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Benn, Melissa; Martin, Jane – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2017
FORUM invited Melissa Benn and Jane Martin to interview Clyde Chitty, a brilliant and effective classroom and university teacher, one of the most well-known advocates of comprehensive education, a long-standing member of FORUM's editorial board, and for two decades co-editor of the publication. It was Michael Armstrong who called him 'the patron…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Advocacy, Teacher Researchers, Transformative Learning
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Baloche, Lynda; And Others – English Journal, 1993
Describes various group discussion activities for fostering discussion skills in the English classroom. Discusses "fishbowls" and "creative controversies." Outlines the five basic elements of any cooperative lesson plan. Shows how teachers can successfully implement cooperative learning in the classroom. (HB)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Cooperative Learning, Discussion (Teaching Technique), English Curriculum
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Mah, Adeline Shi Hui; Yeo, Marie – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
Averil Coxhead is widely known for developing the Academic Word List, a list of 570 word families associated with great frequency in academic texts. This list has been particularly useful to teachers of English as a Second Language as well as independent learners in tertiary education. She has also developed a Science-based word list (Coxhead and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Word Lists, Word Frequency
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Ezrailson, Cathy; Kamon, Teruki; Loving, Cathleen C.; McIntyre, Peter M. – School Science and Mathematics, 2006
In this article, the author discusses the advantages of using the interactive engagement instructional method. A model of interactive engagement (IE) instructional method involves questioning students by challenging them to think deeply about a problem or complex question. Essential to this process is frequent and thoughtful interaction with the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles, Secondary Education, Science Teachers
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North, Connie E. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2009
How do democratic practices relate to social justice in our classrooms? What risks to social justice might democratic classroom discussions pose? In this article, I respond to these questions by drawing upon educational scholarship and data from a qualitative study in four U.S. secondary classrooms on the meanings and implications of teaching for…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Change, Literacy, Scholarship
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Moore, Sarah Catherine K. – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2016
In this webinar, Dr. Sarah Catherine K. Moore, Program Director at the Center for Applied Linguistics, outlined factors for content area teachers to consider as they design and deliver lessons for mainstream classrooms that include English learner (EL) students. This Q&A addressed the questions participants had for Dr. Moore following the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, English Language Learners, Lesson Plans, Best Practices
Leggo, Carl – Education Canada, 2003
A college professor who invites his students to consider how creativity is at the heart of teaching offers thoughts on creativity. Everyone can learn creatively; creative approaches are essential to learning; there are many ways to learn; in school there is too much fragmentation; the creative teacher does not always know what will happen; and to…
Descriptors: Creative Expression, Creative Teaching, Creativity, Higher Education
Campbell, Richard – 1985
The shrinking labor market, tightening economy, falling enrollments, and declining national standards for education have had an impact on cooperative education programs. Those working in the field of cooperative education should become familiar with the report entitled "The Unfinished Agenda," which was vocational education's response to "A Nation…
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Coordination, Educational Benefits, Educational Cooperation
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Nemesh, Mary – Business Education Forum, 1979
Career and business education should include instruction in economic awareness, with cooperating teachers from other disciplines offering courses or conducting workshops in economic concepts. The author suggests class activities and a cooperative economic awareness and occupational knowledge guidance program for business students. (MF)
Descriptors: Business Education, Career Education, Career Guidance, Class Activities
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Moje, Elizabeth Birr – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2008
In this commentary, the author argues for building "disciplinary literacy" instructional programs, rather than merely encouraging subject matter teachers to employ literacy teaching practices and strategies. Readers might wisely question a focus on disciplinary learning in a time when new media, literacies, and social networking practices are so…
Descriptors: Literacy, Intellectual Disciplines, Academic Discourse, Secondary Education
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Knight, Rupert – Primary Science, 2010
Theory and practice are an odd couple. There is little doubt that theory deserves a place within today's primary classrooms. Pring (2004) suggests that theory is perceived as having come adrift from common sense. It is easy to see how, swept along in the daily pressures of the job, busy classroom teachers may question the relevance of seemingly…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Teachers, Teaching Methods, Elementary Schools
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Vaughn, Sharon; Fletcher, Jack M. – School Psychology Review, 2010
The authors appreciate the opportunity provided by the editor to respond to the commentary on their article (Fuchs, Fuchs, & Compton, 2010). They also appreciate the editorial team of "School Psychology Review" for selecting their article as a Featured Article within the journal (Vaughn, Cirino et al., 2010). They interpret this as an indication…
Descriptors: Intervention, Secondary Education, Reader Response, Disability Identification
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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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Prestage, Stephanie; Perks, Pat; Soares, Allan – Educational Review, 2003
Work with 17 teachers conducting cooperative research under the British government's Best Practice Research model identified underlying tensions: conflict between the process of becoming a researcher and focus on findings; relationship between practice and research; the issue of what counts as learning; and conflicting intentions (government focus…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Government Role
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Meshoulam, David; Lantos, Steve – Journal of Education, 2012
A teacher and his mentor reflect on learning and teaching in secondary education and the enduring influence of an effective mentoring relationship.
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Mentors, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
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