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Diedrich, K. C.; Diedrich, Nick – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2017
Physical activity and sport programs offer great opportunities for youth to develop important life skills, including leadership. High school physical education leadership courses are one way to develop leadership and pedagogy skills in students. Leadership courses are also a great way for aspiring physical education teachers in training to gain…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Leadership, Leadership Training, Physical Activities
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Hodges, Thomas E.; Johnson, Malisa; Roy, George J. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2017
Children's intuitive understandings of mathematical ideas--both correct, generalizable strategies alongside misconceptions--showcase the complexity of their thinking. However, recognizing children as complex thinkers is one thing but it is another thing altogether to leverage their ideas to plan for and carry out mathematics instruction. The…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Wallace, Carolyn S.; Coffey, Debra – Science and Children, 2016
The "Next Generation Science Standards'" ("NGSS") eight scientific and engineering practices invite teachers to develop key investigative skills while addressing important disciplinary science ideas (NGSS Lead States 2013). The "NGSS" can also provide direct links to "Common Core English Language Arts…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Reading Comprehension
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Moon, Seungho – Teaching Artist Journal, 2016
An arts-based afterschool program is introduced in advancing children's democratic citizenship and a sense of community. The ARtS Initiative (Aesthetic, Reflexive thoughts, & Sharing) has reimagined arts and aesthetics for young people in urban settings, providing an unquantifiable experience focused on promoting pluralistic societies. The…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, College School Cooperation, After School Programs
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Hunt, Lucy; Yoshida-Ehrmann, Erin – Gifted Child Today, 2016
Project Linking Learning ("Link") was created to target the needs of gifted students in urban school districts with historically underserved populations. Project Linking Learning implemented a linking curriculum between in-class instruction and an afterschool enrichment program for selected students in second through fifth grade.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Urban Schools, School Districts, Gifted
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Haines, Sarah – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2016
Stream investigation and restoration projects offer unique experiential opportunities to engage students in outdoor learning experiences that are relevant to the communities in which they live. These experiences promote an understanding of watershed issues and establish positive attitudes and behaviors that benefit local watersheds and help to…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Outdoor Education, Relevance (Education), Conservation (Environment)
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McCormick, Kelly K. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2015
To be able to support meaningful mathematical experiences, preservice elementary school teachers (PSTs) must learn mathematics in deep and meaningful ways (Ma 1999). They need to experience investigating and making sense of the mathematics they will be called on to teach. To expand their own--often limited--views of what it means to teach and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
Tallman, Mark; Carter, Ted – Kansas Association of School Boards, 2015
This report includes a high-level overview of student outcome data and how Kansas measures up to the other 49 states. It is meant to complement the other reporting that the Kansas Association of School Boards has released and will be releasing related to improving student outcomes for all Kansas public schools. The following are key findings…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Basic Skills, Reading Achievement
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Manser, Michael James; Kilgo, John Wesley – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2015
This investigation-based lesson is geared toward third through fifth grade students. The lesson presented in this article was the first of three lessons designed and taught by us for our first preservice teaching course. UTeach is a teacher preparation program for undergraduate STEM majors, which originated at the University of Austin, Texas. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Prescott, Anne; Pressick-Kilborn, Kimberley – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2015
In this article it can be seen how primary school students, pre-service and in-service teachers can all benefit from the experience of participating in a lunchtime maths club. A range of activities suitable for an extracurricular club is included.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Teaching Methods
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Pfeiler-Wunder, Amy; Tomel, Rhonda – Art Education, 2014
Pfeiler-Wunder and Tomel are exploring the spaces that exist within and between their art educational practices in this article, questioning: "Who this is about?" Mira Kallio-Tavin presents a similar questioning in her "Studies" commentary, "Impossible Practice and Theories of the Impossible: A Response to Helene…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Art Education, Curriculum Development, Grade 4
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Gillan, Amy Larrison; Hebert, Terri – Science and Children, 2014
The People Learning Urban Science (PLUS) program creates partnerships and coordinates efforts involving a local zoo, university, and school district, seeking to instill within students a sense of the natural environment. Even though the majority of students live among concrete and metal structures, their eyes and ears can be trained to make…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Zoology, College School Cooperation, Outdoor Education
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Magee, Paula A.; Wingate, Elisha – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2014
In this article, we describe a fourth-grade inquiry unit on soil. The unit was designed and taught by preservice elementary teachers as part of a university science methods course. Using a student-driven inquiry approach to designing curriculum, the unit engaged fourth graders in learning about the physical properties soil, erosion, worms, and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Grade 4, Hands on Science
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Alfaro, Cristina; Durán, Richard; Hunt, Alexandra; Aragón, María José – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2014
Recent education reforms have begun to reframe academic discussion and teacher practice surrounding bilingual educational approaches for preparing "21st century, college and career ready" citizens. Given this broader context, in this article we examine ways that we might join implementation of dual language programs, Common Core State…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Change, State Standards, Charter Schools
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Rosenfeld, Malke; Mahoney, Meg Robson; Jordan, Kim; Jackson, Spoon; Gabel, Bonnie; Adams, Holly; Plemons, Anna – Teaching Artist Journal, 2014
It is definitely easier to write about work when things are going well, but it is even more important to write about what happens when things get challenging. The act of writing about the challenging times can be challenging in itself but can also provide invaluable insights into the process of teaching: important for the writer and just as…
Descriptors: Art Education, Writing (Composition), Personal Narratives, Art Teachers
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