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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
Hanson-Harding, Brian – Instructor, 2000
Describes the advantages of charter schools, which are started by individuals or groups in the community and can set their own educational agendas and goals. More states are passing or expanding charter school laws every year. Benefits include autonomy, site-based management, increased parental involvement, and increased teacher control.…
Descriptors: Accountability, Charter Schools, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality
Instructor, 2000
Introduces a section that focuses on educational technology, including classroom-friendly hardware, software, and peripherals that can help support teaching and enhance student learning. This section also offers information from teachers about technology products that they find indispensable. (SM)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Educational Technology
Prescott, Jennifer O. – Instructor, 2000
Suggests that labels of learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, and behavioral disorders are inaccurate and devastating. Teachers, parents, and students must learn to recognize, understand, and manage strengths and weaknesses in brain function. Everyone has learning differences, and nobody has a perfect brain. The paper describes the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education, Labeling (of Persons), Learning Problems
Perry, Bruce – Instructor, 2000
Describes how to gain optimal learning in the classroom by activating different parts of the brain. Neural systems fatigue very quickly and need to rest. Only a few minutes of factual lecture can be tolerated before the brain seeks other stimuli. The most effective presentation must move back and forth through interrelated neural systems, weaving…
Descriptors: Brain Hemisphere Functions, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies
Neumann, Phyllis – Instructor, 1984
Teachers often have difficulty responding to emotionally upset children in ways that help the students solve their problems. Examples of commonly used "put-downs and put-offs" and suggested techniques that teachers can use to lend emotional support are offered. (DF)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Problems, Problem Solving
Instructor, 1984
Teachers may unconsciously convey stereotypic notions or behave in discriminating ways. Teachers have been observed to pay more attention to male students and to praise female students more for nonacademic performance. A quiz to help teachers assess their sex bias is included. (DF)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Males, Sex Discrimination
Instructor, 1985
Reports of child maltreatment have increased by 142 percent and sexual abuse cases by 852 percent since 1976. The responsibilities of both the teacher and the school and resources to help educate children are explored. Suggestions for counseling students are offered. (DF)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Counseling Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Child Relationship
Emmons, Gary – Instructor, 1990
This article identifies and discusses schoolwide staff development which differs from the traditional model and is based on three principles: shared responsibility, teacher empowerment, and community growth. A model teacher-run faculty development program is described. The 10-component program operates at the McCallie School (TN). (IAH)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Collegiality, Cooperation, Educational Environment
Instructor, 1986
Eight educational practices for improving classroom learning taken from the Department of Education's report "What Works--Research about Teaching and Learning" are reviewed. Reading comprehension, teaching writing, direct instruction, and homework are among the topics covered. (MT)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
Hunter, Beverly – Instructor, 1985
Students can use the computer to store and compare data on their television viewing habits. Suggestions are offered for developing a database where students can research, graph, and analyze the subject of their choice. (DF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Databases, Elementary Secondary Education
Scherer, Marge – Instructor, 1985
When Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian, and Chinese people arrived in St. Cloud, Minnesota, to make their homes and send their children to school, there had never been an English as a Second Language program. A successful program was set up quickly and is now facing different concerns. (MT)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups
Lynn, Stephanie – Instructor, 1985
Teachers are initiating computer exchanges between schools to encourage communication. Without visual clues and body language to go by, words and word skills are the only basis of communication. Projects vary from neighboring school communication to multistate and international projects. Suggestions for starting a program are included. (MT)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Microcomputers, Telecommunications
Harbaugh, Mary – Instructor, 1984
Students and teachers are responsible for helping in the restoration of the Statue of Liberty through contributions and school fund-raising activities. Interesting details on the progress of the restoration process are offered for teachers to share with students. (DF)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Fund Raising, History, Preservation
Riley, Kelly – Instructor, 1985
Saint Patrick's Day can be a day to honor the Irish for the contributions they have made to American life. Important historical figures of Irish descent and Irish folk customs are discussed. (DF)
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Cultural Background, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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