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Kulkin, Margaret – Afterschool Matters, 2016
Afterschool teachers who tutor students or provide homework help have a unique opportunity to help students overcome the social or emotional barriers that so often block learning. They can embrace a creative and investigative approach to math learning. Margaret Kulkin's interest in being a math attitude "myth-buster" led her to apply to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, After School Education
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Wentworth, Sandra – Science and Children, 2014
In this article, Sandra Wentworth invites science teachers to ask a group of students to write the names of three famous scientists on a piece of paper within one minute. Chances are that most students will mention Einstein and be unable to name another scientist, specifically a woman, except for an occasional Marie Curie response. This article…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Grade 4, Grade 5
WestEd, 2014
Amargosa Valley School in Nevada could be considered representative of almost any preK-8 school that serves a large proportion of socioeconomically disadvantaged students and is focused on turning around persistently low achievement. Like other schools supported by federal School Improvement Grants, Amargosa is beginning to implement a reform plan…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Rural Schools, Disadvantaged Youth, Low Achievement
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Vesel, Judy; Robillard, Tara – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2013
State frameworks and national standards are explicit about the mathematics content that students must master at each grade level. Although the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the No Child Left Behind Act mandate that students who are deaf or hard of hearing and communicate in sign language have access to this content, evidence…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Dictionaries, Mathematics Instruction
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Haneda, Mari; Wells, Gordon – Theory Into Practice, 2012
In this article, we put forward 4 pedagogic principles that we consider to be particularly important in helping English language learners (ELLs) to succeed in school. These principles are: creating multiple and varied opportunities for ELLs to use the target language in both speech and writing, promoting high engagement by building on students'…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Classroom Techniques, English Language Learners
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Hadjitheodoulou-Loizidou, Pavlina; Fokaidou, Marianna; Papamarkou, Stelios – Education 3-13, 2012
The project "My house of value" was implemented at a fourth grade primary school classroom for 10-year-old students in Nicosia, Cyprus. The main goal of the project was to examine how pupils realise identity and diversity in their broad sense, how they deal with stereotypical thoughts and how they understand interaction in both positive…
Descriptors: Students, Teaching Methods, Interaction, Foreign Countries
Graeber, Anna O.; Valli, Linda; Newton, Kristie Jones – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011
Engaging students in worthwhile learning requires more than a knowledge of underlying principles of good teaching. It demands considerable practice as well as images of what good teaching in particular situations and for particular purposes might look like. This volume provides these images. These cases were written from authentic, unrehearsed…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Grade 5, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Koellner, Karen; Colsman, Melissa; Risley, Rachael – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2011
This article describes the affordances of using clinical interviews with struggling mathematics learners to inform intervention and instruction. A case study of a fourth grade student, Danny, is presented to give an illustrative example of the complexity of the student's mathematical understandings in terms of place value. From the clinical…
Descriptors: Intervention, Number Concepts, Grade 4, Response to Intervention
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Martinussen, Rhonda; Major, Ashley – Theory Into Practice, 2011
Students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at risk for academic underachievement. Children and youth with ADHD have been found to exhibit impairments on neuropsychological measures of executive functions, including working memory. Working memory is important to attentional control and learning. This article defines working…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Underachievement, Short Term Memory, Educational Strategies
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Cameron, Marilee; Loesing, Jenine; Rorvig, Vickie; Chval, Kathryn B. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2009
Analyzing student work can help teachers improve the teaching and learning of mathematics. Fortunately, the four authors have experienced professional development that supports teachers' professional growth and provides tools to begin the challenge of analyzing student work. However, as they began to assume leadership roles in their schools and…
Descriptors: Teachers, Faculty Development, Professional Development, Leadership
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Bateman, David F. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2008
Chris resides with his parents and attends school in an unnamed district ("the District"). During the second half of second grade, Chris started to have problems with reading and written expression. The District evaluated Chris and did not find problems significant enough to identify him as having a learning disability. At about the same time his…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Learning Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Grade 4
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Mohan, Lindsey; Lundeberg, Mary A.; Reffitt, Kelly – Educational Psychologist, 2008
Much of Michael Pressley's work during the past decade focused on the nature of highly effective, engaging literacy instruction. Michael Pressley believed that studying effective teachers and schools had the potential to influence more engaging and effective teaching, especially in underresourced schools. First, we describe the grounded…
Descriptors: Literacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Classroom Research, Reading Instruction
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Williams, Dilafruz – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2008
The crisis of sustainability can be linked to the traditional forms of schooling driven by mechanistic and technocratic worldviews. Progressing to a more sustainable world requires a fundamental shift in the framework of formal education--its structure, content and process--to include principles of systems thinking and holistic learning. A case…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Gardening, Conservation (Environment)
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Bateman, David F. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2008
Greg is 13 years old, and currently in seventh grade; he entered an unnamed District ("the District") school in fourth grade as a student with a specific learning disability; he had been identified as eligible for special education programming and services during second grade. During fifth and sixth grade Greg was provided services…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Neighborhood Schools, Civil Rights, Emotional Disturbances
Adelson, Jill L. – Gifted Child Today, 2007
The topic of perfectionism is bound to surface when discussing the social and emotional development of gifted children and adolescents. The author has observed gifted and talented fourth graders who have exhibited perfectionism in a myriad of unhealthy ways. She was able to document and categorize the manifestations of perfectionism. In this…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Grade 4, Case Studies, Emotional Development
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