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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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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
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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Kirman, Joseph M. – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article discusses how poetry can be used for teaching geography. The rational for using and writing poetry, its relationship to the National Standards for Geography, grade levels, pedagogical concerns associated with poetry writing, and subject integration are discussed. There are also classroom activities, sample discussion questions, lesson…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Aesthetics, Learning Activities, Geography Instruction
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Straits, William – Science and Children, 2005
The author's search for integrated writing and science connections began years ago when he was teaching seventh- and eighth-grade science at a school for dyslexic students. Like any class, the interests and abilities of his students were all across the board. However, one characteristic all the students had in common was a reluctance to write.…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Class Activities
Jones, Susan J. – 2003
This book presents a reality-based approach to classroom instruction designed to help learners at all levels achieve lifelong success. It offers teaching strategies, activities, and applications to enhance student achievement, stressing the importance of learning through discovery, creativity, application, adaptation, and high level thinking. It…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Brain, Class Activities, Classroom Environment
Hakuta, Kenji; Cummins, Jim; Fillmore, Lily Wong – 2002
This professional development kit for teachers and administrators working with English language learners (ELLs) offers three videotapes of three presentations from the 2002 NABE Conference, as well as agendas, presenter's notes, classroom activities, a list of resources, and transparencies for half-day or full-day workshops. The topics discussed…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Class Activities, Educational Change
Sousa, David A. – 2002
This book is designed to help teachers turn research on the brain function of intellectually and artistically advanced students into practical classroom activities and strategies. Following an introduction that discuses the myths and realities about giftedness, chapter 1 discusses basic brain structures and their functions. Chapter 2 looks at…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Acceleration (Education), Attention Deficit Disorders, Brain Hemisphere Functions
Berliner, BethAnn – 2001
This sourcebook assembles the results of research on educating homeless students and offers classroom strategies for people working with homeless students, providing training tools to strengthen programs and practices in schools and shelters. Chapter 1, "Increasing Awareness about Students Experiencing Homelessness," defines homelessness,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Attendance, Class Activities, Consciousness Raising
Roberts, Mary Presson – 2001
This reference guide was developed by surveying student teachers, substitute teachers, returning teachers, emergency credential teachers, and teacher educators on what they wanted to see in a teaching reference. Samples of lesson units, themes, and communication with parents are provided, along with classroom-tested strategies. The 12 chapters…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Collegiality, Computer Uses in Education
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