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Diniz, Telma Franco – Education 3-13, 2018
As suggested by its title, this article reports on a Think Aloud in Group (TAG) practice in which a group of Y5 children thought aloud the poem "The Blue Boy", written in Portuguese by Cecília Meireles and translated into English by Sarah Rebecca Kersley. As a dialogical and collaborative literacy practice, TAG aims to transform the…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Teaching Methods, Poetry, Literacy Education
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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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Lineback, Jennifer Evarts – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
Responsive teaching occurs when teachers take up and "respond" to their students' ideas during instruction (J. L. Pierson, 2008). Although responsive teaching is gaining recognition as an effective strategy for encouraging student learning, few methods of analysis are capable of characterizing the different ways in which teachers take up…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Discourse Analysis, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Discourse Modes
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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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Shih, Wen-Chung; Tseng, Shian-Shyong; Yang, Che-Ching; Lin, Chih-Yu; Liang, Tyne – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
In this work ubiquitous learning technologies are applied to Chinese scenic poetry appreciation. A folksonomy-based approach is proposed to accumulate knowledge about poems and their corresponding scenic spots. A user can use a "Tagging" operation by a smart phone to associate a concept (a word, a phrase or a sentence) with a scenic…
Descriptors: Taxonomy, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Poetry
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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Parr, Michelann – McGill Journal of Education, 2010
This article identifies and discusses ethical dilemmas inherent when undertaking research with children or other vulnerable populations: power relations, risks and benefits, and informed consent and confidentiality (Maguire, 2005). Ethical dilemmas often arise when researchers attempt to merge the interests of their research and the interests of…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Social Action, Ethnography, Confidentiality
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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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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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Wijekumar, K. K. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2007
Technologies for learning environments are a vital and growing market for software development and utilization. A team of designers and developers created a Web-based intelligent tutoring system to teach a reading comprehension strategy for elementary and middle school students. Our approach to designing ITSS combined the waterfall method of…
Descriptors: Internet, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Tutoring
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Gebhard, Meg; Harman, Ruth; Seger, Wendy – Language Arts, 2007
Using a case study approach, the authors describe how a teacher used the tools of systemic functional linguistics (SFL) to teach her fifth grade English Language Learners how to use academic language to challenge school policies regarding recess. In reflecting on these data, we discuss the potential of SFL to support teachers in responding to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Grade 5, Case Studies, Academic Discourse
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Lassonde, Cynthia – Support for Learning, 2006
This article offers ways to understand how a fifth-grade resistant writer positioned himself socially and academically within classroom writing practices and how these positions influenced literacy learning. Classroom writing practices enabled the student to explore the possibilities of who he was as he determined what types of learning were…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Literacy Education, Writing Instruction, Resistance (Psychology)
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