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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
US Department of Health and Human Services, 2004
Promoting healthy and safe behaviors among students is an important part of the fundamental mission of schools, which is to provide young people with the knowledge and skills they need to become healthy and productive adults. Improving student health and safety can: increase students? capacity to learn; reduce absenteeism; and improve physical…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, School Safety, Self Evaluation (Groups), School Policy
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004
The purpose of this document is to provide information and recommendations for involving elementary students in civic participation. This document suggests activities and resources teachers can use in the classroom to involve their students in civic duties. There is also a section on tips for parents to help develop effective citizens. A list of…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Civics, Citizenship Education, Elementary Education
Whitin, Phyllis; Whitin, David – National Council of Teachers of English, 2004
In their second book copublished by the National Council of Teachers of English and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, David and Phyllis Whitin offer K-6 teachers a wealth of ideas for integrating literature and mathematics, including: (1) Specific criteria for evaluating math-related books, with emphasis on inquiry, critical…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Mathematics Instruction, Evaluation Criteria, Interdisciplinary Approach
McMunn, Nancy; Dunnivant, Michael; Williamson, Jan; Reagan, Hope – US Department of Education, 2004
The professional development CAR Toolkit is focused on the assessment of reading process at the text level, rather than at the word level. Most students in grades 3-6 generally need support in comprehending text, not just decoding words. While the assessment of reading methods in the CAR Toolkit will help teachers pinpoint difficulties at the word…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Processes, Reading Improvement, Elementary Education
National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA. – 2003
This guide gives elementary school teachers suggestions for providing a safe environment for their students and covers general safety concerns in the science classroom. Information is printed in a flip chart format for easy reference. Safety areas covered include: (1) In Case of Accident; (2) Eye Protection; (3) Plants in the Classroom; (4) First…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Hazardous Materials, Laboratory Safety, School Safety
West, Robert Mac – Informal Learning, 2002
Reports the first known survey to evaluate and rank children's museums. The survey was conducted by Child magazine but questions the methodology used to derive the rankings. Identifies the top 50 museums in the rankings. Notes that dinosaurs remain a popular topic and many new programs are designed for very young children. (DLH)
Descriptors: Children, Elementary Education, Museums, Science Education
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Olive, John – Mathematics Educator, 2001
Children's number sequence progress through several developmental changes that are brought about through adaptations in the children's counting activities. Introduces key psychological aspects of number sequences, pre-numerical counting schemes, an initial number sequence, a tacitly-nested number sequence, explicitly-nested number sequence, and…
Descriptors: Computation, Elementary Education, Mathematics Education, Number Concepts
Bear, Ellen; Heron, Ellen; Plumb, Don – 2000
This 78 minute videotape represents one in a series of information videos designed for professional development and as an aid to strengthen teaching skills. The subject concerns ways teachers can moderate the effects of television on the elementary school student. Throughout the video are ideas and suggestions for hands-on activities to teach…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Information Dissemination
This booklet presents 10 easy fun tips for parents to help their children build self-confidence by making them aware of the mathematics all around. These 10 activities were developed to help children master basic math skills, see the relationship between math and everyday activities, and school learning. (ASK)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Computation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
Linn-Benton Independent Education District, Albany, OR. – 1977
This guide was developed by the Albany area schools in recognition of the different needs, learning rates, and abilities of students. Three major areas of mathematics (computational skills and concepts, problem solving, and measurement) are included. A master list of competencies and performance indicators is given, as well as a list of…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Competency Based Education, Computation, Curriculum Guides
Duncan, Patricia H. – 1979
The study of the role parents play in the reading development of their children requires a methodology that is unobtrusive, humane, objective, and natural. Ethnography, with its corresponding technique of participant observation, offers these characteristics. The distinctive features of an ethnographic research design include: formulation of the…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Ethnography, Observation, Parent Role
Cook, Barbara; Urzua, Carole – 1993
The literacy club described is a model cross-aged, paired reading program that is being successfully used in an elementary school in Redwood City, California to teach literacy skills to non-native speakers of English. The literacy club pairs older students--"rapid readers"--with younger students--"little readers"--in a yearlong reading experience…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cross Age Teaching, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
Schiro, Michael – 1997
This book explores some of the relationships between mathematics, children's literature, and literary criticism. It focuses on ways of using trade books to provide children and educators with powerful instructional experiences that integrate the study of mathematics with children's literature and the search for excellent children's trade books…
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education
Boytim, James A.; Dickel, C. Timothy – 1988
As employee assistance programs become commonplace in business and industry, elementary school counselors are encouraged to use some professional time to help teachers and other school personnel through the development of in-school support groups. This document supports the view that school counselors should become involved in developing support…
Descriptors: Counselor Role, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Employee Assistance Programs
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