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Soiferman, L. Karen – Online Submission, 2019
Teaching stand-alone grammar lessons is not as beneficial as instructors think if they want their students to learn how to write. If teachers truly want their students to become better at writing grammatically correct papers they will provide practice in writing, lots of practice. It is only through the practice of writing can students improve…
Descriptors: Grammar, Writing (Composition), English Instruction, Secondary School Students
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Hahn, Marcelo Dumas; Cruz, Frederico Alan de Oliveira; Carvalho, Paulo Simeão – Physics Teacher, 2019
When sound waves are taught at the secondary level, the speed of propagation of sound is one of the most important characteristics to be analyzed. However, it is very common in textbooks that the value of sound speed in air is considered constant regardless of the experimental conditions. The great question is that since sound is a mechanical…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Motion, Acoustics, Physics
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Walls, Jeff; Kemper, Sara – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
Increasingly, educational leaders are recognizing that the distribution of students within districts and schools has important implications for educational quality and equity. This case is about the factors underlying the changing student demographics at Bayview School, a 6 to 12 Expeditionary Learning school in an urban district. The case…
Descriptors: School Choice, Secondary School Students, Urban Schools, Social Capital
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Huinker, DeAnn – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2019
Mathematics education at the high school level is not working for many students. Although there has been steady improvement in mathematics learning at the elementary and middle school levels across the United States, for the past decade, student achievement has remained essentially flat at the high school level (NCES 2015, 2016). One possible…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Learner Engagement, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students
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Engledowl, Christopher – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2019
Heat maps have become ubiquitous in the media, yet students are rarely exposed to them and their inherent limitations and potential for misleading consumers. This article makes a case for exposing students to them in statistics instruction at the secondary and tertiary level.
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Statistics, Secondary School Students, Teaching Methods
Abdallah, Mahmoud Mohammad Sayed – Online Submission, 2019
"TEFL/TESOL Methodology 2: Advanced Language Teaching/Learning Strategies (2nd Edition)" is a language methodology course with a modern touch. In other words, it is a combination of the most commonly used language teaching approaches, strategies and/or techniques in modern schools nowadays. In particular, it is intended to be used both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Gardner, Ronald L.; Stephens-Pisecco, Tammy L. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
An educator's function exceeds traditional subject teaching. It includes monitoring and enhancing a child's physical and emotional well-being. Today's children face a plethora of risks and educators are on the front line of the defensive. To build childhood fortitude, the authors call on teachers to become aware of the characteristics of…
Descriptors: Children, Resilience (Psychology), Trauma, Child Abuse
Rhode Island Department of Education, 2018
The Rhode Island 2020 Vision for Education defines an ideal Rhode Island graduate to be "one who is well prepared for postsecondary education, work, and life. He or she can think critically and collaboratively and can act as a creative, self-motivated, culturally competent learner and citizen." The updated Secondary School Regulations,…
Descriptors: State Regulation, Secondary Schools, Academic Support Services, Intervention
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Davis, Anna A.; Joswick, Candace – Mathematics Teacher, 2018
The correct use of visual perspective is one of the main reasons that virtual reality environments and realistic works of art look lifelike. Geometric construction techniques used by artists to achieve an accurate perspective effect were developed during the Renaissance. With the rise of computer graphics, translating the geometric ideas of 600…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods
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Eddy, Colleen M.; Pratt, Sarah S.; Green, Cheyenne N. – Mathematics Teacher, 2018
Have you ever considered how technology could facilitate reasoning and sense making of systems of linear inequalities? In this article, the authors share how to use Google® Maps® and Desmos to achieve this and provide students with opportunities to access mathematics as they build a more formalized understanding. Using an inquiry-based approach,…
Descriptors: Maps, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Inquiry
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Bartholomew, Audrey L.; Griffin, Nancy – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
The authors present a tool teachers can use to modify their instruction so that it is based on universal design and includes secondary transition topics and skills. This checklist includes Universal Design for Learning (UDL) checkpoints and prompts teachers to go through a set of guiding questions that focus on both UDL and secondary transition.…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Check Lists, Access to Education, Skill Development
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Buder, Laura J. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2018
Over the last few years, I have seen a significant impact on student learning from improving and adapting my instruction in three main areas: backward designing instruction for target proficiency levels, transitioning to standards-based grading, and implementing performance-based assessments that focus on proficiency. These strategies have not…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency
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Kelly, Daniel P.; Sabet, Andrina; Galloway, Cole – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
Technology, engineering, and design (TED) education is replete with hands-on projects and activities to engage students in project- and problem-based learning. TED design briefs provide a realistic context for problems so that students are immersed in as realistic a problem scenario as possible. This article provides a model of best practice for…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Service Learning, STEM Education, Experiential Learning
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Swanson, Lauren; Vernon, Heather; Bauer, Christina – Science Teacher, 2018
Understanding how scientific conclusions are drawn from data is central to learning about the nature of science. Many students struggle with aspects of reasoning from data, including identifying relationships among variables, interpreting graphs, coordinating theory and evidence, and not allowing personal beliefs to outweigh the data when forming…
Descriptors: Data Interpretation, Scientific Principles, Science Instruction, Science Activities
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McKenna, John William; Bettini, Elizabeth – Beyond Behavior, 2018
Students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) often have deficient reading skills that require intensive intervention. Effective intervention is comprehensive in nature, addressing individual student needs. This article provides an overview and recommendations for one potential component of individualized support: the use of repeated…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Secondary School Students, Behavior Disorders, Intervention
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