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Fletcher, Anna Katarina – Educational Review, 2018
Effective feedback is an essential tool for making learning explicit and an essential feature of classroom practice that promotes learner autonomy. Yet, it remains a pressing challenge for teachers to scaffold the active involvement of students as critical, reflective and autonomous learners who use feedback constructively. This paper seeks to…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Feedback (Response), Writing Instruction, Writing Exercises
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Harvey, Susan P.; Lambourne, Kate; Greene, Jerry L.; Gibson, Cheryl A.; Lee, Jaehoon; Donnelly, Joseph E. – Contemporary School Psychology, 2018
Research in education and developmental psychology indicates that behavioral engagement in learning is a critical predictor of children's academic success. In an effort to improve academic achievement, school administrators are continually in search of methods to increase behavioral engagement. Previous research has indicated that classroom-based…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Behavior Problems, Student Participation, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Coulson, Andrea N.; Burke, Brigid M. – International Journal of Music Education, 2013
This research explored essential elements to be considered when teaching US students to develop and define creativity in the general elementary (students aged 5-11 years) music classroom. This case study focused on answering the following research questions: 1) What are students' perceptions of creativity? 2) How can music educators successfully…
Descriptors: Creativity, Music Education, Elementary School Students, Case Studies
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Laroche, Gaetano A. – Art Education, 2015
In this article, the author provides a brief synopsis of a study he conducted about the nature of children's drawing among first and second grade students. Laroche noticed that when first and second grade students sat at a table of four or had their individual desks grouped in fours, frequently the drawings from that group of students had similar…
Descriptors: Socialization, Freehand Drawing, Childrens Art, Imitation
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Broome, Jeffrey L. – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
Multi-age classrooms feature the intentional grouping of students from consecutive grade levels for the purpose of fostering a nurturing classroom atmosphere. While an abundance of research on multi-age education has been produced throughout the past 50 years, only recent efforts have seen researchers turn their attention to the experiences of art…
Descriptors: Art Teachers, Observation, Comparative Analysis, Mixed Age Grouping
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Gokce, Diana Kodner; O'Brien, Dana; Wilson, Lizanne – Schools: Studies in Education, 2012
In the fall of 2010 the faculty of Baker Demonstration School began a yearlong exploration of the question "How do we know what children know?" At that time, three teacher colleagues already had entered upon a collaborative project integrating music and drama with a unit of study in the second and third grades. They decided to carefully…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Cooperation, Music, Drama
Vaughn, Sharon; Linan-Thompson, Sylvia – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2007
At last, a truly helpful, practical guide for K-4 teachers who want to ensure that their approach to teaching young English language learners is based on research and grounded in proven classroom practices. The authors of ASCD's best-selling book "Research-Based Methods of Reading Instruction, Grades K-3" explain how you can help the English…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Phonemic Awareness, Second Language Learning
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Pantaleo, Sylvia – Education 3-13, 2017
The data featured in this article were collected during a classroom-based study with seven- and eight-year-old children in British Columbia, Canada. The multiple purposes of the research included exploring how the development of the students' understanding of elements of visual art and design would affect their subsequent application of these same…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childrens Art, Art Products, Elementary School Students
Sornson, Bob – Corwin, 2012
Helping children experience early learning success and acquire essential skills by third grade is a crucial part of any school reform effort. Yet, many teachers and children are overwhelmed by the ineffective curriculum-driven education system and the "rush to cover" climate in schools. "Fanatically Formative" shows how you can rediscover the joy…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, School Culture, Formative Evaluation, Primary Education
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Morgan, Emily; Ansberry, Karen – Science and Children, 2016
It's easy to see the connections between science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) in daily life, but they may not be so obvious in the classroom. This month's lessons allow students to explore the components of STEAM through a favorite art supply, the crayon, and a beloved American tradition, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Freehand Drawing, Art
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Kiili, Kristian; Ketamo, Harri; Koivisto, Antti; Finn, Enda – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2014
This paper presents the first findings from Math Elements user experience (UX) studies. Math Elements is a game that makes the whole Finnish maths K-2 curriculum (kindergarten and primary school grades 1 and 2) available for players all over the world. The game is based on teachable agent approach, which means that in the game players can teach…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Games, Teaching Methods, Handheld Devices
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Faber, Janke M.; Glas, Cees A. W.; Visscher, Adrie J. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
In this study, the relationship between differentiated instruction, as an element of data-based decision making, and student achievement was examined. Classroom observations (n = 144) were used to measure teachers' differentiated instruction practices and to predict the mathematical achievement of 2nd- and 5th-grade students (n = 953). The…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Data, Decision Making, Academic Achievement
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Adkins, Mary H.; Gavins, Marva V. – Exceptionality, 2012
The effects of Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) and generalization instruction with 3 second and third grade students with severe emotional/behavioral disorders, in one self-contained classroom were examined. The effects of the intervention on multiple measures of story writing were examined at baseline, postinstruction and maintenance.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Behavior Disorders, Intervention, Generalization
Batton, Melissa – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Research indicates that many students have difficulty with mathematics, which can be attributed to many factors including math anxiety. Students who experience math anxiety have poor attitudes towards mathematics and perform below grade level based on class and statewide assessments. The purpose of this quasi-experimental quantitative study was to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mathematics Anxiety, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning
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Arreguin-Anderson, Maria Guadalupe; Esquierdo, Jennifer Joy – Science and Children, 2011
Learning science for bilingual students involves much more than mastering concepts and science process skills. Although classroom investigations and hands-on activities promote comprehension, bilingual learners still experience specific language difficulties related to unfamiliar discourse structures and grammatical forms that must be used while…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Printed Materials, Science Process Skills, Bilingualism
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