics that can reach all of their students. Through simple, straightforward language and examples, this resource helps teachers develop specialised understanding and strategy knowledge for supporting a high level of mathematics learning along with language acquisition.

Provide Mathematical and Organizational Representations as a Regular
Component of Instruction RATIONALE FROM RESEARCH Traditionally, teachers
teach by talking—they rely heavily on linguistic input in the form of spoken and
written ...

English Learners in the Mathematics Classroom

Research-based strategies to reach English learners – now aligned with the Common Core! Enable your English learners to build higher-level math skills and gain greater fluency in their new language—all while achieving the goals of the Common Core. Now in its second edition, this trusted resource includes: Mathematics lesson scenarios in every chapter, directly connected to Common Core Standards and the Standards for Mathematical Practice Instructional approaches that promote participation, hands-on learning, and true comprehension of mathematics concepts that benefit ALL students Sample lessons, visuals, and essential vocabulary that connect mathematical concepts with language development

Mathematics, asan academic discipline, ismadeup ofconcepts that are most
effectively discussed with proficiency in academic language. Academic language
in mathematics instruction includes the specialized wordsand phrases related ...

Practical Action Research for Change

Richard Schmuck demonstrates how educators can use personal reflection and action research to convert frustrations into solvable problems and improved professional practice.

Richard Schmuck demonstrates how educators can use personal reflection and action research to convert frustrations into solvable problems and improved professional practice.

Problem-Based Learning in Middle and High School Classrooms

A Teacher's Guide to Implementation

Lambros gives teachers all the tools they need for PBL instruction to boost reading comprehension, social skill development, content retention, and student motivation.

learning. There is also a distinction to be made between project learning as a
strategy and projects that are aligned with classroom instruction as an activity or
end product. Those types of projects usually represent something that the student
has learned through a course of study and may be considered a performance
evaluation. Project learning, on the other hand, is a strategy that produces new
knowledge and is interdisciplinary by design. The method is a comprehensive
approach ...

Project-Based Learning

Differentiating Instruction for the 21st Century

This book's collection of instructional strategies and assessment methods show how to implement and differentiate project-based learning that fosters 21st century skills in Grades K–12.

As discussed in Chapter 4, many proponents of technology or PBL in the
classroom suggest that the very meaning of teaching and learning is changing
and that students are becoming creative agents in the learning process during
the 21st century (Bender & Waller, 2011; Boss & Krauss, 2007; Ferriter & Garry,
2010). In the context of the 21st-century classroom, teaching is transformed into
facilitating learning rather than leading learning, and learning changes into
creation of content ...

Improving Standards-Based Learning

A Process Guide for Educational Leaders

This comprehensive resource provides ready-to-use tools to lead educators through the design, implementation, and evaluation of a high-quality, standards-based curriculum that significantly and positively impacts student learning.

provide the focus for the design, implementation, and evaluation of high quality
programs and practices for student learning. Many decisions are involved in the
development of these processes, and these should be based on the district's and
schools' vision for standards- based learning, awareness of state and federal
mandates, synthesis of related educational research literature and
recommendations of professional organizations, and an analysis of the existing
curriculum in the ...

Teaching the Female Brain

How Girls Learn Math and Science

Discover how girls' sensory, physical, cognitive, and emotional characteristics affect performance and how you can tailor instruction to promote girls' learning in math, science, and other areas.

Discover how girls' sensory, physical, cognitive, and emotional characteristics affect performance and how you can tailor instruction to promote girls' learning in math, science, and other areas.

Creating Equitable Classrooms Through Action Research

Learn how to implement a sustainable school or district action research program that promotes educational equity, helps close the achievement gap, and strengthens instructional leadership.

For 30 years, she was a staff and organization development specialist for the
Madison Metropolitan School District, and for 15 years coordinated the
Classroom Action Research program as part of the district professional
development program ...