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Sutton, Jeannette N.; Kaufmann, Renee – Communication Teacher, 2018
Course: This assignment is a unit activity designed for use in a skills-focused undergraduate public relations, organizational communication, or crisis communication course. Objective: The goal of this activity is to increase students' understanding and ability to apply message design concepts in an unfamiliar context. Students will work…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Public Relations, Crisis Management, Organizational Communication
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Rustic, Amy E.; Wood, Jennifer K. – Communication Teacher, 2018
Courses: This semester-long collaboration occurs in an introductory public-speaking course, but could be applied to other communication courses that emphasize research and information literacy skills. Objectives: This semester-long collaboration between a communication professor and campus librarian is designed to increase the information literacy…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Public Speaking, Research Skills, Communications
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Alexander, Alicia; Liu, Min – Communication Teacher, 2018
Courses: This three-part semester-long assignment was designed for an undergraduate course in interracial communication. While interracial communication is the primary focus of this assignment, it could easily be adapted to a variety of courses focused on diversity with the goals of improving communication and connectedness among members of other…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication, Racial Relations
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Kauffman, James; Kornberg, Josh – Communication Teacher, 2018
Courses: Interpersonal Communication, Relational Communication Objective: This article teaches students to explain and evaluate Knapp's Relational Staircase Model through the creation of personalized greeting cards for each relational stage. The in-class activity encourages students to be creative and succinct in capturing the essence of an…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Commercial Art, Visual Arts, Learning Activities
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Hatfield, Elizabeth Fish – Communication Teacher, 2018
Course: Interpersonal Communication. Objective: This semester-long approach utilizes weekly podcasts to engage students in narrative learning. Students evaluate podcast narratives and apply interpersonal communication concepts and theories through structured and unstructured learning activities.
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Audio Equipment, Narration, Course Descriptions
Pahomov, Larissa – Educational Leadership, 2018
Group work doesn't have to be a classroom management headache. At Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, where collaboration is one of five core values, students regularly participate in group projects. To support productive group work, the staff uses several strategies: apply these strategies to your next group project to ensure students…
Descriptors: Science Education, Classroom Techniques, Student Projects, Groups
Hurtado, AnnMarie – ALA Editions, 2018
Creative writing encourages imaginations to take flight, and when adults use the right approach, building literacy skills becomes a form of play that gets kids excited to create their own stories. Packed with ready-to-use lesson plans designed for kindergarten- and early elementary-aged children, this book will help librarians add creative writing…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Writing Workshops, Early Childhood Education, Primary Education
Jorgensen, Cheryl M. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2018
For students with disabilities, including those with complex support needs, inclusion means more than just physical presence in a classroom--it means valued membership and full participation in a general education classroom and the school community. This book is your school team's practical blueprint for making authentic inclusion happen in K-12…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Elementary Secondary Education
Tominey, Shauna L.; O'Bryon, Elisabeth C. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2018
The number of dual language learners in early childhood classrooms is expanding every year--and teachers often feel underprepared to bridge language barriers and effectively meet these students' learning needs. Help is here in this book--a toolbox of today's best strategies for supporting children and families from diverse backgrounds and ensuring…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods, Student Needs
Heineke, Amy; McTighe, Jay – ASCD, 2018
How can today's teachers, whose classrooms are more culturally and linguistically diverse than ever before, ensure that their students achieve at high levels? How can they design units and lessons that support English learners in language development and content learning--simultaneously? Authors Amy Heineke and Jay McTighe provide the answers by…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Cultural Differences, English Language Learners, Second Language Learning
Oczkus, Lori D. – ASCD, 2018
In this fully revised and expanded third edition of the bestselling "Reciprocal Teaching at Work," Lori D. Oczkus provides both tried-and-true and fresh solutions for teaching reading comprehension. Reciprocal teaching is a scaffolded discussion technique that builds on the Fab Four strategies that good readers use to understand text:…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Student Participation, Reciprocal Teaching
Popham, W. James – ASCD, 2018
What is assessment literacy? It is a handful of fundamental understandings about the testing concepts and procedures that influence educational decisions. And it just might be the most cost-effective means of real school improvement. With characteristic humor and aplomb, assessment expert W. James Popham strips away the psychometrician-speak and…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Educational Testing, Test Validity, Test Reliability
Allen, David; Blythe, Tina; Dichter, Alan; Lynch, Terra – Teachers College Press, 2018
For nearly 2 decades, "Looking Together at Student Work" and "The Power of Protocols" have sustained educators in their professional learning. "Protocols in the Classroom" expands the scope of those books from teachers' professional learning to include students' learning, providing teachers with the tools they need to…
Descriptors: Protocol Materials, Faculty Development, Educational Strategies, Classroom Communication
Jo, Injeong – Geography Teacher, 2018
This 45 minute inquiry lesson can be used for a high school world geography or AP Human Geography course when the class discusses various issues regarding world energy resources. The lesson focuses on two particular issues: fossil fuel dependency and the growing energy demand. Students will examine the geographic distribution of current energy…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Geographic Information Systems, Inquiry, Energy Education
Gersmehl, Phil – Geography Teacher, 2018
This activity is part of a larger set of activities and presentations developed by the Michigan Geographic Alliance to help teachers meet the proposed Social Studies standards in 6th and 7th grade. The Michigan Geographic Alliance website also has explanatory presentations, supplementary maps, and readings. In this 10-20 minute intermediate…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Grade 7, Learning Activities, Locational Skills (Social Studies)
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