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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
Center on Instruction, 2012
This toolkit provides activities and resources to assist practitioners in designing and delivering intensive interventions in reading and mathematics for K-12 students with significant learning difficulties and disabilities. Grounded in research, this toolkit is based on the Center on Instruction's "Intensive Interventions for Students Struggling…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Intervention, Professional Development, Elementary Secondary Education
George Lucas Educational Foundation, 2011
This guide addresses the practical aspects of managing a classroom, with suggestions and resources appropriate for grades K-12. Most of the tips are applicable to students of all ages, but the actual techniques will look different for the various grades. For instance, "build community" might mean playing name games with elementary students but…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teacher Student Relationship, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
George Lucas Educational Foundation, 2011
By understanding how the brain works, educators are better equipped to help students with everything from focusing attention to increasing retention. That's the promise of brain-based learning, which draws insights from neurology, psychology, technology, and other fields. Bringing this information to the classroom can help teachers engage diverse…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Class Activities, Teachers, Reading Lists
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Nickerson, Susan D.; Whitacre, Ian – Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, 2010
Gravemeijer's (1999, 2004) construct of a "local instruction theory" suggests a means of offering teachers a framework of reference for designing and engaging students in a set of sequenced, exemplary instructional activities that support students' mathematical development for a focused concept. In this paper we offer a local instruction theory to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Evaluation, Theories, Teaching Models
Zanetis, Jan – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2010
For students, field trips can be the best of both worlds: a welcome and exciting break from day-to-day classroom activities and a memorable, real-world experience that will solidify the curriculum in their minds. Unfortunately, the most desirable trips--those to far-away, enticing destinations--have long been inaccessible to all but a select few,…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Virtual Classrooms, Computer Mediated Communication, Internet
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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
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
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Leonard, William H.; Penick, John E. – Science Teacher, 2009
When describing activities in today's K-12 science classrooms, the word inquiry often causes some confusion. As a result, many of us find ourselves asking the same questions: How do we know when inquiry is authentic? What should happen in an inquiry-centered science classroom? What is the teacher's role in an inquiry-centered class and what is the…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Biology
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Limson, Mel; Matyas, Marsha Lakes – Science Teacher, 2009
Topics such as sports, exercise, health, and nutrition can make the science of physiology relevant and engaging for students. In addition, many lessons on these topics, such as those on the cardiovascular, respiratory, and digestive systems, align with national and state life science education standards. Physiology Understanding Week (PhUn…
Descriptors: Physiology, Educational Resources, Class Activities, Professional Associations
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Foster, Karen K.; Theiss, Deb; Buchanan-Butterfield, Dawna Lisa – Reading Teacher, 2008
Since ancient times, humans have sought explanations for the mysteries of nature's beauty and variety. Like other kinds of folk stories, pourquoi tales can be considered parables about how humans and animals originated or why they look or behave the way they do. Pourquoi tales have high appeal, are generally simple and straightforward in…
Descriptors: Tales, Folk Culture, Reading Comprehension, Drama
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Stomfay-Stitz, Aline M.; Wheeler, Edyth – Childhood Education, 2008
Few issues have galvanized the attention of U.S. citizenry in the past year as have environmental concerns, especially climate change, global warming, and greenhouse gas emissions. Degradation to our fragile planet continues unchecked with only limited actions on a national level. Children who absorb these concerns through television, classroom…
Descriptors: Climate, Educational Resources, Environmental Education, Class Activities
Black, Alison; Stave, Anna M. – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2007
With the current education climate so focused on accountability, teachers need to ensure that their teaching practices are supported by today's content-specific standards. To meet this need, "A Comprehensive Guide to Readers Theatre" shows not only how to implement Readers Theatre in the classroom but also how to use it to meet current literacy…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Poetry, Scripts, Academically Gifted
Marcus, Susan Archibald – Corwin Press, 2007
The brain gets fed first! That is an important idea that directly relates to the nutrition/cognition connection in schools. As the education community faces the challenges of childhood obesity, malnutrition of the brain, food allergies, disorders of metal metabolism and biochemical imbalances, educators are eager to learn about how to guide…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Activities, Class Activities, Obesity
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Ritter, Janice Toterhi; Hancock, Dawson R. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2007
Teachers continue to report that classroom management is one of their greatest challenges in the classroom. Classroom management involves teacher's efforts to oversee classroom activities such as learning, social interaction, and student behavior. In this study, we examined the relationship between sources of teachers' certification (traditional…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Class Activities, Teacher Certification, Classroom Techniques
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