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Response to Intervention - A Practical Guide for Every Teacher Book Study

In presenting the three tiers of RTI techniques, the authors demonstrate how general and special education teachers can use research-based interventions effectively to individualize instruction, monitor individual student progress, and implement strategies to meet the specific needs of all studen...

Updated on

December 06, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), School Improvement

Age

All Ages

Bringing Words to Life, Robust Vocabulary Instruction Book Study

Bringing Words to Life is an excellent resource that provides research-based strategies for vocabulary development with children from the earliest grades through high school. It explains why providing rich information about words and their uses enhance students' language comprehension and product...

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December 06, 2017

Topic

Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Managing Challenging Behaviors in Schools Book Study

The information provided in this book describes both proactive and reactive approaches to supporting student academics and behavior. Proactively, Part I focuses on preventing the development of learning and behavior problems. This includes information about classroom management practices, instruc...

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December 06, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Managing the Cycle of Meltdowns for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Book Study

This book describes a model of positive behavior supports for preventing and responding to the cycle of meltdown behavior for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The model includes six phases: Calm, Triggers, Agitation, Meltdowns, Re-Grouping, and Starting Over. The goal is to identify ...

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December 06, 2017

Topic

Autism, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior

Age

All Ages

Developing Schoolwide Programs to Prevent & Manage Problem Behaviors: A Step by Step Approach Book Study

This resource provides guidelines for designing, implementing, and evaluating a schoolwide primary prevention program. The authors’ team-based, school-tested approach includes behavioral, academic, and social components that can be tailored to address any school’s needs. Includes sample forms and...

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December 06, 2017

Topic

Curriculum, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior, Assessment

Age

All Ages

Managing the Cycle of Acting-Out Behavior in the Classroom, Second Edition Book Study

This book describes strategies for classroom teachers to use in interrupting or managing the cycle of acting-out behavior for students with serious behavior problems. The book has four sections. The first emphasizes the importance of using a proactive approach within a multi-tiered system of prev...

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December 06, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Systematic Screening of Behavior to Support Instruction: From Preschool to High School Book Study

The purpose of this book is to review validated tools for the screening of all students for emotional and behavior difficulties. Each chapter reviews a different screening assessment, describes the assessment, reviews the psychometric properties of the assessment, points out strengths and conside...

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December 06, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior, Assessment

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K), Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Do I really Have to Teach Reading? Content Comprehension Grades 6-12 Book Study

As the title indicates, this book is useful to teachers of grades 6-12. The book seeks to answer the why and how of teaching reading comprehension strategies in content areas other than reading and language arts.

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December 06, 2017

Topic

Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Seven Steps for Developing a Proactive School-wide Discipline Plan: A Guide for Principals and Leadership Teams Book Study

This book answers the what, how, and why of establishing an effective discipline program at the primary and secondary levels while promoting an overall positive and welcoming school climate. Emphasizing the roles of the leadership team and administration in achieving success, a seven-step process...

Updated on

December 06, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior

Age

All Ages

Results Now Book Study

In Results Now, Mike Schmoker explores “how we can achieve unprecedented improvements in teaching and learning.” Schmoker contends education can reform through effective leadership and professional learning communities.

Updated on

December 06, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

All Systems Go: The Change Imperative for Whole System Reform Book Study

In short, Fullan has shown that real change is possible but only by taking a truly systemic approach. No single quick fixes. No good guy-bad guy politicizing to mobilize public anger. No fear mongering about America’s declining competitiveness in the world. Just clear strategy, broad engagement (...

Updated on

December 06, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Implementing Positive Behavior Supports Systems in Early Childhood & Elementary Settings Book Study

This book is written for early childhood and primary educators who deal with challenging behaviors in young children. It describes the development of a system of program-wide and school-wide positive behavior supports (PW/SW-PBS), and provides the research base and identifies the critical compone...

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December 06, 2017

Topic

Curriculum, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), School Improvement

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K), Elementary (K − 6)

Research-Based Methods of Reading Instruction: K-3 Book Study

This book is designed to educate teachers on the latest science-based research in the field of reading, and how they can use that research to teach reading more effectively. In addition, it provides many classroom activities that are based on scientifically-based reading research. The information...

Updated on

December 05, 2017

Topic

Dyslexia, Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

Elementary (K − 6)

Defusing Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom Book Study

Even if proactive positive behavior support systems are in place, teachers will still encounter problem behavior in the classroom on a frequent basis. The teacher’s initial response to that behavior will determine, to a large extent, whether that behavior is defused or escalated. Interaction path...

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December 05, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior

Age

All Ages

Response to Intervention in Math Book Study

Response to Intervention in Math.

Updated on

December 05, 2017

Topic

Mathematics, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Yellow Brick Roads: Shared and Guided Paths to Independent Reading 4-12 Book Study

Yellow Brick Roads provides a path for teachers to follow in developing their own literacy program. It focuses on grades 4-12 language arts classrooms or Tier 2 reading classrooms. Allen focuses on literacy development through making reading and writing so enticing that students can’t resist. She...

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December 05, 2017

Topic

Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

I Read It, But I Don't Get It: Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers Book Study

I Read It, but I Don’t Get It is an insightful, practical guide into your students’ minds. From here, Tovani takes you into the theory behind the most strategic thinking strategies and leaves you with practical tips to employing these strategies in your classroom. Tovani presents her information ...

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December 05, 2017

Topic

Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

The Teacher's Pocket Guide for Effective Classroom Management Book Study

This concise and conversational guide introduces its readers to the foundations of effective classroom management – rapport, expectations, reinforcement. Its message is applicable to educators at the primary and secondary level while providing valuable and practical information. The author’s wri...

Updated on

October 30, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Six Super Comprehension Strategies: 35 Lessons and More for Reading Success Book Study

Lori Oczkus offers a research-based hands-on resource that helps you achieve reading success with all students in your classroom through motivating lessons that can use with any materials. The strategies, which Oczkus refers to as the “Super Six,” include: Building Background and Making Connectio...

Updated on

October 30, 2017

Topic

Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Rethinking Homework: Best Practice that Supports Diverse Needs Book Study

This book examines the role homework has played in American culture and education throughout our country’s history. It acknowledges that the best way to address the pro- and anti-homework debate is to adapt a “new homework paradigm” that focuses on the following features: designing quality home...

Updated on

October 30, 2017

Topic

Curriculum, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)