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Putman, Shannon; Id-Deen, Lateefah – Educational Leadership, 2019
Virtual reality has the potential to revolutionize education because it immerses students in their learning, blocking out visual and auditory distractions and letting learners focus intensely on a structured learning experience. The authors describe how using virtual reality headsets helped 5th graders at Gavin Cochran Elementary School in…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment
Morris, Monique W. – Educational Leadership, 2019
"What we believe about young people matters--it informs how we treat them and what they come to believe about themselves," writes Pushout author Monique Morris. Unfortunately, according to recent studies, adults tend to view black girls as less innocent and childlike than their peers. This biased belief can lead to harsher discipline in…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, African American Students, Racial Bias, Social Bias
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
Lamme, Sheryl – Educational Leadership, 2018
This piece showcases three schoolwide art projects that promoted social justice, belonging, and diversity. A yarn bombing in a Missouri elementary school gave students an opportunity to learn cross-curriculum lessons and promote the idea of unity among all cultures and backgrounds. A glass bead mosaic in a First Nations school in British Columbia…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Products, Art Activities, Social Justice
Nathan, Linda F. – Educational Leadership, 2018
Accomplished arts educator Linda F. Nathan profiles Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston, a PreK-8 school that specializes in music education. In addition to academic coursework, Conservatory Lab students--many of whom are from low-income, minority families--learn musical instruments, play in ensembles, and compose and conduct music. Nathan…
Descriptors: Music Education, At Risk Students, Laboratory Schools, Charter Schools
Lenarz, Lisa M. – Educational Leadership, 2018
This piece showcases three schoolwide art projects that promoted social justice, belonging, and diversity. A yarn bombing in a Missouri elementary school gave students an opportunity to learn cross-curriculum lessons and promote the idea of unity among all cultures and backgrounds. A glass bead mosaic in a First Nations school in British Columbia…
Descriptors: Art Products, Art Activities, Social Justice, Cultural Pluralism
Brogan, Mikel – Educational Leadership, 2018
This piece showcases three schoolwide art projects that promoted social justice, belonging, and diversity. A yarn bombing in a Missouri elementary school gave students an opportunity to learn cross-curriculum lessons and promote the idea of unity among all cultures and backgrounds. A glass bead mosaic in a First Nations school in British Columbia…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Products, Social Justice, Cultural Pluralism
Cutler, Kay M.; Moeller, Mary R. – Educational Leadership, 2017
"In many ways, images are the vehicle of comprehension, thought, and action. We integrate parts of images, we remember images, we manipulate images." This quote from James E. Zull clarifies the rationale for a discussion protocol called Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), in which teachers focus students' attention on an image and ask…
Descriptors: Visual Learning, Thinking Skills, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods
Rickabaugh, Jim; Sprader, Christina; Murray, James – Educational Leadership, 2017
To create a clear picture of a personalized learning environment, this article walks us through a day at the Waukesha STEM Academy, a Wisconsin charter school serving about 300 students in grades 6-8. The article follows Cal, a student making the transition from his former traditional school (where every week looked about the same) to a school…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, STEM Education, Charter Schools, Middle School Students
Spencer, John – Educational Leadership, 2017
Genius Hour is a time built into the school day or week to enable students to actively create their learning rather than passively consume it. During the time set aside for Genius Hour, students choose what they will learn about, the strategies they will use to learn it, the pace of their work, the materials and resources they will use, and the…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Learner Controlled Instruction, Learning Strategies, Pacing
Wise, Mark; McTighe, Jay – Educational Leadership, 2017
From global hunger to the world's water crisis, middle school students at New Jersey's West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District spend the last few days of the school year problem solving about the planet's most dire issues. With the Global Challenge, the school district's administrators not only want to implement an interesting and dynamic…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Global Education, Global Approach, Problem Solving
Spencer, John – Educational Leadership, 2017
Besides "thinking outside the box," the creativity needed to solve problems often involves thinking differently about the box, finding a new approach or off-beat way to use the materials, conditions, and even constraints that one has. Spencer discusses creative constraint--what happens when a problem solver runs into barriers that make…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Problem Solving, Barriers, Innovation
Stephan, Michelle – Educational Leadership, 2016
Although most tasks that STEM professionals engage in--like identifying problems, making models, and testing those models--involve inquiry, many STEM classes still rely on direct instruction. Stephan argues that even as new resources for active learning are being developed for STEM instruction, many teachers aren't using these resources and tasks…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Inquiry, Problem Solving, Active Learning
Bondy, Elizabeth; Hambacher, Elyse – Educational Leadership, 2016
Care is in the eyes of the receiver; it doesn't exist unless those being cared for experience it. The authors describe culturally relevant critical teacher care, an approach that considers the effects of students' cultural and socioeconomic conditions and that helps teachers find ways to show care to every learner--especially those from oppressed…
Descriptors: Caring, Culturally Relevant Education, Socioeconomic Status, Cultural Background
Tucker, Catlin – Educational Leadership, 2016
The minute students first step into any classroom, they begin assessing the environment, the teacher, and one another for clues about what to expect in the upcoming school year. Yet what do they usually encounter the first day? A teacher who's busy assigning seats, reviewing rules, and assessing various skills. However, it is during this time that…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Classroom Environment, Student Centered Learning, Teaching Methods
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