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Freer, Patrick K. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2018
This research-to-resource article reports pedagogical implications of several types of research literature. This literature collectively focuses on boys' adolescent development, with specific attention to psychological and sociological implications on the teaching of vocal technique during the period of voice change. From this foundation, the…
Descriptors: Singing, Music, Music Education, Males
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Beason-Manes, Ashley D. – Gifted Child Today, 2018
Gifted middle school students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades engaged with a community activism curriculum designed and implemented by the author, their gifted education facilitator, as part of their gifted programming. This authentic learning experience asked students to follow a creative problem-solving process that fostered thoughtful…
Descriptors: Activism, Educational Change, Gifted, Student Needs
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Ciecierski, Lisa M.; Bintz, William P. – Middle School Journal, 2018
This article shares aspects to consider when designing and implementing content area instruction through the study of people. It begins with a description of an inquiry that investigated students' learning with the use of authentic literature and meaningful writing in social studies, and then extends to a discussion of how to apply these same…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Student Centered Curriculum, Content Area Writing, Educational Principles
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Bennett, Cory A.; Martin, Kathryn – Middle School Journal, 2018
Exemplary middle schools have a variety of programs that support students' needs and help them adjust socially and emotionally; advisory programs can be one structure to effectively provide some of this support. This article shares the story of how a group of middle level teachers and teacher leaders within a culturally diverse school reclaimed…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Faculty Advisers, Counseling Services, Cultural Relevance
Olson, Lynn A. – Aspen Institute, 2018
The third case study from the Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development discusses the role community partners can play in supporting children's learning in collaboration with schools. "School-Community Partnerships: Joining Forces to Support the Learning and Development of All Students" cites key…
Descriptors: School Community Programs, Partnerships in Education, Public Schools, Case Studies
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Nacu, Denise; Martin, Caitlin K.; Pinkard, Nichole – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2018
With the growing emphasis on developing 21st century skills among today's youth, there is continued optimism about the possibilities granted by increasing access to networked technologies, particularly for encouraging youth to pursue their interests and take ownership of their learning. Yet, research demonstrates the importance of adult support in…
Descriptors: Heuristics, Middle Schools, Learning Experience, Design
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Schaefer, John M.; Cannella-Malone, Helen; Brock, Matthew E. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
Building and maintaining positive social relationships is important to every young adult's quality of life. However, supporting the social inclusion of middle and high school students with severe disabilities can be extremely challenging. Moreover, promoting social inclusion in one classroom may have little impact on social outcomes in other…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Inclusion, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Roman, Harry T. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
Like scientists who keep lab notebooks detailing their experiments, inventors keep invention notebooks that chronologically detail the inception, development, and refinement of their inventions. These notebooks are legal documents that can help prove one inventor's precedent over another. Scenarios like these are very real, as the author has had…
Descriptors: Student Journals, Intellectual Property, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Yoshikawa, Emily; Bartholomew, Scott R. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
While the physical exercise of playing golf and the sheer enjoyment of the sport are both positive benefits, there are subtler opportunities for golf to be used in conjunction with other ideas for learning in K-12 education; the mechanics and details behind the sport, as well as the variety of clubs, courses, and swings are all potential…
Descriptors: Athletics, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans
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Brown, Michelle J. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018
The Biggest Mover Program, an educational program to improve daily exercise and healthy eating was developed to address the learning needs of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and physical challenges. The program was part of a three-part program to improve the knowledge of students, staff, and teachers through the use of…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Health Behavior, Health Promotion
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Morris, Ronald V. – Social Studies, 2018
Middle school students learned about their community when they created documentaries as part of a state bicentennial celebration. Students gathered multiple primary and secondary resources and worked with community members to interview them for their perspectives through video presentations as part of the inquiry process. Students work with local…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Research, Documentaries, Local History
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Rodríguez-Castro, Mónica; Salas, Spencer; Benson, Tracey – Middle School Journal, 2018
LaRocque, Kleiman, and Darling (2011) characterized parental involvement as the "missing link" in school achievement. For this reason, especially, middle grades teachers and teacher leaders want very much to reach out to newcomer Latino families--and they do. Although Google Translate™ has emerged as a go-to tool for many teachers and…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Courseware, Translation, Language Skills
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Sansone, Anna – Middle School Journal, 2018
Next Generation Science Standards encourage science instruction that offers not only opportunities for inquiry but also the diverse social and cognitive processes involved in scientific thinking and communication. This article gives an introduction to Lave and Wenger's (1991) communities of practice framework as a potential way of viewing…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Communities of Practice, Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students
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Wellenreiter, Benjamin R. – Middle School Journal, 2018
Non-classroom school spaces such as cafeterias, hallways, and locker rooms have complex structures that require analysis to maintain or improve school climate. Middle level educators are encouraged to observe, question, and evaluate rules and procedures to ensure these spaces are safe and socially just. Educators should work to view these spaces…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Middle School Students, Educational Environment, Middle School Teachers
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Kemp-Graham, Kriss Y. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
Nationwide, African American girls have the highest suspension rates among all racial and ethnic groups. Furthermore, they are the most severely, disproportionately affected by school discipline policies and practices when compared with other girls. This case study was developed for use in education leadership programs to critically analyze school…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Disproportionate Representation, Discipline Policy
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