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Bassett, Katherine, Ed.; Bigham, Brett, Ed.; Calvert, Laurie, Ed. – National Network of State Teachers of the Year, 2017
This is the first in a series of booklists drawn from recommendations by State and National Teachers of the Year and Finalists for State Teacher of the Year. This booklist is a resource for educators, parents, community members, and policy makers interested in reaching young people on issues of social justice. The collection of more than 200 books…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Reading Lists, Books, Preschool Education
Greenberg, Julie; Walsh, Kate; McKee, Arthur – National Council on Teacher Quality, 2014
The "NCTQ Teacher Prep Review" evaluates the quality of programs that provide preservice preparation of public school teachers. This appendix presents next steps for prospective college or graduate students who aspire to enter teaching (and their parents) and for current students who are already enrolled in a teacher preparation program…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education
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Peters, Dane L. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2013
Getting to know one's child's teachers will help parents know where they are coming from and why they are teaching. It might also give parents insight into the relationship they have with their child or children. This article illustrates what the author means through a story. The author suggests that parents need talk to their child's teachers.…
Descriptors: Parents, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Teaching Methods
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Coleman, Mary Ruth; Dennis, Allison; Hertzog, Nancy B. – Young Exceptional Children, 2011
Nurturing potential is a critical aspect of development for young children with and without disabilities, especially if a child is gifted. This article provides resources that offer ideas for family members and professionals on how to recognize and support each child's strengths. Many of the materials specifically address nurturing potential in…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Development, Parent Child Relationship, Gifted Disabled
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Boaduo, Nana Adu-Pipim; Milondzo, K. S.; Adjei, Alex – Educational Research and Reviews, 2009
This study surveyed 45 selected primary and secondary schools in Botswana which aimed to identify how parent and community involvement in the governance of schools affect teacher effectiveness and improvement of learner performance. The study started from January 2005 to December 2006. Literature review, administration of questionnaires, interview…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Community Involvement, Governance
McLane, Kathleen – National Center on Student Progress Monitoring, 2008
As a part of the increasing emphasis among schools on meeting important statewide academic goals, schools are focusing more closely on the progress of individual students. Parents have a similar goal--to monitor the progress of their child. Frequent student progress monitoring accomplishes this common goal, in that it is used to track the progress…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement
McLane, Kathleen – National Center on Student Progress Monitoring, 2008
There are a number of steps that parents can take to ensure that a child realizes the benefits of Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM). The first is to become familiar with CBM. This article describes steps for parents both when CBM has not been implemented in the classroom and following adoption.
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Elementary Education, Parents, Parent School Relationship
Berger, Sandra – Understanding Our Gifted, 2008
Because college admission has become much more competitive, parents and students need to know that excellent grades and test scores may not be enough to gain placement, especially in highly selective schools. Keep in mind that there are more than 25,000 class valedictorians every year, most with nearly perfect standardized test scores. Also, the…
Descriptors: High Schools, College Planning, Parent Materials, Standardized Tests
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Reading Teacher, 2008
Each year 12,500 school children from different regions of the United States read and vote on the newly published children's and young adults' trade books that they like best. The Children's Choices for 2008 list is the 34th in a series that first appeared as "Classroom Choices" in the November 1975 issue of "The Reading Teacher" (RT), a…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Annotated Bibliographies, Elementary Education
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Symeou, Loizos – Urban Education, 2008
This article reports on a multiple case study that explored teachers' and families' collaboration in two urban and four rural state elementary schools in Cyprus. The analysis of the data shows that teachers' approaches to their collaboration with families may be traced not only to differences among teachers but also to the ideological approach of…
Descriptors: Ideology, Family Relationship, Foreign Countries, Social Networks
Kanna, Elizabeth; Gillis, Lisa – Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
Today, millions of school-age children are learning outside of a traditional classroom and using cutting edge educational options. Policy experts predict that in a decade half of all education will be delivered virtually. In "Virtual Schooling" three top authorities help you navigate the fastest growing movement in education--regardless of whether…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Resource Materials, Virtual Classrooms, Educational Resources
Mellard, Daryl F.; McKnight, Melinda A.; Deshler, Donald D. – National Research Center on Learning Disabilities, 2007
Many schools are beginning to use Response to Intervention (RTI) in the classroom, and educators have found that it has made a difference for many students. The purpose of RTI is to identify those children who are struggling in school and to ensure that each of those children receive just the right instruction or intervention to be successful.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Response to Intervention, Elementary Education
Maeroff, Gene I. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
A student's entire journey along the educational spectrum is affected by what occurs--and, crucially, by what does not occur--before the age of eight or nine. Yet early learning has never received the attention it deserves and needs. In his latest book, education expert Gene Maeroff takes a hard look at early learning and the primary grades of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
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Usman, Lantana – McGill Journal of Education, 2006
In recent years, educational policies for boys have not been given as much attention as those for girls in most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Rural Nigerian nomadic boys are especially disadvantaged, considering their livelihood is based on a pastoral economy that demands constant migration to interior grasslands in search of pasture. For a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Learning Theories
Goetz, Susan Gibbs – Scarecrow Press, 2007
"Science for Girls: Successful Classroom Strategies" looks at how girls learn, beginning with the time they are born through both the informal and formal education process. In the author's current role as professor of science education, Dr. Goetz has surveyed hundreds of female elementary education majors in their junior and senior year of…
Descriptors: Education Majors, Single Sex Schools, Elementary Education, Females
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