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Myers, Robert E.; Torrance, E. Paul – 2003
This book contains 52 units designed to assist teachers in helping their students improve their creative writing and communication skills, improve their skills in creative problem solving, and enlarge, enrich, and make more accurate their images of the future. Each unit begins with an overview of the activity, an explanation of the creative…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Creative Activities, Creative Thinking, Creative Writing
Hellison, Don – 2003
This book guides teachers in using physical activity to foster personal and social responsibility. Focusing on teaching in school settings, the book features comments from real students to motivate teachers to apply the concept; take-aways that summarize each chapter and help teachers consider their own situations; new chapters on the lesson plan…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Lesson Plans, Physical Activities
Posamentier, Alfred S. – 2003
This book offers ideas to enrich instruction and help teachers explore the intrinsic beauty of math. Through dozens of examples from arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and probability, the symmetries, patterns, processes, paradoxes, and surprises that have facilitated generations of great thinkers are revealed. Activities include: (1) The Beauty in…
Descriptors: Algebra, Arithmetic, Elementary Secondary Education, Geometry
Belvel, Patricia Sequeira; Jordan, Maya Marcia – 2003
This book illustrates an approach to achieving a positive, harmonious classroom environment which enables educators to evolve effectively from managers to leaders by rethinking their roles as teachers, discussing how to create classrooms where students are more self-managing and demonstrate mutual respect, self-esteem, and responsibility. Key…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership
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Glaeser, Barbara C.; Pierson, Melinda R.; Fritschmann, Nanette – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article describes use of "comic strip conversations," a type of social story adapted for younger students or those with limited verbal communication skills. It utilizes simple symbols, stick figures, and color to identify key elements of a social interaction. Three steps to implementing the technique are explained and illustrated with…
Descriptors: Aggression, Autism, Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders
Roh, Kyeong Ha – 2003
Problem-Based Learning (PBL) describes a learning environment in which problems drive the learning; that is, learning begins with a problem to be solved and the problem is posed in such a way that students need to gain new knowledge before they can solve it. This ERIC Digest discusses many aspects of PBL including PBL and problem solving, PBL and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Learning Strategies
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Ryan, Amanda L.; Halsey, Heather N.; Matthews, William J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article presents a rationale for the functional behavioral assessment (FBA) approach to solving behavior problems in the classroom as well as FBA components and applications. The paper notes advantages of FBA as well as legal and ethical reasons for using FBA. A case study illustrates use of FBA within a four-stage decision-making framework.…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Decision Making
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Shippen, Margaret E.; Simpson, Robert G.; Crites, Steven A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article provides guidance on the use of functional behavioral assessment (FBA) techniques to identify the function of problem behaviors by recording antecedents and consequences of each behavior. It includes a case study illustrating application of FBA as well as a sample form for recording observations, developing a behavioral hypothesis,…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Shukla-Mehta, Smita; Albin, Richard W. – Preventing School Failure, 2003
Twelve practical strategies that can be used by classroom teachers to prevent behavioral escalation are discussed, including reinforce calm, know the triggers, pay attention to anything unusual, do not escalate, intervene early, know the function of problem behavior, use extinction wisely, teach prosocial behavior, and teach academic survival…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques
Brady, Kathryn; Forton, Mary Beth; Porter, Deborah; Wood, Chip – 2003
This book offers an approach for helping K-8 students become invested in creating and living by classroom rules. It provides techniques for: helping students articulate their hopes and dreams for school; involving students in generating classroom rules that grow out of their hopes and dreams; modeling, practicing, and role playing the rules; using…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education
McEntee, Grace Hall; Appleby, Jon; Dowd, JoAnne; Grant, Jan; Hole, Simon; Silva, Peggy – 2003
This collection of papers delves into reflection as a concept and provides specific, replicable tools for professional practice. Each chapter draws on a particular school situation, demonstrating the value of teacher reflection and describing the nuts and bolts of the process, offering protocols for handling many different circumstances. After…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Group Discussion, Problem Solving
Gibbons, Maurice – 2002
This publication offers teachers and principals a program for customizing schooling to individual students' learning needs and motivating them to take increased responsibility for deciding what and how to learn. It presents a comprehensive framework for introducing self-directed learning (SDL) approaches in the classroom. Nine chapters include:…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Independent Study
Goor, Mark B.; Santos, Karen E. – 2002
This book is intended to facilitate the development of reflective problem solving in preservice and novice special educators through the presentation of cases illustrating issues commonly experienced in student teaching and beginning employment experiences in special education settings. Each of the eight chapters begins with a brief introduction…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Case Studies, Disabilities
Thousand, Jacqueline S., Ed.; Villa, Richard A., Ed.; Nevin, Ann I., Ed. – 2002
These 24 papers explain how using the collaborative learning model can help teachers address classroom challenges. Section 1, "Toward Creativity and Collaborative Learning in the 21st Century," begins with "Toward Whole Schools: Building a Movement for Creativity and Collaborative Learning in the 21st Century" (J. Michael…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Behavior Problems, Conflict Resolution, Cooperative Learning
Ronis, Diane – 2002
This booklet includes a wheel of problem solving strategies and a seven-step process for approaching and solving complicated problems. The information provided gives students a variety of ways to approach, analyze, and think critically about mathematics problems. The chapters present guides to promoting critical thinking in cooperative groups…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving
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