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Tamah, Siti Mina – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2014
With the trend to incorporate cooperative learning in the classroom practices, another mode of assessing students is required. In other words, how can a teacher enforce Individual Accountability and Positive Interdependence in assessing his or her students? This paper is intended to provide a model of assessing students who are accustomed to…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Student Evaluation, Communication (Thought Transfer), Foreign Countries
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
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Bennett, Mark – Childhood Education, 2015
The key elements of learning in a classroom remain largely invisible. Teachers cannot expect every student to learn to their fullest capacity; yet they can augment learning within a classroom through inquiry-based learning. In this article, the author describes inquiry-based learning and how to begin this process in the classroom.
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods
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McGee, Christy – Gifted Child Today, 2018
Tomlinson's explanation of Artful Teaching and her 2017 expansion of this concept The Five Key Elements of Differentiation provide the theoretical framework of this examination of the need for science investigations in elementary schools. The Artful Teaching framework uses an equilateral triangle with vertices labeled The Teacher, The Student, and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Elementary School Students
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Nagel, Paul – Education, 2008
Coke (2005) argues that vertical cooperative learning is needed between elementary and secondary school teachers. While this would help with the transition between grades and subjects, it is dependent upon school principals to implement these cooperative learning meetings. Drawing upon prior experience, the author advocates that pre-service social…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Cooperative Learning, Secondary School Teachers, Principals
American Federation of Teachers (NJ), 2010
Diversified small groups in the classroom provide a good opportunity for students to share information and ideas with each other. The research on cooperative small groups points out the benefits of these interactions and describes the process as a powerful forum for developing students' critical thinking and higher-order skills: (1) Cooperative…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Class Activities, Learning Activities, Cooperative Learning
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Hewitt, Donna – Music Educators Journal, 2018
Children often spontaneously yet purposefully sing songs or create rhythms outside the formal classroom setting to reflect the ways in which they naturally engage with music. Researchers have studied these informal music learning practices to incorporate these experiences into the classroom to offer lessons that are engaging and better reflective…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Elementary School Students, Informal Education
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Daud, Yaakob; Dali, Puteri Darishah; Khalid, Rozalina; Fauzee, Mohd Sofian Omar – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
This quantitative study aims to identify the supervisory performance in the elements of teaching and learning supervision in secondary schools in the Kubang Pasu district, Kedah. Theory of classroom teaching and learning supervision by Glickman (2004) is the basis of the study. Research instruments are adapted and modified from teaching and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Supervision, Teacher Competencies
Honeybourne, Victoria – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018
With specific learning difficulties more prevalent than ever in mainstream schools, this is the essential guide for teachers wishing to create inclusive and successful learning environments in diverse classrooms. Focusing on promoting acceptance and self-esteem of each child rather than on labelling their difficulties, it shows how to make good…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Inclusion, Self Esteem, Disabilities
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Young, Teresa; Morgan, Ashley – Reading Teacher, 2015
Early childhood teachers promote literacy learning through intentional instructional practices and the establishment of classroom environments that encourage and support the work, interest, and curiosity of young learners. They provide opportunities for children to engage with their teacher and peers and consider this an important component of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Student Projects, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction
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Manyak, Patrick C.; Baumann, James F.; Manyak, Ann-Margaret – Reading Teacher, 2018
The authors address instruction in morphological analysis, a vocabulary-learning approach that involves teaching students the meanings of affixes (prefixes and suffixes) and word roots and a strategy for using knowledge of these morphemic elements to infer the meanings of unfamiliar words. The authors discuss their development of a list of affixes…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Morphology (Languages), Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development
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Steele, John; Holbeck, Rick – Journal of Educators Online, 2018
Online learning is growing rapidly and shows no signs of slowing down. This growth requires strategies to make online teaching as efficient and effective as possible in order to provide students with a quality education. One of the important factors that help support student learning is timely, quality feedback on assignments and in discussion…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Virtual Classrooms, Asynchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication
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Jiang, Hui S.; Jones, Sarah Y. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2016
Challenging behaviors can happen to children with a variety of abilities in all kinds of settings, and children's early experiences as members of classroom communities serve as the foundation on which lifelong patterns of social behaviors are constructed. Therefore, helping children with challenging behaviors become fully included is essential for…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Preschool Children, Classroom Techniques, Behavior Modification
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Ward, Phillip; Piltz, Wendy; Lehwald, Harry – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2018
This article, designed for teachers and teacher educators, discusses three essential elements of pedagogical content knowledge that teachers need in order to teach games. First, teachers must know their content. This includes common content knowledge, such as techniques and game sense (i.e., using tactics, rules and communication to play the…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
Jones, Stephanie M.; Bailey, Rebecca; Jacob, Robin – Phi Delta Kappan, 2014
Research tells us that children's social-emotional development can propel learning. A new program, SECURe, embeds that research into classroom management strategies that improve teaching and learning. Across all classrooms and grade levels, four principles of effective management are constant: Effective classroom management is based in…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Social Development, Emotional Development, Teacher Improvement
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