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Agarwal, Pooja K.; Bain, Patrice M. – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2019
"Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning" empowers educators to harness rigorous research on how students learn and unleash it in their classrooms. In this book, cognitive scientist Pooja K. Agarwal, Ph.D., and veteran K-12 teacher Patrice M. Bain, Ed.S., decipher cognitive science research and illustrate ways to successfully…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Cognitive Science, Academic Achievement
Faulkner, Valerie N. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2013
The Common Core math standards promote several important differences in how math concepts are taught and should be talked about. These changes will make it easier for younger students to comprehend and adapt to more complex concepts in the later grades. This guide should help elementary teachers make changes and adaptations that are in line the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, State Standards, Mathematical Concepts, Elementary School Teachers
Wylie, E. Caroline; Gullickson, Arlen R.; Cummings, Katharine E.; Egelson, Paula E.; Noakes, Lindsay A.; Norman, Kelley M.; Veeder, Sally A. – Corwin, 2012
Teachers routinely ask and answer a series of three questions with and for students: Where are my students headed? Where are they right now? How can I close the gap between where they are and where I want them to be? This text suggests that teachers also ask these parallel questions of themselves: (1) Where am I going?; (2) What can formative…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Evaluation Methods, Achievement Gap
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Roberts, Scott D.; Rains, Russell E.; Perry, Gregory E. – American Journal of Business Education, 2012
The authors, representing three key digital media business disciplines, present a case for how business curriculum could be updated to include a strong digital element without recreating the entire business school enterprise or spending millions on new faculty and technology. The three key disciplines are technology, law, and marketing.
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Business Administration, Teaching Guides, Educational Change
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Lovely, Gail; Moberly, Deb – T.H.E. Journal, 2012
The "passback" effect is an intentional use of the device as pacifier to keep the kids quiet and occupied so that the parents can focus on driving or shopping, or making it painlessly through a trans-continental flight. Schools have had their own version of the passback method for years, putting a computer or two in the back of the room and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preschool Education, Best Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
Pine, Nancy – Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
In her groundbreaking book, Educating Young Giants, Nancy Pine reveals how reliance on antiquated teaching methods and ineffectual reform efforts has left youth in the United States and China ill-equipped for the demands of modern technology and the global economy. Transporting us into Chinese elementary and high school classrooms, Pine, a U.S.…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
Greene, Kim – Instructor, 2012
Despite students' interest in informational text, it has played second fiddle in literacy instruction for years. Now, though, nonfiction is getting its turn in the spotlight. The Common Core State Standards require that students become thoughtful consumers of complex, informative texts--taking them beyond the realm of dry textbooks and…
Descriptors: State Standards, Textbooks, Classroom Techniques, Information Literacy
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Daniels, Erika – Middle School Journal (J3), 2011
This article shares thoughts about motivating young adolescents from the perspective of middle level students. The most compelling thread to emerge from the interviews with students was the fact that teachers matter. Teachers have a direct and significant impact on students' motivation to achieve. This article identifies three ways in which…
Descriptors: Homework, Student Motivation, Educational Environment, Learning Motivation
Karns, Michelle; McGee, Ben – Leadership, 2011
There's no need to be "Waiting for Superman." Heroes are everywhere in education. The efforts, dedication, and commitment of educators to create learning organizations that awaken the spirit of children in spite of their life circumstances and build capacity for those that have not had the benefit of privilege is worth telling. This article shares…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Educational Quality, Student Motivation
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Konrad, Moira; Helf, Shawnna; Joseph, Laurice M. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2011
Even evidence-based instructional methods may not be sufficient for closing achievement gaps. If teachers are not maximizing instructional time, achievement gaps are likely to widen over time; therefore, instruction need not only be effective but efficient as well. The purposes of this article are to (a) provide practitioners with a broad…
Descriptors: Evidence, Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
Goodwyn, Andrew, Ed.; Fuller, Carol, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
The nature of literacy is an issue of global debate. When the National Literacy Strategy [NLS] was introduced into UK schools it was arguably the most ambitious educational reform programme in the world, and the controversy necessarily intensified. How can the impact of such reforms be assessed? In its ten year history the NLS affected every…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
Boudett, Kathryn Parker; City, Elizabeth A.; Russell, Marcia K. – Harvard Education Press, 2010
Based on the bestselling book "Data Wise: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching and Learning", and its companion volume, "Data Wise in Action", this DVD and Facilitator's Guide offer insight into one of the most challenging steps in capturing data about school performance: observing and analyzing instructional…
Descriptors: Discussion, Teaching Methods, Video Technology, Observation
du Plessis, Joy; Muzaffar, Irfan – EQUIP1, 2010
With the introduction of free primary education throughout Africa over the past 20 years, the demand for more qualified teachers has grown tremendously (Nilsson, 2003). Mainstream teacher education programs, typically consisting of 1-3 years of residence in teachers' colleges and some form of practice teaching, are unable to meet this…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Seminars, Models
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Seezink, Audrey; Poell, Rob; Kirschner, Paul – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
This paper reports on a case study investigating learning outcomes at the individual and organisational level of a cross-institutional innovation project based on the SOAP approach. SOAP integrates "S"chooling of teachers, "O"rganisational development of schools, "A"ction- and development-oriented research, and…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Educational Principles, Educational Innovation, Interviews
Halstead, Jeff – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2011
In the early 21st Century, a new vision for classroom practice emerged that looks very different from the teaching that existed previously. This new teaching is a synthesis of effective curriculum, big ideas, nurturing relationships, differentiated instruction, appropriate assessment, teaching to standards, use of technology, and solid…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Principles, Instructional Innovation, Change Strategies
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