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Burris, Carol Corbett; Garrity, Delia T. – Corwin, 2012
Do you wish you could leverage the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to equip all students--not just high achievers--with the higher-level thinking skills they need? You can, and this book will show you how. The authors helped lead their district--Rockville Centre in Long Island, New York--in closing achievement gaps and increasing the number of…
Descriptors: Equal Education, State Standards, Instructional Improvement, Academic Achievement
Morris, Ronald Vaughan – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012
In "History and Imagination," elementary school social studies teachers will learn how to help their students break down the walls of their schools, more personally engage with history, and define democratic citizenship. By collaborating together in meaningful investigations into the past and reenacting history, students will become…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Curriculum, Citizenship Education, History Instruction
Salen, Katie; Torres, Robert; Wolozin, Loretta; Rufo-Tepper, Rebecca; Shapiro, Arana – MIT Press (BK), 2011
Quest to Learn, an innovative school for grades 6 to 12 in New York City, grew out of the idea that gaming and game design offer a promising new paradigm for curriculum and learning. The designers of Quest to Learn developed an approach to learning that draws from what games do best: drop kids into inquiry-based, complex problem spaces that are…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Research and Development, Games, Educational Innovation
Kinloch, Valerie – Teachers College Press, 2009
In her new book, Valerie Kinloch investigates how the lives and literacies of youth in New York City's historic Harlem are affected by public attempts to gentrify the community. Kinloch draws connections between race, place, and students' literate identity through collaborative interviews between youth, teachers, longtime black residents, and…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, African Americans, Literacy, Neighborhoods
Bitz, Michael – Harvard Education Press, 2009
Based on a four-year study, "Manga High" explores the convergence of literacy, creativity, social development, and personal identity in one of New York City's largest high schools. Since 2004, students at Martin Luther King, Jr., High School in Manhattan have been creating manga--Japanese comic books. They write the stories, design the…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Content Analysis, Urban Schools, Literacy
Rath, Tom; Clifton, Donald O. – Gallup Press, 2005
A simple metaphor about a dipper and a bucket and decades of research to show how even the briefest interactions affect relationships, productivity, health, and longevity, is used in this book. In the short time since the book's release, educators and administrators have already discovered that creating a positive environment can have a powerful…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, School Culture, Staff Development, Interpersonal Relationship
Vella, Jane – 2002
This book, based on the work of a teacher and community development expert with many years of teaching adult education in numerous developing countries all over the world, provides a process for teaching and learning with adults. The book is illustrated with stories from the author's experience and examples that show how to begin, set up, carry…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy