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Nodulman, Jessica A. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Using the philosophy of mindfulness is an innovative way to teach about perception. By participating in a mindfulness awareness practice, engaging in an activity with all your senses and being in the moment without judgment, students learn about the concepts of perception and mindfulness; analyze their personal perception process before and after…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Metacognition, Interpersonal Communication, Teaching Methods
Whinnery, Erin; Pompelia, Sarah – Education Commission of the States, 2019
For many students, developmental education is the largest obstacle to college success, hindering progress before they ever enroll in a college-level course. Postsecondary practitioners and researchers have been re-examining and challenging many traditional elements of developmental education from placement strategies to the sequence of courses…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Policy, Postsecondary Education, College Students
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Medina, Cruz – Composition Studies, 2019
Scholars in rhetoric and composition have questioned to what extent the field can be decolonial because of the gatekeeping role that writing plays in the university. This article examines the decolonial potential of implementing multilingual practices in first-year composition (fyc), enacting what Walter Mignolo calls "epistemic…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Postcolonialism, Multilingualism, College Freshmen
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Boaler, Jo – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2019
Reasoning and problem solving are both critical acts in mathematics learning. The author has met many teachers who tell her they would love to highlight them more but feel they cannot because of the pressures of content coverage, pacing guides, and district tests. In this article, she describes a teaching intervention that highlighted problem…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Validity, Problem Solving
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Santiago, Maribel; Castro, Eliana – Social Studies, 2019
A narrative of racial progress abounds in U.S. history, making it difficult for teachers to present complex interpretations of racial/ethnic discrimination. Historical complexity challenges such simplistic notions of race/ethnicity and encourages critical thinking. Adding anti-essentialist historical content about Latinx communities is one way to…
Descriptors: United States History, Racial Discrimination, Critical Thinking, Inquiry
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Jacobs, Joanne – Education Next, 2019
Bilingual education is on its way back in California. After decisively rejecting bilingual education in 1998, state voters enthusiastically endorsed its return in 2016. Educators are eager to offer more bilingual classes--and not only to recently arrived immigrants. Increasingly, English-speaking parents are also sold on the cognitive benefits of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Teacher Shortage, English Language Learners
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Williams, Savannah; Drexler-Dreis, Joseph – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2019
When upper-level theology courses are taught within a general education program at colleges and universities, instructors are often challenged to invite students, some of whom are committed neither to the discipline of theology nor to Christian faith, into a style of critical reflection that largely depends on both of these commitments. In a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Theological Education, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Marzocchi, Alison S.; Turner, Kelly; Druken, Bridget K. – PRIMUS, 2019
We present a mathematical activity called graph talks as a new pedagogical routine to intertwine social justice issues and mathematics. Adapted from "number talks," graph talks involve students analyzing, interpreting, and discussing real-life data represented in graphs. Graphs may be strategically selected to both highlight a relevant…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Undergraduate Students
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Clark, Daniel D.; Edwards, Daniel J. – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2018
This article describes a simple exercise using a free, easy-to-use, established online program. The exercise helps to reinforce protein purification concepts and introduces undergraduates to pH as a parameter that affects anion-exchange chromatography. The exercise was tested with biochemistry majors at California State University-Chico. Given the…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
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Nwabuzor Ogbonnaya, Ijeoma; Martin, Jared; Walsh, Cambria Rose – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Using practical examples from a child welfare research capstone class, this article discusses how the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) can be used as a tool to teach social work students how to access, analyze, and interpret current research related to child welfare practice and help them apply their understanding…
Descriptors: Clearinghouses, Evidence Based Practice, Child Welfare, Social Work
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to address the need for guidance on professional standards for educational practices in online education. Since 1995, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) has provided leadership in the introduction and successful implementation of distance education. During this time, the ASCCC has played a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Distance Education
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Cherrette, Vivien L.; Hutcherson, Connor J.; Barnett, Jeremy L.; So, Monica C. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
Perovskite solar cells have garnered exponential research interest due to their facile fabrication, solution processability, and low cost. However, there have been limited efforts to integrate this class of materials into the undergraduate laboratory curriculum. Therefore, we designed an integrated laboratory experiment in our upper-division…
Descriptors: Laboratory Experiments, Learning Experience, Integrated Activities, Undergraduate Students
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de los Santos, Theresa M.; Smith, Elizabeth; Cohen, Mira – Journal of Museum Education, 2018
In early January 2017, educators and leaders at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum considered how they could best address the need for news literacy training in the wake of the fake news eruption. In the spirit of shared authority, the Reagan Library and Museum partnered with Pepperdine University to create a public forum,…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Museums, Libraries, Universities
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Bikle, Kelly – Learning Professional, 2018
As professional learning director in California's Palo Alto Unified School District, Kelly Bikle attended a California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Institute (CAASPP) workshop with a district team composed of our assessment coordinator, a special education inclusion specialist, and several teachers. The goal was to learn about…
Descriptors: Workshops, Faculty Development, Blended Learning, Educational Technology
Holthuis, Nicole; Deutscher, Rebecca; Schultz, Susan E.; Jamshidi, Arash – American Educator, 2018
As schools work to implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), a team at Stanford University found that project-based learning is an effective framework for engaging students. The team used project-based learning, group activities, and performance-based assessments to design an effective, engaging curriculum. Over a three-year period,…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Group Activities, Performance Based Assessment
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