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The Implementation Guide to Student Learning Supports in the Classroom and Schoolwide
New Directions for Addressing Barriers to Learning

Edited by:
  • Howard S. Adelman - Center for Mental Health in Schools, Dept. of Psychology, UCLA
  • Linda Taylor - Center for Mental Health in Schools, Dept. of Psychology, UCLA


July 2005 | 400 pages | Corwin
'Offers in-depth understanding for a wide variety of barriers to student learning as well as a learned synthesis of the best thinking about student motivation and healthy development…Adelman and Taylor's book provides a perspective that helps practitioners understand all students who enter the classroom' - Linda Miller, Consultant, Iowa Department of Education

'As psychologists and support staff we read innumerable journal articles regarding responses to intervention, learning disabilities, differentiated instruction, and the like. The authors here effectively address the total child and offer research-based suggestions on how to help all children' - Sandra Screen, Director, Office of Psychological Services, Detroit, MI

Ensure that every school has a comprehensive and adaptable system of learning support in the classroom and throughout the school!

Every teacher knows about barriers to learning and teaching that interfere with student progress and academic achievement. These barriers to learning can hamper a student's ability to participate effectively and benefit fully from classroom instruction and other educational activities. For school improvement efforts to succeed in ways that truly improve student achievement, schools must provide students with learning support in a comprehensive, multidimensional and cohesive way.

This innovative guide by Howard Adelman and Linda Taylor is designed to accompany their new School Leader's Guide to Student Learning Supports. Together, these two handbooks comprise a complete and adaptable system for addressing barriers to learning and teaching. The authors offer specific ideas, procedures, resources, tools, and guides for motivating students, personalizing instruction and curriculum, promoting development, building school and community partnerships, and closing the gap between the learning supports students need and the learning supports they are currently receiving.

This unique guide for teachers, counselors, school administrators, and student support staff is based on an unparalleled New Directions for Student Support Initiative endorsed by more than 20 professional associations, including:

The American School Counselors Association

The American School Health Association

The National Association of Pupil Services Administrators

The National Association of School Nurses

The National Association of School Psychologists

The School Social Work Association of America

And others!

 
Exhibits and Guides: Tools for Analyses and Capacity Building
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
Part I. So You Want All Kids to Succeed at School. Then It’s Time to Rethink What We Are Doing!
 
1. Why Students Have Problems
 
2. Problems Are Multifaceted; Solutions Must Be Too!
 
3. It’s Not About Controlling Behavior; It’s About Engaging and Reengaging Students in Learning
 
Part II. Learning Supports in the Classroom
 
4. Classrooms and Teaching Revisited
 
5. Personalizing Learning
 
6. Special Assistance to Address Specific Problems
 
Part III. Learning Supports Beyond the Classroom
 
7. Establishing a Schoolwide Learning Supports Component
 
8. School-Family-Community Connections
 
9. Coda: Moving Schools Forward
 
Part IV. Resources
 
10. Guide to Using Natural Opportunities to Promote Social-Emotional Learning and Well-being
 
11. Guide to Active Learning
 
12. Surveying How a School Is Addressing Barriers to Student Learning
 
13. Research Base for Addressing Barriers to Learning
 
14. Our Published Works and Center-produced Resources on Addressing Barriers to Learning
 
15. Internet Sites for a Sampling of Major Agencies and Organizations to Support Learning
 
Index

“Offers in-depth understanding for a wide variety of barriers to student learning as well as a learned synthesis of the best thinking about student motivation and healthy development. Adelman and Taylor’s book provides a perspective that helps practitioners understand all students who enter the classroom.”

Linda Miller, Consultant
Iowa Department of Education

“As psychologists and support staff we read innumerable journal articles regarding responses to intervention, learning disabilities, differentiated instruction, and the like. The authors here effectively address the total child and offer research-based suggestions on how to help all children.”

Sandra Screen, Ph.D., Director
Detroit Public Schools, MI

“Very well focused on building the teacher’s capacity to understand and design supports to address both the student’s problems and the inadequacies of the learning environment.”

Jane Belmore, Assistant Superintendent
Madison Metropolitan School District, WI

"Written in an engaging and informative way, the book includes exhibits and guides throughout that provide a wealth of information and are sure to be useful to readers."

CHOICE, June 2006

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: Why Students Have Problems


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