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Fulco, Charles – Science and Children, 2017
On Monday, August 21, 2017 there will be a Total Solar Eclipse. This will be the first time the Moon's umbra has touched the continental United States since 1979 and the first totality to span the country coast-to-coast since 1918. From within parts of Oregon and through 14 states to South Carolina, the Moon will completely hide the Sun for a few…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy
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Pham, Huynh Phu Quy – English Teaching Forum, 2017
There is no doubt that pair/group work is an integral part of language learning because it not only provides a unique opportunity for students to improve an array of skills such as critical thinking and problem solving, but also enables them to experience a diversity of personalities and perspectives. Frequent exposure to a wide range of…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Group Unity, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Coppola, Matthew Perkins; Merz, Alice H. – Science and Children, 2017
Today, elementary school teachers continue to revisit old lessons and seek out new ones, especially in engineering. Optimization is the process by which an existing product or procedure is revised and refined. Drawn from the authors' experiences working directly with students in grades K-5 and their teachers and preservice teachers, the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Preservice Teachers, Engineering Education
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De Riggi, Melissa E.; Moumne, Samira; Heath, Nancy L.; Lewis, Stephen P. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2017
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), the immediate and deliberate destruction of one's own body tissue, without suicidal intent, and not for purposes that are socially accepted, is a critical concern for youth in schools. Despite significant scholarly advances and increasing clinical awareness of NSSI, many school mental health professionals (MHPs)…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Self Destructive Behavior, Adolescents, Mental Health Workers
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Connolly, Graeme J. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2017
The purpose of this article is to help coaches apply specific principles of psychology to the coaching process. More specifically, the work of Albert Bandura and his social cognitive theory form the basis for the article. This article begins with a brief overview of Bandura's social cognitive theory. It then examines four types of behaviors worthy…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Athletes, Role Models, Educational Psychology
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Roxas, Kevin; Gabriel, Maria L. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2017
This article reports on findings from a year-long research project conducted during the 2012-2013 school year in a PK-12 school district, located in the Mountain West region of the United States, utilizing the Photovoice method. The findings in the project point to the important critical counter-narratives Spanish-speaking immigrant parents…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Spanish Speaking, Immigrants
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Carter, Jocelyn; Broder-Fingert, Sarabeth; Neumeyer, Ann; Giauque, Ann; Kao, Ann; Iyasere, Christiana – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
In an effort to meet the needs of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) while hospitalized, a team of experts and providers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), MGH for Children as well as parents of individuals with ASD was sparked in 2013. This became a multidisciplinary collaborative, the MGH Autism Care Collaborative, to improve…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Hospitals, Adults
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Motamedi, Jason Greenberg; Jaffery, Zafreen; Hagen, Allyson; Yoon, Sun Young – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2017
Getting a student's name right is the first step in welcoming him or her to school. Staff members who work with student-level data also know the importance of accurately and consistently recording a student's name in order to track student data over time, match files across data sets, and make meaning from the data. For students whose home…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Chinese, Indo European Languages, Korean
Sweeney, Diane; Harris, Leanna S. – Corwin, 2017
Student-centered coaching is a highly-effective, evidence-based coaching model that shifts the focus from "fixing" teachers to collaborating with them to design instruction that targets student outcomes. But what does this look like in practice? "Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves" shows you the day-to-day coaching moves that…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Competencies, Faculty Development
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Fulco, Charles – Science and Children, 2017
This year marks 38 years since any part of the continental United States was darkened by the Moon's umbral shadow. During this "eclipse drought," no U.S. residents except those on Hawaii's Big Island in 1991 have had the opportunity to observe totality without traveling abroad. The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse (TSE2017, August 21, 2017) is…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Astronomy, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2017
Improving school climate takes time and commitment from a variety of people in a variety of roles. This document outlines key action steps that noninstructional staff--including guidance counselors, social workers, school psychologists, office staff, bus drivers, maintenance and facility staff, and food service staff--can take to support school…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Resources, Administrative Principles
Holt, Janet; Hoppes, Emily – Peace Corps, 2017
This resource was developed to support Peace Corps Volunteers who are working with schools to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) facilities and programming. It is intended to provide guidance, resources, and ideas to support comprehensive WASH programming that is focused on behavior change and sustainability. There is no "one-size…
Descriptors: Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, Females
Hopkins, Debra – Council of the Great City Schools, 2017
The guide is intended to clarify and define a renewed vision for high-quality, coherent, and rigorous instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs)--focusing on the areas of English language arts (ELA) and English language development (ELD)--and to provide guidance in evaluating and selecting appropriate ELA/ELD instructional materials. It is…
Descriptors: Language Arts, English Instruction, English Language Learners, Instructional Material Evaluation
Montana Office of Public Instruction, 2017
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is an epidemiologic surveillance system that was established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help monitor the prevalence of behaviors that not only influence youth health, but also put youth at risk for the most significant health and social problems that can occur during…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, High School Students, National Surveys, Risk
Coyle, Jennifer; Morrison, Mary; Thomas, Della – pepnet 2, 2017
In 2011, pepnet 2 launched the Deaf Learner Initiative (DLI). The goals of this initiative were to examine the existing paradigms, programs, pedagogy and relevant research related to the educational and vocational needs of deaf learners. The DLI was comprised of a variety of activities including the Deaf Learner Symposium, the creation of three…
Descriptors: Deafness, Young Adults, Hearing Impairments, Evidence Based Practice
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