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Bambrick-Santoyo, Paul – Educational Leadership, 2019
Traditional PD sessions share information on new practices, but teachers often can't translate that information effectively to implement the new practice in their classrooms. A better way is to show a teacher a model of excellent practice by a colleague and help her reflect on the "gap" between her practice and the model, then plan…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Charter Schools, High Schools
Sampson, Charles; Moore, Jeff; Roegman, Rachel – Educational Leadership, 2019
After bringing hidden inequities to light, a high-performing school district set out to reverse course. The district adopted two key practices to center issues of equity: the development of a district-specific metric, the Opportunity Index, and deep analysis of deceleration patterns in course taking among certain groups. These practices, alongside…
Descriptors: Equal Education, School Districts, High Schools, Academic Achievement
Goings, Ramon B.; Brandehoff, Robin; Bianco, Margarita – Educational Leadership, 2018
The authors describe Pathways2Teaching, a grow-your-own-teacher program operating in high schools in six Colorado school districts that focuses on getting students of color interested in going into K-12 teaching.
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Faculty Development, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers
Gallagher, Kelly; Kittle, Penny – Educational Leadership, 2018
High school teachers Gallagher and Kittle describe a 9-week unit on writing a narrative they created (and taught at their respective schools) that gave students many chances to practice different elements of writing a story. Their unit "spiraled" students back to key skills at each step, giving extended writing practice often lacking in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Writing Assignments, Writing (Composition)
Pahomov, Larissa – Educational Leadership, 2018
Group work doesn't have to be a classroom management headache. At Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, where collaboration is one of five core values, students regularly participate in group projects. To support productive group work, the staff uses several strategies: apply these strategies to your next group project to ensure students…
Descriptors: Science Education, Classroom Techniques, Student Projects, Groups
Titone, Connie; feldman, erin; DeRosato, Marie – Educational Leadership, 2018
Mindfulness practice has increasingly been shown to provide a powerful method of addressing the mental health needs of young people. In this article, teacher-researchers discuss a mindfulness experiment in a high school English language arts classroom. Students practiced meditation and other mindfulness activities and were surveyed to see how…
Descriptors: Metacognition, High School Students, Language Arts, Student Surveys
Welsh, Justine W.; Rappaport, Nancy; Tretyak, Valeria – Educational Leadership, 2018
Opioid abuse has become an epidemic in America and exposure to the drugs often begins in high school. This article shares some facts about opioid use and some signs and symptoms to look for in students who may be addicted to the drug. The authors also offer tips for educators on how to deal with the legal issues involved in assessing, reporting,…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Narcotics, High School Students, At Risk Students
Smith, Dominique; Frey, Nancy; Fisher, Douglas – Educational Leadership, 2018
Educators often encourage students to take risks and work hard to achieve well in school--an approach called "academic press." An assumption behind this approach is that students trust educators enough to take risks and embrace academic challenge; but when a safe, trustworthy environment isn't in place, students won't take risks and may…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Instructional Leadership, Trust (Psychology), Risk
Kyriakakos, Sia – Educational Leadership, 2018
Freddie Gray's death tore Baltimore City apart; but a classroom of shaken teens at Mergenthaler High School found their power in the aftermath. Art teacher Sia Kyriakakos used the arts as a vehicle to help her students process the racial trauma that is part of their everyday lives--being young, black, and often unjustly targeted by the city's…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, High School Students, Trauma, Coping
Aguilar, Elena – Educational Leadership, 2017
Leading a school can be a lonely, challenging job, Elena Aguilar has found in her years coaching principals. Aguilar describes how coaching approach she's developed--transformational coaching--helps principals get three things most of them need: a neutral person they can talk with confidentially, job-embedded professional development, and a safe…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Transformative Learning, Principals, High Schools
Gallagher, Kelly – Educational Leadership, 2017
Kelly Gallagher writes that "wide swaths of students are not developing their writing skills--skills we know to be foundational to their literate lives." In this article, he explains how school districts can go about developing students' writing skills in all content-area classrooms. He highlights five reasons why students should write…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Writing Improvement, Content Area Writing, Writing Across the Curriculum
Greene, Kim; Heyck-Williams, Jeff; Timpson Gray, Elicia – Educational Leadership, 2017
Problem solving spans all grade levels and content areas, as evidenced by this compilation of projects from schools across the United States. In one project, high school girls built a solar-powered tent to serve their city's homeless population. In another project, 4th graders explored historic Jamestown to learn about the voices lost to history.…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Females, High School Students, Homeless People
Hobbs, Renee – Educational Leadership, 2017
Renee Hobbs, director of the Media Education Lab at the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island, cautions us to stop using the term "fake news" with students and be more precise about the types of disinformation prevalent in content today, from hoaxes and satire to clickbait. In this article, she…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Propaganda, Social Media, Mass Media Effects
Adkins-Sharif, Jamel – Educational Leadership, 2017
To improve outcomes for students in a high school alternative-education program, Jamel Adkins-Sharif knew he needed tap parents' knowledge and support. Doing this, he says, has required ramping up communication, repurposing parent-engagement events, and being honest about the fluid and often inconclusive nature of working with struggling learners.
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, High Schools, Parent School Relationship, High School Students
Tucker, Catlin – Educational Leadership, 2016
The minute students first step into any classroom, they begin assessing the environment, the teacher, and one another for clues about what to expect in the upcoming school year. Yet what do they usually encounter the first day? A teacher who's busy assigning seats, reviewing rules, and assessing various skills. However, it is during this time that…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Classroom Environment, Student Centered Learning, Teaching Methods
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