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Ingalls, Joan S. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2018
This article describes five improvisational theater games for building "teams" in the classroom and on the sports field. Particular attention is given to understanding how teams must challenge the hyper-individuality of modern culture. Improvisational theater games for team building are designed to help participants find a balance…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Theater Arts, Educational Games, Teamwork
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Doll, Jessica L. – Management Teaching Review, 2018
Structured interviews are widely used in the employment process; however, students often have little experience asking and responding to structured interview questions. In a format similar to "speed dating," this exercise actively engages students in the interview process. Students pair off to gain experience as an interviewer by asking…
Descriptors: Structured Interviews, Employment Interviews, Questioning Techniques, Skill Development
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Singh, Jitendra – Management Teaching Review, 2018
Strategic planning provides a sense of direction and can have a significant impact on the future of an organization. Students wanting to serve in leadership positions need to demonstrate a firm understanding of the concepts necessary to work on this complex process. Careful planning also ensures students' survival in a competitive business…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Experiential Learning, Learner Engagement, Student Participation
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McMahon, Joan M. – Management Teaching Review, 2018
This article describes an in-class, noncomputerized, bingo game to accompany coverage of the topic of organizational structure. The game allows students to be actively involved in learning, solidify recognition and understanding of organizational structure terminology, apply understanding of organizational structure to an analysis of…
Descriptors: Organizational Theories, Administrative Organization, Educational Games, Communication Skills
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Preston, Christine – Teaching Science, 2018
Magnifying objects can foster wonder in young children because they can make new observations of familiar things. This activity helps children explore common substances and familiar materials using a magnifying glass. Magnification can help people observe living things more closely providing a link to the work of scientists and the magnifying…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Laboratory Equipment, Young Children, Science Activities
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Stapp, Alicia; Chessin, Debby; Deason, Rebecca – Science and Children, 2018
The authors represent the life cycle of the butterfly through writing, drawing, dance, and math. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) (NGSS Lead States 2013) emphasize college and career readiness as well as critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students must develop a deep understanding of science concepts and engage in scientific…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Grade 1, Elementary School Science, Interdisciplinary Approach
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McKenzie, Emily; Tapps, Tyler; Fink, Kevin; Symonds, Matthew L. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018
The purpose of this article is to provide physical education teachers with the tools to develop and implement challenge course-like activities in their physical education classes. The article also covers environmental considerations for teachers who have the desire to create a challenge-based classroom setting in order to reach a wider and more…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Adolescents, Physical Education Teachers, Physical Activities
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Hume, Donald – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018
This article describes a progressive methodology for teaching the tennis serve to large groups with a focus on optimizing practice opportunities and providing individual feedback to players. Specifically, it delineates teaching the serve to 24 players on two courts. The methodology can be adapted for more players and/or more courts as appropriate,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Racquet Sports, Large Group Instruction
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
Ryan, Caitlin L.; Hermann-Wilmarth, Jill M. – Teachers College Press, 2018
Drawing on examples of teaching from elementary school classrooms, this timely book for practitioners explains why LGBTQ-inclusive literacy instruction is possible, relevant, and necessary in grades K-5. The authors show how expanding the English language arts curriculum to include representations of LGBTQ people and themes will benefit all…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Inclusion, Teaching Methods, English Instruction
Olson, Carol Booth; Balius, Angie; McCourtney, Emily; Widtmann, Mary – Teachers College Press, 2018
In her new book, bestselling author and professional developer Carol Booth Olson and colleagues show teachers how to help young readers and writers construct meaning from and with texts. This practical resource offers a rich array of research-based teaching strategies, activities, and extended lessons focused on the "thinking tools"…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reading Comprehension, Evidence Based Practice
Nicholson, Tom; Dymock, Susan – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2018
Tom Nicholson and Sue Dymock analysed research on teaching writing to identify the skills students need to write for impact. Their approach is based on a simple view of writing: it is ideas presented well. The two volumes of this book work together to explain and show teachers how to teach students these essential writing skills. Nicholson and…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Skills, Spelling, Writing 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
Posey, Allison – ASCD, 2018
Research on the brain has shown that emotion plays a key role in learning, but how can educators apply that research in their day-to-day interactions with students? What are some teaching strategies that take advantage of what we know about the brain? "Engage the Brain" answers these questions with easy-to-understand explanations of the…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Psychological Patterns, Brain, Neurology
Puerling, Brian – Redleaf Press, 2018
Technology is moving faster than teachers and children can keep up with. "Teaching in the Digital Age" guides teachers of preschool and kindergarten aged children toward integrating technology across the curriculum so it can have an authentic, meaningful, and developmentally appropriate impact on children's exploration and learning. Full…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Young Children, Kindergarten
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