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Schmoker, Mike – ASCD, 2016
In his 2011 ASCD best-seller "Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning," author Mike Schmoker described a fresh approach to K-12 teaching built on three core elements: a focused and coherent curriculum; clear, structured lessons; and purposeful reading and writing, or authentic literacy. Now, in "Leading…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, School Districts, Educational Administration, Models
Niguidula, David – ASCD, 2019
In "Demonstrating Student Mastery with Digital Badges and Portfolios," David Niguidula shows how students can meet standards and express their individuality through digital badges and portfolios. Building off an essential question--What do schools want their students to know and be able to do?--he then shows how schools can implement a…
Descriptors: Mastery Learning, Recognition (Achievement), Evaluation Methods, Information Storage
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Piven, Inna; Gandell, Robyn; Lee, Maryann; Simpson, Ann M. – IGI Global, 2018
The prominence of social media, especially in the lives of teenagers and young adults, has long been regarded as a significant distraction from studies. However, the integration of these forms of media into the teaching experience can improve the engagement of students. "Global Perspectives on Social Media in Tertiary Learning and Teaching:…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Miao, Zhenzhen; Reynolds, David – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2018
"The Effectiveness of Mathematics Teaching in Primary Schools: Lessons from England and China" provides a unique insight into the mathematics classrooms of these two countries and arrives at a time when the world is eager to know how Chinese learners consistently excel at learning mathematics and other core subjects. Showcasing the kinds…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Cultural Differences
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Houck, Bonnie; Novak, Sandi – Learning Professional, 2017
Schools and districts are required to have improvement plans that specify instructional and curricular ideas to enhance teachers' ongoing practice and assist students in performing at higher levels. Yet little has been done to examine the specific knowledge that principals need regarding literacy teaching and learning or how districts can build…
Descriptors: Instruction, Learning, Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Wright, Robert D., Ed. – IGI Global, 2015
As face-to-face interaction between student and instructor is not present in online learning environments, it is increasingly important to understand how to establish and maintain social presence in online learning. "Student-Teacher Interaction in Online Learning Environments" provides successful strategies and procedures for developing…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Online Courses
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Weigel, Kathleen; Jones, Richard – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2015
Leadership is essential to successful schools. One of the ways to support effective school leadership is to share ideas and best practices to address the common challenges faced by school leaders. This question and response format addresses common challenges and questions from practicing school leaders in the manner that a mentor might respond to…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities, Reflection
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Fitzgerald, Carlton J., Ed.; Laurian-Fitzgerald, Simona, Ed.; Popa, Carmen, Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
As traditional classroom settings are transitioning to online environments, teachers now face the challenge of using this medium to promote effective learning strategies, especially when teaching older age groups. Because adult learners bring a different set of understandings and skills to education than younger students, such as more job and life…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Learning Strategies, Adult Learning, Adult Education
Berman, Sheldon – Aspen Institute, 2018
"The Practice Base for How We Learn: Supporting Students' Social, Emotional, and Academic Development" outlines promising practices that show how students, teachers, parents, and administrators can integrate social, emotional, and academic learning in preK-12 education. The report, which represents the vision of the 34-member Council of…
Descriptors: Student Development, Social Development, Emotional Development, Academic Ability
Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2007
Cooperative education is a method of instruction that enables students to combine academic classroom instruction (school-based learning component) with occupational instruction through learning on the job (work-based learning component) in a career area of choice. Emphasis is placed on the students' education and employability skills. Co-op is a…
Descriptors: Laws, Guidelines, Cooperative Education, Experiential Learning
Sornson, Bob – Corwin, 2012
Helping children experience early learning success and acquire essential skills by third grade is a crucial part of any school reform effort. Yet, many teachers and children are overwhelmed by the ineffective curriculum-driven education system and the "rush to cover" climate in schools. "Fanatically Formative" shows how you can rediscover the joy…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, School Culture, Formative Evaluation, Primary Education
UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, 2017
This "Guide" describes the macro need for [technical and vocational education and training] (TVET) reform in conformity with the Sustainable Development Goals, the Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), and other United Nations, UNESCO and national initiatives. The "Guide" also provides…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Sustainable Development, Global Approach, Conservation (Environment)
Moreillon, Judi – ALA Editions, 2018
How do school librarians best serve students, classroom teachers, and principals simultaneously? The key, argues Moreillon, is to lead. By embracing a leadership role, school librarians can work collaboratively to positively impact school cultures, curricula, and teaching practices. The inspiration, guidance, and strategies presented in this book…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Role, Leadership Responsibility
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Panconesi, Gianni, Ed.; Guida, Maria, Ed. – IGI Global, 2017
Modern technology has enhanced many aspects of life, including classroom education. By offering virtual learning experiences, educational systems can become more efficient and effective at teaching the student population. The "Handbook of Research on Collaborative Teaching Practice in Virtual Learning Environments" highlights program…
Descriptors: Guides, Teacher Collaboration, Virtual Classrooms, Cooperative Learning
Burmark, Lynell – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2011
In today's increasingly visual world, the art of giving presentations is a much-needed talent. "They Snooze, You Lose", provides a comprehensive guide made especially for teachers and administrators who want to become presentation "stars" in their classrooms, at board meetings, or any time they are in front of an audience. This book describes how…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Administrators, Teachers
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