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Voight, A.; Hanson, T. – Regional Educational Laboratory West, 2012
This information memo provides an annotated list of extant surveys used to assess school climate, classroom climate, or teacher effectiveness that are designed for use in middle schools. The purpose is to assist educators to select or design surveys to assess school climate in middle schools, with a particular focus on assessing student engagement…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Classroom Environment, Teacher Effectiveness, Middle Schools
Hein, Vanessa; Smerdon, Becky; Sambolt, Megan – College and Career Readiness and Success Center, 2013
The purpose of this brief is to provide information to state, district, and school personnel seeking support to determine whether their students are on a path to postsecondary success. The College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) has received technical assistance requests from a number of states regarding factors that predict…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Postsecondary Education, Success, College Readiness
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Johnson, Sarah Lindstrom – Journal of School Health, 2009
Background: School violence can impact the social, psychological, and physical well-being of both students and teachers and disrupt the learning process. This review focuses on a new area of research, the mechanisms by which the school environment determines the likelihood of school violence. Methods: A search for peer-reviewed articles was made…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Violence, Literature Reviews, Classification
Montgomery, Joel R. – Online Submission, 2008
This paper identifies a series of activities which reinforce each other and form part of a thematic unit of instruction across the content areas for English language learners (ELLs). These activities will be connected to the relevant English language proficiency (ELP) standards established at level three by the World-Class Instructional Design…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Second Language Learning, Consortia, English (Second Language)
Montgomery, Joel R. – Online Submission, 2008
This working paper explores reasons to encourage parents of English language learners (ELLs) to be involved in the learning process at the middle school level. Barriers to parental involvement of language minority students will be identified and successful, research-based strategies to increase parental involvement will be introduced. Five…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Parent Participation, Second Language Learning, Parent School Relationship
Pitler, Howard J. – Principal, 2006
Schools across the country are investing millions of dollars every year in technology, and statistics show that technology in schools has grown at an exponential rate (Dirksen and Tharp 2000; Heath et al. 2000). But are schools getting the most from their technology investment? In this article, the author cites research literature to support his…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Educational Objectives
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Short, Geoffrey – Intercultural Education, 2005
The importance of learning lessons from the Holocaust and from the mass slaughter in Rwanda was recognised in the theme underpinning Britain's Holocaust Memorial Day in 2004. This article is principally concerned with the lessons learnt from the Holocaust by a culturally diverse group of students aged 14 to 16. They all attended schools in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Death, Attitude Change, War