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40 Active Learning Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom, Grades K–5

  • Title:40 Active Learning Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom, Grades K–5
  • Author:Linda Schwartz Green, Diane Casale-Giannola
  • Publication Date:January 2011
  • Grade Level:K-5
  • ISBN:9781412981705
  • Publisher:Corwin Press

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.

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Author Bio

Dr. Linda Green has a B.A. in English from University of Bridgeport, an M.A. in Special Education and Reading from Eastern New Mexico University, and a Ph.D. in Psychological & Cultural Studies and Special Education from University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She holds certifications in Special Education and Teacher of English and is currently as Associate Professor of Education at Centenary College. She has worked as a special education teacher and a consultant, preparing and implementing workshops on a variety of topics related to special education. Dr. Green has taught most of the special education courses at Centenary on both the undergraduate and graduate level, and she developed and is the current director of the M.A. program in Special Education. She also serves as the director of the Teachers of Students with Disabilities Certification Program. She received the Centenary College Distinguished Teacher Award in 2000. She is the founding advisor of the Centenary College Student Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Diane Casale-Giannola is an accomplished educator with over 20 years in special and general education. She is an enthusiastic speaker who engages teachers and students in the learning process.

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