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Grossman, Pam; Dean, Christopher G. Pupik; Kavanagh, Sarah Schneider; Herrmann, Zachary – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
If the movement toward more project-based learning is to be successful, it's essential to understand what teachers need to do to be effective in a project-based classroom. Pam Grossman, Christopher G. Pupik Dean, Sarah Schneider Kavanagh, and Zachary Herrmann surveyed experts and teachers and viewed classroom videos to identify a set of core…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Relevance (Education)
Van Ryzin, Mark J.; Roseth, Cary J. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
As children reach adolescence, peer groups gain special power to influence their behavior, and young people tend to adapt their behavior to fit group norms. When students engage in bullying, alcohol and drug abuse, and other behavior, those in their peer group are more likely to engage in those behaviors as well. The authors sought to evaluate…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Student Behavior, Peer Teaching, Cooperative Learning
Minahan, Jessica; Schultz, Jerome J. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2015
Teachers who understand anxiety and its effect on a student's learning and behavior, and use a few common strategies in different and more effective ways, will be less frustrated and more effective in their work with anxious or emotionally fragile students.
Descriptors: Intervention, Anxiety, Barriers, Student Behavior
Reichert, Michael; Hawley, Richard – Phi Delta Kappan, 2010
Despite a continuing stream of concern on the part of researchers, demographers, and cultural pundits about a crisis in boys' social development and schooling, surprisingly little attention has been paid to what is perhaps the richest pool of data: current, observable teaching practices that clearly work with boys. In schools of all types in all…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Social Development, Males, Teaching Methods
Pine, Jerome; Aschbacher, Pamela – Phi Delta Kappan, 2006
In this article the authors discuss some basic research on the inquiry abilities of elementary students and draw implications for curriculum policy and teacher professional development. In their research, they asked students to make investigations and compared the abilities of students who have had hands-on inquiry science curricula with those of…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Investigations, Science Instruction, Science Activities
Christie, Kathy – Phi Delta Kappan, 2004
The Virginia General Assembly is concerned that "there remains a significant gap between the best- and poorest-performing schools." Even as it acknowledged that most elementary and secondary schools are meeting academic achievement goals, the Assembly proceeded to request that information be collected on best practices used in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement, State Standards, Interviews
Wilson, G. Pat; Martens, Prisca; Arya, Poonam; Altwerger, Bess – Phi Delta Kappan, 2004
Are programs that emphasize systematic phonics instruction truly superior to other types of programs for young readers, as the National Reading Panel claims? The authors conducted a study of three different programs to see what kinds of readers are actually emerging from them. Two were commercial programs that used explicit and systematic phonics…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Early Reading, Teaching Methods, Inferences
Morrison, Kathryn L.; Marshall, Carol Sue – Phi Delta Kappan, 2003
Explores disconnect between learner-centered teaching practices taught in Texas university teacher education courses and the teaching methods used by the teachers responsible for mentoring student teachers. Offers short- and long-term solutions for bridging the gap between theory and practice. (Contains 12 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Cooperating Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Education
Cuban, Larry – Phi Delta Kappan, 1982
The overall picture of high school teaching since 1900 is striking in its uniformity. In this summary of his research findings, the author suggests measures for teacher improvement that might be taken in schools of education and in district inservice training. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Educational History, Educational Practices, Educational Research
Workman, Brooke – Phi Delta Kappan, 1981
The "30-Line Test," 30 lines of prose that must be proofread to determine whether they are mechanically correct, has proved to be a successful method for increasing skills awareness without seriously interrupting the flow of literature or humanities content in a class. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: High Schools, Program Descriptions, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
Freedman, Philip I.; And Others – Phi Delta Kappan, 1981
According to this research, the most effective way to reduce the stereotyped attitudes of students was to teach about the origins and harm of stereotypes. (IRT)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Stereotypes, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Newport, John F. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1980
The experts on open education who responded to a questionnaire (included in the article) on seven components of teaching style in open education disagreed substantially. The majority of respondents disavow three elements commonly associated with open education: freedom of choice, student-initiated learning, and student-directed learning.…
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Elementary Education, Open Education, Questionnaires
Bloom, Benjamin S. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1980
The shift to alterable variables (those that can be changed before or during the teaching and learning processes) enables researchers to move from an emphasis on prediction and classification to a concern for causality and the relations between means and ends in teaching and learning. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment
Wagenaar, Theodore C. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1981
A comparison of two major studies on high school seniors' views of themselves and their schools reveals how their attitudes changed during the 1970s. The article discusses academic issues, future expectations, values, the schools, and major trends. (WD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Educational Trends, Employment
Strother, Deborah Burnett – Phi Delta Kappan, 1985
Reviews research on classroom management, focusing on behavior modification, group management, teacher effects, management training, and planning. Five types of management skills and six principles for effective classroom organization identified by researchers are suggested for application by teachers. (PGD)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Educational Research
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