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Wright, Tanya S. – American Educator, 2019
Interactive read-alouds, where adults read text to children and facilitate discussion of the text, are an incredibly effective method for supporting children's literacy learning. In this article, Tanya Wright, an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University, describes some of the knowledge and skills that…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Literacy, Reading Skills, Early Childhood Education
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Schilling, Tammy; Chen, YuChun; Rowland, Jeanie – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
This article is part one of a two-part series aimed at providing elementary physical education teachers with resources, ideas and activities that align with unique holidays throughout the academic year. It includes ideas for the months of January through May.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Holidays, Elementary Education
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McLorg, Devon – Childhood Education, 2019
Around the world, dedicated professionals are implementing innovative programs to improve access to quality education for children living in poverty and otherwise marginalized communities. This article provides an overview of the work being conducted by BRAC, an international development organization based in Bangladesh that is working to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Quality, Poverty, At Risk Persons
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Kelley, Michelle J.; Wenzel, Taylar – SRATE Journal, 2019
This article describes the collaborative journey of two elementary education instructors at a large metropolitan university in the Southeast Region of the United States as they transformed and developed an innovative, engaging, and meaningful assignment utilizing adult avatars in TeachLivE™ to simulate parent-teacher reading conferences. The…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education
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Zagkotas, Vasileios – Education 3-13, 2019
The tremendous impact of comics to young people at the beginning and the middle of the twentieth century drew the attention of educators, thus the debate concerning the use of comics at school began very early. Some studies revealed that Greek pupils think of History as an extremely boring lesson, full of names and dates. Therefore, there is a…
Descriptors: Cartoons, History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
Wolf, Maryanne – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Because reading is not a natural process like language, young learners must be taught to read. Knowledge about how the reading brain develops has critical implications for understanding which teaching methods to use and helps reconceptualize previous debates. In this excerpt from "Reader Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World",…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Brain, Teaching Methods, Decoding (Reading)
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Bagnoli, Franco; Guarino, Alessio; Pacini, Giovanna – Physics Education, 2019
In this paper we describe the results of some experiments about using surprising physics demonstrations, presented as magical phenomena followed by scientific explanations, for introducing physics topics in several teaching contexts. All the demonstrations have been designed to be implemented with easy to get and cheap materials, so that students…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Demonstrations (Educational)
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Roberts, William M.; Newcombe, Daniel J.; Davids, Keith – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Oversimplified, reductionist approaches to operationalising Physical Literacy (PL) have been a barrier to the development of a complex, dynamic and embodied understanding of the individual Physical Literacy journey. Further, there has been no appropriate approach that might allow practitioners to integrate Physical Literacy in Physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Literacy, Foreign Countries, Athletics
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Martens, Sherry; Crawford, Kathryn – Childhood Education, 2019
An important aspect of bringing innovation to education is supporting children's own innovative thinking. Teachers are finding that escape room activities can provoke children's wonder and determination to pursue their curiosity, which builds a foundation for innovators of the future.
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Learning Activities, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Dittrich, Klaus – History of Education, 2019
Building upon an expanding literature on world exhibitions and international conferences as vehicles for the transnational circulation of educational knowledge during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, this article discusses the participation of Luxembourg at these events. It focuses on three thematic strands: the representation of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational History, Elementary School Students, Exhibits
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Coe, John – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2018
This article sketches a vision of how primary education needs to be re-shaped to let schools focus more sharply on the development of children as individuals. Rapid social change requires a fundamental re-thinking of formal education and assessment. High-stakes testing must end. Greater weight must be given to the application of knowledge and…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Education, Educational Needs
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Higham, Rupert; Biddulph, James – Education 3-13, 2018
This article provides the transcript of Dr. Rupert Higham (University College London, Institute of Education) in conversation with Dr. James Biddulph (Headteacher of the University of Cambridge Primary School). Among the topics discussed are: What the University of Cambridge Primary School (UCPS) motto, "Releasing the Imagination: Celebrating…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Administrator Attitudes, Leadership Role, Educational Theories
Robertson, Boyd, Comp. – Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, 2018
This regional dossier aims to provide a concise description of the European minority language, Gàidhlig, in education. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements and support structures, as well as quantitative aspects such as the number of schools, teachers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indo European Languages, Language Minorities, Preschool Education
Hugh, Maria Lemler; Conner, Carlin; Stewart, Jennifer – Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education, 2018
Students who are slow to respond to traditional instruction and intervention require intensified intervention. Visual Activity Schedules (VAS) are an evidence-based type of visual support that provide sequential organization of the steps for an activity or skill. VAS can be aligned with individual student needs, including behavioral support. VAS…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Intervention, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Riley-Ayers, Shannon; Ryan, Sharon; Figueras-Daniel, Alexandra; Costanza, Vincent; Northey, Kaitlin – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2018
The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes partnered with the New Jersey Department of Education from 2013 to 2017 to implement a peer learning community in selected districts. The goal of the PLC was to support effective implementation of key early childhood policies and improve the quality of instruction preschool through grade 3. This…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Peer Teaching, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education
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