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Inclusion Strategies That Work!
Research-Based Methods for the Classroom

Third Edition
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January 2015 | 448 pages | Corwin

The go-to resource for ensuring the success of ALL learners!

Teaching students with diverse needs require educators to tap deep reserves of instructional know-how, empathy, responsiveness, and patience. And the mark of a great educator is ensuring that ALL learners reach their full potential - academically and emotionally.

For years, Inclusion Strategies that Work! has been an indispensable resource for K-12 teachers as they confidently assess, instruct, and differentiate inclusive lesson plans and strategies for inclusion. In this new edition, Toby J. Karten’s data-driven methods are updated with the latest research, connections to the Common Core, and legislative developments.

Beginning with a thoughtful look at why inclusion is so essential, Karten provides valuable advice on co-planning structured lessons, ways to leverage technology, and much more, including:

  • Updated information on ADA, IDEA, writing IEPs, transitional services, classifications, RTI, metacognitive strategies, and links to the Common Core
  • Tips for collaboratively working with families and making them an integral part of the inclusive team
  • Interactive strategies and techniques that make concepts real in the classroom by honoring each individual student, and by not permitting a label to define a student or lower academic, behavioral, social, and emotional expectations
  • An overview of special education legislative terminology
  • Information on how to use emotional intelligence and brain-friendly learning to improve student outcomes
  • Interactive online forms for planning, documentation, and collaboration

 With this comprehensive resource, you will be equipped with the tools to transform your classroom into a more inclusive environment to ensure that each learner achieves success!

Inclusion Strategies That Work! Third Edition is a must for administrators, general and special educators, related staff, and families who are looking for the one reference book on inclusion. Not only does it provide a wealth of information, it directs the reader to a host of other valuable resources and covers important basics which other professional books fail to address. Toby Karten’s sensitivity to respecting and meeting the diverse needs for students underscores the book. She embraces differences and provides a roadmap to inclusion. “
- Tobie Franklin, Director of Learning Support
The IDEAL School of Manhattan

"Ms. Karten brings a lifetime of experience and a common sense approach to teaching and working with students with disabilities in inclusive environments. This book places comprehensive strategies, resources and suggestions that are critical for success into the hands of all educators."

-Kathy Graham, Special Education Specialist

Region 3 Education Service Center, Victoria, TX

 
List of Inclusive Activities and Worksheets for Teachers and Students
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Examining the Research Base and Legal Considerations in Special Education, CCSS Connections, and the Reasons for Inclusion
Disability Legislation

 
Introduction: Why Do Inclusion?

 
Establishing Legislative Knowledge

 
Disability Categories Under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

 
History of the Americans with Disabilities Act

 
Civil Rights for Students with Disabilities Under Section 504

 
Past, Present, and Future Concerns

 
Common Core State Standards

 
Cooperative Legislative Review

 
Implications of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

 
Translating Research Into Learning Strategies That Work

 
Inclusion and the Student With Disabilities

 
 
2. Understanding Complicated Special Education Terminology and the Effects of Labels
Disability Introspection

 
Being Treated Differently

 
Merits of Individuality

 
Disability Awareness Classroom Suggestions

 
Viewing Differences in Books and Movies

 
Different Choices

 
Preparation for Successful Inclusion

 
Focusing on Abilities

 
 
3. Establishing Successful Inclusive Classrooms
Strategies That Work With All Learners

 
Effective Ingredients

 
Applying Diverse Strategies

 
Strategic CCSS Applications

 
Establishing Prior Knowledge

 
The Goal of Special Education

 
Motivating and Personalizing Learning Choices

 
Multiple Intelligences of Students

 
Learning Analysis

 
Concretizing Learning

 
Learning Designs

 
Problem- and Project-Based Learning Connections

 
Kinesthetic Connections

 
Sensory Approaches and Learning Modalities

 
 
4. Next, Writing and Applying the Individualized Education Program
What Exactly Is an IEP?

 
Practical Guidelines for Using and Writing the IEP

 
Appropriate Goals and Skills to Consider When Writing an IEP

 
How to Track and Document IEPs

 
IEP Challenges

 
Implementing Adaptations by Charting Lessons

 
 
