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Rudney, Gwen L.; Guillaume, Andrea M. – 2003
This book provides mentors with a step-by-step action guide through the complexities of the school-based mentoring process. Ten chapters discuss: (1) "Introduction: First Things First" (e.g., roles for cooperating teachers, support providers, and peer coaches or mentors); (2) "Teacher Development" (e.g., concerns and reflections of student…
Descriptors: Action Research, Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, College School Cooperation
Howard, Elizabeth R.; Olague, Natalie; Rogers, David – 2003
This guide offers a framework to facilitate the planning process for dual language programs, assuming at least a basic working knowledge of the central characteristics and essential features of dual language models. It provides an overview of the various models that serve linguistically diverse student populations, defining the term dual language…
Descriptors: Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking
Queen, J. Allen – 2003
Block scheduling encourages increased comprehensive immersion into subject matter, improved teacher-student relationships, and decreased disciplinary problems. While block scheduling may offer many advantages, moving to a block schedule from conventional scheduling can be a major adjustment for both students and teachers. This guide is intended to…
Descriptors: Block Scheduling, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Flexible Scheduling
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
Richards, Regina G. – 2003
This book is a comprehensive guide to learning and memory strategies for all students and especially those with learning problems. Chapter 1, on memory and the brain, explains brain cells, the cortex, function of the cerebral lobes, and other brain structures. Chapter 2 examines the memory process and discusses sensory memory, short-term memory,…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Arts, Learning Problems
WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston, MA. – 2003
Many aspects of string theory are abstract and difficult for even theoretical physicist to fully comprehend. The activities in this guide are designed to help teachers and students better understand some of the basic concepts underlying particle physics and string theory. A list of additional resources and a glossary are also included. Each…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geometry, Mathematics Skills, Measurement
Morehead, Michael A.; Lyman, Lawrence; Foyle, Harvey C. – 2003
This book offers conferences, strategies, and specific techniques that mentors can use while working with interns. It is intended to help cooperating teachers and university supervisors better assist interns during their final stages of preparation. Each chapter discusses a variety of strategies that can enhance the student teaching experience for…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Cooperating Teachers, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education
Department of Education, Washington, DC. – 2003
This booklet provides teachers with information about the No Child Left Behind Act and how it supports teachers. It includes an overview of the law's "highly qualified" teacher provisions as well as information about other aspects of the law. The booklet offers: "Foreword" (letters from the President of the United States and the Secretary of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Legislation, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
Rossow, Lawrence F.; Tate, James O. – 2003
This monograph is a legal treatise covering all legal aspects of the evaluation of teachers. It looks at what can legally be evaluated, how the evaluation can become evidence for termination, and how to avoid and win lawsuits involving wrongful teacher dismissals. It is intended for practicing administrators, supervisors of instruction, teacher…
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Court Litigation, Due Process, Educational Legislation
Fielder, Donald J. – 2003
This research-based book provides details on how educators can dramatically increase student achievement. It offers experience-based ideas and strategies that can be applied to any school or district. The chapters are: (1) "Focus the Mission"; (2) "Increase Academic Rigor"; (3) "Establish Supportive Accountability"; (4) "Introduce Cooperative…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Achievement Gains, Educational Improvement
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC. – 2003
This educational guide discusses rockets and includes activities in science, mathematics, and technology. It begins with background information on the history of rocketry, scientific principles, and practical rocketry. The sections on scientific principles and practical rocketry focus on Sir Isaac Newton's Three Laws of Motion. These laws explain…
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Force, Integrated Activities
Morrow, Lesley Mandel, Ed.; Gambrell, Linda B., Ed.; Pressley, Michael, Ed. – 2003
Now revised and updated, this book's second edition aims to guide teachers in providing effective, engaging literacy instruction that meets the challenges of today's legislative mandates. Identified in the book are principles of best practice that reflect cutting-edge scientific research as well as decades of hands-on classroom experience.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness
Colburn, Alan – 2003
This book presents 88 educational terms that every science teacher should know. It gives readers an introduction to each of these ideas, providing more than a dictionary or glossary but still something that can be read and understood quickly. Chapters include: (1) "Educational Outcomes"; (2) "General Instructional Approaches"; (3) "Instructional…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Glossaries, Keywords, Science Education
Gilbert, Steven W.; Ireton, Shirley Watt – 2003
The National Science Education Standards (NSES) emphasize the use of models in science instruction by making it one of the five unifying concepts of science, applicable to all grade levels. The NSES recommend that models be a focus of instruction--helping students understand the use of evidence in science, make and test predictions, use logic, and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Inquiry, Learning Strategies, Mathematical Models
Simpson, Mary; Tuson, Jennifer – 2003
This book offers an introduction for teachers, students, and other educational practitioners to the techniques that transform informal observation into a recognized research tool. It is intended for those with little or no experience with formal observation. Four chapters focus on: (1) "Observation as a Data-Gathering Technique" (how observation…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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