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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
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
Teachers need to stay abreast of the latest trends in the language arts to offer an updated curriculum. The language arts areas are vital in each academic discipline and integrate well with diverse subject matter areas. Some common trends when reading the literature on teaching the language arts are: portfolios; journaling; computerized reading…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Cooperative Learning, Discovery Learning, Educational Practices
Ediger, Marlow – 2002
Vocabulary development is essential for a student to become a good reader. By learning new words in terms of meaning and use, the student can increase his/her listening, speaking, reading, and writing vocabularies. A student may increase vocabulary development when communicating informally with others or formally within a classroom setting. This…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Instruction, Social Studies
Ediger, Marlow – 2002
This paper discusses the importance of scaffolding and other techniques in teaching reading. It details numerous ways to employ scaffolding, such as the following: a teacher may read aloud new passages while students follow along; a teacher may print new words on the chalkboard before students read a passage which uses the words; and teachers may…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Education, Oral Reading
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2014
Social studies, too frequently, is taught in a survey approach whereby pupils obtain subject matter in a shallow manner. Forgetting and hazy recalls are typical of this procedure of instruction. Covering many topics in a relatively short period of time does not make for achievement which is long-lasting. Then too, selected pupils might be left…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Reflection
Ediger, Marlow – 2002
Learning content and ideas while learning to read should be integrated, not separate, elements. Individualized reading emphasizes that students engage in holistic reading instruction. First, a student selects a library book from among several genres. After completing the reading of the book, the student has a conference with the classroom teacher.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Holistic Approach, Instructional Effectiveness
Ediger, Marlow – 2000
The strengths and weaknesses of five highly publicized ideas in education are noted. The first is the idea of heterogeneous grouping. Advocates seem to think that there is no room for homogeneous grouping of students by ability, but both plans should be used because in society, individuals interact with others regardless of ability but they also…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Cooperative Learning, Educational Objectives, Educational Theories
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 1995
Discusses problems in conducting and interpreting educational research results. Discusses weaknesses of cooperative learning and heterogeneous grouping. Suggests that good schools of the future will be where all pupils attain as much as possible. (RS)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
Noting that it is vital to pay careful attention to designing the reading curriculum, this document outlines the following issues: objectives in reading curriculum; learning activities; methods of teaching; assessment of student achievement; supervision in the reading curriculum; and philosophy of evaluation. Questions which arise pertaining to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2005
When a considerable amount of reading is done in different courses by high school students, this presents a problem for struggling readers. Reading is a favorite way of learning for students possessing verbal intelligence, (See Gardner, 1993), but a goodly number of high school students do not possess this as an important intelligence. Thus, the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Reading Skills, Reading Difficulties, Individual Differences
Ediger, Marlow – 2002
Time spent on disciplining children in the classroom is time taken away from achieving the objectives of instruction. The classroom teacher needs to have appropriate guidelines to use in teaching as well as specific workable procedures which help students to achieve. This paper discusses various methods of classroom discipline. The paper first…
Descriptors: Behaviorism, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Discipline
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
Reading aloud can help students who have problems comprehending social studies subject matter. Teachers, parents, and volunteers can all serve as effective oral readers. Teachers and principals should list goals for volunteers to achieve when reading aloud. In addition, to vary the oral reading approach, students can take turns reading aloud.…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Oral Reading
Ediger, Marlow – 1991
The following topics and objectives are presented as essential for teachers, principals, and supervisors to study in working towards a modern elementary social studies curriculum: (1) objectives in the social studies; (2) trends in the social studies; (3) scope and sequence; (4) materials used in teaching; (5) readiness in learning; (6) number of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Education
Ediger, Marlow – 2002
There is much discussion of the shortage of qualified teachers and the need for teacher recruitment, but punishment strategies legislated in many states to motivate teachers to do the extraordinary are also publicized. There are positive approaches that can be used to motivate teachers, including improving facilities and classroom conditions,…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Teacher Attitudes
Ediger, Marlow – 2002
Literature circles generally involve four or five students who are actively engaged in cooperative learning. Learners choose a library book to read based on interest. The same titled paperback might be discussed by participants in the literature circle. Alternative suggestions for literature circles include choosing a library book on a similar…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education, Group Discussion
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