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Nodulman, Jessica A. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Using the philosophy of mindfulness is an innovative way to teach about perception. By participating in a mindfulness awareness practice, engaging in an activity with all your senses and being in the moment without judgment, students learn about the concepts of perception and mindfulness; analyze their personal perception process before and after…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Metacognition, Interpersonal Communication, Teaching Methods
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Wong, Rose – Journal of Social Work Education, 2017
This article adds to the growing body of literature on the use of evidence-based practice (EBP) in social work. Specifically, it examines a 9-hour EBP educational model designed to prepare MSW students for appropriate decision-making strategies in working with multicultural client populations. The model places emphasis on identification and…
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, Advanced Courses, Evidence Based Practice
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O'Brien, Walter – Science Teacher, 2015
One of the most difficult challenges of incorporating literacy in the classroom--as called for by the "Common Core State Standards" (NGAC and CCSSO 2010)--is inspiring reluctant writers. Students are often unmotivated by essay assignments or having to write answers to open-ended questions. Some students may even view these as obstacles…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Science Education, Molecular Structure
ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career, 2014
The Behaviors of Learning and Teaching Continuum (BLT) defines key characteristics of student and adult learning and teaching practice within Linked Learning pathways. It illustrates how these behaviors and actions might be observed both inside and beyond the classroom.
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Student Centered Learning, Outcomes of Education
Rajagopal, Kadhir – ASCD, 2011
Inspired by his ability to teach algebra to low-income and mostly African American and Latino urban students--and have them outscore the state averages for high-income and Caucasian students on standardized tests--Kadhir "Raja" Rajagopal, the 2011 California Teacher of the Year, provides you with a model for teaching that unleashes the…
Descriptors: Assignments, Urban Schools, Standardized Tests, Cooperative Learning
Edwards, Linsey; Hughes, Katherine – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2011
Dual enrollment programs allow high school students to enroll in college courses and potentially earn college credit. The term concurrent enrollment is sometimes used interchangeably with dual enrollment, and sometimes to refer to a particular model of dual enrollment. In some programs, students earn high school and college credit simultaneously;…
Descriptors: High Schools, Career Academies, College Credits, Dual Enrollment
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2010
The assessment of student learning outcomes (SLOs) is a curricular activity that can be both beneficial and productive. Faculty who engage in SLO development and assessment can acquire concrete evidence upon which to base the collegial review of their programs and the improvement and enhancement of student learning both in individual classes and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Undergraduate Study, Student Evaluation, Data Analysis
Clayton, Marla; Hagan, Jill; Ho, Pier Sun; Hudis, Paula M. – ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career, 2010
The term "integrated curriculum" has many different, sometimes conflicting, meanings to educators. In this manual, integrated curriculum refers to the materials and pedagogical strategies used by "multidisciplinary" teams of teachers to organize their instruction so that students are encouraged to make meaningful connections…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Physical Education, Evaluation Criteria
Clarke, Suzanne – Educational Research Service, 2009
Project-Based Learning (PBL) connects standards-based content to real-world scenarios through the use of projects to improve student achievement. By engaging students in authentic problems that do not have a predetermined solution, students learn both subject matter and critical 21st-century skills. This "Focus On" addresses what…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Problem Based Learning, Active Learning, Student Motivation
Bainer, Claire Copenhagen; Hale, Liisa – Redleaf Press, 2007
Learn how to replicate a thoughtfully designed, developmentally appropriate learning environment--one in which young children are engaged in responsive, nurturing relationships with caregivers and peers. This book offers an intimate account of a typical day in such a setting. Age-specific chapters describe children's interactions with teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Kindergarten, Caregivers, Play
Pawan, Faridah, Ed.; Sietman, Ginger, Ed. – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), 2007
This volume of Collaborative Partnerships between ESL and Classroom Teachers gives emphasis to collaborative partnerships in the middle and high school levels. Editors Faridah Pawan and Ginger Sietman gather expert authors who present us with models of classroom-based and school-based collaborative partnerships from middle and high schools across…
Descriptors: Expertise, Integrated Curriculum, High School Students, Middle School Students
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Teo, Adeline – English Teaching Forum, 2007
Social-interactive Writing for English Language Learners (SWELL) is collaborative writing based on Topping's Paired Writing Method. The method was changed to meet the needs of English language learners. In both methods, pairs are formed according to proficiency, pairing a more advanced student (a Helper) with a less advanced one (a Writer). The…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Writing Strategies, Collaborative Writing
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McReynolds, Katherine D. – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2006
A second semester biochemistry laboratory has been implemented as an independent projects course at California State University, Sacramento since 1999. To incorporate aspects of carbohydrate biochemistry, or glycobiology, into our curriculum, projects in lectin isolation and purification were undertaken over the course of two semesters. Through…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Student Projects, Undergraduate Study, Advanced Courses
Kiesner, Eileen – 2003
In this colorfully illustrated kindergarten activity, students read (and re-read) "My Blue Suitcase" (Sharon Katz), as an introduction to traveling. The book uses all of the basic forms of transportation and forms the transportation lesson outline. The activity gives the students the task of learning about each mode of transportation:…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Geography, Internet, Kindergarten
Haver, Johanna J. – 2003
This book describes Structured English Immersion (SEI) for English language learners (ELLs). Seven chapters focus on the following: (1) "Identification, Assessment, and Placement" (e.g., California's school districts implement SEI and proper placement of students); (2) "Listening Skills" (e.g., time on task, total physical…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, English (Second Language)
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