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Withers, Jennie – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this essay is to instruct teachers how to write a letter of recommendation for their students. It includes when to say no, what the student needs to provide the teacher and how to write a strong letter. I am a teacher with sixteen years experience and therefore have written many letters for students. This instructional essay will…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Portfolios (Background Materials), Guidelines, Teacher Student Relationship
Butler, Bettie Ray; Joubert, Marcus D.; Lewis, Chance W. – Online Submission, 2009
A plethora of research (McCadden, 1998; Monroe 2005; Skiba, Peterson, & Williams, 2000) on student discipline emphasizes the inequities surrounding the distribution of disciplinary actions taken by schools/school districts in regards to behavior, particularly for African American males. This study provides an in-depth examination of disciplinary…
Descriptors: African American Students, Urban Schools, Behavior Patterns, Discipline
Welch, Kathleen Ethel – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this workshop paper is to understand the ways that women and men who work in the field of composition-rhetoric studies can more fully understand and articulate ways to enable women writing students to use more fully the new kinds of technology that proliferate in the digital realm. The material is based on the author's twenty-six…
Descriptors: Feminism, Writing (Composition), Females, Rhetorical Theory
Al-Sabbagh, Samah – Online Submission, 2009
Enquiry, Inquiry, Problem Solving etc. are all different terms describing one outcome, that is creating an environment where students are driven by curiosity, involved and in charge of their learning. The problem of a traditional classroom has always been that students are spoon fed with information and most of it is lost in time if it is not used…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Classroom Environment
Jung, Lee Ann; Guskey, Thomas R. – Online Submission, 2009
Teachers at all levels of education today struggle in their efforts to assign fair, accurate, and meaningful grades to students with disabilities, especially those placed in general education classrooms. Lacking specific policies or recommendations, most teachers apply informal, individual grading adaptations for such students. Although these…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Grading, Special Needs Students, Disabilities
Rich, Lisa Logan; Cowan, Wendy; Herring, Susan D.; Wilkes, William – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this paper is to provide faculty with creative ways to use tools such as wikis and synchronous virtual classrooms to build a sense of community within their distance classes. A review of the literature provides an understanding of the many significant benefits of including collaboration, engagement, and interaction in e-learning…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Synchronous Communication, State Universities
Barnett, Sharon Anne – Online Submission, 2009
Compelling evidence illustrates place-based education (PBE) as a catalyst for inspiring teachers to create dynamic curricula that energizes the student. PBE curriculum typically encompasses all traditional subjects and entails hands-on classroom and field studies utilizing the natural world and local community. The purpose of this literature…
Descriptors: Education, Literature Reviews, Elementary School Science, Ornithology
Kilickaya, Ferit – Online Submission, 2009
This bibliography aims to serve the language teacher educators who are working in the field of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) by making a collection of 1732 bibliographic entries, which stem from mainly books and journal articles in English that date back to 1980 and provide good discussions on the theory of technology in language…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Information Sources, Journal Articles, Foreign Countries
Hobbs, Beverly B.; Sawer, Barbara – Online Submission, 2009
Community-based educational programs play a significant role in the education and positive development of youth. Over the last decade, the Oregon 4-H Youth Development program has made special efforts to reach and engage Latino youth and families in non-formal educational programs. Latino families most often do not access community-based…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Outreach Programs, Volunteers, Hispanic Americans
Miller, Cathy Puett – Online Submission, 2010
Preschool and kindergarten educators know that strong oral language skills must be in place before children can learn to read. In "Before They Read: Teaching Language and Literacy Development through Conversations, Interactive Read-Alouds, and Listening Games," Cathy Puett Miller helps educators teach those early literacy skills with engaging…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Oral Language, Language Skills, Emergent Literacy
Herman, William E. – Online Submission, 2008
This paper outlines a qualitative research tool designed to explore personal identity formation as described by Erik Erikson and offers self-reflective and anonymous evaluative comments made by college students after completing this task. Subjects compiled a list of 200 myths, customs, fables, rituals, and beliefs from their family of origin and…
Descriptors: Research Tools, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Identification (Psychology)
Abouserie, Hossam M. R. – Online Submission, 2008
The purpose of this study was to explore and investigate the ways faculty at The School of Information Studies at Syracuse University use Networked Information Sources and Services to support their service tasks. Library and Information Sciences faculty were chosen as the population for this study. The study aimed to answer the following…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Information Sources, College Faculty, Technology Uses in Education
Kisamore, Jennifer L.; Aldridge, Dayle; Alexander, Evangeline; White, Dana Leann – Online Submission, 2008
The goal of this paper is to provide specific suggestions for teaching adult business professionals. The suggestions we present are based on our combined experiences as instructors of business professionals who have returned to school for continuing education and as adult learners ourselves. In this article, we discuss the unique characteristics…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Educational Environment
Brakas, Nora; Dunn, Kerry; Pittman-Smith, Sally – Online Submission, 2008
The purpose of this work is to present a comprehensive curricular approach that helps childhood educators empower students as developing thinkers who, by connecting with literature, build a deeper and more robust cultural understanding of themselves and others. Based on a formal content analysis, 44 picture books from and about the Middle East and…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Content Analysis, Classification, Picture Books
Nehme, Zeina – Online Submission, 2008
Daily advances in technology are restructuring the way we live, work, learn and interact. The rapid development of synchronous online venues available to distance education has lead to a heightened need for theory & practice in the effective use of these collaborative learning live venues. This paper is directed to faculty members who are already…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Faculty, Teaching Methods
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