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Brown, Abbie H. – Clearing House, 2001
Describes how teachers can define and create a taxonomy for the instructional media available to them in their classroom. Explains how creating such a taxonomy not only helps teachers see the possibilities of available instructional media, but can be useful in gaining the support of administrators for requests for supplies and training. Describes…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classification, Educational Equipment, Educational Media
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Cox-Petersen, Anne M.; Melber, Leah M. – Clearing House, 2001
Presents techniques for integrating technology to prepare and extend a field trip experience. Discusses ways to use technology when an actual field trip is not possible, using a wealth of online sources relating to public and cultural institutions. Discusses connecting all of these with the classroom curriculum. (SR)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips, Instructional Improvement
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Beghetto, Ronald A. – Clearing House, 2001
Discusses the importance of parental involvement in middle-level schools. Describes how an online threaded discussion format can create a virtual community, promoting positive parental involvement. Offers guidelines to consider when using this form of technology. (SR)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion Groups, Middle Schools, Online Systems
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Caswell, Thomas C. – Clearing House, 2001
Describes how a high school social studies teacher used an online threaded discussion forum in his classes. Describes integrating the forum into classroom practice. Notes that nearly half of the students surveyed actively used the forum, even though participation was optional; and that 73% reported that it aided their understanding of concepts…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Instructional Effectiveness
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Ramirez, Fred – Clearing House, 2001
Suggests 18 things teachers can do to develop stronger communication with parents, some of them using technology, in order to increase parental involvement. (SR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship
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Lim, Janine – Clearing House, 2001
Describes how teachers can help students learn to use effectively the wealth of knowledge on the Internet by organizing research in advance, planning carefully and structuring assignments as students conduct their own research, and teaching students to evaluate web sites. (SR)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Research Opportunities
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McCabe, Patrick P.; Margolis, Howard – Clearing House, 2001
Argues that struggling readers' pessimism about their own ability to learn to read can become the most powerful obstacle teachers face in helping those students become better readers. Presents 22 practical suggestions to help teachers craft an informed, persistent, systematic, emotionally supportive effort providing students with a wealth of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Attitudes, Reading Difficulties, Reading Improvement
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Boers, David – Clearing House, 2001
Offers a portrait of what the author hopes for in his children's teachers. Argues that many, if not most, parents want to work with teachers for the benefit of their children. (SR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior
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Perry, Jesse – Clearing House, 2001
Considers how, when children enter school speaking a social class dialect, it can pose problems for both the students and the teachers. Notes strategies that teachers might use to assist the Black dialect speaker to adopt a more "prestigious dialect." Suggests teachers provide opportunities to listen to folktales or riddles written in dialect and…
Descriptors: Black Dialects, Elementary Education, English Instruction, Language Arts
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Enders, Doug – Clearing House, 2001
Considers what high school activities helped prepare students to write papers in college. Discusses how students' responses help teachers to see what students found useful (or not) in their high school preparation. Concludes that students addressed four aspects of their high school writing experience that affected their level of preparation:…
Descriptors: Editing, Freshman Composition, Higher Education, Revision (Written Composition)
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Bandlow, Raymond J. – Clearing House, 2001
Considers how recent research shows that critics of the middle school concept may have strong grounds for their concerns about a lack of focus on standards and achievement. Notes that the same research suggests new directions for reform that are diametrically opposed to the "solutions" advocated by many middle school critics. (SG)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Educational Change, Instructional Improvement
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Romanowski, Michael H. – Clearing House, 2001
Addresses why families choose home schooling. Summarizes the most common arguments put forth by advocates and critics of home schooling regarding the perceived strengths and limitations of this unique form of education. Concludes that parents have the right to determine what form of schooling best meets the needs of their children. (SG)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Family Role, Home Schooling, Parents as Teachers
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Lo, Deborah Eville – Clearing House, 2001
Argues that international children's literature is one of the most effective ways to integrate global perspectives into the middle school curriculum. Presents an annotated list of 15 international children's literature titles to provide teachers and other education professionals with a starting point in identifying quality children's literature…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Curriculum Design, International Education, Literature Appreciation
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Hsieh, Chia-Lin; Shen, Jianping – Clearing House, 2001
Summarizes different forms of school choice and the pros and cons behind them. Describes the methodology used to discover what kinds of parents make which school choice decision; and what reasons they have for their decisions. Displays data related to the above two research questions and discusses implications of findings for the debate on school…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys
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Helsel, David C. – Clearing House, 2001
Suggests that a school-based antisuicide plan should have three components: identification of suicidal warning indicators; monitoring of students predisposed to suicide; and crisis intervention. Concludes that the caring middle school teacher can be effective in observing students for suicide warning signs. (SG)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Crisis Intervention, Middle Schools, School Counseling
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