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Young, Nicholas D.; Michael, Christine N.; Smolinski, Jennifer A. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018
Captivating Classrooms explores the specific role that student engagement plays in education, it argues that there are myriad factors that undergird meaningful student learning and participation--such as motivation, exciting teaching strategies, reinventing literacy instruction, and authentic assessment. This book is an extremely valuable handbook…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Learning Motivation
Coyle, Jennifer; Morrison, Mary; Thomas, Della – pepnet 2, 2017
In 2011, pepnet 2 launched the Deaf Learner Initiative (DLI). The goals of this initiative were to examine the existing paradigms, programs, pedagogy and relevant research related to the educational and vocational needs of deaf learners. The DLI was comprised of a variety of activities including the Deaf Learner Symposium, the creation of three…
Descriptors: Deafness, Young Adults, Hearing Impairments, Evidence Based Practice
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012
Children and adolescents are establishing patterns of behavior that affect both their current and future health. Young people are at risk for engaging in tobacco, alcohol, or other drug use, participating in violence or gang activities, and initiating sex at an early age. However, a growing body of research demonstrates that enhancing protective…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Health Promotion, Smoking, Outcomes of Education
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2012
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement
Sittiprapaporn, Wichian, Ed. – InTech, 2012
Learning disability is a classification that includes several disorders in which a person has difficulty learning in a typical manner. Depending on the type and severity of the disability, interventions may be used to help the individual learn strategies that will foster future success. Some interventions can be quite simplistic, while others are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Problems, Academic Achievement, Learning Disabilities
Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 2012
"Ergonomics" is a body of knowledge about human abilities and limitations and how these abilities and limitations should be applied to the design of equipment, machinery, and other devices to ensure safe, comfortable and effective use. Most homes and schools today are equipped with computers for student use. Backpacks have become the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Health, Computers, Guidelines
Bouzoukis, Carol E. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011
iPads, iPhones, Notebooks, X-Boxes, PlayStations, Televisions, Computers. They've found their way into every corner of our lives. Add to that, the pressures of the modern education with standardized tests and crowded classrooms, and it seems that our children have lost the simplicity of childhood. Are our children losing their imagination, too?…
Descriptors: Imagination, Play, Guides, Self Esteem
Arledge, Stan; Armstrong, William; Babinec, Mike; Dicianno, Brad E.; Digiovine, Carmen; Dyson-Hudson, Trevor; Pederson, Jessica; Piriano, Julie; Plummer, Teresa; Rosen, Lauren; Schmeler, Mark; Shea, Mary; Stogner, Jody – RESNA (NJ1), 2011
The purpose of the Wheelchair Service Provision Guide is to provide an appropriate framework for identifying the essential steps in the provision of a wheelchair. It is designed for use by all participants in the provision process including consumers, family members, caregivers, social service and health care professionals, suppliers,…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Disabilities, Assistive Technology, Financial Support
Soares, Joseph A., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2011
What can a college admissions officer safely predict about the future of a 17-year-old? Are the best and the brightest students the ones who can check off the most correct boxes on a multiple-choice exam? Or are there better ways of measuring ability and promise? In this penetrating and revealing look at high-stakes standardized admissions tests,…
Descriptors: Admissions Officers, Educational Research, College Admission, College Presidents
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Stepney, Cesalie; Kane, Katelyn; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie – Journal of School Nursing, 2011
Pediatric asthma is often undiagnosed, and therefore untreated. It negatively impacts children's functioning, including school attendance and performance, as well as quality of life. Schoolwide screening for asthma is becoming increasingly common, making identification of possible asthma particularly relevant for school nurses. Nurses may need to…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Chronic Illness, Quality of Life, Parent Counseling
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2011
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Learning Strategies, Student Participation, National Surveys
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, 2010
This guide is intended to stimulate professional reflection, dialogue and debate about mathematics and how to improve it. It draws together themes, features and characteristics of effective improvement in mathematics and descriptions of good practice. It offers a reference point for staff and teachers who are working together to improve…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Numeracy, Reflection, Mathematics Education
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Dowdell, Elizabeth Burgess; Bradley, Patricia K. – Journal of School Nursing, 2010
Today's youth are more technologically savvy than any other generation possessing the ability to go online anytime. This increase in use of and access to technology has also provided adolescents with increasing opportunities to experience online relationships, which can place them in a vulnerable position and risk for harassment, bullying,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Risk, Antisocial Behavior
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, 2010
The aim of this guide is to stimulate professional reflection, dialogue and debate about learning. Education professionals in Scotland are already aware of the key issues relating to learning through the series "Curriculum for Excellence: Building the Curriculum," the recent publication "Learning Together: Opening Up Learning"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Schools, Educational Improvement
Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education, 2010
Going to college and obtaining a college degree is an American dream. In 2006-2008, 27% of adults age 25 years or older had attained at least a bachelor's degree. This statistic would undoubtedly be higher if more potential college students had access to funds needed to cover college expenses. Lack of funds, steady overlapping college and general…
Descriptors: Parents, College Preparation, Community Colleges, Caregivers
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