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12 Brain/Mind Learning Principles in Action Renate Nummela Caine, Geoffrey Caine, Carol McClintic, and Karl Klimek The authors introduce readers to their renowned 12 organizing principles of how the brain learns and how to use that knowledge for student learning. For those hundreds of thousands already using the Caines' groundbreaking work in their schools, this fieldbook brings forth the latest research on the brain and its executive function and makes the principles more practical than ever before for classroom application. 
Activity Schedules for Children with Autism Lynn E. McClannahan, Ph.D. and Patricia J. Krantz, Ph.D. Activity schedules--simple, yet revolutionary teaching tools--enable children with autism to accomplish activities with greatly reduced adult supervision. An activity schedule is a set of pictures or words that cues a child to engage in a sequence of activities. When activity schedules are mastered, children are more self-directed and purposeful in their home, school, and leisure activities--doing puzzles, interacting with classmates, and preparing food with minimal assistance from adults. 
ADD/ADHD Alternatives in the Classroom Thomas Armstrong In this book, Armstrong urges parents and educators to look at the positive aspects of learners who may carry the ADD/ADHD label. Are they bursting with energy? Are intensely creative? Do they enjoy hands-on-learning? We need to look beyond a “deficit” approach and embrace the more holistic view of the learner that includes teaching to their multiple intelligence learning style. 
Beyond the RTI Pyramid--Solutions for the First Years of Implementation William N. Bender Using accessible, direct language, Beyond the RTI Pyramid: Solutions for the First Years of Implementation addresses the need to deepen RTI efforts based on practical implementation issues and emerging research. Both RTI novices and veterans will gain useful solutions to meet the learning needs of every student. 
Classroom Assessment for Students in Special and General Education Cathleen Spinelli This book provides the skills needed to effectively use assessment, particularly informal assessment, in understanding the needs of the whole student. 
Classroom Diversity, Connecting Curriculum to Students' Lives Edited by Ellen McIntyre, Ann Rosebery and Norma Gonzalez Classroom Diversity takes a "sociocultural" approach to curriculm design, which provides minority and working-class students with the same privileges that middle-class students have always had: Instruction that puts their knowledge and experiences at the heart of their learning. It presents both the theoretical framework for linking students' lies with curriculum and specific strategies from teachers who have done so successfully. 
Closing the RTI Gap--Why Poverty and Culture Count Donna Walker Tileston All children should have equal access to highly qualified teachers, a strong curriculum, and research-based instructional methods. Closing the RTI Gap addresses the critical questions that must be answered for response to intervention to fulfill its promise and close the achievement gap, particularly for students from poverty and minority cultures. 
Educating Everybody’s Children, Diverse Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners ASCD Improving Student Achievement Research Panel This book is grounded in the belief that differences in students' achievement is often the result of differences in quality of instruction; if we can improve the quality of instruction, we can improve the performance of students. It offers a wide-ranging assortment of instructional strategies whose effectiveness has been gleaned from extensive review of both basic and applied research. 
Genetic Epistemology Jean Piaget Analyzing the formation and meaning of knowledge, Piaget discusses through analysis of children's thinking how we learn to perceive and organize what we experience. 
How to Reach and Teach Teenagers with ADHD Grad L. Flick Dr. Flick presents techniques to address non-compliance, inattention, memory difficulty, impulse control disorder, and aggression by strengthening communication, family structure and orientation, and guiding rather that directing the teen’s behavior. Methods include behavioral contracts, behavior penalty plans, rewards and fines, and guidelines for modifying rules and expectations. 
Listening, A Framework for Teaching Across Differences Katherine Schultz The author offers a conceptual framework for "deep listening", illustrating how successful teachers listen for the particularities of each student. 
Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners Jane Echevarria, MaryEllen Vogt, and Deborah Short This text contains the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol model, which provides school administrators, staff developers, teachers, teacher candidates, and others with an instrument for observing and quantifying a teacher's implementation of quality sheltered instruction. 
