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Mires, Carolyn B.; Lee, David L. – Beyond Behavior, 2017
Calvin is a student who will not stay in his seat. He calls out constantly. Calvin does not complete his class work, and his homework is rarely returned. Do you have a student like Calvin? Does he fail to turn in homework, or act disrespectfully toward teachers and peers? Easy to implement, the Daily Behavior Report Card is an empirically based…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Modification, Family School Relationship, Intervention
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Miller, Emily; Januszyk, Rita; Lee, Okhee – Science and Children, 2015
The "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS") shift what it means to teach and learn science. One significant change emerges from the central role of discourse. As the practices are language-intensive and the performance expectations explain what a student should be able to do in science, every student must learn the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Standards, Earth Science, English Language Learners
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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Karavas, Evdokia – ELT Journal, 2014
The purpose of this article is to highlight and discuss the strategies used to diffuse and manage a primary ELT innovation in Greece, strategies that proved essential for developing stakeholders' acceptance and ownership of the innovation, thereby facilitating its further development and sustainability. The PEAP Programme, launched in 2010,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Second Language Instruction
Norris, Cathleen A.; Soloway, Elliot; Tan, Chun Ming; Looi, Chee Kit; Hossain, Akhlaq – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
In this project report, we describe the role that a 1:1 smartphone deployment played in transforming the education of P3 (primary 3/grade 3) students (350+) from a didactic/direction instruction pedagogy to an inquiry pedagogy. Based on the students' test scores--Not only did the students learn the prescribed content, but they also developed 21st…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Educational Change, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Hartjen, Lisa F. – Art Education, 2012
In this article, the author shares her kinesthetic-based art classroom unit. The kinesthetic-based art unit was originally designed to address disparities in learning styles present in her art classroom. In particular, students who were generally disruptive during teacher-centered art instruction often focused easily during lessons infused with…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Kinesthetic Methods
Rice, Cynthia; Costanza, Vincent – Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2011
New Jersey school administrators are finding themselves in need of the supports necessary to build on the state's existing model preschools toward a broader vision of early learning, including making strong connections to the early learning system. Clearly, changing the educational mindset and building the related capacity of front-line leaders is…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Leadership Training, Professional Development, Administrators
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Shem-Tov, Naphtaly – Journal of Aesthetic Education, 2011
Theatrical improvisation is a joyful, creative, and playful activity of discovery and a spontaneous process. It seems to be the opposite of teaching, which requires proper planning and advance thinking and seems a very "serious business" that deals with values and knowledge. Improvisation is shaped by flexibility and by transformative…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Theater Arts, Aesthetics, Teaching Methods
Davis, Julie M. – Cambridge University Press, 2010
"Young Children and the Environment" is intended for tertiary students in Early Childhood Education and as a reference for child care practitioners and primary school teachers to promote education for sustainability (EfS) from birth to 8 years. The focus is on early education services, including day care centres, kindergartens, preschools,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Child Care, Child Care Centers
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Brown, Sally; Souto-Manning, Mariana; Laman, Tasha Tropp – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2010
In this article, three educators share case studies describing racial biases and segregationist practices in early schooling. The authors draw upon critical race theory as a lens and employ critical discourse analysis to uncover classed and raced biases within and across three early childhood contexts. While the cases are situated in specific…
Descriptors: Young Children, Critical Theory, Race, Racial Identification
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Sawyer, Wayne; Singh, Michael; Zhao, Dacheng – English in Australia, 2009
The issue of boys' literacy has been explicitly named as "dangerous territory"--difficult to negotiate in terms of the validity of "failure" rhetoric, the stereotyping of boys' abilities and interests and the intersection of gender with factors such as class and geographical location. In this article, we address the issue of…
Descriptors: Reading Improvement, Disadvantaged, Literacy, Males
Murdoch, Kath; Wilson, Jeni – David Fulton Publishers, 2008
"Creating a Learner-centred Primary Classroom" is an essential resource to improve teaching practice, examining the key elements that contribute to a learner-centred classroom and offering strategies to encourage children to take a shared role in their learning. Including case studies describing teachers' methods for linking theory to…
Descriptors: Student Centered Curriculum, Educational Strategies, Case Studies, Teaching Methods
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Ranker, Jason – Reading Teacher, 2007
A first-grade teacher used comic books as read-alouds during her implementation of a reading/writing workshop. The students, primarily English-language learners, were able to make use of this medium in order to learn new reading practices. The teacher used the comics to teach multiple aspects of various reading processes such as reading with an…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Reading Processes, Literacy, Reading Instruction
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Ireland, Timothy – Convergence, 2007
Brazilian inequality is the result of multiple complex determinations but the heterogeneity with which quality education is distributed among the population remains at its core. When we consider the Brazilian labour market we see that the heterogeneity in the levels of schooling of the workforce is the principle determinant for wage inequality…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Lifelong Learning, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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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
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