Teacher Tools

Expectations Within Routines and Settings

This week’s Tool offers a checklist of expectations within a student’s routine–helpful for setting up a reinforcement system. Teachers can use the whole checklist or parts of it to show a student’s his exceptations or where he succeeded that day, week, etc. This Tool of the Week comes from Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports: A Collection of Articles from TEACHING ...

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Student Self-Assessment and Behavior Evaluation

This week’s Tool offers a student self assessment and behavior evaluation. Use this week’s Tool to promote student achievement and parent involvement. This Tool of the Week comes from Teach Smart: Practical Strategies & Tools for Educators.

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Today’s Agenda

This week’s Tool can help younger students or students who require nonverbal cues due to emerging reading skills to organize tasks by creating a daily picture schedule and reviewing the schedule frequently. This Tool of the Week comes from Tough to Reach, Tough to Teach: Students With Behavior Problems, Second Edition.

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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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