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Nieto, Sonia; López, Alicia – Teachers College Press, 2019
A must read for new teachers and seasoned practitioners, this unique book presents Sonia Nieto and Alicia López, mother and daughter writing about the trajectories, vision, and values that brought them to teaching, including the ups and downs they have experienced and the reasons why they have stubbornly remained in one of the oldest, most…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Robledo, Ana; Grove, Amber – RTI International, 2019
Access to books is key to learning to read and sustaining a love of reading. Yet many low- and middle-income countries struggle to provide their students with reading materials of sufficient quality and quantity. Since 2008, RTI International has provided technical assistance in early reading assessment and instruction to ministries of education…
Descriptors: Books, Reading Materials, Developing Nations, Low Income Groups
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Foorman, Barbara R.; Smith, Kevin G.; Kosanovich, Marcia L. – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2017
The implementation of effective instructional materials, such as a core reading program, by a qualified teacher is an important part of improving students' reading achievement. But selecting those instructional materials can be time-consuming. Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southeast created this rubric for evaluating reading/language arts…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Instructional Material Evaluation, Reading Instruction, Language Arts
Bernhardt, Victoria L.; Hébert, Connie L. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
Experts Bernhardt and Hébert's latest book demonstrates strategies to ensure your entire staff works together to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate a schoolwide prevention system with integrity and fidelity. Each step in this important resource is designed to help administrators, teachers, and other educators improve the learning of every…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Educational Improvement, Program Implementation, Planning
Frankhart, Colleen, Ed. – University of Chicago Press, 2017
This annual volume offers the most complete and current listings of the requirements for certification of a wide range of educational professionals at the elementary and secondary levels. "Requirements for Certification" is a valuable resource, making much-needed knowledge available in one straightforward volume.
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Counselor Certification, School Counselors, Elementary School Teachers
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Robacker, Cassie M.; Rivera, Christopher J.; Warren, Sandra H. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2016
Students with behavioral and emotional disabilities spend less time on academic instruction due to their behavioral disruptions, contributing to the academic difficulties these students face. Classroom management strategies, in the form of positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS), incorporate principles of applied behavior analysis to…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Positive Reinforcement, Positive Behavior Supports, Token Economy
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Sluder, J. Brandon; Howard-Shaughnessy, Candice – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2015
Cardiovascular fitness is an important aspect of overall fitness, health, and wellness, and running can be an excellent lifetime physical activity. One of the most simple and effective means of exercise, running raises heart rate in a short amount of time and can be done with little to no cost for equipment. There are many benefits to running,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Elementary School Students, Intermediate Grades
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Nguyen, Neal Nghia; Leytham, Patrick; Schaefer Whitby, Peggy; Gelfer, Jeffrey I. – Reading Teacher, 2015
Reading comprehension is a critical building block for effective early literacy development. Many students with autism spectrum disorder demonstrate difficulties in reading comprehension. These difficulties may be attributed to deficits in Theory of Mind, Weak Central Coherence, and Executive Functioning. Given the rise in the number of students…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Autism, General Education, Elementary School Curriculum
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Chiatula, Victoria Oliaku – Education, 2015
This guide outlines teacher preparation, professional association, and Common Core State Standards aligned to an "interdisciplinary collaborative mathematics" approach using Junior Achievement educational programs within a Math Methods course to train pre-service elementary teachers to teach math.
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Cooperative Learning, Standards, Correlation
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Zrike, Sara; Connolly, Christine – Journal of Staff Development, 2015
In early November 2013, the authors started talking about visiting the Hurley School, a dual-language school in Boston, Massachusetts. The Hurley School had spent considerable time transitioning to the Common Core State Standards on literacy, but little time addressing the shifts in math. They worried that math classes were no longer rigorous…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Teacher Leadership, Specialists, Teamwork
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Bowden, William R. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
Summer programs that experiment with combining media literacy and social-emotional learning can potentially affect students' academic performance. Based on a six-week program, working with rising eighth grade students in a low-income school district, this program allowed students to work on media projects while trying to develop stronger…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Media Literacy, Metacognition
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Frazelle, Sarah; Nagel, Aisling – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2015
To stem the tide of students dropping out, many schools and districts are turning to early warning systems (EWS) that signal whether a student is at risk of not graduating from high school. While some research exists about establishing these systems, there is little information about the actual implementation strategies that are being used across…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Dropouts, Dropout Prevention, Prevention
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Smith, Kevin G.; Foorman, Barbara R. – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2015
This guide is designed to facilitate self-studies of planning and implementation of state-required summer reading camp programs for grade 3 students who scored at the lowest level on the state reading assessment. It provides a template for data collection and guiding questions for discussion that may improve instruction and increase the number of…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Programs, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
Farbman, David A. – National Center on Time & Learning, 2015
With the number of students who are English language learners (ELLs) likely to double in coming years, it is more important than ever for schools across the U.S. to design and implement educational practices and strategies that best meet ELLs' learning needs, says the report, "Giving English Language Learners the Time They Need to…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Educational Practices, Time Factors (Learning), Elementary Schools
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Dickinson, Denise M.; Hayes, Kim A.; Jackson, Christine; Ennett, Susan T.; Lawson, Caroline – American Journal of Health Education, 2014
Few alcohol prevention programs focus on elementary school-aged youth, yet children develop expectancies and norms about alcohol use during the elementary school years, and many elementary school children are allowed to have sips or tastes of alcohol at home. Research on consequences of early alcohol use indicates that it can put children at…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Program Descriptions, Socialization, Drinking
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