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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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Bhandari, Anooj – Teaching Artist Journal, 2018
The interruption of the school-to-prison pipeline has had a greater presence in many educational policies across the nation, many of these outlining Restorative Justice as a step toward the deconstruction of that system. In looking at policy asks, a question comes up as to how a culture change can be funded that can allow restorative practices to…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Justice, Social Change, Racial Bias
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Wolfsdorf, Adam – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
The play within a play has long been understood as Hamlet's attempt to catch the conscience of the King. But is that all it is? Perhaps there's more to the "Murder of Gonzago" than either Hamlet or even Shakespeare, himself, intended? While the narrative of the Player King and Player Queen clearly works to tap into the private guilt of…
Descriptors: English Literature, Drama, Dramatic Play, Teaching Methods
Hochman, Judith C.; Wexler, Natalie – American Educator, 2017
Expository writing--the kind of writing that explains and informs--is essential for success in school and the workplace. Students who cannot write at a competent level struggle in college. With the advent of e-mail and the Internet, an increasing number of jobs require solid writing skills. No matter what path students choose in life, the ability…
Descriptors: Sentences, Sentence Structure, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
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D'Orio, Wayne – Education Next, 2017
In this article, the author describes how the hottest show on Broadway, "Hamilton," teamed up with a nonprofit organization and a major foundation in an attempt to reinvent how American history is taught--and motivate 16-year-olds to interact with primary documents from 240 years ago.
Descriptors: Theater Arts, United States History, History Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Boda, Phillip A. – Educational Forum, 2017
In this response to the call for transformative models of teaching students in urban contexts, the author presents his own experiences in becoming a critical pedagogue, the path that led him there, and three models of classrooms that he sees in such contexts. He emphasizes the need to reject an apolitical stance in urban education, and provides a…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Teaching Methods, Urban Education, Cultural Influences
Sherrin, David – American Educator, 2016
This article is drawn from the authors' book, "Judging for Themselves: Using Mock Trials to Bring Social Studies and English to Life," which discusses the effectiveness of mock trials as tools for learning and assessments. Mock trials are effective because they are challenging, authentic projects in which students create and then do…
Descriptors: Law Related Education, Courts, Social Studies, English Instruction
Villavicencio, Adriana; Siman, Nina; Lafayette, Camille; Kang, David – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2016
In 2011, with support from a federal Investing in Innovation grant, the NYC Department of Education launched Innovate NYC Schools. The initiative was designed to address two, related challenges to effectively integrating education technology (ed-tech) into classrooms: First, procurement of ed-tech tools is often hampered by a disconnect between…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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McGuffey, William – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2015
This article describes an activity that incorporates measurement in order to lead students to discover and explore fundamental concepts of calculus. Students are provided with an experientially real starting point involving measurement and are encouraged to engage in mathematical discussions in a low-stakes environment. I describe the activity as…
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education