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Moon, Jodi Saxton – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2016
This case was developed for use with future school leaders in an educational setting. There are several topics of discussion that can be developed, including but not limited to policy implementation, the efficacy of professional learning communities, and improving student learning outcomes. The setting is a solidly performing middle school in the…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Middle School Students, Communities of Practice, Principals
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Sterrett, William L.; Kensler, Lisa; McKey, Tania – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2016
Sustainability practices that lead to greener schools are often overlooked in leadership preparation programs and in school improvement efforts. An urban middle school principal recognizes the potential to build community, foster a healthy learning environment, and redefine her school through focusing on sustainability practices in a collaborative…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Leadership Training, Conservation (Environment), Educational Improvement
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
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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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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
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Paige, Kathryn; Whitney, John – Teaching Science, 2008
This paper describes an innovation in science pre-service education that endeavours to increase student engagement in learning and doing science in the middle years through integrating science, mathematics and art. (Contains 8 figures.)
Descriptors: Science Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Learner Engagement, Middle School Students