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Benter, Doris J. – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2008
At Portledge School in Locust Valley, New York, ninth graders in their upper school study art history for one semester. The visual arts department has created a vigorous new syllabus culminating in an hour-long mock art auction. The department selects several art movements (e.g., Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, Social Realism,…
Descriptors: Art History, Art Education, Group Activities, Student Projects
Johnston, Howard – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2008
The practice of paying students to earn good grades either in class or on standardized achievement tests has touched off a storm of controversy. Praised by some educators as a way of linking economic rewards to school performance, it is being tested in a number of large cities, such as New York, Baltimore and Chicago, as well as some smaller…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Evidence, Achievement Tests, Rewards
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Santos, Thomas W. – English Teaching Forum, 2008
This article describes New York City. It presents information about its history, immigration process, geography, architecture, rivers, bridges, famous buildings and parks, famous neighborhoods, arts and entertainment, and tourist attractions and activities. The article also provides useful websites about New York City. It ends with a text about…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Immigration, Geography, Architecture
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Hochtritt, Lisa – Teaching Artist Journal, 2007
When people think of a person "working the corners," a G-rated image does not generally come to mind. Yet that is precisely what the author, posing as "June Cleavage," did in New York City one dreary morning: she facilitated a meeting of strangers through the creation of a character and an approachable situation. June, with her…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Audience Participation, Interaction
Moorman, Marta; Schlatter, Barbara E.; Hurd, Amy R. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2007
Adventure recreation activities like mountain biking, bouldering, and kayaking used to require considerable travel to unique locations. This is changing, however, as the new trend emerges in the United State of providing adventure recreation experiences in cities and towns, such as New York City and Golden, Colorado. This article highlights…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Quality of Life, Recreation, Physical Education Teachers
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Graham, Robert; Murphy, Kris; Jaworski, Joy – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2007
Cultural diversity presents many challenges to the art educator. Teaching children to be tolerant and to appreciate differences is particularly important in a world that is characterized by polarization, embittered cultural divisions, and prejudice. Students' knowledge and attitudes are mediated by popular culture, which often reduces cultural…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Photography, Art Activities, High School Students
Teaching Music, 2007
In this installment of "Members Speak Out," the author discusses a game that teachers can play with their band and orchestra students. Called "Drop the Needle," it involves starting a musical recording in the middle and trying to determine what period it is from and who might have composed it. This game allows more experienced…
Descriptors: Radio, Classical Music, Music Education, Musicians
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Golden, Margaret – Language and Literacy Spectrum, 2007
The author describes 10 classroom activities that are designed to promote reading comprehension and organizational skills in the context of solving math problems. These lessons help students to clarify the information within math problems, identify what operations are necessary, and express their solutions more accurately and precisely. A…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods
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Goodson, Ivor; Moore, Shawn; Hargreaves, Andy – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2006
Purpose: This article focuses on the sustainability of reform through the lens of teachers' nostalgia--the major form of memory among a demographically dominant cohort of experienced older teachers. Unwanted change evokes senses of nostalgia for these lost missions that take two forms: social and political. As teachers age, their responses to…
Descriptors: Memory, Teachers, Educational Change, Aging (Individuals)
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Rabinovitch, Andrea – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2006
Every Thursday evening, ten high school students meet at the Riverdale Art Project, a New York City-based art program that the author co-founded ten years ago. Students are participating in a semester-long color workshop where they learn about color theory in a structured and engaging way. Focusing on five essential characteristics of color…
Descriptors: High School Students, Color, Art Activities, Studio Art
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Criminale, Cecily; Esfan, Neda; Mathew, Mariam – Science Scope, 2006
The study of the basic concepts in physics naturally lends itself to real-world analogies and hands-on activities in the classroom. In 2006, science teachers at the United Nations International School searched for a way to go beyond the classroom in order to combine an adolescent's real-world interests with a whole-body, kinesthetic activity. They…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physics, Science Teachers, Science Activities
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Franklin, Christine A.; Mulekar, Madhuri S. – Mathematics Teacher, 2006
This article describes an activity that involves the use of simulation for decision-making. It is useful for demonstrating concepts in probability and statistics. (Contains 4 figures and 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Probability, Statistics, Simulation, Decision Making
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Toroni, John – Tech Directions, 2006
The author teaches at a small, rural school district (K-12 enrollment is 280) in New York's northern Catskill Mountains. According to him, there is no industry in this area and little in the way of commercial business, so when they need to raise money for "extra expenses," it requires a lot of effort. When the cost of publishing their…
Descriptors: Yearbooks, Elementary Secondary Education, Rural Schools, Textbook Publication
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Rickard, Laura N.; Wilson, Colette – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2006
"Lettuce Learn Math" is an interdisciplinary program that has effectively linked a small-scale agricultural production system to a sixth-grade mathematics and science curriculum. The mathematical concepts and skills, including measurement and geometry, taught in this project met and often exceeded the standards set by New York state for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Agricultural Education
Stearns, Jared – Technology & Learning, 2006
K-12 schools are broadening their curriculum offerings to include audio, video, and other multimodal styles of communication. A combination of savvy digital natives, affordable software, and online tutoring has created a perfect opportunity to integrate professional level video and videoconferencing into curricula. Educators are also finding…
Descriptors: Teleconferencing, Television, Production Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education
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