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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
Jaquith, Ann; Snyder, Jon – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2016
Can the National Board certification process support school improvement where large proportions of students score below grade level on standardized tests? This SCOPE study examines a project that sought to seize and capitalize upon the learning opportunities embedded in the National Board certification process, particularly opportunities to learn…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, National Standards, School Culture, Educational Improvement
WestEd, 2014
Amargosa Valley School in Nevada could be considered representative of almost any preK-8 school that serves a large proportion of socioeconomically disadvantaged students and is focused on turning around persistently low achievement. Like other schools supported by federal School Improvement Grants, Amargosa is beginning to implement a reform plan…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Rural Schools, Disadvantaged Youth, Low Achievement
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Delli, Dane A.; Silverman, Mathew A. – Journal of School Public Relations, 2012
River Trails School District 26--a K-8 public school district in Mount Prospect, Illinois, with 1,580 students--developed, implemented, and celebrated a student-centered public relations event that focused on reading and technology. The literacy and technology fair drew hundreds of parents, students, staff, and community members to the district…
Descriptors: School Districts, Elementary Education, Community Involvement, School Community Relationship
Cox, Carole – SAGE Publications (CA), 2011
Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom…
Descriptors: Fiction, Nonfiction, Books, Content Area Reading
Moore, Kenneth D.; Hansen, Jacqueline – SAGE Publications (CA), 2011
Featuring a wealth of reflection activities and connections to standards, this concise, easy-to-read teaching methods text equips students with the content knowledge and skills they need to become effective K-8 teachers. The book maximizes instructional flexibility, reflects current educational issues, highlights recent research, and models best…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Educational Technology, Individualized Instruction, Special Needs Students
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Lauermann, Fani; Karabenick, Stuart A. – Educational Psychologist, 2011
Accountability systems have important implications for schooling. Missing from discussions about their implementation, however, are ways they affect teacher responsibility. Responsibility has been insufficiently explicated in the education literature, including its impact on teacher motivation, emotion, and behavior. We propose that a…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Teacher Responsibility, Accountability, Teacher Attitudes
Blenkinsop, Sean – Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 2011
The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to describe a large research project, which has integrated curricula and is currently emerging as a publicly funded K-7 place-based, imaginative, and ecological learning centre in Maple Ridge, British Columbia; second, to spend some time exploring more deeply the theoretical implications of the project…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Integrated Curriculum, Educational Change, Role of Education
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National Forum on Education Statistics, 2011
In this handbook, "Prior-to-Secondary School Course Classification System: School Codes for the Exchange of Data" (SCED), the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the National Forum on Education Statistics have extended the existing secondary course classification system with codes and descriptions for courses offered at…
Descriptors: Courses, Classification, Course Descriptions, Early Childhood Education
McKinney, Sueanne; Hinton, KaaVonia – Linworth, 2010
Two experts on education offer a rich and diverse selection of children's literature and teaching strategies for the K-8 mathematics classroom. To date, a vast majority of classrooms continue to fall short in the implementation and direction of NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (PSSM), in part because most of these classrooms…
Descriptors: Reading Lists, Prior Learning, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Teachers
National Science Resources Center, 2010
In 1985, the leaders of the Smithsonian Institution and the National Academies established the National Science Resources Center (NSRC) to address the critical problem identified by the "A Nation at Risk" report. Through its Curriculum Development Center and in partnership with its publisher, Carolina Biological Supply Company, the NSRC developed…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Middle Schools, Science Education, Science Curriculum
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Schuster, Dwight; Watanabe, Tad – Science and Children, 2010
It is common practice for elementary classes to plant seeds so that students have the opportunity to observe them germinate and grow. Beyond introducing plant anatomy, this relatively simple activity has the potential to engage children as young plant scientists who investigate the basic needs and behaviors of plants. In this article, the authors…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Anatomy, Grade 5, Grade 3
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Yopp, David – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2010
Understanding logical necessity is an important component of proof and reasoning for teachers of grades K-8. The ability to determine exactly where young students' arguments are faulty offers teachers the chance to give youngsters feedback as they progress toward writing mathematically valid deductive proofs. As defined, logical necessity is the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Logical Thinking, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematical Logic
Basile, Marco – Economic Policy Institute, 2010
This issue brief focuses on one particular report, released in September 2009, that has been widely cited by charter school advocates because it appears to show remarkable results. In the report, "How New York City's Charter Schools Affect Achievement," Stanford University professor Caroline Hoxby and her colleagues Sonali Murarka and…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Academic Achievement, Urban Schools, Traditional Schools
Children Now, 2010
Throughout history, societal investments in children have resulted in increased prosperity for individuals, communities, states and nations. This proved to be the case for California in the 1950s and 1960s, when the state strongly supported children's futures. Despite once following this path to prosperity, California has de-prioritized children…
Descriptors: Children, Well Being, College Graduates, Adolescents
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