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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Sourcing involves interrogating historical documents, asking questions about their attributes to determine their relation to the historical event or time period under study.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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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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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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Watt, Sarah J.; Therrien, William J.; Kaldenberg, Erica R. – Beyond Behavior, 2014
This article reports that for students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD), difficulties in core academic skills may play a large role in student success or failure in science. Why? Comprehending science texts can be particularly problematic with their complex and often unknown vocabulary words. Another problem identified as an…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Science Instruction, Inclusion
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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
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Bonney, Kevin M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2014
This article describes an interrupted case study that intersperses information about diffusion and osmosis with content review and knowledge application questions, as well as a simple experiment that can be conducted without the use of a laboratory. The case study was developed for use in an introductory undergraduate biology course. The case…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Case Studies, Scientific Concepts
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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Lanou, Aaron; Hough, Lauren; Powell, Elizabeth – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2012
Students on the autism spectrum present with difficulties in a variety of areas, including social understanding, emotional regulation, academics, and behavior. Professionals working in the field of autism must identify and address these areas of need given each individual child's specific cognitive profiles. In this article the authors highlight…
Descriptors: Autism, Interests, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Student Interests
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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
Dalston, Teresa; Pullin, Michael – Library Media Connection, 2008
Twenty doctoral students from the School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of North Texas met in the summer of 2005 to complete a seminar and online course on "Online Information Services." The class offered the perfect research settings with 10 practicing school librarians and 10 practitioners from other areas of the library…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Seminars, Case Studies, Reference Services
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Dwyer, Joanne – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2007
There have been increasing expectations that all primary school students and teachers actively use information and communications technologies (ICT) in their learning. In order to achieve this it is important that appropriate environments are set up to support the varying needs and potential of the different groups within the school context.…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Information Technology, Educational Environment, Access to Computers