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Farrell, Ivan; Hamed, Kastro M. – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2016
This article describes the use of project-based instruction in activities and labs intended to develop higher-order thinking skills with high school students and pre-service teachers through the use of soap making.
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education
Stobaugh, Rebecca – Eye on Education, 2013
This practical, very effective resource helps middle and high school teachers and curriculum leaders develop the skills to design instructional tasks and assessments that engage students in higher-level critical thinking, as recommended by the Common Core State Standards. Real examples of formative and summative assessments from a variety of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, State Standards, Critical Thinking, Secondary School Teachers
Education Partnerships, Inc., 2012
Increasingly, colleges and universities have begun to recognize the potential of students who do not meet standard admissions criteria, or who, despite their talents and abilities, come from educational backgrounds that did not prepare them adequately for the rigors of higher education. As a result, many of these institutions use alternative…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Academic Support Services, Study Skills, College Preparation
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Moore, Tim – Tech Directions, 2011
The electric bicycle pusher is a legal bicycle trailer on wheels that can push a bicycle at speeds of up to 35 mph. People across the country are buying small electric cars that go no faster than that--and paying five times more than what one pays to make an electric bicycle pusher. In this article, the author provides some information on electric…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Engines, Industry, Technology Education
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Hermann, Ronald S.; Miranda, Rommel J. – Science Teacher, 2010
This article provides an instructional approach to helping students generate open-inquiry research questions, which the authors call the "open-inquiry question template." This template was created based on their experience teaching high school science and preservice university methods courses. To help teachers implement this template, they…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Space Sciences, Teaching Methods, Inquiry
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Perkins, Katherine K.; Loeblein, Patricia J.; Dessau, Kathryn L. – Science Teacher, 2010
Since 2002, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado has been working to provide learning tools for students and teachers. The project has developed over 85 interactive simulations--or sims--for teaching and learning science. Although these sims can be used in a variety of ways, they are specifically designed to make…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Simulation, Inquiry, Higher Education
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Castleberry, Gwen Troxell; Evers, Rebecca B. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2010
This column describes how technology can enrich the learning environment provided by the modern language classroom. Typically, modern languages taught in U.S. public schools are French, Spanish, and German. A general broadening of high school graduation and college and professional school admission requirements to include a certain level of modern…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Textbooks, Learning Disabilities, Graduation
Bruce, Mary; Bridgeland, John M.; Fox, Joanna Hornig; Balfanz, Robert – Civic Enterprises, 2011
Over the past decade, schools, districts, and states have become increasingly savvy with data collection and analysis to drive student outcomes. The development and use of Early Warning Indicator and Intervention Systems (EWS) are at the cutting edge of the data- driven, outcomes-focused, high-impact education movement. These systems can increase…
Descriptors: Evidence, Intervention, Academic Achievement, Reading Instruction
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Morgatto, Sara Festa – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2008
In this article, the author explores the "algebra for all" issue to raise awareness about the many facets of this dilemma facing educators at the middle and high school levels. She discusses both sides of this controversial issue, especially regarding its impact on students' futures relative to higher education and employment. The author concludes…
Descriptors: Individual Needs, Algebra, Middle Schools, High Schools
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2008
Educators act as advocates every day, and an advocate's greatest tool is credible information. The College Board and the Alliance for Excellent Education are pleased to announce a series of jointly produced fact sheets intended to arm educators and others with information they can use in advocating for their students, professions, and…
Descriptors: Teachers, Enrollment, Public Schools, School Size
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Staddon, William – American Biology Teacher, 2008
Almost three decades ago, the birth of Louise Brown in England marked the beginning of the "in vitro" fertilization (IVF) era. IVF is done to overcome infertility problems that some couples experience. Sperm and eggs are collected and fertilized in the lab. ("In vitro" means "in glass" and is used to refer to…
Descriptors: Identification, Genetics, Foreign Countries, Ethics
Bayerl, Katie – Jobs for the Future, 2007
Schoolwide literacy--the teaching of reading, writing, speaking, and thinking practices in all content areas--is generally considered an effective, even necessary, approach to addressing the learning needs of adolescents. In early college high schools, which blend high school and college for students who are underserved in higher education, the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, High Schools, Science Teachers, Literacy
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Johnson, Catherine – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2007
This article describes six games that instructors of German can use with students from the first year of high school or first semester of German through the fourth year of high school or fourth semester of college German and beyond. Unlike other games in which students must wait their turn to practice their language skills, these games engage the…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Vocabulary Skills, German, High Schools
Walker, Karen – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2006
With the advent of "Get tough on crime" and "Three strikes" in the 1980s and 1990s, correctional facilities have become overloaded with prisoners who are often repeat offenders. 51% of those imprisoned have a GED or high school diploma. Out of the remaining 49%, 36% of inmates had not completed the ninth grade and approximately…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Literacy, Recidivism, Community Colleges
Goebel, Bruce A. – National Council of Teachers of English, 2004
High school and college teachers interested in offering units or courses on Native American literature have often had to carve out new teaching strategies because ready resources and guides are scarce. In "Reading Native American Literature: A Teacher's Guide," Bruce A. Goebel offers innovative and practical suggestions about how to introduce…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Poetry, Teaching Guides, American Indian Literature