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Alonzo, Alicia C. – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2011
Black, Wilson, and Yao (this issue) lay out a comprehensive vision for the way that learning progressions (or other "road maps") might be used to inform and coordinate formative and summative purposes of assessment. As Black, Wilson, and others have been arguing for over a decade, the effective use of formative assessment has great potential to…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Educational Practices, Learning Processes, Classroom Techniques
Miller, Patricia – English Teaching Forum, 2012
There is a line in Saint-Exupery's "The Little Prince" that applies to any endeavor, but especially teaching. It reads: "That which is essential cannot be seen with the eye. Only with the heart can one know it rightly." The essence of teaching is difficult to qualify, but that line leads directly into the author's most essential criterion. In this…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Skills
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Ward, Gay; Dahlmeier, Crystal – Young Children, 2011
Inspired by a variety of early childhood educators' observations and writings, the authors reflected on what a joyful classroom looks like, sounds like, and feels like. Although "joy is a developmental need and a vital necessity", the current emphasis in early childhood and elementary programs on assessment, accountability, and increased academic…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Children, Psychological Patterns, Child Development
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Lovell, Donna – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2006
My fellow teachers and I took a look at the use of tape and scissors in our 3-6 classroom. We had noticed children's over-reliance on these tools and wondered what would happen if we simply removed them. We decided to initiate a classroom research project in which the students worked for a while without scissors or tape. One goal of the project…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Classroom Research, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking
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Engel, Maria – Childhood Education, 2015
Teaching is hard. It's the most rewarding, fulfilling job in the world, but it's also frustrating, infuriating, and really, really hard. In this article, the author reflects on the importance of free play in early childhood classrooms. If teachers want to create happy children who love learning, forcing them to sit at desks or tables through early…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Classroom Techniques, Play, Teaching Methods
Tucker, Catlin – Educational Leadership, 2015
The author, an outspoken advocate for using technology in the classroom, knows how important it is to establish expectations for responsible use of mobile devices. She's found that five strategies help ensure that mobile devices enhance, rather than distract from, learning. Teachers need to establish new norms that clarify responsible use,…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Computer Uses in Education, Classroom Techniques, Sharing Behavior
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Bluestein, Jane – Educational Leadership, 2011
The win-win approach to solving conflicts, which has become popular in the business world, should be a natural for the school environment. Win-win thinking can foster a cooperative school climate by meeting educators' and students' needs for dignity, belonging, and respect. Yet win-win thinking faces a number of obstacles in schools, writes…
Descriptors: Discipline, Conflict Resolution, Cooperation, Educational Environment
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Ribbens, Eric – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2013
Eric Ribbens is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. In this piece, he writes of his observations about the first day of school. After the summer quiet is replaced with noise, motion, smells, and anticipation, students shuffle through the halls again, and all over the building…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices, College Science
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2008
This report details five principles for creating powerful classrooms and offers a new vision for professional development: (1) High Structure; (2) High Challenge; (3) Intensity; (4) Intentionality and Learning How to Learn; and (5) Inquiry and Making Learning Visible. Included are recommendations drawn from the work of the 11 community college…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Community Colleges, Learning Strategies, Professional Development
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Gallos, Joan V. – Journal of Management Education, 2017
Having received the 2017 "Lasting Impact Award" for "Women's Experiences and Ways of Knowing: Implications for Teaching and Learning in the Organizational Behavior Classroom," author Joan V. Gallos describes the experience as "delightfully sweet and timely." The article was written early in her academic career at…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Educational Strategies, Females
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Efklides, Anastasia – Learning and Instruction, 2012
The commentary discusses phenomena highlighted in the studies of the special issue such as the hypercorrection effect, overconfidence, and the efficiency of interventions designed to increase monitoring accuracy. The discussion is based on a broader theoretical framework of self-regulation of learning that stresses the inferential character of…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Metacognition, Cognitive Psychology, Classroom Techniques
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Floris, Flora Debora – TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, 2014
In recent years, information and communication technology (ICT) has become embedded and affected the every aspect of our lives. Rapid development of ICT has changed our language teaching pedagogy at all levels. Teachers, curriculum developers, researchers have been constantly striving to find techniques to use some form of it to both assist and…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Instructional Improvement, Interviews, Profiles
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Porto, Melina – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2008
The aim of this paper is to share my perceptions and reflections on the experience of introducing elements of autonomy in a constrained educational setting in Argentina. I recorded these perceptions in teaching diaries written weekly after each class for the academic year 2005 (over 35 weeks). These teaching diaries are part of a larger,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Student Reaction
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Rosenow, Ce – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2014
As someone who values collaboration with her students, supports students' ownership of their own learning, and looks for opportunities to increase their critical learning skills, Ce Rosenow finds many benefits to using task-specific rubrics that evolve from class discussion. She explains that this process is ideal for honors students because of…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Scoring Rubrics, Classroom Techniques, Task Analysis
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Emerson, Tisha L. N. – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
One associate editor's perspective on classroom experiment articles is detailed in this article. The associate editor provides recommendations for manuscripts for the Instruction (those that describe new classroom experiments) and Research (those reporting studies into the efficacy of classroom experiments as a pedagogical tool) Sections of…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Writing for Publication, Research Methodology
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