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Berman, Rochel Udovitch – Religious Education, 2019
"The Final Journey: How Judaism Dignifies the Passage" is a trailblazing curriculum developed to teach Jewish death rituals to high school seniors. For the students, it served as a transformative experience. They emerged more reflective, more spiritual, and with a greater sense of the importance of community involvement. The article…
Descriptors: Judaism, Curriculum Development, Religious Education, Death
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Kiely, Mary Theresa – Exceptionality Education International, 2018
Teaching writing well poses several challenges in today's diverse classrooms. Despite a growing research base on teaching writing, outcomes for students with disabilities in secondary schools continue to be disappointing. Research in the naturalistic tradition that would help educators understand the knowledge and beliefs that influence teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Writing Instruction, Disabilities, Secondary School Teachers
Nelson, Clovis Benjamin – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of the study was to explore how a group of at-risk youth in a South Florida alternative high school experienced a freehand visual arts drawing lesson as a learning portal to the teaching of the basic principles of geometry. These young people were completely devoid of interest in and failed to understand basic geometrical concepts.…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Nontraditional Education, High School Students, Art Education
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Colantonio-Yurko, Kathleen C.; Miller, Henry; Cheveallier, Jennifer – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2018
In this article, three English Language Arts teachers draw on their teaching experiences of addressing sexual violence in assigned young adult literature. The authors use their experiences to guide a series of suggestions for other teachers who wish to teach these texts in their own classes. First, the authors offer suggestions for legitimizing…
Descriptors: Rape, English, Language Arts, Sexual Abuse
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Cavilla, Derek – Gifted Education International, 2017
Underachievement among gifted students is a paradox that frustrates educators because of the significant disparity between students' potential and their performance. Complicating the issue is the highly individualized nature of the underperformance, which must take into consideration factors of student culture, socio-economic status, motivation,…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Underachievement, Urban Schools, High Schools
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Friedel, Curtis R.; Anderson, James C. II – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
This study was designed to explore the relationship between teacher practices and levels of student engagement in secondary agricultural education programs. Most researchers have agreed that student engagement at the secondary level may be measured through three constructs: cognitive engagement, behavioral engagement, and emotional engagement. The…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Correlation
Li, Feng – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The dissertation, with a collected papers approach, focused on evaluating the implementation of MI curriculum in high school Biology I classes in south Florida. The dissertation included the development and validation of the Biology Identity and Persistence Survey (BIPS), the connection of instructors' teaching practices with students' biology…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, High School Students, Secondary School Science
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Jones, Griff; Dana, Thomas; LaFramenta, Joanne; Adams, Thomasenia Lott; Arnold, Jason Dean – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2016
The STEM TIPS mobile-ready support platform gives institutions or school districts the ability to provide immediate and customized mentoring to teachers through multiple tiers of web-based support and resources. Using the results of a needs assessment, STEM TIPS was created and launched in partnership with 18 Florida school districts. Further…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Beginning Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mentors
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Farrell, Ivan; Hamed, Kastro M. – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2016
This article describes the use of project-based instruction in activities and labs intended to develop higher-order thinking skills with high school students and pre-service teachers through the use of soap making.
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education
Somers, Marie-Andrée; Garcia, Ivonne – MDRC, 2016
Ninth Grade Academies (NGAs)--also called Freshman Academies--have attracted national attention as a particularly intensive and promising approach for supporting a successful transition for high school freshmen. An NGA is a self-contained learning community for ninth-graders that operates as a school within a school. NGAs have four core structural…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Transitional Programs, High School Freshmen, Student Adjustment
Kantrov, Ilene – Phi Delta Kappan, 2015
The Academy of Information Technology and Robotics (AITR) in the Volusia County (Florida) Schools district is leading students to stronger academic gains and better preparation for college and career. AITR is a beefed-up version of the career academy model that began in Philadelphia in 1969. The strengths of AITR exemplify the features of career…
Descriptors: Models, Educational Practices, Improvement Programs, Career Academies
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Morgan, Hani – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2015
Online education in K-12 settings has increased considerably in recent years, but there is little research supporting its use at this level. Online courses help students learn at their own pace, select different locations to do their work, and choose flexible times to complete assignments. However, some students learn best in a face-to-face…
Descriptors: High School Students, Middle School Students, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2015
In 2015, the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) collected responses from more than 315,000 first-year and senior students attending 585 bachelor's degree-granting colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. This report presents selected NSSE results from students at 541 U.S. institutions or subsets of that group where…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, National Surveys, Educational Quality, Student Characteristics
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Nation, Molly Trendell; Feldman, Allan; Wang, Ping – Science Teacher, 2015
Global climate change and its effects are real and immediate. Students must gain an understanding of climate science so they can participate in public debate about how to reduce the emission of heat-trapping gases and how their communities can mitigate the effects of global warming. In this activity, students model these effects on Earth's oceans…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Climate, Pollution, Investigations
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Stubbs, Eric A.; Myers, Brian E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
This multiple case study investigated the integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in three Florida high school agriculture programs. Observations, interviews, documents, and artifacts provided qualitative data that indicated the types of STEM knowledge taught. Variables of interest included student and teacher…
Descriptors: Case Studies, STEM Education, Agricultural Education, Teaching Methods