Simple Strategies for Teaching Children at Risk, K-5

Simple Strategies for Teaching Children at Risk, K-5

by Melissa A. Stormont, Cathy N. (Newman) Thomas
     
 

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Easy to implement strategies teachers can use right now

Opinions differ on how to define students who are “at risk”. Most teachers agree that they are seeing more children hit academic roadblocks due to limited academic experiences, challenging environments, ADHD, or behavioral problems. Melissa Stormont and Cathy

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Easy to implement strategies teachers can use right now

Opinions differ on how to define students who are “at risk”. Most teachers agree that they are seeing more children hit academic roadblocks due to limited academic experiences, challenging environments, ADHD, or behavioral problems. Melissa Stormont and Cathy Thomas draw upon their in-school experiences to offer K–5 teachers practical tools for building relationships with these children. Readers will discover simple and easy-to-implement strategies for developing academic aptitude and social behavior as well as how to:

  • Identify who is at risk for failure and why
  • Build positive teacher-student relationships and establish supportive groups among children
  • Incorporate technology supports, and
  • Know when and how to involve professionals and families

Editorial Reviews

Barbara L. Townsend
“This is a great book with which to start because it covers the basics—the foundation that needs to be in place before the academics can take hold for a student at risk. The ideas are easy to follow and could be implemented with little or, in some cases, no additional prep—that’s a bonus for an already busy teacher.”
From Chapter 1
“If teachers feel they are in a negative interaction pattern with children and/or their parents, there are many simple effective strategies that can be utilized to change this pattern. This book emphasizes building positive relationships and then, on this foundation, meeting children where they are based on systematic data collection, and teaching specific social and academic behavior to increase their success.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781483318271
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/17/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
4 MB

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Meet the Author

Dr. Melissa Stormont has been involved in special education and psychology for over 15 years. Dr. Stormont has worked to support children with behavioral problems as a teacher, behavioral consultant, and through teaching teachers and conducting research in higher education. Currently, Dr. Stormont is an Associate Professor in Special Education at the University of Missouri. Dr. Stormont has published extensive research related to the educational and social needs of young children who are vulnerable for failure including children with behavior problems, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and children who have limited resources due to poverty. Dr. Stormont’s research has included a focus on family and school factors that contribute to risk and resiliency. She has published over 30 articles and book chapters in these areas.

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