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Graeber, Anna O.; Valli, Linda; Newton, Kristie Jones – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011
Engaging students in worthwhile learning requires more than a knowledge of underlying principles of good teaching. It demands considerable practice as well as images of what good teaching in particular situations and for particular purposes might look like. This volume provides these images. These cases were written from authentic, unrehearsed…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Grade 5, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
Ramsay, Julie D. – Stenhouse Publishers, 2011
Publishing podcasts, writing digital stories with "choose your own adventure" endings, and collaborating with students around the country through wikis, Skype, and VoiceThread, Julie D. Ramsay never imagined that she and her fifth grade students would be forging a new frontier using technology to support writing lessons. In a school district with…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 3, Writing Skills, Teaching Methods
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (NJ1), 2011
As part of its proposal to the U.S. Department of Education, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) committed to developing model content frameworks for mathematics to serve as a bridge between the Common Core State Standards and the PARCC assessments. The PARCC Model Content Frameworks were developed through a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Secondary School Mathematics, Academic Standards, Grade 3
Sarno, Una McGinley – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2011
The EPILLAW Paradigm is a practical method for developing writing skills. It consists of an original nine-level taxonomy and sequential methodology of listening, speaking, writing and reading. In this method, the development of writing precedes the development of reading. The work consists of two books. In the introductory book, the author…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Teaching Models, Praxis, Writing Skills
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Tengah, Khairul A. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2011
As part of promoting and improving pattern discovery skills among school children, a Sudoku puzzle can be used as example of a problem solving task. A simplified version of the puzzle will be used first to explain the aim and reinforce the rules of solving the puzzle. Three strategies--"Strategy of Obvious Missing Number, Strategy of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Puzzles, Problem Solving
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Bedard, Carol; Fuhrken, Charles – Language Arts, 2011
An integrated language arts and technology program engaged students in reading and writing activities that funded an experience in moviemaking. With video cameras in hand, students, often working collaboratively, developed expanded views of the writing and revision processes as they created movies that mattered to them and found an audience beyond…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Language Arts, Reading, Identification
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Archbald, Doug – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2011
Education leaders and much literature exhort teachers and school leaders to use data more often and more effectively to guide planning and decision making--called, "data driven decision making." This term is ubiquitous in literature and reform discourse, but "on the ground," so to speak, practitioners face significant challenges in analyzing,…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Barriers, Praxis
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Jang, Jeong-yoon; Stecklein, Jason – Science and Children, 2011
As education researchers who have studied the feedback patterns of teachers using an argument-based inquiry approach, the authors have found a simple way to do this: Talk less but offer better feedback. In this article, the authors discuss the use of teacher redirects as a way of improving the quality of their feedback so that students can engage…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Classrooms, Grade 5, Grade 4
Skophammer, Karen – Arts & Activities, 2011
Creativity--where does it come from? When nurturing creativity, it is necessary to have an open mind. By nurturing a creative mind, one finds that artists' ideas flow freely, so students need to look deeper into the artworks, the artists' lives, and what was behind the inspiration for the work. Imagining themselves as one of the artists they have…
Descriptors: Creativity, Artists, Art History, Studio Art
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Mack, Nancy K. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2011
Exploring number systems of other cultures can be an enjoyable learning experience that enriches students' knowledge of numbers and number systems in important ways. It helps students deepen mental computation fluency, knowledge of place value, and equivalent representations for numbers. This article describes how the author designed her…
Descriptors: Number Systems, Mental Computation, Number Concepts, Learning Experience
Skophammer, Karen – Arts & Activities, 2011
Some people only think about conservation on Earth Day. Being in the "art business" however, this author is always conscious of the many products she thinks get wasted when they could be reused, recycled, and restored--especially in a school building and art room. In this article, she describes an art lesson that allows students to paint…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Art Activities, Studio Art, Art Materials
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Doll, Beth; Jones, Kristin; Osborn, Allison; Dooley, Kadie; Turner, April – Psychology in the Schools, 2011
Resilience is a very useful construct for framing school mental health services to children and is particularly applicable to mental health services in school settings. Still, resilience perspectives should not be overgeneralized to school mental health practice because risk and resilience wax and wane over time and daily decisions about students'…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Health Services, Mental Health Programs, Mental Health
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Palladino, John M. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2011
This case describes the educational experiences of a foster care student named Chad. His foster parents and teacher notice educational deficits and express concern about gaps in the student's cumulative educational record. The principal and special education director must guide all constituents to adhere to special education mandates and at the…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Educational Experience, Special Education, Parent School Relationship
Baker, Michael – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2011
While many jurisdictions ban teacher strikes on the assumption that they harm students, there is surprisingly little research on this question. The majority of existing studies make cross section comparisons of students who do or do not experience a strike, and report that strikes do not affect student performance. I present new estimates from a…
Descriptors: Teacher Strikes, Academic Achievement, Scores, Elementary School Students
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Marion, Stacy – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2011
Each year Ethel R. Jones Elementary School in Portage, Indiana picks a theme for the year. This past year the theme was Indiana Jones, so the author decided to fill her classroom with projects based upon ancient civilizations and archaeology. In this article, she describes how her students made Viking-style coins. (Contains 1 online resource.)
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Art Activities, Grade 4, Grade 5
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