The typical classroom today is actually atypical. When today’s teachers walk into the classroom they see students who have a home life where they are being physically, sexually or emotionally abused. There are children who haven’t had anything to eat since their last meal at school the day before. There are children who are homeless, or living in a home where they may not have electricity or running water; or children who are living in their car. There are children who speak a language other than the one spoken in the class; or children from a different culture. Other children may have learning issues such as Autism which is growing at epidemic proportions in the United States. Children with attention deficit problems, learning disabilities, intellectual delays and emotional problems may also be in the class. Children with behavior issues may pose a significant challenge to the teacher’s ability to conduct a quality learning environment for all children.
The Handy Dandy Quick Reference Guide provides the teacher with a quick, easy to use resource for dealing with many of these issues in the classroom. The suggestions presented are teacher tested and have been proven successful in the classroom.