"This book works to give teachers a tool for understanding how to examine their teaching methods and refine those methods to maximize student learning...Galton is a well known researcher...and he has valuable insights into tailoring teaching methods in ways to meet specific learning goals. This book is recommended for all elementary teachers looking for ways to maximize learning in their classroom." —EDUCATION LIBRARIESThis unique text captures the profiles and cumulative records of six diverse students at early childhood, middle childhood, and then high school level. Intended for the preservice teacher, Building on Student Diversity: Profiles and Activities illustrates how to create a caring school environment; accommodate for special learning needs in instructional and assessments; and interact with families and communities.

Casey Griffith: Motivating and Modifying for Learning Disabilities

Casey Griffith: Motivating and Modifying for Learning Disabilities

Casey Griffith: Motivating and modifying for learning disabilities

Second Grade, Clover Valley Elementary School

Casey Griffith is a 7-year-old European American boy who lives with both parents and a 10-year-old sister, Claudia, in a rural area 4 miles from Clover Valley Elementary School. At the beginning of the school year, Mr. Jones, Casey's second-grade teacher, learned from Casey's previous first-grade teacher, Mrs. Simpson, that his mother, Juanita Griffith, is a licensed practical nurse in an area hospital. Mrs. Griffith had told Mrs. Simpson that she is quite proud of her job, since she earned her LPN license after going back for her GED a year after Claudia was born.

Mrs. Simpson had also learned that Casey's father, Sam Griffith, quit ...

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