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Czocher, Jennifer A.; Moss, Diana L. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2017
This article presents the Snail problem, a relatively simple challenge about motion that offers engaging extensions involving the notion of infinity. It encourages students in grades 5-9 to connect mathematics learning to logic, history, and philosophy through analyzing the problem, making sense of quantitative relationships, and modeling with…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Motion, Concept Formation, Problem Solving
Kriegel, Otis – ASCD, 2016
Packed with ideas for both new and veteran teachers of K-8 students, this book touches on a variety of topics that are especially relevant to the first week of school. The author provides critical information that includes arranging and navigating the classroom, setting basic expectations, communicating routines, and understanding your students'…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
Schifter, Deborah; Bastable, Virginia; Russell, Susan Jo – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2016
The "Building a System of Tens Casebook" was developed as the key resource for participants' Developing Mathematical Ideas seminar experience. The thirty cases, written by teachers describing real situations and actual student thinking in their classrooms, provide the basis of each session's investigation of specific mathematical…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Seminars, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Mathematical Concepts
Foster, Graham – Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
Teachers recognize that frequent independent reading increases student knowledge on a wide range of topics, enhances vocabulary, and improves comprehension. "Ban the Book Report" inspires teachers to go beyond narrow and analytical book reports by exploring the potential of book talks, alternate book covers, identifying features of informational…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Independent Reading, Student Reaction, Scoring Rubrics
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Santos, Joel; Centurio, Tina – Science and Children, 2012
What happens in the first week of school could very well set the stage for the rest of the school year. Setting high standards for science activities based in inquiry can start on the first day of science class and develop as the year unfolds. With the use of simple, readily available, inexpensive materials, an efficient mystery box lesson can be…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, English Language Learners
O'Brien, Thomas – National Science Teachers Association (NJ3), 2011
How can water and a penny demonstrate the power of mathematics and molecular theory? Do spelling and punctuation really matter to the human brain? The third of Thomas O'Brien's books designed for 5-12 grade science teachers, "Even More Brain-Powered Science" uses the questions above and 11 other inquiry-oriented discrepant events--experiments or…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Textbooks, Scientific Principles, Brain
James, Abigail Norfleet; Allison, Sandra Boyd; McKenzie, Caitlin Zimmerman – Corwin, 2011
If you're tired of repeating yourself to students who aren't listening, try a little less talk and a lot more action. The authors follow the best-selling "Teaching the Male Brain and Teaching the Female Brain" with this ready-to-use collection of mathematics, language arts, science, and classroom management strategies. Designed for active,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Lesson Plans
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Bergman, Daniel – Science Scope, 2011
The messages students receive through popular media such as movies, television, the internet, and music videos have a powerful influence and can shape their thinking. A national survey of media use by 8- to 18-year-olds found the average adolescent spends over seven and a half hours daily with entertainment media (KFF 2010). Rather than viewing…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Popular Culture, Mass Media Effects, Science Instruction
Beach, Richard; Campano, Gerald; Edmiston, Brian; Borgmann, Melissa – Teachers College Press, 2010
This innovative resource describes how teachers can help students employ "literacy tools" across the curriculum to foster learning. The authors demonstrate how literacy tools such as narratives, question-asking, spoken-word poetry, drama, writing, digital communication, images, and video encourage critical inquiry in the 5-12 classroom. The book…
Descriptors: Literacy, Critical Thinking, Inquiry, Story Telling
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Saunders, Marnie M. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2010
To promote math and science, this author designed an activity to show students that biomedical fields are within their reach. The activity has three distinct goals: (1) To introduce the field of biomedical engineering to students and encourage them in these career pursuits; (2) To give them hands-on experience conducting a biomechanical test; and…
Descriptors: Biomedicine, Grade 5, Mathematics Education, Science Education
Proulx-Schirduan, Victoria; Shearer, C. Branton; Case, Karen I. – Teachers College Press, 2009
This practical guide describes ways of working with learners diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by using Multiple Intelligences Theory. Written for all educators as well as parents, it examines curricular, instructional, school partnering, and leadership issues that may arise for these students in grades K-8. Supported…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Multiple Intelligences, Individualized Instruction, Inclusion
Cooper, Sarah – Stenhouse Publishers, 2009
Middle school history teachers confront the same challenge every day: how to convey the breadth and depth of a curriculum that spans centuries, countries, and cultures. In "Making History Mine", Sarah Cooper shows teachers how to use thematic instruction to link skills to content knowledge. By combining thought-provoking activities and rich…
Descriptors: Current Events, Role Playing, National Standards, Service Learning
Lewis, Gina – Understanding Our Gifted, 2006
Through the arts, attributes such as artistic expression, cooperative working skills, and talent are developed. By exposing students to the arts, learners are exposed to new experiences that may guide them toward particular careers or deeply satisfying hobbies. The arts also encourage students to take chances; meet challenges; and overcome…
Descriptors: Gifted, Active Learning, Drama, Teaching Methods
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Klingler, Gary – Mathematics Teacher, 2005
Several packages designed by Elizabeth Marquez for mathematics teachers of grades 6-12, officially entitled the Teacher Assistance Package in Support of Better Algebra Assessment, is a series of resources developed to accompany ET's End-of-Course Algebra Assessment. It is designed to enhance teachers classroom assessment by providing examples of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Algebra, Student Evaluation