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Moulding, Brett, Ed.; Songer, Nancy, Ed.; Brenner, Kerry, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2018
It is essential for today's students to learn about science and engineering in order to make sense of the world around them and participate as informed members of a democratic society. The skills and ways of thinking that are developed and honed through engaging in scientific and engineering endeavors can be used to engage with evidence in making…
Descriptors: Science Education, Engineering, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Process Skills
Schutt, Donald A., Jr. – National Career Development Association, 2018
The Strengths-Based Approach is a way of seeing the world as positive and focuses on building upon strengths rather than on fixing deficits. This updated monograph details the approach and includes activities and a participant guide to move the Strengths-Based Approach to career development into practice. It is for anyone interested in approaching…
Descriptors: Ability, Student Characteristics, Career Development, Capacity Building
Baker, S. K.; Santiago, R. T.; Masser, J.; Nelson, N. J.; Turtura, J. – National Center on Improving Literacy, 2018
The alphabetic principle is a critical skill that involves connecting letters with their sounds to read and write. Learning and applying the alphabetic principle takes time and is difficult for most children. Explicit phonics instruction and extensive practice are important when teaching children to learn the alphabetic principle.
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Vocabulary Development, Alphabets, Reading Skills
King, Cheryl L. – Education Development Center, Inc., 2018
This 10th edition toolkit was developed for use in states and districts taking part in Wallace Foundation-funded efforts to improve school leadership. It includes rubrics on candidate admissions, course content, pedagogy-andragogy, clinical practice, performance assessment, and graduate performance outcomes, and was designed to help principal…
Descriptors: Principals, Management Development, Program Development, Program Evaluation
Shapiro, Jordan – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2018
"Digital Play for Global Citizens" is an introduction to how educators and parents can use a multitude of innovative technology tools to help their students and children learn about, understand, and engage with our increasingly interconnected world. Educating students to become "macro-minded" (habits of mind that are associated…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Global Approach, Citizenship Education
Louisiana Department of Education, 2018
Over the past several years, Louisiana educators have taken the charge to raise expectations and educational outcomes for its students, believing students are smart, capable, and deserve opportunities to become productive members of a global society. Through a clear alignment of standards, curriculum, and assessments, students have stepped up to…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Student Needs, At Risk Students, Achievement Gap
UK Department for Education, 2018
This publication provides non-statutory guidance from the Department for Education in England. It provides operational level advice and guidance to the Further Education (FE) and Skills sector in England on how to meet the requirements referred to as the Prevent Statutory Duty. It focuses in particular on those organisations that provide learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Institutional Role, Prevention
Grimmer, Tamsin – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018
This guide to understanding school readiness in young children is essential reading for early years practitioners. It explores the concept of school readiness by unpicking what the term means for children and how we can define it in the context of the characteristics of effective learning. This includes ideas for promoting playing and exploring,…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
Sutherland, Helen, Ed.; Mukadam, Yasmin, Ed. – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018
Offering an in-depth exploration of the distinctive features of the play development and learning of toddlers, this book provides useful materials, strategies and tools that can be used by practitioners supporting toddlers at this significant age. The book explores the context and concepts of wellbeing and is ideal for early years practitioners,…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Well Being, Child Development, Play
UK Department for Education, 2018
The publication is advice designed to help employers in all schools with staffing and employment issues, and to inform their decision making. It advises on matters contained within the School Staffing (England) Regulations 2009 for maintained schools and for independent schools, which include academies and free schools, the Education (Independent…
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, Principals, Assistant Principals, Teacher Recruitment
Canestrari, Alan S., Ed.; Marlowe, Bruce A., Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2018
"The Wiley International Handbook of Educational Foundations" features international scholars uniquely qualified to examine issues specific to their regions of the world. The Handbook provides readers with an alternative to the traditional texts in the foundations of education by taking aim at the status quo, and by offering frameworks…
Descriptors: Foundations of Education, Educational Change, Teaching (Occupation), Curriculum
National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), 2018
It's imperative that our nation's schools not only welcome diversity in the classroom, but also teach students how to navigate an increasingly racially, ethnically and socioeconomically diverse society and global economy. "The Principal's Guide to Building Culturally Responsive Schools" presents recommendations for four leadership…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Educational Environment, Leadership Qualities
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Curtiss, Sarah L. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2018
The United States has a long, complicated history with sex education as, often, different stakeholders advocate dissimilar educational frameworks (Irvine, 2004). Although controversies remain in defining the boundaries of sex education, there is a movement both nationally and internationally to define sex education comprehensively (Haberland &…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Teaching Methods, Educational History
PACER Center, 2018
Every child is unique and learns in different ways. Some children are identified as needing special education services to support his or her learning at school. Parents can play a major role in shaping the services a child receives. This guidebook has been written for parents, guardians, and surrogate parents of a child (ages 3 to 21 or…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Parent Participation, Cooperative Planning, Teamwork
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2018
This guide aims to help parents understand the flexibility provided to States and school districts in the "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA), which amended the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act," a landmark Federal education law. Parents are the most important advocates for their children. Because States and school…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Tests
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