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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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Hawkey, Kate; Thorne, Sally; Arkinstall, Philip; Bryant, Matthew; Rawlings, David; Kennett, Richard; Fletcher, Adele – Teaching History, 2015
In "Teaching History 157, Assessment Edition," a number of different teachers shared the ways in which their departments were approaching the assessment and reporting of students' progress in a "post-levels" world. This article adds to those examples, first by illustrating how teachers from different schools in the Bristol area…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Educational Assessment
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Anthony, Anika Ball; Patravanich, Supawaree – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2014
This case provides principal licensure candidates a strategic perspective on leading and managing educational technology initiatives. It presents issues related to vision setting, planning, implementation, organizational structure, and decision making. The case narrative is presented from the perspective of a principal, but it can also be used to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Decision Making
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Açikalin, Mehmet – Journal of Social Science Education, 2014
This article provides an example of a social studies lesson from Turkish educational context in order to facilitate comparison with examples of social studies lessons from other parts of the world. This lesson was recorded in a 7th grade class at a middle school in one of the metropolitan neighborhoods in Istanbul. According to the current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Civil Rights, Comparative Education
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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Suurtam, Christine – Mathematics Teacher, 2012
"Reasoning and sense making should occur in every classroom every day," states "Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making" (NCTM 2009, p. 5). As this book suggests, reasoning can take many forms, including explorations and conjectures as well as explanations and justifications of student thinking. Sense making, on the other…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Grade 7, Mathematics Teachers, Thinking Skills
Thompson, Quentin – Mathematics Teaching, 2011
The March issue of "Mathematics Teaching" included an article by Alice Onion about Bowland Maths, focussing on the nature and use of the Professional Development modules that the Bowland Trust has developed--there are now seven such CPD modules on the Bowland website. The article also mentioned that the Bowland Trust had recently…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Mathematics Education, Professional Development, Mathematics Teachers
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Tirri, Kirsi – Roeper Review, 2011
In this article the current empirical research on morality and giftedness is reviewed with an emphasis on moral sensitivity. The component of moral judgment has been the most studied aspect in morality. Although high-ability students have been shown to be superior in moral judgment when compared to average-ability students, morality includes other…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Test Results, Academically Gifted, Moral Values
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Patti, Angela L.; Miller, Kevin J. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2011
Educational teams often are faced with the task of developing and implementing Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIPs) for students who present challenging and/or disruptive behaviors. This article describes the steps used to develop and implement a self-monitoring BIP that incorporated an innovative software system, iKidTools™. An authentic case…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Planning, Behavior Problems, Computer Software
EdSource, 2010
This appendix accompanies "Gaining Ground in the Middle Grades: Why Some Schools Do Better. A Large-Scale Study of Middle Grades Practices and Student Outcomes. Initial Research Report." This appendix focuses on the findings and domain comparisons of the study. This appendix contains the following: (1) Decision Rules; (2) Full Set of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Surveys, Middle Schools, Grade 6
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Gudmundsdottir, Greta Bjork; Brock-Utne, Birgit – Educational Action Research, 2010
In this article we illustrate how the piloting process has influenced two widely different studies within the educational sciences. These studies differ in design but have as a common denominator that they used piloting methods in their preparatory process. They are also similar in the intention of the main researchers of conducting research with…
Descriptors: Action Research, Pilot Projects, Research Methodology, Qualitative Research
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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
Newton, Anne – Jobs for the Future, 2008
This case study examines the features of Georgia College Early College, including its partnership with Georgia College & State University. The school deliberately recruits students from the community who are performing below grade level and gives them the support they need to excel academically. The college-going culture, small class sizes,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Aspiration, Student Empowerment, Partnerships in Education
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