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Bempechat, Janine – Education Next, 2019
Developmentally appropriate homework plays a critical role in the formation of positive learning beliefs and behaviors, including a belief in one's academic ability, a deliberative and effortful approach to mastery, and higher expectations and aspirations for one's future. It can prepare children to confront ever-more-complex tasks, develop…
Descriptors: Homework, Parent Role, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Academic Ability
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Atkinson, Paul; Sampson, Cathy – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
We identify and discuss the phenomenon of narrative stability, in the context of current methodological literature on interviewing. It derives from two independent studies, undertaken fifteen years apart, of members of the same genetics research group who were interviewed by different researchers. The first ('Discovery') interviews were collected…
Descriptors: Interviews, Reliability, Genetics, Personal Narratives
Duke, Nell K.; Mesmer, Heidi Anne E. – American Educator, 2019
The need to explicitly teach letter-sound relationships in U.S. classrooms is settled science. However, too often such instruction is not provided in the most efficient or effective way. These instructional missteps mean that fewer children will develop strong word-reading skills. In addition, ineffective phonics instruction is likely to require…
Descriptors: Phonics, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Alphabets, Reading Instruction
Ramstetter, Catherine L.; Fink, Dale Borman – American Educator, 2019
The purpose of this article is to promote a deeper, more complex understanding of the challenge that "recess time" poses to elementary school educators and to thereby understand the practices in which they are currently engaging. Because teachers are expected to shepherd students through a vast array of learning standards while remaining…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
Wright, Tanya S. – American Educator, 2019
Interactive read-alouds, where adults read text to children and facilitate discussion of the text, are an incredibly effective method for supporting children's literacy learning. In this article, Tanya Wright, an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University, describes some of the knowledge and skills that…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Literacy, Reading Skills, Early Childhood Education
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Egan, Cate A.; Miller, Matthew – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
A comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) is a multi-component whole-school approach designed to assist schools in targeting opportunities for students to be more physically active and help students achieve the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity (PA) each day. A CSPAP consists of five components (1) quality physical…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Physical Activities, Program Descriptions, Educational Quality
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Morgan, Kevin – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
A mastery motivational climate, emphasizing self-referenced and individualized learning in physical education (PE), is consistent with a personalized physical literacy disposition defined as the knowledge and understanding, perceived competence, confidence and motivation to remain physically active for a lifetime. The TARGET acronym (i.e., task,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Mastery Learning, Competence, Self Esteem
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Kraft, Erin; Leblanc, Raymond; Culver, Diane M. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
With the increase in the identification of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children, there is a need for teachers and coaches to have a tool box of effective strategies to facilitate physical activities for their students with ASD. Physical activity has been shown to provide numerous benefits, such as improved resilience and enhanced positive…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Aquatic Sports
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Kreider, Carri – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
A high school in the northwestern United States has a student population composed primarily of low income and minority students. Yet something that sets the school apart is a four-year graduation rate of 95%. While it is difficult to determine all of the factors that contribute to this academic success, this article explains students' perceptions…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Education, High School Students, Low Income Students
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Lieberman, Lauren J.; Lepore, Monica; Lepore-Stevens, Maria; Ball, Lindsay – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
There are over 61,000 school-age children with visual impairments in public schools today. Research has shown that they are often behind their peers in physical activity participation and in motor skills. In order for children with visual impairments to become physically active and self-determined adults, they must be provided the same…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Children, Blindness, Visual Impairments
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Satterthwait, Donna – Journal of Biological Education, 2019
In this paper, I explore how seamless embedding of four mathematical concepts: counting, ratio, distribution, and statistical significance, into a unit on inheritance enables students to gain a deeper insight into biological phenomena than a qualitative only approach achieves. The topic of Mendelian inheritance is used to illustrate this proposal.…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Genetics, Mathematical Concepts
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Verran, Joanna; Redfern, James; Moravej, Haleh; Adebola, Yvonne – Journal of Biological Education, 2019
A series of events was developed to engage audiences in discussion around the importance of microorganisms in the production of fermented foods, particularly through tasting. The events were designed to attract different audiences: families attending a science museum; families in their community space; and adults in different informal eating…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Food, Museums, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Kiru, Elisheba W. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2019
Access to basic education for all students is an essential goal for many countries around the world. Also, as worldwide calls for providing inclusive education continue to intensify, access to basic education for many students with disabilities in Kenya remains a pervasive challenge. Large class sizes, inadequate funding, limited teacher training,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Access to Education
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Maich, Kimberly; Davies, Adam W. J.; van Rhijn, Tricia – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2019
Inclusive classrooms with complex, diverse students have many challenges, including that of effective physical design. One included element that should be considered is a relaxation station, designed to teach and promote everyday self-regulation skills within a calmer and more private space. A relaxation station is an essential component in every…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Access to Education, Physical Environment
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Bouck, Emily C.; Sprick, Jessica – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2019
The virtual-representational-abstract (VRA) framework adapts an evidence-based practice, the concrete-representational-abstract (CRA) framework, while trying to meet students and teachers where they are in terms of technology interest and use in education. This article discusses the VRA framework and the advantages of virtual manipulatives, and…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Evidence Based Practice, Mathematics, Guidelines
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