High Leverage Practices for Inclusive Classrooms, Second Edition offers a set of practices that are integral to the support of student learning, and that can be systematically taught, learned, and implemented by those entering the teaching profession. In this second edition, chapters have been fully updated to reflect changes in the field since its original publication, and feature all new examples illustrating the use of HLPs and incorporating culturally responsive practices. Focused primarily on Tiers 1 and 2—or work that mostly occurs with students with mild to moderate disabilities in general education classrooms—this powerful, research-based resource provides rich, practical information highly suitable for teachers, and additionally useful for teacher educators and teacher preparation programs.
Section 1: Collaboration High Leverage Practices 1. Collaborating with Colleagues to Increase Student Success 2. Lead Effective Meetings with Professionals and Families 3. Collaborate with Families to Support Student Learning and Secure Needed Services Section 2: Assessment High Leverage Practices 4. Using Multiple Sources of Information to Develop a Comprehensive Understanding of a Student’s Strengths and Needs 5. Interpreting and Communicating Assessment Information with Stakeholders to Collaboratively Design and Implement Educational Programs 6. Using Student Assessment Data, Analyzing Instructional Practices, and Making Necessary Adjustments that Improve Student Outcomes Section 3: Social/Emotional/Behavioral High Leverage Practices 7. Consistent, Organized, Respectful Learning Environment 8. Using Feedback to Improve Student Outcomes 9. Teaching Social Skills 10. Conducting Functional Behavior Assessments to Develop Individualized Behavior Support Plans Section 4: Instruction High Leverage Practices 11. Identify and Prioritize Long- and Short-term Learning Goals 12. Systematically Design Instruction Toward a Specific Goal 13. Adapt Curriculum Tasks and Materials for Specific Learning Goals 14.Teaching Cognitive and Metacognitive Strategies to Support Learning and Independence 15. Providing Scaffolded Supports 16. Use Explicit Instruction 17. Using Flexible Grouping 18. Use Strategies to Promote Active Student Engagement 19. Using Assistive and Instructional Technologies 20. Provide Intensive Instruction 21.Teach Students to Maintain and Generalize New Learning Across Time and Settings 22. Providing Positive and Corrective Feedback 23. Reflections on High Leverage Practices for Teachers, School Leaders, and Teacher Educators