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Frey, Nancy; Fisher, Douglas; Smith, Dominique – ASCD, 2019
While social and emotional learning (SEL) is most familiar as compartmentalized programs separate from academics, the truth is, all learning is social and emotional. What teachers say, the values we express, the materials and activities we choose, and the skills we prioritize all influence how students think, see themselves, and interact with…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Social Development, Emotional Development, Identification (Psychology)
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Berkelaar, Brenda L.; O'Connor, Erin A.; Schneider, Claire M. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Large-lecture; public speaking, business, professional, and technical communication; sales and marketing courses; courses with team-based projects. Objectives: To provide opportunities to develop public speaking skills, especially in large-lecture courses; to improve public speaking endurance; to improve students' abilities to give…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Communication Skills, Skill Development, Large Group Instruction
Strosnider, Roberta; Sharpe, Valerie Saxton – Corwin, 2019
Teach some of the most important skills your students will ever need! "Please, try harder." "Please, pay attention." "Please, behave." Most students want to do what it takes to succeed, but sometimes that's easier said than done. Executive function skills such as self-regulation, focus, planning, and time management…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Thinking Skills, Metacognition, Skill Development
Lanning, Lois A.; Brown, Tiffanee – Corwin, 2019
A Concept-Based Curriculum is designed to help students uncover important, transferable understandings about what it means to be a capable reader, writer, speaker, viewer, listener, and thinker. But, too often, a well-designed, conceptual curriculum does not translate into conceptual teaching. "Concept Based Literacy Lessons" helps…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Curriculum, Concept Formation, Instructional Design
de Oliveira, Luciana C., Ed.; Smith, Blaine E., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2019
Literacy practices have changed over the past several years to incorporate modes of representation much broader than language alone, in which the textual is also related to the visual, the audio, the spatial, etc. This book focuses on research and instructional practices necessary for integrating an expanded view of literacy in the classroom that…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Student Diversity, Bilingual Students, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
Agarwal, Pooja K.; Bain, Patrice M. – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2019
"Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning" empowers educators to harness rigorous research on how students learn and unleash it in their classrooms. In this book, cognitive scientist Pooja K. Agarwal, Ph.D., and veteran K-12 teacher Patrice M. Bain, Ed.S., decipher cognitive science research and illustrate ways to successfully…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Cognitive Science, Academic Achievement
Lawton, Pamela Harris; Walker, Margaret A.; Green, Melissa – Teachers College Press, 2019
This book is a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of Community-Based Art Education (CBAE). CBAE encourages learners to make connections between their art education in a classroom setting and its application in the community beyond school, with demonstrable examples of how the arts impact responsible citizenship. Written by and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Community Programs, Visual Arts, Elementary Secondary Education
Bunin, Chris – Geography Teacher, 2019
The U.S. Census is a geography teacher's toolbox. As a member of the Statistics in Schools (SIS) development team, Chris Bunin was tasked with exploring existing resources to develop lesson plans. Census.gov is a dynamic online reservoir filled with infographics and visualizations, articles and reports, and best practice instructional materials.…
Descriptors: Census Figures, Web Sites, Resource Materials, Research Tools
Vasquez, Gerson; Dolan, Ryan – Geography Teacher, 2019
Geography is central to the work of the Census Bureau, providing the framework for survey design, sample selection, data collection, tabulation, and dissemination. Geography provides meaning and context to statistical data. To gain a better understanding of population changes within geographic areas, the lesson presented in this article will focus…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Geography, Census Figures, Population Trends
McConnell, Tom J.; Parker, Joyce; Eberhardt, Janet – NSTA Press, 2018
"Problem-Based Learning in the Physical Science Classroom, K-12" will help your students truly understand concepts such as motion, energy, and magnetism in true-to-life contexts. The book offers a comprehensive description of why, how, and when to implement problem-based learning (PBL) in your curriculum. Its 14 developmentally…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Physical Sciences, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Instruction
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2018
U.S. Department of Education data show that English learners in grades K-12 in U.S. public schools in the 2015-16 school year numbered over five million students-- about 10 percent of all enrolled students--and that roughly three-fourths of public school districts included students who are English learners. Many teachers, including those in small…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Educational Technology
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Werner, Riah – TESOL Journal, 2018
This article proposes a theoretical foundation and practical strategies for incorporating pedagogical songs and corresponding gestures into the language classroom. Music and movement are connected to verbal memory, which is a key component of language learning. Music and language are processed in the same areas of the brain, and recent empirical…
Descriptors: Music, Memory, Mnemonics, Teaching Methods
Wormeli, Rick – Stenhouse Publishers, 2018
Differentiated instruction is a nice idea, but what happens when it comes to assessing and grading students? What's both fair and leads to real student learning? An internationally recognized expert on grading practices, Rick Wormeli first examined these questions 10 years ago in the first edition of "Fair Isn't Always Equal." In this…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Student Evaluation, Grading, High Stakes Tests
Routman, Regie – Stenhouse Publishers, 2018
How do we ensure that all students are engaged each day in meaningful, challenging, and joyful work and have equal opportunity to learn? That is the central question Regie Routman addresses in "Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Excellence, and Equity for All Learners." Her response is that such an outcome is only possible within a culture…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Educational Quality, Equal Education, Student Empowerment
Adger, Carolyn Temple, Ed.; Snow, Catherine E., Ed.; Christian, Donna, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2018
Rising enrollments of students for whom English is not a first language mean that every teacher -- whether teaching kindergarten or high school algebra -- is a language teacher. This book explains what teachers need to know about language in order to be more effective in the classroom, and it shows how teacher education might help them gain that…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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