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Sadowski, Michael – Harvard Education Press, 2016
"Safe Is Not Enough" illustrates how educators can support the positive development of LGBTQ students in a comprehensive way so as to create truly inclusive school communities. Using examples from classrooms, schools, and districts across the country, Michael Sadowski identifies emerging practices such as creating an LGBTQ-inclusive…
Descriptors: School Safety, Teacher Role, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity
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Cochran, Jill A.; Cochran, Zane; Laney, Kendra; Dean, Mandi – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2016
With the rise of personal desktop 3D printing, a wide spectrum of educational opportunities has become available for educators to leverage this technology in their classrooms. Until recently, the ability to create physical 3D models was well beyond the scope, skill, and budget of many schools. However, since desktop 3D printers have become readily…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Printing, Geometry, Mathematics
Sadowski, Michael – Educational Leadership, 2016
Over the past three decades, much of the conversation about LGBTQ students in schools has centered on safety--anti-bullying policies, the "safe space" of gay-straight alliances, and "safe zones" marked by rainbow-colored stickers on classroom doors. In this article, Michael Sadowski argues that it's time to move beyond safety…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Bullying
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Webb, Sarah; Carla Curran, Mary – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2017
Graphing and calculating percentages are integral skills in a STEM curriculum. Teaching students how to create graphs allows them to identify numerical trends and to express results in a clear and concise manner. In this activity, students will remain engaged in the lesson by moving around the room and then work together to generate their own…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, STEM Education, Graphs, Natural Resources
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Pagnotti, John; Russell, William B., III – Social Studies, 2015
The purpose of this article is to empower those interested in teaching students powerful and engaging social studies. Through the lens of Supreme Court simulations, this article provides educators with a viable, classroom-tested lesson plan to bring Problem-Based Learning into their classrooms. The specific aim of the lesson is to provide students…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Civics, Simulation, Court Litigation
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Rosenfeld, Malke; Johnson, Marquetta; Plemons, Anna; Makol, Suzanne; Zanskas, Meghan; Dzula, Mark; Mahoney, Meg Robson – Teaching Artist Journal, 2014
Writing about the teaching artist practice should mean writing about art making. As both teacher and artist, the authors are required to be cognizant of their own art-making processes, both how it works and why it is important to them, in order to make this process visible to their students. They also need the same skills to write about how and…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Writing (Composition), After School Programs
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
This report details Georgia's participation in SREB programs and services from December 2013 through November 2014. Appropriations from member states support SREB's core operations and general services. SREB leverages the long-standing commitment of member states to attract external funding for an array of targeted projects for educational…
Descriptors: Geographic Location, Regional Programs, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Cardichon, Jessica; Roc, Martens – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2013
Middle and high school students subjected to harsh school discipline policies and practices such as suspensions and expulsions are more likely to disengage from the classroom and course work, and increases their chances of dropping out, according to this new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education. The report recommends implementing…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, School Culture, Outreach Programs
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) results in mathematics and reading are based on representative samples of 1,100 to 2,300 public school students at grade 4 and 900 to 2,100 public school students at grade 8 in each participating urban district in 2013. Twenty-one urban districts participated in the 2013 assessments. The assessments…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, National Competency Tests, Mathematics Achievement
Texas Comprehensive Center, 2011
Effectively meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse population of students presents challenges for educators across the United States, including the Texas and Southeast Comprehensive Center regions. Increasingly rigorous achievement expectations must be supported with flexible, accessible curricula, offering multiple pathways to success in…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Outcomes of Education
Swanson, Peter B. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2009
Little is known about when adolescents' vocational interests begin to surge. For the author's study with students participating in Georgia's Future Educators Association (FEA) conference, the sample had students from 13 to 19 years of age, and the author found that there was a dramatic change in interest between ages 15 and 16. FEA offers middle…
Descriptors: Colleges, Vocational Interests, High School Students, Middle School Students
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2008
This newsletter focuses on strategies middle grades schools are using to prepare more students for success in high school. This is part of a series of newsletters describing best practices for implementing the HSTW, MMGW and TCTW (High Schools That Work, Making Middle Grades Work, Technology Centers That Work) school improvement models. The series…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, High Schools, Readiness, Educational Improvement
Hennick, Calvin – Instructor, 2008
In this article, the author discusses the dilemma between retaining and promoting students who are unprepared for the next level, and offers a solution to this dilemma. In a perfect world, every student would be academically prepared for the next grade, and there would be no need to choose between holding students back and passing them on…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Student Promotion, Intervention, Child Psychology
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Pickens, Cortney – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2008
The way in which foreign languages, including the Classics, are taught is evolving. There are those who teach language for literature-based, instrumental purposes only, and those who want to see foreign language education cross boundaries into literature, culture, history, and geography. Foreign language educators have the opportunity to teach…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Communicative Competence (Languages)
Chenoweth, Karin – Harvard Education Press, 2007
This straightforward and inspiring book takes readers into schools where educators believe--and prove--that all children, even those considered "hard-to-teach," can learn to high standards. Their teachers and principals refuse to write them off and instead show how thoughtful instruction, high expectations, stubborn commitment, and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Teachers, Principals
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