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ASCD Annual Conference
ASCD's Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pa., March 24–26, is on the theme "A Collective Call to Action." Don't miss the January 18, 2012, early bird deadline.
Classroom Instruction That Works, 2nd Edition, Is Here!
Rich with updated findings gathered over the last decade, the second edition of Classroom Instruction That Works draws on McRel's Ceri B. Dean, Elizabeth Ross Hubbell, Howard Pitler, and Bj Stone's knowledge to build on the classic text that more than 1 million educators have turned to for support in strengthening their classroom practice.
Whole Child Podcast
Listen to the Whole Child Podcast on Inclusive Learning: Meeting Each Student's Special Needs.
Differentiate Without Lowering Expectations
The 2011 California Teacher of the Year discusses working with students with disabilities and how he finds ways to make them successful.
Schools of Thought
CNN's newest education blog makes sure all education issues are covered with in-depth posts from CNN editors and special contributors.
Countering the Negative Spin on Education
If you follow the media reports, it seems that nearly everyone loves their kids' local school, but thinks that K–12 education and the teaching profession needs some kind of major shoring up. Why is that? How can we find out what school districts, states, or schools are doing to fight the constant downspin of K–12 education? How did you confront a real problem and make lasting changes?
Learning with Disabilities
What are the most efficient methods for teaching students with learning disabilities? In this issue of ASCD Express, several educators lay out the methods they have seen work successfully when teaching students with learning disabilities. Using methods such as coteaching, field trips, and examining cultural issues are some ways teachers improved the learning environment for students with learning disabilities.
Teaching in Tandem:
One School's Success Through Coteaching
Educators Gloria Wilson and Joan Blednick go through the steps of how to create a successful coteaching program to help support students with learning disabilities.
Disabilities and Culture:
A Tale of Two Schools
Different schools asked an education consultant to observe and assess classrooms with students with learning and behavioral problems. Read how the advice she gave changed the way educators worked with the students and how well the suggestions were implemented.
Our Kids Are Different
Inclusive 7th grade science classes went on a series of field trips in the local environment to conduct research. The teachers found that these trips fostered collaboration and improved students' attitudes and, in turn, their willingness to learn from and accept one another.
An Innovative Approach to Student Success
Through careful planning, a California school district created a preschool program that keeps children with disabilities in their neighborhood schools to break the downward cycle of exclusion while benefiting all kids.
More Support for Inclusive Classrooms
Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities in the Regular Classroom
Teachers show how they work with students with learning problems to overcome the obstacles they face in their education. By making slight adjustments and encouraging the students, educators have seen improvements in the classroom.
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Casis Elementary School
In these two articles, the authors look at a school in the 1940s that developed a special-education program and then later follow up to see how the program worked out.
School in India Promotes One-on-One, Mainstream Balance
Ensuring that all students learn the academic and life skills to live fulfilling and independent lives is the goal of the K.D. Ambani Vidyamandir school in Jamnagar, India.
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