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Wilkens, Christian P.; Kuntzler, Patrice M.; Cardenas, Shaun; O'Malley, Eileen; Phillips, Carolyn; Singer, Jacqueline; Stoeger, Alex; Kindler, Keith – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2014
One challenge teachers of students with orthopedic and multiple disabilities face is providing sufficient time and opportunity to communicate. This challenge is universal across countries, schools, and settings: teachers want students to communicate because communication lies at the core of what makes us human. Yet students with orthopedic and…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Multiple Disabilities, Communication Problems, Interpersonal Communication
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Davis, Melissa – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2014
Students with behavior disorders often require specific interventions to improve their behavioral outcomes. Common interventions to use with these students include teaching appropriate behaviors, focusing on positive behaviors, noting the start of behaviors and intervening early, and providing appropriate reinforcements. To enhance the…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Parent Role, Teacher Role, Intervention
Giler, Janet Z. – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2011
"Socially ADDept" helps educators and parents teach the hidden rules of social behavior to children with limited social skills, notably those with special needs like ADHD, learning disabilities, Asperger's and high-functioning autism, Tourette Syndrome, and nonverbal learning disabilities. The author provides all the information parents and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Nonverbal Communication, Social Behavior, Autism
Phillips, Rob; McNaught, Carmel; Kennedy, Gregor – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
How can the average educator who teaches online, without experience in evaluating emerging technologies, build on what is successful and modify what is not? Written for educators who feel ill-prepared when required to evaluate e-learning initiatives, "Evaluating e-Learning" offers step-by-step guidance for conducting an evaluation plan of…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Research, Online Courses, Web Based Instruction
Tefera, Adai; Frankenberg, Erica; Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve; Chirichigno, Gina – Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2011
This manual was written to help guide education stakeholders--including parents, students, school board members, community activists, administrators, policymakers and attorneys--in their efforts to promote racial diversity and avoid racial isolation in suburban school systems. Critical information on the current legal, political and policy issues…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, School Districts, School Desegregation, Student Diversity
Rahal, Michelle Layer – Educational Research Service, 2010
In the decade following Columbine High School, educators, communities, and even state legislatures have acknowledged that we can no longer treat bullying as a natural rite of passage. There are strong legal implications for administrators and teachers who ignore bullying behavior. While many districts have increased awareness and ramped up…
Descriptors: Bullying, Teachers, Prevention, Safety
Pinchok, Nick; Brandt, W. Christopher – Learning Point Associates, 2009
For several years, there have been varying and often conflicting viewpoints and definitions of what formative assessment is--is it a product, is it a process, is it something that can be bought? One source of confusion about this issue has come from products and services sold by curriculum and assessment vendors, touted as "formative assessment."…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, School Personnel, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), 2009
"The Safe Space Kit" is designed to help educators create a safe space for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) students. One of the most effective ways for an educator to create a safe space is to be a supportive ally to LGBT students. The hard copy of "The Safe Space Kit" includes the "Guide to Being an Ally," ten "Safe Space" stickers…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, School Safety, School Culture, Educational Environment
Schneider, Steven – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006
In order to meet the goals of No Child Left Behind, standardized testing is preeminent as the sole indicator determining whether states all across America demonstrate adequate yearly progress regarding the improvement of student achievement in literacy education. This book will help teachers and parents raise children's scores on standardized…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Literacy Education, Reading Comprehension, Study Skills
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2006
Fall 2005 enrollment data show approximately 73,000 students under the age of 18 enrolled in California community colleges. Given that students under the age of 18 are legally considered minors, community college faculty and staff are often uncertain about their roles and responsibilities for these students. Laws governing the opportunities for…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Enrollment, College Faculty, College Governing Councils
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Wan, Eric – Teachers College Record, 2005
The education profession in Hong Kong has been experiencing waves of educational reforms since the early 1990s. A system of school-based management has been imported from Western countries without undergoing thorough discussion about the roles that teachers might play in facilitating it. The purpose of this article is to suggest a strategic mix…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Empowerment, School Based Management, Educational Change
Coalition of Essential Schools, 2005
CES EssentialVisions is releasing three DVDs over the course of fall 2005, 2006, and 2007. Each DVD will capture how the Common Principles have been implemented, illustrating how students engage in their own education and how teachers develop as professionals. Focused segments provide unique perspectives on the benefits and challenges of each…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Urban Schools, Suburban Schools, Interpersonal Communication
Shanklin, Nancy L. – 2002
In this inquiry study, teachers will learn about the writing process and ways to improve virtually all facets of students' writing. Teachers will carefully examine their own beliefs about writing and the value of their own written literacy that can be modeled for students. Teachers will build professional communities in which they will interact…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Classroom Techniques, Inquiry, Professional Development
Langer, Judith A. – 2002
This book focuses on middle school and high school literacy programs that effectively support student learning in an era of national and state standards and high-stakes testing. The book offers a programmatic vision, a set of principles, and real-life examples to guide educators who wish to inform their practice with research-based knowledge to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Environment, Educational Practices, English Curriculum
Vasquez, Vivian; Egawa, Kathy – 2002
In this inquiry study, teachers will explore the concept of "critical literacy" and its implications for classrooms. Each study group will reread cultural texts--media, print, commercial--to consider how teachers, as well as the younger learners they teach, are "positioned." This new awareness provides the opportunity for…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Primary Education, Professional Development, Teacher Role
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