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Roffman, Deborah M. – Independent School, 2010
Even at the dawn of the 21st century, the sexual education of children in America is controlled by attitudes and myths about sexual learning that, in reality, date back hundreds of years. And despite the strong, vibrant, and progressive traditions, many independent schools also remain well behind the curve on this vital aspect of children's lives.…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Attitudes, Private Schools
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Gordon, Dan – T.H.E. Journal, 2010
From her first encounter with stereoscopic 3D technology designed for classroom instruction, Megan Timme, principal at Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet School in Dallas, sensed it could be transformative. Last spring, when she began pilot-testing 3D content in her third-, fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms, Timme wasn't disappointed. Students…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Geometric Concepts, Visual Perception, Visual Aids
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Meaney, Karen S.; Kopf, Kelcie – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2010
The Health, Exercise, and Sport Science (HESS) faculty at Texas Tech University, along with many of its graduate and undergraduate students, have been working with overweight youth since the Fun & Fit program launched in 2004. The collaborative effort between Tech and the Lubbock Independent School District, funded by a Carol M. White Physical…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Physical Education, Obesity, Physical Activities
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Kettler, Ryan J.; Elliott, Stephen N. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2010
The Brief Academic Competence Evaluation Screening System (BACESS) is a broadband universal screening instrument with three increasingly stringent phases for the identification of children at risk for academic and related behavior difficulties. The development of the BACESS involved two samples of students: K-5 students (n = 827) from the…
Descriptors: Test Results, Intervention, Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables
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McGregor, Debbie; Precious, Wendy – Science and Children, 2010
The setting: the science classroom. The characters: you and your students. The scene: Your students acting out scientific discoveries, modeling a frog's life cycle, mimicking the transition from liquid to solid. This is "dramatic science", a teaching approach that uses acting techniques to explore and develop young children's ideas about…
Descriptors: Science Process Skills, Teaching Methods, Classroom Environment, Science Instruction
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Larson, Bruce – Science and Children, 2010
This article presents classroom resources for teaching both weather and climate along with background resources for teachers who want to beef up their own knowledge in the subjects. In addition, the author proposes learning progressions that teachers can use to guide their instruction. (Contains 13 online resources.)
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Educational Resources, Climate
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Franks, Megan; Vore, Rebecca – Science and Children, 2010
Every year, an elementary school celebrates different aspects of Central Texas ecology. This year, they focused on Blackland Prairie, the ecoregion on which the school is located. A schoolwide event at the end of the year offers students the opportunity to teach their parents and their peers what they've learned. The Fourth- and fifth-grade…
Descriptors: Ecology, Grade 5, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
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Hetland, Lois; Cajolet, Sharron; Music, Louise – Theory Into Practice, 2010
This article illustrates the effects of embedding a common language derived from research, conducted through Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, into teachers' documentations of classroom experiences. It suggests that documentation can be enhanced by using shared professional vocabularies that describe categories important in…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Documentation, Photography, Art Teachers
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Bang-Jensen, Valerie – Language Arts, 2010
This article considers three emergent themes from informal discussions with fourth and fifth graders about their book selections from the Vermont Children's Choice program. Twelve students were interviewed about how they selected books from the list. Student responses showed that they held the DCF nominee list in high regard, that they relied…
Descriptors: Readability, School Choice, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Graff, Jennifer M. – Language Arts, 2010
This article shares the voices of preadolescent girls as they participated in an eight-month book selection study which enabled them to be active agents in their book and reading experiences. The girls, school-identified as struggling readers and self-identified as resistant readers, complicate current notions of reading, as influenced by…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Females, Preadolescents, Classification
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McClure, Connie – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2010
This article describes how the author teaches a fourth- and fifth-grade unit on architecture called the Art and Science of Planning Buildings. Rockville, Indiana has fine examples of architecture ranging from log cabins, classic Greek columns, Victorian houses, a mission-style theater, and Frank Lloyd Wright prairie-style homes. After reading…
Descriptors: Architecture, Art Activities, Art History, Preservation
Montgomery County Public Schools, 2010
The Elementary Integrated Curriculum (EIC) Framework is the guiding curriculum document for the Elementary Integrated Curriculum and represents the elementary portion of the Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools (MCPS) Pre-K-12 Curriculum Frameworks. The EIC Framework contains the detailed indicators and objectives that describe what…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary School Curriculum, Integrated Curriculum, Art Education
Rothstein, Jesse – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2009
Non-random assignment of students to teachers can bias value added estimates of teachers' causal effects. Rothstein (2008a, b) shows that typical value added models indicate large counter-factual effects of 5th grade teachers on students' 4th grade learning, indicating that classroom assignments are far from random. This paper quantifies the…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Bias, Teacher Influence, Elementary School Teachers
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Spanneut, Gene – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
This article presents an instructional module that has been peer-reviewed, accepted, and sanctioned by the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) as a significant contribution to the scholarship and practice of education administration. It is a simulation in which the superintendent of a small rural school district is…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Instructional Leadership, Educational Administration, Non English Speaking
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Torrez, Cheryl Franklin; Bush, Gina – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2009
The topic of explorers and exploration is commonly taught in the upper elementary grades. Depending on state and local social studies content standards, teachers will develop a curriculum unit on Explorers of Our State for fourth grade students, a unit on Explorers of the United States for fifth graders, and one on World Explorers for sixth…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Grade 5, Grade 4, Internet
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