Widely recognized for its innovation and accessibility through real-life stories, the new edition of Exceptional Liveshelps prepare readers to become effective special educators using four themes: universal design for learning, inclusion, collaboration, and multicultural responsiveness. Real Kids, Real Families, Real Issues:Every student in each chapter's opening vignetteis a real person. Within each chapter as well as, in the My Voiceand Making a Differenceboxes, real people's stories are integrated to provide additional insight into the exceptional lives of students with disabilities, their families, their teachers, and other important professionals who impact these students' lives. Strategies and Tips for Special Education and General Education Teachers:Into Practiceshows practical, step-by-step strategies and examples that will help pre-service general and special education teachers implement instruction in their classrooms. Inclusion Tipsprovide helpful advice and strategies for inclusion in regard to specific disability issues. Technology Tipshighlight a technology teachers can use in the classroom (or one that supports classroom instruction) to help meet the educational needs of students with disabilities. (New!) Collaboration Tipsdescribe collaborative processes and strategies that can help teachers achieve a. particular-and appropriate goal for students with the specific disability featured in the chapter. (New!) Including All Students:Planning Universally Designed Learningsections in each chapter address how teachers can augment, alter, or adapt curriculum, instruction, and evaluation to assure all students' progress in the general curriculum. (New!) Multicultural Considerationsfeatures in each chapter provide meaningful information and prepare teachers to consider the broad cultural backgrounds of their students. (New!) Inclusive Classrooms: Video Cases on CD-ROM Activity and Learning Guidecomes packaged with every copy of the text. With over an hour of video footage, this new CD-ROM provides immediate access to living classroom examples of teaching and learning strategies for inclusion. These video clips, grouped by topic and classroom, give the preservice teacher a good picture of what inclusion looks like in a preschool, an elementary school, a middle school, and a secondary school. (New!)Turnbull, Ann P. is the author of 'Exceptional Lives Special Education in Today's Schools', published 2003 under ISBN 9780131126008 and ISBN 0131126008.