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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018
Less than one-third of children and adolescents in the United States are meeting the recommendation from the "2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans" to get 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day. Schools can help students meet this national recommendation because close to 60 million children and adolescents attend…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Comprehensive School Health Education
Grebenau, Maury – Online Submission, 2018
Many change efforts in schools fail to create the desired lasting change because they do not consider the current school culture. This is especially challenging for a principal beginning in a new school. Using Schein's (2004) definition of culture, this article guides school leaders in diagnosing culture and creating an environment where lasting…
Descriptors: School Culture, Principals, Organizational Change, Educational Environment
Jones, Gary – SAGE Publications Ltd (UK), 2018
There is a vast amount of research on what goes on in schools, but how can school leaders sort credible findings from dubious claims and use these to make informed decisions that benefit their schools? How can abstract ideas from research be translated into dynamic plans for action? This book is a practical guide to evidence-based school…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Instructional Leadership, Middle Management, Decision Making
Winebrenner, Susan – Free Spirit Publishing, 2018
This fourth edition of the "orange bible" brings fresh updates to the definitive guide to meeting the learning needs of gifted students in the mixed abilities classroom--seamlessly and effectively with minimal preparation time. Included are practical, classroom-tested strategies and step-by-step instructions for how to use them. The book…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Ability Grouping
Crockett, Jean B., Ed.; Billingsley, Bonnie, Ed.; Boscardin, Mary Lynn, Ed. – Council for Exceptional Children, 2018
The "Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education" brings together research informing practice in leading special education from preschool through transition into postsecondary settings. The second edition of this comprehensive handbook has been fully updated to provide coverage of disability policy, historical roots,…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Leadership Responsibility, Special Education, Preschool Education
Moeller, Eliza; Seeskin, Alex; Nagaoka, Jenny – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
The UChicago Consortium, Network for College Success, and the To&Through Project's new paper, "Practice-Driven Data: Lessons from Chicago's Approach to Research, Data, and Practice in Education," shares key lessons learned from Chicago's approach to using data to foster ongoing improvement in students' educational attainment. This…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Educational Improvement
Allensworth, Elaine M.; Farrington, Camille A.; Gordon, Molly F.; Johnson, David W.; Klein, Kylie; McDaniel, Bronwyn; Nagaoka, Jenny – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
This research synthesis is designed to help teachers and principals support equitable outcomes for all students. It suggests ways teachers, administrators, and school support personnel can use insights from research to create pre-K-12 schools and classrooms that advance educational equity. The synthesis brings together the UChicago Consortium's…
Descriptors: Emotional Development, Social Development, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
Farrell, Thomas S. C. – TESOL Press, 2018
Take the next step in reflective practice! Operationalize reflective practice and overcome the "reflection bubble" with an approach designed for the field of TESOL. Learn how teachers, teacher educators, supervisors, administrators, and other stakeholders can implement reflective practice. Expanding upon the original aspects of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Holistic Approach
Lesaux, Nonie K.; Jones, Stephanie M.; Connors, Annie; Kane, Robin – Guilford Press, 2018
Grounded in current research and theory, this practical book guides program leaders and staff developers to design and implement engaging professional development and coaching approaches. It focuses on early educator competencies essential for high-quality learning and teaching--executive functions, emotion regulation, relationship skills, and…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Teacher Competencies, Faculty Development, Teaching Skills
Gibbons, Kimberly; Brown, Sarah; Niebling, Bradley C. – Guilford Press, 2018
This accessible volume helps school leadership teams accomplish the crucial yet often overlooked task of improving universal instruction--Tier 1 within a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS). Strong universal instruction reduces the numbers of PreK-12 students who may need additional services and supports. Providing clear action steps and…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Positive Behavior Supports, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
Wilson, Janet S. – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2018
The College Board released national Advanced Placement (AP) Cohort Results. This memorandum provides information pertinent to the AM international Baccalaureate (IB) participation and performance for the Class of 2017 in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). The AP exam results in MCPS were bench marked with the results for the state of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Advanced Placement Programs, Tests, Academic Achievement
Young, Nicholas D.; Michael, Christine N.; Smolinski, Jennifer A. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018
Captivating Classrooms explores the specific role that student engagement plays in education, it argues that there are myriad factors that undergird meaningful student learning and participation--such as motivation, exciting teaching strategies, reinventing literacy instruction, and authentic assessment. This book is an extremely valuable handbook…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Learning Motivation
Center on Standards, Alignment, Instruction, and Learning, 2018
The Center on Standards, Alignment, Instruction, and Learning (C-SAIL), examines through four lines of study to determine how college- and career-readiness (CCR) standards are implemented, if they improve student learning, and what instructional tools measure and support their implementation. This brief presents findings from C-SAIL's…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Language Arts, Mathematics Education, School Districts
Center on Standards, Alignment, Instruction, and Learning, 2018
The Center on Standards, Alignment, Instruction, and Learning (C-SAIL), examines through four lines of study to determine how college- and career-readiness (CCR) standards are implemented, if they improve student learning, and what instructional tools measure and support their implementation. This brief presents findings from C-SAIL's…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Language Arts, Mathematics Education, School Districts
Center on Standards, Alignment, Instruction, and Learning, 2018
The Center on Standards, Alignment, Instruction, and Learning (C-SAIL), examines how college- and career-readiness (CCR) standards are implemented, if they improve student learning, and what instructional tools measure and support their implementation. This brief presents findings from C-SAIL's Implementation Study, which uses interview and survey…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Language Arts, Mathematics Education, School Districts
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