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Alleman, Janet; Knighton, Barbara; Brophy, Jere – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2010
This article provides an inside look at Barbara Knighton's classroom teaching. She uses big ideas to guide her planning and instruction and gives other teachers suggestions for adopting the big idea approach and ways for making the approach easier. This article also represents a "small slice" of a dozen years of collaborative research,…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Concept Formation, Researchers, Teaching Methods
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Brophy, Jere – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1986
Several lines of needed research on teaching are discussed, including process-outcome research, structuring the content for clarity, teaching cognitive skills and problem-solving strategies, recitation and boardwork, seatwork and homework, conceptual change teaching, classroom organization and grouping, cooperative learning methods, sex equity,…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Cognitive Processes, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Brophy, Jere – Educational Psychologist, 2008
This article elaborates a presentation made upon reception of the E. L. Thorndike Career Achievement Award in Educational Psychology from Division 15 of the American Psychological Association. It considers how value aspects of motivation apply to efforts to develop students' appreciation for school learning. Currently, we have only limited…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Psychology, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation
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Brophy, Jere – Theory and Research in Social Education, 1992
Describes one fifth grade teacher's approach to the teaching of U.S. history. Reveals that the teacher limited breadth of coverage in favor of an approach that sought to connect themes and facts. Explains that the teacher incorporated language arts teaching, storytelling, writing assignments, and cooperative learning activities. (SG)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Research, Cooperative Learning, Grade 5
Brophy, Jere – 2000
This booklet presents a synthesis of the principles of effective teaching that have emerged from research in classrooms. It addresses generic aspects of curriculum, instruction, and assessment as well as classroom organization and management practices that support effective instruction. It focuses on learning outcomes, but recognizes the need for…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Development
Brophy, Jere – 1996
Coping with students who display social adjustment problems can be frustrating. However, teachers can take actions toward minimizing classroom conflicts by socializing students into a classroom environment conducive to learning. Modeling prosocial behavior is the most basic element for enhancing student socialization. In situations in which…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Change Strategies, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
Brophy, Jere – 1982
The major emphasis in the studies considered in this paper is on the role of the teacher as a professional with particular expertise and specific but limited responsibilities to students and parents, and with certain rights as the instructional leader and authority figure in the classroom. According to research studies, a comprehensive approach to…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Class Organization, Classroom Design, Classroom Environment
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Brophy, Jere; Alleman, Janet – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2009
This article begins with an overview of elementary social studies, considering its purposes and goals, historical and contemporary controversies about learner readiness and curriculum content, and commonly reported problems with textbooks and time pressures. It then considers proposed reforms, first considering approaches recommended by others and…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Relevance (Education), Elementary School Students
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Alleman, Janet; Knighton, Barbara; Brophy, Jere – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2007
This article features an elementary teacher who has worked with the authors for the past 10 years in research on building a classroom community and using cultural universals as the centerpiece for elementary social studies for all children. "Cultural universals" are basic human needs and social experiences found in all societies, past and present,…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Social Studies, Elementary School Teachers, Decision Making
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Alleman, Janet; Brophy, Jere – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2004
This article provides examples of how a teacher can take childhood as a main topic of a unit of study and create interesting lessons that cover many aspects of social studies. It describes how a classroom learning community can be a place for helping students practice democratic principles while addressing academic subjects. It demonstrates that…
Descriptors: Geography, History, Democracy, Classroom Environment
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Brophy, Jere; Alleman, Janet – Elementary School Journal, 2002
Argues that topical units on cultural universals are well suited for introducing primary grade students to social studies, although the units need to be more powerful than those in leading textbooks. Notes a study supporting the feasibility of cultural universals units in first and second grade classrooms. Suggests guidelines for lesson plans,…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 1
Brophy, Jere – 1986
Written for teachers, this paper reviews basic concepts and issues relating to the topic of student motivation in the classroom and suggests strategies for teachers to use in motivating their students. The paper identifies four essential preconditions that must be in place if teachers are to motivate effectively and then provides descriptions and…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies
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Lee, Okhee; Brophy, Jere – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1996
Draws on theories of student motivation to learn and conceptual change learning in science to describe patterns of student motivation observed in sixth-grade classrooms. Highlights the value of distinguishing motivation to learn from intrinsic motivation, and of distinguishing general motivational traits from situation-specific motivational…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies, Science Instruction, Student Motivation
Brophy, Jere – 1987
This paper considers the scholarly knowledge base that exists on classroom management in an effort to educate teachers about managing classrooms and students. The concepts of instruction, classroom management, student socialization, and disciplinary intervention as functions commonly performed by teachers are defined. It is argued that a sustained…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education
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Brophy, Jere – Educational Leadership, 1987
Synthesizes the conclusions drawn from a literature review on principles for motivating students to learn. Outlines numerous pointers for creating essential learning preconditions and for motivating, including maintaining high expectations, supplying extrinsic incentives, and capitalizing on students' intrinsic motivation. Provides strategies for…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Expectation, Incentives, Learning Motivation
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