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Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards: Strategies for Success in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms
Deborah L. Voltz, Michele Jean Sims, and Betty Nelson
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Creating and sustaining a classroom where every learner succeeds is a challenge for any teacher—especially when the elements of diversity and inclusion are added to the mix. How can teachers differentiate instruction in ways that help all students meet standards and develop lifelong learning skills?
The authors of Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards provide a comprehensive framework for reaching and teaching English language learners, students from culturally diverse backgrounds, and students with disabilities. In this book, you’ll learn how to
The book includes helpful, real-world scenarios that provide tips for connecting with diverse students in the classroom, communicating with their families, and coordinating efforts with colleagues. Packed with practical strategies for handling difficult issues, this is a go-to guide for any teacher facing the complexities of helping diverse learners flourish at school and beyond.
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About the Authors
DEBORAH L. VOLTZ is the director of the Center for Urban Education and associate professor in the department of Leadership, Special Education, and Foundations at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She began her career as a special education teacher in the Birmingham, Alabama, City Schools, where she worked in inclusive educational programs. Voltz also taught at the university level in teacher preparation programs at several universities including Alabama State University, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of Louisville, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
MICHELE JEAN SIMS is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and is an affiliate of the Center for Urban Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. For 20 years, she taught in a variety of public school positions and at varied education levels. She began her career as an elementary teacher and Title I/Chapter I reading teacher in the New York City board of education. In Philadelphia, she was a reading specialist at a group home for adjudicated adolescent boys and a Title I/Chapter I reading teacher at the middle and junior high school level in the Philadelphia School District.
BETTY NELSON is an associate professor of special education and interim chair of the Department of Leadership, Special Education, and Foundations in the School of Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has taught in residential and public school programs and has been a program supervisor in public schools and at a private research institution. She has taught children within all areas of exceptionality and has taught higher education coursework which spans the entire breadth of the field.
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