Staff Recommended Read/Podcast List

The staff of State Support Team 4 would like to use this space to share with you our favorite books and podcasts. Each month you will be introduced to a new staff recommended book or podcast. We hope that you find something new to consider and possibly impact your personal professional development. 
Happy Reading!

September Recommended Podcast

The Five Moore Minutes' Podcast
by: Shelley Moore
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Podcast reviewed by: Teresa Brown

Podcast Synopsis:

The Five Moore Minutes' Podcast is an extension to Shelley Moore's Five Moore Minutes video series dedicated to empowering schools and classrooms to support ALL Learners! The website and video series offers resources, research, professional development activities and inspiration in 5 minute chunks. The podcast supports and connects to the video series with additional interviews and conversations.

Why I Recommend This Podcast:

Shelley Moore challenges your thinking about inclusion using dynamic storytelling and humor. She makes research easy to understand and offers strategies that can make a meaningful impact in any classroom. 

August Recommended Read

The UDL Educational Technology Guide 2020
by: John F. O'Sullivan 

Book Reviewed By: Lori Pinchot

Book Synopsis:

"This is the most comprehensive educational technology guide for special education. The best technologies are highlighted in each chapter. You can completely transform your teaching practices with the technologies within this book. You will learn about the best technologies for executive function, visual impairment, learning disabilities, speech and language, and technology for engaging hands-on projects for special needs students. Only the very best technology makes the book. The information in the book is based on many years of research."

Why I Recommend This Book: 

This is a must have resource for all teachers but especially special education teachers. All websites and apps are rated and only the best are included in this book with links provided. Sections of the book focus on assessment, executive function, calendar/organization, student communication, behavior, occupational therapy, speech language therapy, physical disabilities, deaf and hearing impaired, preschool, projects. Subject specific areas of math, reading, writing and spelling are included as well. This should be in every teacher’s tool kit!!

Previously Recommended

     Recommended in 2017-18                    Recommended in 2018-19                 Recommended in 2019-20