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Lee, Jihyun; Porretta, David L. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2013
Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) often experience difficulties with motor skill learning and performance. The pool is a unique learning environment that can help children with ASDs learn or improve aquatic skills, fitness, and social skills. A pool-based approach is also aligned with the elements of dynamic systems theory, which…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Psychomotor Skills, Skill Development
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Nguyen, Huong Tran; Watanabe, Megan Fujiko – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2013
Twenty-five percent of students in the United States are children of immigrant parents, who are considered English language learners (ELLs). As a collective ELL group, their performance level on every measure from achievement scores to graduation rates tends to be lower than almost any other category of students. With over five million ELL…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Visual Aids, Physical Education, Physical Activities
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Duncan, Bruce; Fitzallen, Noleine – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2013
The learning sequence described in this article was developed to provide students with a demonstration of the development of box plots from authentic data as an illustration of the advantages gained from using multiple forms of data representation. The sequence follows an authentic process that starts with a problem to which data representations…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis
Beninghof, Anne M. – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2012
For the increasing number of teachers working in co-taught classrooms, this book provides practical ideas for defining teacher roles, planning lessons, providing effective instruction, and maximizing the value of each team member. Former co-teacher and national presenter Anne Beninghof shares stories, and real-life co-taught lesson examples that…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Team Teaching
Richert, Anna Ershler – Teachers College Press, 2012
"What Should I Do?" is a practical guide to the everyday dilemmas of the urban classroom. It offers a lifeline to both beginning teachers who are struggling to be successful and to the teacher educators who are trying to prepare them for these challenges. The author uses narratives of practice, written by novice teachers, to help readers…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Beginning Teachers, Personal Narratives, Case Studies
Minahan, Jessica; Rappaport, Nancy – Harvard Education Press, 2012
Based on a collaboration dating back nearly a decade, the authors--a behavioral analyst and a child psychiatrist--reveal their systematic approach for deciphering causes and patterns of difficult behaviors and how to match them with proven strategies for getting students back on track to learn. "The Behavior Code" includes user-friendly worksheets…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Worksheets
Tate, Marcia L. – Corwin, 2012
Best-selling author Marcia L. Tate brings her trademark "dendrite-growing" teaching strategies to this practitioner-friendly collection of brain-compatible methods for engaging K-12 students in social studies. Included are 20 proven strategies and more than 200 grade-leveled activities for applying them. Teachers will find concrete ways to…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Learner Engagement, Problem Based Learning, Active Learning
Rasinski, Timothy, Ed.; Blachowicz, Camille, Ed.; Lems, Kristin, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2012
This accessible guide brings together well-known authorities to examine what reading fluency is and how it can best be taught. Teachers get a clear, practical roadmap for navigating the often confusing terrain of this crucial aspect of balanced literacy instruction. Innovative approaches to instruction and assessment are described and illustrated…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Elementary Secondary Education, Literacy, Misconceptions
Wolsey, Thomas DeVere; Grisham, Dana L. – Guilford Publications, 2012
An innovative, practical guide for middle and high school teachers, this book is packed with specific ways that technology can help serve the goals of effective writing instruction. It provides ready-to-implement strategies for teaching students to compose and edit written work electronically; conduct Internet inquiry; create blogs, websites, and…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Reprography, Instructional Materials
Johnson, Doug – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2012
This is a must-have resource for all K-12 teachers and administrators who want to really make the best use of available technologies. Written by Doug Johnson, an expert in educational technology, "The Classroom Teacher's Technology Survival Guide" is replete with practical tips teachers can easily use to engage their students and make their…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
Golden, Cindy – Brookes Publishing Company, 2012
Overwhelmed special educators: Reduce your stress and support student success with this practical toolkit for whole-classroom organization. A lifesaver for special educators in any K-12 setting, this book-and-CD set will help teachers expertly manage everything, from schedules and paperwork to student supports and behavior plans. Cindy Golden, a…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Organization, Classroom Environment
Zwozdiak-Myers, Paula – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
What do we mean by reflective practice? What does it involve? How can it help you develop as a teacher? "The Teacher's Reflective Practice Handbook" is an essential source of advice, guidance and ideas for both student and practising teachers. Helping you to translate pedagogical knowledge into practice, this "Handbook" guides you through studying…
Descriptors: Evidence, Classroom Research, Problem Based Learning, Classroom Environment
McKeown, Sally; McGlashon, Angela – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
This practical teachers' guide will help you to unlock the enormous potential of new technology in order to enhance pupils' learning, particularly for young people with additional needs. Written by two of the UK's leading technology experts, this new resource will enable you to use ICT effectively to make lessons more accessible, motivating and…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
Cooper, Jewell E.; He, Ye; Levin, Barbara B. – Corwin, 2011
The increasingly diverse nature of today's schools and the need to increase the achievement of all students, no matter their background, requires 21st-century teachers to develop critical cultural competence. Looking at data is not enough. We have to know who our students are! This book shows you how to provide professional development that…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Cultural Awareness, Critical Thinking, Inservice Teacher Education
Gaut, Berys; Gaut, Morag – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Co-written by a professor of philosophy and a practising primary school teacher, "Philosophy for Young Children" is a concise, practical guide for teachers. It contains detailed session plans for 36 philosophical enquiries--enough for a year's work--that have all been successfully tried, tested and enjoyed with young children from the age of three…
Descriptors: Young Children, Philosophy, Guides, Class Activities
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