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McCann, Thomas M.; Knapp, John V. – Guilford Press, 2019
To be successful, teachers of English in grades 6-12 need more than basic content knowledge and classroom management skills. They need a deep understanding of the goals and principles of teaching literature, writing, oral discourse, and language in order to make sound instructional decisions. This engaging book explores the pedagogical foundations…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Grade 6
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Schiera, Rachel M. – Art Education, 2018
The focus of this article is a nine-month long practice-led research (PLR) project. As part of this project, the author developed a cross-curricular program as part of a middle-school humanities course in order to facilitate student discussion. The program, which the students and author dubbed "BlogArt," began as a writing- and…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Art, Middle School Students, Humanities
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Buell, Catherine A.; Greenstein, Steven; Wilstein, Zahava – PRIMUS, 2017
It is widely accepted in the mathematics education community that pedagogies oriented toward inquiry are aligned with a constructivist theory of learning, and that these pedagogies effectively support students' learning of mathematics. In order to promote such an orientation, we first separate the idea of inquiry from its conception as a…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Zbiek, Rose Mary; Larson, Matthew R. – Mathematics Teacher, 2015
Improving student learning is the primary goal of every teacher of algebra. Teachers seek strategies to help all students learn important algebra content and develop mathematical practices. The new Institute of Education Sciences[IES] practice guide, "Teaching Strategies for Improving Algebra Knowledge in Middle and High School Students"…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Students
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Wilsey, Matthew; Kloser, Matthew – Science Teacher, 2015
Imagine middle and high school science classes without a science fair. Participation in science fairs is declining (Harmon 2011), a trend that some teachers, parents, and students find disturbing. The authors opine that the decline in science fairs calls for critically reviewing the potential disconnect between the aims and outcomes of science…
Descriptors: Science Fairs, Student Projects, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Mueller, Mary; Yankelewitz, Dina – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2014
Gain a new perspective on the sharing of erroneous solutions in classroom discussions. Based on their research in grades four and six, the authors reveal how student-to-student correction of errors promotes mathematical reasoning and understanding. Tips for teachers include strategies for using students' errors to encourage reasoning during…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Error Correction, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics
Montgomery County Public Schools, 2014
"MCPS School Safety and Security at a Glance" provides, in a single document, information about the reporting of incidents related to school safety and security, school climate, local school safety program descriptions, and serious incidents. Information is presented for each Montgomery County (Maryland) public school. While much of this…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Counties, School Safety, School Security
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Bersh, Luz Carime – Social Studies, 2013
This article offers a contextual analysis of contemporary immigration issues impacting the institutions in the United States, in particular the school. It discusses the importance of addressing this theme in the classroom and presents its curricular value in the elementary and middle school social studies and interdisciplinary curricula. Using a…
Descriptors: Immigration, Teaching Methods, Social Studies, Elementary School Students
Montgomery County Public Schools, 2013
"MCPS School Safety and Security at a Glance" provides, in a single document, information about the reporting of incidents related to school safety and security, school climate, local school safety program descriptions, and serious incidents. Information is presented for each Montgomery County (Maryland) public school. While much of this…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Counties, School Safety, School Security
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Boudreaux, Grant; Beslin, Scott – Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 2013
The purpose of this article is to examine one possible extension of greatest common divisor (or highest common factor) from elementary number properties. The article may be of interest to teachers and students of the "Australian Curriculum: Mathematics," beginning with Years 7 and 8, as described in the content descriptions for Number…
Descriptors: Numbers, Foreign Countries, Fractions, Mathematical Formulas
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Patel, Nimisha; Franco, Suzanne; Miura, Yoko; Boyd, Brian – School Science and Mathematics, 2012
This paper examines professional development workshops focused on Connected Math, a particular curriculum utilized or being considered by the middle-school mathematics teachers involved in the study. The hope was that as teachers better understood the curriculum used in their classrooms, i.e., Connected Math, they would simultaneously deepen their…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Mathematics Teachers, Professional Development, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Hartry, Ardice; Dorph, Rena; Shields, Patrick; Tiffany-Morales, Juliet; Romero, Valeria – Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd, 2012
Despite the expressed need for high-quality science education, very little research has been conducted on what middle school science learning opportunities look like in practice. This study was conducted in support of "Strengthening Science Education in California", a research, policy, and communications initiative. Partners in this…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Science Education, Resource Allocation, Middle School Students
Caven, Meghan; Checkoway, Amy; Gamse, Beth – Abt Associates, 2012
The Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time (ELT) initiative is designed to improve academic outcomes by increasing the amount of learning time for students. Schools are expected to provide opportunities to teachers for collaborative planning and professional development as well as add time to the school day or year for instructional and enrichment…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Extended School Day, Teacher Collaboration, School Schedules
Montgomery County Public Schools, 2012
"MCPS School Safety and Security at a Glance" provides, in a single document, information about the reporting of incidents related to school safety and security, school climate, local school safety program descriptions, and serious incidents. Information is presented for each Montgomery County (Maryland) public school. While much of this…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Counties, School Safety, School Security
Quint, Janet – MDRC, 2011
Professional development--formal in-service training to upgrade the content knowledge and pedagogical skills of teachers--is widely viewed as an important means of improving teaching and learning. While many interventions "include" professional development, professional development was the central intervention of the two recent research and…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Test Results, Correlation, Scores
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