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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2013
A knowledgeable teacher may fail in teaching due to inability to work effectively with pupils. Thus, pupils may be entertaining each other during class time, talking aloud incessantly, walking around aimlessly in the classroom, and bothering others, among other annoyances. When supervising university student teachers in the public schools, the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Responsibility, Discipline
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Ediger, Marlow – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2005
There are major themes in geography, which all teachers should incorporate into the social studies. These themes assist students to organize information and relate relevant ideas. Teachers need to study and experiment with using a set of structural ideas to facilitate student learning. Otherwise, learning may comprise of isolated facts, concepts,…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Social Studies, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2005
When a considerable amount of reading is done in different courses by high school students, this presents a problem for struggling readers. Reading is a favorite way of learning for students possessing verbal intelligence, (See Gardner, 1993), but a goodly number of high school students do not possess this as an important intelligence. Thus, the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Reading Skills, Reading Difficulties, Individual Differences
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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2005
Reading, as one learning activity in science lessons and units of study, needs to be assessed to notice needs of pupils. The science teacher needs to be thoroughly grounded in science content and methodology and yet also needs to be an instructor of reading. For pupils to do well in reading science subject matter, there needs to be continuous…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction
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Ediger, Marlow – Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2004
There are selected trends in the social studies which teachers need to understand and analyze. These trends are relatively stable with the realization that changes and modification do occur. New ideas in teaching and learning must come forth to keep abreast with changes in knowledge involving related social science academic disciplines and…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Educational Trends, Instructional Innovation, Curriculum Guides
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2004
Careful planning of lesson plans and units of study is important. Good planning does not mean success in teaching, but it certainly is salient to be well prepared each day for teaching pupils. It is unfortunate if teachers enter classrooms with little to show in the way of being prepared for teaching. Pupils do notice if a teacher is ill prepared…
Descriptors: Units of Study, Multiple Intelligences, Lesson Plans, Evaluation Methods
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2004
The teacher needs to be well versed in the teaching of reading. There is content to read in each curriculum area regardless of the grade level taught. There also are clearly differentiated programs of instruction. Each is based on a selected psychological school of thought. Educators need to study and analyze each school of thought to see where it…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teaching Methods, Evaluation Methods, Reading Instruction
Ediger, Marlow – 2001
Teachers in the school setting need to emphasize quality handwriting across the curriculum. Quality handwriting means that the written content is easy to read in either manuscript or cursive form. Handwriting achievement can be assessed, but not compared to the precision of assessing basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts.…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Handwriting, Skill Development, Student Evaluation
Ediger, Marlow – 1995
Reading is one avenue of learning in the vital curriculum area of science. Factual as well as fictional content can be read by pupils in ongoing science units of study. Both fiction and non-fiction provide for attainment of science curriculum objectives emphasizing knowledge, skills, and attitudes. This document discusses teaching methods that…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Reading Assignments
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Ediger, Marlow – Journal of Biological Education, 1989
Outlines a suggested scheme for introducing young children to the subject of classification by using pets and an investigatory approach. General objectives and introductory, developmental and culminating activities are provided. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Classification, Discovery Learning, Educational Objectives
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Ediger, Marlow – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Provides a behaviorist's approach to learning with the microcomputer. Considers the philosophy of dealing with computer learning including: drill and practice, using a word processor, problem solving, remedial work, simulations, tutorials, computer managed instruction, computer literacy, and inservice education. (MVL)
Descriptors: Behaviorism, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Managed Instruction
Ediger, Marlow – 1990
In designing a social studies curriculum, teachers and administrators need to consider issues of scope and sequence. Scope refers to the ways in which the content of various units taught in the social studies curriculum are fashioned. Sequence refers to the order in which these units are taught. An examination of the following guidelines is…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Design, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies
Ediger, Marlow – 1990
Within the United States there are minority groups whose beliefs, values, and customs differ from most citizens. Individuals living in Mennonite and Hutterite communities are members of such minority groups. The unique qualities of Mennonite and Hutterite communities present an opportunity for students to see U.S. society from a different vantage.…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Classroom Techniques, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ediger, Marlow – Social Studies, 1996
Posits the Old Order Amish as an excellent subject for elementary students to learn about cultures different than their own. Includes a brief but thorough examination of traditional Amish ways and beliefs. Recommends a thoughtful comparison between Amish culture and mainstream U.S. culture. (MJP)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Maintenance