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Collins, Belva C. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2012
To ensure the best outcomes for students with moderate and severe disabilities, K-12 educators need to understand what constitutes good instructional practices and how to apply them in any classroom, with any curriculum. All the how-to guidance they need is in this accessible text on systematic instruction, a highly effective teaching approach…
Descriptors: Evidence, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology
Vaughn, Sharon; Wanzek, Jeanne; Murray, Christy S.; Roberts, Greg – Center on Instruction, 2012
This publication provides research-based guidance for intensifying instruction in reading and mathematics for students with significant learning difficulties, including students with disabilities, in kindergarten through grade 12. The guide gives technical assistance providers and states information reflecting "best practices" for implementing…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Learning Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Cognitive Processes
Winebrenner, Susan; Brulles, Dina – Free Spirit Publishing, 2012
Schools will get the benefit of in-person author workshops for a fraction of the cost with this comprehensive professional development resource. Teachers will be introduced to proven, practical classroom strategies for meeting the needs of gifted learners, whether they work in a mixed-ability classroom, cluster classroom, gifted-education…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Multimedia Materials, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods
Kaye, Elizabeth A., Ed. – University of Chicago Press, 2012
This annual volume offers the most complete and current listings of the requirements for certification of a wide range of educational professionals at the elementary and secondary levels. "Requirements for Certification" is a valuable resource, making much-needed knowledge available in one straightforward volume. [For "Requirements for…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Certification, School Personnel, Elementary School Teachers
VanTassel-Baska, Joyce – Prufrock Press Inc, 2012
"Using the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts With Gifted and Advanced Learners" provides teachers and administrators examples and strategies to implement the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with advanced learners at all stages of development in K-12 schools. The book describes--and demonstrates with specific examples…
Descriptors: Gifted, Academic Standards, State Standards, Developmental Stages
Johnsen, Susan K., Ed.; Sheffield, Linda J., Ed. – Prufrock Press Inc, 2012
"Using the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics With Gifted and Advanced Learners" provides teachers and administrators examples and strategies to implement the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with advanced learners at all stages of development in K-12 schools. The book describes--and demonstrates with specific examples from the…
Descriptors: Gifted, State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Advanced Students
Storey, Keith; Post, Michal – Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd, 2012
This unique book will provide teachers and other service providers the knowledge and skills for positive behavior supports in school settings, thereby improving the academic and social skills of their students. The text is generic across age levels K-12, and focuses on the positive behavior supports in school settings. Each chapter begins with Key…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, School Activities, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
Foster, Graham – Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
Teachers recognize that frequent independent reading increases student knowledge on a wide range of topics, enhances vocabulary, and improves comprehension. "Ban the Book Report" inspires teachers to go beyond narrow and analytical book reports by exploring the potential of book talks, alternate book covers, identifying features of informational…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Independent Reading, Student Reaction, Scoring Rubrics
Palmer, Erik – Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
All teachers at all grade levels and in all subject areas assign speaking activities--for example, read-alouds, book reports, class discussions, lab results, research presentations, and dialogues in a foreign language. Effective communication is an essential skill in modern society, and the Common Core State Standards place particular emphasis on…
Descriptors: State Standards, Computer Assisted Instruction, Speech Communication, Video Technology
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Kim, Paul; Kim, Flora Hisook; Karimi, Arafeh – American Educational Research Journal, 2012
There has been a steady growth of the K-12 student population taking courses online. This study examined reasons for students to choose a public online charter school program and their perceptions of online discussion. A survey was sent to 1,500 students newly enrolled in a statewide public online charter school program. From those who responded,…
Descriptors: Traditional Schools, Charter Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses
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Guesno, Erin – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2012
Elementary school students at a suburban K-12 charter school are facing a difficult transition into the secondary program. In an effort to ease this transition and retain students, the principal requires the secondary teachers to implement a study skills program into the daily curriculum. Initially, the teachers do not voice any objections to the…
Descriptors: Study Skills, Charter Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Negative Attitudes
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Fisette, Jennifer L.; Franck, D. Marian – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2012
Two forms of assessment, summative and formative, are the primary means by which teachers determine student progress and achievement. Summative assessments help teachers determine what students have learned at the end of a unit of instruction. They are often used to help teachers determine whether their instruction was effective or to grade…
Descriptors: National Standards, Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Formative Evaluation
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Dyson, Ben P.; Williams, Lori H. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2012
Comparable to the K-12 teacher who is charged with demonstrating student achievement, the physical education teacher education (PETE) faculty member is charged with preparing teacher candidates to enter the profession with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver a standards-based physical education program. PE Metrics provides the K-12 teacher…
Descriptors: National Standards, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lovely, Gail; Moberly, Deb – T.H.E. Journal, 2012
The "passback" effect is an intentional use of the device as pacifier to keep the kids quiet and occupied so that the parents can focus on driving or shopping, or making it painlessly through a trans-continental flight. Schools have had their own version of the passback method for years, putting a computer or two in the back of the room and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preschool Education, Best Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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Santos, Joel; Centurio, Tina – Science and Children, 2012
What happens in the first week of school could very well set the stage for the rest of the school year. Setting high standards for science activities based in inquiry can start on the first day of science class and develop as the year unfolds. With the use of simple, readily available, inexpensive materials, an efficient mystery box lesson can be…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, English Language Learners
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