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Stahl, Robert J. – 1994
In successfully establishing and having students complete group tasks within a cooperative learning framework, 14 essential elements must be present. The elements necessary for cooperative learning are: (1) a clear set of specific student learning outcome objectives; (2) all students in the group accept the targeted outcome; (3) clear and complete…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Activities, Group Discussion
Schmoker, Mike – ASCD, 2016
In his 2011 ASCD best-seller "Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning," author Mike Schmoker described a fresh approach to K-12 teaching built on three core elements: a focused and coherent curriculum; clear, structured lessons; and purposeful reading and writing, or authentic literacy. Now, in "Leading…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, School Districts, Educational Administration, Models
Harlen, Wynne – David Fulton Publishers, 2018
Now in a fully updated seventh edition, "The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools" provides essential information for students, trainee, and practising teachers about the why, what and how of teaching primary science. Paying particular attention to inquiry-based teaching and learning, the book recognises the challenges of teaching…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Inquiry, Active Learning
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2014
It is clear that developing a "Unified and Comprehensive System of Learning Supports" is a complex, multi-year process. The Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA has delineated the specifics nature and scope of the system and of the processes for getting from a fragmented and marginalized set of student and learning supports to a…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Educational Policy, Intervention, Administrative Organization
Daniels, Susan – Free Spirit Publishing, 2018
Emojis . . . avatars . . . icons . . . Our world is becoming increasingly reliant on visual communication. Yet our classrooms still heavily focus on traditional oral and written instruction. In this first-of-its-kind resource, Dr. Susan Daniels channels over twenty years of research and experience into a comprehensive guide of visual learning…
Descriptors: Visual Stimuli, Teaching Methods, Visual Literacy, Interaction
James Irvine Foundation, 2015
The Exploring Engagement Fund provides risk capital for arts nonprofits to experiment with innovative ideas about how to engage diverse Californians. In order to understand the variety of Californians engaged in arts experiences, this guide is intended to support current and future Fund grantees in collecting participant information. Exploring…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Private Financial Support, Participant Characteristics, Low Income Groups
Gill, Matt; Outka, Janeen; McCorkle, Mary – South Dakota Department of Education, 2015
Student growth is one of two essential components of South Dakota's Teacher and Principal Effectiveness Systems. In the state systems, student growth is defined as a positive change in student achievement between two or more points in time. "The South Dakota SLO Handbook" provides support and guidance to public schools and school…
Descriptors: Guides, Public Schools, School Districts, Statistical Analysis
Arendale, David R., Ed.; Lilly, Mary, Ed. – Online Submission, 2014
The Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) program at the University of Minnesota is a primary academic support program for historically difficult, introductory college courses that serve as gatekeepers to academic degree programs. This document is the training manual used for the new PAL facilitators that manage the small study groups. Based upon operating…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, College Students, Facilitators (Individuals), Cooperative Learning
Murdoch, Kath; Wilson, Jeni – David Fulton Publishers, 2008
"Creating a Learner-centred Primary Classroom" is an essential resource to improve teaching practice, examining the key elements that contribute to a learner-centred classroom and offering strategies to encourage children to take a shared role in their learning. Including case studies describing teachers' methods for linking theory to…
Descriptors: Student Centered Curriculum, Educational Strategies, Case Studies, Teaching Methods
Williams, R. Bruce – Corwin Press, 2007
This book reveals some of the structural complexities involved in implementing authentic cooperative learning in the classroom. It also suggests that when full cooperative learning structures are implemented, the benefits in student achievement often can be astounding. Descriptions, decisions, designs, and developments, a simple four-part scheme,…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Cooperative Learning
Rebell, Michael A.; Wolff, Jessica R. – Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2016
Ten years have passed since New York's highest court ruled in the landmark school-funding and educational-rights case, "Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) v. State of New York," that the state was violating students' constitutional right to the "opportunity for a sound basic education" and ordered significant reforms of the…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Accountability, Educational Opportunities, Student Rights
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Grube, Dan; Ryan, Stu; Lowell, Sarah; Stringer, Amy – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2018
Classroom management is often a big concern for beginning teachers. Beginning teachers often worry about how they will uphold the same level of classroom management as veteran teachers. Because of this, classroom management strategies for beginning teachers can be useful to get a program started and lead to more productive and successful learning…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Physical Education, Beginning Teachers, Physical Education Teachers
Moreillon, Judi – ALA Editions, 2018
How do school librarians best serve students, classroom teachers, and principals simultaneously? The key, argues Moreillon, is to lead. By embracing a leadership role, school librarians can work collaboratively to positively impact school cultures, curricula, and teaching practices. The inspiration, guidance, and strategies presented in this book…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Role, Leadership Responsibility
Stuart, Dave, Jr. – Corwin, 2018
Dave R. Stuart Jr.'s work is centered on a simple belief: all students and teachers can flourish. Yet that seemingly simple goal can feel unattainable when teachers are expected to teach core content within the disciplines and improve literacy in their classrooms. How can teachers and students flourish under so much pressure? Stuart's advice: Take…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Self Esteem
Souers, Kristin; Hall, Pete – ASCD, 2016
In this galvanizing book for all educators, Kristin Souers and Pete Hall explore an urgent and growing issue--childhood trauma--and its profound effect on learning and teaching. Grounded in research and the authors' experience working with trauma-affected students and their teachers, "Fostering Resilient Learners" will help you cultivate…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Trauma, Learning Processes, Student Behavior
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