(De)Constructing ADHD: Critical Guidance for Teachers and Teacher Educators
by Linda J. Graham
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has achieved celebrity status in many Western countries, yet despite considerable effort to prove its existence as a «real» disorder, ADHD still suffers from a crisis of legitimacy. Nonetheless, diagnosis and prescription of medication has grown at a phenomenal rate since the late 1980s, particularly in Western culture. Numerous accounts exist explaining how the ADHD diagnosis functions as a convenient administrative loophole, providing schools with a medical explanation for school failure, medication to sedate the «problem» into submission, or the means to eject children from mainstream classrooms.
This book provides a more holistic interpretation of how to respond to children who might otherwise be diagnosed with and medicated for «ADHD» – a diagnosis which, whether scientifically valid or not, is unhelpful within the confine of the school. Training teachers to recognise and identify «ADHD symptoms» or to understand the functions of restricted pharmaceuticals will only serve to increase the number of children diagnosed and the sale of psychoactive medications.
Research has shown that such activities will not help those children learn, nor will it empower their classroom teachers to take responsibility for teaching such children well.
This book seeks to provide school practitioners with knowledge that is useful within the educational context to improve the educational experiences and outcomes for children who might otherwise receive a diagnosis of ADHD.
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|10 Mindframes for Visible Learning: Teaching for Success
by John Hattie & Klaus Zierer
The original Visible Learning research concluded that one of the most important influencers of student achievement is how teachers think about learning and their own role.
In Ten Mindframes for Visible Learning, John Hattie and Klaus Zierer define the ten behaviors or mindframes that teachers need to adopt in order to maximize student success.
- thinking of and evaluating your impact on students’ learning;
- the importance of assessment and feedback for teachers;
- working collaboratively and the sense of community;
- the notion that learning needs to be challenging;
- engaging in dialogue and the correct balance between talking and listening;
- conveying the success criteria to learners;
- building positive relationships.
These powerful mindframes, which should underpin every action in schools, are founded on the principle that teachers are evaluators, change agents, learning experts, and seekers of feedback who are constantly engaged with dialogue and challenge.
This practical guide, which includes questionnaires, scenarios, checklists, and exercises, will show any school exactly how to implement Hattie’s mindframes to maximise success.
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|Developing Effective Learners: RTI Strategies
Developing Effective Learners: RTI Strategies for Student Success
by Toby Karten
Proactively address your students’ diverse needs, using multitiered systems of support and response to intervention (RTI). The author details how to impactfully respond to students’ academic, emotional, and behavioral challenges; embrace learning differences; and create inclusive classroom environments. Throughout the book, readers are supplied with tiered lessons, practical resources, instructional and staff scenarios, student vignettes, and responsive evidence-based interventions.
Gain evidence-based characteristics of effective learners. Study research that justifies the book’s suggested learner strategies.
Learn how to plan multitiered grade-level lessons across disciplines.
Receive guidance on how to implement multitiered, responsive interventions to meet students’ learning needs.
Discover how to create a supportive classroom culture that helps close achievement gaps and improve learning.
Toby J. Karten is an experienced educator who has worked in the field of special education since 1976. An accomplished author and researcher, she has presented successful staff development to local, national and international audiences. Toby is a lecturer at Drew University and an adjunct professor and graduate instructor at the Regional Training Center, which is affiliated with Gratz College, College of New Jersey, and Washington College. She has been a resource teacher, staff developer, adult educator, and inclusion consultant in New York and New Jersey schools and in many districts nationally and globally for students and educators in grades P–12 and beyond.
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|Disability & Teaching
by Susan Gabel & David Connor
Disability and Teaching highlights issues of disability in K-12 schooling faced by teachers, who are increasingly accountable for the achievement of all students regardless of the labels assigned to them. It is designed to engage prospective and practicing teachers in examining their personal theories and beliefs about disability and education.
Part I offers four case studies dealing with issues such as inclusion, over-representation in special education, teacher assumptions and biases, and the struggles of novice teachers. These cases illustrate the need to understand disability and teaching within the contexts of school, community, and the broader society and in relation to other contemporary issues facing teachers. Each is followed by space for readers to write their own reactions and reflections, educators’ dialogue about the case, space for readers’ reactions to the educators’ dialogue, a summary, and additional questions.
Part II presents public arguments representing different views about the topic: conservative, liberal-progressive, and disability centered.
Part III situates the authors’ personal views within the growing field of Disability Studies in education and provides exercises for further reflection and a list of resources.
Disability and Teaching is the 8th volume in the Reflective Teaching and the Social Conditions of Schooling Series, edited by Daniel P. Liston and Kenneth M. Zeichner. This series of small, accessible, interactive texts introduces the notion of teacher reflection and develops it in relation to the social conditions of schooling. Each text focuses on a specific issue or content area in relation to teaching and follows the same format. Books in this series are appropriate for teacher education courses across the curriculum.
