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Jackson, C. Kirabo – Education Next, 2019
When students look back on their most important teachers, the social aspects of their education are often what they recall. Learning to set goals, take risks and responsibility, or simply believe in oneself are often fodder for fond thanks--alongside mastering precalculus, becoming a critical reader, or remembering the capital of Turkmenistan. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Influence, Teacher Student Relationship, Secondary School Teachers
Neild, Ruth Curran; Wilson, Sandra Jo; McClanahan, Wendy – Research for Action, 2019
This evidence guide provides detailed research summaries on the effectiveness of specific afterschool programs for improving outcomes for students in grades K-12. The purpose of the guide is to present information that education agencies, afterschool providers, and others can use as they make decisions about afterschool programming. The guide is a…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, After School Programs
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Rodgers, Wendy J.; Weiss, Margaret P. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2019
Nearly 63% of students with disabilities are included in general education classrooms for some part of their day, and at the high school level, 79% participate in state reading and math assessments (U.S. Department of Education, 2016). Middle and high school classes pose particular challenges because, unlike elementary classrooms, they are usually…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Team Teaching, Disabilities, General Education
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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
Zhu, Pei; Garcia, Ivonne; Alonzo, Erick – MDRC, 2019
The growing awareness of the importance of the first year of high school for future success has prompted schools and districts across the country to develop interventions designed for ninth-graders. "Growth mindset" is an intervention that aims to increase students' desire to take on challenges and to enhance their persistence in school…
Descriptors: High School Students, Learning Motivation, Intervention, Grade 9
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Kim, MooSong; Jung, Jaehun – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
An important role of physical education (PE) is to provide students with opportunities to be physically active. Toward this end, instructional alignment is introduced in this article as a means of promoting moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) during PE. Following its introduction, the importance and effectiveness of instructional…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Physical Activities
Bauer, Lauren; Liu, Patrick; Schanzenbach, Diane Whitmore; Shamburgh, Jay – Hamilton Project, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA; 2015) requires states to broaden school accountability beyond achievement on standardized tests and high school graduation rates. In this Hamilton Project strategy paper, we articulate a framework for states as they oversee implementation of statewide accountability plans under ESSA and describe how states…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Accountability, Compliance (Legal)
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Murry, Francie – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2018
Researchers have demonstrated the positive outcomes of using video self-modeling (VSM) with students with emotional behavior disorders (EBDs). VSM typically refers to teacher-created videos demonstrating desired skills or behaviors where the student is the video model performing the skill at a level higher than his or her typical display. The…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Interpersonal Competence
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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
Chaney, Philip L.; Doukopoulos, Lindsay – Geography Teacher, 2018
Sustainability is an important topic of discussion in geography as society faces increasing challenges from depletion of natural resources and degradation of the natural environment (Yates 2012; Goudie 2013). A primary goal of educators is to prepare students to address complex issues such as these in their personal lives and professional careers.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Geography Instruction, Active Learning, Water
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Stacy, Sara T.; Acevedo-Polakovich, Ignacio D.; Rosewood, Jonathan – Afterschool Matters, 2018
Including youth in the development and evaluation of out-of-school time (OST) programs has positive effects on youth, the organizations that serve them, and the communities in which they live. Such involvement can improve young people's social competence, foster leadership and engagement, and empower groups. Youth provide unique perspectives on…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Youth Programs, Student Attitudes, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Shipley, Meagan; Holden, Caitlin; McNeill, Elisa Beth; Fehr, Sara; Wilson, Kelly – Health Educator, 2018
Unhealthy relationships have a devastating impact on adolescents' academic performance, including poor attendance, difficulty concentrating, and feeling unsafe at school. Schools provide an ideal setting to positively influence adolescents' attitudes, knowledge, and relationship skills by integrating healthy relationship lessons into sexuality…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Interpersonal Competence, Adolescents, Student Behavior
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Dunleavy, Teresa K. – Education Sciences, 2018
This article continues to challenge the robust myth that mathematical smartness is exemplified in individuals who consistently complete mathematics problems quickly and accurately. In so doing, I present a set of counterstories from three students in one ninth-grade Algebra 1 classroom. These students described transformative experiences in their…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Algebra, Mathematics Skills
Louisiana Department of Education, 2018
"Louisiana Believes," the state's comprehensive plan to prepare students for college and career success, includes a system of related policies and programs that help schools provide students with pathways to future prosperity, give schools the resources to offer these pathways, and reward schools when students achieve their goals. This…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Readiness, Career Readiness, At Risk Students
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Merlin, Clare – Journal of School Counseling, 2017
Multicultural education is an educational approach designed to ensure equal educational opportunities for all students, including those in marginalized groups. This approach has historically been directed towards teachers, but school counselors have the appropriate training and skills to lead multicultural education efforts, as well. In this…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Multicultural Education, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities
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