Book: Creating Inclusive Schools

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

 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"

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

 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

 Learning to Teach Inclusively

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.


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: 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

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.


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.

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.

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