National Professional Resources
National Professional Resources (NPR, Inc.) has been a leader in the field of education publishing since 1968. Founded and operated by educators with a deep commitment to the success of all learners, our mission is to provide teachers, administrators, and other school staff with quality tools and resources that will better enable them to help every student achieve success.
Our signature product is our quick-reference laminated guides. Written by some of the most respected leaders in the field, with over 160 titles available, these professional development guides cover current topics and critical issues in education, including inclusion, co-teaching, autism, learning disabilities, social-emotional learning, positive behavior supports, mental health, differentiated instruction, assessment, English learners, differentiated instruction, and more.
This quick-reference guide from Marc Brackett, Ph.D., author of the best-selling book Permission To Feel, and his colleagues at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence provides K-12 educators with an evidence-based, easy-to-follow approach to implementing SEL in classrooms and schools. It introduces educators to the RULER approach. Developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and used in schools throughout the country, RULER uses the Mood Meter to help students Recognize, Understand, Label, Express, and Regulate emotions. The authors also identify ways teachers can use RULER to practice self-care to improve their own wellbeing and their ability to support students.
At a time when students are experiencing increased social isolation, trauma, and mental health issues, there’s an urgent need for a more robust and consistent response to student mental health concerns. In particular, teachers, who are often the first to observe the warning signs of emotional distress and mental health problems, need to know what to look out for and what actions to take as first responders. This quick-reference guide helps teachers recognize and respond effectively to mental health concerns. It also recommends proactive schoolwide initiatives for creating a learning environment that is emotionally supportive and promotes good mental health.
This book is an indispensable resource for educators committed to creating and sustaining truly inclusive educational environments that achieve the goals of access, participation, supports, and success for all children. It presents a checklist of 15 inclusive education best practices that together comprise quality inclusive education. Each chapter details an individual best practice and provides a list of best practice indicators. This updated edition includes new content on teaching in virtual and blended environments, SEL, restorative justice, professional learning and coaching, and decision-making processes for determining where, when, and how to address IEP goals for students with extensive support needs.
This quick-reference guide provides K-12 educators with a brief overview of the purpose and essential elements of an individualized education program (IEP), along with adaptations, interventions, and supports to incorporate into the IEP as part of specially designed instruction (SDI). It includes a framework for step-by-step planning as well as sample IEP lesson plans for students at various grade levels that demonstrate how specially designed instruction connects to students’ IEPs to help them meet individual goals. Also includes an IEP Collaborative Planner that lists an extensive menu of daily/weekly instructional strategies and interventions, along with progress monitoring and curriculum-based assessments.
This guide presents a 10-step instructional sequence for teaching students three types of self-management: self-monitoring, self-evaluation, and self-reinforcement. Each type can be taught to a whole class, small groups, or individual students (grades K-12). Any type can be used with both learning and social behaviors. Through this simple process, students learn what self-management is, why to use it, how to apply it, and when to use it. Instruction includes role-playing, modeling, and demonstrating mastery during guided practice and in the actual setting. Instruction takes about one hour, spread across multiple sessions.
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