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Fisher, Doug; Frey, Nancy – Educational Leadership, 2016
The language of school is demanding; much of the content is decontextualized and abstract, and it concerns matters that are far removed from the daily life. Students are expected to learn about rain forests and prime numbers, literary motifs, and historical events that occurred centuries ago. Consider the additional cognitive demands confronting…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Multimedia Materials, Video Technology, English Language Learners
Fisher, Doug; Frey, Nancy – Educational Leadership, 2015
Schools are awash in data, and teachers are being asked to gather data in a myriad of high-tech and low-tech ways. But gathering is not analyzing, and without analysis there is little reason to gather the data in the first place. Teachers need data-collection systems that lend themselves to rapid analysis and action. This article presents several…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Formative Evaluation, Video Technology
Association for Middle Level Education (NJ3), 2012
In today's world, getting the attention of educators, parents, and policymakers can be difficult, and without buy-in from everyone involved, successfully implementing the middle school concept can seem impossible. This resource shows you not only that it can be done, but also demonstrates exactly how to do it in your school! Read and watch as…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Vignettes, Program Implementation, Video Technology
Erb, Thomas O., Ed. – National Middle School Association (NJ3), 2005
NMSA/AMLE's position paper "This We Believe" has come to be recognized as the best articulation of the middle school concept, the accepted standard. But inevitably, a position paper speaks in visionary generalizations; to move these ideals into actual practice is a very demanding task, but one that has to be undertaken if needed and…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Educational Change, Time Perspective, Position Papers