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Caicedo, Obradith; Devia-Ramirez, Jency; Malagón, Andrés – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
Adsorption of methylene blue and malachite green was carried out using "Luffa cylindrica" sponges as adsorbing material. We provide a very illustrative exercise about the use of common natural materials requiring little preparation to solve environmental tasks in a routine laboratory situation such as using dyes. In addition, the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Chemistry, Scientific Concepts
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Spears, Janine L. – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2018
Students need real-world experience. Industry needs graduating students entering the workforce to be skilled in relevant subject matter, critical thinking, and communication skills. Community-based nonprofit organizations, as well as small businesses, need help in building organizational capacity. Instructors also benefit from periodic observation…
Descriptors: Information Security, Service Learning, Relevance (Education), Capacity Building
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Newbould, Sam – English Teaching Forum, 2018
Creating a "classroom contract" is an activity for teachers to increase learner engagement and students' accountability for their own learning from the very first class. The contract is a set of rules and expected behavior, negotiated by the teacher and the students. Student engagement can be an issue in many classrooms, and any practice…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Personal Autonomy, Student Role
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Pack, Austin – English Teaching Forum, 2018
This communicative activity is ideal for English language learners of at least a low-intermediate proficiency level. In this activity, the teacher brings several personal items from his or her life to share with students. These items should be carefully selected and should in some way represent the values, experiences, or characteristics of the…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Interpersonal Relationship
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Sowell, Jimalee – English Teaching Forum, 2018
Circumlocution--using known vocabulary to describe a forgotten or unknown word--can help English language learners avoid communication breakdowns when speaking. Students of all proficiency levels can benefit from instruction and practice related to circumlocution strategies. In the activity presented in this article, students use these strategies…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Communication Strategies, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency
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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
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Mesa, Jennifer – Science and Children, 2018
As an instructional framework, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can guide science teachers to purposefully apply evidence-based instructional practices to increase engagement and learning of students with disabilities (Israel, Ribuffo, and Smith 2014; Marino et al. 2014; Ok et al. 2016). This article describes how to use the Universal Design…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Access to Education, Barriers, Student Needs
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Bernard, Rachel; Henegan, Colleen – Science Teacher, 2018
For many students, the first--and sometimes only--chance to look through a microscope is in high school biology class, where they observe plant and animal cells up close. Even in college, few students use a microscope for a subject other than biology. Thus, it can be a surprise to learn that microscopes are a primary tool used to understand the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Laboratory Equipment, Biology
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Stoeckel, Marta R. – Science Teacher, 2018
Along-standing energy lab involves dropping bouncy balls and measuring their rebound heights on successive bounces. The lab demonstrates a situation in which the mechanical energy of a system is not conserved. Although students enjoyed the lab, the author wanted to deepen their thinking about energy, including the connections to motion, with a new…
Descriptors: Energy, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions
Windschitl, Mark; Thompson, Jessica; Braaten, Melissa – Harvard Education Press, 2018
"Ambitious Science Teaching" outlines a powerful framework for science teaching to ensure that instruction is rigorous and equitable for students from all backgrounds. The practices presented in the book are being used in schools and districts that seek to improve science teaching at scale, and a wide range of science subjects and grade…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Diversity, Learner Engagement
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Welling, Jonathan; Wright, Geoffrey A. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
The paper rocket activity described in this article effectively teaches the engineering design process (EDP) by engaging students in a problem-based learning activity that encourages iterative design. For example, the first rockets the students build typically only fly between 30 and 100 feet. As students test and evaluate their rocket designs,…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities, Design
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Wolbert, Roger S.; Moss, Erin R. – Mathematics Teacher, 2018
A common goal for mathematics teachers at any grade level is for "all" students--not just future mathematics teachers--to develop deep understanding of the mathematics they are learning and using. To that end, this lesson can be used in an upper-level high school mathematics course to introduce the concept of a radian in a way that…
Descriptors: High Schools, Thinking Skills, Reflection, Concept Teaching
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Field, Patrick R.; Logan, Kelsey L. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
The Game Changer is an interrupted case study that traces the football career of Anthony "Tony Tonka Truck" Williams and the types of brain trauma that he suffers from playing football, from junior league level through high school, college, and his draft into the pros. To be successful during this case, readers will have to be familiar…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Athletics, Team Sports, Brain
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Lochmiller, Chad R. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
This case positions the reader as the superintendent of Jefferson City Public Schools (pseudonym). Like many urban school districts in the United States, Jefferson City faces a complex milieu of fiscal challenges attributed to inadequate state funding and declining student enrollment. Within this case, the superintendent must address the failing…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Superintendents, Public Schools, Declining Enrollment
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Whalen, D. Joel – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
This article, the first of a two-part series, offers readers 13 teaching innovations debuted at the 2017 Association for Business Communication's annual conference in Dublin, Ireland. Assignment topics presented here include communication strategy and message-packaging skills, deep communication insights, and career and personal development.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings), Professional Associations, Business Communication
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