Joyful Learning: Active and Collaborative Learning in Inclusive Classrooms / Edition 1

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Create a classroom that is truly responsive to all diverse learners!

This resource is ideal for inclusive classrooms serving all learners, including those with cognitive, sensory, cultural, learning, and/or linguistic differences. The authors present strategies for engaging students in discussion, debate, creative thinking, questioning, and teamwork. Providing classroom-tested examples, specific guidelines, and reproducibles, the book gives teachers the tools to:

  • Promote relationship building and interdependence
  • Help students teach one another as they make discoveries about course content
  • Support learners in preparing for assessments
  • Engage in whole-class learning while assisting students who need personalized instruction
  • Assess learner understanding and celebrate growth

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Editorial Reviews

Mara Sapon-Shevin
"Immediately accessible and usable in any classroom, this incredible compendium of teaching strategies is proof that good teaching benefits all students and that we don't need to isolate students with different learning styles or challenges. Udvari-Solner and Kluthhave made a wonderful contribution to better teaching for all children."
J. Michael Peterson
"Finally, a book that describes practical strategies for differentiated, multilevel instruction that includes the full range of children who exist in today's classrooms. Creates inclusive, democratic communities of learners where students with wide ranges of abilities—from those considered gifted to those with severe cognitive disabilities—may learn together at their own level. A very important and practical text that will be appreciated by teachers, administrators, and parents alike."
The Bookwatch
“Here is a blend of classroom theory with applied facts, using classroom-tested examples and clear guidelines to help teachers create and assess the results of an active, collaborative learning environment.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412941747
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/4/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 239,341
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Alice Udvari-Solner is a national consultant in education and holds an appointment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. The graduate and undergraduate courses she teaches on the topic of accommodating diverse learners in general education settings are integral to the elementary, secondary, and special education teacher certification programs. Differentiation, the design of effective curricular adaptations, collaborative team work among educators and paraprofessionals, and systems change toward inclusive education are areas that are central to her research and teaching. Dr. Udvari-Solner recent research has focused on the development of the Universal Design Process for Differentiation – a method used to promote co-planning among educators to design responsive strategies for diverse learners.

Dr. Kluth is an independent scholar and education consultant. Her professional and research interests center on supporting students with autism and significant disabilities in inclusive classrooms and differentiating instruction. She is the author of "You're Going to Love This Kid ": Educating Students with Autism in Inclusive Classrooms (2003, Brookes Publishing) and the lead editor of Access to Academics: Critical Approaches to Inclusive Curriculum, Instruction, and Policy (with Doug Biklen & Diana Straut, 2003, Erlbaum Publishing).

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Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction
1. Building Teams and Communities
That's the Story of My Life!
Group Resume
What Is It?
We All Own the Problem
Pass the Compliment
Two Truths & a Lie
It's a Small World
Makin' Mottos
One Step Ahead
Once Upon a Time
2. Teaching and Learning
Walk It to Know It
Fishbowl Tag
Novice or Veteran?
The Walking Billboard
Dinner Party
The Company You Keep
Classify, Categorize, and Organize
Collective Brainwriting
Professor Paragraph
3. Studying and Reviewing
Moving to the Music
Guess Who?
Hot Seat
Say Something
Cracking the Code
Match Game
Paper Bag Interviews Human Continuum
4. Creating Active Lectures
All Together Now!
Share & Compare
Stand and Deliver
Chants & Rants
The Whip
Numbered Heads Together
Take My Perspective, Please!
Lecture Reflections
Stop the Lecture & Start the Drama
5. Assessing and Celebrating
Are You Game?
Desktop Teaching
Gallery Walk
A Is For ______
Top Ten Lists
Sixty-Second Commercial
Collaborative Quiz
Human Treasure Hunt
Act Like It!
References Index
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