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Morris, Monique W. – Educational Leadership, 2019
"What we believe about young people matters--it informs how we treat them and what they come to believe about themselves," writes Pushout author Monique Morris. Unfortunately, according to recent studies, adults tend to view black girls as less innocent and childlike than their peers. This biased belief can lead to harsher discipline in…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, African American Students, Racial Bias, Social Bias
Lamme, Sheryl – Educational Leadership, 2018
This piece showcases three schoolwide art projects that promoted social justice, belonging, and diversity. A yarn bombing in a Missouri elementary school gave students an opportunity to learn cross-curriculum lessons and promote the idea of unity among all cultures and backgrounds. A glass bead mosaic in a First Nations school in British Columbia…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Products, Art Activities, Social Justice
Nathan, Linda F. – Educational Leadership, 2018
Accomplished arts educator Linda F. Nathan profiles Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston, a PreK-8 school that specializes in music education. In addition to academic coursework, Conservatory Lab students--many of whom are from low-income, minority families--learn musical instruments, play in ensembles, and compose and conduct music. Nathan…
Descriptors: Music Education, At Risk Students, Laboratory Schools, Charter Schools
Lenarz, Lisa M. – Educational Leadership, 2018
This piece showcases three schoolwide art projects that promoted social justice, belonging, and diversity. A yarn bombing in a Missouri elementary school gave students an opportunity to learn cross-curriculum lessons and promote the idea of unity among all cultures and backgrounds. A glass bead mosaic in a First Nations school in British Columbia…
Descriptors: Art Products, Art Activities, Social Justice, Cultural Pluralism
Brogan, Mikel – Educational Leadership, 2018
This piece showcases three schoolwide art projects that promoted social justice, belonging, and diversity. A yarn bombing in a Missouri elementary school gave students an opportunity to learn cross-curriculum lessons and promote the idea of unity among all cultures and backgrounds. A glass bead mosaic in a First Nations school in British Columbia…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Products, Social Justice, Cultural Pluralism
Rickabaugh, Jim; Sprader, Christina; Murray, James – Educational Leadership, 2017
To create a clear picture of a personalized learning environment, this article walks us through a day at the Waukesha STEM Academy, a Wisconsin charter school serving about 300 students in grades 6-8. The article follows Cal, a student making the transition from his former traditional school (where every week looked about the same) to a school…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, STEM Education, Charter Schools, Middle School Students
Spencer, John – Educational Leadership, 2017
Genius Hour is a time built into the school day or week to enable students to actively create their learning rather than passively consume it. During the time set aside for Genius Hour, students choose what they will learn about, the strategies they will use to learn it, the pace of their work, the materials and resources they will use, and the…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Learner Controlled Instruction, Learning Strategies, Pacing
Stephan, Michelle – Educational Leadership, 2016
Although most tasks that STEM professionals engage in--like identifying problems, making models, and testing those models--involve inquiry, many STEM classes still rely on direct instruction. Stephan argues that even as new resources for active learning are being developed for STEM instruction, many teachers aren't using these resources and tasks…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Inquiry, Problem Solving, Active Learning
Tucker, Catlin – Educational Leadership, 2016
The minute students first step into any classroom, they begin assessing the environment, the teacher, and one another for clues about what to expect in the upcoming school year. Yet what do they usually encounter the first day? A teacher who's busy assigning seats, reviewing rules, and assessing various skills. However, it is during this time that…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Classroom Environment, Student Centered Learning, Teaching Methods
Skinker, Cherish R. – Educational Leadership, 2016
In this essay, veteran high school teacher Cherish R. Skinker recounts how she connected with hard-to-reach, struggling students in her 9th grade English classes. In a supportive classroom environment, Skinker's students explored the year-long theme of "a hero's journey" through texts like "The Odyssey" and "Romeo and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Grade 9, High School Students, English Instruction
Bambrick-Santoyo, Paul – Educational Leadership, 2016
Write first, talk second--it's a simple strategy, but one that's underused in literature classes, writes Paul Bambrick-Santoyo. The author describes a lesson on Shakespeare's Sonnet 65 conducted by a middle school English teacher, who incorporates writing as an important precursor to classroom discussion. By having students write about the poem…
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), Middle School Teachers, Language Arts, Writing Assignments
Tovani, Cris – Educational Leadership, 2016
Middle school teacher and author Cris Tovani describes how--after years of feeling frustrated about the time spent commenting on students' work only to find their work didn't improve--she changed both how she responded to student work and what she did with the information such work revealed to her. Tovani changed the timing of her feedback and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Student Evaluation
Reilly, Marceta – Educational Leadership, 2016
There's bad news and good news about feedback and teachers collaborating: Getting feedback on our performance is a great way to grow as educators--but feedback often backfires and doesn't produce change in the person getting the feedback. Reilly notes that there are two components to a feedback exchange: the content--the message the person…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Interprofessional Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Reflection
Haring, Dana; Kelner, Tom – Educational Leadership, 2016
When Tom Kelner, a 7th grade social studies teacher, realized that under the Common Core standards he'd be responsible for strengthening students' reading, writing, and research skills in his social studies classes, first he panicked. Then he approached Dana Haring, an English language arts teacher on his 7th grade team, and asked if they could…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Studies, Grade 7, Teaching Methods
Giardina, Nicola – Educational Leadership, 2016
A three-year grant program at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City encourages teachers to draw connections between curricular topics and works of art. In this article, museum educator Nicola Giardina describes how the program uses inquiry-based lessons to create meaningful learning experiences for underserved students. She highlights…
Descriptors: Art, Museums, Lesson Plans, Field Trips
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