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Stephen, Veronica P. – 1996
The arts are basic educational processes that involve students with different abilities and from differing age groups in sensory perception. This perception, augmented by the use of art compositions, establishes a critical dialogue between the medium and the viewer. What one views, sees, and observes in an art piece serves to create a…
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Art Expression, Childrens Art, Class Activities
Chazan, Daniel; Ball, Deborah – 1995
This paper investigates the teacher's role in discussion-intensive pedagogy, arguing that one of the teacher's roles is to support an atmosphere of intellectual ferment. It offers possible language and stance for examining, describing, and analyzing these aspects of classroom discourse; language that is capable of finer distinctions, and a stance…
Descriptors: Algebra, Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques
Smith, Kathy; Parsons, Jim – 1993
This article discusses the meaning of evaluation for teachers and students, reasons for evaluating students, and evaluative methods teachers might use. First, three principles of evaluation are presented: students should know the criteria for judging good and bad work; every student should have an opportunity to succeed at one type of evaluation;…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Testing, Elementary School Students
Cornett, Claudia E. – 1986
Focusing on humor as a powerful instructional resource, this booklet addresses a variety of issues regarding humor in the elementary and secondary classroom. Thirteen ways in which humor can help teachers to achieve educational goals are presented, specifically that it (1) attracts attention and provokes thought, (2) liberates creative capacities,…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
McLeod, John N. – 1978
The "back to basics" movement has mistakenly pushed drama to the periphery of the school program. Direct communication of verifiable facts, once again so valued, actually militates against the personal creation of meaning. Always subjective, meaning develops through individuals' active encounters with events or situations--never through…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cognitive Processes, Creative Dramatics, Creative Thinking
Fleming, Margaret, Ed.; McGinnis, Jo, Ed. – 1985
Prepared by experienced classroom teachers from all levels, the articles in this book explain how to use biography and autobiography as a basis for the thorough study of a topic in literature, history, the social sciences, or other subject areas. The nine articles in the first section of the book use Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Biographies, Class Activities, Content Area Writing
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Carlisle, Marcia – OAH Magazine of History, 1995
Maintains that to encourage student discussion about history, students must have something to say and be willing to say it, and the teacher must be able to guide a discussion. Describes a secondary-level course in which student discuss assigned readings on an electronic mail bulletin board. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Computer Uses in Education, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Electronic Mail
Johnson, Christopher – Momentum, 1991
Argues that the use of nature literature in science, history, religion, geography, etc., classrooms can sharpen students' observation skills, help students learn to value the world around them, and introduce environmental issues such as man's threats to nature. Describes sample activities. (DMM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Learning Activities
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
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Thompson, Charles Lamar – Clearing House, 1985
Argues that English teachers should expose students to the craft of play production. Suggests building a drama unit from the production approach and presents an example of such a unit. (FL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Drama, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction
McCabe, Don – 1982
This booklet discusses a homograph that is seemingly never taught in schools--the homograph "have." The booklet begins with a discussion of three definitions of "have" and notes the distinctly different pronunciations ("hav,""uv," and "haff") of each form. The booklet then discusses why each form…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, English
Edwards, Peter – 1991
A number of educators have expressed concern over the poor quality of listening skills exhibited by United States public school students. Furthermore, there is concern regarding "automaticity," or "passive" listening, which involves the perception of sounds without understanding. Not until a 1978 amendment to the Elementary and…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communication Skills, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
Small, Robert C. – 1983
Despite claims to the contrary, the English language program has improved dramatically over the past 20 years. The traditional program's drill/memorization approach was ineffectual, incomplete, shallow, and uninteresting. Today, however, the study of language involves looking at all of its aspects, sounds, words, and symbols. Instead of throwing…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Dictionaries, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education
Nugent, Susan; Nugent, Harold – 1984
Learning difficult literary concepts (such as point of view, symbolism, or internal monologue) while reading difficult and often unfamiliar content prematurely places too many demands upon middle school and high school students. Young adult literature allows students to address the demands of a new concept while reading more familiar content. One…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Class Activities, Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education
Christensen, Linda, Ed.; And Others – 1983
Intended for use by both elementary and secondary school teachers, this booklet is designed to answer questions instructors might have as they consider integrating microcomputers into their writing programs. Following a brief introductory section, the second section of the booklet reviews the advantages and disadvantages of using computers in the…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Elementary Secondary Education
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