The Short Bus

Author: Jonathan Mooney
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 142991193X
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A young man once called unteachable journeys across America to investigate the lives of those, like himself, who are forced to create new ways of living in order to survive Labeled "dyslexic and profoundly learning disabled with attention and behavior problems," Jonathan Mooney was a short bus rider—a derogatory term used for kids in special education and a distinction that told the world he wasn't "normal." Along with other kids with special challenges, he grew up hearing himself denigrated daily. Ultimately, Mooney surprised skeptics by graduating with honors from Brown University. But he could never escape his past, so he hit the road. To free himself and to learn how others had moved beyond labels, he created an epic journey. He would buy his own short bus and set out cross-country, looking for kids who had dreamed up magical, beautiful ways to overcome the obstacles that separated them from the so-called normal world. In The Short Bus, his humorous, irreverent, and poignant record of this odyssey, Mooney describes his four-month, 35,000-mile journey across borders that most people never see. He meets thirteen people in thirteen states, including an eight-year-old deaf and blind girl who likes to curse out her teachers in sign language. Then there's Butch Anthony, who grew up severely learning disabled but who is now the proud owner of the Museum of Wonder. These people teach Mooney that there's no such thing as normal and that to really live, every person must find their own special ways of keeping on. The Short Bus is a unique gem, propelled by Mooney's heart, humor, and outrageous rebellions.

Handbook Of Research On Classroom Diversity And Inclusive Education Practice

Author: Curran, Christina M.
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522525211
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As classrooms are becoming more diverse, teachers are now faced with the responsibility of creating an inclusive classroom community. As such, researching classroom pedagogies and practices is an imperative step in curriculum planning. The Handbook of Research on Classroom Diversity and Inclusive Education Practice is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on ways to effectively teach all students and further refine and strengthen school-wide inclusive pedagogy, methods, and policies. Featuring extensive coverage on a number of topics such as special education, online learning, and English language learners, this publication is ideally designed for professionals, educators, and policy makers seeking current research on methods that ensure all students have equal access to curricular content and the chance for growth and success.

Human Exceptionality School Community And Family

Author: Michael L. Hardman
Editor: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495810584
Size: 11,23 MB
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Maintaining its widely respected and unique focus on the critical role of a variety of professionals--in education, psychology, counseling, health care, and human services--HUMAN EXCEPTIONALITY: SCHOOL, COMMUNITY AND FAMILY, Tenth Edition, is a testament to how cross-professional collaboration can and does enhance the lives of exceptional individuals and their families as it strengthens and supports the work of the professionals themselves. After a comprehensive six-chapter introduction to the foundation and challenges across the lifespan for people with exceptionalities, the successive nine chapters focus on definitions, classifications, prevalence, causation, and characteristics of the major categories of exceptionality. Categorical chapters also provide practical information on the educational, medical, and social services aspects of working with people who are exceptional. An excellent resource for pre-service and in-service teachers as well as a range of human services professionals, the text’s unique, human approach combines the most current research, detailed personal stories about exceptional persons, and fresh pedagogical features that help students understand and apply the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Mentalligence

Author: Kristen Lee
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0757320597
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One of the greatest gifts we can give to ourselves is rethinking what we've been taught, because thoughts become behaviors. The same mind that gets us stuck is the same one that can set us free. It's time to rip up the script society hands us, breathe deep, and reclaim a healthy definition of success that doesn't compartmentalize your mind, body and soul. We need a new organizing framework that allows more flexibility and moral grounding—one that lets science, emotion and spirit to fuse. Too often, life's disorienting moments can leave us tumbling into messy, downward spirals. We lose clarity, and are held hostage by blind spots that keep us from thriving. We fall into common mindless behavioral traps which lead to perpetual patterns of shutting down, numbing out, binding up and staying stuck. In this uniquely liberating book, Dr. Kristen Lee teaches us how to apply a process of behavioral change using a series of different lenses, to steer our brains to overcome blind spots and cultivate Upward Spiral habits. A leading expert on resilience and behavioral science, Dr. Kristen Lee developed this new psychology of thinking model from over twenty years of clinical practice, the latest neuroscience, and her own research findings. Mentalligence [men-tel-i-juh-ns] is a sage guide that will help you build meta-awareness by emphasizing an impact-driven rather than a performance-obsessed mindset, and adopt a model of 'collective efficacy' that is less I-focused and more we-focused, to facilitate positive social impact at a time when it's desperately needed. This is what psychologists call 'The Good Life'—living mindfully and consciously. Rather than falling for predominant definitions of 'success' that leave us boxed in, depleted, and oblivious to ways we can work together, Mentalligence helps us find the thinking and behavioral agility to work towards better outcomes for all.

