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Kriegel, Otis – ASCD, 2016
Packed with ideas for both new and veteran teachers of K-8 students, this book touches on a variety of topics that are especially relevant to the first week of school. The author provides critical information that includes arranging and navigating the classroom, setting basic expectations, communicating routines, and understanding your students'…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
Schifter, Deborah; Bastable, Virginia; Russell, Susan Jo – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2016
The "Building a System of Tens Casebook" was developed as the key resource for participants' Developing Mathematical Ideas seminar experience. The thirty cases, written by teachers describing real situations and actual student thinking in their classrooms, provide the basis of each session's investigation of specific mathematical…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Seminars, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Mathematical Concepts
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Santos, Joel; Centurio, Tina – Science and Children, 2012
What happens in the first week of school could very well set the stage for the rest of the school year. Setting high standards for science activities based in inquiry can start on the first day of science class and develop as the year unfolds. With the use of simple, readily available, inexpensive materials, an efficient mystery box lesson can be…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, English Language Learners
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Bergman, Daniel – Science Scope, 2011
The messages students receive through popular media such as movies, television, the internet, and music videos have a powerful influence and can shape their thinking. A national survey of media use by 8- to 18-year-olds found the average adolescent spends over seven and a half hours daily with entertainment media (KFF 2010). Rather than viewing…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Popular Culture, Mass Media Effects, Science Instruction
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Rennie, Leonie; Howitt, Christine; Evans, Rosemary; Mayne, Fiona – Teaching Science, 2010
Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Science Kits provide sets of science equipment, including worksheets and/or teachers' guides, and are valuable science resources for poorly equipped schools, particularly those located in geographically isolated areas. This paper reports an investigation of how four teachers in four different schools used an Astronomy Science…
Descriptors: Science Equipment, Astronomy, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
Proulx-Schirduan, Victoria; Shearer, C. Branton; Case, Karen I. – Teachers College Press, 2009
This practical guide describes ways of working with learners diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by using Multiple Intelligences Theory. Written for all educators as well as parents, it examines curricular, instructional, school partnering, and leadership issues that may arise for these students in grades K-8. Supported…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Multiple Intelligences, Individualized Instruction, Inclusion
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Miller, Lynda – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2009
While formal, standardized assessment instruments provide valuable and necessary information about students' various abilities and skills, the use of informal and qualitative assessment approaches has the benefit of leading directly to instruction based squarely on an individual student's needs, strengths, and existing skills. This article…
Descriptors: Writing Improvement, Grade 6, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Evaluation
Hennick, Calvin – Instructor, 2008
In this article, the author discusses the dilemma between retaining and promoting students who are unprepared for the next level, and offers a solution to this dilemma. In a perfect world, every student would be academically prepared for the next grade, and there would be no need to choose between holding students back and passing them on…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Student Promotion, Intervention, Child Psychology
Lewis, Gina – Understanding Our Gifted, 2006
Through the arts, attributes such as artistic expression, cooperative working skills, and talent are developed. By exposing students to the arts, learners are exposed to new experiences that may guide them toward particular careers or deeply satisfying hobbies. The arts also encourage students to take chances; meet challenges; and overcome…
Descriptors: Gifted, Active Learning, Drama, Teaching Methods
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Klingler, Gary – Mathematics Teacher, 2005
Several packages designed by Elizabeth Marquez for mathematics teachers of grades 6-12, officially entitled the Teacher Assistance Package in Support of Better Algebra Assessment, is a series of resources developed to accompany ET's End-of-Course Algebra Assessment. It is designed to enhance teachers classroom assessment by providing examples of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Algebra, Student Evaluation