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Britt, Judy – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2016
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) underscore the importance of reading both informational and narrative texts with elementary students. Reporting on the 2009 reading framework of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) CCSS authors proposed that elementary teachers should strive for a 50/50 balance of narrative and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Picture Books, Childrens Literature, Foreign Countries
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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Roche, Anne; Clarke, Doug – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2014
Anne Roche and Doug Clarke discuss the importance of developing students' persistence in relation to problem solving during the use of challenging tasks. They provide a useful list of strategies that teachers can use to encourage persistence amongst their students.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academic Persistence, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics
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