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Rizik, Nadya; Taylor, Subhashni; Taylor, Neil; Sharma, Manjula – Teaching Science, 2018
Energy is one of the most complex yet central concepts taught in schools and is featured in the Australian Science Curriculum, as one of the six key organising ideas (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), 2015). The literature portrays a multitude of complications associated with teaching energy (see Millar, 2005 for a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Energy, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts
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Clabough, Jeremiah; Bickford, John H. – Social Studies, 2018
Over the last couple of years, White nationalist groups have been at the forefront of American political life, especially with the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. The historical roots of White nationalist movements run deep in the United States and are most closely associated with the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). In this article the authors explore…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Whites, Middle School Students, Nationalism
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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
Hayes, Susan; Meinders, Dona; Rosborough, Jana – National Center for Systemic Improvement at WestEd, 2018
The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) aims to increase the number of students with disabilities who achieve positive post-school outcomes and engage in higher education or competitive employment opportunities. Through their State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) and State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG), Alabama is focusing on…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Systems Approach, Change Strategies, Disabilities
Schmoker, Mike – Educational Leadership, 2018
Schmoker argues that having students write regularly across the disciplines, connecting written work to content in the discipline to facilitate student understanding about content, would boost most students' academic achievement. We must "demystify" writing instruction, distilling it to key skills that any teacher can guide students to…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Academic Achievement, Cues, Educational Change
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Burn, Katharine; Todd, Jason – Teaching History, 2018
Inspired by the claim that local history can be taught effectively 'Any time, any place, anywhere,' Katharine Burn and Jason Todd took up the challenge of planning Key Stage 3 enquiries related to an unusual and diverse, but frequently neglected and often despised, corner of Oxford. They sought not merely to develop the kinds of enquiry that would…
Descriptors: Local History, Inquiry, Lesson Plans, Curriculum Development
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Joseph, Laurice M.; Ross, Kelsey M. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
Middle school students with learning disabilities often struggle to gain meaning from text. Engaging in self-questioning is an effective strategy for comprehending text, however, middle school students with learning disabilities often do not naturally engage in self-questioning before, during, or after reading. These students may also have…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Middle School Students, Learning Disabilities, Reading Comprehension
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McQuillan, Niamh – Learning Professional, 2018
Niamh McQuillan, development and instructional coach at Windsor Mill Middle School in Baltimore County Public Schools, Maryland, writes here that, as a teacher, she always liked new learning, but more often than not, it was like a barnacle on her practice. She attended professional development sessions and took the handout back to the to-do tray…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Middle School Teachers, Teamwork, Inquiry
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Baker, Sheila F.; Alexander, Bonnie – Knowledge Quest, 2018
Learning in makerspaces involves doing, playing, thinking, experimenting, creating, collaborating, mentoring, inquiring, problem-solving, producing, inventing, designing, building, and sharing (Loertscher, Preddy, and Derry 2013). Whatever the character of a makerspace, all makerspaces have the same goal: to actively engage students in open-ended…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Middle Schools, Library Services
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Lin, Tzu-Bin; Chen, Peiying – Chinese Education & Society, 2018
The authors aim to present a case study of a three-year professional development program for school leaders with a specific focus on cultivating curriculum leadership. This program is funded by the Ministry of Education Taiwan and its goal is to empower school leaders' curriculum leadership under the second wave of curriculum reform in Taiwan.…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Faculty Development, Curriculum Development, School Administration
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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chanicka, jeewan; Mahari de Silva, Renuka; Merkley, Kevin – Intercultural Education, 2018
In local, diverse learning communities in Ontario, educators may have to look closely at how engagement can be established in meaningful and authentic ways that encourage and foster student agency and democracy. As students are critically engaged and grasp the relevance of their learning within the context of their daily lives, learning in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Democracy, Trust (Psychology)
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Linsky, Arielle C. V.; Hatchimonji, Danielle R.; Kruzik, Claudia L.; Kifer, Samantha; Franza, Nina; McClain, Kellie; Nayman, Samuel J.; Elias, Maurice J. – Middle School Journal, 2018
Teaching character virtues and social-emotional skills in isolation of social-political context is incomplete at best. Further, racial and ethnic inequity in social action and political influence spans from youth to adults and must be addressed (Kahne & Middaugh, 2008b). Middle school is a crucial developmental time to cultivate students'…
Descriptors: Social Action, Urban Areas, Middle School Students, Social Change
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Crosby, Shantel D.; Howell, Penny; Thomas, Shelley – Middle School Journal, 2018
Students in the middle grades experience tremendous development in various domains. However, childhood trauma can significantly impede this development, further exacerbating the functioning of our most vulnerable student populations. This article aims to describe the use of trauma-informed teaching as a form of middle-level, social justice…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Trauma, Middle School Students, Classroom Techniques
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