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North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2013
North Carolina has embarked on an ambitious effort to improve its public schools. Career-and college-ready standards, high-quality assessments, and advanced technology are all part of this effort, and each plays an important role. No part of students' educational experience matters more than the teachers who facilitate their learning. North…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Public Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Leadership
Waber, Deborah P. – Guilford Publications, 2010
Experts have yet to reach consensus about what a learning disability is, how to determine if a child has one, and what to do about it. Leading researcher and clinician Deborah Waber offers an alternative to the prevailing view of learning disability as a problem contained within the child. Instead, she shows how learning difficulties are best…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Learning Problems, Twins, Learning Disabilities
Bear, George G. – Guilford Publications, 2010
How can schools create safe, well-supervised classroom environments while also teaching students skills for managing their behavior on their own? This invaluable guide presents a framework for achieving both of these crucial goals. It shows how to balance external reinforcements such as positive behavior supports with social-emotional learning…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Social Development, Emotional Development, Behavior Problems
Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2009
Every district will benefit from understanding where it sits on the continuum of 21st century skills integration. The Milestones for Improving Learning & Education (MILE) Guide Self-Assessment tool helps districts accomplish this essential first step, covering the primary responsibilities and activities within a district. Subjects covered include:…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Guides, Educational Improvement, School Districts
Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2009
To succeed in college, career and life in the 21st century, students must be supported in mastering both content and skills. This Implementation Guide presents state leaders, policymakers and/or district and school leaders with assessment tactics and examples to assist in statewide 21st century skills initiatives. The Partnership for 21st Century…
Descriptors: Skill Development, State Standards, Guides, Academic Standards
Davis, Hilarie – Eye on Education, 2008
This book will help create a culture of literacy at schools, from the classroom, to the lunchroom, to the hallways-a culture that encompasses students, teachers, administrators, families, and communities. This comprehensive and practical book includes: (1) Month-by-month plans for the entire school year; (2) How to build a faculty vision of…
Descriptors: Literacy, School Culture, Educational Environment, Story Telling
US Environmental Protection Agency, 2008
Designed as a "Participant's Manual" to be used as part of a "Chemical and Mercury Management in Schools Training," this document focuses on the policies and programs needed at the school and district level for safe and sustainable chemical and mercury management practices. This document is designed primarily for school…
Descriptors: Accidents, Guides, Hazardous Materials, Risk
Tochluk, Shelly – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2007
The book describes and critiques strategies used to avoid race issues, and identifies the detrimental effect of avoiding race on cross-race collaborations. The author illustrates how racial discomfort leads white educators toward ineffective teaching pedagogy and poor relationships with students and colleagues of color. Questioning the…
Descriptors: Race, Multicultural Education, Personal Narratives, Educational Change
Fullan, Michael; St. Germain, Clif – Corwin Press, 2006
Organized to make learning contagious throughout the school, this user-friendly guide helps create a culture of learning that promotes the simultaneous development of students, teachers, and parents--addressing specific ways to maximize study groups, student data, classroom walk-throughs, and more. The interactive self-assessment protocols focus…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Improvement, Guides
Creighton, Theodore B. – Corwin Press, 2006
Since the first edition of "Schools and Data", the No Child Left Behind Act has swept the country, and data-based decision making is no longer an option for educators. Today's educational climate makes it imperative for all schools to collect data and use statistical analysis to help create clear goals and recognize strategies for…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Program Evaluation, Educational Technology, Decision Making
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
Umphrey, Michael L. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2007
An epidemic of disengagement in American high schools is faced as institutions fail to offer meaningful and relevant ways to connect curriculum with students' emerging life stories. These students do not see how schooling, as it is presently constituted, is important to their own developing identities. One solution to this problem is to organize…
Descriptors: High Schools, Outreach Programs, Relevance (Education), Student Attitudes
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
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
Snow, Catherine, Ed.; Griffin, Peg, Ed.; Burns, M. Susan, Ed. – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2005
Basic reading proficiency is key to success in all content areas, but attending to students' literacy development remains a challenge for many teachers, especially after the primary grades. "Knowledge to Support the Teaching of Reading" presents recommendations for the essential knowledge about the development, acquisition, and teaching of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Literacy, Reading Instruction, Educational Change
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