Praise for the companion volume for grades K-5:'A great resource for new teachers and veterans ...full of tips and ideas that any teacher can use to prevent problems from occurring. Should be in every special education classroom.' uTherese Kwiatkowski, Director of Special Education, Cooperative Educational Service Agency 'As a former special education teacher, I highly recommend this book for all those who want to be more effective in every aspect of their work. All of the special education teachers at my school will have copies of this practical guide.'uMarybeth Sandvig, Principal, Manitoba K-8 School, Milwaukee, WI This practical guide is for novice special education teachers or for experienced teachers who are new to special education.aThe authorsacover some of the most critical challenges these teachers face, including specially designed instruction, legal responsibilities, positive behavioral supports, and working with co-teachers, teacher assistants, families, support staff, administrators, and others within the school community.This useful book offers 80 clear, concise, well-organized, teacher-tested, and easy-to-access strategies, each involving five or fewer points and none requiring extensive pre-planning prior to implementation. Ideas are presented in a no-nonsense format designed to help the special educator feel competent, organized, and well prepared. There are no statistics, theories, or in-depth literature reviews, but special education teachers can count on finding a clear-sighted focus on shaping the structure of their teaching day to ensure that learners with special needs, as well as general education learners, succeed in their classrooms.