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Lennon, Paul, Ed. – Peter Lang Frankfurt, 2012
The volume consists of twelve classroom studies concerned with the implementation of learner autonomy in English classes. The individual studies range from primary school level to university level. They include studies on multi-media dictionary work, reading logs, peer correction, communication strategies, vocabulary learning strategies, oral…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Age Differences, Learning Strategies, English (Second Language)
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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Kim, Paul; Kim, Flora Hisook; Karimi, Arafeh – American Educational Research Journal, 2012
There has been a steady growth of the K-12 student population taking courses online. This study examined reasons for students to choose a public online charter school program and their perceptions of online discussion. A survey was sent to 1,500 students newly enrolled in a statewide public online charter school program. From those who responded,…
Descriptors: Traditional Schools, Charter Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses
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
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
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
Fisher, Mercedes M. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2004
Teachers are responsible for delivering, selecting, and implementing learning activities for their classrooms. They must consider the best approaches to engage their students as well as to meet the school's standards in instruction. Here is a practical how-to book to supplement the social studies curriculum. It places at the teacher's disposal,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Urban Studies, Creative Writing