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Kite, Vance; Park, Soonhye – Science Teacher, 2018
In 2006 Jeanette Wing, a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, proposed computational thinking (CT) as a literacy just as important as reading, writing, and mathematics. Wing defined CT as a set of skills and strategies computer scientists use to solve complex, computational problems (Wing 2006). The computer science and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Computer Literacy, Urban Renewal
Williams, Liz – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018
This highly accessible and much-needed resource sets out practical advice on positive behaviour management in primary schools, exploring how to support children effectively with their personal, social and emotional development. With an emphasis on implementable strategies, this book will give primary school teachers and staff an understanding as…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Elementary School Students, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Foltos, Les – Journal of Staff Development, 2015
For the past 12 years, the author has worked with peer coaches in more than 40 countries, and has seen schools where peer coaches have collaborated with colleagues to improve teaching and learning in classrooms across the school. In other schools, coaches have played a critical role in creating a culture of collaboration that helps build the…
Descriptors: Principals, Coaching (Performance), Partnerships in Education, Interprofessional Relationship
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Pham, Huynh Phu Quy – English Teaching Forum, 2017
There is no doubt that pair/group work is an integral part of language learning because it not only provides a unique opportunity for students to improve an array of skills such as critical thinking and problem solving, but also enables them to experience a diversity of personalities and perspectives. Frequent exposure to a wide range of…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Group Unity, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
American Federation of Teachers (NJ), 2007
School buses are the safest form of mass transit in America. Every day, school buses travel through congested city traffic and on isolated country roads in all types of weather, safely transporting millions of children to and from school and school-related activities. Federal and state standards for school bus construction and maintenance and…
Descriptors: School Buses, Travel, Student Behavior, Bus Transportation
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2012
Safe and secure facilities that foster learning are crucial to providing quality education services, and developing and maintaining these facilities requires considerable resources and organization. Facility information systems allow education organizations to collect and manage data that can be used to inform and guide decisionmaking about the…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Facilities Management, Information Management, Management Information Systems
Briggs, Sue – David Fulton Publishers, 2016
There are greater numbers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) now attending mainstream schools. This fully updated and revised edition of "Meeting Special Educational Needs in Primary Classrooms" is written by an experienced teacher, adviser and SEN consultant and explains the challenges that these children…
Descriptors: Special Education, Elementary Education, Special Needs Students, Elementary School Students
Alberta Education, 2008
Literacy has become much more than just the ability to read: recent literature related to literacy instruction suggests that an essential goal is to develop in students the ability to think deeply about what they read and to express themselves accurately and expressively in all contexts. There is a growing acceptance of the importance of lifelong…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Reading Strategies, Lifelong Learning, Educational Change
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Burns, Elizabeth – Knowledge Quest, 2018
The modern school library is a complex social setting "grounded in standards and best practice" (AASL 2018). The new "National School Library Standards" have refreshed the student learning standards and aligned new Shared Foundations to the school library. Additionally, the competencies for learners are now complemented by…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Library Administration, National Standards
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Bieda, Kristen N.; Huhn, Craig – Mathematics Teacher, 2017
Problem solving has long been a focus of research and curriculum reform (Kilpatrick 1985; Lester 1994; NCTM 1989, 2000; CCSSI 2010). The importance of problem solving is not new, but the Common Core introduced the idea of making sense of problems and persevering in solving them (CCSSI 2010, p. 6) as an aspect of problem solving. Perseverance is…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Persistence, Faculty Development
Cowan, Katherine C. – Communique, 2012
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. This is a great time to highlight the importance of mental wellness and school-based mental health services to children's positive learning and development. There is heightened urgency to the imperative to advance school-based mental health and school psychologists' expertise as essential to the…
Descriptors: Expertise, Evidence, Health Services, Health Promotion
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Wang, Victor C. X., Ed.; Bryan, Valerie C., Ed. – IGI Global, 2014
Today's ever-changing learning environment is characterized by the fast pace of technology that drives our society to move forward, and causes our knowledge to increase at an exponential rate. The need for in-depth research that is bound to generate new knowledge about curriculum and program development is becoming ever more relevant.…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development, Program Development
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Chaturvedi, Amrita; Gartin, Barbara C.; Murdick, Nikki L. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2011
Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neurobiological disorder characterized by various involuntary motor movements and vocal tics. Symptoms of TS emerge between the ages of 3 to 8 years old, are most severe when an individual reaches puberty, and decrease by the time a person is 20 years old. Additionally, persons with TS may have secondary disabilities of…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Neurological Impairments, Special Needs Students
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Lechuga, Vicente M.; Clerc, Laura Norman; Howell, Abigail K. – Journal of College Student Development, 2009
As student affairs professionals increasingly move toward developing their students into active citizens that are committed to both social justice and systemic change, it is important for these students to have a keen awareness of the basic concepts that underlie social justice. The authors argue that fundamental knowledge about the concepts of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Experiential Learning, Student Personnel Workers, Student Personnel Services
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory NWREL, 2005
This document provides paraeducators with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge of the content and pedagogy of elementary mathematics. The module serves two purposes: To increase the mathematical proficiency of participating paraprofessionals by engaging them in mathematical activities that are relevant to elementary mathematics. Activities in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Number Concepts, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction
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