Joyful Learning Active and Collaborative Learning in Inclusive Classrooms

ISBN-10: 1412941741
ISBN-13: 9781412941747
Edition: 2008
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List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 12/14/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

"Finally, a book that describes practical strategies for differentiated, multilevel instruction that includes the full range of children who exist in today's classrooms. A very important and practical text that creates inclusive, democratic communities of learners where students with wide ranges of abilities may learn together at their own level." J. Michael Peterson, Professor Wayne State University "Immediately accessible and usable in any classroom, this incredible compendium of teaching strategies is proof that good teaching benefits all students and that we don't need to isolate students with different learning styles or challenges." Mara Sapon-Shevin, Professor of Inclusive Education Syracuse University Create a classroom that is truly responsive to all diverse learners! This accessible resource for K12 inclusive classrooms helps teachers create an environment for active and collaborative learning that encourages and supports all students, including those who may have marked differences in ability, need, language, culture, and/or learning profile. Promoting the concept that learners with differing abilities can learn side by side, this book illustrates how to use a practical, differentiated approach to help develop every student's abilities. Joyful Learning presents a range of strategies that can be used at both the elementary and secondary levels to engage students in discussion, debate, creative thinking, questioning, and teamwork. Providing classroom-tested examples, specific guidelines, and reproducibles, the book provides tools for teachers to: Promote relationship building and interdependence Help students teach one another as they make discoveries about course content Support learners in preparing for assessments Engage in whole-class learning while assisting students who need personalized instruction Assess learner understanding and celebrate growth This versatile book can also be used as a co-planning tool by general and special education professionals working with occupational therapists, speech clinicians, and physical therapists to effectively support all students, including English Language Learners and learners with disabilities.

Dr. Alice Udvari-Solner is a national consultant in education and holds an appointment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. The graduate and undergraduate courses she teaches on the topic of accommodating diverse learners in general education settings are integral to the elementary, secondary, and special education teacher certification programs. Differentiation, the design of effective curricular adaptations, collaborative team work among educators and paraprofessionals, and systems change toward inclusive education are areas that are central to her research and teaching. Dr. Udvari-Solner recent research has focused on the development of the Universal Design Process for Differentiation - a method used to promote co-planning among educators to design responsive strategies for diverse learners.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
Building Teams and Communities
That's the Story of My Life!
Group Resume
What Is It?
We All Own the Problem
Pass the Compliment
Two Truths & a Lie
It's a Small World
Makin' Mottos
One Step Ahead
Once Upon a Time
Teaching and Learning
Walk It to Know It
Fishbowl Tag
Carousel
Novice or Veteran?
The Walking Billboard
Dinner Party
The Company You Keep
Classify, Categorize, and Organize
Collective Brainwriting
Professor Paragraph
Studying and Reviewing
Moving to the Music
Popcorn
Toss-a-Question
Guess Who?
Hot Seat
Say Something
Cracking the Code
Match Game
Paper Bag Interviews
Human Continuum
Creating Active Lectures
All Together Now!
Share & Compare
Stand and Deliver
Chants & Rants
The Whip
Numbered Heads Together
Take My Perspective, Please!
Lecture Reflections
Stop the Lecture & Start the Drama
Roundtable
Assessing and Celebrating
Are You Game?
Desktop Teaching
Gallery Walk
A Is For ______
Top Ten Lists
Catch!
Sixty-Second Commercial
Collaborative Quiz
Human Treasure Hunt
Act Like It!
References
Index

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