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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
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
Jacobs, G. M.; Kimura, H. – TESOL International Association, 2013
In and out of the classroom, life would be unthinkable without interacting with fellow humans. This book urges more cooperative and group activities in the English language classroom for all the advantages: students use the target language more, help each other with comprehension, receive attention from peers as well as the teacher, are motivated…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Group Activities
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Maich, Kimberly; Hall, Carmen – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2016
This column provides practical suggestions to help guide teachers in utilizing classroom sets of iPads. Following a brief introduction to tablet technology in inclusive classrooms and the origin of these recommendations from a case study focus group, important elements of setting up classroom iPad use, from finding funding to teaching apps, are…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Program Implementation, Handheld Devices, Classroom Environment
Allen, David; Blythe, Tina; Dichter, Alan; Lynch, Terra – Teachers College Press, 2018
For nearly 2 decades, "Looking Together at Student Work" and "The Power of Protocols" have sustained educators in their professional learning. "Protocols in the Classroom" expands the scope of those books from teachers' professional learning to include students' learning, providing teachers with the tools they need to…
Descriptors: Protocol Materials, Faculty Development, Educational Strategies, Classroom Communication
Mater, Marty – Geography Teacher, 2017
A Family Geography Night (FGN) kit can be used to bring families together, teach about the world, give parents the opportunity to share their beliefs, and participate in the educational system while having fun! Geography is an essential element of twenty-first-century education. More than just maps, geography is the interaction of cultures,…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Geography Instruction, Geography, Family Programs
Hierck, Tom – Solution Tree, 2016
Creating a positive classroom learning environment is a complex but necessary task for all educators. By fully realizing the seven keys the author highlights, teachers can establish clearer expectations, enhance instruction and assessment practices, and foster quality relationships with students, thereby maximizing the potential of all students.…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Data Collection
TESOL Press, 2018
The 6 Principles are universal guidelines drawn from decades of research in language pedagogy and language acquisition theory that should undergird any program of English language instruction. These foundational principles are for all educators in any classroom where students are learning English as a new language or learning content through that…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Elementary Secondary Education
Heineke, Amy; McTighe, Jay – ASCD, 2018
How can today's teachers, whose classrooms are more culturally and linguistically diverse than ever before, ensure that their students achieve at high levels? How can they design units and lessons that support English learners in language development and content learning--simultaneously? Authors Amy Heineke and Jay McTighe provide the answers by…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Cultural Differences, English Language Learners, Second Language Learning
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
Mueting, Timothy R. – National Catholic Educational Association, 2017
All Catholic school teachers are called to be evangelists and catechists. Religion teachers have a special duty to teach religion systematically in a classroom. This book is meant to be a handbook or guidebook with practical elements of teaching and sample lesson plans and projects.
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Religious Education, Guides, Lesson Plans
Jorgensen, Cheryl M. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2018
For students with disabilities, including those with complex support needs, inclusion means more than just physical presence in a classroom--it means valued membership and full participation in a general education classroom and the school community. This book is your school team's practical blueprint for making authentic inclusion happen in K-12…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Elementary Secondary Education
Caldwell, Janet H.; Kobett, Beth; Karp, Karen – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2014
Do your students have the incorrect idea that addition "makes numbers bigger" and subtraction "makes numbers smaller"? Do they believe that subtraction is always "taking away"? What tasks can you offer--what questions can you ask--to determine what your students know or don't know--and move them forward in their…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Addition, Subtraction, Elementary School Mathematics
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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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Pishol, Shahida; Kaur, Sarjit – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2015
Purpose: This article reports on the practical application of Learning Elements advocated by the multiliteracies approach to classroom practice. Its ideas are grounded in the multiliteracies pedagogical principles of teaching and learning that address issues on literacy and learning in today's globalised world. The main objective of this study was…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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