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Diversity and Inclusion

Resources for teachers about diversity and inclusive education

Featured Books

Teaching Social Skills Through Sketch Comedy and Improv Games

Introducing a Social Theatre(tm), this book provides guidance on how to deliver fun and transformative activities to develop social skills in teenagers and children. Drawing on ideas from Social Thinking®, CBT, mindfulness and assertiveness training this book develops games, skits and short plays which can be adapted to suit children and teenagers including those who are gifted, typical, and those with mild to moderate cognitive abilities.

Motivating Children with Specific Learning Difficulties

Written by three of the world leaders in research on motivation and classroom learning, this book seeks to provide teachers with an increased understanding of why particular strategies should be used with their pupils. It recognises the challenge of motivating children with learning difficulties and looks to help teachers enhance their skills and self-sufficiency.

Educators on diversity, social justice, and schooling

Privilege, like power, is a process between two or more individuals or groups which operates on so many levels that the operation itself is often invisible. The effects, however, are anything but invisible. In our common vernacular, we call them sexism, racism, heterosexism, homophobia, classism, ableism, et cetera. This book brings research on schooling, social justice and diversity together in new and innovative ways. The contributing authors are a diverse group of critical and forward-thinking scholars who are addressing issues of social justice because of their deep commitment to becoming agents of change.

Teaching Gifted Children

This collection of articles is sure to be of use to any educator of high-ability students. Topics included range from instructional methods across all content areas, including tips and tools for reading and vocabulary instruction, integrating STEM content, and engaging students in math, to identification, differentiation, and addressing gifted students' social-emotional needs. Articles also delve into issues around underachievement and underrepresented minority populations, as well as new classroom strategies such as Makerspaces and teaching growth mindset.

Twice Exceptional

In an educational system founded on rigid standards and categories, students who demonstrate a very specific manifestation of intelligence flourish, while those who deviate tend to fall between the cracks. For twice-exceptional (2e) children, who have extraordinary strengths coupled with learning difficulties, the problem is compounded by the paradoxical nature of their intellect and an unbending system, ill-equipped to cater to their unique learning needs.

Managing the Cycle of Meltdowns for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This hands-on, practical, teacher-friendly approach to preventing as well as responding to the acting-out behaviors of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) includes detailed procedures for general and special education teachers. Colvin presents a 7-step model for confronting challenging behavior in the classroom, from the calm phase to the agitation phase to the deescalation phase. Of special importance in this book is the attention paid to how challenging behaviors of students with ASD are related to the disability, specifically the role of sensory and medical issues.

Building Reasoning and Problem-Solving Skills While Reducing Emotional Dysregulation

Teaching children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to develop the 'inner voice' needed to solve problems, this book's innovative approach will help children reach logical and appropriate solutions to everyday problems. This book shows students and professionals how to formally teach key skills for reasoning and problem-solving that aren't usually explicitly taught, such as planning, pausing and reflecting and increasing emotional regulation. Examples of implementing this new approach in different situations are given to show the many ways of teaching these cognitive skills to children with autism.

High Leverage Practices for Inclusive Classrooms

High Leverage Practices for Inclusive Classrooms offers a set of practices that are integral to the
support of student learning, and that can be systematically taught, learned, and implemented by those entering the teaching profession. The book focuses primarily on Tiers 1 and 2, or work that mostly occurs with students with mild disabilities in general education classrooms; and provides rich, practical information highly suitable for teachers

Smart Kids Struggling Readers

This book provides original insights and optional strategies for teaching bright struggling students. Addressing the multiple interferences to learning, the novel techniques ensure rapid skills mastery. Created to support Dyslexic learners, all students will benefit from the creative methods introduced

Educating Children with Life-Limiting Conditions

This title supports teachers who are working with children with life-threatening conditions in mainstream schools by providing them with the core knowledge and skills that underpin effective practice within a whole-school and cross-agency approach. Recognising the complexity of individual cases, the authors communicate key principles relating to the importance of communication, multi-professional understanding, and proactive planning for meeting the needs of any child with a life-limiting condition.

Students with Interrupted Formal Education

Under the best of circumstances, today's classrooms can be daunting to our English learners. But for the tens of thousands of newly arrived students with interrupted formal education, even school itself can be outright overwhelming. Rely on this all-in-one guide from Brenda Custodio and Judith O'Loughlin for expert insight on how to build the skills these students need for success in school and beyond.

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