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Tamah, Siti Mina – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2014
With the trend to incorporate cooperative learning in the classroom practices, another mode of assessing students is required. In other words, how can a teacher enforce Individual Accountability and Positive Interdependence in assessing his or her students? This paper is intended to provide a model of assessing students who are accustomed to…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Student Evaluation, Communication (Thought Transfer), Foreign Countries
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Hickey, Pamela J.; Lewis, Tarie – Language and Literacy Spectrum, 2015
Effective disciplinary literacy instruction is an essential element in the education of multilingual learners. In this article, we provide an overview of disciplinary literacy as well as instructional approaches that support meaningful pedagogy for these students. We recognize that multilingual learners are already skilled at negotiating language…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Teaching Methods, Language Usage, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Fountas, Irene C.; Pinnell, Gay Su – Reading Teacher, 2018
Improving literacy outcomes for each and every student is a goal worthy of educators' best efforts. This high goal is made more challenging by shifting mandates in education that can leave literacy professionals and school leaders disoriented, seeking a guaranteed fix. The authors propose a more coherent, more effective way to attain this goal:…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Educational Objectives, Holistic Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Jamil, Baela Raza; Saeed, Saba – Childhood Education, 2018
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 is ambitious and tests national governments' capacity to address human development challenges, such as access to quality education. Collaborative initiatives that leverage the capacity of diverse stakeholders will be essential to meet the education and learning needs of the world's children,…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Access to Education
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Young, Andrea; Bruhns, Kathryn – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
In this article, we give two examples of creating portable chalkboards using chalkboard paint for students to use during cooperative learning. This provides a creative method for professors to facilitate active learning in the undergraduate mathematics classroom.
Descriptors: Mathematics Materials, Manipulative Materials, Chalkboards, Material Development
Jacobs, George M.; Lawson, Nimrod Delante – Online Submission, 2017
Creativity makes life more enjoyable and successful, both for students and people generally. The complex elements of society require that people be creative in order to guide humanity forward. Thus, educators often strive to promote creativity among their students and themselves. The present paper offers a broad definition of creativity and then…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Creativity, Creative Development, Definitions
Imbriale, Ryan – Principal Leadership, 2013
Teachers always have been and always will be the essential element in the classroom. They can create magic inside four walls, but they have never been able to create learning environments outside the classroom like they can today, thanks to blended learning. Blended learning allows students and teachers to break free of the isolation of the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
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Ness, Molly – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
An essential element in teaching children to effectively comprehend text is the use of teacher-led think-alouds. The overarching objective of this study was to explore how to better prepare early career teachers to conduct think-alouds in their classrooms. Data from 31 teachers consisted of (1) questionnaires, (2) lesson plans, (3) lesson…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Protocol Analysis, Reading Instruction
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Walker, Emily; Johnson, Ingrid L. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018
Cooperative learning activities are a staple in many physical education programs. Teachers often use team building and trust activities at the beginning of the school year to get to know their students. However, many physical education teachers focus solely on the affective domain. The purpose of this article is to provide physical education…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Secondary Education, Physical Education
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Bennett, Mark – Childhood Education, 2015
The key elements of learning in a classroom remain largely invisible. Teachers cannot expect every student to learn to their fullest capacity; yet they can augment learning within a classroom through inquiry-based learning. In this article, the author describes inquiry-based learning and how to begin this process in the classroom.
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods
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McGee, Christy – Gifted Child Today, 2018
Tomlinson's explanation of Artful Teaching and her 2017 expansion of this concept The Five Key Elements of Differentiation provide the theoretical framework of this examination of the need for science investigations in elementary schools. The Artful Teaching framework uses an equilateral triangle with vertices labeled The Teacher, The Student, and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Elementary School Students
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Cancela, Angeles; Maceiras, Rocio; Sánchez, Angel; Izquierdo, Milagros; Urréjola, Santiago – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
The aim of this paper is to describe the design of chemical engineering laboratory sessions in order to focus them on the learning company approach. This is an activity carried out in the classroom similar to the activities that exist in real companies. This could lead classroom practice to a more cooperative learning and a different style of…
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Laboratories, Teaching Methods, Student Projects
Crow, Tracy – Learning Forward, 2017
This paper seeks to chart a course for leveraging a micro-credentialing system to enable more educators to achieve the potential of professional learning. The paper uses the Standards for Professional Learning as a frame to provide guidance to everyone involved in micro-credentials to ensure that learners experience the research-based elements of…
Descriptors: Credentials, Academic Standards, Professional Education, Change Strategies
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Ness, Molly; Kenny, MaryBeth – Reading Teacher, 2016
An essential element in teaching children to effectively comprehend text is the use of teacher-led think alouds. This article presents a three-step model to improve the quality and quantity of think alouds in K-6 classrooms. The article follows elementary teachers who planned, implemented, transcribed, and reflected upon think aloud lessons to…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Protocol Analysis, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students
Jaocbs, George M. – Online Submission, 2016
Cooperative learning involves students in working together with peers to learn, to develop learning skills and to enjoy the learning process. This paper examines ten areas in which the author believes he and other teachers do cooperative learning well. These areas are: (1) keeping group size small, usually four or fewer; (2) encouraging students…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Peer Relationship, Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice
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