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LeRoy, Adam Scott – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
Prior concerns have been raised about the ability of schools to access evidence-based practices, however, these practices are instrumental for addressing behavior concerns. This is particularly true at the secondary level, where students are more likely to be disproportionately identified for school removal. This review investigates studies of…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Response to Intervention
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Gabriel, Rachael; Dostal, Hannah – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2015
In this article we argue that interactive writing (IW), an approach to writing instruction, is uniquely supportive of secondary content-area teachers working to integrate meaningful writing instruction without sacrificing time or attention to content. Drawing on research and our experiences with IW in middle school settings, we explain the roots…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Writing Instruction, Writing Strategies
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Journell, Wayne – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2014
This article describes a research study on the appropriateness for social studies classrooms of "CNN Student News," a free online news program specifically aimed at middle and high school students. The author conducted a content analysis of "CNN Student News" during October 2012 and evaluated the program's content for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Internet, Technology Uses in Education, News Reporting
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Russell, William B., III; Waters, Stewart – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2014
The middle school years are a critical time in the physical, intellectual, and moral growth of young adolescents. This article examines how film can be used to engage students in moral-dilemma discussions to promote critical thinking and character development. The authors argue that the use of film in the classroom can challenge students to expand…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Values Education, Moral Development, Critical Thinking
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Surface, Jeanne L.; Stader, David L.; Armenta, Anthony D. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2014
Allegations of sexual misconduct may prompt districts to enter into non-disclosure or settlement agreements with alleged perpetrators in exchange for a recommendation. Non-disclosure settlements typically limit how much information districts can share with other districts. This process, often referred to as "passing the trash," can be…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Disclosure, Teacher Behavior, Sexual Abuse
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Ruchti, Wendy P.; Jenkins, Susan J.; Agamba, Joachim – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2013
Teacher professional development (PD) is a complex, ongoing challenge as educational systems attempt to deliver excellent programming in pursuit of increased student achievement (Opfer and Pedder 2011). This article examines Idaho Total Instructional Alignment (TIA), a model for teacher PD that is currently being utilized in secondary schools…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, State Standards, Academic Standards, Curriculum Implementation
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Casey, Laura Baylot; Meindl, James N.; Frame, Kimberley; Elswick, Susan; Hayes, Jenny; Wyatt, Jenni – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2012
Trends in educational research, teaching practices, and teacher responsibilities change over time. There is currently a movement away from relying on summative assessment and large-group research to assessing individual students on a formative basis. This push is partially legal, and the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act…
Descriptors: Research Design, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Disabilities
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Pack, Chris; White, Alexander; Raczynski, Katherine; Wang, Aijun – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2011
Safe School Ambassadors (SSA) is a student-centered bystander education program developed by Community Matters to reduce bullying/mistreatment and enhance school climate. A two-part program evaluation was designed to assess the efficacy of the program's logic model and its impact on school-level discipline indicators. For the first part, a…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Discipline, Program Evaluation, Bullying
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Schoen, Sharon; Schoen, Alexis – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2010
This article addresses the issue of bullying and harassment in the United States. The significance of the issue is critical. A historical perspective on the growing attention to and need to confront this social ill is presented. Seminal research related to the topic is interwoven throughout. Practical considerations in addressing the problem are…
Descriptors: Bullying, Disabilities, Violence, Best Practices
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Boller, Barbara – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2008
In this article, the author examines organizational skills from a developmental perspective and provides middle school teachers with strategies to help students manage academic tasks. An underlying assumption in middle school is that students are old enough to juggle multiple assignments, plan and organize projects, and regulate their time and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students, Teaching Methods
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Barrier-Ferreira, Julia – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2008
Standardized testing is a reality with which all educators must contend. Although the laws enforcing such assessments do so under the premise that students will thereby be assured an equal opportunity for academic success, they overlook a critical point--students are human beings with needs that reach beyond what is measured on a test. In this…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Testing, Standardized Tests, Educational Environment
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Bray, Marty; Pugalee, David; Flowers, Claudia P.; Algozzine, Bob – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2007
Many middle schools use the Web to disseminate and gather information. Online barriers often limit the accessibility of the Web for students with disabilities. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accessibility of home pages of a sample of middle schools. The authors located 165 Web sites using a popular online directory and evaluated the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Disabilities, Internet, Web Sites
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Juniewicz, Kit – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2003
The purpose of this study was to examine teachers', students', and parents' perceptions of the effectiveness of student-led conferences using portfolios on promoting the real world skills of responsibility, reflection, self-assessment, and goal setting. This study suggested that using portfolios in student-led parent conferences carries…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Goal Orientation, Portfolios (Background Materials), Parent Teacher Conferences