Fostering Resilience in Young Children at Risk for Failure: Strategies for Grades K-3

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This is the only book of its kind to specifically address how early childhood professionals can give children with risk factors the academic, social, and emotional support they need. 

 

Characteristics of what makes young children vulnerable for school problems are discussed to let teachers know what to look for, and teacher strategies are presented to strengthen children's skills and increase learning and achievement in kindergarten and the primary grades.  Includes cases and student work samples to illustrate strategies. 

 

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  • A context for understanding risk
  • A specific focus on the role of teachers in supporting resilience.
  • Important strategies for all early childhood educators. (Ex. pp 44-46, 106-107).
  • Research-based approaches for working with children who struggle in school. (Ex. pp 149).
  • A focus on common needs of children who are at risk for failure and concrete examples of assessment tools and strategies teachers can use to support them. (Ex. pp 87, 91).
  • Strategies to increase parent involvement and support for children's learning at home. (Ex. pp 182).
  • Classroom artifacts. (Ex. pp 130-131, 166-167). 
  • Figure and tables-illustrate main ideas, provide examples, and templates teachers can use in their classrooms (Ex. pp 78-79).
  • Case examples and guiding questions-included throughout the text to keep readers engaged with the material. (Ex. pp 9, 26-27).
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    Fostering Resilience in Young Children At Risk for Failure: Strategies for Grades K—3

     

    This text takes the perspective that young children are resilient and that general education teachers can make a difference with those who have unique needs for social, emotional, and academic support.  It guides teachers in understanding early risk characteristics in young children who have not been diagnosed as having a disability, and provides effective intervention strategies, tools, and authentic examples to facilitate success in school settings.

     

    Key Characteristics of This Book:

    • Six chapters of classroom strategies to support learners at risk
    • Case studies about children who are vulnerable to potential failure in every chapter
    • Explanations of risk characteristics such as poverty, limited English proficiency, ADHD, challenging behavior patterns, and limited early interactions, among others
    • Focus on minimizing risk by using specific strategies to support learning and development
    • Classroom artifacts illustrating ways to support appropriate social behavior and academic skills in kindergarten through third grade
    • Examples of how to support children in managing their own behavior
    • Focused classroom tools for assessing children’s progress
    • Strategies for using assessment information to guide instruction
    • Strategies for partnering with families to support children’s learning and development

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