Inclusion succeeds when teachers use diverse instructional strategies, scaffolding, multiple types of instructional supports, and ongoing formal and informal assessments to deliver curriculum standards. At the middle school and high school level, successful inclusion also entails promoting the development of social and emotional skills, self-efficacy, self-esteem, and personal identity in adolescent students.
This newly updated and expanded laminated reference guides by Toby Karten is designed to assist general education (GE) teachers, special education (SE) teachers, and school staff in implementing inclusive practices and effective strategies that focus on students’ strengths and abilities. It also presents simple and effective ways to foster co-teaching and collaborative practices. Teachers of grades 6-12 will find quick and easy access to practical strategies for creating successful inclusive middle and high school classrooms.
The guide includes sections on
Utilizing universal design for learning
Honoring multiple intelligences
Making content relevant to students
Making cross-curricular connections
Increasing self-efficacy & self-regulation
Web resources by subject area
Reading, writing and math lesson tips
About the Author:
Toby Karten, a consummate educator who has instructed learners in the field of special education since 1976, is a strong advocate for highlighting students' strengths within research-based inclusion strategies. Her diversified experience includes being a staff developer, mentor, resource and inclusion teacher, an adjunct professor, author, math coach, and international consultant for populations of learners ranging from kindergarten to adult levels. She has been recognized by both the Council for Exceptional Children and the New Jersey Department of Education as an exemplary educator.
Karten's continuing passion is for educators to prepare students to enter inclusive societies as productive adults. To this end, she founded and is director of Tamka Educational Products, LLC, through which she offers popular inclusion workshops that inform and inspire scores of participants.
Karten holds both bachelor's and master's degrees in special education, as well as a supervisory degree. She is an adjunct professor at Monmouth University, The College of New Jersey, Drew University, Gratz College, and Washington College. She designed a graduate course entitled Skills and Strategies for Inclusion and disABILITY Awareness and has trained scores of instructors in three states with the syllabus.
Karten's is the author of over a dozen books, including the National Professional Resources, Inc./Dude Publishing best seller, Inclusion Lesson Plan Book (standard and teacher training editions). For NPR Inc./Dude Publishing, she has also written the laminated guides
Inclusion Succeeds with Effective Strategies: Grades K-5
Inclusion Succeeds with Effective Strategies: Grades 6-12
Common Core Standards: A Step-by-Step Approach: English Language Arts, Grades K-5
Common Core Standards: A Step-by-Step Approach: Mathematics, Grades K-5
Common Core Standards: Unique Practices for Inclusive Classrooms: English Language Arts, Grades K-5
Common Core Standards: Unique Practices for Inclusive Classrooms: Mathematics, Grades K-5
IEPs & CCSS
English Language Arts Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom (Grades K-5)
Mathematics Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom (Grades K-5)
Instructional Strategies for Learners with IEPs
Mindfulness in the Inclusive Classroom