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Falco, Lia D. – Middle School Journal, 2019
Findings from recent studies suggest that students' pathways into mathematics-related careers begin as early as middle school when students are forming lasting self-perceptions of their academic abilities. Middle school is also a time when students begin making choices about future coursework in math, science, and technology that will have…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Self Concept, Self Efficacy, Middle School Students
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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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Gonzales, Miguel M. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
This case describes the dilemma of recently hired assistant principal, Fred Bates, who finds himself in a school with a negative and unsupportive school climate. There are significant trust issues between the teachers and principal. Bates struggles to navigate various obstacles and works to establish positive relationships with both his principal…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Assistant Principals, Educational Environment, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Silverman, Jamie; Mee, Molly – Education Sciences, 2018
Recent news on school safety and efforts to improve school climate underscores the importance of building positive student relationships and resolving conflict in our nation's classrooms. Restorative practices are currently gaining credibility and popularity as a means to build classroom and peer relationships. Through a descriptive study, we…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Seminars, Peer Relationship
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Safi, Farshid; Bush, Sarah B.; Desai, Siddhi – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2018
In this article, the authors engage middle-grades students in a series of tasks to develop the mathematical idea of equal versus equivalent, culminating in a gerrymandering task with social, political, economic, and educational implications. The primary mathematical goals of this exploration were to involve students in solving real-world problems…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Students, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation
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Alpaslan, Muhammet Mustafa – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2017
In recent years, the integration of science and mathematics has become popular among educators because of its potential benefits for student learning. The purpose of this study is to introduce a two-day interdisciplinary lesson that brings science and mathematics concepts together, actively engaging students in working with percentages of the…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Learning Activities, Science Activities, Mathematics Activities
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Ciullo, Stephen; Mason, Linda – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2017
Helping elementary students with learning disabilities (LD) prepare for the rigor of middle school writing is an instructional priority. Fortunately, several standards-based skills in upper elementary school and middle school overlap. Teachers in upper elementary grades, specifically fourth and fifth grades, have the opportunity to provide…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, School Readiness, Learning Disabilities, Middle School Students
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Lesseig, Kristin; Slavit, David; Nelson, Tamara Holmlund – Middle School Journal, 2017
Given the current emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and its key attributes, middle school is an optimal time to implement STEM-based curricula. However, the interdisciplinary and open-ended nature of STEM projects often makes implementation difficult. In this article, we describe a professional development…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Abbott, Amy L. – Middle School Journal, 2017
The detected decline in middle school students' school engagement during the period of young adolescence is concerning. As middle school can be perceived as a time in which plans for higher education and career considerations begin to take shape, planting seeds for future aspirations certainly seems appropriate. This article draws on the…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Middle School Students, Learner Engagement, Early Adolescents
Gözpinar, Halis – Online Submission, 2017
The English language day by day is becoming ever increasingly important in the world. Music in foreign language education can be seen as a helpful method that spontaneously livens the learning atmosphere. In this paper, we are arguing for (the use of) songs that stir and inspire "social change" and that are an "authentic" part…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Peters, Susan A.; Bennett, Victoria Miller; Young, Mandy; Watkins, Jonathan D. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2016
The mean can be interpreted as a fair-share value and as a balance point. Standards documents, including Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) (CCSSI 2010), suggest focusing on both interpretations. In this article, the authors propose a sequence of five activities to help students develop these understandings of the mean, and they…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Middle School Students, Common Core State Standards
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Griffith, Leah – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2016
Classroom teachers try to provide opportunities for students to practice and use the algebra skills they are learning in ways that are nonroutine. They also want to help students connect the big ideas of math with the skills they are learning as part of the balance between understanding concepts and procedures. Math games can be used to accomplish…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Games, Manipulative Materials
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Bush, Sarah B.; Karp, Karen S.; Nadler, Jennifer; Gibbons, Katie – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2016
Having an answer to "When are we ever going to use this in real life?" is important to middle school mathematics teachers. The activity described in this article awakened sixth graders' understanding of how artists use mathematics. By exploring ratio and proportionality in different paintings, students realized the use of proportional…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Grade 6
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Lovett, Jennifer N.; Lee, Hollylynne S. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2016
To draw conclusions from data, we need to understand the context of the data and the measurement units. In 2007, Franklin and colleagues presented the "Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Report" to provide teachers with a framework to assist in developing students' investigation of statistical…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Mathematics Instruction, Statistics, Grade 6
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Valle, Christopher; Andrade, Heidi; Palma, Maria; Hefferen, Joanna – Music Educators Journal, 2016
Feedback is crucial to students' growth as musicians. Fortunately, the teacher is not the sole source of feedback in the music classroom. Under the right conditions, students can provide actionable feedback to themselves and each other. This article showcases the work of three elementary music specialists who have innovatively incorporated…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Feedback (Response)
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