Get the books by Amanda Yuill

A Master of Education specializing in teacher training

What's The Difference - Amanda Yuill

Building on Autism Strengths, Skill and Talents in Your Classroom

    What’s the Difference? gives new and experienced teachers a comprehensive approach to supporting the needs of autistic students while improving the learning experience for all.  It provides teachers with informed background and classroom strategies to meet the unique needs of every student. 

    This practical resource includes:

    • techniques to help teachers prepare for and get to know autistic students
    • anecdotes from real classrooms supported by relevant research
    • lesson plans and checklists throughout the book to help implement strategies

    This timely book champions getting rid of labels so teachers can know each student as an individual.

    Reaching & Teaching Them All - Amanda Yuill

    Fresh strategies for connecting with students

      Reaching & Teaching Them All This remarkable book shows you how to connect with students, get to know what makes them tick, and what makes them behave and learn the way they do (or don’t). The conversational style is supported by well-researched information on students with challenges and those students who challenge a teacher. This practical book shows you how to use body language, humor, shared experiences, and curriculum to engage students, manage the classroom, and support learning. Available now.

      Substitute Teaching - Amanda Yuill

      Ready-to-use tools, tips, and lesson ideas for every grade from K–8

        This easy-to-read, humorous survival guide for substitute teachers presents strategies to get students on your side and make classroom management easier for a full day, or longer term. This handy resource is full of quick, relationship-building activities that make the difference between a day of spitballs and a day where students give you homemade bracelets. A handy time-saver, the book includes specific lessons for all grades, in all subject areas. Ideal for the teacher just getting started, an experienced teacher filling in, or a full-time classroom teacher looking for new ways to connect with students, this timely book offers the tips and tools you need to not only survive, but succeed.

        “Finally someone who understands substitute teaching!!! This book has really helped me gain some confidence as a substitute teacher in every situation.”

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        Latest Blog Posts:

        What to Do if a Student Throws Up

        This was not covered in teacher’s college! It seems like this may not necessitate a blog post however, things may not seem quite so clear in the middle of a smelly, projectile situation as they do...

        Gym Lessons for Substitutes

        Why, why, why do they always call me to substitute for gym classes? Ok, maybe it’s because I have a Phys. Ed. Degree… Gym teachers should not be allowed to get sick! However, I want to work, so here...

        Dance Lessons for Substitutes

        You thought you were teaching Physical Education all day and it turns out you're teaching Dance - and, there's no lesson plans! Here are some ideas! has a whole unit of dance lesson...