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McKay, Sandra Lee – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2006
This text introduces teachers to research methods they can use to examine their own classrooms in order to become more effective teachers. Becoming familiar with classroom-based research methods not only enables teachers to do research in their own classrooms, it also provides a basis for assessing the findings of existing research. McKay…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Discourse Analysis, Language Teachers, Teacher Researchers
US Department of Education, 2006
This resource guide designed for families and educators provides information on how attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is identified and treated. The resource includes sections on legal requirements, treatment options educational and medical evaluations, how ADHD affects school performance, and helpful evidence-based hints on how to…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Hyperactivity, Children, Disability Identification
US Department of Education, 2006
An influenza (flu) pandemic is a global outbreak of disease that occurs when a new flu virus appears that can spread easily from person to person. Although it is difficult to predict when the next influenza pandemic will occur or how severe it will be, effects can be lessened if preparations are made ahead of time. The illness rates for both…
Descriptors: School Closing, Communicable Diseases, Disease Control, Emergency Programs
Harrington, LaDawna – Linworth, 2006
Using this inquiry-based process allows the teacher and librarian to assign mystery topics to individual students so they can conduct independent research on high-interest subjects. The book provides the tools and strategies teachers and librarians need to help students think and rethink methods of gathering and organizing information to solve…
Descriptors: Student Research, Inquiry, Middle School Students, Problem Solving
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2006
This fact sheet presents guidelines for schools and child care providers that may be helpful to identify symptoms and prevent the spread of the flu in child care facilities. (Contains 6 resources.)
Descriptors: Child Care, Guidelines, Disease Control, Communicable Diseases
Kain, Daniel L. – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2006
What makes a good team? If people understand teams to be collections of individuals who bring together their complementary knowledge and skills to accomplish a common purpose, then they can put together effective teams whether or not the individuals have a fondness for one another. Knowledge and skills are complementary when they combine in such a…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Administrative Organization, School Administration, Friendship
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Roman, Harry T. – Tech Directions, 2006
A great deal of similarity exists between engineering and technology education. Many schools and state education administrators are working to bring engineering principles and problem-solving approaches into the technology education classroom. More and more, technology education is viewed as a breeding ground for tomorrow's new crop of engineers.…
Descriptors: Engineering, Technology Education, Problem Solving, Interdisciplinary Approach
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
Ohio Department of Education, 2006
This report was compiled by the School Physical Fitness and Wellness Advisory Council. House Bill 66 created this council to provide guidance to school districts in developing and implementing wellness policies and plans. The council was charged with developing best practice guidelines regarding nutrition education and physical activity for…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Obesity, Guidance, School Districts
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2006
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, reauthorized as Title X, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act, requires schools to enroll homeless students immediately, even if they do not have the documents normally required for enrollment such as school records, medical records, proof of residency, or others. Unfortunately for many homeless…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Federal Legislation, Disadvantaged Youth, School Counselors
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
Virginia Department of Education, 2006
The Theatre Arts Standards of Learning identify the essential content and skills required in the theatre arts curriculum for the middle school and core high school courses in Virginia's public schools. The standards are designed to be cumulative and progress in complexity by course from the middle school through the secondary level. Throughout…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Theater Arts, Course Content, Methods
Holtz, Kristen D.; Owings, Nicole M.; Ziegert, Amanda K. – Organization for Autism Research (NJ1), 2006
The transition from school to adulthood is a pivotal time in the lives of all students. For a student with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), change of any kind can be challenging. A transition as momentous as this can seem daunting indeed. Thoughtful planning, good information, and open communication will help parents work with their young adult and…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Education Work Relationship, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Nebraska Department of Education, 2006
This resource provides information to assist parents, family members, early childhood teachers, caregivers, and other adults in promoting the learning and development of young children ages birth to three. It is a companion to the Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines for Ages 3 to 5, and uses the same format and domains of development. This…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Toddlers, Infants, Guidelines
Sutherland, Margaret – SAGE Publications, 2005
After a preface, the first chapter of this book sets out to explore the nature of intelligence. It considers the labels used to describe gifted and talented children and looks at how the adult's beliefs about intelligence will impact on what they do, say and look for in the early years setting. It challenges educators to think about the nature of…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent, Intelligence, Learning Activities
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