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Baroutsis, Aspa, Ed.; McGregor, Glenda, Ed.; Mills, Martin, Ed.; TeRiele, Kitty, Ed – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
Alternative and flexible education settings may come in different forms, but they generally have in common a focus on young people who have been disengaged from conventional schooling. One challenge of these settings, therefore, is to change the way education is offered in order to better engage these students. Much of the onus for this changed…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Nontraditional Education, Teacher Role, Teacher Attitudes
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
Sweeney, Diane; Harris, Leanna S. – Corwin, 2017
Student-centered coaching is a highly-effective, evidence-based coaching model that shifts the focus from "fixing" teachers to collaborating with them to design instruction that targets student outcomes. But what does this look like in practice? "Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves" shows you the day-to-day coaching moves that…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Competencies, Faculty Development
Culp, Marguerite McGann, Ed.; Dungy, Gwendolyn Jordan, Ed. – NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, 2014
More than a third of all undergraduate students are 25 or older, and their presence on college and university campuses is growing. However, institutions of higher learning are struggling to meet the needs of, and improve persistence and completion rates for, this significant student population. "Increasing Adult Learner Persistence and…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Nontraditional Students, Undergraduate Students
Ordetx, Kirstina – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012
This book provides teachers and other professionals with a highly effective, easy-to-follow curriculum for teaching children with high-functioning autism, Asperger syndrome and related social challenges to relate to and interact with others successfully by developing a solid, basic foundation in Theory of Mind (ToM). Dr. Kirstina Ordetx provides…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Lesson Plans, Autism, Asperger Syndrome
Bouzoukis, Carol E. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011
iPads, iPhones, Notebooks, X-Boxes, PlayStations, Televisions, Computers. They've found their way into every corner of our lives. Add to that, the pressures of the modern education with standardized tests and crowded classrooms, and it seems that our children have lost the simplicity of childhood. Are our children losing their imagination, too?…
Descriptors: Imagination, Play, Guides, Self Esteem
Cannon, Lynn; Kenworthy, Lauren; Alexander, Katie C.; Werner, Monica Adler; Anthony, Laura – Brookes Publishing Company, 2011
For students with autism spectrum disorders, problems with flexibility and goal-directed behavior can be a major obstacle to success in school and in life. But flexibility and goal-setting can be taught just like any other skill--and this how-to manual equips professionals with simple, real-world ways to help students with ASD develop this…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Cognitive Style, Autism, Special Education Teachers
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
Ross, Ruth Herron; Roberts-Pacchione, Beth – Corwin, 2011
Research shows that a child's social and behavioral skills affect the development of cognitive and physical abilities. Set students on a path to success and have fun doing it with this activity-packed second edition of "Wanna Play". The authors provide hundreds of activities that help children learn how to behave appropriately and make friends.…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Behavior Problems, Early Intervention, Interpersonal Relationship
Protheroe, Nancy – Educational Research Service, 2011
The phrase "data-based decision making" has been used so often in discussions about school improvement efforts that it has become almost a mantra. However, it's "how" data is used that really provides the critical link between practice and school improvement. "Data-Based Decision Making 2.0" is designed to help principals take on the role of…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Observation, Educational Improvement, Decision Making
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
Polanka, Sue, Ed. – ALA Editions, 2010
E-books have been around for more than 10 years but are still a relatively new phenomenon to many librarians and publishers. With the introduction of e-book readers, the e-book has become mainstream, with recent triple-digit annual increases in sales. But what place do they have in the library? In this volume, Sue Polanka brings together a variety…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, Library Services
Lines, Cathy; Miller, Gloria; Arthur-Stanley, Amanda – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
Ongoing, strategic family-school partnering (FSP) is an essential component of every educational community. FSP is a multi-dimensional process in which schools, families, and communities engage in shared actions to ensure a child's academic, social, and emotional success. With this text, the authors intend to offer a practical guide that…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Systems Approach, Mental Health Programs, Partnerships in Education
Nippold, Marilyn A., Ed.; Scott, Cheryl M., Ed. – Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2009
School success in the 21st century requires proficiency with expository discourse--the use and understanding of informative language in spoken and written modalities. This occurs, for example, when high school students read their textbooks and listen to their teachers' lectures, and later are asked to demonstrate their knowledge of this complex…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Text Structure, Intervention
Anning, Angela; Cottrell, David; Frost, Nick; Green, Josephine; Robinson, Mark – Open University Press, 2006
Multiprofessional practice in the delivery of services is a central government imperative in the UK and other countries. This book offers a practical resource to professionals charged with conceptualising, planning, implementing and evaluating multiprofessional practice in children's services. Discussion of dilemmas facing multiprofessional teams…
Descriptors: Integrated Services, Social Work, Children, Teamwork
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