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Quigley, Cassie F.; Herro, Danielle – Teachers College Press, 2019
This practical book will help readers understand what STEAM is, how it differs from STEM, and how it can be used to engage students in K-8 classrooms. The authors present a conceptual model with recommendations and classroom examples illustrating various key aspects of STEAM teaching in action, including creating the correct teaching environment,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
Levinson, Meira, Ed.; Fay, Jacob, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2019
Teaching in a democracy is challenging and filled with dilemmas that have no easy answers. For example, how do educators meet their responsibilities of teaching civic norms and dispositions while remaining nonpartisan? "Democratic Discord in Schools" features eight normative cases of complex dilemmas drawn from real events designed to…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizenship Education, Problem Solving, Cooperation
Bishop, Penny A.; Downes, John M.; Farber, Katy – Harvard Education Press, 2019
"Personalized Learning in the Middle Grades" shows how teachers in grades 5--8 can leverage the use of personalized learning plans (PLPs) to increase student agency and engagement, helping youth to establish learning goals aligned with their interests and assess their own learning--particularly around essential skills that cut across…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Small, Marian – Teachers College Press, 2019
In this insightful math resource for grades 3-8, popular professional developer Marian Small helps teachers understand and facilitate meaningful assessments to advance student understandings. Small shows new and veteran teachers how to do three fundamental things well: identify the most important math to assess; construct meaningful…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Middle School Mathematics, Mathematics Tests
Smith, Margaret; Sherin, Miriam Gamoran – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2019
Take a deeper dive into understanding the five practices-anticipating, monitoring, selecting, sequencing, and connecting-for facilitating productive mathematical conversations in your middle school classrooms and learn to apply them with confidence. This follow-up to the modern classic, "The 5 Practices in Practice: Successfully Orchestrating…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
Mohr, Doris, Ed.; Walcott, Crystal, Ed.; Kloosterman, Peter, Ed. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2019
"Mathematical Thinking: From Assessment Items to Challenging Tasks" is a compilation of 36 problem-based lessons that encourage students to engage in productive struggle and deep thinking. Its 36 full-length lessons for grades 2-8 are each inspired by an actual test item from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Test Items, Elementary School Mathematics, Middle School Mathematics
Weinburgh, Molly; Silva, Cecilia; Smith, Kathy Horak – NSTA Press, 2019
Many middle and high school teachers are educated to teach science content--they don't anticipate that one day they may be teaching it to students who need to learn both content and English. If the day has come when you're facing that two-pronged challenge, here's the resource you need. "Supporting Emergent Multilingual Learners in…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Science Instruction, Inquiry
McCombs, Jennifer Sloan; Augustine, Catherine H.; Unlu, Fatih; Ziol-Guest, Kathleen M.; Naftel, Scott; Gomez, Celia J.; Marsh, Terry; Akinniranye, Goke; Todd, Ivy – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research evidence suggests that summer breaks contribute to income-based achievement and opportunity gaps for children and youth. However, summertime can also be used to provide programs that support an array of goals for children and youth, including improved academic achievement, physical health, mental health, social and emotional well-being,…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Access to Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
Portman, Tarrell Awe Agahe, Ed.; Wood, Chris, Ed.; Fye, Heather J., Ed. – American Counseling Association, 2019
This practical text explores contemporary case scenarios that arise in school counseling with children and adolescents. Throughout 30 chapters on a diverse range of topics, several school counseling experts analyze and discuss each incident from a best practices perspective. Topics are organized around the CACREP Standards and incidents include a…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Children, Adolescents, Counseling Techniques
Barnes-Johnson, Joy, Ed.; Johnson, Janelle M., Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2018
"STEM21: Equity in Teaching and Learning to Meet Global Challenges of Standards, Engagement and Transformation" is designed to contribute to discourses about how STEM teaching and learning can become more equitable, serving the needs of readers across the STEM educational spectrum. "STEM21" is meant to problematize the status…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Equal Education, Educational Practices, Evidence Based Practice
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Moulding, Brett, Ed.; Songer, Nancy, Ed.; Brenner, Kerry, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2018
It is essential for today's students to learn about science and engineering in order to make sense of the world around them and participate as informed members of a democratic society. The skills and ways of thinking that are developed and honed through engaging in scientific and engineering endeavors can be used to engage with evidence in making…
Descriptors: Science Education, Engineering, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Process Skills
Blackburn, Barbara R.; Miles, Melissa – Eye on Education, 2018
Learn how to incorporate rigorous activities in your English language arts or social studies classroom and help students reach higher levels of learning. Expert educators and consultants Barbara R. Blackburn and Melissa Miles offer a practical framework for understanding rigor and provide specialized examples for middle and high school ELA and…
Descriptors: Language Arts, English Instruction, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
Grey House Publishing, 2018
This comprehensive volume offers a snapshot profile of every public school district in the United States serving 1,500 or more students and provides pertinent evaluative and demographic statistics necessary to evaluate educational programs nationwide.This edition includes profiles on 5,749 school districts in the United States, representing 90% of…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Public Schools, School Districts
Lindahl, Kristen, Ed.; Hansen-Thomas, Holly, Ed. – TESOL Press, 2018
Discover ways in which teachers interpret and innovate research findings into actual classroom practice to create positive classroom transformations. Like the middle grades themselves, the chapters in this volume are organized by academic content area including language arts, social studies, science, and math: (1) Understand the benefits of using…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Schifter, Deborah; Bastable, Virginia; Russell, Susan Jo – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2018
The "Reasoning Algebraically about Operations Casebook" was developed as the key resource for participants' Developing Mathematical Ideas seminar experience. The thirty-four cases, written by teachers describing real situations and actual student thinking in their classrooms, provide the basis of each session's investigation into the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, Teaching Methods