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Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2014
This toolkit is designed to guide school staff in strengthening partnerships with families and community members to support student learning. This toolkit offers an integrated approach to family and community engagement, bringing together research, promising practices, and a wide range of useful tools and resources with explanations and directions…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Beliefs
Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Menzies, Holly Mariah; Oakes, Wendy Peia; Kalberg, Jemma Robertson – Guilford Publications, 2012
Straightforward, practical, and user friendly, this unique guide addresses an essential component of decision making in schools. The authors show how systematic screenings of behavior--used in conjunction with academic data--can enhance teachers' ability to teach and support all students within a response-to-intervention framework. Chapters review…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Guides, Response to Intervention, Measures (Individuals)
McConaughy, Stephanie H.; Kay, Pam; Welkowitz, Julie A.; Hewitt, Kim; Fitzgerald, Martha D. – Guilford Publications, 2007
The Achieving-Behaving-Caring (ABC) Program is an evidence-based approach to addressing the needs of elementary students at risk for emotional and behavioral difficulties and promoting successful home-school collaboration. This practical guide demonstrates how classroom teachers and parents can work together to boost individual children's…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Parent Participation, Action Research, Parent School Relationship
Thomas, Patrice – Early Childhood Australia, 2006
This book offers practical and effective strategies for stress management for both early childhood staff and the children in their care. Here, the author uncovers valuable insights into the causes of stress and outlines a range of activities to counteract it. Early childhood practitioners know that theirs is both a stressful and rewarding…
Descriptors: Young Children, Stress Management, Preschool Teachers, Special Needs Students
Jensen, Eric – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2006
Eric Jensen, a leading expert in the translation of brain research into education, argues that students' achievement capacity is greatly underappreciated. Drawing from a wide range of neuroscience research as well as related studies, the author reveals that the human brain is far more dynamic and malleable than earlier believed. He offers a…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Brain, Neurology, Intelligence
Emery, Merrelyn – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006
This book will help changemakers move toward better functioning school systems and districts using reliable, participative, and practical methods. The author describes an orderly sequence of activities from getting started to monitoring continuing evolution of that most desirable future. These activities are intertwined with simple explanations of…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Improvement, Educational Administration, School Restructuring
US Department of Education, 2006
Spurred by the "No Child Left Behind Act" of 2001, virtually every educational reform program now includes an accountability component that requires sound data collection and reporting. Improving data quality has thus emerged as a high priority for educators and policymakers across the country. The list of programs for which data quality…
Descriptors: Accountability, Data Collection, Federal Legislation, Improvement
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2006
This guide provides recommendations for collecting accurate, comparable, and useful data about virtual education in an elementary/secondary education setting. Its goals are to: (1) identify components common to many education information systems that are necessary to meet the information needs of policymakers, administrators, instructors, and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Data Collection, Information Systems
Vairo, Philip D.; Marcus, Sheldon; Weiner, Max – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2007
One of the tragedies of American education is that so many teachers do not understand or are unaware of educational issues and how they impact on their profession. There is a gap between teacher perceptions and reality and this book is a first step in closing that gap. Hot-Button Issues for Teachers is a timely, comprehensive book that addresses…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Teaching (Occupation), Extended School Year, Collective Bargaining
Kosciw, Joseph G.; Diaz, Elizabeth M.; Colic, Danica M.; Goldin, Roman – Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network, 2005
Name-calling and bullying are pervasive in American schools. This project, No Name- Calling Week, is an annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds and providing schools with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to eliminate bullying in their communities and ensure safe and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Student Attitudes, Behavior Change, Program Effectiveness
Clough, Peter; Garner, Philip; Pardeck, John T.; Yuen, Francis K.O. – SAGE Publications (UK), 2005
The behaviour of children in primary/elementary and secondary/high schools has been a consistent source of interest and controversy since the 19th century. As education systems in First World democracies struggle to meet changing social, economic and educational conditions, one group of children has increasingly become the focus of attention.…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Behavior Disorders, Intervention, Student Behavior
Miller, Bruce; Campbell, Jean – Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL), 2005
The Field Guide for Change Facilitators Working With Low-Performing Schools was written to assist those working with schools in the improvement process, especially low-performing ones. As a primer for change facilitators, this research-based guide is arranged in sections so that the user can easily find needed information on specific topics.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Low Achievement, Guides
Rhodes, Robert L.; Ochoa, Salvador Hector; Ortiz, Samuel O. – Guilford Publications, 2005
This is the first book to present a practical, problem-solving approach and hands-on tools and techniques for assessing English-language learners and culturally diverse students in K-12 settings. It meets a crucial need among practitioners and special educators working in today's schools. Provided are research-based, step-by-step procedures for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Psychoeducational Methods, Guidelines, Acculturation
Reid, Gavin – Paul Chapman Publishing, 2005
This book is about learning styles and inclusion, but essentially it is about learning, and how to make learning more effective for all learners. To recognise the needs of learners as well as those of teachers, and at the same time appreciate that the inclusive education environment, irrespective of its merits, will present barriers for learners,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Inclusive Schools, Individual Needs, Student Diversity
Maryland State Department of Education, 2005
This document is designed to guide local boards of education and school systems in Maryland in assisting individuals and organizations interested in establishing public charter schools. This guide is organized into the following parts: (1) Maryland Public Charter Schools Act; (2) Organizing to Assist Public Charter School Development; (3)…
Descriptors: Resource Materials, Boards of Education, Charter Schools, Educational Planning
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