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Grenier, Michelle; Yeaton, Pat – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
The purpose of this article is to describe how cooperative learning (CL) can be used in conjunction with social-thinking skills to address the learning needs of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Cooperative learning is a pedagogical model in which students work together to solve a problem and complete a task. It is designed to maximize…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Thinking Skills
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Carter, Kate – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2019
Teaching middle school mathematics, I have found that classroom dynamics have a profound impact on the quality of mathematical discussion. Wanting to improve classroom discussion in order to better facilitate both small-group and student-driven learning, I started the school year by randomly grouping students every week for their small groups. I…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Classroom Communication, Educational Quality
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Wilkinson, Deborah; Kinouty, Mary – Primary Science, 2018
The "Mary Rose" was King Henry VIII's favourite battleship, which sank in the Battle of the Solent on 19 July 1545. She was raised in 1982 and brought back to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard where she is now housed in a multiaward-winning museum. The purpose-built Stavros Niarchos Foundation Learning Centre includes a teaching laboratory…
Descriptors: Hands on Science, STEM Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students
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Hanson, Amber Hall; Barney, David – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018
Physical educators are constantly looking for new ideas and activities that will quickly grab the interest of their students. 9 Square in the Air is a game that does just this. The game was developed as a way to integrate students who enjoy volleyball and those who like Four Square. 9 Square in the Air provides the opportunity for students to use…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Learning Activities, Student Motivation, Games
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Lochmiller, Chad R. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
This case positions the reader as the superintendent of Jefferson City Public Schools (pseudonym). Like many urban school districts in the United States, Jefferson City faces a complex milieu of fiscal challenges attributed to inadequate state funding and declining student enrollment. Within this case, the superintendent must address the failing…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Superintendents, Public Schools, Declining Enrollment
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Harris, Emily; Ballard, Heidi – Science and Children, 2018
Educators and researchers often suggest that participation in "real" science may help students "think like" or "see themselves as" scientists because students participate in and contribute to the broader scientific community. However, bringing citizen science (CS) activities into the classroom does not necessarily…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Citizen Participation, Models, Scientists
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Popp, Jacquelynn S.; Hoard, Jodi – Reading Teacher, 2018
Sourcing involves interrogating historical documents, asking questions about their attributes to determine their relation to the historical event or time period under study. In this article, a university researcher and a sixth-grade teacher describe a set of heuristics that the teacher developed for supporting her students' sourcing of historical…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Primary Sources, Teaching Methods, Heuristics
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Stover, Katie; Sparrow, Amanda; Siefert, Bobbi – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Despite sound instructional practices to develop foundational reading skills with young learners, numerous learners continue to lag behind in literacy learning. Many do not view themselves as readers, lack motivation, and become disengaged with learning in general. This article shares a research-based instructional framework developed by one of…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties, Evidence Based Practice
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Broemmel, Amy D.; Swaggerty, Elizabeth A. – New Educator, 2017
This article describes the challenges associated with outcomes-based education reform as experienced by two novice elementary teachers. Interviews with the teachers provide insights into the tensions between their teaching beliefs and the practices employed in their local contexts. Specifically, pressures to both focus on standardized measures of…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Reflective Teaching, Educational Change
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Bell, David Raymond – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2017
This article discusses how museum settings can provide opportunities for sensory and aesthetic encounters and learning. It draws on research into museum education programmes that included examinations of curatorial construction and display, observations of teaching and open-ended interviews with museum educators. The examples selected here focus…
Descriptors: Sensory Experience, Aesthetic Education, Museums, Program Descriptions
Taylor, Liesl Heide – NAMTA Journal, 2017
"Just as every child is human, every child, no matter the circumstances, deserves an education that promotes his or her development to the fullest human potential." Using Cornerstone Montessori, a public Montessori school, as a case study, Liesl Taylor sets out to show the importance and impact that the Montessori approach can have on…
Descriptors: Children, Montessori Schools, Case Studies, Elementary School Students
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Westby, Carol; Washington, Karla N. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2017
Purpose: The aim of this tutorial is to support speech-language pathologists' (SLPs') application of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) in assessment and treatment practices with children with language impairment. Method: This tutorial reviews the framework of the ICF, describes the implications of the ICF…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Language Impairments, Language Skills, Case Studies
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Guth, Lorraine J.; Asner-Self, Kimberly K. – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2017
This article offers 10 guidelines for conducting international group work research. These guidelines include the importance of establishing relationships, conducting a needs assessment, co-constructing the research questions/design, determining the approach, choosing culturally relevant instruments, choosing culturally responsive group…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Group Activities, Research, Guidelines
NWEA, 2017
This article describes a case study in which Our Lady of Hungary Catholic School (OLH) principal Kevin Goralczyk and the parish's pastor, Reverend Kevin Bauman, faced educators' universal challenge: Knowing what students need to learn but wondering how to evaluate if they were really successfully taking in the information rather than simply…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Catholic Schools, Clergy, Principals
Maxwell, Clifford; White, Jenny – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2017
Long before the advent of education technology, many educators, particularly at the elementary school level, rotated students among "learning centers"-- self-contained sections of a classroom where students could engage in various independent learning activities. Part classroom management tool and part pedagogical strategy, learning…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Individualized Instruction, Educational Innovation, Learner Controlled Instruction
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