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Sullivan, Debra Ren-Etta – Redleaf Press, 2016
There has been much attention given to the opportunity gap between white and minority students, especially African American children. Using research and years of experience "Cultivating the Genius of Black Children" is able to break down the cultural influences on learning style and provides a practical approach to helping Black children…
Descriptors: African American Students, Children, Academically Gifted, Early Childhood Education
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Moon, Jodi Saxton – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2016
This case was developed for use with future school leaders in an educational setting. There are several topics of discussion that can be developed, including but not limited to policy implementation, the efficacy of professional learning communities, and improving student learning outcomes. The setting is a solidly performing middle school in the…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Middle School Students, Communities of Practice, Principals
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Walker, Barbara J. – Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, 2003
Summarizes the major points about self-efficacy and proposes instructional responses teachers can employ to raise self-efficacy. Delineates various instructional procedures that can enhance self-efficacy increasing motivation and achievement. Suggests that by giving choice, teaching literacy strategies, creating self-evaluations and changing the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Reading Instruction
Troia, Gary A., Ed.; Shankland, Rebecca K., Ed.; Heintz, Anne, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2010
What are the most effective methods for teaching writing across grade levels and student populations? What kind of training do teachers need to put research-validated methods into practice? This unique volume combines the latest writing research with clear-cut recommendations for designing high-quality professional development efforts. Prominent…
Descriptors: Writing Research, Self Efficacy, Educational Change, Writing Teachers
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Holliday, William G. – Science Scope, 2001
Changes in teachers' beliefs affect their efficacy in teaching. Points out that change requires a great deal of time and effort. Reports on some of the research-based teacher beliefs. (Contains 12 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Science Instruction, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes
Miller, Regina; McDaniel, Elizabeth A. – Academic Therapy, 1989
The collection of student data, both academic and behavioral, can enhance self-assessment and self-efficacy of special education teachers. The theory of self-efficacy is explained and techniques for collecting student performance data are suggested. (DB)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Disabilities, Recordkeeping, Self Efficacy
North American Council for Online Learning, 2010
The mission of the North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL) is to increase educational opportunities and enhance learning by providing collegial expertise and leadership in K-12 online teaching and learning. "National Standards for Quality Online Teaching" is designed to provide states, districts, online programs, and other organizations…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cole, Jill E. – Reading Teacher, 2003
Examines what motivates students to read by looking at four literacy personalities. Explores readers' beliefs, readers' reasons and purposes, and readers' affective reactions. Proposes that self-efficacy is important at the beginning of a literacy event. Provides some practical ideas for classroom teachers to discover students' literacy…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Literacy, Primary Education, Reading Assignments
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Gaffney, Janet S.; Methven, Jeanette M.; Bagdasarian, Shahe – Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, 2002
Describes a late intervention for older students with significant reading difficulties. Describes the kinds of reading and writing assessments necessary to determine a starting place for teachers. Finds that in almost every case, the students made substantial gains in a short period of time, and the teachers expressed satisfaction with both their…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Instructional Effectiveness, Intermediate Grades, Intervention
Glasgow, Neal A.; Cheyne, Michele; Yerrick, Randy K. – Corwin, 2010
The experience and science expertise of these award-winning authors makes this easy-to-use guide a teacher's treasure trove. This latest edition to the popular What Successful Teachers Do series describes 75 research-based strategies and outlines best practices for inquiry-oriented science. Each strategy includes a brief description of the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Scientific Methodology, Formative Evaluation, Cooperative Learning
Troia, Gary A., Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2009
This book focuses on how to provide effective instruction to K-12 students who find writing challenging, including English language learners and those with learning disabilities or language impairments. Prominent experts illuminate the nature of writing difficulties and offer practical suggestions for building students' skills at the word,…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Writing Difficulties, Writing Workshops
Pape, Liz; Wicks, Matthew – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2009
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, iNACOL, is to ensure all students have access to a world-class education and quality online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. This document, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning's (iNACOL) "National Standards for Quality…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, National Standards, Online Courses
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Quinn, Robert J. – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2000
Discusses an algorithm that converts a fraction in simplest form into a terminating decimal and allows students to explore the efficacy and conceptual bases of a mathematical algorithm. (ASK)
Descriptors: Algorithms, Fractions, High Schools, Mathematics Activities
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Scott, Jill E. – Reading Horizons, 1996
Argues that, to transform students into lifelong readers, teachers must conceive a plan to motivate students to develop positive attitudes about reading. Cites self-efficacy as particularly pertinent to motivation. Reviews the research on self-efficacy to examine which instructional strategies are most effective in literacy education. (PA)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Literacy, Reading Attitudes
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O'Grady, Eileen; And Others – English Journal, 1993
Gives seven responses from practicing English teachers concerning ways that they have implemented the writing of various kinds of letters by students into the English curriculum. Demonstrates the efficacy and success of such methods. (HB)
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Instructional Effectiveness, Letters (Correspondence), Secondary Education
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