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Moulding, Brett, Ed.; Songer, Nancy, Ed.; Brenner, Kerry, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2018
It is essential for today's students to learn about science and engineering in order to make sense of the world around them and participate as informed members of a democratic society. The skills and ways of thinking that are developed and honed through engaging in scientific and engineering endeavors can be used to engage with evidence in making…
Descriptors: Science Education, Engineering, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Process Skills
Great Lakes Comprehensive Center, 2016
Research demonstrates that human development and student learning are highly dependent on interpersonal relationships and positive learning environments (Eccles et al., 1993). However, school improvement efforts often focus on students' mastery of academic skills with much less emphasis on students' social and emotional skills, which are integral…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Early Childhood Education, Social Development, Emotional Development
Vaughn, Sharon; Wanzek, Jeanne; Murray, Christy S.; Roberts, Greg – Center on Instruction, 2012
This publication provides research-based guidance for intensifying instruction in reading and mathematics for students with significant learning difficulties, including students with disabilities, in kindergarten through grade 12. The guide gives technical assistance providers and states information reflecting "best practices" for implementing…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Learning Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Cognitive Processes
Davis, Hilarie – Eye on Education, 2008
This book will help create a culture of literacy at schools, from the classroom, to the lunchroom, to the hallways-a culture that encompasses students, teachers, administrators, families, and communities. This comprehensive and practical book includes: (1) Month-by-month plans for the entire school year; (2) How to build a faculty vision of…
Descriptors: Literacy, School Culture, Educational Environment, Story Telling
Lovitt, Thomas C. – PRO-ED, Inc., 2007
Like its two predecessors, "Preventing School Dropouts" [C1991] and "Preventing School Failure" [C2000], this third edition is a book about teaching. Although primarily written for teachers, tutors and parents may also find this book helpful. It is a collection of carefully selected teaching techniques aimed at helping young adults learn important…
Descriptors: Study Skills, Success, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques
Torney-Purta, Judith; Lopez, Susan Vermeer – Education Commission of the States (NJ3), 2006
Representatives at the school, district and state levels, as well as scholars and researchers, have been working with the Education Commission of the States' National Center for Learning and Citizenship (ECS/NCLC) to define citizenship education expressed in terms of three strands forming a "braid" of civic competencies. This updated version of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Classroom Environment, Democracy, Citizenship Education
Glazek, Stanislaw D.; Sarason, Seymour B. – Corwin Press, 2006
Why do people, college-bound or even in college, stay away in droves from courses in science, especially physics? Why do people know so little about the significance of Einstein's contributions which require dramatic changes in how we understand ourselves, our world, and the entire universe? Why have educational reforms failed? In this book, two…
Descriptors: Physics, Educational Change, Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education
Online Submission, 2006
The goal of this K-12 science safety resource is to bring together information needed by administrators, planners, teachers and support staff to help them make sound decisions regarding science safety. The document identifies areas for decision making and action at a variety of levels. It supports planning and action by providing information on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Facility Guidelines, Elementary Secondary Education, Safety Equipment
Lick, Dale W.; Murphy, Carlene U. – Corwin Press, 2006
The Whole-Faculty Study Group (WFSG) System is a student-centered, teacher-driven process for facilitating major staff development and schoolwide change. When applied properly, it has produced extraordinary results for thousands of educators and students in schools and school districts across the country. The Whole-Faculty Study Groups Fieldbook…
Descriptors: Improvement Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Strategies, School Restructuring
Blink, Rebecca – Eye on Education, 2006
With real-world examples from actual schools, this book illustrates how to nurture a culture of continuous improvement, meet the needs of individual students, foster an environment of high expectations, and meet the requirements of NCLB. Each component of the Data-Driven Instructional Leadership (DDIS) model represents several branches of…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Educational Change
Online Submission, 2006
This resource is a revision of the teaching resource Individualized Program Plans (1995), Book 3 (ED392232) in the Programming for Students with Special Needs series. It aims to create a bridge between the product, the process and the underlying vision of Individualized Program Planning (IPP). The Standards for Special Education (Amended June…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Program Development
Hughes, Georgia K.; Copley, Lisa D.; Howley, Caitlin W.; Meehan, Merrill L. – Appalachia Educational Laboratory at Edvantia (NJ1), 2005
Building capacity within schools and districts for continuous improvement is a goal of educators at all levels across the United States of America. An important first step in capacity building is identifying schools' current strengths and weaknesses. Schools can then begin building upon existing strengths to implement improvement initiatives.…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, School Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Improvement
Callard-Szulgit, Rosemary; Szulgit, Greg Karl – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2005
This book is a reference and guide for teachers and parents who may not be aware of the resources available to help their students succeed. This book examines the many aspects of gifted thinking in relation to math and science and features competitions and curricula that can be easily adapted to students lifestyles outside of the classroom.…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Mathematics Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Academically Gifted
Tourney-Punta, Judith – Education Commission of the States, 2004
Representatives at the school, district and state levels, as well as scholars and researchers, have been working with the Education Commission of the States? National Center for Learning and Citizenship (ECS/NCLC) to define citizenship education in terms of three strands forming "a braid" of civic competencies. Beginning with the rationale and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Citizenship, Citizenship Education
North American Association for Environmental Education, 2004
Excellence in Environmental Education--Guidelines for Learning (Pre K-12) is part of a continuing series of documents published by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) as part of the National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education. The Project is committed to synthesizing the best thinking about…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Guidelines
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