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Hennick, Calvin – Instructor, 2008
In this article, the author discusses the dilemma between retaining and promoting students who are unprepared for the next level, and offers a solution to this dilemma. In a perfect world, every student would be academically prepared for the next grade, and there would be no need to choose between holding students back and passing them on…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Student Promotion, Intervention, Child Psychology
Gentry, J. Richard – Instructor, 2007
Spelling is the study of word-specific knowledge, and knowledge about words is important. Today, many fourth through eighth graders can't write with fluency because they don't have automatic access to basic words and spelling patterns. Yet, sadly, many teachers have had little support in this area. Luckily, evidence-based spelling instruction is…
Descriptors: Spelling, Grade 8, Spelling Instruction, Reading Fluency
Murphy, Lee Ann – Instructor, 2006
Some principals have personalities that can drive teachers around the bend and back again. Sure, most are wonderful bosses who support teachers in any way, but woe betide teachers if they are unlucky enough to run across one of the six dreaded "problem principals" identified in this article. Teachers do not have to be held hostage by difficult…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Leadership, Principals, Teacher Guidance
Kohn, Alfie – Instructor, 2006
After spending most of the day in school, students are given additional assignments to be completed at home. It is worth asking not only whether there are good reasons to support the nearly universal practice of assigning homework, but why it is so often taken for granted--even by vast numbers of teachers and parents who are troubled by its impact…
Descriptors: Homework, Student Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement
Southworth, Samuel A. – Instructor, 2000
Faced with dwindling supplies of teachers (particularly in specific areas), many states are offering tempting recruitment initiatives. Factors that make school districts attractive to applicants include fair pay, bonuses, a safe and attractive living environment, parent participation in schools, new teacher mentoring, community valuing of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Incentives, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Selection
Hanson-Harding, Brian – Instructor, 2000
Describes the advantages of charter schools, which are started by individuals or groups in the community and can set their own educational agendas and goals. More states are passing or expanding charter school laws every year. Benefits include autonomy, site-based management, increased parental involvement, and increased teacher control.…
Descriptors: Accountability, Charter Schools, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality
Instructor, 2000
Introduces a section that focuses on educational technology, including classroom-friendly hardware, software, and peripherals that can help support teaching and enhance student learning. This section also offers information from teachers about technology products that they find indispensable. (SM)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Educational Technology
Kloza, Brad – Instructor, 2000
Presents a collection of computer software programs designed to spark learning enthusiasm at every grade level and across the curriculum. They include Reader Rabbit's Learn to Read, Spelling Power, Mind Twister Math, Community Construction Kit, Breaking the Code, Encarta Africana 2000, Virtual Serengeti, Operation: Frog (Deluxe), and My First…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Class Activities, Computer Games, Computer Software
Hanson-Harding, Brian – Instructor, 2000
Internet-based courses are rapidly expanding professional development opportunities for teachers. Today, a small but growing number of organizations offer hundreds of classes enabling teachers to fulfill state requirements, accumulate continuing education units or professional development points, and earn graduate credit. Internet-based courses…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development
Harris-Frederick, Cynthia – Instructor, 2000
Describes how one teacher used peer review to help students understand state content standards. Students held one another accountable for the basics, then she assessed the core content of their work. To get students thinking about standards-based learning, she used a pizza activity. Next, students created rubrics for assessing book reports and…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Excellence in Education
Prescott, Jennifer O. – Instructor, 2000
Suggests that labels of learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, and behavioral disorders are inaccurate and devastating. Teachers, parents, and students must learn to recognize, understand, and manage strengths and weaknesses in brain function. Everyone has learning differences, and nobody has a perfect brain. The paper describes the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education, Labeling (of Persons), Learning Problems
Dupont, Stephen – Instructor, 2000
Presents a selection of computers and peripherals designed to enhance the classroom. They include personal digital assistants (the AlphaSmart 30001R, CalcuScribe Duo, and DreamWriter IT); new Apple products (the iBook laptop, improved iMac, and OS 9 operating system); PC options (new Gateway and Compaq computers); and gadgets (imagiLab, the QX3…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
Wiebke, Kathleen – Instructor, 2000
Describes one educator's experiences as the first teacher in the state of Arizona to apply for the new, voluntary National Board certification, noting how her colleagues helped in the process, discussing how it felt to wait for the results, and explaining that it was worth the long process of certification because it helped her achieve the highest…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, National Teacher Certification, Teacher Improvement
Perry, Bruce – Instructor, 2000
Describes how to gain optimal learning in the classroom by activating different parts of the brain. Neural systems fatigue very quickly and need to rest. Only a few minutes of factual lecture can be tolerated before the brain seeks other stimuli. The most effective presentation must move back and forth through interrelated neural systems, weaving…
Descriptors: Brain Hemisphere Functions, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies
Instructor, 1983
Instructor's Computer-Using Teachers Board members give practical tips on how to get a classroom ready for a new computer, introduce students to the machine, and help them learn about programing and computer literacy. Safety, scheduling, and supervision requirements are noted. (PP)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers
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