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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
National Center for Systemic Improvement at WestEd, 2019
The purpose of this brief is to synthesize research on coaching and to offer a framework of effective coaching practices. Part 1 provides general information on coaching, including the need for coaching and the goals of coaching. Part 2 describes critical coaching practices that are linked to improvements in teacher practice and learner outcomes.…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Objectives, Evidence Based Practice
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Henig, Jeffrey R.; Lyon, Melissa Arnold – Education Next, 2019
Teachers unions have had a "muscular" presence in some states, but in others, especially in the South and Southwest, the unions have held little power in recent decades, and the growing dominance of conservative Republicans in state legislatures and statehouses was creating a hostile environment with right-to-work (RTW) laws. The…
Descriptors: Unions, Teacher Associations, Teacher Strikes, Court Litigation
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Fritts, Lauren – Art Education, 2019
The term "knolling" was first used in 1987 by Andrew Kromelow, then a janitor at Frank Gehry's Santa Monica studio (Heathcote, n.d.). At the time, Gehry, an architect, was designing furniture for Knoll. While cleaning the studio, Kromelow would arrange displaced tools at 90° angles to create an organized surface. Perhaps done out of…
Descriptors: Art Materials, Culture, Artists, Art Activities
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Bempechat, Janine – Education Next, 2019
Developmentally appropriate homework plays a critical role in the formation of positive learning beliefs and behaviors, including a belief in one's academic ability, a deliberative and effortful approach to mastery, and higher expectations and aspirations for one's future. It can prepare children to confront ever-more-complex tasks, develop…
Descriptors: Homework, Parent Role, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Academic Ability
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Bouck, Emily C.; Sprick, Jessica – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2019
The virtual-representational-abstract (VRA) framework adapts an evidence-based practice, the concrete-representational-abstract (CRA) framework, while trying to meet students and teachers where they are in terms of technology interest and use in education. This article discusses the VRA framework and the advantages of virtual manipulatives, and…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Evidence Based Practice, Mathematics, Guidelines
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Takeda, Jenny – Knowledge Quest, 2019
What are ways to draw attention to the need for an annual library budget? How can school library leaders advocate for equitable library budgets across a school district? These are questions the library services team of three district librarians researched before taking the first steps toward making transformational change in the Beaverton School…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Materials, Budgets, Advocacy
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Trautman, Nancy; Manker, Jeff; Mitchell, Kiandra; Kahler, Phil – Science Teacher, 2019
In the 1990s, classes throughout the United States began participating in Classroom FeederWatch, sending data on birds they had seen at feeders in their schoolyards to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The launch of eBird in 2002 opened up new possibilities for submitting data on all types of bird species, allowing users to record and upload…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Animals, Ornithology
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Rogers-Ard, Rachelle; Knaus, Christopher; Bianco, Margarita; Brandehoff, Robin; Gist, Conra D. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2019
This article introduces a strategy to diversify the teaching workforce through de-centering teacher education as the primary stakeholder in the preparation of diverse teachers. The article expands the focus on teacher recruitment and retention by proposing a model that counters the educational context of White supremacy through Grow Your Own (GYO)…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Diversity (Faculty), Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence
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Jensen, Bryant; Jacobo-Suárez, Mónica – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
With the recommendations provided here, educators can better meet the needs of transnational students, particularly those U.S.-born children returning with their families to Mexico.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Needs, Mexican Americans, Migration
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Woods, Amelia Mays; Ayers, Suzan F. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
There are several factors that contribute to the shrinking supply of teachers. Fewer individuals are pursuing teaching as a career; in the United States, for example, teacher education enrollments plunged 35% between 2009 and 2014 (Berry & Shields, 2017). In direct relation to the decrease in students entering preservice teaching, fewer…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Supply and Demand, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Sosa-Provencio, Mia Angélica; Sheahan, Annmarie; Fuentes, Rayanna; Muñiz, Simona; Prada Vivas, Rosa Elena – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2019
This article details one teacher preparation course centering Latin American Testimonio narratives of struggle/survival amid structural oppression for use in secondary curriculum. As our class of predominantly Latina/o students and two Latina instructors engaged Testimonio pedagogy, we fashioned a hopeful alternative to our own experiences of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Teachers
Lee, Lung-Sheng Steven – Online Submission, 2019
The technology educators in the world should learn and encourage each other to improve the technological literacy education for all students. In Taiwan, Technology is a newly added domain in the upcoming curriculum guidelines for grades 1-12 that will take effect in August 2019. The new (or the 8th) domain includes two courses: Living Technology…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Technology
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Blanco, Megan – State Education Standard, 2019
A number of states have taken steps toward promoting student wellness, with many of their state boards of education in the middle of the action. This article contains some examples of states leading on student wellness by addressing physical fitness, social and emotional learning (SEL), and mental health supports. The Every Student Succeeds Act…
Descriptors: Wellness, Child Health, Physical Fitness, Social Development
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Hoover, Sharon A. – State Education Standard, 2019
Recognizing the effects of trauma besetting many of their students, many states, districts, and schools are revamping approaches to making schools physically and psychologically safer. Many of the steps to establish safer, more supportive schools are aligned with those needed to create trauma-responsive schools. State boards of education are…
Descriptors: Coping, School Safety, Trauma, Mental Health
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