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Like, Christopher; Morgan, Jeffrey; Escalada, Lawrence; Burns, Les – Physics Teacher, 2019
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) require teachers to think very carefully about the structure of lessons, which content must be taught to allow students to achieve NGSS expectations, and how content is delivered. With the standards' focus on three-dimensional learning and the use of relevant phenomena, most teachers are urged to make…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Units of Study, Standards
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Pearlman, Melanie – Science Teacher, 2019
Spices, of course, do not make a meal, but they make a meal more enjoyable and memorable. Games do the same, allowing teachers to interact with their students in a different way than they normally do. They also have the potential to challenge and assess students' understanding of content. Games allow teachers to "play" with their…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Educational Games, Teaching Methods, Course Content
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Bautista, Nazan; Diekman, Amanda; Fuesting, Melissa – Science Teacher, 2018
Explicit and reflective teaching of communal goals forms connections between STEM content and practices, providing in- and out-of-class opportunities to reflect on how communal goals relate to class activities. This lesson integrates the concepts of "prosociality" (science helps others and gives back to the community) and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Course Content, Reflective Teaching, Class Activities
Santangelo, Tanya; Graham, Steve – George W. Bush Institute, Education Reform Initiative, 2015
The ability to write effectively and use writing as a tool for learning is essential for students' success in the middle grades--and beyond. This practice guide highlights several research-based practices that can be used school-wide to help middle grades students become better writers. This paper presents four questions middle grades educators…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Intervention, Middle School Students, Writing Skills
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Tyma, Adam W.; Pickering, Barbara A. – Communication Teacher, 2015
A common observation on college campuses today is "students do not look up when walking on campus." It is often thought that such attachment to communication devices demonstrates a lack of connection to the "real world." This perspective exemplifies the need for faculty to connect with the "digital generation" and do…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication
Jones, Barbara; Tobiason, Glory; Chang, Sandy; Heritage, Margaret; Herman, Joan – Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2015
This resource is part of a series produced by the Center for Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) to assist teachers and those who support teachers to plan teaching and learning from College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) for all students, including students with disabilities, English learners, academically at-risk students, students…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Program Implementation, Guides
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King, Chris – Primary Science, 2013
Readers of the draft new English primary science curriculum (DfE, 2012) might be concerned to see that there is much more detail on the Earth science content than previously in the United Kingdom. In this article, Chris King, a professor of Earth Science Education at Keele University and Director of the Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU),…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Science Curriculum
Glowa, Elizabeth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
Working with member states, SREB developed the nation's first Standards for "Quality Online Teaching," which define the qualifications of a quality online teacher and the standards needed for academic preparation, content knowledge, online skills and delivery. Building on those standards, this report presents extensive guidelines that…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Guidelines, Professional Development, Standards
Biamonte, Nicole, Ed. – Scarecrow Press, 2010
Teachers the world over are discovering the importance and benefits of incorporating popular culture into the music classroom. The cultural prevalence and the students' familiarity with recorded music, videos, games, and other increasingly accessible multimedia materials help enliven course content and foster interactive learning and…
Descriptors: Music, Popular Culture, Video Games, Familiarity
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Polizzotto, Kristin; Ortiz, Mary T. – American Biology Teacher, 2008
Very often, some type of writing assignment is required in college entry-level Human Anatomy and Physiology courses. This assignment can be anything from an essay to a research paper on the literature, focusing on a faculty-approved topic of interest to the student. As educators who teach Human Anatomy and Physiology at an urban community college,…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Course Content, Physiology, Anatomy
Learning and Skills Network (NJ3), 2007
The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) has contracted with the Learning and Skills Network to support awareness and take-up of Triple Science GCSEs through the Triple Science Support Programme. This publication provides an introduction to teaching and learning approaches for the extension topics within GCSE Biology. It highlights…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Departments, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction
Learning and Skills Network (NJ3), 2007
This publication provides an introduction to teaching and learning approaches for the extension topics within GCSE Physics. It highlights some specific ideas that teachers can adopt and where to find further information. It also outlines issues for managing the change. This guide contains sevens sections: Section 1 presents the policy context;…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Departments, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction
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McReynolds, Katherine D. – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2006
A second semester biochemistry laboratory has been implemented as an independent projects course at California State University, Sacramento since 1999. To incorporate aspects of carbohydrate biochemistry, or glycobiology, into our curriculum, projects in lectin isolation and purification were undertaken over the course of two semesters. Through…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Student Projects, Undergraduate Study, Advanced Courses
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Comer, Debra R.; Holbrook, Robert L., Jr. – Journal of Management Education, 2005
The authors recommend that management educators add the works of Dr. Seuss to their repertoire of teaching tools. After describing why instructors should use Dr. Seuss's stories to foster understanding of concepts in management and organizational behavior, the authors describe a Seuss-based project at two levels that (a) helps students identify…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Course Content, Childrens Literature, Management Development
Massachusetts Department of Education, 2005
Over the past number of years, several initiatives have set the stage for writing the Massachusetts ABE (Adult Basic Education) Curriculum Frameworks for Mathematics and Numeracy. This current version of the "Massachusetts ABE Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks" is a second revision of that first framework, but it is heavily influenced by…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Adult Basic Education, Instructional Materials, Mathematics Curriculum
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