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VanSciver, James H. – 2002
As educators and office holders respond to the demands for increased accountability in America's schools by turning to the creation of systems with which to develop, implement, and measure success, they turn away from the importance of relationships. Public schools' student populations are becoming more diverse while their staffs are becoming more…
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, Change Strategies, Classroom Environment, Educational Change
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
Gloeckner, Gene W.; And Others – 1995
This paper is intended to assist teachers in examining and altering their own teaching practices and in transforming the classroom from a place of "dull sameness" to an environment where excitement reigns and student growth is at the forefront. The teaching strategies outlined were chosen for three criteria: active student involvement,…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
Clarken, Rodney H. – 1995
This paper discusses inequities and injustices toward women and advocates remedies through education. Practical suggestions based upon expectations theory and the Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement Test (TESA) program offer teachers ways to reduce discrimination and improve achievement in classrooms, especially for those denied an equal…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Elementary Secondary Education
Savitz, Fred – 1997
This paper is composed of three sections: "A Brief History"; "A Litany of Transgressions"; and "A Quest for Egalitarianism: Strategies and Techniques for Fairness in Inclusive Classrooms." In the first section, projects and resources are mentioned as data that chronicle the legacy of gender inequity. The second section provides a list of…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
Mohr, Laura L. – 1995
Ways to adapt instruction for students with diverse learning needs in inclusive settings are suggested. Strategies and accommodations for students with learning differences are proposed concerning: the learning environment, learning procedures, progress measurement, instructional methods and materials, and classroom management techniques. Specific…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
Barry, Nancy H. – 1992
U.S. society is diverse, consisting of individuals who may differ in culture, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, religion, language, gender, exceptionality, and age. Optimum learning for all students can occur only in an environment that supports and encourages such diversity. Multicultural education addresses the challenges of recognizing diversity…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
Gahala, Estella M. – 1986
Producing a high level of student involvement in the foreign language classroom depends on four common elements under the teacher's control: (1) teacher expectations and their modeling in class; (2) classroom atmosphere; (3) instructional formats; and (4) teaching activities. Students are more consistently involved in using the target language in…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
Stallings, Jane – 1984
Beginning with general observations on the human element in excellent teaching that often goes unnoticed by researchers, this speaker provides a wide range of suggestions for making more effective use of class time. These suggestions pertain to monitoring time on and off task, classroom organization and planning, making assignments, clarifying…
Descriptors: Behavior Standards, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
Nagy, William E. – 1985
Reading research can answer the question of how to teach vocabulary to increase reading comprehension. Literature reviews show that almost any type of vocabulary instruction can produce significant gains in word knowledge, but that since more than this superficial knowledge is necessary to make a difference in reading comprehension, much…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Reading Improvement
Walker, Barbara J. – 1986
Embedded in a sensitive instructional context rather than a stifling testing atmosphere, diagnostic lessons provide assessment that is reliable, practical, valid, and efficient. In this type of assessment, there are several determiners of instructional placement: (1) students' propensity to adapt strategies as a result of specified instruction,…
Descriptors: Assignments, Classroom Environment, Diagnostic Teaching, Diagnostic Tests
McArthur, Tom – 1983
Teachers unknowingly carry certain ideologies, preconceived roles, rules, value systems, and world views into the classroom. These notions are communicated to the student by the teacher's language style, comments, body language and gestures, use and organization of things in the classroom, and choice and use of teaching methods and materials. The…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
Fraser, Barry J.; Tobin, Kenneth – 1988
This paper provides a focus on the successful and positive facets of schooling from a series of case studies. The study involved 13 researchers in over 500 hours of intensive classroom observation of 20 exemplary teachers and a comparison group of non-exemplary teachers. The qualitative information was complemented by quantitative information…
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary School Mathematics
Crawley, Frank E., III – 1989
The purpose of this study was to explore the utility of the Theory of Planned Behavior for predicting the behavioral intentions of teachers enrolled in the Institute in Physical Science. The study investigated three determinants of teachers' behavioral intentions set forth in the theory of planned behavior, namely attitude toward the behavior,…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
Cheney, Christine, O. – 1989
Discipline problems in both regular and special education settings can be prevented through the effective use of three key elements: (1) organizational management of classroom elements; (2) anticipation and re-direction of student behavior; and (3) positive, encouraging interactions with students. Organizational management of classroom elements…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Disabilities
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