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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2014
Science, as a curriculum area, has gone through many changes recently with the oncoming of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), as well as the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Science is a part of everyday life which individuals experience. Even the drying up of a puddle of…
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2013
A knowledgeable teacher may fail in teaching due to inability to work effectively with pupils. Thus, pupils may be entertaining each other during class time, talking aloud incessantly, walking around aimlessly in the classroom, and bothering others, among other annoyances. When supervising university student teachers in the public schools, the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Responsibility, Discipline
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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2018
A quality curriculum must be in the offing to assist students to achieve more optimally. The curriculum needs to be engaging so that interest in learning is in evidence. Active engagement assists in securing student attendance on a regular basis. Missing class attendance hinders positive progress. Instructors need to look directly at students when…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Academic Achievement, Attendance, Teacher Student Relationship
Ediger, Marlow – 2001
Most educators advocate cooperative learning in the curriculum. Heterogeneous grouping is also recommended so that students with mixed achievement levels work in a committee setting. Cooperative endeavors stress democracy as a way of life, according to many educators, as compared to competition in the classroom. This paper examines the philosophy…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Comparative Analysis, Competition, Cooperative Learning
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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2009
There are a plethora of variables which affect pupils in the classroom. These might involve the obvious such as uncomfortable temperature readings a well as the following: (1) small group work as compared to individual activities; (2) use of measurably stated objectives versus constructivism as psychologies of learning; (3) a very quiet…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Creative Thinking, Classroom Environment, Zero Tolerance Policy
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2011
Pupil/teacher interaction provides opportunities for many kinds of learning experiences. Within the reading curriculum, there are a plethora of activities in oral communication and working together harmoniously. Thus from every day experiences, the teacher may communicate verbally what he/she has read in an interesting, informative manner on the…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Reading Instruction, Learning Experience, Aptitude Treatment Interaction
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2011
The use of learning stations is an approach to meet needs of pupils in achievement. Here, pupils may make choices in terms of what to learn. From a learning station, a pupil may select learning activities to complete, be they individual or committee endeavors. Activities might also be chosen on the basis of learning styles. A pupil may prefer to…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Units of Study, Students, Social Studies
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2009
Today's school principal has a plethora of duties and responsibilities. Among many others, he/she is expected to supervise and monitor teacher progress in the classroom. Too frequently in the past, principals performed largely management duties in schools, but now each principal must also assist in teaching and learning situations. How might the…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Administrator Responsibility, Instructional Leadership
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2018
There are vital topics in science teaching and learning which are mentioned frequently in the literature. Specialists advocate their importance in the curriculum as well as science teachers stress their saliency. Inservice education might well assist new and veteran teachers in knowledge and skills. The very best science lessons and units of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Curriculum, Science Achievement, Curriculum Development
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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2016
The new social studies curriculum has a vibrant emphasis with in-depth teaching rather than survey procedures. In-depth teaching stresses the importance of pupils understanding concepts and generalizations more thoroughly than was true formerly. Rote learning and memorization are things of the past unless they are truly vital in ongoing lessons…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, Curriculum Development
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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2013
There are selected ideas from the psychology of learning which assists students to achieve more optimally. They need to be in the repertoire of the social studies teacher. These are self efficacy, resilience, reflection, and self monitoring of the learner's own progress. Each of these concepts will be discussed as it relates to teaching and…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Self Efficacy, Resilience (Psychology), Reflection
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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2016
Parents and teachers must work together for the good of the child in assisting the latter to achieve more optimally. Each school day is salient in guiding the learning process. There is much to learn and individuals need to be ready for college or career high school graduation.
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Conferences, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Bullying, Home Visits
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2017
Care must be given to align curricular goal and instructional methods, materials, and assessments. Student effort, student interest in science and pupil perseverance are key factors that impact the learning process. Educators must be aware of the interactions among these critical concepts to assist students in attaining desired outcomes.
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Science Process Skills, Skill Development, Alignment (Education)
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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2011
The use of learning stations is an approach to meet needs of pupils in achievement. Here, pupils may make choices in terms of what to learn. From a learning station, a pupil may select learning activities to complete, be they individual or committee endeavors. Activities might also be chosen on the basis of learning styles. A pupil may prefer to…
Descriptors: Learning Centers (Classroom), Units of Study, Social Studies, Concept Formation
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2014
An integrated science curriculum assists pupils to retain learnings better than to separate academic disciplines. Too frequently, science teachers teach each academic discipline as separate entities. However, there is much correlating of science with language, for example which might well be implemented in teaching and learning situations. Thus,…
Descriptors: Science Education, Language Arts, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach
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