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Berg, Jill Harrison – ASCD, 2018
Teacher leadership holds great promise for improving the quality of teaching and ensuring student success. But for co-performance of leadership among teacher leaders and principals to be effective, they must learn to lead in sync. "Leading In Sync: Teacher Leaders and Principals Working Together for Student Learning" provides principals,…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Teacher Effectiveness, Leadership Effectiveness, Cooperation
British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2018
The purpose of the "BC K-12 International Student Homestay Guidelines" is to provide consistent, province-wide best practice standards for B.C.'s K-12 homestay sector. These "Guidelines" consider short-term and long-term homestay placements of K-12 students as determined by B.C. international student programs or by professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Foreign Students
Woods, Julie; Rafa, Alyssa – Education Commission of the States, 2018
This special report -- informed by the Education Commission of the States' March 2018 School Improvement Thinkers Meeting -- guides state leaders toward a better understanding of how to improve lower-performing schools. This brief contains questions in four key areas to provide a road map for digging into school improvement systems and orienting…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Change Strategies, Educational Objectives, Public Education
Cullinan, Dan; Barnett, Elisabeth; Ratledge, Alyssa; Welbeck, Rashida; Belfield, Clive; Lopez, Andrea – MDRC, 2018
Most students seeking to enroll in community college are required to take a placement test for math and English courses. Administrators are well aware of the shortcomings of using traditional placement tests alone, and state and college systems across the country are organizing multiple measures assessment (MMA) placement systems that will…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Alternative Assessment
Evener, Julie – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this manual is an introduction to the concept of organizational learning for librarians working in for-profit colleges and universities, though the suggestions and ideas herein are applicable to librarians working in a variety of institutions. Information in this manual was collected through a literature review, as well as the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Proprietary Schools, Organizational Culture, Learning
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Campbell, Christine; Heyward, Georgia; Jochim, Ashley – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2018
This brief provides an overview of five strategies used for persistently underperforming schools that demand significant changes to how schools are organized. It draws upon published research, as well as the experiences of cities pursuing different types of improvement strategies. None of the five strategies offer a surefire way to improve…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Educational Improvement, Change Strategies, Educational Change
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Ashworth Cain, Amelia – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
Use the practical suggestions offered here to ease the transition when a newcomer emergent bilingual student comes to your school.
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Immigrants, English Language Learners, Elementary Schools
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Hallberg, Kelly; Williams, Ryan; Swanlund, Andrew; Eno, Jared – Educational Researcher, 2018
Short comparative interrupted times series (CITS) designs are increasingly being used in education research to assess the effectiveness of school-level interventions. These designs can be implemented relatively inexpensively, often drawing on publicly available data on aggregate school performance. However, the validity of this approach hinges on…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Comparative Analysis, Time
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Sternberg, Robert J.; Hayes, Nicky – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Writing a textbook is close to a unique experience in the work of a psychologist. In this article, we discuss the steps authors need to take in preparing to write a textbook. We take the reader through a series of steps, from formulating an idea for a textbook to negotiating a contract. Writing a textbook can be one of the greatest joys of a…
Descriptors: Textbook Preparation, Authors, Psychologists, Decision Making
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Gehris, Jeffrey S.; Simpson, Amelia Chloe; Baert, Helena; Robinson, Leah E.; MacDonald, Megan; Clements, Rhonda; Logan, Sam; Schneider, Sharon – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2018
Research has shown that children's levels of physical activity are set at an all-time low, which can lead to health problems such as obesity and diabetes. So, what can parents do to ensure that their child gets enough physical activity each day? This booklet answers that question and explains why the key to helping a child be more physically…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Parent Role, Skill Development, Psychomotor Skills
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Samalot-Rivera, Amaury; Treadwell, Sheri M.; Sato, Takahiro – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018
Schools in the United States are becoming more ethnically, racially, linguistically and economically diverse. It is projected that by 2050 the Hispanic population that speaks English as a second language in the United States will increase from 49.7 million to 132.8 million. Students who speak Spanish as their first langue are one of the largest…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Strategies, Hispanic American Students, English Language Learners
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Chatoupis, Constantine – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018
The purpose of this article is to guide the teacher in implementing the learner-designed individual program style (LDIP) in physical education settings. The LDIP style is one of the 11 spectrum teaching styles that promote self-directed learning. The spectrum of teaching styles is a conceptual framework that helps describe and organize the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teaching Styles, Independent Study, Teacher Role
Beech, Diana – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2018
At the start of 2018, the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) was approached by the parliamentary Joint Committee for Human Rights (JCHR) to conduct an independent piece of research into the efficacy of university codes of practice on freedom of speech. The research formed part of the evidence base for the JCHR's 2017/18 inquiry into whether…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Freedom of Speech, Universities, Foreign Countries
Cassano, Christina M., Ed.; Dougherty, Susan M., Ed. – Guilford Press, 2018
This reader-friendly text examines the key foundational studies in early literacy. It addresses such essential questions as how research informs current practices and where the field still needs to go to provide the best learning opportunities for all children. Each chapter describes the methods and findings of one to five seminal studies,…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten
Dawson, Peg; Guare, Richard – Guilford Press, 2018
Many tens of thousands of school practitioners and teachers (K-12) have benefited from the step-by-step guidelines and practical tools in this influential go-to resource, now revised and expanded with six new chapters. The third edition presents effective ways to assess students' strengths and weaknesses, create supportive instructional…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Skill Development, Children, Adolescents
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