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Haug, Anders – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
Product material choices affect how a product will be manufactured, how it will function, and how it will be experienced. Thus, understanding materials is essential for designers in many regards. However, materials used in designs are subject to ongoing changes in availability, processing methods, price and attributed meanings. Furthermore, new…
Descriptors: Manufacturing, Design, Knowledge Level, Learning
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Max, Brooke; Amstutz, Molly – Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers, 2019
Mathematics content for elementary teachers (MCfET) courses generally provide prospective elementary teachers (PTs) with opportunities to engage with mathematical content and consider it from a teacher's perspective, yet little is known about the intended curriculum of such courses. Findings from an analysis of MCfET course activities using the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Foster, Robin A. – Geography Teacher, 2019
Writing is a challenge, no matter the subject or grade level. Most students have not had their writing graded against a rubric that contains very specific language and content. Many are paralyzed by the scope of the course, and the idea of answering a free response question is very intimidating. This lesson plan introduces a writing boot camp…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Advanced Placement Programs, Writing Workshops, Content Area Writing
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Crawford, Lindy; Quebec Fuentes, Sarah; Huscroft-D'Angelo, Jacqueline; Higgins, Kristina N. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2019
Meaningful inclusion of quantitative reasoning into mathematics instruction requires meaningful ways to evaluate it. Few formative assessments exist to evaluate the strategies students use when reasoning mathematically. The Framework for Evaluating Quantitative Reasoning Strategies presented in this article provides teachers with categories for…
Descriptors: Fractions, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Student Evaluation
Morrill, Robert W.; Waite, Jacqueline L. – Geography Teacher, 2019
The National Council for Geographic Education GeoCamp Iceland is a unique field experience designed to energize, inspire, and edify experienced and novice geography teachers. The 2015 institute (nineteen participants from fourteen states) was designed for K-12 educators and in 2017 (twenty-one participants from eighteen states and Washington, DC)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography, Field Experience Programs, Experiential Learning
Parra, Jessica Zlockie – Geography Teacher, 2019
A lot of the activities of daily living require energy, playing video games, making dinner, turning on the lights, using a computer, and perhaps even brushing our teeth requires energy. In this unit students discover what energy is, think about where it comes from, analyze options for making energy evaluate feasibility in different parts of the…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Lesson Plans, Energy, Elementary School Teachers
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Gehlbach, Hunter; Vriesema, Christine Calderon – Educational Psychology Review, 2019
For a host of reasons, training students and teachers to more accurately discern the thoughts, feelings, and motivations of others is more important than ever. One approach to improving social perspective taking entails teaching students to understand when and how bias impedes their efforts to "read" others. To facilitate this…
Descriptors: Bias, Social Cognition, Perspective Taking, Interpersonal Relationship
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Fisher, Kevin M.; Ferkel, Rick C. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
Although physical educators may differ on teaching philosophy, individual style or specific drills chosen for instruction, each practitioner should strive to utilize evidence-based practices that have been tested in research whenever possible to facilitate student learning. One area that is important for practitioners to consider is that of motor…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education, Psychomotor Skills, Skill Development
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Abbott, Marilyn L. – TESOL Journal, 2019
English as a second language teachers often find themselves teaching classes of heterogeneous students who have very divergent English language skills, abilities, and learning needs. One effective approach to address some of the challenges teachers face when teaching heterogeneous, mixed-level classes is task-based language teaching (TBLT). TBLT…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Task Analysis
Wise, Vicki L.; Davenport, Zebulun R. – Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd, 2019
This unique book is a valuable tool for all student affairs educators. The text opens with an exploration of the history of assessment in higher education, in general, and then student affairs more specifically. Having established a historical perspective, the reader then delves into chapters that align with the Assessment, Evaluation, and…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Educational Assessment, Program Evaluation
Webb, Ezra – Free Spirit Publishing, 2019
If learning is a motor, student engagement is the key. But when teaching students with ADHD and other attention challenges, sometimes even the most finely tuned classroom can sputter. "Teach for Attention!" is your tool belt of teaching strategies for students with ADHD, low self-confidence, distraction, and other attention challenges.…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Teaching Methods, Self Esteem, Classroom Techniques
Honigsfeld, Andrea; Dove, Maria G. – Corwin, 2019
Looking for a silver bullet to accelerate EL achievement? There is none. But this, we promise: when EL specialists and general ed teachers pool their expertise, your ELs' language development and content mastery will improve exponentially. Just ask the tens of thousands of "Collaboration and Co-Teaching" users and now, a new generation…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Collaboration, Language Teachers
Strosnider, Roberta; Sharpe, Valerie Saxton – Corwin, 2019
Teach some of the most important skills your students will ever need! "Please, try harder." "Please, pay attention." "Please, behave." Most students want to do what it takes to succeed, but sometimes that's easier said than done. Executive function skills such as self-regulation, focus, planning, and time management…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Thinking Skills, Metacognition, Skill Development
Lanning, Lois A.; Brown, Tiffanee – Corwin, 2019
A Concept-Based Curriculum is designed to help students uncover important, transferable understandings about what it means to be a capable reader, writer, speaker, viewer, listener, and thinker. But, too often, a well-designed, conceptual curriculum does not translate into conceptual teaching. "Concept Based Literacy Lessons" helps…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Curriculum, Concept Formation, Instructional Design
Costa, Arthur L.; Kallick, Bena O. – ASCD, 2019
In the first years of life, as children observe, imitate, and interact with people and their environment, the brain is structuring a foundation for vocabulary, values, cognitive processes, and social skills. Educators, you can help influence that development by teaching the skills and dispositions of intelligent, creative, effective decision…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Problem Solving, Child Development, Teacher Role
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