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Parekh, Gillian; Brown, Robert S. – Educational Policy, 2019
Special education is an approach to schooling that draws significant critique. Scholars often identify special education as a system vulnerable to and complicit in racial, class, and disability segregation, particularly segregation enacted and rationalized through the structural organization of schools and programs. Employing data from the Toronto…
Descriptors: Correlation, Special Education, Student Placement, Special Needs Students
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Jackson, C. Kirabo – Education Next, 2019
When students look back on their most important teachers, the social aspects of their education are often what they recall. Learning to set goals, take risks and responsibility, or simply believe in oneself are often fodder for fond thanks--alongside mastering precalculus, becoming a critical reader, or remembering the capital of Turkmenistan. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Influence, Teacher Student Relationship, Secondary School Teachers
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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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Stewart, Lauren; Ross, Donna; Elliot, Kimberly – Science Teacher, 2019
This paper highlights learning supports associated with genetics lessons that were implemented in a urban high school biology classroom. The supports provided access to science content for ELLs [English language learners], students with IEPs [individualized education programs], and struggling readers during an introductory unit on genetics. Due to…
Descriptors: Genetics, Science Instruction, Urban Schools, Secondary School Science
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McPherson, Heather – Science Teacher, 2018
Students often confuse the functional differences between motion "transmission" and "transformation" systems. Students find it difficult to conceptualize differences between the specific systems. In this article, the author describes a technology and engineering unit that incorporates problem-based learning (PBL) to assist…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Motion, Problem Based Learning
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Rains, Stephanie; Whitworth, Brooke A. – Science Teacher, 2018
Alternative farming techniques are often more efficient and conserve resources more effectively than conventional farming, which can harm the environment with pesticides and synthetic fertilizers (Pimental 2005). To learn the theory, application, and related science concepts of sustainable farming techniques, students can collaborate to create an…
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Conservation (Environment), Hazardous Materials, Scientific Concepts
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Murry, Francie – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2018
Researchers have demonstrated the positive outcomes of using video self-modeling (VSM) with students with emotional behavior disorders (EBDs). VSM typically refers to teacher-created videos demonstrating desired skills or behaviors where the student is the video model performing the skill at a level higher than his or her typical display. The…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Interpersonal Competence
Achieve, Inc., 2018
There is a growing body of research that suggests the first year of high school is a critical transition point for students. It also finds course-taking and successful completion of those courses in 9th grade to be valuable predictors of students' success in high school. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states an opportunity to…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, State Policy, Educational Policy, Program Implementation
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Shipley, Meagan; Holden, Caitlin; McNeill, Elisa Beth; Fehr, Sara; Wilson, Kelly – Health Educator, 2018
Unhealthy relationships have a devastating impact on adolescents' academic performance, including poor attendance, difficulty concentrating, and feeling unsafe at school. Schools provide an ideal setting to positively influence adolescents' attitudes, knowledge, and relationship skills by integrating healthy relationship lessons into sexuality…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Interpersonal Competence, Adolescents, Student Behavior
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Dunleavy, Teresa K. – Education Sciences, 2018
This article continues to challenge the robust myth that mathematical smartness is exemplified in individuals who consistently complete mathematics problems quickly and accurately. In so doing, I present a set of counterstories from three students in one ninth-grade Algebra 1 classroom. These students described transformative experiences in their…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Algebra, Mathematics Skills
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Lin, Patricia A. – Social Studies, 2018
This article draws on current research in the areas of storytelling and social studies to present a practical, culturally responsive storytelling model for Grades 7-9 social studies teachers to use to better engage English Language Learners (ELLs). Integrating the proven effectiveness of storytelling from a scientific and social perspective, with…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
Seeskin, Alex; Nagaoka, Jenny; Mahaffie, Shelby – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
A successful freshman year of high school lays the foundation for the path to college: ninth-grade grades are powerful indicators of high school graduation, college access, and college degree attainment. However, the transition from eighth to ninth grade is a time when students' academic performance often declines. This report explores how Chicago…
Descriptors: Risk, Grade Point Average, College Preparation, College Freshmen
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Miles, Rhea; Zambone, Alana – Science Teacher, 2017
Students who are blind or visually impaired (BVI), like all students, need to conduct scientific investigations that involve measurements and reading experimental procedures. Best instructional practices for BVI students include touch and hearing experiences. Related strategies and tools include electronic textbooks, assistive technologies such as…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Blindness, Visual Impairments, Teaching Methods
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Kulik, Keri S.; Brewer, Hannah; Windish, Lance; Carlson, Hollie – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2017
The new SHAPE America standards and grade level outcomes for high-school physical education focus exclusively on physical activities that are suitable for lifelong participation. Some of the fastest-growing physical activities for adults in the United States are non-traditional multi-sport events and obstacle course races. As "Healthy People…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Exercise, Muscular Strength
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Michelsen, Claus – Physics Education, 2017
In 1820 the Danish scientist Hans Christian Ørsted discovered the relationship between electricity and magnetism by his famous wire-compass experiment. Ørsted was one of the foremost scientists of the nineteenth century, and he was also one of the leading figures in Denmark in the 19th century with a vital influence in the fields of aesthetics,…
Descriptors: Scientists, Physics, Energy, Foreign Countries
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