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Manning, M. Lee; Bucher, Katherine T. – Clearing House, 2001
Reviews the basic tenets of educator Haim Ginnot's theories about teacher behavior and classroom communication as the most influential element that contributes to children's behavior in the classroom, as teachers consistently demonstrate and model positive communication, behaviors, and relationships. Explains several of Ginnot's essential ideas…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hendrix, James C. – Clearing House, 1999
Advocates cooperative learning as an instructional model for use by middle and high school social studies teachers to improve students' understanding of content and encourage students to become actively and constructively involved in the learning process. Describes five cooperative learning strategies appropriate for the social studies classroom…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Strategies
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Manning, M. Lee; Lucking, Robert – Clearing House, 1993
Outlines the contributions to multicultural situations that can be made by techniques of cooperative learning. Suggests practical ways that educators can use cooperative learning to reap these benefits. (HB)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Multicultural Education
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Chapman, Ann D.; And Others – Clearing House, 1992
Presents a method of improving student term papers that employs an approach requiring students to co-author a paper with other students in a group. Describes the four key elements of successful cooperative learning. Provides details about how this approach can be carried out. (HB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Research Papers (Students), Secondary Education
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Collins, Rhoda Powers – Clearing House, 1994
Discusses the problem-solving orientation to the teaching of science in middle school, including constructivist theory, the learning cycle, cooperative learning, and assessment. (SR)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Education, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools
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Watson, Daniel L.; Rangel, Lyle – Clearing House, 1989
Advocates cooperative learning as an effective tool for reaching slow learners, by bridging the gaps between the learning styles of slow learners and the teaching requirements of the classroom, resulting in improved academic performance for both slow learners and high achievers. (SR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education, Heterogeneous Grouping
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Myers, John; Boothe, Diane – Clearing House, 2000
Discusses the cultural and language diversity of young adolescents. Outlines 10 steps to foster a multicultural (or macro cultural) perspective in all students at the middle school level, strategies that build on students' diversity to create a positive and cooperative learning environment. Describes a cooperative activity that promotes…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism
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Hendrix, James C. – Clearing House, 1996
Examines cooperative learning as a learning strategy that encourages an active, participatory process among students. Discusses the benefits of using cooperative learning, including increased achievement, more positive attitudes toward learning, increased student self-esteem, and improved race relations. (SR)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Racial Relations, Self Esteem
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Tumposky, Nancy Rennau – Clearing House, 2004
Debate has been a well-known pedagogical technique since there have been written records about teaching and learning. Originally employed for learning philosophy and theology, debate was later used in the fields of history, law, literature, and the physical sciences. This author asserts, however, that, although the benefits of debate are…
Descriptors: Debate, Educational History, Classroom Environment, Teaching Methods
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Dennee, Jean – Clearing House, 1993
Defines the ability to see several sides of an issue as a central aspect of a global perspective. Argues that cooperative learning tasks in small groups is an ideal way of fostering such an ability. Presents numerous activities which promote a global perspective in students. (HB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Differences, Global Approach
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Steinbrink, John E.; Jones, Robert M. – Clearing House, 1993
Argues for the increased use of cooperative learning within student groups with regard to test review. Provides data from two research projects that support the contention that cooperative test review improves student achievement. Suggests methods for implementing cooperative test review. (HB)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement
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Lasley, Thomas J. – Clearing House, 1993
Describes the difficulties caused by educators holding to a view of teaching that assumes that there is one "pedagogically correct" way of running a classroom. Provides three examples of harmful pedagogical correctness ("untracked" classes, cooperative learning, and testing and test-wiseness). Argues that such dogmatic views of…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cooperative Learning, Educational Change, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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Corcoran, Carol A.; Dershimer, Elizabeth L.; Tichenor, Mercedes S. – Clearing House, 2004
Classroom-based assessment is the collection and evaluation of evidence of student learning, focusing on indicators of meaningful and valuable student progress. This type of assessment includes alternative forms of testing, such as performance tasks, which allow students to communicate or display mastery in different forms. According to Herman,…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Student Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment, Evaluation Methods
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Stellwagen, Joel B. – Clearing House, 2001
Argues that teachers who manage their classrooms around learning style instruction are engaging in a practice of debatable value. Notes a lack of supportive research and the questionable reliability and validity of learning style inventories. Suggests that confusion over learning style instruction is magnified by the limitations inherent in the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Learning Modalities
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Raines, Peggy; Shadiow, Linda – Clearing House, 1995
Discusses the pedagogical implications of "reflective teaching," which include a respect for teachers' ongoing professional growth (beyond learning more "things to do"), a mutually beneficial dialogue between elements of theory and practice, and a potential for more critically deliberative classroom practices. (SR)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Attitudes
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