Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom

Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom Author Lynn Meltzer
ISBN-10 9781606236161
Release 2010
Pages 252
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Accessible and practical, this book helps teachers incorporate executive function processes - such as planning, organizing, prioritizing, and self-checking - into the classroom curriculum. Chapters provide effective strategies for optimizing what Ka "12 students learn by improving how they learn. Noted authority Lynn Meltzer and her research associates present a wealth of easy-to-implement assessment tools, teaching techniques and activities, and planning aids. Featuring numerous whole-class ideas and suggestions, the book also covers the nuts and bolts of differentiating instruction for students with learning or attention difficulties. Case examples illustrate individualized teaching strategies and classroom accommodations. Fifteen reproducibles are included; the large-size format facilitates photocopying and day-to-day reference. This book will be invaluable to classroom teachers and special educators in grades K-12, teacher educators, school psychologists, and neuropsychologists.



Executive Function in Education

Executive Function in Education Author Lynn Meltzer
ISBN-10 9781606236505
Release 2011-03-17
Pages 320
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This uniquely integrative book brings together research on executive function processes from leaders in education, neuroscience, and psychology. It focuses on how to apply current knowledge to assessment and instruction with diverse learners, including typically developing children and those with learning difficulties and developmental disabilities. The role of executive function processes in learning is examined and methods for identifying executive function difficulties are reviewed. Chapters describe scientifically grounded models for promoting these key cognitive capacities at the level of the individual child, the classroom, and the entire school. Implications for teaching particular content areas—reading, writing, and math—are also discussed.



The Power of Peers in the Classroom

The Power of Peers in the Classroom Author Karen R. Harris
ISBN-10 9781462521074
Release 2015-07-06
Pages 322
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Peer support and social relationships have a tremendous influence on development, motivation, and achievement for all students, including struggling learners and those with disabilities. This highly practical book is one of the few resources available to guide classroom teachers and special educators in the application of peer-assisted instructional strategies in grades K-12. Expert contributors describe evidence-based approaches for building students' skills in reading, writing, math, and other content areas, as well as social competence and executive functioning. Sample lessons and more than a dozen reproducible tools are provided. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.



Executive Function in the Classroom

Executive Function in the Classroom Author Christopher Kaufman
ISBN-10 1598570943
Release 2010
Pages 263
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Help K-12 teachers understand and enhance students' executive function skills-the key to long-term school and social success. This practical how-to guide is packed with ready-to-use forms and strategies that improve outcomes across subject areas.



Strategy Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities

Strategy Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities Author Robert Reid
ISBN-10 9781462512201
Release 2013
Pages 308
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"Practical and accessible, this book provides the first step-by-step guide to cognitive strategy instruction, which has been shown to be one of the most effective instructional techniques for students with learning problems. Presented are proven strategies that students can use to improve their self-regulated learning, study skills, and performance in specific content areas, including written language, reading, and math. Clear directions for teaching the strategies in the elementary or secondary classroom are accompanied by sample lesson plans and many concrete examples. Enhancing the book's hands-on utility are more than 20 reproducible worksheets and forms"--



From the Brain to the Classroom The Encyclopedia of Learning

From the Brain to the Classroom  The Encyclopedia of Learning Author Sheryl Feinstein
ISBN-10 9781610695404
Release 2014-01-15
Pages 589
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Supplying a foundation for understanding the development of the brain and the learning process, this text examines the physical and environmental factors that influence how we acquire and retain information throughout our lives. The book also lays out practical strategies that educators can take directly into the classroom. • Covers a wide range of topics written by educationists, psychologists, and neuroscientists who are all experts in their field • Provides meaningful instructional strategies that can be applied in the real world to improve educators' results • Examines the brain through the human lifespan—prenatal, early childhood, childhood, adolescence, adult, and old age—in order to supply a comprehensive look at how neuroscience can be applied to improve learning at all stages of maturity • Addresses cognitive neuroscience findings as they relate to special education students—invaluable information for educators who work with this important group of learners



Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom

Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom Author Tracey E. Hall
ISBN-10 9781462506354
Release 2012
Pages 156
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"Clearly written and well organized, this book shows how to apply the principles of universal design for learning (UDL) across all subject areas and grade levels. The editors and contributors describe practical ways to develop classroom goals, assessments, materials, and methods that use UDL to meet the needs of all learners. Specific teaching ideas are presented for reading, writing, science, mathematics, history, and the arts, including detailed examples and troubleshooting tips. Particular attention is given to how UDL can inform effective, innovative uses of technology in the inclusive classroom. Subject Areas/Keywords: assessments, classrooms, content areas, curriculum design, digital media, educational technology, elementary, inclusion, instruction, learning disabilities, literacy, schools, secondary, special education, supports, teaching methods, UDL, universal design Audience: General and special educators in grades K-8, literacy specialists, school psychologists, administrators, teacher educators, and graduate students"--



