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A guide to effectively working together in today’s schools to provide a quality education for all students.

Collaboration is the foundation on which successful contemporary public schools are based, as well as the most effective means to provide services to students with disabilities and other special needs. Interactions presents this idea with an ideal blend of theory and practical applications. Following an overview of collaboration in schools and across society, the authors introduce essential communication skills that form the foundation for successful collaboration; show a focus on problem solving and its common collaborative applications; and look at such critical topics as teaming, the key principles of co-teaching, consulting, coaching, mentoring, and conflict and resistance. Every chapter features numerous opportunities to learn new material, reinforce what’s been learned, and think critically about topics. The 9th Edition reflects the continued changes in the priorities for education based on federal mandates as well as practitioner trends, and it is grounded in the real-life experiences of school professionals. It has been thoroughly revised and updated, featuring new information on working with diverse families and paraeducators, plus over 400 new references.

Pearson eText is a simple-to-use, mobile-optimized, personalized reading experience. It lets students highlight, take notes, and review key vocabulary all in one place, even when offline. Seamlessly integrated videos and other rich media engage students and give them access to the help they need, when they need it. Educators can easily schedule readings, customize the table of contents, and share their own notes with students so they see the connection between their eText and what they learn in class – motivating them to keep reading, and keep learning. And, reading analytics offer insight into how students use the eText, helping educators tailor their instruction.

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Table of contents

  1. Foundations and Perspectives
  2. Interpersonal Communication
  3. Listening, Responding, and Giving Feedback
  4. Integrating Skills in Formal and Informal Interviews
  5. Group Problem Solving
  6. Teams
  7. Co-Teaching
  8. Consultation, Coaching, and Mentoring
  9. Difficult Interactions
  10. Paraeducators
  11. Families
  12. Special Considerations

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