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Brugar, Kristy A.; Roberts, Kathryn – Social Studies, 2014
In this article we identify opportunities for students to use timelines and textbooks to meet standards. Through the use of timelines, textbooks, and selected activities, upper elementary and middle school students are able to (1) be engaged in content area reading and writings; (2) understand large themes in social studies including time,…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Textbooks
Montgomery County Public Schools, 2014
Student Service Learning (SSL) provides students the opportunity to actively participate in the community and build the skills they need to be successful students and citizens. This booklet provides information about the Maryland State Department of Education SSL graduation mandate. Completing 75 SSL hours is a requirement for high school…
Descriptors: Service Learning, High School Students, Graduation Requirements, Best Practices
Oregon Department of Education, 2014
The Oregon Statewide Report Card is an annual publication required by law (ORS 329.115), which reports on the state of public schools and their progress towards the goals of the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century. The purpose of the Oregon Report Card is to monitor trends among school districts and Oregon's progress toward achieving the…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Public Schools, Progress Monitoring, State Legislation
Oregon Department of Education, 2012
The Oregon Statewide Report Card is an annual publication required by law (ORS 329.115), which reports on the state of public schools and their progress towards the goals of the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century. The purpose of the Oregon Report Card is to monitor trends among school districts and Oregon's progress toward achieving the…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Public Schools, Progress Monitoring, State Legislation
Harrington, LaDawna – Linworth, 2011
A little imagination, a little drama, a little mystery. Using the guided inquiry model in this updated, second edition, students become detectives at Information Headquarters. They solve a mystery-and enhance their problem-solving and literacy skills. Middle school is a crucial time in the development of problem-solving, critical-thinking, and…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Problem Solving, Information Literacy, Inferences
Moore, Kenneth D.; Hansen, Jacqueline – SAGE Publications (CA), 2011
Featuring a wealth of reflection activities and connections to standards, this concise, easy-to-read teaching methods text equips students with the content knowledge and skills they need to become effective K-8 teachers. The book maximizes instructional flexibility, reflects current educational issues, highlights recent research, and models best…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Educational Technology, Individualized Instruction, Special Needs Students
Montgomery County Public Schools, 2011
"MCPS School Safety and Security at a Glance" provides, in a single document, information about the reporting of incidents related to school safety and security, school climate, local school safety program descriptions, and serious incidents in all Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools. The information is presented for each school.…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Counties, School Safety, School Security
EdSource, 2009
This Parent/Student Guide explains why Algebra I is a required subject, how it helps prepare students for the future, how Algebra I fits into the student's high school math program, and what parents can do to support their student's success in learning algebra. It also explains why California policymakers require all students to take algebra and…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
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Corbett, Dick; Wilson, Bruce – Theory Into Practice, 2009
This article briefly describes the central tenets of a program several low-income middle schools implemented to remove failure as a choice students could make in completing their assignments. Instead of doling out Fs for poor and nonexistent work, teachers devised a variety of options students had to follow to demonstrate eventual mastery of…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Grading, Student Reaction, Student Attitudes
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Miller, Nicole C.; Thompson, Nicole L.; Franz, Dana Pomykal – Middle School Journal (J3), 2009
Schools should be proactive rather than reactive to issues of technology safety, and this requires careful planning and policy implementation. In this article, the authors provide information and recommendations that will help middle grades educators, students, and parents to safely and successfully manage the many technologies they encounter and…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Middle School Students, Early Adolescents, Educational Technology
Thomas, Jennifer; Luebbers, Paul E. – American Journal of Health Education, 2009
Objectives: This teaching idea is designed for students to learn about the ingredients in cigarettes and the potential short-term health consequences of these ingredients, as well as to learn about the general effects of smoking. Students will complete an activity to use this information in a hypothetical, but potentially, real-world situation.…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Smoking, Health Promotion, Health Behavior
Nowak, Amy L. Versnik; Hale, Heidi; Lindholm, Jessica; Strausser, Elizabeth – American Journal of Health Education, 2009
Objectives: After this lesson, students will be able to: (1) list the five stages of materials production, (2) report key facts related to the materials economy, (3) identify sustainable solutions that positively impact the environment, and (4) recognize how the environment affects health. Target Audience: This activity is designed for students in…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Environmental Education, Junior High School Students, Sustainable Development
Janowiak, John – American Journal of Health Education, 2009
The instructional approach used in this teaching idea involves high-level cognitive and affective learning rather than passive learning through lecture, which often is the traditional, and ineffective, approach for students being educated about drugs. Objectives: At the conclusion of this drug education teaching strategy, students will be able to:…
Descriptors: Drug Education, Drug Abuse, Teaching Methods, Cognitive Processes
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Edgcomb, Michelle; Britner, Shari L.; McConnaughay, Kelly; Wolffe, Robert – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2008
Science 101 was designed by a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional team, with leadership from the Departments of Biology and Teacher Education, and participation by faculty in the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics, the College of Engineering, and master teachers from school districts in the state of Illinois. Their goal was to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Education Majors, Preservice Teachers, Academic Achievement
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Barney, David; Hughes, Patricia Paulsen – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2008
The purpose of this article is to help better prepare pre-service/student teachers for the little things they should do during their student teaching experience, while at the same time give those who work with pre-service and student teachers (PETE faculty) a reminder of little things they can emphasize to help prepare students for the student…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Teaching Experience
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