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Weber, Jean Marie – Momentum, 2002
Argues that physical activity and water can increase brain activity, and hence, learning. Findings of neuroscientists regarding the brain can inform educators. Brain-based teaching emphasizes teamwork, cooperative learning, and global responsibility. Argues against gathering information without relevance. Connects brain-based learning concepts to…
Descriptors: Brain, Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Cognitive Processes
Walters, Thomas P.; Walters, Rita Tyson – Momentum, 2003
Discusses the top ten characteristics of effective Catechetical leaders: (1) prayerful/spiritual people; (2) passion for Catechetical Ministry; (3) creativity; (4) cooperative behavior; (5) active in professional organizations; (6) learns continuously; (7) respected by peers; (8) possesses administrative skills and run creative programs; (9)…
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Christianity, Community Colleges, Leadership
Heft, James L. – Momentum, 1989
Proposes guidelines for Catholic religious educators to distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable theological pluralism, and infallible and non-infallible religious teachings. Considers personal theological competence to be essential in dealing with dissenting ideas in the classroom. (DMM)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Community Education
Lomasney, Eileen – Momentum, 1996
Argues that classroom learning requires teachers who are keenly aware of everything that poetry and art bring to human existence, as well as an environment that is stimulating and peaceful. Describes elements of successful classroom environments. Suggests methods for teaching poetry and for inspiring students to create paintings. (AJL)
Descriptors: Art Education, Classroom Environment, Creative Activities, Creative Teaching
James, Bernard – Momentum, 1995
In response to increasing youth violence, schools are urged to develop cooperative relations with the juvenile justice network; develop standards of classroom management; and develop a carefully planned school safety program to respond effectively to local campus problems and ensure favorable treatment by the courts in resolving conflicts over…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Crime, Policy Formation, Public Service
Reichert, Sara; Reichert, Dick – Momentum, 1980
This article presents four principles as a basic framework for developing effective, cooperative relationships between professional teachers and parents, the primary educators of children. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Communication (Thought Transfer), Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Participation
Borcherts, Susan – Momentum, 2002
Describes the planning and opening of Holy Cross Central School's (HCCS) (Indiana) new K-8 building in Indianapolis. Reports that HCCS's old building was more than 100 years old and was not meeting the needs of the students. States that new elements, such as a computer lab, support the basic Catholic school curriculum. (NB)
Descriptors: Buildings, Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Computers
Ryan, Francis, J. – Momentum, 1996
Examines the potential benefits of intensive scheduling, an alternative to traditional school day structuring that allows students to take fewer classes but stay in them longer. Suggests that fewer and longer classes accommodate more cooperative learning styles and enhance student academic performance. Includes descriptions of several intensive…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Course Organization, Educational Change, Educational Innovation
Elford, George – Momentum, 1981
Rather than seeing the "self-selection" factor in private school enrollment as a flaw in Coleman's study, the author views this element of private choice and commitment to learning as the key to effective education and discipline. One of three theme articles: "Reflections on the 1981 Coleman study."(SJL)
Descriptors: Discipline, Educational Demand, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
McGrath, Richard J. – Momentum, 2001
States that, in Catholic schools, the Gospel mission--teaching the Gospel of Jesus to students--should be present in all aspects of the athletic experience. Asserts that encouraging participation in athletics, developing a moral-based athletic program, and properly supervising sports teams are all key elements in the excellence of Catholic…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Athletics, Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools
Maciha, John C. – Momentum, 2002
Offers suggestions for preventive maintenance of school facilities. Argues that Catholic schools are often allowed to crumble due to the focus on excellence in education, as well as a lack of attention to the physical elements of buildings. Asserts that complete school stewardship includes maintenance of the physical asset. Contains example of a…
Descriptors: Buildings, Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Educational Facilities
McDonnell, Maureen – Momentum, 1996
Describes the Close Up Foundation, a nonpartisan civic organization, and its approaches to citizenship education. Indicates that the Foundation's goal is to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that encourage greater civic participation and that its approach stresses the diversity of participants, active learning, a balance of viewpoints,…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility
Alexander, Jane – Momentum, 1996
Argues that arts education plays an essential role in improving children's academic performance, motivating them to learn by improving their communication skills and reasoning abilities. Suggests that arts education can also be a source of hope for children in inner cities, the elderly, the physically challenged, and the incarcerated. (AJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Art Education, Educational Strategies, Educationally Disadvantaged
Ainsa, Trisha – Momentum, 1995
Discusses the benefits of establishing computer centers in early childhood classrooms to enhance cognitive learning, develop self-esteem, and stimulate divergent thinking. Outlines steps necessary for setting up a classroom computer center, such as defining procedures and rules and choosing appropriate activities and software. Suggests ways to…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Computer Centers, Computer Software Selection, Computer Uses in Education
Abbott, James W. – Momentum, 1983
Provides an overview of the "mini-CUTE" (Cooperative Urban Teacher Education) Project at Rockhurst College -- a 7-day course for college professors in self-, cultural, and urban awareness of the psychological and economic implications of being culturally different in a city. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Inservice Teacher Education
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