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The Inclusive Education Checklist is Here!

Now Available for Purchase: The Inclusive Education Checklist: A Self-Assessment of Best Practices The Inclusive Education Checklist is an indispensable tool for assisting schools, districts, administrators, policy makers, community members and professionals interested in education, as well as parents and youth, assess, develop, implement, sustain, and continuously improve quality inclusive services…Read the full article…

Dr. Lisa Dieker Presents Co-Teaching in Secondary Schools, Full Day PD Workshop

Teachers in New York City and surrounding areas can now register at the early bird rate for the upcoming professional development workshop Co-Teaching in Secondary Schools, being offered on Wednesday, March 9 in the Bronx and Thursday, March 10 in Queens. In this full day workshop (9 a.m. – 2:30…Read the full article…

Marilyn Friend PD Workshop Helps Teachers Optimize Co-Teaching

On December 16 and 17, 2015, NPR’s new training division, Comprehensive School Solutions (CSS) partnered up with The Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) to present a professional development workshop on co-teaching by Dr. Marilyn Friend. The workshop, “Co-Teaching: Classroom Partnerships for Student Success” was offered in two locations in New…Read the full article…

Strategies to Overcome Test Anxiety: Focus on Mindfulness

If there’s one thing that everyone in education— from students, to parents, to teachers, to administrators— seems to agree on presently it’s that the recent increase in testing is stressing students out. In fact, in a recent online survey of 22,000 high school-age youth, conducted by the Yale Center for…Read the full article…

New Executive Function Classroom Resource for Teachers by Sandra Rief

Students who are routinely late to and/or disruptive in class, forget to turn in homework, and make many careless errors were once considered merely difficult, distractible, and disorganized. Some of these students were diagnosed with ADHD, but it is only in recent years that neuroscientists and educators have come to…Read the full article…

Marilyn Friend, Toby Karten & Lisa Dieker Headline Workshop Series: Improving Student Outcomes

Comprehensive School Solution (CSS), the new training division of National Professional Resources (NPR, Inc.), has partnered with the Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) to present series of professional development workshops designed to assist educators working with students with special needs. Three of our most popular authors—Marilyn Friend, Toby Karten, and…Read the full article…

National Professional Resources in Naples: A Visit to Our New Headquarters

As you may have read, National Professional Resources (NPR, Inc.) has relocated to sunny Naples, FL. Our Naples office and warehouse space is brand new, spacious, bright, and most importantly, operated by an incredible team of staff. President and Founder, Robert Hanson, recently visited our Florida headquarters, where he met with Chief…Read the full article…

New Release: Schools of Social-Emotional Competence and Character Laminated Guide

Schools of Social-Emotional Competence and Character: Actions for School Leaders, Teachers, and Support Staff, the newest in NPR, Inc.’s series of laminated reference guides for educators, is now in-stock and available for purchase. Written by Maurice Elias and Marvin Berkowitz, this six-page quick-reference guide offers information and action steps to…Read the full article…

Assistive Technology Laminated Guide, Revised & Updated, Available Now

A newly revised version of the top-selling laminated guide, Assistive Technology: What Every Educator Needs to Know, is now available for immediate purchase. Written by Brian Friedlander, this 6-page laminated reference guide answers both the “what” and “how” of assistive technology. It reviews the built-in accessibility features of Windows and…Read the full article…

5 Ways to Cultivate 5 Key Social-Emotional Competencies in Students

Schools today need to do more than just educate students; they need to promote character, social-emotional competence, and a schoolwide climate of safety, caring, challenge, support, respect, and inspiration. The following information and tips are excerpted from the forthcoming laminated guide, Schools of Social-Emotional Competence and Character: Actions for School Leaders,…Read the full article…