Chapter 1: Accept Every Student as They Are Chapter 2: Scaffolding a Lesson is Just Good Teaching Chapter 3: Responding to Every Student Chapter 4: Students Want to Feel Loved Chapter 5: Empathy, Equality, and Equity Chapter 6: The Community of Family Chapter 7: Change Your Language; Change Your Mindset Chapter 8: Share What You've Learned with Others Chapter 9: Ask Your Colleagues for Help Chapter 10: Celebrate-It's Good for the Soul About the Author
Peg Grafwallner, M.Ed., is an Instructional Coach/Reading Specialist at a large urban school in Milwaukee, WI. Currently, Peg models, coaches, and assists teachers in creating comprehensive literacy lessons meant to enhance skill-building. As an educator and parent of both a gifted and talented child and a special needs child, Peg advocated for her children's education, explicitly supporting the needs of both children while also reinforcing the expectations of their teachers.
I've been eagerly awaiting Peg Grafwallner's first book, and the
result is an abundance of wisdom and practical strategies from an
experienced, impassioned educator. Grafwallner has long been my
go-to source for inspiring ideas that strengthen my relationships
with students and their parents. Equal parts heart and sage advice,
this book will transform your teaching! -- Robert Ward, educator,
author of A Teacher's Inside Advice to Parents, and Edutopia
Lessons Learned from the Special Education Classroom is a book that is important, timely, and spans multiple groups of stakeholders in terms of audience. The book is relevant to parents and educators alike, and provides actionable steps to support students receiving special services. Furthermore, the reflection questions at the end of each chapter make this book a great candidate for book studies and professional development. -- Sarah Thomas Ph.D, Founder, #EduMatch
Labels limit--so why use them? Lessons Learned from the Special Education Classroom, is full of useful ideas and applications for all teachers. Peg Grafwallner provides pages of tips and tricks that serve as reminders to veteran teachers and sound advice for new ones trying to keep their head above water. Peg's exuberance for teaching and coaching emanates from every page. Lessons Learned is like having an instructional coach in your back pocket. -- Cris Tovani, 2017 ILA Adolescent Literacy Thought Leader Award winner, author of I Read It But I Don't Get It, Do I Really Have to Teach Reading? and So, What do They Really Know?