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Erford, Bradley T., Ed. – PRO-ED, Inc., 2016
"Professional School Counseling" is a comprehensive, single source for information about the critical issues facing school counselors today. This third edition of the Handbook integrates and expands on the changes brought about by the ASCA National Model. Revisions to each chapter reflect the influence of the model. Several new chapters…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Teaching Guides, Educational Theories, Educational Practices
Jensen, Ben; Sonnemann, Julie; Roberts-Hull, Katie; Hunter, Amélie – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2016
This report illustrates how four high-performing systems--British Columbia (Canada), Hong Kong, Shanghai (China) and Singapore--developed their teacher professional learning. The report and accompanying materials are designed as a resource for teachers, school leaders and policymakers wanting to improve teacher professional learning in their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teacher Education, Program Development
Moss, Diana L.; Lamberg, Teruni – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2016
This discussion-based lesson is designed to support Year 6 students in their initial understanding of using letters to represent numbers, expressions, and equations in algebra. The three level framework is designed for: (1) making thinking explicit, (2) exploring each other's solutions, and (3) developing new mathematical insights. In each level…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Associative Learning
Pasley, Joan D.; Trygstad, Peggy J.; Banilower, Eric R. – Horizon Research, Inc., 2016
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are composed of three intertwined dimensions--disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts--that provide a foundation for what students should know and be able to do at various grade levels. The eight science practices outlined in the NGSS are critical components…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Scientific Principles
Adams Becker, S.; Freeman, A.; Giesinger Hall, C.; Cummins, M.; Yuhnke, B. – New Media Consortium, 2016
What is on the five-year horizon for K-12 schools worldwide? Which trends and technologies will drive educational change? What are the challenges that we consider as solvable or difficult to overcome, and how can we strategize effective solutions? These questions and similar inquiries regarding technology adoption and transforming teaching and…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Trends, Educational Change
Mancevice, Nicole; Herman, Joan L. – Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) set the expectation that students will be able to navigate multiple texts, evaluate the claims that authors make, notice and account for any conflicting points of view, and synthesize information as they develop an understanding of a concept or event. CCRS establish these learning expectations, but they do…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Content Area Reading, Lesson Plans, Teaching Guides
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Kowalski, Susan; Busey, Amy; Goldsmith, Lynn; Bates, Meg; Beilstein, Shereen; Perry, Michelle – Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), 2017
Online modes of teacher professional development (PD) have gained prominence in recent years for their potential to transform and expand access to high-quality resources and experiences that positively impact teachers' knowledge, beliefs, instructional practices, and ultimately, student learning. However, with the increasing demand for and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Online Courses, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Hess, Frederick M. – Harvard Education Press, 2015
"The Cage-Busting Teacher" adopts the logic of "Cage-Busting Leadership" and applies it to the unique challenges and opportunities of classroom teachers. Detailed, accessible, and thoroughly engaging, it uncovers the many ways in which teachers can break out of familiar constraints in order to influence school and classroom…
Descriptors: Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
Nave, Bill, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2015
What does student-centered learning look like in real-life classrooms? In this collection, educator Bill Nave and nine award-winning K-12 teachers tell the story of how and why they changed their teaching and redesigned their classrooms in order to "reach every child." They reflect on their successes and struggles to put students in…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Instructional Design, Educational Change, Teaching Methods
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Trendowski, Thomas Nathan; Woods, Amelia Mays – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2015
This article discusses ways in which physical educators can enhance learning in their classrooms based on the book How Learning Works: Seven Researched-based Principles for Smart Teaching (2010). Although the research-based principles were proposed for classroom teaching, they are equally applicable to a physical education setting. The article…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Prior Learning, Skill Development
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Mitchell, Murray; Bott, Tim – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2015
Student teachers and beginning teachers in most states are required to receive supervisory visits. These visits are meant to ensure that student teachers and/or beginning teachers are demonstrating effective teaching behaviors and warrant progression to initial certification (or licensure) and/or endorsement as professionals. One of the first…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Student Teachers, Capacity Building, Clinical Supervision (of Teachers)
Cruz, Bárbara C. – Educational Leadership, 2015
Many teachers shy away from conversations about diversity issues in the classroom--because they feel pressured to cover the mandated curriculum, or because they worry about students' and parents' reactions, or because they're afraid they'll say the wrong thing or won't know how to respond to comments that can make everyone feel uncomfortable. In…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Diversity (Institutional), Controversial Issues (Course Content), Teaching Guides
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Duncan, Charles Arthur; Bellar, David M. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2015
Historically, physical education has a stereotypical image as being neither very physical nor educational. NASPE [National Standards for Physical Education] Standard 2 indicates that students in physical education classes should be able to demonstrate understanding and movement concepts, principles, and tactics as they apply to physical activity.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teaching Methods, National Standards, Psychomotor Skills
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Ponce, Gregorio A.; Tuba, Imre – Mathematics Teacher, 2015
New strategies can ignite teachers' imagination to create new lessons or adapt lessons created by others. In this article, the authors present the experience of an algebra teacher and his students solving linear and literal equations and explain how the use of ideas found in past NCTM journals helped bring this lesson to life. The…
Descriptors: Equations (Mathematics), Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Creative Teaching
Kelly, Daniel P. – Educational Technology, 2015
Technology-savvy teachers are often the "go to" staff members in schools for their colleagues' technology issues. These teachers are seen as leaders within their schools with respect to technology and often do not understand their peers' difficulties when bringing technology into the classroom. Understanding both the reasons teachers may…
Descriptors: Barriers, Technology Integration, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Leadership
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