40 Active Learning Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom, Grades K–5
- Linda Schwartz Green - Centenary College
- Diane Casale-Giannola - Rider University, USA
Foreword by Toby J. Karten
—Jim Hoogheem, Retired Principal
Fernbrook Elementary School, Maple Grove, MN
"This book got me excited to teach in an inclusive setting! The tips and directions will work with every child and will ensure that ALL students can learn in the same environment."
—Rachel Aherns, Instructional Strategist I
Westridge Elementary School, West Des Moines, IA
Engage all learners with research-based strategies from acclaimed educators
Research indicates that students of all ages and demographics benefit from active learning strategies. The challenge is translating what we know into what we do. Award-winning educators Linda Schwartz Green and Diane Casale-Giannola build that bridge with more than 40 easy-to-implement strategies for today's inclusive classroom. This practical guide includes:
- Field-tested practices that are easily adaptable to various grade levels and subjects
- Vignettes that demonstrate how to apply today's brain-compatible strategies in the classroom
- Tools for differentiating instruction to serve ALL students, including high-ability students, those with ADHD or learning disabilities, and English learners
Grounded in foundational research and educational literature, these strategies include directions for use, sample applications across content areas, and how-to's for groups and individuals. Teachers and administrators will find this comprehensive guidebook an indispensable at-your- fingertips resource for enhancing student engagement, furthering professional development, and increasing positive learning outcomes.
"This book simply got me excited to teach again in an inclusive setting! It provides the tools and directions to ensure ALL students can learn in the same environment. The ideas and strategies presented in this book will work for every child and will ensure all children feel like they are a part of a whole classroom of learners!"
"This book is an excellent tool to help teachers help students. It would be particularly useful within a professional learning community or in a mentoring setting."
Practical, hands on, useful to my students as they prepare for their final practicum. Gives a solid rationale for the learning styles and needs that the strategies support or address.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Engaging Students in the Inclusive Classroom