Shaking Up Special Education is an easy-to-use instructional guide to the essential things you need to know about working with students with exceptionalities.
Interactive, collaborative, and engaging, this go-to instructional resource is packed with the top instructional moves to maximize learning for all students. Featuring sample activities and instructional resources, chapters cover topics ranging from specially designed instruction, to co-teaching, to technology, to social-emotional learning and self-care.
Designed with special educators in mind, this book is also ideal for any general educator looking to increase student achievement and revitalize their practice. Shake up your teaching and learn how to build a more inclusive classroom!
Table of Contents
Part One: The Introductory Dance Moves 1. Bunny Hop: The Inclusive and Equity-Based Classroom 2. Cha Cha: Effective Collaborative and Co-teaching Practices Part Two: Spicing Up the Rhythm 3. Jitterbug: The 'Special' in Special Education Teacher 4. Kathak: Choice and Multiple Learning Modalities 5. Hip Hop: Assessment Practices That Work for All Part Three: Making Your Mark 6. Waltz: The Social-Emotional Learning Connection 7. The Superhero’s Dance: Take Care of You, So You Can Take Care of Them Conclusion Appendices: Templates and Planning Resources References
Savanna Flakes, EdS is an international education consultant working with school communities to provide professional development and coaching to support leaders and teachers with effective instructional practices for students with exceptionalities. Savanna is a National Board Certified Teacher, International Standards of Technology Certified Teacher, and periodically serves as an Adjunct Professor in the American University School of Education and Health.