Preparing Effective Special Education Teachers

Preparing Effective Special Education Teachers Author Nancy Mamlin
ISBN-10 9781462503063
Release 2012
Pages 159
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"What tools are in the toolkit of an excellent special educator, and how can teacher preparation programs provide these tools in the most efficient, effective way possible? This practical, clearly written book is grounded in current research and policy as well as the author's extensive experience as a teacher educator. It identifies what special education teachers need to know to work competently with students with a wide variety of learning challenges and disabilities. Chapters present specific guidelines for helping teacher candidates build critical skills for instruction and assessment, get the most out of field placements, and collaborate successfully with other school personnel and with parents. Subject Areas/Keywords: assessments, curriculum, disabilities, exceptional children, field work, IEPs, inclusion, instruction, learning, lessons, professional development, special education, special needs, standards, students, teacher preparation programs, teacher training, teachers, teaching Audience: Teacher educators in special education, graduate students preparing to be teacher educators, and school district personnel who provide staff development for special education teachers"--



Boosting Executive Skills in the Classroom

Boosting Executive Skills in the Classroom Author Joyce Cooper-Kahn
ISBN-10 9781118420898
Release 2013-01-11
Pages 192
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A guide for helping students with weak Executive Function skills to learn efficiently and effectively Students with weak Executive Function skills need strong support and specific strategies to help them learn in an efficient manner, demonstrate what they know, and manage the daily demands of school. This book shows teachers how to do exactly that, while also managing the ebb and flow of their broader classroom needs. From the author of the bestselling parenting book Late, Lost, and Unprepared, comes a compilation of the most practical tools and strategies, designed to be equally useful for children with EF problems as well as all other students in the general education classroom. Rooted in solid research and classroom-tested experience, the book is organized to help teachers negotiate the very fluid challenges they face every day; educators will find strategies that improve their classroom "flow" and reduce the stress of struggling to teach students with EF weaknesses. Includes proven strategies for teachers who must address the needs of students with Executive Function deficits Contains information from noted experts Joyce Cooper-Kahn, a child psychologist and Margaret Foster, an educator and learning specialist Offers ways to extend learning and support strategies beyond the classroom The book's reproducible forms and handouts are available for free download This important book offers teachers specific strategies to help students with EF deficits learn in an efficient manner, demonstrate what they know, and manage the daily demands of school.



Explicit Instruction

Explicit Instruction Author Anita L. Archer
ISBN-10 9781609182281
Release 2011-02-22
Pages 290
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Explicit instruction is systematic, direct, engaging, and success oriented--and has been shown to promote achievement for all students. This highly practical and accessible resource gives special and general education teachers the tools to implement explicit instruction in any grade level or content area. The authors are leading experts who provide clear guidelines for identifying key concepts, skills, and routines to teach; designing and delivering effective lessons; and giving students opportunities to practice and master new material. Sample lesson plans, lively examples, and reproducible checklists and teacher worksheets enhance the utility of the volume. Purchasers can also download and print the reproducible materials for repeated use. Video clips demonstrating the approach in real classrooms are available at the authors' website: www.explicitinstruction.org. See also related DVDs from Anita Archer: Golden Principles of Explicit Instruction; Active Participation: Getting Them All Engaged, Elementary Level; and Active Participation: Getting Them All Engaged, Secondary Level



Executive Skills and Reading Comprehension

Executive Skills and Reading Comprehension Author Kelly B. Cartwright
ISBN-10 9781462521142
Release 2015-07-14
Pages 284
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How do K-12 students become self-regulated learners who actively deploy comprehension strategies to make meaning from texts? This cutting-edge guide is the first book to highlight the importance of executive skills for improving reading comprehension. Chapters review the research base for particular executive functions--such as planning, organization, cognitive flexibility, and impulse control--and present practical skills-building strategies for the classroom. Detailed examples show what each skill looks like in real readers, and sidebars draw explicit connections to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Reproducible planning and assessment forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.



The Construction Crew

The Construction Crew Author Lynn Meltzer
ISBN-10 9781429960472
Release 2011-11-08
Pages 40
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The construction gang is tearing down an old building and laying the foundation for a new home. Workers use all kinds of trucks and tools to get the job done. And just in time for a family to move in. The alliterative text completel with shout-out language that young children will love is just right for preschoolers.



