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US Environmental Protection Agency, 2007
This paper was developed to help teachers teach English to adult students while introducing basic concepts about the environment and individual environmental responsibility. These concepts can help the newly-arrived be part of cleaner and healthier communities by understanding and practicing the "3Rs" of solid waste management: reduce, reuse, and…
Descriptors: Wastes, Sanitation, Adult Students, English (Second Language)
Kennard, Jackie – Mathematics Teaching Incorporating Micromath, 2007
One of the most interesting developments in teaching has been the growing importance of the outdoor environment. Whether it be playground, garden or field, the outdoors offers a range of challenging experiences, especially in the delivery of early mathematics. Oral feedback to parents, together with photographic displays, can show them that…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Educational Games, Resource Materials
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Huth, Thorsten – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
In the context of teaching culture, this article presents teaching materials that provide learners of German with opportunities to reflect about, analyze, and practice, how Germans commonly react to compliments. Based on findings from conversation analysis, the materials provide students with rich contextual information and a variety of…
Descriptors: Natural Language Processing, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pragmatics
Warner, Rebecca M. – SAGE Publications (CA), 2007
This book provides a clear introduction to widely used topics in bivariate and multivariate statistics, including multiple regression, discriminant analysis, MANOVA, factor analysis, and binary logistic regression. The approach is applied and does not require formal mathematics; equations are accompanied by verbal explanations. Students are asked…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Computer Peripherals, Statistical Analysis, Equations (Mathematics)
Dragan, Pat Barrett – Heinemann, 2008
The author demonstrates how simple snapshots can open new entryways into literacy for all children and help educators view teaching and learning in new ways, building classroom-wide and school-wide community. The book offers projects that help children see real-world possibilities in literate behaviors by using photos as a stimulus for literacy…
Descriptors: Photography, Second Language Learning, Literacy, English (Second Language)
Tetteris, Belinda Christine – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006
This book will help teachers better relate to, understand, and love their job by providing a professional resource that contains innovative ideas, visuals, and reproducibles that can be referenced quickly to help make the job easier. This comprehensive resource offers practical teaching techniques, solutions, and tips on: (1) Planning and…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Hidden Curriculum, Bulletin Boards, Classroom Techniques
Baker, Jerry R.; Doran, Madeleine S. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006
Research has shown that adult learners prefer a problem-solving approach to learning, rather than a subject-centered approach. This book provides a non-traditional approach to teaching and learning the basics of human resource management through a series of 125 in-basket exercises and guided questions. These exercises focus on real-life problems…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Theories, Instructional Materials, Problem Solving
Reiss, Karla – Corwin Press, 2006
In this resource, educational coach Karla Reiss helps superintendents, principals, and teachers understand the fundamentals of effective leadership coaching programs that result in long-lasting educational change. Using a balance of theory and practice, Reiss offers 11 core competencies adopted by the rapidly growing coaching profession including…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Leadership Effectiveness, Ethics, Educational Change
Wormeli, Rick – Crystal Springs Books, 2006
In this compelling video series, popular presenter-educator Rick Wormeli examines the assessment practices that best support the differentiated classroom. He considers the role of assessment in designing differentiated lessons, the power of formative assessment, important considerations in tiering assessments, and the key components of strong…
Descriptors: Study Guides, Formative Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Student Evaluation
Diamond, Linda; Gutlohn, Linda – Consortium on Reading Excellence (NJ3), 2006
For all educators who are working to improve reading achievement, this handbook provides clear instructional approaches for successfully building students' vocabulary knowledge--knowledge essential for strong reading comprehension. With teacher-friendly sample lesson models, this book can be used to boost vocabulary instruction in any reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Achievement, Learning Strategies, Vocabulary Development
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Brand, Lance; Warren, Ande; Fitzgerald, Mike – Tech Directions, 2006
Having students design and construct solar cookers is a great way to teach them about designing to meet human needs and about many basic global issues related to health and the environment. Because the activity includes solid content from the fields of math, science and technology, it is an excellent vehicle for technology educators who want to…
Descriptors: Heat, Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, Energy
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Lobb, Pamela McFaden – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2006
Teachers have a unique opportunity to influence education by the materials they select to use in their classrooms. However, many lack the research or life experience that is useful to teach about a living culture that is different from their own in an accurate, respectful manner. This article presents four categories to consider when selecting…
Descriptors: American Indians, American Indian Culture, Teaching Methods, Cultural Awareness
Indiana Department of Education, 2006
The materials included in this manual are organized according to the Indiana Grade 1 Academic Standards for English/Language Arts. In each section teachers will find: (1) Indiana Grade 1 Academic Standards for English/Language Arts; (2) Assessments: diagnostic/practice pages for skill areas, checklists, and rubrics; (3) Classroom Activities:…
Descriptors: Reading Diagnosis, Reading Tests, Diagnostic Tests, Grade 1
Indiana Department of Education, 2006
The materials included in this manual are organized according to the Indiana Grade 2 Academic Standards for English/Language Arts. In each section teachers will find: (1) Indiana Grade 2 Academic Standards for English/Language Arts Assessment Tools: diagnostic/practice pages for skill areas, checklists, and rubrics; (2) Classroom Activities:…
Descriptors: Reading Diagnosis, Reading Tests, Diagnostic Tests, Grade 2
Indiana Department of Education, 2006
The materials included in this manual are organized according to the Indiana's Kindergarten Academic Standards for English/Language Arts. In each section teachers will find: (1) Indiana's Kindergarten Academic Standards for English/Language Arts Assessments: Black Line Masters of diagnostic/practice pages for skill areas, checklists, and rubrics;…
Descriptors: Reading Diagnosis, Reading Tests, Diagnostic Tests, Kindergarten
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