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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
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
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
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