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Meece, Judith; McColskey, Wendy – 1997
This guide provides a general overview of research on student motivation in classroom and school settings and a guide to help teachers and school teams to analyze the sources of students motivational problems and consider changes that will improve motivation. Chapter 1 defines motivation, considers the extent of the motivation problem, and…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education
Abdullah, Mardziah Hayati, Comp. – 1996
One of a series of educational packages designed for implementation either in a workshop atmosphere or through individual study, this Hot Topic guide presents a variety of materials designed to assist educators in designing and implementing classroom projects and activities centering on the topic of standardized and alternative assessment. The Hot…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Annotated Bibliographies, Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education
Essex, Christopher, Comp.; Smith, Carl B., Ed. – 1995
One of a series of educational packages designed for implementation either in a workshop atmosphere or through individual study, this Hot Topic guide presents a variety of materials to assist educators in designing and implementing classroom projects and activities centering on the topic of the Internet and the K-12 classroom. The Hot Topic guide…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Class Activities, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education
Thrush, Emily A. – 1988
Early programs for computer-assisted language learning were limited in size and power by the capabilities of the first generation of microcomputers. As these capabilities have increased, it has become possible for language teachers to take advantage of tools originally intended for use in the business world, such as word processors, spreadsheets,…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education
Walter, L. James – 1984
Several generalizations are made from a review of research findings on teachers' instructional planning methods. Teachers do not, as a rule, follow the advocated model of identifying student outcomes before considering activities or means of instruction. Rather, they focus on content to be taught and the activities in which they will engage the…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Course Content
Vasa, Stanley F. – 1984
Classroom management factors relating to group management of students and cooperation between the student and the teacher are discussed. The definition of classroom management is limited in this discussion to those managerial behaviors related to maintenance of on-task student behaviors and the reduction of off-task or disruptive behaviors.…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Discipline
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Barth, James L. – International Journal of Social Education, 1995
Explains and presents the results of a survey that asked teachers to rank in importance, and provide time spent on, broad topics (rise of fascism) and related subtopics (Hitler's approach to power). Two-hundred four K-12 teachers responded and provided personal information such as gender and class period length. (MJP)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Comparative Education, Curriculum Enrichment
Mernit, Susan; And Others – Instructor, 1990
This article describes efforts of a classroom teacher to restructure his classroom and change his teaching style with the help of electronic technology. Examples of individual activities and group projects using computers are included. A "Question Clinic," update on nationwide school computer use, and a software workshop are also included. (IAH)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews
Schiferl, Ellen – 1995
This paper highlights how introductory textbooks on Egyptian art inhibit understanding by reinforcing student preconceptions, and demonstrates another approach to discussing space with a classroom exercise and software. The alternative approach, an active model for spatial representation, introduced here was developed by adapting classroom…
Descriptors: Art Education, Art History, Class Activities, Computer Software
Wolf, Patricia; Supon, Viola – 1994
Lesson designs that have weak closure rob students of the most important part of the lesson--the time when they have the opportunity to think about and discuss what they have learned. This is the time in the lesson when students reflections is necessary for internalization of the skills covered. At the end of a lesson, a short concentrated time…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Design
Bruning, Roger H. – 1984
Summaries and outlines are presented of key elements in effective teaching identified in research studies by Kounin (1970), Brophy (1973), Brophy and Evertson (1976), Stallings (1974; l975), Berliner (1979), and Good and Grouws (1979). These elements are synthesized in a direct teaching model that delineates the characteristics of effective…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Discipline
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Craig, Robert – Social Education, 1993
Contends that the development and use of moral imagination helps students become sensitive to social justice issues and should be encouraged. Asserts that this process will encourage students to become cognizant of the tension between private beliefs and public behavior. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Content, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction
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Kierstead, Janet – Educational Leadership, 1986
Describes how teachers manage multitask classroom activities by defining teacher and student work cycles, sorting students into attention categories by assessing their work daily, and providing assistance to students according to need. Includes figures illustrating student's and teacher's work cycles and the three levels of classroom decision…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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Burnaford, Gail – Music Educators Journal, 1993
Asserts that music educators have special challenges and opportunities when considering an integrated or interdisciplinary curriculum. Discusses examples of interdisciplinary teams comprised of fine arts teachers working with teachers of social studies, literature, and other subjects. Includes illustrations of a thematic curriculum web and…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Strategies