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Carnes, Nathan – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2019
Shifting demographics among racial and ethnic groups within the United States are reflected in the diversity of the middle grade student population, as they are members of longstanding racial groups or members of biracial or multiracial groups that have emerged. These diversities are causes for celebrations, but at the same time offer challenges…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Middle School Teachers, Cultural Awareness
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Newell, Sara – Gifted Child Today, 2017
Today's gifted students are in a unique position. Many come from traditionally advantaged backgrounds. However, the societal tide is shifting, and gifted learners should be at the forefront of change. Exposure to and comprehensive analysis of literature by diverse authors will help prepare students for the world they stand to inherit and will open…
Descriptors: Gifted, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Literature Appreciation
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Deaton, Cynthia; Simms, Sarah – Science and Children, 2017
Mobile learning is an incredible way to engage students in activities that encourage exploration and critical thinking. This type of learning is defined by the use of portable technology, such as laptops, tablets, and smart phones, to support learning in various environments and in various ways. Depending on the technologies and resources already…
Descriptors: Investigations, Soil Science, Crime, Electronic Learning
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Danker, Stephanie; French, Kelley – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2016
Art can provide a vehicle for animating learning. Teachers bring ideas to life through curriculum, while artists realize their ideas through images, often translating between forms, media and spaces. This paper describes the context, content and format of a residential Summer Arts Academy for gifted and talented middle and high school students,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Summer Programs, Art Education
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
We learn by doing. This simple philosophy is at the heart of project-based learning in the 21st-century classroom. It is grounded in the belief that the stand and lecture approach to teaching, worksheets and rote memorization are not enough to move students down a path to the deep learning necessary for success in college and careers. Essential…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Active Learning, Student Projects, Learner Engagement
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Hassenpflug, Ann – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2015
A review of two recent federal court cases concerning school principals who experienced adverse job actions after they engaged in speech about fiscal misconduct by other employees indicates that the courts found that the principal's speech was made as part of his or her job duties and was not protected by the First Amendment.
Descriptors: Principals, Educational Finance, Employees, Ethics
O'Neal, Brooke – Educational Horizons, 2015
The author discusses the benefits of nontraditional assessments and shares how she has used them in her 5th-grade classroom in rural South Carolina. The examples include doing a Gallery Walk, writing poetry, integrating the arts into other subjects, having students reenact historical scenes, using social media, and rewriting popular songs with…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Poetry, Writing (Composition), Art Education
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Johnson, Margaret H.; Kieling, Linda W.; Cooper, Susan L. – Art Education, 2014
In this article, the authors report on usage of 21st-century technology, and a collaborative project that allowed middle school art students and preservice teachers to share their artwork and receive feedback in a constructivist learning environment. Middle school students often deal with issues such as bullying, divorce, and depression; they can…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Art Activities, Constructivism (Learning), Middle School Students
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
This document details South Carolina's participation in Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) programs and services from December 2013 through November 2014. Each member state receives a number of general services, plus access to targeted programs funded by grants, contracts and fees. Appropriations from member states support SREB's core…
Descriptors: Geographic Location, Regional Programs, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Afterschool Alliance, 2013
The Afterschool Alliance and MetLife Foundation are proud to celebrate a fifth round of the MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Awards. For the past five years, we have collaborated to highlight the work of quality afterschool programs that support children, families and communities across the nation. This compendium is a compilation of four…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Middle School Students, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
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Curry, Jennifer R.; Belser, Christopher T.; Binns, Ian C. – Middle School Journal (J1), 2013
Middle grades educators may wonder how they can impact students' progress toward postsecondary success and career readiness. They may feel inadequately prepared to foster the knowledge and skill development students need to prepare for postsecondary success in the 21st century, especially for at-risk students (Legum & Hoare, 2004). In…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Shah, Nirvi – Education Week, 2012
Learning "how to be a Haut Gap student" is one of the basics at Charleston's Haut Gap Middle School. Along with reading, science, and mathematics classes, every student at Haut Gap Middle School takes a course in how to be a Haut Gap student. For most students, the class is 40 minutes a day for nine weeks. But it can last 18 weeks for…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Feedback (Response), Student Behavior, Middle Schools
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Fitzgerald, Monica M.; Cohen, Judith A. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2012
Schools are ideal settings for identifying children and adolescents who have been exposed to traumatic events. They are also ideal for providing evidence-based mental health services, such as trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, to students affected by childhood posttraumatic stress disorder and co-occurring mental health and behavioral…
Descriptors: Evidence, Health Services, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, School Psychologists
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Curtin, Jenny; Hurwitch, Bill; Olson, Tom – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
An early warning system is a data-based tool that helps predict which students are on the right path towards eventual graduation or other grade-appropriate goals. Through such systems, stakeholders at the school and district levels can view data from a wide range of perspectives and gain a deeper understanding of student data. This "Statewide…
Descriptors: Databases, Educational Indicators, Predictor Variables, At Risk Students
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2011
Over the past decade, research on dropout prevention has become focused on using evidence-based practice, and data-driven decisions, to mitigate students' dropping out of high school and instead, support and prepare students for career and college. Early warning systems or on-track indicators, in which readily available student-level data are used…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Dropout Prevention, Evidence, At Risk Students
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