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Coy, Mary – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2012
It is no secret that America is overweight. A record number of children are obese and are showing signs of adult diseases such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Fortunately, people are recognizing this and beginning to do something about it: (1) restaurants and markets are offering healthier options; (2) menus are starting to list…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Middle School Students, Grade 8
Galster, Donald C. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
As expectations for improvements in public K-12 education continue, principals and teachers need to collaborate for continuous school improvement. Innovative change is needed to meet the needs of students. Michael Fullan's change theory (1993) identified many inhibitors to change, such as the human tendency to avoid change due to vulnerability and…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, High Achievement, Principals, Instructional Innovation
Hurren, B. Lee; Rutledge, Matt; Garvin, Amanda Burcham – Phi Delta Kappan, 2006
Why do creative teachers who want to help all their students learn in meaningful ways have to use high-pressure testing methods that work against that goal? The authors propose a system of testing that serves the need for evaluation while contributing to students' intellectual and social growth. (Contains 7 endnotes.)
Descriptors: Testing, School Readiness, Test Anxiety, Educational Strategies
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Ku, Bing-Hong; Chen, Chyong-Sun – Physics Teacher, 2013
There are a variety of impressive activities designed for teaching the concept of air pressure to junior high school students. Water, glasses, balloons, plastic bottles, and suction cups are some of the items commonly used in these experiments. For example, if we take a glass of water, cover it with a piece of cardboard, and invert the glass,…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Junior High School Students, Secondary School Science
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Boaler, Jo – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2019
Reasoning and problem solving are both critical acts in mathematics learning. The author has met many teachers who tell her they would love to highlight them more but feel they cannot because of the pressures of content coverage, pacing guides, and district tests. In this article, she describes a teaching intervention that highlighted problem…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Validity, Problem Solving
Lyons, Guy Kevin – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Students face many challenges in the transition to high school. From pressures of high-stakes testing for graduation to transitioning to the high school environment, many diversions can delay or even stop a student's path to graduation. Ninth-grade students are at a pivotal point in their educational careers, and a successful transition to high…
Descriptors: Grade 9, High School Students, Student Needs, Graduation Rate
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Amidon, Joel C.; Trevathan, Morgan L. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2016
Raising expectations is nothing new. Every iteration of standards elevates the expectations for what students should know and be able to do. The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) is no exception, with standards for content and practice that move beyond memorization of traditional algorithms to "make sense of problems and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Collaboration, State Standards, Problem Solving
Grissom, Jason A.; Kalogrides, Demetra; Loeb, Susanna – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
School performance pressures apply disproportionately to tested grades and subjects. Using longitudinal administrative data--including achievement data from untested grades--and teacher survey data from a large urban district, we examine schools' responses to those pressures in assigning teachers to high-stakes and low-stakes classrooms. We find…
Descriptors: Student Records, Academic Achievement, Teacher Surveys, Tests
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Miller, Angela D.; Murdock, Tamera B.; Grotewiel, Morgan M. – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Although research shows that higher-achieving students report engaging in cheating behaviors less frequently than lower-achieving students, the cheating rates among this population are still startling. Certain aspects of the context of being a high-achieving student support academic dishonesty. We investigate integrity among the highest achievers…
Descriptors: Cheating, Ethics, High Achievement, Student Behavior
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Gonzalez, Raymond A.; Firestone, William A. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: Principals face shifting accountability pressures from many sources. The most notable recent change in the USA has been the growing pressure from state and federal government. The purpose of this study is to explore the extent to which the accountability pressures experienced by principals in one American state were the same as those…
Descriptors: Principals, Accountability, Administrator Responsibility, Ethics
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Wieczorek, Douglas; Theoharis, George – NASSP Bulletin, 2015
This study reports on four urban middle- and high school principals' emotionally shaped sense making of Race to the Top policies and their ability to balance the competing demands of teachers' emotional needs with the charge to implement mandated, accountability-driven, instructional, and evaluation changes in their schools. Despite the pressure…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools, Principals
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Tamir, Emanuel; Grabarski, Mirit K. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
The study employed qualitative methodology, relying on semi-structured interviews, in order to identify and analyze occurrences of the garbage-can decision-making model regarding resource attainment and allocation in Israeli schools. Results indicate that the garbage-can model of decision-making is salient when school principals try to use…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Resource Allocation, Educational Resources, School Administration
Wood, Geralee – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This mixed-methods, collective case study approach explored how one district's forty-four language arts teachers in grades 6, 7, and 8 used their core literacy programs to incorporate the nine instructional elements recommended by the Reading Next report (Biancarosa & Snow, 2006) into the district's literacy program. Acknowledging…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Language Teachers, Decision Making, Comparative Analysis
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Yavuzer, Yasemin; Karatas, Zeynep; Civilidag, Aydin; Gundogdu, Rezzan – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Problem Statement: Aggression is defined as any kind of behavior intended to hurt others. Aggression generally arises due to the interaction between individual (e.g., social and emotional difficulties, low self-esteem, peer rejection, academic failure) and environmental (e.g., poverty, lack of family supervision, limited social support, conflicts…
Descriptors: Role, Peer Influence, Aggression, Self Esteem
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Lesseig, Kristin; Firestone, Jonah; Morrison, Judy; Slavit, David; Holmlund, Tamara – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Despite the increasing number of inclusive STEM schools, little is known about the cultural dimensions that influence STEM curriculum and instruction within these schools. This paper describes research conducted at three inclusive STEM schools, one each at the elementary, middle, and high school level. We explored similarities and differences in…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Curriculum
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