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Stahl, Robert J. – 1994
In successfully establishing and having students complete group tasks within a cooperative learning framework, 14 essential elements must be present. The elements necessary for cooperative learning are: (1) a clear set of specific student learning outcome objectives; (2) all students in the group accept the targeted outcome; (3) clear and complete…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Activities, Group Discussion
Topping, Keith; Buchs, Céline; Duran, David; van Keer, Hilde – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
Peer learning allows a positive use of differences between pupils, turning them into learning opportunities. Yet education professionals often remain unfamiliar with the principles necessary to guarantee its effectiveness. The aim of this book is to help practitioners establish well-structured and effective peer learning projects using a variety…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Student Projects, Cooperative Learning, Interaction
TESOL Press, 2018
The 6 Principles are universal guidelines drawn from decades of research in language pedagogy and language acquisition theory that should undergird any program of English language instruction. These foundational principles are for all educators in any classroom where students are learning English as a new language or learning content through that…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Elementary Secondary Education
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Stough, Laura M.; Kang, Donghyun; Lee, Sungyoon – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
Students are highly dependent on the emergency planning and evacuation decisions made by policymakers and school personnel when disasters occur. The purpose of this study was to examine selected cases of school-related disasters, highlighting how factors of the school context intersected with natural hazards and subsequently affected…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Natural Disasters, School Safety, Educational Policy
James Irvine Foundation, 2015
The Exploring Engagement Fund provides risk capital for arts nonprofits to experiment with innovative ideas about how to engage diverse Californians. In order to understand the variety of Californians engaged in arts experiences, this guide is intended to support current and future Fund grantees in collecting participant information. Exploring…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Private Financial Support, Participant Characteristics, Low Income Groups
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Watson, Scott B. – American Biology Teacher, 1992
Discusses four elements of cooperative learning in science classrooms: cooperative task structures; cooperative incentive structures; individual accountability; and heterogeneous grouping. Presents and describes seven cooperative learning methods. (MDH)
Descriptors: Accountability, Cooperative Learning, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Secondary Education
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Kidd, Terry, Ed.; Morris, Lonnie R., Jr., Ed. – IGI Global, 2017
Incorporating new methods and approaches in learning environments is imperative to the development of education systems. By enhancing learning processes, education becomes more attainable at all levels. "The Handbook of Research on Instructional Systems and Educational Technology" is an essential reference source for the latest scholarly…
Descriptors: Guides, Educational Technology, Instructional Systems, Research
Milner, H. Richard, IV – Harvard Education Press, 2015
In this incisive and practical book, H. Richard Milner IV provides educators with a crucial understanding of how to teach students of color who live in poverty. Milner looks carefully at the circumstances of these students' lives and describes how those circumstances profoundly affect their experiences within schools and classrooms. In a series of…
Descriptors: African American Education, African American Students, Minority Group Students, Poverty
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Tobolowsky, Barbara F., Ed. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2014
Higher education institutions are more diverse than ever before, as are the students they serve. Because of this great diversity, there is no silver bullet--one approach--that will work for teaching all students in all circumstances. This book offers a succinct description of several pedagogical paths available to faculty that can actively engage…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Diversity, Teaching Methods, College Students
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Archer, Jeff; Cantrell, Steve; Holtzman, Steven L.; Joe, Jilliam; Tocci, Cynthia M.; Wood, Jess – Learning Professional, 2017
Classroom observation has changed dramatically in recent years. Trivial checklists have given way to research-based rubrics that describe important aspects of teaching and, for each aspect, explain the difference between more and less effective practice. Instead of asking if the lesson objective was posted, these new instruments typically ask to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Scoring Rubrics, Academic Achievement, Decision Making
Jones, Phyllis, Ed.; Whitehurst, Teresa, Ed.; Egerton, Jo, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
In recent years, the concept of teachers as researchers in both special and mainstream school settings has become part of our everyday language. Whilst many educational practitioners will see the need for research within their setting, many may not be familiar with the technical elements they believe are required. "Creating Meaningful Inquiry in…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Alternative Assessment, Theory Practice Relationship, Teacher Researchers
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Epler, Pam; Ross, Rorie – IGI Global, 2015
Educators today are challenged with the task of designing curricula and standards for students of varying abilities. While technology and innovation steadily improve classroom learning, teachers and administrators continue to struggle in developing the best methodologies and practices for students with disabilities. "Models for Effective…
Descriptors: Models, Delivery Systems, Special Education, Academic Support Services
Davies, Christopher – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Multi-sensory environments in the classroom provide a wealth of stimulating learning experiences for all young children whose senses are still under development. "Creating Multisensory Environments: Practical Ideas for Teaching and Learning" is a highly practical guide to low-cost cost, easy to assemble multi-sensory environments. With a…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Sensory Experience, Multisensory Learning, Early Childhood Education
Isaacs, Barbara – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
"Understanding the Montessori Approach" is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Montessori Approach and how it is used in the teaching and learning of young children. It will enable the reader to analyse the essential elements of this Approach to early childhood and and its…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Action Research, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
Wiltshire, Monica – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
"Understanding the HighScope Approach" is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the HighScope Approach. It will enable the reader to analyse the essential elements of the HighScope Approach to early childhood and its relationship to quality early years practice. Exploring…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum, Educational Principles
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