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|Eight Paths to Leadership: A Guide for Special Educators
by Belva C Collins
Administrators aren't the only education professionals who can take on leadership roles. Every teacher can be a leader—and this book shows special educators how to choose and navigate their own individual path to educational leadership.
Author Belva Collins, a seasoned educator herself, knows that many special education teachers are called on as “leaders by default” when colleagues turn to them for expertise. In this empowering professional development resource, she shows special educators how to pursue more intentional leadership roles so they can maximize their impact in preK–12 schools. Preservice and in-service teachers will discover eight different paths they can follow to become leaders:
Making data-based decisions and conducting classroom research
Effecting schoolwide change
Mentoring other teachers and paraprofessionals
Conducting professional development and consultations
Working effectively with families
Supporting students during transitions
Advocating for students
Connecting with professional organizations that address disability-related concerns
For each path to leadership, teachers will get detailed guidelines for success, grounded in up-to-date research and the author's deep understanding of the everyday challenges educators face. Throughout the book, “Voice of a Leader” interview excerpts share nuggets of practical wisdom and show how real teachers evolved and triumphed on diverse paths to leadership.
Based on the successful teacher leadership course Dr. Collins developed at the University of Kentucky, this forward-thinking book will prepare special educators to make a powerful difference in schools, communities, and the lives of their students.
PRACTICAL MATERIALS: Chapters include learning objectives, definitions of key terms, thought-provoking reflection questions, interview excerpts, and follow-up activities to help teachers delve deeper into each leadership path. Full transcripts of interviews with eight teacher leaders are available online.
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|Essential Tips for the Inclusive Secondary Classroom
Essential Tips for the Inclusive Secondary Classroom: A Road Map to Quality-first Teaching
by Pippa Whittaker, Rachael Hayes
This go-to resource provides practitioners with quick, easy and cost-effective ways of improving inclusive practices in educational settings.
Addressing the needs of children with various disabilities, from ADHD, dyslexia and low literacy skills, to physical disabilities, mental health and social needs, the book offers practitioners tips and ideas for ensuring that each and every student is integrated and supported to maximum effect. Clearly presented, concisely written and easily implemented, tips relate to critical elements of the school setting, including:
the school environment and classroom organisation
teaching equipment and resources
lesson structures and timings
early recognition and collaboration with families
student–practitioner interaction and peer relationships.
Tips can be photocopied for display on staffroom noticeboards and circulation to colleagues. Engaging and accessible, this book will be an essential resource for practitioners, SENCOs and Inclusion Managers working in primary and secondary settings.
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|Teaching Literacy in the Visible Learning Classroom, K-5
Teaching Literacy in the Visible Learning Classroom, Grades K-5
by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey and John Hattie
It could happen at 10:10 a.m. in the midst of interactive writing, at 2:30, when listening to readers, or even after class, when planning a lesson. The question arises: How do I influence students’ learning–what’s going to generate that light bulb Aha-moment of understanding?
In this sequel to their megawatt best seller Visible Learning for Literacy, Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and John Hattie help you answer that question by sharing structures and tools for effective literacy instruction that have high-impact on learning - and insights on which stage of learning they have that high impact.
With their expert lessons, video clips, and online resources, you can deliver sustained, comprehensive experiences in phonics, guided reading, interactive writing, content-area discussions - in virtually all you teach:
Mobilizing Visible Learning: Use lesson design strategies based on research that included 500 million plus students to develop self-regulating learners able to “see” the purpose of what they are learning - and their own progress.
Teacher Clarity: Articulate daily learning intentions, success criteria, and other goals; understand what your learners understand, and design high-potency experiences for all students.
Direct Instruction: Embrace modeling and scaffolding as a critical pathway for students to learn new skills and concepts.
Teacher-Led Dialogic Instruction: Guide reading, writing, and thinking by using questioning and other teacher-led discussion techniques to help learners to clarify thinking, disagree respectfully, and reach consensus.
Student-Led Dialogic Learning: Foster cognitive growth with peer-mediated learning - reciprocal teaching, QAR, fish bowl, and more.
Independent Learning: Ensure that students deepen learning by designing relevant tasks that enable them to think metacognitively, set goals, and develop self-regulatory skills.
Tools to Use to Determine Literacy Impact: Know what your impact truly is with these research-based formative assessments for K-5 learners.
With Teaching Literacy in the Visible Learning Classroom, take your students from surface to deep to transfer learning. It’s all about using the most effective practices - and knowing WHEN those practices are best leveraged to maximize student learning.
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