Compiled by Shirley J. Tuthill. Rural Information Center Publication Series, No. 72 Revised Edition, August 2000, modified July 2013. ISSN: 1056-9685. It is the intent of this publication to provide access to the literature discussing innovations in teaching methods so that teachers and parents can increase student success. This resource was designed to reach those who work with minorities, youth-at-risk, gifted, and emotionally and physically handicapped. Other important information in this resource focuses on giving rural students the same opportunities as urban students, and provide a broader scope of resources to increase teaching effectiveness.