Managing Diverse Classrooms, How to Build on Students' Cultural Strengths Carrie Rothstein-Fisch and Elise Trumbull The authors present a simple framework for understanding cultural differences, comparing the "individualistic" culture that prevails in American education with the "collectiviistic" culture that characterizes most of the world's population, including many of the Latino immigrant students in U.S. classrooms. At the heart of the book are teacher-developed strategies that capitalize on the cultural values that these students and their families offer, such as emphasis on helping, sharing, and the success of the group. 
Marching to Different Drummers Pat Burke Guild and Stephan Garger This book explores differences in style to help educators better fulfill their responsibilities and experience the joys of helping people realize their potential. This expanded second edition addresses differentiation in the classroom for all different learning styles. 
More Strategies for Educating Everybody’s Children ASCD Improving Student Achievement Research Panel This provides practical strategies teachers can immediately use to enhance student performance at all levels. These books are founded on the belief that all children can learn and that it is our responsibility to teach them. Both volumes of Educating Everybody’s Children describe the best practices and most effective instructional methods available. Putting these practices into action can help students become contributing members of their communities. 
Parallel Curriculum, A Design to Develop High Potential and Challenge High-Ability Learners Carol Ann Tomlinson, Sandra Kaplan, Joseph Renault, Jeanne Purcell, Jann Leppien, and Deborah Burns The parallel curriculum model offers four parallel approaches to curriculum development to ensure rich curriculum for all learners. It illustrates ascending intellectual demand as a means of extending the intensity of challenge as students develop along a continuum toward expertise in learning. 
Problem-Based Learning in K-8 Classrooms Ann Lambros This comprehensive quick-reference manual empowers educators with the knowledge and strategies necessary to cultivate engaged, pro-active students. 
Rethinking Homework, Best Practices that Support Diverse Needs Cathy Vatterott This book examines the role homework has played in the culture of schooling over the years; how such factors as family life, the media, and the "balance movement" have affected the homework controversy; and what research and educators' common sense tell us about the effects of homework on student learning. 
School Portfolio Toolkit Victoria L. Bernhardt This is a how-to book for building a school portfolio. The toolkit is a compilation of ideas, examples, suggestions, activities, tools, strategies, and templates for producing school portfolios that will lead to continuous school improvement. With the emphasis being placed on high stakes testing and state accountability, it is imperative that all schools use a comprehensive approach to data analysis and school improvement. We can no longer be guided by our guts or hunches, no matter how well intentioned. 
So Each May Learn Harvey F. Silver, Richard W. Strong, and Matthew J. Perini The authors show educators at all grade levels and in all content areas how to implement a holistic learning program that seamlessly integrates learning styles and multiple intelligences into instruction, curriculum, and assessment. 
Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning and Behavior Problems Bos Vaughn This book focuses on the topics of progress monitoring and assessment, diversity and English language learners, and family involvement. 
Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School Kathleen Palmer Cleveland This book responds to growing concerns about a crisis in boys' academic achievement . The author seeks to help K-12 educators cut through the hype to get at the real problem: who is under-achieving, why are they struggling, and how can educators respond to these students' needs in new and productive ways? 
Teaching Self-Control Martin Henley This is a practical and comprehensive curriculum that helps teachers minimize classroom disruptions by teaching students self-control and responsibility. 
Teaching with Poverty in Mind--What Being Poor Does to Kids’ Brains and What Schools Can Do About It Eric Jensen Veteran educator and brain expert Eric Jensen takes an unflinching look at how poverty hurts children, families, and communities across the United States and demonstrates how schools can improve academic achievement and life readiness of economically disadvantaged students. 
The Way I See It Temple Grandin, Ph.D. The author offers helpful do's and don'ts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips. She gets down to the real issues of autism. 
Transition Services Roger Pierangelo and George Giuliani This book provides future teachers with a comprehensive and practical guide to helping their students as they prepare to leave the world of special education. 
Understanding Special Education: A Helpful Handbook for Classroom Teachers Cynthia Stowe This resource provides you with the answers to questions you have about the special education system and students with special needs. 
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