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Stemler, Steven E.; Bebell, Damian J. – Eye on Education, 2012
This is a must-have resource for busy educators involved in creating, improving, or reevaluating their school mission statements. The authors provide numerous examples of mission statements from a diverse range of preK-12 schools, offering readers an extremely valuable resource for developing an understanding of various themes and ideas in…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Position Papers, Values, Role of Education
Kent, Richard – Peter Lang New York, 2012
"Writing on the Bus" showcases the what, how, and why of using athletic team notebooks and journals. The book guides coaches and athletes, from elementary school through college, in analyzing games while thinking deeply about motivation, goal setting, and communication in order to optimize performance. Filled with lesson plans, writing activities,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Motivation, Athletes
Slavin, Robert E.; Lake, Cynthia; Groff, Cynthia – Center for Research and Reform in Education, 2010
This guide summarizes "Effective Programs in Elementary Mathematics: A Best-Evidence Synthesis" and "Effective Programs in Middle and High School Mathematics: A Best-Evidence Synthesis," two research reviews conducted by Johns Hopkins University's Center for Research and Reform in Education. The purpose of the reviews was to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Control Groups
Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University (NJ1), 2010
The College Pathways series grew out of the findings in "Beating the Odds," a study of thirteen high-performing New York City high schools by Carol Ascher and Cindy Maguire for the Annenberg Institute for School Reform. Each of the schools admitted ninth-graders with high poverty rates and far-below-average reading and math scores but produced…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Effectiveness, Best Practices, College Preparation
Crone, Deanne A.; Hawken, Leanne S.; Horner, Robert H. – Guilford Publications, 2010
This bestselling book has been used in schools across the country to establish efficient and cost-effective systems of Tier II positive behavior support. The Behavior Education Program (BEP) was developed for the approximately 10-15% of students who fail to meet schoolwide disciplinary expectations but do not yet require intensive, individualized…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Educational Needs, Behavior Problems, Intervention
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2010
Middle and high school students experiencing homelessness often face challenges in accruing credits. Class offerings, methods of calculating credits, and graduation requirements can vary greatly among school districts. Students who change schools late in high school can find themselves suddenly in danger of not graduating due to differing class…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Disadvantaged Youth, Credits, Middle School Students
Shaw, Stan F., Ed.; Madaus, Joseph W., Ed.; Dukes, Lyman L., III, Ed. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2010
For students with mild to moderate, non-visible disabilities, navigating a college education without the support team they had in high school can be challenging. Help students become effective self-advocates and maximize their postsecondary possibilities with this cutting-edge book, which balances current research with the most practical guidance…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Admission, College Preparation, Check Lists
Alberta Education, 2007
Alberta parents enjoy a range of choices for their children's education, including the option of home education. Alberta's "School Act" and its funding guidelines for education recognize the central role of parents in the education of their children. No matter what your decision about educational programming, your ongoing involvement…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Private Schools, Home Schooling, Childhood Interests
Evertson, Carolyn M., Ed.; Weinstein, Carol S., Ed. – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2006
Classroom management is a topic of enduring concern for teachers, administrators, and the public. It consistently ranks as the first or second most serious educational problem in the eyes of the general public, and beginning teachers consistently rank it as their most pressing concern during their early teaching years. Management problems continue…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Research, Classroom Communication, Critical Theory
McEwan, Elaine K. – Corwin Press, 2006
In response to the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), raising literacy levels in secondary schools has taken on a new urgency. Recognized literacy author, Elaine K. McEwan, focuses her revised second edition on enhancing the "five big ideas" for raising reading achievement with seven cognitive strategies of highly effective readers and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Reading Programs, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction
Dunn, Rita, Ed.; Griggs, Shirley A., Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2007
Today, there is little deviation from the standard, business-as-usual practices in the world of education. This book challenges these stale practices and asks the important questions that can improve schools beyond the current state of mediocrity. Written for administrators, supervisors, teachers, parents--even politicians and corporate…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Violence, Talent Development