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  • Book: Creating Inclusive Schools-

     The Work of the New York Higher Education Support Center for SystemsChange

    Cover of: Creating Inclusive Schools 

    This book represents the final publication of the NY Higher Education Support Center for SystemsChange and is a chronical of the work performed by the HESC, and by the Task Force on Quality Inclusive Schooling.


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  • Book - Unmistakable Impact: A Partnership Approach for Dramatically Improving Instruction - By Jim Knight Foreword by Michael Fullan © 2011 336 pages 7" x 10" Corwin A Joint Publication With Learning Forward Paperback ISBN: 9781412994309 This book simplifies the process for becoming an Impact School through targeted, consistent professional learning that is done with teachers, not to teachers. Award-winning author Jim Knight describes how to translate staff members’ joy of learning into high-leverage practices that achieve dramatic student outcomes.
  • Book - Instructional Rounds Education- Instructional Rounds in Education A Network Approach to Improving Teaching and Learning Elizabeth A. City, Richard F. Elmore, Sarah E. Fiarman, and Lee Teitel, foreword by Andrew Lachman Instructional Rounds in Education is intended to help education leaders and practitioners develop a shared understanding of what high-quality instruction looks like and what schools and districts need to do to support it. paper, 230 Pages Pub. Date: Apr 2009 ISBN-13: 978-1-934742-16-7 cloth, 230 Pages Pub. Date: Apr 2009 ISBN-13: 978-1-934742-17-4
  • Wild Onion Press - Books Starring Kids with Disabilities- Our books are not about children with differences, they are for children with differences —as well as for any reader looking for a rip-roaring adventure.
  • Book: Duets and Dialogues: Voices on Inclusive Practices in Our Schools- Duets and Dialogue: Voices of Inclusive Practices in Our SchoolsThe members of the of the Midwest Region of the Task Force have experienced tremendous interest as we have actively sought to collaborate with K-12 partners and community advocacy agencies to promote the advancement of effective inclusive practices across New York state.
  • Book: Rethinking Disability: A Disability Studies Approach to Inclusive Practices-

    Cover of bookBy Jan W. Valle, City College, City University of New York
    David J. Connor (erroneously spelled Conner on the cover!), Hunter College, City University of New York 

    ISBN-13 9780073526041

    The 220 page book is published by McGraw-Hill as part of their PRACTICAL GUIDE series
    aimed mainly at pre-service and novice teachers, although all texts address
    issues also relevant to mid-career and "veteran" teachers.

  • Book: The Paraprofessional's Handbook for Effective Support in Inclusive Classrooms-

    Cover of Paraprofessional's HandbookBy Julie Causton-Theoharis, Ph.D.

    The survival guide every paraprofessional needs.

  • Book: Learning to Teach Inclusively by Celia Oyler-

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    Learning to Teach Inclusively: Student Teachers’ Classroom Inquiries

    reviewed by Barbara B. Levin — November 06, 2006

  • Poetry: Moments and Memories by James Toomey- James Toomey has a fairly profound learning disability making it seem unlikely that he would ever author a book. His book of poetry and thoughts about growing up in a large family are both moving and inspiring. Jim lives and was raised in Rochester NY. This book can be a wonderful example for teachers of the disabled and for disabled students to see what is possible when no limits are placed, and no limits are assumed.
  • Supporting Inclusive Classrooms: A Resource-

    Edited by David J. Conner 

    Produced through the efforts of The New York City Task Force on Quality Inclusive Schooling

    This book is available as a downloadable pdf document.

  • Breaking Ranks II & High School Reform- A follow-up to the 1996 seminal report Breaking Ranks: Changing an American Institution, Breaking Ranks II engages principals, teacher leaders, and the entire school community in reforming the American high school into an academically rigorous, personalized learning environment that is improved through collaborative leadership.
  • Urban Narratives by David J Connor- This book by Task Force member David J. Connor addresses Portraits in Progress Life at the Intersections of Learning Disability, Race, and Social Class.
  • Book: Just Give Him the Whale- 20 Ways to Use Fascinations, Areas of Expertise, and Strengths to Support Students with Autism By Paula Kluth, Ph.D., & Patrick Schwarz, Ph.D. When learners with autism have deep, consuming fascinations—trains, triangles, basketballs, whales—teachers often wonder what to do. This concise, highly practical guidebook gives educators across grade levels a powerful new way to think about students' "obsessions": as positive teaching tools that calm, motivate, and improve learning.
  • Book: Because We Can Change the World- by Mara Sapon-Shevin ISBN 0205174892 With the increase of diverse students in all classrooms, pre-service and in-service teachers often find themselves overwhelmed with how to provide a quality learning community that is inclusive of all students. This book delivers hope, promise, and practical goals for teachers who wish to create a warm, respectful, and nurturing learning environment for their students, that will, in turn, inspire students to make a difference in their classroom community and the world beyond.
  • Because We Can Change the World by Mara Sapon-Shevin- This website is dedicated to promoting the development of inclusive schools and communities. It describes Mara's work in the areas of teaching for social justice, inclusive education and using music and movement to promote equity and inclusion. Several of her books and publications are featured too. Actually two different sites with similar look but different content.
  • Book: Access to Academics for All Students: Critical Approaches to- by Paula Kluth, Douglas Biklen, Diana Straut and others ISBN 0805841660
  • Book: You're Going to Love This Kid- Teaching Students With Autism in the Inclusive Classroom by Paula Kluth isbn: 1-55766-614-8 Paperback
  • Book: A Land We can Share: Teaching Literacy to Students with Autism- by Paula Kluth and Kelly Chandler-Olcot isbn: 978-1-55766-855-4 paperback Teachers are going to love this book! Passionate and practical, it moves beyond "sight words" and other functional literacy skills and provides the know-how for bringing quality, meaningful literacy instruction to students with autism. Authored by respected, dynamic scholars in autism and literacy, the book breaks new ground as it focuses specifically on ways in which educators can improve literacy outcomes for students with autism spectrum disorders in Grades K–12 classrooms.
  • Book: Joyful Learning- Active and Collaborative Learning in Inclusive Classrooms by Alice Udvari-Solner and Paula Kluth isbn: 9781412941747 paperback isbn: 9781412941730 hardcover Pub Date: 12-14-2007
  • A Parents Guide to Special Education for Children with Visual Impairments- A Parents Guide to Special Education for Children with Visual Impairments Susan LaVenture, Editor This handbook for parents, family members, and caregivers of children with visual impairments explains special education services that these children are likely to need and to which they are entitled and how to make sure that they receive them. Edited by the president of the National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments and written by experienced
  • BOOK: Keeping Quality Teachers - The Art of Retaining General and Special Education Teachers-

    Cover of the book: eeping Quality TeachersThis user-friendly tool for retaining quality teachers — especially those in special education — contains a framework for action that can be used to create a plan at the school or district level, or to strengthen existing plans.