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Bostic, Jonathan D. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2015
"Who has been to Dairy Queen® and purchased a Blizzard?®" Ms. Bosetti asked her students. During the summer, Bosetti had seen many of her former and future students at the local Dairy Queen enjoying Blizzard desserts and wondered, "Which Blizzard size is the best value?" She used this context for a ratios and proportions task…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematical Models, Food
Briggs, Derek C.; Diaz-Bilello, Elena; Peck, Fred; Alzen, Jessica; Chattergoon, Rajendra; Johnson, Raymond – National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, 2015
This report describes the use of a Learning Progression Framework (LPF) to support the Student Learning Objectives (SLO) process. The report highlights a few common threats we currently see in the SLO process implemented at various states and districts, and offers the LPF as a possible solution for addressing these threats. This report was…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Educational Objectives, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Rimm, Sylvia B. – Parenting for High Potential, 2015
School and life achievement patterns for girls and women differ from those of boys and men. While girls have made dramatic progress in school, they need to be inspired to connect to lifelong achievement. Both research and clinical work at the Ohio-based Family Achievement Clinic find that more boys than girls underachieve in school. There is much…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Gifted, Academic Achievement, Gender Differences
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Martinez, Monica; McGrath, Dennis – State Education Standard, 2015
Learners of all types can see achievement gains when schools remake themselves as centers of deeper learning. This article highlights eight schools that may be pointing the way to how the nation can finally close the gaps for Latino and black students in beginning and finishing college degrees: (1) King Middle School (Portland, Maine); (2)…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Achievement Gap, Educational Attainment, Achievement Gains
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Tuttle, Nicole; Obringer, Mary; Czajkowski, Kevin; Czerniak, Charlene M. – Science and Children, 2014
Children are natural scientists full of curiosity. This curiosity allows them to ask questions about and to investigate their surroundings. Since science is not just a collection of facts to be learned, but rather investigations that need to be made, teachers should encourage that natural curiosity in the classroom. Luckily, the "Next…
Descriptors: Investigations, Science Education, Science Activities, Teaching Methods
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Dever, Robin; Ross, Diane; Miller, Jennifer; White, Paula; Jones, Karen – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2014
The characteristics of the middle level philosophy as described in This We Believe closely parallel the collaborative research process. The journey of one research team is described in relationship to these characteristics. The collaborative process includes strengths such as professional relationships, professional development, courageous…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Principles, Educational Philosophy, Cooperation
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Spring, Patty; Harr, Natalie – Science and Children, 2014
Bugs, slugs, bacteria, and fungi are decomposers at the heart of every ecosystem. Fifth graders at Dodge Intermediate School in Twinsburg, Ohio, ventured outdoors to learn about the necessity of these amazing organisms. With the help of a naturalist, students explored their local park and discovered the wonder of decomposers and their…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Grade 5, Outdoor Education
Cardichon, Jessica; Roc, Martens – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2013
Middle and high school students subjected to harsh school discipline policies and practices such as suspensions and expulsions are more likely to disengage from the classroom and course work, and increases their chances of dropping out, according to this new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education. The report recommends implementing…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, School Culture, Outreach Programs
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2013
This newsletter of best practices in implementing the High Schools That Work (HSTW), Making Middle Grades Work (MMGW) and Technology Centers That Work (TCTW) school improvement models is based on presentations at the 27th Annual HSTW Staff Development Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the summer of 2013. The newsletter is divided up into…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Learner Engagement, Assignments, High Schools
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2013
Many teachers use the Internet and other electronic and web-based resources to engage students in meaningful assignments for independent learning, greater ownership of learning and better preparation for college and careers. The technology practices should align with the new college- and career-readiness standards (CCRS). They also should enhance…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Best Practices
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Hedrick, Jason; Light, Mark; Dick, Jeff – Journal of Extension, 2013
College Readiness for Rural Youth is an innovative, postsecondary education bridge program that gives youth the opportunity to explore college attainability, admissions, financial aid, and application processes. The initiative aims to support academic success and transition to college for rural youth.
Descriptors: College Preparation, Rural Youth, Youth Programs, Transitional Programs
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Menard, Elizabeth – Music Educators Journal, 2013
Creativity can be experienced in many roles of musicianship: performing, improvising, and composing. Yet, activities that encourage creative thought in our music classrooms can be a challenge to implement. A strong music education curriculum for middle school general music is important; as this may be the last time we reach students who do not…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Creativity, Music Education, Music
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) results in mathematics and reading are based on representative samples of 1,100 to 2,300 public school students at grade 4 and 900 to 2,100 public school students at grade 8 in each participating urban district in 2013. Twenty-one urban districts participated in the 2013 assessments. The assessments…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, National Competency Tests, Mathematics Achievement
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Morgan, Denise N.; Williams, Jeffrey L.; Clark, Barbara; Hatteberg, Scott; Hauptman, Gayle Marek; Kozel, Claudia; Paris, Joe – Middle School Journal (J1), 2013
Guided reading is an instructional practice commonly used in primary and intermediate grades (Ford & Opitz, 2008; Fountas & Pinnell, 2001). It is used less in middle grades settings (Allen, 2000) where "one size-fits-all instruction" prevails (Allington, 2012). While teachers can read about the principles of guided reading in…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students, Reading Instruction
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Wade-Mdivanian, R.; Anderson-Butcher, D.; Hale, K.; Kwiek, N.; Smock, J.; Radigan, D.; Lineberger, J. – Prevention Researcher, 2012
"Generation Rx" is a prescription drug abuse prevention strategy which includes a "toolkit" designed to be used with youth. Developed by Cardinal Health Foundation and the Ohio State University, it provides health care providers (especially pharmacists), parents, teachers, youth workers, and other community leaders with…
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Prevention, Drug Abuse, Community Resources
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