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New Laminated Reference Guides for Educators

The Paraeducator's Survival Guide

By Kent Gerlach

Written by Kent Gerlach, author of Let's Team Up: A Checklist for Teachers, Paraeducators & Principals, this quick-reference laminated guide helps paraeducators survive and thrive as important members of school teams.

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Target-Based Grading in Collaborative Teams: 13 Steps to Moving Beyond Standards

By Tom Hierck & Garth Larson

This six-page, quick-reference laminated guide is designed to help schools move beyond standards to target-based grading and reporting. It includes examples of proficiency scales, proficiency targets, progress trackers, and summative rubrics.

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Managing Classroom Behaviors using an RTI/MTSS Framework

By Jim Wright

Designed for use by teachers, this 6-page, quick-reference laminated guide by Jim Wright, founder of Intervention Central (www.interventioncentral.org), describes a range of evidenced-based Tier 1 (whole class) RTI/MTSS strategies and interventions to prevent and manage disruptive or inappropriate classroom behaviors.

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UDL and ESSA:An Educator's Guide to Effective Planning, Instruction & Assessment

By Stacy Dean

While UDL is not a new concept, many teachers need support to plan, instruct, and assess students under this framework. UDL and ESSA, by Dr. Stacy Dean, provides this support in a handy, quick-reference tool for K-12 teachers.

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English Language Learners: Rigor for Language and Academic Achievement

By Estee Lopez

This quick-reference, tri-fold laminated guide is designed to increase educators’ ability to make teaching and learning decisions based on research-based best practices for the academic and language achievement of English language learners (ELLs).

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Mindfulness for Teachers and Students

By Elizabeth McAvoy & Jacqueline Thousand

This six-page, quick-reference laminated guide is designed to help busy teachers easily access a wide range of basic mindfulness practices that help them return to the present moment throughout the day. It also guides teachers through the process of teaching mindfulness to students (K-12) in the classroom so that students are calmer, more confident, more self-reflective, less reactive, and better able to manage relationships and problem solve.

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Gifted Education: Using Enrichment Clusters to Provide Challenging Strategies for All

By Joseph Renzulli & Marcia Gentry

This six page, quick-reference laminated guide by Dr. Joseph Renzulli and Marcia Gentry guide provides an overview of Enrichment Clusters, an innovative component of the Renzulli Schoolwide Enrichment Model, along with seven steps for implementation.

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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the Florida State Standards (FSS)

By Joseph Casbarro

This six-page, quick-reference laminated guide is a convenient tool for teachers charged with implementing the Florida State Standards (FSS). It explains how and why to use Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to ensure students with diverse backgrounds and learning needs can succeed.

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Co-Teaching and Technology: Enhancing Communication & Collaboration

By Marilyn Friend and Brian Friedlander

This reference guide provides practical strategies on how technology can facilitate co-planning, expedite sharing of student data, and streamline many other tasks that ultimately assist in accomplishing co-teaching’s goal: improved student outcomes. Whatever your preferred computer platform, co-teachers can apply these strategies and applications to accommodate all learners’ needs.

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Using Data to Improve Student Learning: Making it Meaningful to Classroom Teachers

By David Bateman and Jenifer Cline

This reference guide is designed for classroom teachers to assist them in deriving meaning from all types of data, both standardized and non-standardized. It explores how and when data can be used effectively to improve student learning, as well as how teachers can interpret different forms of data to meet students’ diverse needs and assess ongoing progress.

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Test Anxiety: Strategies to Improve Student Performance

By Joseph Casbarro

This reference guide is specifically designed to provide teachers with practical, evidence-based strategies for reducing test-related anxiety and improving test performance and overall well-being in students ranging from elementary to high school age. The guide includes recommendations for teaching effective study skills & habits, as well as specific test-taking skills, and much more!

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Executive Function: Skill Building and Support Strategies, Grades 6-12

By Sandra Rief

This new quick-reference laminated guide provides practical strategies to support and enhance the developing Executive Function skills of students in grades 6-12. Readers will learn about performance difficulties and academic challenges executive function weakness can cause. You'll also gain specific strategies to help strengthen a variety of executive function skills.

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Executive Function: Skill-Building Support Strategies for the Elementary Classroom

By Sandra Rief

This new quick-reference laminated guide provides practical strategies to support and strengthen the developing Executive Function skills of all elementary students. Teachers will learn about performance difficulties and academic challenges executive function weakness can cause. You'll also gain specific strategies to help strengthen a variety of executive function skills.

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Schools of Social Emotional Competence and Character

By Maurice Elias and Marvin Berkowitz

This new quick-reference laminated guide is designed for school leaders, staff, and educators who seek not only to educate students, but also to promote character, social-emotional competence, and a schoolwide climate of safety, caring, challenge, support, respect, and inspiration.

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Assistive Technology: What Every Educator Needs to Know

By Brian Friedlander

This reference guide is designed to help educators better understand the value of assistive technology (AT) in increasing all students’ access to the general education curriculum and improving the teaching/learning process for students with special needs.

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ELLs: Co-Teaching and Collaboration

By Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria Dove

This new quick-reference guide is designed to support all educators of ELLs (ESL specialists, classroom teachers, paraeducators) as they engage in a complete collaborative instructional cycle consisting of co-planning, co-teaching, co-assessing, and reflecting on practice. The guide identifies and describes the four phases of the collaborative instructional cycle.

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Social Skills: Effective Instruction for Exceptional Learners

By Wendy Ashcroft, Anne Marie Kolb Quinn, Angela M. Delloso

This guide provides PreK – 5th grade teachers with evidence-based, practical, teacher-friendly, strategies for helping children with special needs build social skills. Written by experienced classroom teachers, this guide recommends interventions for strengthening important social skills, including communication, conflict resolution, and team building skills. These ready-to-use strategies will help classroom teachers promote social competence in diverse learners.

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English Language Learners in Preschool: Language, Literacy, Cognition & Social Emotional Development

By Estee Lopez

This six-page laminated reference guide by Estee Lopez provides Pre-K teachers of ELLs with specific evidence-based strategies for promoting a strong language and literacy foundation. It focuses on family engagement, oral language and literacy, cultural awareness, social & emotional growth, learning and cognitive skills, and program models and strategies. Using the strategies and methods outlined in this guide, teachers will set the foundation for long-term success for young ELLs.

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Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

By Christine Ditrano

This reference guide by Christine Ditrano provides both school wide, as well as classroom strategies for preventing disruptive behavior and enhancing a school's organizational climate using Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, or PBIS. The multi-tiered PBIS problem-solving model is proactive and flexible, and provides a unifying framework for all school improvement efforts.

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Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Padmaja Sarathy

This new six-page laminated reference guide by Padmaja Sarathy presents seven steps for maximizing academic, social, and life outcomes for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), while minimizing the impact of some of their complex behavioral and learning characteristics. Packed with practical and proven strategies, this guide is an invaluable resource for all those who work with children with ASD, including classroom teachers, paraeducators, support staff, and parents.

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