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US Environmental Protection Agency, 2008
More than 53 million children and 6 million adults in the United States spend their days in elementary and secondary schools. Reducing environmental risks inside these buildings is critical to maintaining the public health. Almost all of New England's children will spend a large portion of their childhood in school. To help children stay healthy,…
Descriptors: Risk Management, Public Health, Child Health, Educational Environment
Murdoch, Kath; Wilson, Jeni – David Fulton Publishers, 2008
"Creating a Learner-centred Primary Classroom" is an essential resource to improve teaching practice, examining the key elements that contribute to a learner-centred classroom and offering strategies to encourage children to take a shared role in their learning. Including case studies describing teachers' methods for linking theory to…
Descriptors: Student Centered Curriculum, Educational Strategies, Case Studies, Teaching Methods
John, Peter; Wheeler, Steve – David Fulton Publishers, 2008
Based on a major research project (the InterActive Project), this book explores and illustrates how digital technologies can transform learning across the curriculum. Using a wide range of educational settings--primary, secondary, school and home--it will help practitioners think about, plan and execute effective learning in their classrooms and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., 2007
Understanding one's sexuality is a lifelong process. This pamphlet outlines developmental markers for what children need to know about sexuality, from infancy through adolescence. These guideposts can help parents, caregivers, and educators decide when a discussion of a given subject is age-appropriate. They may be particularly helpful for those…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Pamphlets, Infants, Family Relationship
Robinson, Ann; Shore, Bruce M.; Enersen, Donna L. – Prufrock Press Inc, 2007
"Best Practices in Gifted Education" provides concise, up-to-date, research-based advice to educators, administrators, and parents of gifted and talented youth. The 29 practices included in this volume are the result of an extensive examination of educational research on what works with talented youth. The interest in culturally diverse and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Research, Academically Gifted, Talent
American Federation of Teachers (NJ), 2007
Communication is the exchange of information, ideas and/or feelings from one person to another. The goal of communication is understanding. Without understanding, there is no communication. The communication process consists of verbal and nonverbal communication and listening. The spoken word is self-explanatory. Communication problems between…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Caregivers, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Interpersonal Communication
Braun, Linda W. – Information Today, Inc., 2007
Here is a timely--and time-saving--guide for teachers, librarians, and school media specialists who need to get quickly up-to-speed on podcasting. Educational technology specialist Linda Braun explains what podcasting is and why it is such a useful tool for schools and libraries. She covers both content and technical issues, sharing tips for…
Descriptors: Nonprint Media, Programming (Broadcast), Educational Technology, Schools
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2007
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes that school administrators, teachers, staff, and parents are concerned about the flu, particularly its effects on children. Schools are instrumental in keeping their communities healthy by taking actions such as posting information about hand hygiene in restrooms, providing flu…
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Disease Control, Prevention, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
Hobbs, Renee – Teachers College Press, 2007
This pioneering book, by one of the founders of the media literacy field, provides evidence of the impact of media literacy on the academic achievement of adolescents. Read about the practice of high school teachers who prepared their students to critically analyze all aspects of contemporary media culture. These teachers incorporated popular and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Literacy Education, English Curriculum
Burns, Edward – Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd, 2007
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 has placed a renewed emphasis on the importance of the regular classroom, the regular classroom teacher and the general curriculum as the primary focus of special education. This book contains over 100 topics that deal with real issues and concerns regarding the regular classroom and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Related Services (Special Education), General Education, Teacher Participation
Fiehn, Julia – Learning and Skills Network (NJ1), 2007
Citizenship education is an important part of the development of young people. By enabling them to learn about their rights and responsibilities, to understand how society works, and develop knowledge and understanding of social and political issues, citizenship prepares them for dealing with the challenges they face in life. Through citizenship…
Descriptors: High School Students, Foreign Countries, Values Education, Citizenship Education
Alberta Education, 2007
This document is intended to assist charter schools in providing accommodations for students with exceptional needs, while acknowledging the importance of the charter approved by the Minister, local autonomy, flexibility and choice. This document is organized into the following four areas: (1) Access to Accommodations (the provision of…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Student Needs
New Mexico Public Education Department, 2007
Section 504 is federal civil rights law under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It provides protection against discrimination for individuals with disabilities. Students in school settings fall under the protection of Section 504 and prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability from all school programs and activities in both public and…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Public Schools, Civil Rights, Eligibility
Jacklin, Angela; Griffiths, Vivienne; Robinson, Carol – Open University Press, 2006
This book supports primary teachers' early professional development and learning, tackling key questions and concerns that new teachers might face in their early careers, such as: How will I get through the first term? When will I feel like a "real" teacher? What can I expect from my first years in teaching? Drawing on the experiences of beginning…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Educational Practices, Teaching Experience, Teaching (Occupation)
Besag, Valerie – Open University Press, 2006
Girls' bullying is more subtle and less physical than that perpetrated by boys; however, it can be just as powerful, and the emotional repercussions of bullying among girls can be more destructive and longer lasting than the effects of more obvious forms of bullying. Teachers report that quarrels between girls are far more time-consuming and…
Descriptors: Females, Friendship, Gender Differences, Emotional Response
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