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Duhaney, Laurel M. Garrick – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2003
This article offers a repertoire of behavior management strategies to help students with attention deficit disorder (ADD) succeed in school. Strategies range from conducting a functional behavioral assessment to antecedents- and consequences-based strategies. The article also discusses factors that educators may consider in meeting the behavioral…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Behavior Change, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Differences
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Salend, Spencer J.; Elhoweris, Hala; van Garderen, Delinda – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2003
Principles of educational interventions for students with attention deficit disorder (ADD) include: (1) giving complete and thorough directions; (2) individualizing in-class and homework assignments; (3) motivating students; (4) promoting active responding and monitoring understanding; (5) employing content enhancements; (6) offering learning…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning
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Church, Karin; Gottschalk, Charleen M.; Leddy, Jane N. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2003
Twenty ideas for helping students with attention deficit disorder develop social and friendship skills include: (1) assessing students' mastery of social skills; (2) using children's literature to teach social skills; (3) creating a classroom environment that promotes social interaction among students; (4) remembering that social skills are…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Friendship
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Mathur, Smita; Smith, Robin M. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2003
Twenty ideas for collaborating with families of children with attention deficit disorder (ADD) include: (1) providing information about ADD to families; (2) planning meetings to accommodate family members; (3) addressing the language needs of families; (4) helping family members develop their advocacy skills; and (5) helping families network with…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Attention Deficit Disorders, Cooperative Planning, 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
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Margolis, Howard; McCabe, Patrick P. – Preventing School Failure, 2003
This article explains how teachers can strengthen the self-efficacy of students who are struggling academically and increase their motivation for schoolwork. Instructional principles include linking new work to recent successes, teaching needed learning strategies, reinforcing effort and persistence, stressing peer modeling, and helping students…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Goal Orientation, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies
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Obenchain, Kathryn M.; Abernathy, Tammy V. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2003
Twenty suggestions for building community and empowering students stress the role of community in facilitating inclusion, influence, and openness. Suggestions include mapping the community, finding common threads, conducting community interviews, matching compelling literature with student characteristics, conducting classroom meetings, providing…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Community
Barton, Elizabeth A. – 2003
This book discusses topics designed to assist school leaders and teachers in creating safe schools. It explains how to develop, implement, and evaluate an anti-bullying program and describes how to teach students to use three methods when dealing with bullies (social skills, assertiveness, and conflict resolution techniques). Seven chapters focus…
Descriptors: Assertiveness, Bullying, Classroom Techniques, Conflict Resolution
Van Tassel-Baska, Joyce – 2003
This digest discusses the need for differentiating language arts instruction for gifted students in grades K-8. It begins by describing differentiation approaches, including acceleration, depth, complexity, challenges, and creativity. It then explains how teachers can differentiate the language arts curriculum in the following five areas: (1)…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Curriculum Design, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
Erlauer, Laura – 2003
This book summarizes current brain research and shows how teachers can use this knowledge in the classroom every day. It explores how the brain works, how students' emotions and stress affect their ability to learn, how the physical classroom environment influences learning, and what forms of assessment work best. An introduction discusses the…
Descriptors: Brain, Classroom Environment, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education
Tate, Marcia L. – 2003
This handbook targets teachers as "growers of brain cells," encouraging them to make practical applications of findings from learning style theorists and neuroscientists. It suggests that tactile learners, spatial thinkers, and logical minds alike will become eager students as the strategies are implemented. The handbook offers 20…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Apprenticeships, Art Activities, Brain
Jones, Susan J. – 2003
This book presents a reality-based approach to classroom instruction designed to help learners at all levels achieve lifelong success. It offers teaching strategies, activities, and applications to enhance student achievement, stressing the importance of learning through discovery, creativity, application, adaptation, and high level thinking. It…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Brain, Class Activities, Classroom Environment
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. – 2003
This California examination teacher guide provides essential information and preparation guidelines for teachers and serves as an instructional aid in the classroom. The guide deals with the disciplines of economics, government/civics, and United States history. Each discipline area is divided into five main sections: (1) "Test Content"…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Civics, Economics
Klug, Beverly J.; Whitfield, Patricia T. – 2003
This book provides non-Native teachers with information about Native American cultures and offers a pedagogical model that blends Native and non-Native worldviews and methodologies. The book aims to describe the process of becoming bicultural as it relates to success in teaching Native students; provide a short history of American Indian nations,…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Biculturalism, Consciousness Raising
Kassing, Gayle; Jay, Danielle M. – 2003
This book presents a conceptual model of dance education that embraces dance as an art form and disseminates it through learning experiences in dancing, dance making, and dance appreciation. It is intended to help dance educators broaden their understanding of the dance content that is appropriate for their students and educational setting. The…
Descriptors: Aerobics, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development
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