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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
Centurion, Henry – 1997
Techniques for using children's rhymes, games, tongue twisters, and fables in Spanish to teach bilingual education classes are described. It is argued that these abundant materials serve as natural sources for authentic Spanish from a variety of Hispanic cultures. With the appeal of rhythm, rhyme, and game-like feeling, they can be used to teach…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Child Language, Childrens Literature, Class Activities
Reid, Joy M., Ed. – 1995
A selection of essays in learning styles in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction includes: "Cultural Differences in Learning Styles" (Gayle L. Nelson); "Difficulties with Cross-Cultural Learning-Styles Assessment" (Patricia A. Eliason); "Gender Differences in Language Learning Styles: What Do They Mean?" (Rebecca L. Oxford); "Cognitive…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Ambiguity, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques
Curtain, Helena; Pesola, Carol Ann Bjornstad – 1994
This book is designed as both a methods text and practical guide for school districts and teachers involved in foreign language instruction at the elementary and middle school levels (grades K-8). Its primary concern is with majority-language speakers and with beginning-level classes. Brief introductory sections outline key concepts for success.…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Education, Curriculum Design
Olivares, Rafael; Lisi-Pawlak, Clorinda – 1991
The newspaper can be a stimulating and effective teaching resource in the English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classroom, bilingual classroom, or any class with limited-English-proficient (LEP) students. ESL teachers can use English-language newspapers to teach both basic language skills and content areas (math, science, social studies). Mainstream…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
Benson, Beverly; Denzer, Debra – 1989
While literature has often been ignored in the English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) curriculum, there are good reasons for including it at all educational levels of ESL instruction. There are universal reasons for exploring literature, including the pleasure and escape it provides. In addition, ESL experts have found that literature encapsulates…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Course Content
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
Bourdet, Jean-Francois; Lieutaud, Simone – Francais dans le Monde, 1993
It is proposed that intercultural creative writing exercises can be conducted using the fax machine to communicate between schools, even in different countries. Specific themes and activities for French second-language writing projects are outlined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Creative Writing, Elementary Secondary Education
Thomas, Sue; Moen, Dave – 1993
This guide provides background information and youth activities for youth leaders and classroom teachers interested in integrating waste management issues into current educational programming. Five parts suggest ideas for action that youth can take at home, in their group, or in the community to solve waste management problems. Part 1 introduces…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Community Programs, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education
Sivell, John N. – 1988
A newspaper produced by students of English as a second language (ESL) is an old idea rarely put into practice. However, word processing and simple desktop publishing technology can help realize several often elusive goals of ESL: creation of an authentic information vehicle providing contact with a genuine audience (other students); involvement…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Class Activities, Computer Oriented Programs, Elementary Secondary Education
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Linn, Jeffrey B. – Social Science Record, 1990
Argues that a whole-language approach can help bring social studies to life for students. Explains that the arrangement of terms into a web or map that shows the terms' interrelationships and is one way of using the whole-language approach. Provides guidelines for thematic instruction and a list of potential themes. (SG)
Descriptors: Assignments, Class Activities, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education
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Howard, Mary K. – Social Education, 1989
Uses the social studies educational guidelines as assembled by the Bradley Commission on History in the Schools in order to determine if students are being adequately informed about the United Nations. Concludes that ultimately it is the individual social studies teacher who brings the United Nations into the classroom. (KO)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education