The real strength ofThe Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Effective Instruction,Second Edition, by Margo A. Mastropieri and Thomas E. Scruggs is its emphasis on practical, research-based teaching and learning strategies for general educators in an inclusive environment. The new edition ofThe Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Effective Instructiondirectly relates content to the academic demands of teachers in inclusive general education classrooms and provides you with the tools to: Give Your Students Practical Teaching Strategies Classroom Scenariosdemonstrate how to identify students who should be referred for special services or who would benefit from the specific teaching strategies featured in the text. In the Classroomfeatures offer tips, strategies, and resources that address very specific need areas, and can be practically applied to inclusive classroom situations. Inclusion Checklistssummarize the strategies described in the chapter and are particularly useful for teachers having difficulties with any area of teaching students with disabilities. Introduce Your Students to Meaningful Technology Inclusive Classrooms: Video Cases on CD-ROMand the accompanying activity guide comes 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 pre-service teacher a good picture of what inclusion looks like in a preschool, an elementary school, a middle school and a secondary school. Integrating Technologyfeatures provide up-to-date information on new technologies and how they can be employed to improve the academic or social functioning of students with special needs. Companion Website (CW)helps students gauge their understanding of the chapter content through the use of online chapter reviews, quizzes, activities, and resources. The CW is integrated into the text with margin notes and through chapter features. Keep Your Students Informed Research Highlightsexplain the research behind certain teaching strategies developed for use with students with special needs, provide resources for further information and exploration, and tie chapter content to the research with reflection questions. CEC Professional Standardsare listed at the end of each chapter where relevant. A complete listing of standards can be found on the Companion Website.Mastropieri, Margo A. is the author of 'Inclusive Classroom Strategies for Effective Instruction', published 2003 under ISBN 9780131397996 and ISBN 0131397990.