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Yost, Deborah S.; Mosca, Frank J. – Clearing House, 2002
Explains a method of reflecting on behavioral incidents that arise in classroom settings in order to improve teachers' responses to troubling student behavior. Suggests that by combining the process of critical reflection with an understanding of how conflict develops, teachers can improve the way they react and respond. (PM)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Conflict Resolution, Elementary Education
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Rust, Dawnella M. – Clearing House, 2002
Describes the Female Athlete Triad, an interrelated combination of disorders that can occur in girls and women who are physically active. Presents nine resources for the Female Athlete Triad. Concludes that as more young females become physically active, school personnel need to be aware of the importance of promoting healthy eating and training…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Athletes, Eating Disorders, Females
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Misra, Ranjita – Clearing House, 2002
Provides information on food nutrition labels and discusses the benefits of adolescents' using them to plan healthy diets. Suggests that teachers and educators should encourage appropriate label reading education for adolescents to promote healthy eating practices. Provides definitions of nutrient content claims. (SG)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Eating Habits, Health, Nutrition
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Fields, Lynette – Clearing House, 2002
Suggests a three-step plan to help teachers and administrators know what to do during student fights. Details the extent of the problem of student-to-student physical confrontations. Discusses the need to become competent in intervention and suggests the creation of a mental action plan. Encourages educators to have full knowledge of their…
Descriptors: Crisis Intervention, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Behavior
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George, Marshall A. – Clearing House, 2002
Explores the use of faculty book clubs as a means to introduce middle school teachers to acclaimed adolescent literature, including recently published novels, in hopes that they might incorporate the books they read into their language arts and social studies classes. Examines the extent to which the book club participants incorporated the novels.…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Curriculum Design, Middle Schools, Professional Development
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Bobek, Becky L. – Clearing House, 2002
Suggests teacher resiliency is a critical element in classroom success and teacher retention. Identifies significant adult relationships, a sense of personal responsibility, social and problem-solving skills, a sense of competence, expectations and goals, confidence, a sense of humor, and a sense of accomplishment as resources important in the…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Humor, Labor Turnover, Problem Solving
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Denlinger, Steven L. – Clearing House, 2002
Argues that if President George W. Bush is interested in improving the educational system, he should address the real problem (disproportionately low wages for teachers) like a good businessman would do: by raising teachers' salaries significantly in order to draw the most talented people. (SR)
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Politics of Education, Teacher Effectiveness
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Mathis, Janelle B. – Clearing House, 2002
Argues that picture books are a significant resource in learning about literary elements. Discusses using picture books with middle schoolers in "text sets" (5 to 15 texts that relate conceptually in some way). Describes a two-week period during which eighth-grade students read and responded to text sets on themes (prejudice,…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, English Instruction
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Minchew, Sue S. – Clearing House, 2002
Illustrates how sports literature can be used in character education. Focuses on 10 ingredients for being a successful or "highly effective" person, and includes examples drawn from sports or sports literature. Discusses setting goals; proactive responses/positive thinking; a strong work ethic; a never-surrender attitude; physical and…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Athletics, Books, Elementary Secondary Education
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Erickson, Ralph J. – Clearing House, 2002
Surveys the history of education in Mexico, examining Aztec, colonial, and post-colonial education and education in the nationalistic or modern period. Describes the organization of schools, and discusses the continuing problem of rural education. Looks at teacher education and higher education, and outlines learning theories predominant in…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs
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Essex, Nathan L. – Clearing House, 2002
Offers as brief overview of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), intended to protect disabled individuals against discriminatory practices in employment. Discusses implications for educators of three Supreme Court decisions dealing with the ADA, and offers 10 guidelines to ensure that the intent of the ADA statute is followed by school…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Disabilities, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Foncault, Patty – Clearing House, 2002
Describes a summer externship program in Nevada which offers educators a stipend to spend 90 hours at a summer jobsite in their home community. Discusses the many benefits to educators and to employers. Discusses the author's experience in her summer externship, and the deep influence it had in her second-grade class teaching. (SR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Program Descriptions, School Business Relationship
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Forgrave, Karen E. – Clearing House, 2002
Discusses three technological innovations that hold promise for middle and high school students with learning disabilities in reading and writing: speech synthesis programs (text-to-speech); organizational software; and voice recognition software. Examines advantages and disadvantages of each. Outlines considerations for the successful adoption of…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Software, Learning Disabilities, Reading Difficulties
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Petrillo, Jane A.; Meyers, Pamela F. – Clearing House, 2002
Argues that the current and most common eating behaviors of United States youth must be examined to identify effective health promotion and consumer heath strategies regarding the adolescent diet. Presents food selection guidelines for adolescents. Lists guidelines for the school lunch program, grades 7 to 12, guidelines for schools to promote…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Eating Habits, Health Promotion, Nutrition
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Olson, Joanne K.; Clough, Michael P. – Clearing House, 2001
Argues that, although technology has great potential to engage students, it can also undermine their notions of what serious study is. Argues the teacher's role is critical, and that teachers must engage students in making sense of their experiences. Outlines seven critical issues regarding technology in the classroom. Argues that technology…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement
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