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Morris, Libby V. – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
The author examined the websites of two large foundations, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Lumina Foundation. Each has developed projects and networks, coupled with substantive grants, to improve postsecondary education. These and other foundations have deep and ongoing commitments, not just philosophical but resource-based, to…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Web Sites, Philanthropic Foundations, Educational Improvement
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Brown, Frederick; Psencik, Kay – Learning Professional, 2017
Principals who pay attention to their own learning serve as models for others. What principals do every day, how they view and value student and educator learning, how they organize their staff into learning communities, and the designs they support for those teams to learn make a significant difference in the learning of those they serve. In this…
Descriptors: Principals, Role Models, Administrator Behavior, Administrator Education
Combe, Laurie G.; Mattern, Cheryl; Fleming, Laurie; Killingsworth, Suzie – National Association of School Nurses, 2017
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that to optimize student health, safety, and learning, a professional registered school nurse (hereinafter referred to as school nurse) be present all day, every day. The American Academy of Pediatrics' Council on School Health (2016) highlights the important role school nurses…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Health Conditions, School Nurses, Position Papers
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Umhoefer, Gary – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2018
Forming an authentic human community animated by the spirit of Christ entails teaching by both word and example. At Catholic institutions of higher education, these examples cannot be limited to classrooms and residence halls; students just as importantly learn from observing every day, spontaneous behaviors among all those employed at the…
Descriptors: Christianity, Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, Interaction
District of Columbia Public Schools, 2018
In its strategic plan, "A Capital Commitment 2017-2022", DC Public Schools (DCPS) is committed to ensuring that all its schools provide rigorous and joyful learning experiences in a nurturing environment every day. As they strive to ensure every student feels loved, challenged, and prepared to positively influence society and thrive in…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Urban Schools, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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Altiner, Cennet – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2019
The main goal of this study is to investigate the extent to which a computer-based flashcard program, Anki, can help college-level ESL learners improve their vocabulary as well as the learners' perceptions about the program. The vocabulary targeted for the study consisted of Coxhead's (2000) "Academic Word List", including the most…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Computer Assisted Instruction
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Lumbrears, Ricardo, Jr.; Rupley, William H. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
Sustained academic growth of the Mexican population in the public schools of the Rio Grande Valley of Texas has precipitated a need for new and innovative ways to effectively educate English-language learners (ELLs). In place of common external factors typically used such as attendance, socioeconomic status, and test scores to address ELL's…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Mexican Americans, Public Schools, Teaching Methods
Childress, Stacey; Benson, Scott – Phi Delta Kappan, 2014
The best hope for accelerating much needed improvement in student achievement is by using a range of pedagogical and technological innovations that deliver personalized learning to each student. The authors examine three school initiatives across the country that are using technology and new teaching methods successfully to drive student…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Student Improvement, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods
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Proffitt, Jennifer M.; White, John Wesley – Thought & Action, 2017
The euphemism that Florida, the nation's third most populous and politically powerful state, is a battleground is an apt description--and more than just every four years. Every year, every day in the state's capital, Florida has become high ground for pro-corporate, special-interest lobbyists who seek to instill a far-right legislative and social…
Descriptors: Violence, Prevention, Fear, Weapons
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Campos, Antonio R.; Knutson, Cassandra M.; Knutson, Theodore R.; Mozzetti, Abbie R.; Haynes, Christy L.; Penn, R. Lee – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
Spectrophotometry and colorimetry experiments are common in high school and college chemistry courses, and nanotechnology is increasingly common in every day products and new devices. Previous work has demonstrated that handheld camera devices can be used to quantify the concentration of a colored analyte in solution in place of traditional…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Spectroscopy, Secondary School Science, High Schools
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Elrod, Rachael – Education Libraries, 2016
Opportunities to utilize 3D printing in the K-12 classroom are growing every day. This paper describes the process of implementing a 3D printing service in the Education Library of The University of Florida, Gainesville, a large, doctoral-degree granting, research university. Included are examples of lesson plans featuring 3D printing, creation of…
Descriptors: Printing, Academic Libraries, Program Implementation, Computer Peripherals
OECD Publishing, 2016
In 2012, 15-year-old students spent over two hours on line each day, on average across OECD countries. The most common online activities among 15-year-olds were browsing the Internet for fun and participating in social networks, with over 70% of students doing one of these every day or almost every day. Students who spent more than six hours per…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Internet, Social Media, Computer Use
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Norwood, John M. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2014
The author shares his perspectives of teaching law for over forty years. In this article, he recalls his experiences with students, colleagues, and exams. Early in his career, he learned an important life lesson that he remembers nearly every day: if you love your job, it is not really work. He feels this is the most important perspective that he…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Law Related Education, Business Administration Education, College Faculty
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Crow, Tracy – Journal of Staff Development, 2015
Ask educators what they need for their own learning, and more time to collaborate with colleagues generally ranks high on the list. Educators know that when they encounter specific student learning or instructional challenges, their peers typically have insights and solutions that will be helpful. Every school has an enormous body of expertise,…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice, Time Management, Instructional Leadership
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Fountas, Irene C.; Pinnell, Gay Su – Reading Teacher, 2018
Improving literacy outcomes for each and every student is a goal worthy of educators' best efforts. This high goal is made more challenging by shifting mandates in education that can leave literacy professionals and school leaders disoriented, seeking a guaranteed fix. The authors propose a more coherent, more effective way to attain this goal:…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Educational Objectives, Holistic Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach
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