The School Psychology Practicum and Internship Handbook

The School Psychology Practicum and Internship Handbook Author Eric Rossen, PhD
ISBN-10 9780826119322
Release 2015-08-18
Pages 232
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ìThe School Psychology Practicum and Internship Handbook is an outstanding resource written by known leaders in the field to assist graduate students in effectively navigating common ethical issues, promoting strong supervisory relationships, and becoming skilled self-advocates. As a former school psychologist and now doctoral intern, [I find] this book is a gold mine of information that can be immediately applied to strengthen training experiences and develop the highest standards for future practice.îóSheila Desai, NCSP, Doctoral Candidate in School Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Boston ìSupervising practicum and internship is challenging but Joyce-Beaulieu and Rossen make it infinitely easier with this handbook. The practical information and extensive resources provide university supervisors what they need to implement best-practice supervision. This user-friendly book is a "must have" for all school psychology supervisors and is sure to become one of the best supervision resources in our field.îóLisa Kelly-Vance, PhD, Professor and Director, School Psychology, University of Nebraska at Omaha The first comprehensive guide for school psychology practica and internships Tailored to the unique educational requirements of school psychology, this is the first complete guide to practicum and internship for school psychology students and faculty. Replete with practical information and advice, the book introduces students to a variety of professional issues they may be required to navigate during their supervised field-based experiences. The book covers all aspects of the entry-level practicum ranging from orientation to the professionalís role, to portfolio and competency-based evaluations and navigating relationships with supervisors. It addresses advanced clinical applications including systems-level school initiatives, practice in mental health settings, cross-comparison of educational and medical classification models, and more. Coverage of the internship year discusses how to select an internship site, writing a winning vita, the application process, applying for the first career position, as well as certification and licensure. Content reflects National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and American Psychological Association (APA) standards, guidelines, and best practices with an emphasis on supporting high-quality field-based training experiences. Additionally, the text offers tools for organizing assessments, consultations, and interventions. Practical recommendations address professional conduct, child abuse reporting, and field experience documentation. Learning is enhanced with the use of diagrams, charts, and sample documents. Chapters include learning objectives, case examples and vignettes for discussion and problem solving, and chapter summaries. Additional online and reproducible resources offer instructors templates for psychological reports, performance evaluations, record-keeping forms and logs, practicum syllabi, and internship contracts that are consistent with NASP and APA principles. Key Features: Provides a strong foundation for initial field-based experiences from beginning practicum through the internship and job search Embraces NASP and APA standards, DSM-5, response-to-intervention (RtI) and multitiered systems of support (MTSS) models for school psychology practice Enhanced with special features such as learning objectives, case vignettes, sample forms, and end-of-chapter reviews Written by experienced practicum and internship supervisors and recognized authorities on the preparation and development of school psychologists



Self Regulation in the Classroom

Self Regulation in the Classroom Author Richard M. Cash
ISBN-10 9781631980831
Release 2016-08-10
Pages 184
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To succeed in school, students need more than subject area knowledge—they must learn how to learn. Self-regulation, an executive functioning skill, describes the ways that students focus attention on achieving success. Self-regulated learners find personal value in learning, develop effective study habits, welcome challenges, seek help, and use failure as a learning tool. This user-friendly guide makes the process of developing self-regulation as easy as ABC: Affect (how you feel), Behavior (what you do), and Cognition (how you think). Teaching students to balance these three elements builds motivation, resilience, and college and career readiness. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book.



Design and Deliver

Design and Deliver Author Loui Lord Nelson
ISBN-10 1598573500
Release 2013
Pages 150
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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is the best way to teach all students effectively but how can a busy teacher get started with UDL right now? With this book, you will learn how to use the three key principles of UDL: Engagement, Representation, and Action & Expression to present information in multiple ways and meet the needs of diverse learners. Written in first person, like a face-to-face talk with a passionate educator, the book gives teachers a reader-friendly UDL primer and a practical framework for implementation, with detailed guidelines on lesson planning and checkpoints that help them stay on track.



Developing Self Regulating Learners

Developing Self Regulating Learners Author Deborah Lynne Butler
ISBN-10 0133906906
Release 2016-01-04
Pages 240
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Helping you to help your students -- a guidebook to improving student attention and performance in the classroom. Across North America, self-regulation is being associated with the kinds of "21st century learning skills" that schools need to foster , empowering learners to succeed from primary grades through the adult years. While interest in self-regulation and self-regulated learning (SRL) is intensifying among researchers, policy-makers and educators, few resources are available to professionals interested in enhancing their practice in this area. Developing Self-regulating Learners is a guidebook to helps in-service candidates and teachers guide students to improved attention spans and more positive behaviour, assisting in connecting research on self-regulation and learning in classrooms and effectively combining theoretical content with practical classroom applications and strategies.



What Works in Developing Children s Emotional and Social Competence and Wellbeing

What Works in Developing Children s Emotional and Social Competence and Wellbeing Author Katherine Weare
ISBN-10 OCLC:473066424
Release 2003
Pages 113
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What Works in Developing Children s Emotional and Social Competence and Wellbeing has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from What Works in Developing Children s Emotional and Social Competence and Wellbeing also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full What Works in Developing Children s Emotional and Social Competence and Wellbeing book for free.