Strategies

Key Elements of Social Development Intervention

This week’s Tool offers teachers ways to promote the development of intrinsically motivated social interaction across environments through focusing on social communication, social problem solving, social skills, and pragmatic language development. This Tool of the Week comes from Autism Spectrum Disorders: Family, Community, Social Skills, and Behavior: A Collection of Articles from TEACHING Exceptional Children.

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Implementing Peer Mentoring Program

Begin a peer mentoring program for students using implementation steps in this week’s Tool. This Tool of the Week comes from Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports: A Collection of Articles From TEACHING Exceptional Children.

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Book Report Checklist

Use this week’s Tool to outline the organization and steps needed for students to complete a book report. This Tool of the Week comes from Tough to Reach, Tough to Teach: Students With Behavior Problems, Second Edition.

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Guidelines for Secondary Interventions in Reading Instruction

This week’s Tool offers a student self assessment and behavior evaluation. Use this week’s Tool to promote student achievement and parent involvement. This Tool of the Week comes from Responsiveness to Intervention: A Collection of Articles From TEACHING Exceptional Children.

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Dialing My Home Phone Number

This week’s Tool is a lesson plan for teachers to help elementary students learn to dial their phone numbers, a valuable skill in case of emergencies. This Tool of the Week comes from Getting Around Town: Teaching Community Mobility Skills to Students With Disabilities..

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Developing Communication Skills

This week’s Tool helps students who are preparing for college understand that communication involves not only what they say, but how they say it, to whom, and when. Colleges expect students to handle all aspects of their lives on campus without assistance from their parents. Students need to be prepared to speak for themselves on a variety of fronts. Parents ...

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Reading the Prompt and Brainstorming

Use this week’s Tool to help students understand the steps of the writing process–from understanding the writing prompt to writing an essay. This Tool of the Week comes from Recipe for Writing Teacher’s Manual Revised.

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Expectations Within Routines and Settings

This week’s Tool offers a checklist of expectations within a student’s routine–helpful for setting up a reinforcement system. Teachers can use the whole checklist or parts of it to show a student’s his exceptations or where he succeeded that day, week, etc. This Tool of the Week comes from Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports: A Collection of Articles from TEACHING ...

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Student Self-Assessment and Behavior Evaluation

This week’s Tool offers a student self assessment and behavior evaluation. Use this week’s Tool to promote student achievement and parent involvement. This Tool of the Week comes from Teach Smart: Practical Strategies & Tools for Educators.

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Today’s Agenda

This week’s Tool can help younger students or students who require nonverbal cues due to emerging reading skills to organize tasks by creating a daily picture schedule and reviewing the schedule frequently. This Tool of the Week comes from Tough to Reach, Tough to Teach: Students With Behavior Problems, Second Edition.

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