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Mazher, Waseem – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2018
The purpose of this article is to explore how to teach students with learning disabilities (LD) to cope effectively, so that they may develop self-determination (independence) skills in middle school. Teachers need to understand the definition of coping and what makes coping effective. They can then tailor instruction of students with LD with…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Middle School Students, Coping, Self Determination
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Gierlach, Peter; Washburn, Erin K. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2018
With the implementation of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy, as well as the onset of the C3 framework from the National Council of Social Studies, social studies teachers are tasked with integrating content and writing instruction in thoughtful and relevant ways. A middle school social studies teacher…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition), Social Studies, Writing Instruction
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Conderman, Greg; Liberty, Lisa – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2018
Co-teaching is one approach for providing instruction in the general education classroom for students with and without disabilities. In this approach, two licensed teachers (usually one general educator and one special educator) teach a diverse group of students. Researchers have confirmed that often co-teachers do not experience parity; that is,…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Team Teaching, Classroom Environment
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DeSpain, Stephanie N.; Conderman, Greg; Gerzel-Short, Lydia – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2018
Family engagement is a critical component of school success for students. However, parents of middle and high school students are often less involved in home- and school-based activities than parents of elementary students. This article describes reasons for this decrease in parental engagement and offers specific ideas for fostering parental…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Parent Participation, Parents, Parent Student Relationship
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Conderman, Greg – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
Study guides are a popular tool teachers provide to help students prepare for an upcoming test or quiz. They are especially appropriate for middle school students as they transition from reading narrative to informational text. However, some teachers are unfamiliar with various types of study guides. Therefore, this article describes various types…
Descriptors: Study Guides, Middle School Students, Study Skills, Middle School Teachers
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Howard, Christy – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2016
With the implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) many teachers continue to search for ways to engage students in the learning process while meeting the rigorous demands of the standards. Researchers suggest that by providing opportunities for higher order thinking, student choice, and creative ways to showcase knowledge, students will…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Common Core State Standards, Literacy, Literacy Education
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Kurz, Terri L.; Yanik, H. Bahadir; Lee, Mi Yeon – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2016
Using a dog's paw as a basis for numerical representation, sixth grade students explored how to count and regroup using the dog's four digital pads. Teachers can connect these base-4 explorations to the conceptual meaning of place value and regrouping using base-10.
Descriptors: Animals, Number Concepts, Mathematics, Mathematics Education
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Ellis, Violet Adams – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2016
Proving a child has been adequately educated is manifest through assessments evaluating the recall of facts or the deciphering of codes. How this information is taught and learned is the issue. Webb's depth of knowledge (DOK) and Bloom's taxonomy are cognitive models that drive instruction in today's classrooms. According to these models,…
Descriptors: Creativity, Learning, Art Education, Metacognition
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Hassenpflug, Ann – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2016
Analysis of two recent federal court cases in which principals violated student speech rights offers guidance to middle school administrators as they attempt to address student expression. Characteristics of a successful school from the Association for Middle Level Education provide a framework for analyzing these cases in order to prevent…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Rights, Freedom of Speech, Self Expression
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Danker, Stephanie; French, Kelley – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2016
Art can provide a vehicle for animating learning. Teachers bring ideas to life through curriculum, while artists realize their ideas through images, often translating between forms, media and spaces. This paper describes the context, content and format of a residential Summer Arts Academy for gifted and talented middle and high school students,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Summer Programs, Art Education
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Smilan, Cathy – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2016
Visual literacy and the ability to think creatively are critical skills requisite to full participation and communication in the twenty-first century. Learning experiences that integrate studio-based inquiry and other academic concepts can develop discipline skills as well as communication skills of deciphering visual cues and de/re-constructing…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Creative Thinking, Inquiry, Art
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Hodgkinson, Todd; Parks, Stephanie – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2016
The purpose of this article is to familiarize teachers with the concept of executive functioning and to provide them with a collection of strategies that they can use to help support middle and high school students with planning, organization, task-initiation, and impulse control.
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Executive Function, Familiarity, Concept Teaching
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Gormley, Kathleen; McDermott, Peter – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2015
Four reading strategies and several web tools that are effective for reading closely and identifying textual evidence are described and explained. As teacher-educators with many years of experience teaching reading and the language arts, we have found these reading strategies and web tools helpful for middle school students as they consider…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Visualization, Critical Reading
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Wilder, Sandra – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2015
This article aims to describe a type of formative assessment, MAP Classroom Challenge, which has been introduced in mathematics classrooms in recent years. MAP, or the Mathematics Assessment Project Classroom Challenges (formerly known as Formative Assessment Lessons), are developed by teams of math educators from the Shell Centre for Mathematical…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, College Faculty
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Virgin, Robb – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2015
Outlined in this article is the three-year journey of a middle school social studies department that led to a shift from teacher-led units of instruction (e.g., Reconstruction) to units that used student-generated questions (e.g., What was life like for former slaves?, How did Southerners' lifestyles change?, Did the North and South cooperate?,…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Learner Controlled Instruction
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