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Chen, Huai-Yi; Wu, Chien-Ming; Lai, Chiung-Hui – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2019
Contribution: Prior studies indicate that students experimenting with characterization of optical planar waveguides use expensive ready-made prism couplers without clear understanding about construction of the entire optical measurement system. This paper presents a cost-effective modified bright-mode prism coupler that helps students learn…
Descriptors: Optics, Physics, Scientific Concepts, Science Equipment
Mohr, Doris, Ed.; Walcott, Crystal, Ed.; Kloosterman, Peter, Ed. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2019
"Mathematical Thinking: From Assessment Items to Challenging Tasks" is a compilation of 36 problem-based lessons that encourage students to engage in productive struggle and deep thinking. Its 36 full-length lessons for grades 2-8 are each inspired by an actual test item from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Test Items, Elementary School Mathematics, Middle School Mathematics
Koutrakos, Pamela – Corwin, 2019
First Pamela Koutrakos delivered a systematic approach to inquiry-based, student-centered, and joyful word study in her book "Word Study That Sticks." Now, in "The Word Study That Sticks Companion," Koutrakos offers tools and resources to help teachers put those structures, lessons, and routines into action. Loaded with…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, Instructional Materials, Charts
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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
Behrens, Susan J. – Multilingual Matters, 2018
It is clear that a proper understanding of what academic English is and how to use it is crucial for success in college, and yet students face multiple obstacles in acquiring this new 'code', not least that their professors often cannot agree among themselves on a definition and a set of rules. "Understanding Language Use in the…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Classroom Communication, Instructional Materials, Web Sites
Oczkus, Lori D. – ASCD, 2018
In this fully revised and expanded third edition of the bestselling "Reciprocal Teaching at Work," Lori D. Oczkus provides both tried-and-true and fresh solutions for teaching reading comprehension. Reciprocal teaching is a scaffolded discussion technique that builds on the Fab Four strategies that good readers use to understand text:…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Student Participation, Reciprocal Teaching
Cannon, Kama – Geography Teacher, 2018
Although formal papers are typical, sometimes posters or other visual presentations are more useful tools for sharing visual-spatial information. By incorporating creativity and technology into the study of geographical science, STEM (the study of Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics) is changed to STEAM (the A stands for ART)! The…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Visual Aids, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Walter, Hope A. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2018
Discourse in mathematics classrooms has been at the forefront of mathematics reform for years. Of the eight NCTM Mathematics Teaching Practices, four relate specifically to the use of discussion, questioning, and the analysis of student thinking that is based on discourse. As an answer to the demand for discourse within many mathematics classroom,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Classroom Communication, Learner Engagement, Academic Discourse
Viana, Vander; Bocorny, Ana; Sarmento, Simone – TESOL Press, 2018
How does English for specific purposes [ESP] differ from English for general purposes? Explore the key features of ESP and the important role of students in this type of language learning. Learn the different types of ESP, various materials that can be incorporated into a course, and the roles of teachers and students. Read about four key topics…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Reinhardt, Martin – Cogent Education, 2017
In 2016, Dr. Martin Reinhardt and Dr. Jioanna Carjuzaa produced a series of three webinars concerning Indigenous language immersion programs. The first webinar focused on broad curriculum development ideas including core relationships, guidelines and principles for effective pedagogy, and models. The second webinar focused on the elements of…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Language Maintenance, Indigenous Populations, Seminars
Percoco, James A. – Stenhouse Publishers, 2017
In "Take the Journey," author, historian, and educator James Percoco invites you and your students to the places where many events in American history happened. The Journey Through Hallowed Ground is a 180-mile National Heritage area encompassing such historic sites as the Gettysburg battlefield and Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello.…
Descriptors: History Instruction, United States History, Place Based Education, Teaching Methods
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Wilkinson, Deborah; Stallard, Wayne – Primary Science, 2017
Materials are all around us and the importance of supporting children to understand the vast array of different types of materials is recognised at all key stages in the science National Curriculum for England. Ensuring that children connect concepts taught in key stages 1 and 2 (ages 5-11) is the starting point in helping children to comprehend…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Science
Goble, Pam; Goble, Ryan R. – Free Spirit Publishing, 2016
From comics to cathedrals, pie charts to power ballads, fashion to Facebook . . . students need help navigating today's mediarich world. And educators need help teaching today's new media literacy. To be "literate" now means being able to read, write, listen, speak, view, and represent across all media--including both print and nonprint…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Secondary School Teachers, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods
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Morgan, Emily; Ansberry, Karen – Science and Children, 2016
Pill bugs, also called roly-polies, are small terrestrial isopods that are abundant in temperate areas throughout the world. Because they are engaging, harmless, and easily collected, they provide an excellent opportunity for children to learn about invertebrate body parts, behaviors, and information processing. This column includes activities…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Entomology, Science Activities
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Ashbrook, Peggy – Science and Children, 2016
Blowing bubbles is not only a favorite summer activity for young children. Studying bubbles that are grouped together, or "foam," is fun for children and fascinating to many real-world scientists. Foam is widely used--from the bedroom (mattresses) to outer space (insulating panels on spacecraft). Bubble foam can provide children a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Science Experiments
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