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District of Columbia Public Schools, 2012
The 2012-2013 school year represents a pivotal juncture for DC Public Schools. Last spring, Mayor Gray and Chancellor Kaya Henderson introduced "A Capital Commitment," their ambitious plan to dramatically accelerate student achievement in the district over the next five years by providing all of their students with a safe, academically…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Personnel Evaluation, Standards, Job Performance
District of Columbia Public Schools, 2012
The 2012-2013 school year represents a pivotal juncture for DC Public Schools. Last spring, Mayor Gray and Chancellor Kaya Henderson introduced "A Capital Commitment," their ambitious plan to dramatically accelerate student achievement in the district over the next five years by providing all of their students with a safe, academically…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Office Occupations, School Business Officials, Registrars (School)
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2012
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement
Kietaibl, Carin M. – Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2012
Attachment theorists propose that attachment styles affect the development of relationships inside and outside of therapy. By integrating attachment theory into their work with clients, therapists may strengthen the working alliance and lower the risk of clients prematurely ending therapy. Attachment theory is reviewed, and methods of integrating…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Therapy, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Treatment
Sittiprapaporn, Wichian, Ed. – InTech, 2012
Learning disability is a classification that includes several disorders in which a person has difficulty learning in a typical manner. Depending on the type and severity of the disability, interventions may be used to help the individual learn strategies that will foster future success. Some interventions can be quite simplistic, while others are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Problems, Academic Achievement, Learning Disabilities
Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 2012
"Ergonomics" is a body of knowledge about human abilities and limitations and how these abilities and limitations should be applied to the design of equipment, machinery, and other devices to ensure safe, comfortable and effective use. Most homes and schools today are equipped with computers for student use. Backpacks have become the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Health, Computers, Guidelines
Public Agenda, 2012
"Building Institutional Capacity for Data-Informed Decision Making" is the third installment of the Cutting Edge series, which aims to help colleges engage faculty, scale successful interventions, and create a strong culture of evidence through use of data to strengthen their institutional change and student success efforts. Though the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Community Colleges, Organizational Change, Decision Making
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Kaster, Gregory – Educational Leadership, 2012
Madison Elementary School, a K-6 school of 335 students in Marshfield, Wisconsin, recognizes the value of student feedback and strives to learn more through monthly student meetings, whole-class sit-downs, and student exit interviews. As the principal of Madison Elementary School, the author meets with a group of students for half an hour during…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Feedback (Response), Educational Change
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2012
This document recommends a set of "core" practices, operations, and templates that can be adopted and adapted by state education agencies (SEAs) as they consider how to respond to requests for data about the education enterprise, including data maintained in longitudinal data systems. These recommendations reflect core practices and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Data, Educational Researchers, State Departments of Education
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2012
Safe and secure facilities that foster learning are crucial to providing quality education services, and developing and maintaining these facilities requires considerable resources and organization. Facility information systems allow education organizations to collect and manage data that can be used to inform and guide decisionmaking about the…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Facilities Management, Information Management, Management Information Systems
Bouzoukis, Carol E. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011
iPads, iPhones, Notebooks, X-Boxes, PlayStations, Televisions, Computers. They've found their way into every corner of our lives. Add to that, the pressures of the modern education with standardized tests and crowded classrooms, and it seems that our children have lost the simplicity of childhood. Are our children losing their imagination, too?…
Descriptors: Imagination, Play, Guides, Self Esteem
Cannon, Lynn; Kenworthy, Lauren; Alexander, Katie C.; Werner, Monica Adler; Anthony, Laura – Brookes Publishing Company, 2011
For students with autism spectrum disorders, problems with flexibility and goal-directed behavior can be a major obstacle to success in school and in life. But flexibility and goal-setting can be taught just like any other skill--and this how-to manual equips professionals with simple, real-world ways to help students with ASD develop this…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Cognitive Style, Autism, Special Education Teachers
Rush, Dathan D.; Shelden, M'Lisa L. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2011
Evidence-based and highly effective, "coaching" helps early childhood practitioners support other professionals and families as they enhance existing knowledge, develop new skills, and promote healthy development of young children. This hands-on guide shows professionals how to conduct skillful coaching in any setting--home, school, or community.…
Descriptors: Evidence, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Coaching (Performance)
Arledge, Stan; Armstrong, William; Babinec, Mike; Dicianno, Brad E.; Digiovine, Carmen; Dyson-Hudson, Trevor; Pederson, Jessica; Piriano, Julie; Plummer, Teresa; Rosen, Lauren; Schmeler, Mark; Shea, Mary; Stogner, Jody – RESNA (NJ1), 2011
The purpose of the Wheelchair Service Provision Guide is to provide an appropriate framework for identifying the essential steps in the provision of a wheelchair. It is designed for use by all participants in the provision process including consumers, family members, caregivers, social service and health care professionals, suppliers,…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Disabilities, Assistive Technology, Financial Support
National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 2011
As the school year begins, staff at the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) would like to offer all school personnel (including educators, administrators, counselors and support staff) the opportunity to use their many resources for schools! Their resources were created to highlight issues related to trauma, to explain how trauma can…
Descriptors: Intervention, School Personnel, Coping, Emotional Response
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