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Keup, Jennifer R.; Petschauer, Joni Webb – National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2011
"The First-Year Seminar: Designing, Implementing, and Assessing Courses to Support Student Learning and Success," a five-volume series, is designed to assist educators who are interested in launching a first-year seminar or revamping an existing program. Each volume examines a different aspect of first-year seminar design or administration and…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, First Year Seminars, Curriculum Design, Program Implementation
Yager, Robert E. – National Science Teachers Association (NJ3), 2005
Nine years after the National Science Education Standards' release, just how well do science teachers in grades 5 to 8 actually use them to plan content, define improved teaching, and assess real learning? Find out the answers to these key questions in this groundbreaking collection of 15 essays by teachers, researchers, and professors whose…
Descriptors: Essays, Science Teachers, Grade 5, Educational Strategies
Urquhart, Vicki – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2005
Most educators intuitively understand the critical relationship between thinking and writing: writing allows us to express what we think, but the very act of writing spurs a process of exploration that changes our thinking and helps us learn. "Teaching Writing in the Content Areas" examines nearly 30 years of research to identify how teachers can…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Writing Processes, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition)