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Weih, Timothy G. – Online Submission, 2015
Student-centered discussion strategies are described in this article in pursuance of insuring that ALL student voices have a chance to be heard in the classroom. Discussion strategies that are presented include the following: The 10 Second Rule, Think-Pair-Share, Quick Writes, Recorder-Reporter, and K-W-L.
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Educational Strategies, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods
Zaritsky, Joyce; Toce, Andi – Online Submission, 2013
This manual consists of an introduction to our Academic Peer Instruction (API) program at LaGuardia Community College, a compilation of the materials we have developed and use for training of our tutors (with answers), and a bibliography. API is based on an internationally recognized peer tutoring program, Supplemental Instruction. (Contains 6…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Tutoring, Peer Teaching, Guides
Wilson, Donna – Online Submission, 2011
This article discusses the impact of effective instruction on the reading ability of children in the early grades. The paper synthesizes major research on reading instruction and the readiness gap that exists between children entering school for the first time. The research points to the critical importance of equipping teachers with effective…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Teacher Effectiveness, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction
Mahler, Joni D. – Online Submission, 2011
This study examined whether a story/language based method of teaching the multiplication facts would be helpful to students who previously had difficulty with the memorization of those facts. Using the curriculum "Memorize in Minutes" by Alan Walker (Walker, 2000), the researcher taught six fourth-grade students the multiplication facts (3s…
Descriptors: Memorization, Multiplication, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Implementation
Gleason, Katherine – Online Submission, 2011
Today's youth are in a social environment where being the brunt of jokes and harassment of their peers is an accepted and encouraged norm. It is not exactly clear what teachers do to deal with bullying in their classrooms. Much of the research on bullying has focused on elementary and middle school level students. Little is known about bullying at…
Descriptors: High School Students, Bullying, Social Environment, Identification
Flammia, Madelyn; Sadri, Houman A. – Online Submission, 2011
The need for effective communication among the people of the world has never been more pressing than it is at the start of the 21st century in this post-911 world. Recent breakthroughs in the fields of transportation, computing and telecommunications have combined to increase the ease and frequency of communication among members of different…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Global Education, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach
Kozleski, E. B.; Mulligan, E.; Hernandez-Saca, D. – Online Submission, 2011
Public education has a vital role in ensuring that this and subsequent generations are successful in a global, multilingual economy. In this What Matters brief, we examine how teachers, students, parents, and communities in our nation's schools can create rich opportunities for students to learn. Language (Policy) Matters! includes information and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Educational Opportunities, English (Second Language)
Bailey, Jennifer; Little, Chelsea; Rigney, Rex; Thaler, Anna; Weiderman, Ken; Yorkovich, Ben – Online Submission, 2010
This handbook is designed as a quick reference for first-year teachers who find themselves in an assessment driven environment with little experience to help make sense of the language, underlying philosophy, or organizational structure of the assessment system. The handbook begins with advice on developing and evaluating effective learning…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Portfolio Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Performance Based Assessment
Goel, Sanjay – Online Submission, 2010
Community and culture significantly influence value orientation, perceived needs, and motivation as well as provide the ground for creating shared understanding. All disciplines have their own cultures, and all cultures evolve through cross-cultural exchanges. The computing community has created and documented a sound body of knowledge of…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Engineering Education, Investigations, Educational Research
Zimmerman, Daniele C. – Online Submission, 2010
Based on the assumption that project based learning (PBL) in 12th grade social studies classrooms contributes to the development of life skills for high school seniors in this advanced and globalized time, this research will investigate student experiences with PBL methods for helping them acquire skills along with a case study of a successful PBL…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Daily Living Skills, High School Seniors
Afshari, Mojgan; Bakar, Kamariah Abu; Luan, Wong Su; Samah, Bahaman Abu; Fooi, Foo Say – Online Submission, 2009
Research studies in the past decade have shown that computer technology is an effective means for widening educational opportunities, but most teachers neither use technology as an instructional delivery system nor integrate technology into their curriculum. Studies reveal a number of factors influencing teachers' decisions to use ICT in the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Educational Technology, Educational Opportunities, Teaching Methods
Bonnema, Ted R. – Online Submission, 2009
This paper discusses brain-based learning and its relation to classroom instruction. A rapidly growing quantity of research currently exists regarding how the brain perceives, processes, and ultimately learns new information. In order to maximize their teaching efficacy, educators should have a basic understanding of key memory functions in the…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Learning Processes, Brain, Educational Research
Anthony, Taiwanna D.; Kritsonis, William Allan – Online Submission, 2006
Unfortunately, alternatively certified novice teachers are not being properly prepared. Under the No Child Left Behind Act, the primary concern is that all classrooms are housed with highly qualified teachers. In the present, alternatively certified novice teacher attrition has increased significantly. Many classrooms across the United States have…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Educational Strategies, Teacher Persistence, Self Efficacy
Clarren, Sandra G. Bernstein – Online Submission, 2004
"Teaching Students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Building Strengths, Creating Hope" is Book 10 in the Programming for Students with Special Needs series; a revision and expansion of the 1997 Alberta Learning teacher resource, "Teaching Students with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Possible Prenatal Alcohol-Related Effects."…
Descriptors: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Special Needs Students, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Strategies
Watkins, J. Foster – Online Submission, 1982
The chapter was prepared for inclusion in a resource book for beginning teachers in Alabama. The author takes a "multiple roles" approach in analyzing the demands on and expectations for the beginning teacher. It is research-based and closes with a "Ten Prescriptions for Success in the Classroom." The author found it to be a…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Beginning Teachers, Role Perception, Classroom Techniques