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Kriegel, Otis – ASCD, 2016
Packed with ideas for both new and veteran teachers of K-8 students, this book touches on a variety of topics that are especially relevant to the first week of school. The author provides critical information that includes arranging and navigating the classroom, setting basic expectations, communicating routines, and understanding your students'…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
Cox, Carole – SAGE Publications (CA), 2011
Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom…
Descriptors: Fiction, Nonfiction, Books, Content Area Reading
Joyner, Jeane M.; Muri, Mari – Math Solutions, 2011
What is formative assessment? Why do we do it and what do students gain? Formative assessment is not a one-time event. It is not the product or end result of a set of well-defined steps. Rather, formative assessment is a process identified in this resource as INFORMative assessment when it is a collection of strategies that engage teachers and…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Mathematics Achievement, Inferences
Collins, Anne; Dacey, Linda – Stenhouse Publishers, 2010
"The Zeroing in on Number and Operations" series, which aligns with the Common Core State Standards and the NCTM Sandards and Focal Points, features easy-to-use tools for teaching key concepts in number and operations and for addressing common misconceptions. Sharing the insights they've gained through decades of mathematics teaching and research,…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 6, Misconceptions, Academic Standards
Herz, Rebecca Shulman – Teachers College Press, 2010
This book details the Guggenheim Museum's classroom-tested, inquiry-based approach to learning. This user-friendly guide provides teachers (grades 2-8) with strategies and resources for investigating art to enhance student learning across the curriculum. "For the classroom teacher", Art Investigation provides an exciting way to study contemporary…
Descriptors: Art Education, Museums, Inquiry, Active Learning
Proulx-Schirduan, Victoria; Shearer, C. Branton; Case, Karen I. – Teachers College Press, 2009
This practical guide describes ways of working with learners diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by using Multiple Intelligences Theory. Written for all educators as well as parents, it examines curricular, instructional, school partnering, and leadership issues that may arise for these students in grades K-8. Supported…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Multiple Intelligences, Individualized Instruction, Inclusion
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Keener-Chavis, Paula; Goodwin, Mel – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2009
The implications of Earth's ocean being little explored may not be immediately evident to individuals who are not ocean literate. For this reason, initiatives to improve ocean literacy must articulate compelling reasons for ocean exploration. A lesson plan that addresses this issue has been developed as part of the education and outreach program…
Descriptors: Oceanography, Geometric Concepts, Hands on Science, Inquiry
Laboucan, Billy Joe, Ed.; Dion, Susan, Ed.; Sawers, Neil, Ed.; Scott, J. Marilyn. Ed. – Alberta Education, 2009
This guide will provide the reader with the tools needed to plan a successful Cree language experience in the classroom. As a teacher, you will choose appropriate activities with your students from the Sample Teaching and Learning Activities. The activities and assessment strategies are samples you can add to and adapt to fit your classroom…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Program Guides, Grade 6, Grade 4
US Environmental Protection Agency, 2008
This activity has been designed to help students understand a variety of concepts related to water use, efficiency, and students' own impacts on their watershed. It is intended for use both in the classroom and at home. The first concept covered in this exercise is, "What is a watershed?" Ideally this concept will be conveyed in the context of the…
Descriptors: Water, Scientific Concepts, Elementary School Students, Wastes
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Purcell, April D.; Ponomarenko, Alyson L.; Brown, Stephen C. – Science and Children, 2006
The challenge for today's elementary teachers is not "whether" but rather "how" to use computers to effectively teach students essential skills and concepts. One exciting way of meeting this challenge is to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS), computer software that captures, manipulates, analyzes, and displays data on specialized layered…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Software, Plate Tectonics, Information Systems
Cerullo, Mary – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2003
With support from National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) Goddard Space Flight Center, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has developed educational materials that incorporate information and data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), a joint satellite mission between the United States and Japan.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Based Learning, Scoring Rubrics, Learning Modules
Astwood, Phil – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2003
With support from National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) Goddard Space Flight Center, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has developed educational materials that incorporate information and data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), a joint satellite mission between the United States and Japan.…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Scoring Rubrics, Learning Modules, Foreign Countries
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O'Brien, Joseph; Kohlmeier, Jada – Social Studies, 2003
National standards in social studies, history, civics/government, and geography stress the importance of preparing young people to become active citizens, yet pay little attention to civic leadership. Several only imply that one of a citizen's responsibilities is to assume leadership roles at the community, state, and national level. Only one…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Leadership, Citizenship Education, Civics