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Mesa, Jennifer – Science and Children, 2018
As an instructional framework, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can guide science teachers to purposefully apply evidence-based instructional practices to increase engagement and learning of students with disabilities (Israel, Ribuffo, and Smith 2014; Marino et al. 2014; Ok et al. 2016). This article describes how to use the Universal Design…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Access to Education, Barriers, Student Needs
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Colantonio-Yurko, Kathleen C.; Miller, Henry; Cheveallier, Jennifer – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2018
In this article, three English Language Arts teachers draw on their teaching experiences of addressing sexual violence in assigned young adult literature. The authors use their experiences to guide a series of suggestions for other teachers who wish to teach these texts in their own classes. First, the authors offer suggestions for legitimizing…
Descriptors: Rape, English, Language Arts, Sexual Abuse
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Almazan, Raquel – Teaching Artist Journal, 2017
The investigative lesson plan traces major exercises from an early residency, Touching Outside the Walls, as a teaching artist to incarcerated women through Art Spring Organization, the process of building original pedagogy with the women that culminated in a public performance.
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Females, Instructional Innovation, Womens Education
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Shields, Sara Scott – Art Education, 2017
The purpose of this article is to reflect on the events that occurred at Pulse nightclub and how a social justice camp collided to create opportunities for campers, preservice teachers, and faculty mentors to use creative activities to connect community members during a time of tragedy. The author begins with a brief introduction to critical…
Descriptors: Homicide, Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Trauma
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Farrell, Ivan; Hamed, Kastro M. – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2016
This article describes the use of project-based instruction in activities and labs intended to develop higher-order thinking skills with high school students and pre-service teachers through the use of soap making.
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education
Florida Department of Education, 2016
School grades provide an easily understandable metric to measure the performance of a school. Parents and the general public can use the school grade and its associated components to understand how well each school is serving its students. The school grades calculation was revised substantially for the 2014-15 school year to implement statutory…
Descriptors: School Districts, Guidelines, Grading, Annual Reports
Florida Department of Education, 2016
School grades provide an easily understandable metric to measure the performance of a school. Parents and the general public can use the informational baseline school grade and its associated components to understand how well each school is serving its students. The school grades calculation was revised substantially for the 2014-15 school year to…
Descriptors: Guides, School Statistics, Grades (Scholastic), Evaluation Criteria
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Radcliffe, Barbara J. – Middle School Journal, 2015
All classrooms are active social systems; the middle school classroom involves complex interactions between and among peers as well as between students and teachers. In the elementary years, attention is often given to nurturing students and fostering relationships, yet when young adolescents transition to the middle school, a focus on control and…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Literacy Education, Language Arts, Middle School Students
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Nation, Molly Trendell; Feldman, Allan; Wang, Ping – Science Teacher, 2015
Global climate change and its effects are real and immediate. Students must gain an understanding of climate science so they can participate in public debate about how to reduce the emission of heat-trapping gases and how their communities can mitigate the effects of global warming. In this activity, students model these effects on Earth's oceans…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Climate, Pollution, Investigations
Benedict, Amber; Holdheide, Lynn; Brownell, Mary; Foley, Abigail Marshall – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2016
This Special Issues Brief from the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR Center) and the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) outlines essential features for providing high-quality, structured, and sequenced opportunities to practice within teacher preparation programs. This brief is…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, College Faculty, Educational Innovation
DeNisco, Alison – District Administration, 2013
Students are doing less hand-raising and more clicking as online classes become increasingly popular in K12 instruction, both in combination with brick-and-mortar classrooms and in independent full-time virtual schools. With online instruction comes a change in the nature of teaching, communicating with, and assessing students. As schools move to…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Change, Electronic Learning, Student Evaluation
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White, Kenneth Michael – Journal of Political Science Education, 2013
Teaching the Declaration of Independence can be a challenge. This article presents a lesson plan based on an explication of the title and the first three lines of the Declaration intended to make the American founding era relevant to today's college students. Assuming civic education is a major goal of teaching American Government, assuming…
Descriptors: United States Government (Course), College Instruction, Political Science, Values
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De Welde, Kristine; Foote, Nicola; Hayford, Michelle; Rosenthal, Martha – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2013
This paper explores the potential of collaborative interdisciplinary teaching as a mechanism for advancing feminist pedagogies. The authors, individually and collectively, engage in feminist academic work (e.g., scholarship and teaching) that challenges traditional academic expectations in their disciplines and at their institution. The authors do…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teacher Collaboration, Feminism
Shircliffe, Barbara J. – Peter Lang New York, 2012
This book explores the battle to desegregate public school teachers in the South. It also considers the implications of linking racially balanced school faculties to equal educational opportunities for African American students. This book demonstrates that the legal struggle to desegregate teachers and other school personnel is critical to…
Descriptors: Teacher Integration, School Desegregation, Public School Teachers, Equal Education
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Hicks Pries, Caitlin; Hughes, Julie – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2012
Learning science vocabulary is an often tedious but important component of many curricula. Frequently, students are expected to learn science vocabulary indirectly, but this method can hinder the success of lower-performing students (Carlisle, Fleming, and Gudbrandsen 2000). We have developed an inquiry-based vocabulary activity wherein students…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Vocabulary, Earth Science, Vocabulary Development
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