Reset Make The Most Of Your Stress

Author: Kristen Lee EdD LICSW
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491747560
Size: 18,39 MB
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How can you make the most of your stress? RESET: Make the Most of Your Stress was named Motivational Book of 2015 Winner and a Finalist in the Self-Help and Health and Wellness categories by Next Generation Indie Book Awards. RESET has been called "a breakthrough model that reframes our ideas about stress", and "an excellent guide chock full of practical strategies, insightful stories, and wise advice for anyone who experiences stress in their daily work". There are far too many 5-step, simplistic models of stress reduction to go around. Reset offers a fresh perspective that is not only backed up with years of research and clinical practice, but presented in a way that allows each reader to take into account their own circumstances and develop a plan for well-being that actually works. When you feel the negative effects of stress and anxiety, RESET's components will help you get your bearings and recalibrate: Realize. Energize. Soothe. End Unproductive Thinking. Talk it Out. Whether you know it or not, you're already responding to stress-either constructively or destructively. Read RESET to develop a plan that is unique to you and your circumstances to better equip you to respond to the challenges before you and make the most of your stress.

Un Learning Disability

Author: AnnMarie Baines
Editor: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807772720
Size: 17,32 MB
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How do high school students confront and resolve conflicting messages about their intelligence and academic potential, particularly when labeled with social and learning disabilities? How does disability become “disablement” when negative attitudes and disparaging perceptions of ability position students as outsiders? Following the lives of adolescents at home and at school, the author makes visible the disabling language, contextual arrangements, and unconscious social practices that restrict learning regardless of special education services. She also showcases how young people resist disablement to transform their worlds and pursue pathways most important to them. Educators and scholars can use this important resource to recognize and change disabling practices that are often taken for granted as a natural part of schooling. Book Features: Offers concrete ways that students, schools, and teachers can unlearn disabling behaviors. Illuminates how social processes of disablement take place, rather than simply describing their influence. Looks at settings where students encounter more flexible ideas of ability and intelligence. “AnnMarie Baines shows us how LD can be rephrased, readdressed, and reworked. LD can be a good idea again, but the labels have to be tied to conditions of growth, identity enhancement, and institutional change.” —From the Foreword by Ray McDermott, professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education "Through compelling narrative vignettes and clear expository commentary, the author makes a persuasive case that adolescents' ‘abilities’ and ‘disabilities’ are situational, not fixed. The moral of her stories is this: change the social situations of learning to foreground and affirm ability rather than disability.” —Frederick Erickson, George F. Kneller Professor of Anthropology of Education, emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles “This book will touch everyone. The stories ring with familiar pain, strategies of persistence, and the randomness of what counts for success or failure. Valuable resources are lost to labels given too lightly for far too many; this volume tells us how to recoup and to protect these resources and to restore hope by doing so.” —Shirley Brice Heath, Margery Bailey Professor of English and Dramatic Literature and professor of linguistics, emerita, Stanford University AnnMarie Darrow Baines is an assistant professor in the department of secondary education at San Francisco State University.

The Organized Teacher S Guide To Your First Year Of Teaching Grades K 6 Second Edition

Author: Steve Springer
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1260452484
Size: 13,61 MB
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Make your first year—and every year—a success with this essential guide! As a new teacher, you can be completely overwhelmed-feeling lost and not knowing where to start when you receive the keys for the first time. The Organized Teacher's Guide to Your First Year of Teaching, Second Edition will be your guide during these first few days and weeks and put you on the road to success. Written by an award-winning author team, this practical guide will help you successfully navigate your new role. You’ll find a series of checklists, charts, and diagrams and guidelines you can use to organize your lessons, schedule, and classroom. There’s a ton of reproducible content in the book and an additional 50 pages of content can accessed online. This essential resource will help you thrive in your first year and beyond. The Organized Teacher's Guide to Your First Year of Teaching, Second Edition features: •All-in-one resource and checklist for teachers of grades K-6•Expert advice on organizing your classroom•Suggestions for planning lessons and creating schedules•Reproducible content (in the book and available online) ready for you to use•Charts, diagrams and checklists for organizing a new classroom•Tips on increasing productivity, and more

Digital Talking Books Plus

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Cassette Books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
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Size: 15,92 MB
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Senior High Core Collection

Author: Raymond W. Barber
Editor: Hw Wilson Co
ISBN: 9780824210861
Size: 14,85 MB
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- More than 6,500 books in the initial clothbound volume, plus more than 2,400 new titles in four annual supplements. - New coverage of biographies, art, sports, Islam and the Middle East, and cultural diversity. - Special focus on graphic novels, primary source materials, nonbook materials, and periodicals. - Analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.