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Essex, Nathan L. – Clearing House, 2004
To search or not to search is a perplexing issue facing school leaders. On one hand, school officials are responsible for providing a safe and orderly learning environment for all students. On the other hand, they must recognize and respect students' personal rights. Achieving this delicate balance often is difficult for school officials. This…
Descriptors: Student Rights, Police, Crime, Court Litigation
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Craft, Heddi; Bland, Paul D. – Clearing House, 2004
The Curriculum Leadership Institute (CLI) and classroom teachers working in conjunction with Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas, developed the Lesson Plan Resource system. The CLI is a not-for-profit school consulting and publishing firm, also based in Emporia, Kansas, whose curriculum development model is used in over 1,000 schools in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, State Standards, Educational Objectives, Teaching Styles
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Hinchey, Patricia H. – Clearing House, 2004
Most teachers appear to assume that the status of corporal punishment in their own school or state is a national standard--a perception that is far from contemporary reality. The author of this article asserts lawmakers and courts have failed to ensure that schools are safe places for the children entrusted to our care. Those children cannot…
Descriptors: Courts, Punishment, National Standards, Child Abuse
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Fink, John – Clearing House, 2004
An inclusion classroom is defined as one that is tasked with mainstreaming special education students into a population of general education students. In this brief article, the author, a high school mathematics teacher, shares his personal experiences in teaching in an inclusion classroom. A primary focus is his relationship with the special…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Special Needs Students, Teacher Attitudes, Classroom Techniques
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Stader, David L.; Francis, Dannie B. – Clearing House, 2003
Examines litigation involving academic freedom, expressive freedom, and drug testing as examples of the shifting balance between teacher rights and school board authority. Concludes that balancing teacher rights with community expectations is difficult, and the scales of justice may not always tip in favor of a teacher's rights. (SG)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Court Litigation, Drug Use Testing, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hinchey, Patricia H. – Clearing House, 2003
Presents a quiz that will help readers determine the reliability of their own perceptions relating to corporal punishment in schools. Discusses U.S. Courts and corporal punishment, worldwide and nationwide legality, and the realities of corporal punishment in the United States. Discusses implications for what teachers can do to address corporal…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Corporal Punishment, Courts, Discipline Policy
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Martinson, David L. – Clearing House, 2003
Suggests that by taking a realistic approach to the subject matter, social studies teachers can increase their chances of having a positive effect on students. Discuses how to make the subject matter relevant and considers the role of the mass media. (SG)
Descriptors: Hidden Curriculum, Mass Media Role, Politics, Secondary Education
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Wiest, Lynda R. – Clearing House, 2003
Discusses a dozen ways educators can have students of any age reflect on culture and the intermingling of cultures. Suggests that students can contemplate the value of diversity, define culture, take another's perspective, analyze social behavior, speculate the meaning of observed actions and interactions, interpret language, analyze and compare…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement
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McLean, Russ – Clearing House, 2003
Considers how the closure and consolidation of schools are seen by cash-strapped boards of education as means to save money. Addresses the same "seven red herrings" or arguments that are repeated loudly and angrily to officials as they go through the process of public consultation. (SG)
Descriptors: Community Attitudes, Consolidated Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends
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McGlinn, Jeanne M. – Clearing House, 2003
Discusses how student teaching is supposed to use all the elements of the learning cycle. Considers the realities of student teaching experiences and illustrates models of student teaching. Presents four profiles of student teachers that are drawn from semester-long reflections. Discusses supervisors' reactions to the reflection cycle. Concludes…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning
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Brown, Abbie; Green, Tim – Clearing House, 2003
Considers the current state of on-line course design and delivery. Discusses several advantages and disadvantages of on-line instruction. Concludes that teachers seeking professional development opportunities should give careful consideration to on-line possibilities. (SG)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Internet, Online Courses
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Lipscomb, George – Clearing House, 2003
Notes that the WebQuest helps students harness the vast amount of on-line resources available. Presents a list of 10 suggestions that may help teachers unfamiliar with WebQuests, especially those in the history classroom, to use them more effectively. Concludes that students learned a great deal about the Civil War by doing the WebQuest, and the…
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Class Activities, Instructional Effectiveness, Middle Schools
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Morris, Robert C.; Howard, Angela C. – Clearing House, 2003
Identifies four popular models of in-school suspension (ISS) and discusses research on modifying the behaviors of ISS students. Hopes that by identifying and analyzing successful ones educators can develop more insightful and effective programs. Considers how counseling makes a difference. (SG)
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, In School Suspension, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
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Bucher, Katherine T.; Manning, M. Lee – Clearing House, 2003
Looks at challenges to safe schools and offers eight suggestions for ensuring the safety of students and educators. Notes that school violence includes unacceptable social behavior ranging from aggression that threatens or harms others to bullying, threats, sexual harassment, gang violence, extortion, and other forms of intimidation. (SG)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, School Policy, School Safety, Violence
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Zimmerman, Judith A. – Clearing House, 2003
Makes an analogy that educational leadership in this changing society is a lot like paddling a kayak through calm waters. Suggests that if public school leaders do not instill a sense of urgency in times of calm waters, schools may lose focus and fail to evolve and change. (SG)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Motivation
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