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LaGue, Kristina M.; Wilson, Katrina – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
The influential report "Teaching Children to Read: An Evidenced-Based Assessment of the Scientific Research Literature on Reading and Its Implications for Reading Instruction," published by the National Reading Panel in 2000, presented recommendations for daily literacy instruction in five key areas: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Reading Programs
Gonsalves, Susan – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
Identifying a community problem or need and helping to solve it via student-led initiatives is at the heart of service learning. Elson Nash, associate director for program management at Learn and Serve America, a grant program of the Corporation for National and Community Service and USA Freedom Corps, calls service learning "the glue that…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Migrant Workers
Jarrett, Kevin; Devine, Mary Ann – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2010
Student engagement--it's what every educator strives for. When a lesson includes showing a movie and involving students in a discussion about it, it's even harder to get--and keep--students engaged. What if there was a free, easy way to engage one's students during lessons like this, meeting them "where they live" with technology, effortlessly…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Elementary Secondary Education, Thinking Skills, Learner Engagement
Graham, Steve – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2010
The famed playwright Harold Pinter, having just been introduced as a very good writer, was once asked by a six-year-old boy if he could do a "w." The author suspects that "w" was a difficult letter for this young man, and he judged the writing capability of others accordingly. This student's assumption--that being a "good writer" means having good…
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Creative Writing, Writing Processes, Writing Instruction
LaFee, Scott – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2010
Students now routinely use computers to search the Internet, write reports, design presentations, crunch numbers, and make spreadsheets. The thing is, much of what they know and understand about computers and technology is most likely stuff they didn't learn in school. In this article, the author discusses how a San Diego school district is…
Descriptors: School Districts, Classrooms, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2009
This article presents findings from a study that explores the nature of the Cyberethics, Cybersafety, and Cybersecurity (C3) educational awareness policies, initiatives, curriculum, and practices currently taking place in the U.S. public and private K-12 educational settings. The study establishes baseline data on C3 awareness, which can be used…
Descriptors: Program Design, Information Technology, Computer Security, Ethics
Maxfield, David – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2009
Challenges such as overcrowded classrooms, poor administrative and parental support, loss of control in the classroom, and bureaucratic red tape are enough to make any teacher abandon the fight for educational excellence and run for the ridge. When teachers retreat, they cross a line between simple stress and serious burnout. In burnout, their…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Teacher Burnout, Educational Quality, Teaching Conditions
Short, Dave – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2009
When the author's 25-year-old daughter Anna applied for a job as a secretary at a charter public school in the Rio Bravo neighborhood of Albuquerque, the principal thought she was overqualified for the job with her degree from St. John's College in Santa Fe. The principal instead asked her to take over for a teacher who was quitting her 6th grade…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Grade 6, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Methods