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Sela, Hagit; Davis, Nicole; Hulse, Jennifer – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2019
In education, "dialogue protocols," or "protocols," are structured guidelines that were developed to promote meaningful and efficient communication and learning. They are "vehicles for building the skills--and culture-- necessary for collaborative work. The authors share protocols that were found to transform practices…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Relationship
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Perry, Anthony; Estabrooks, Leigh – Science Teacher, 2019
The "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS") emphasize integrating engineering design into the science classroom (NGSS Lead States 2013). Inventing is an authentic and relevant classroom approach, regardless of content area, located at one end of a design continuum opposite from routine problem solving. Invention, at the…
Descriptors: Intellectual Property, Problem Solving, Learner Engagement, Natural Disasters
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Alley, Kathleen M. – Middle School Journal, 2019
The decline in middle school students' motivation and engagement during young adolescence remains a concern for educators, administrators, and educational researchers. This article draws on the philosophies of providing the appropriate person-environment fit and meeting students' basic psychological needs to enhance teaching and learning. These…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Personal Autonomy, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement
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Stephan, Michelle; Smith, Jennifer – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2019
Engaging in argumentation can lead to an increase in the development of critical-thinking skills, not to mention academic achievement, emotional maturity, and academic and communication skills. If argumentation is such an effective format for developing rigorous academic ideas, how might it be used in discussion-oriented classrooms to engage…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Middle School Mathematics
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Price, Argenta; Wieman, Carl; Perkins, Katherine – Science Teacher, 2019
Interactive science simulations (sims) have become popular tools for science educators, and research confirms that sims can improve student learning (Rutten, van Joolingen, and van der Veen 2012). Over the past 15 years, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder has created a collection of 150 open (free)…
Descriptors: Simulation, Science Teachers, Learner Engagement, High School Teachers
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Huinker, DeAnn – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2019
Mathematics education at the high school level is not working for many students. Although there has been steady improvement in mathematics learning at the elementary and middle school levels across the United States, for the past decade, student achievement has remained essentially flat at the high school level (NCES 2015, 2016). One possible…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Learner Engagement, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students
Abdallah, Mahmoud Mohammad Sayed – Online Submission, 2019
"TEFL/TESOL Methodology 2: Advanced Language Teaching/Learning Strategies (2nd Edition)" is a language methodology course with a modern touch. In other words, it is a combination of the most commonly used language teaching approaches, strategies and/or techniques in modern schools nowadays. In particular, it is intended to be used both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Ruddell, Nicholas – Teaching Science, 2019
This paper examines the use of social media as a collaborative and engagement tool for participants in a middle school science research project conducted over a three-year period. Sky Stories is a learning initiative that employs a blend of Indigenous and Western knowledge of astronomy to engage Year 5-8 middle school students in investigative…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Science Instruction, Social Media, Teaching Methods
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Bergman, Daniel – Science Teacher, 2019
Many Marvel superheroes have a strong connection to science and STEM-related fields. As a result, these popular films are a growing resource for increasing student engagement and enhancing science instruction. The nature of science (NOS) is defined as "a way of knowing, or the values and beliefs inherent to the development of scientific…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science Instruction, Learner Engagement, Scientific Attitudes
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Whannell, Robert; Quinn, Fran; Taylor, Subhashni; Harris, Katherine; Cornish, Scott; Sharma, Manjula – Teaching Science, 2018
Australian science curricula have promoted the use of investigations that allow secondary students to engage deeply with the methods of scientific inquiry, through student-directed, open-ended investigations over an extended duration. This study presents the analysis of data relating to the frequency of completion and attitudes towards long…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Inquiry, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science
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Cloft, Kristal – Mathematics Teacher, 2018
Many ways exist to engage students without detracting from the mathematics. Certainly some are high-tech options, such as video games, online trivia sites, and PowerPoint® presentations that follow the same model as Jeopardy; but sometimes low-tech options can be just as powerful. One exciting way to connect with students is by incorporating…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Learner Engagement, Mathematics Activities, Educational Games
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Souza, P. V. S.; Morais, L. P.; Girardi, D. – Physics Education, 2018
We present an educational game for teaching physics, "Spies." The game is based on the popular boardgame "Codenames." It is useful as a didactic tool to promote and improve student engagement. "Spies" is practical, fast and requires very little physical resources, which makes it ideal for high school teaching and…
Descriptors: Physics, Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Learner Engagement
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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
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IGI Global, 2018
In the digital age, numerous technological tools are available to enhance educational practices. When used effectively, student engagement and mobile learning are significantly increased. "Social Media in Education: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice" contains a compendium of the latest academic material on the usage, strategies, and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Educational Practices, Technology Uses in Education, Constructivism (Learning)
Allensworth, Elaine M.; Farrington, Camille A.; Gordon, Molly F.; Johnson, David W.; Klein, Kylie; McDaniel, Bronwyn; Nagaoka, Jenny – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
This research synthesis is designed to help teachers and principals support equitable outcomes for all students. It suggests ways teachers, administrators, and school support personnel can use insights from research to create pre-K-12 schools and classrooms that advance educational equity. The synthesis brings together the UChicago Consortium's…
Descriptors: Emotional Development, Social Development, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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