By Charleen Katra
Loyola Press, Aug 1, 2019.
The Adaptive Teacher: Faith-Based Strategies to Reach and Teach Learners with Disabilities will teach you how to maximize the effectiveness of your lessons with concrete strategies you can implement in your classroom tomorrow that will benefit all learners. Written by John E. Barone and Charleen Katra, who bring over forty years of combined experience working with people with disabilities, this guide for teachers and catechists addresses crucial topics that will enrich the scope and reach of your teaching.
This book provides the tools to:
- foster a welcoming environment for everyone;
- understand the specific needs of learners with disabilities;
- adapt your teaching approach for the benefit of all;
- develop effective communication strategies;
- help learners build confidence, independence, and ownership.
Beyond the wealth of practical knowledge, The Adaptive Teacher's overarching philosophy is firmly planted in the Good News, teaching that every person belongs in God's family, and each is a reflection of his love.
"In my nearly three decades of disability advocacy and ministry, I don’t think I have come across a resource as useful and practical as “The Adaptive Teacher.” I think we have given out dozens of copies and will continue to do so. God Bless!"
Deacon Jim Hoegemeier, Associate Director
Apostolate for Persons with Disabilities – Diocese of Madison, WI
The Adaptive Teacher won first place in the Resources for Ministry category of the Association of Catholic Publishers “Excellence in Publishing Awards.” Not only is this an amazing accomplishment, it also means The Adaptive Teacher is up for Resource of the Year, which will be announced mid-June. (May 26, 2020)
The Adaptive Teacher was named a Distinguished Favorite in the Education category of the 2020 Independent Publishers Awards. (May 5, 2020)
The Adaptive Teacher was selected as a Finalist in Resources for Ministry in the Association of Catholic Publishers 2020 Excellence in Publishing Awards. (Mar 2020)
The Adaptive Teacher received the Gold Medal in Education in the 2020 Illumination Book Awards. The Illumination Book Awards helps shed light and recognition on exemplary Christian books and publishers. (Feb 2020)