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ERIC Number: EJ819193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Time for Time on Task and Quality Instruction
Masci, Frank
Middle School Journal (J3), v40 n2 p33-41 Nov 2008
Time on task, with its twin elements of purposeful use of "time" and rededication to ensuring the quality of the "task," presents educators at all levels with the opportunity to effect change through relatively straightforward means. The purpose of this article is to highlight several aspects of using time effectively through a series of vignettes, to apply the current research on time on task, and to offer to middle school educators a variety of ways to help remedy lost time on task. Careful planning; attending to individual needs by differentiating instruction, recognizing different intelligences, learning styles, and abilities of students; employing innovative instructional materials available from a wide range of print and electronic resources; and meticulously structuring classroom time can help all middle school educators to improve instruction and student learning. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A