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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
Ramstetter, Catherine L.; Fink, Dale Borman – American Educator, 2019
The purpose of this article is to promote a deeper, more complex understanding of the challenge that "recess time" poses to elementary school educators and to thereby understand the practices in which they are currently engaging. Because teachers are expected to shepherd students through a vast array of learning standards while remaining…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Kelly-McHale, Jacqueline – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
The terms "culturally responsive teaching" and "culturally responsive pedagogy" have become more common in the vernacular of public-school teaching. However, practical applications of cultural responsivity are not often clearly presented due to the nature of being responsive. Responsivity requires knowledge of students and…
Descriptors: Music, Culturally Relevant Education, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Alexopoulos, A.; Pavlidou, M.; Cherouvis, S. – Physics Education, 2019
In recent years the realisation that children make decisions and choices about subjects they like in primary school became widely accepted. The role of the primary school teacher as the main ambassador for a subject is therefore crucial in inspiring and enthusing the younger generation towards STEM. However, in most European countries, primary…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Role
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Simoncini, Kym; Pamphilon, Barbara; Simeon, Lalen – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
This article describes the development and uptake of two dual-language, culturally relevant picture books in five primary schools in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The purpose of the books was to disseminate agricultural and livelihood messages both at school and at home. Schools were provided with big-book versions as permanent school resources and…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Culturally Relevant Education, Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education
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Yige, Munevver Meltem – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
This article examines the history of art education in Turkey. Since the beginning, the purposes of the arts and art education have been a point of discussion by various authorities. Whether art education should be taught, and how it needs to be taught, have been at the forefront of educationalists' minds. As a result, introducing certain models of…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Art Education, Foreign Countries, Art
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Souto-Manning, Mariana; Lanza, Alison – Theory Into Practice, 2019
In this article, a teacher educator and a New York City elementary public school teacher share insights from a yearlong collaboration whereby they worked together to interrupt normative pedagogical practices regarding gender, sexuality, and interrelated identities within the context of a second-grade classroom. Bridging the typical disconnect…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Sexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Broman, Sarah E. – Educational Considerations, 2019
The effect poverty has on a child's education is tragic. Without the necessary life-sustaining resources, many of our nation's children struggle to concentrate on anything other than their immediate dire circumstances. This article tells the story of how one migrant farm worker overcame her struggles living in abject poverty to become a first…
Descriptors: Migrant Workers, Poverty, First Generation College Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Jones, Emily; Gaudreault, Karen; Henninger, Mary; Williams, Skip – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
The purpose of this article is to provide physical education teacher education (PETE) faculty and program directors/administrators with an introduction to stakeholder think tanks as a structured collaborative decision-making approach for conceptualizing the integration of contemporary, practice-oriented issues into university-level teacher…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Chen, YuChun; Schilling, Tammy; Rowland, Jeanie – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
Experienced and effective elementary physical education teachers are continually searching for new ideas to liven up their content. Holidays such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas provide opportunities to integrate creative, theme-oriented lessons into the curriculum. In addition to more traditional holidays, unique holidays each month can…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Creative Teaching, Holidays
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Daniel, Shannon M.; Jiménez, Robert T.; Pray, Lisa; Pacheco, Mark B. – TESOL Journal, 2019
To optimize translanguaging pedagogies, particularly in English-only environments, teachers need to scaffold translanguaging activities and help students recognize that translanguaging can benefit their learning in school. Consistent and well-designed scaffolding can help classroom communities view translanguaging as a norm. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Putman, Hannah; Walsh, Kate – National Council on Teacher Quality, 2019
Each year a significant number of aspiring elementary teachers, having successfully completed their formal preparation, are still unable to become licensed professionals. That's because an alarming number of candidates fail their licensing tests, far surpassing the failure rate for other professions' entry tests, bar exams, and boards. The fact…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Diversity (Faculty), Teacher Education Programs, Minority Group Students
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Zimmerle, Joanna C.; Wall, Anne S. – Computers in the Schools, 2019
Although the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) was enacted 20 years ago, the recently updated General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has renewed public interest in privacy policies. Under both COPPA and GDPR, companies must abide by strict regulations protecting children's personal data. Lengthy and oftentimes ambiguous policies…
Descriptors: Privacy, Computer Security, Computer Oriented Programs, Web Sites
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Carlin, Matthew; Clendenin, Nathan – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2019
This article seeks to provide a new reading of the work of Celestin Freinet and his use of the printing press. Specifically, this article aligns Freinet's approach to teaching and learning with a counter-reformation in pedagogical thought-an approach that places him both within and outside of the 'progressive' turn in education that began to…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods
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Grenier, Michelle; Yeaton, Pat – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
The purpose of this article is to describe how cooperative learning (CL) can be used in conjunction with social-thinking skills to address the learning needs of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Cooperative learning is a pedagogical model in which students work together to solve a problem and complete a task. It is designed to maximize…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Thinking Skills
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