5. Introducing Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Issues Into the Curriculum
Connecting Cognitive and Affective Skills

 
Addressing Emotional Intelligences

 
Behavioral Approaches for Educators

 
Functional Behavioral Assessment

 
Transitional Services

 
Ways to Teach Social Skills

 
Classroom Climate

 
 
6. Reaching and Co-Teaching Your Students
Educational Collaboration

 
Building Productive Relationships

 
Collaborating as a Team

 
Classroom Dynamics

 
More Lesson Concerns

 
Teen Culture

 
 
7. The Common Core State Standards and Using the Three Rs to Guide Instruction and Assessment
First R: Reading

 
Second R: ’Riting

 
Third R: ’Rithmetic

 
Complementing the Basics

 
Artful Education

 
Science by Observing, Doing, and Thinking

 
Social Studies: Connecting Students to Their World

 
Valuing Physical Education

 
Interdisciplinary Approach: Educational Salads

 
 
8. Emphasizing Comprehension and Study Skills
Learning More About Learning

 
Developing Better Practices

 
Teaching for More Understanding

 
Organized Environments

 
 
9. Assessing, Testing, and Grading Your Students
Purposeful Assessment Representations

 
Classroom Scenarios

 
User-Friendly Testing Formats

 
Assessment Trends

 
CCSS and Assessments

 
Rubrics

 
 
10. Working With Parents and Families of Students With Disabilities
Valuing Parents and Families

 
Parents, Families, and Teachers as Allies

 
Resources and Organizations for Parents, Guardians, and Families

 
 
11. Infusing Technology Into the Inclusive Classroom
Benefits and Promising Futures

 
Classroom and Community Implications and Resources

 
Sample High School In-Class Lesson—Combining Literature and Technology

 
Educational Ideas, Websites, and Resources

 
Sites to Investigate for Students and Staff Across the Curriculum

 
 
12. Reflecting as Classroom Practice
Reviewing and Maintaining Skills

 
Preteach, Teach, Reteach

 
Summing Up the Learning

 
Combining Elements

 
 
Resources
Resource A. Disability Tables

 
Resource B. Organizations

 
Resource C. Alphabetized Acronyms

 
 
References and Further Readings
 
Index

Supplements

Inclusion Strategies That Work! Third Edition is a must for educators and parents who are looking for the one reference book on inclusion. Not only does it provide a wealth of information, it directs the reader to a host of other valuable resources and covers important basics which other professional books fail to address, such as 'Cultural Concerns for Special Learners' and 'Teen Culture.'”

 “Toby Karten’s sensitivity to respecting and meeting the diverse needs for students underscores the book. She embraces differences and provides a roadmap to inclusion. “

Tobie Franklin, Director of Learning Support
The IDEAL School of Manhattan

"Ms. Karten brings a lifetime of experience and a common sense approach to teaching and working with students with disabilities in inclusive environments. Her book, Inclusion Strategies That Work!, places comprehensive strategies, resources and suggestions that are critical for success into the hands of all educators."

Kathy Graham, Special Education Specialist
Region 3 Education Service Center, Victoria, TX

"Through her expertise in professional development, Toby Karten has inspired tens of thousands of teachers around the world through her work. That inspiration is captured in this book! Meeting the needs of all students is crucial in every classroom and this book provides a framework for broadening the knowledge of all teachers to make that happen!"

Mike Kuczala, Director of Instruction
Regional Training Center, Randolph, NJ

Perfect for Seniors who will be teaching elementary school children. Gives strategies for those who may need additional support due to a diagnosis of a disability.

Mrs Michele Marie Conneely
Special Education Dept, Towson University
March 5, 2019

I like the book, but given my current courses I was only considering it as a supplement (not core) textbook for a couple of my classes. At this time there is not enough content relevant to a single course to adopt it even as a supplement; however we are going to be doing some course restructuring in the future, and I may adopt this book in the future for a new course we are planning to develop. In the meantime I am recommending that our library add this book to their collection.

Dr Kelly Kathleen Metz
Speech Hearing Sciences Dept, Univ Of Southern Mississippi
February 20, 2016

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