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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
Sanders, Steven; Zunkiewicz, Kelly; Strait, Laura; Towne, Michael – TNTP, 2014
A single great teacher can change a life by introducing a new language, helping you master a new skill or opening a door you never knew was there. That's why every year, TNTP awards the Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice: to celebrate a select cohort of public school teachers who demonstrate exceptionally effective teaching with…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Awards, Music Education
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Toste, Jessica R.; Heath, Nancy L.; Connor, Carol McDonald; Peng, Peng – Elementary School Journal, 2015
Relationships with teachers have been found to be particularly salient for elementary-age students, as they relate to successful adjustment to school. The construct of working alliance reconceptualizes traditional definitions of relationship to consider elements of emotional connection, as well as the collaboration central to the working…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Construct Validity
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Marty, Paul F.; Alemanne, Nicole D.; Mendenhall, Anne; Maurya, Manisha; Southerland, Sherry A.; Sampson, Victor; Douglas, Ian; Kazmer, Michelle M.; Clark, Amanda; Schellinger, Jennifer – Learning, Media and Technology, 2013
Understanding the connections between scientific inquiry and digital literacy in informal learning environments is essential to furthering students' critical thinking and technology skills. The Habitat Tracker project combines a standards-based curriculum focused on the nature of science with an integrated system of online and mobile computing…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Computer Literacy, Technological Literacy, Telecommunications
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Hefty, Lukas J. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2015
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM's) "Principles and Standards for School Mathematics" (2000) outlines fi ve Process Standards that are essential for developing deep understanding of mathematics: (1) Problem Solving; (2) Reasoning and Proof; (3) Communication; (4) Connections; and (5) Representation. The Common Core…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Mathematical Logic, Validity
Evans, Meg – Innosight Institute, 2012
The top priority for the U.S. Department of Education's new Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) competition is to create personalized-learning environments to bolster student achievement: "Absolute Priority 1: Personalized Learning Environments. To meet this priority, an applicant must coherently and comprehensively address how it will build on…
Descriptors: Guides, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Competition
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Zaragoza, Julien M.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2017
We investigated differences between field-study classrooms and traditional science classrooms in terms of the learning environment and students' attitudes to science, as well as the differential effectiveness of field-study classrooms for students differing in sex and English proficiency. A modified version of selected scales from the What Is…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Field Studies
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Hardman, Elizabeth L. – Remedial and Special Education, 2015
This study was conducted to describe the moral judgment of 12 third- through fifth-grade children with and without emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) and to explore how feelings affected their thought processes. Data were gathered via three individually conducted moral dilemma interviews with each child participant. These procedures produced…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Decision Making, Moral Values
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Connor, Carol McDonald; Spencer, Mercedes; Day, Stephanie L.; Giuliani, Sarah; Ingebrand, Sarah W.; McLean, Leigh; Morrison, Frederick J. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
We examined classrooms as complex systems that affect students' literacy learning through interacting effects of content and amount of time individual students spent in literacy instruction along with the global quality of the classroom learning environment. We observed 27 3rd-grade classrooms serving 315 target students using 2 different…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Classroom Environment
Browne, Daniel – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
A new RAND Corporation study shows that voluntary summer programs can benefit children from low-income families, particularly those with high attendance. Programs studied in five school districts had several elements in common: a mix of academics and enrichment activities, certified teachers, small class sizes, full-day programming provided five…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Strategies, Program Implementation
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Foorman, Barbara; Herrera, Sarah; Dombek, Jennifer; Schatschneider, Chris; Petscher, Yaacov – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2017
Understanding written language is crucial to academic success in all content areas. Ensuring a strong foundation in the components of written language--that is, the literacy skills of reading, writing, and oral language--is essential if students are to read with understanding and, thus, is a primary goal of early literacy instruction and of the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Instructional Effectiveness
Hightower, Regina Winnette – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This qualitative single exploratory case study explored instructional practices of third, fourth, and fifth grade teachers to explore how Florida students with learning disabilities at the elementary school level perform on statewide mathematics assessments of learning following both cognitive and metacognitive skills development. Theoretical…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction, School Districts
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Adamski, Aurora; Fraser, Barry J.; Peiro, Maria M. – Learning Environments Research, 2013
We investigated relationships between students' perceptions of parental involvement in schooling, their Spanish classroom environment and student outcomes (attitudes and achievement). Modified Spanish versions of the What Is Happening In this Class?, Test of Spanish-Related Attitudes-L[subscript 1], a parental involvement questionnaire and a…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Factor Structure, Hispanic American Students, Correlation
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Quinn, Jamie M.; Folsom, Jessica Sidler; Petscher, Yaacov – Education Sciences, 2018
Do your peers in the classroom have an effect on your vocabulary learning? The purpose of this study was to determine if group-level peer characteristics and group-level peer achievement account for individual-level differences in vocabulary achievement using a large sample of students in kindergarten through second grade (n = 389,917). We applied…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Vocabulary Development, Student Characteristics, Achievement
Canadian Council on Learning, 2009
Over the past two decades, public interest in environmental issues has risen dramatically and stories about the environment are regularly featured on the front page of newspapers and are the focus of successful documentary films. Today, environmental education has become an element of many provincial curricula, with the understanding that young…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Curriculum
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