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Young, Nicholas D.; Michael, Christine N.; Smolinski, Jennifer A. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018
Captivating Classrooms explores the specific role that student engagement plays in education, it argues that there are myriad factors that undergird meaningful student learning and participation--such as motivation, exciting teaching strategies, reinventing literacy instruction, and authentic assessment. This book is an extremely valuable handbook…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Learning Motivation
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Carter, Katherine; Aulette, Judy – English Teaching Forum, 2016
Going public with research is an important part of the research process. Besides the intrinsic value of sharing experience and insights with a community of peers, in higher education, publishing is vital for job security and promotion. Despite these forces encouraging publishing, few academics actually do. The purpose of this article is to provide…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Writing for Publication, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Foltos, Les – Journal of Staff Development, 2015
For the past 12 years, the author has worked with peer coaches in more than 40 countries, and has seen schools where peer coaches have collaborated with colleagues to improve teaching and learning in classrooms across the school. In other schools, coaches have played a critical role in creating a culture of collaboration that helps build the…
Descriptors: Principals, Coaching (Performance), Partnerships in Education, Interprofessional Relationship
Roy, Sean – National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, 2015
This Information Brief is intended to assist administrators as well as faculty and staff in postsecondary education settings to better understand the value of engaging families of students with disabilities as partners in their students' success. In response to input received during a national online dialogue in 2015, ideas and resources are…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Family Programs, Disabilities, Family Attitudes
Valdés, Guadalupe; Kibler, Amanda; Walqui, Aída – TESOL International Association, 2014
This professional paper builds on the work of TESOL's issue briefs, "Implementing the Common Core State Standards for English Learners: The Changing Role of the ESL Teacher" (February 2013) and Overview of the Common Core State Standards Initiatives for ELLs (March, 2013). It discusses the shifting landscape surrounding the new Common…
Descriptors: Expertise, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012
Children and adolescents are establishing patterns of behavior that affect both their current and future health. Young people are at risk for engaging in tobacco, alcohol, or other drug use, participating in violence or gang activities, and initiating sex at an early age. However, a growing body of research demonstrates that enhancing protective…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Health Promotion, Smoking, Outcomes of Education
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2012
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement
Public Agenda, 2012
"Building Institutional Capacity for Data-Informed Decision Making" is the third installment of the Cutting Edge series, which aims to help colleges engage faculty, scale successful interventions, and create a strong culture of evidence through use of data to strengthen their institutional change and student success efforts. Though the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Community Colleges, Organizational Change, Decision Making
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Kaster, Gregory – Educational Leadership, 2012
Madison Elementary School, a K-6 school of 335 students in Marshfield, Wisconsin, recognizes the value of student feedback and strives to learn more through monthly student meetings, whole-class sit-downs, and student exit interviews. As the principal of Madison Elementary School, the author meets with a group of students for half an hour during…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Feedback (Response), Educational Change
National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 2011
What happens when school personnel, or family members of one's students are laid off, are out of work for months, and their unemployment insurance ends? What happens when students complain that they can't find after-school or summer jobs? When these things occur, people worry about what will happen to them and to those they care about. Students…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Adolescents, Job Layoff, Insurance
Gonsoulin, S.; Read, N.W. – National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk, 2011
Interagency communication and collaboration is a key principle and practice in addressing the unmet educational needs of youth in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. When child-serving agencies communicate and work with each other, and are committed to coordinating services and supports for the youth and families they serve, they…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Child Welfare
Soares, Joseph A., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2011
What can a college admissions officer safely predict about the future of a 17-year-old? Are the best and the brightest students the ones who can check off the most correct boxes on a multiple-choice exam? Or are there better ways of measuring ability and promise? In this penetrating and revealing look at high-stakes standardized admissions tests,…
Descriptors: Admissions Officers, Educational Research, College Admission, College Presidents
Flowers, Lamont A.; Pascarella, Ernest T. – Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2011
This book presents the results and implications of a major new national study exploring the effects of institutional racial composition on African American students' development and their educational outcomes, taking into account individuals' background characteristics, their perceptions of the institutional environment, and their experiences in…
Descriptors: African American Students, Institutional Research, Black Colleges, Educational Objectives
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National Forum on Education Statistics, 2011
This guide is designed for use by information technology administrators, data specialists, and program staff responsible for the "content" in data reports, as well as education leaders (e.g., administrators who prioritize tasks for technical and data staff), and other stakeholders who have an interest in seeing that schools, school…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Laws, Audiences, Disabilities
Nodine, Thad; Venezia, Andrea; Bracco, Kathy – WestEd, 2011
Completion by Design, an initiative sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, seeks to raise community college completion rates for large numbers of students while containing college costs, maintaining open access, and ensuring the quality of college programs and credentials. The goal of this guide is to assist community college…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Graduation, Educational Change
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