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Gilberts, Guy H. – 2002
Peer tutors can facilitate the inclusion of students with disabilities into regular education classrooms, especially in schools where money is not available for aides. The first steps in such a program are determining the best placements for students with disabilities and training the peer tutors. Training should cover expectations of peer tutors,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Peer Teaching, Program Development
Salyer, B. Keith; Curran, Christina; Thyfault, Alberta – 2002
Increased requirements for inclusion have created a growing demand for special educators to have content expertise in areas such as math and science. One recommended practice involves integrating the "big ideas" that are the foundation for understanding mathematics and science across the curriculum. Teachers also need to create a…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Classroom Environment, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
Deich, Randee – 2001
This report describes the Collaborative Yearlong Teaching Experience (CYTE), an extensive 1-year internship program that promotes a coaching/mentoring model of preservice education and professional job-embedded staff development in Broward County, Florida. This student teacher program is intended to help preservice teachers meet the demands of the…
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Field Experience Programs
Christenbury, Leila; Mitchell, Diana – 2001
This paper outlines the following seven characteristics of effective literature assignments: Simplicity; Relevance; Workability; Capitalizing on Student Interest and Background; Providing Explanations and Modeling; Incorporating Collaboration; and Presenting to Students Meaningful Work. Each characteristic listed in the paper contains a brief…
Descriptors: Assignments, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness
Marshall, James; Hillman, Marguerite – 2000
Increases in the availability of technology, the range of content software, and curriculum via the Internet have placed countless options in the hands of teachers. Similarly, increasing accountability has placed added pressure on teachers to meet stated objectives and ensure student performance. How can teachers optimize available technologies and…
Descriptors: Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Software Selection, Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education
Suleiman, Mahmoud F. – 2000
The changing demographics in U.S. institutions have contributed to the increasingly multicultural nature of classrooms. Thus, it is imperative that teachers become cultural brokers and social engineers who have the ability to lead and empower their students. The multicultural construct is seen as a conducive rationale to prepare teachers for the…
Descriptors: Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Multicultural Education, Social Studies
Weishaar, Mary Konya – 1997
This paper lists five principles to consider that will enable beginning teachers to defend Individualized Education Program (IEP) decisions for students with disabilities in due process hearings. The first principle urges teachers to consider placing children with disabilities in regular education with supplemental aids and services when making…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Disabilities, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education
James-Weagraff, Pat; Donaldson, Diane – 1998
This paper briefly discusses: violence as a context for verbal abuse; the legacy of student discipline in schools; a model indicating that verbal abuse is learned; data showing teachers do verbally abuse students; and a variety of ways to deal with this problem. Factors inducing teachers to exhibit aggressive behavior are identified and include:…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Classroom Communication, Elementary Secondary Education, Self Management
Murray, Ann – 1998
This paper presents information on using a process approach to teaching thematic instruction in preservice teacher education. Section 1 offers a junior block thematic mini-unit designed to give students intensive practice in a specific content area by designing a thematic topic in the content area and by developing lessons on three or four related…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Lesson Plans
Sawyer, Mary H. – 1998
Intended for preservice teachers, this paper offers an 8-item outline and specific instructions for preparing effective teaching portfolios. The paper also includes a response guide for field reviewers and selected student teacher responses to the portfolio process questions, interspersed with comments and excerpts from the author's teaching…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Qualifications, Higher Education, Job Application
Lillie, Timothy – 1998
This paper summarizes the research literature on the best ways for teachers to communicate with parents of children with disabilities. The relatively scanty empirical research suggests that what actually works with parents is not always what teachers expect. Findings suggest that research-tested methods of communication with parents of children…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Interpersonal Communication
Lassner, Lee M. – 1993
This paper for educators, school psychologists, and counselors attempts to provide guidance for meeting the needs of students with epilepsy. Stressed throughout the paper are ways to provide for the child's special needs while fostering his/her self esteem and full participation in classroom activities. The paper addresses the following topics:…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Counselor Role, Definitions, Disability Identification
Goor, Mark B.; Schwenn, John O. – 1996
This report discusses increasing demands on teachers' time, particularly with more students with disabilities in regular education classes, and describes how teachers can use strategies, routines, and support systems to empower students to become more independent and more responsible for their own learning and study. The five underlying principles…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Principles, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
Burris, Carol – 1995
This guide is intended to be a resource for teachers of the newly arrived Hispanic immigrant child. The number of children who enter U.S. schools without knowledge of English or whose first language is Spanish is growing and will continue to grow. Teachers will need to meet the challenge of educating students whose native language is not English…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Culturally Relevant Education
Errington, Crystal S.; Prestridge, Cicily C. – 1995
In times of crisis, students, teachers, and other staff members can be deeply affected. Since a crisis can occur at any time, having an effective crisis intervention plan for school personnel in place is important. Immediate intervention following an emergency may help students deal with the immediate after effects of a death or loss and may…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Counseling Services, Counselor Role
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