Teacher Tools

Acceptable Reinforcers/Rewards

This week’s Tool provides teachers and parents with a list of acceptable reinforcers and rewards for students with disabilities. This Tool of the Week comes from When Behavior Makes Learning Hard: Positive Steps for Changing Student Behavior.

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Questions for Reflective Planning for Diverse Student Needs

Not all students learn at the same pace. Use this week’s Tool for reflecting on and planning differentiated instruction in general education classrooms for students with diverse needs. This Tool of the Week comes from Adapting Reading and Math Materials for the Inclusive Classroom, Volume 2.

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Exploring Science with Literature with Fish is Fish

This week’s Tool is a lesson plan, including follow-up activities, that explores Leo Lionni’s book, Fish is Fish, which highlights scientific ideas within literacy. Organized around Bloom’s Taxonomy to support a range of thinking levels and to scaffold learning, the Science & Literature Collection materials incorporating 32 popular children’s books can enable a teacher to create a higher-level thinking environment ...

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Exploring Science with Literature with The First Strawberries

This week’s Tool is a lesson plan, including follow-up activities, that explores Joseph Bruchac’s book, The First Strawberries, which highlights scientific ideas within literacy. Organized around Bloom’s Taxonomy to support a range of thinking levels and to scaffold learning, the Science & Literature Collection materials incorporating 32 popular children’s books can enable a teacher to create a higher-level thinking environment ...

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