The Paraprofessional’s Handbook for Effective Support in Inclusive Classrooms, Second Edition
What does a great paraprofessional need to know and do? You’ll find real-world answers from two experts in the second edition of this bestselling guidebook. Passionate inclusion advocates Julie Causton and Kate MacLeod bring you a supremely practical guide to surviving and thriving as an integral part of your school’s inclusive team. You’ll get immediately applicable strategies for mastering every facet of your complex role: collaborating with other team members, selecting accommodations and modifications, facilitating peer connections, fading your support, and much more. And you’ll find a treasure trove of tools—including activities, learning checks, reproducible templates, FAQs, and short to-do lists—to help you reflect on your practice and strengthen your daily work.
An essential hands-on guide for new and seasoned paraprofessionals—and a must-have for the educators and other professionals who support them—this empowering book takes the guesswork out of this critical classroom role so you can help students with disabilities reach their full potential.
- New chapter on Respectful Support for Developing Student Independence
- More on key topics such as collaboration, presuming competence, and supporting social and academic success for students with diverse abilities
- New and updated research, practices, digital tools, resources, examples, quiz questions, and reflection activities throughout the book
- Package of online materials, including printable activities, forms, and worksheets
The Circle Makers
Our outdated school systems of drawing sharp lines, labeling and segregating students has never made sense. The first in a series, this book takes a playful look at what is possible when we think differently about human difference. Intended to inspire everyone to widen our school communities to finally and actually include all.
Because of Oliver
Meet Oliver and learn about the magic that happens inside the circle! The second in a series, this book takes a playful look at what is possible when we think differently about human difference. Intended to inspire teachers everywhere to widen our school communities to include Oliver.
I Think There’s Been a Mistake
Meet Derek and learn about what happens when he is finally included. The third in a series, this book takes a playful look at what is possible when we think differently about human difference. Intended to inspire teachers and administrators everywhere to measure what matters.
From Behaving to Belonging: The Inclusive Art of Supporting Students Who Challenge Us
Challenging behavior is one of the most significant issues educators face. Though it may seem radical to use words like love, compassion, and heart when we talk about behavior and discipline, the compassionate and heartfelt words, actions, and strategies teachers employ in the classroom directly shape who students are—and who they will become. But how can teaching from the heart translate into effective supports and practices for students who exhibit challenging behavior?
In From Behaving to Belonging, Julie Causton and Kate MacLeod detail how teachers can shift from a “behavior management” mindset (that punishes students for “bad” behavior or rewards students for “good” or “compliant” behavior) to an approach that supports all students—even the most challenging ones—with kindness, creativity, acceptance, and love.
The Too Much Unicorn
Eunice is always being told that she is TOO MUCH! She uses too much whip cream on her waffles. She talks too much during movies or on the school bus. She dances too much in the hallway at school. But to Eunice, being too much is just right.
In fact, it is what makes Eunice a unicorn!
30 Days to the Co-Taught Classroom
In 30 Days to the Co-Taught Classroom, authors Paula Kluth and Julie Causton will teach you all you need to know about collaboration in 30 days.
Yes, you read that right! In just 30 days, they will introduce you to the information, competencies and habits you will need to become a great co-teaching partner. The authors will help you get to know your co-teacher, understand each of your roles, improve your planning and co-planning skills, expand the structures you use to teach and support students and even celebrate your accomplishments.
The Paraprofessional’s Handbook for Effective Support in Inclusive Classrooms
What does a great paraprofessional need to know and do? Find out in this handy survival guide, equally useful for the brand-new paraprofessional or the 20-year classroom veteran. Packed with friendly guidance, practical tips, and relatable first-person stories, this book reveals the best ways to provide effective, respectful services to students in inclusive classrooms.
Practical Material: Tools and checklists to help adapt instruction and the classroom environment, define team roles and responsibilities, support social and academic participation of students, provide behavioral support, and much more.
The Educator’s Handbook for Inclusive School Practices
As more K-12 schools move toward inclusion, how can general and special educators work together to create warm, welcoming classrooms where all students learn and belong? Discover practical answers in this friendly, down-to-earth teacher’s guide. Filled with ready-to-use teaching tips, insights from inclusive educators, and examples that relate directly to everyday classroom experiences, this book will help general and special educators collaborate effectively and build a great “toolbox” of strategies to support all learners within inclusive classrooms. With this highly motivating guidebook close at hand, new and seasoned educators will create engaging, exciting, and joyful inclusive classrooms that support social and academic success for all.
Practical Material: Planning tools and checklists to help you identify student strengths, develop IEPs, plan lessons, strengthen co-teaching, choose modifications and accommodations, and more.
The Speech-Language Pathologist?s Handbook for Inclusive School Practices
Every inclusive school team needs a great SLP who supports communication skills where they?re needed most?in the general education classroom, as students with disabilities learn and participate alongside their peers. Packed with immediately useful strategies, relatable examples, and invaluable insights from experienced SLPs, this guidebook provides SLPs with clear guidance on succeeding in an inclusive classroom and helping all students reach their full potential.
Practical Material: Tools and checklists to help plan and communicate an inclusive speech-language therapy plan, choose student supports, clarify team roles and responsibilities, presume competence, and more.
The Principal’s Handbook for Leading Inclusive Schools
Behind every successful inclusive school is a great principal with passion, vision, and a practical plan. This essential guide covers everything from the basics of special education to the everyday nuts and bolts of creating an inclusive school where every student learns and belongs.
Practical Material: Concrete, real-world tips and strategies from two renowned inclusion experts; first-person stories from school leaders; answers to commonly asked questions in every chapter; helpful checklists and forms on co-teaching, behavior support, school reform planning, and more.
The Occupational Therapist?s Handbook for Inclusive School Practices
A great occupational therapist is a key success factor in your inclusive school? OTs make critical decisions daily that help students access the curriculum and fully participate. This is the friendly, down-to-earth survival guide OTs need to deliver their important services effectively as part of an inclusive school team. Packed with practical guidance and tips, examples that relate directly to an OT?s daily practice, and first-person insights from seasoned OTs, this guidebook is invaluable for ensuring that supports are delivered in the least restrictive environment.
Practical Material: Tools and checklists to help organize team meeting notes, choose student supports, define team roles and responsibilities, support participation of nonverbal students, presume competence, and more.