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Chang, Sau Hou – Online Submission, 2014
Successful co-teaching relies on essential elements, such as collaborative planning, communication skills, partnership relationship, classroom application, knowledge base, and co-teaching approaches. The objective of this study is to examine if teacher candidates and cooperating teachers use different essential co-teaching elements to implement…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Student Teaching, Team Teaching, Cooperating Teachers
Ward, Vida Jane – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The quality of teacher education allows first-year teachers to meet mandates at federal and state levels (Darling-Hammond, 2010a). The teaching profession is complex and requires new and innovative quality preparation programs (Wei, Andree, & Darling-Hammond, 2009). This study involved examination of the perceptions of 17 building principals…
Descriptors: Principals, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes
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Florman, Jean C. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014
This chapter introduces a University of Iowa effort to enhance and support active learning pedagogies in technology-enhanced (TILE) classrooms and three elements that proved essential to the campus-wide adoption of those pedagogies. It then describes the impact of those professional development efforts on the curricula and cultures of three…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Technology Integration, Classroom Techniques, Adoption (Ideas)
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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
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Kibble, Jonathan D.; Bellew, Christine; Asmar, Abdo; Barkley, Lisa – Advances in Physiology Education, 2016
The goal of this review is to highlight the key elements needed to successfully deploy team-based learning (TBL) in any class, but especially in large enrolment classes, where smooth logistics are essential. The text is based on a lecture and workshop given at the American Physiological Society's Institute on Teaching and Learning in Madison, WI,…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods, Case Studies
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Sharan, Yael – Education 3-13, 2015
Meaningful learning is based on more than what teachers transmit; it promotes the construction of knowledge out of learners' experience, feelings and exchanges with other learners. This educational view is based on the constructivist approach to learning and the co-operative learning approach. Researchers and practitioners in various…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Cooperative Learning, Student Diversity
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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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La Paro, Karen M.; Van Schagen, Amy; King, Elizabeth; Lippard, Christine – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
High quality early childhood teachers have a wealth of knowledge and use a range of skills in their daily classroom practices, and research has consistently demonstrated the positive influence effective early childhood teachers have on children's development and long-term outcomes. Given the importance of practicum experiences in the development…
Descriptors: Interprofessional Relationship, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Child Development
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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
Gross, Trudy Ruth – ProQuest LLC, 2017
By participating within the educational setting in making decisions about their lives that reach beyond choice-making, students with disabilities who acquire the skills of self-determination may express interests and goals through their own authentic voice. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to describe the experiences and…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Student Participation, Individualized Education Programs, High School Students
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Miller, Nicole C.; McKissick, Bethany R.; Ivy, Jessica T.; Moser, Kelly – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
The middle level classroom presents unique challenges to educators who strive to provide opportunities that acknowledge learner diversity in terms of social, cognitive, physical, and emotional development. This is confounded even further within inclusive middle-school classrooms where the responsibility to differentiate instruction is even more…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Classroom Techniques, Individualized Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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Abdulahi, Mohammed Mussa; Hashim, Hakim; Kawo, Mohammed – Educational Research and Reviews, 2017
The purpose of this action research is to improve the achievement of students in general and, to examine the perception of students and teachers about cooperative learning, to identify major factors affecting the implementation of cooperative learning and to identify the possible strategies used to improve cooperative learning in Madawalabu…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Natural Resources, Cooperative Learning, Achievement Gains
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Delale-O'Connor, Lori Ann; Alvarez, Adam J.; Murray, Ira E.; Milner, H. Richard, IV – Theory Into Practice, 2017
In this article, we focus on connections between and among teachers' self-efficacy beliefs, classroom management practices, and the cradle to prison pipeline. Drawing from Bandura's (1986) theorization of self-efficacy, we discuss how teachers' beliefs shape their classroom management practices and how these beliefs and practices can be essential…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Classroom Techniques, Influences
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Parmer, Sondra M.; Struempler, Barb; Funderburk, Katie; Parmer, Greg – Journal of Extension, 2017
Technology can be an effective vehicle for Extension nutrition education. Body Quest: Food of the Warrior is a childhood obesity prevention initiative of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System that successfully incorporates technology in the classroom. With Body Quest, students learn about healthful eating through blended learning involving both…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Extension Education, Technology Integration, Classroom Techniques
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Gressick, Julia; Langston, Joel B. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2017
There is a breadth of psychological research that points to potential cognitive benefits of game play. Games engage and motivate learners while promoting mastery of skills and content knowledge. Further, thoughtfully applying gaming elements and structures to classroom environments, an approach called gamification, has the potential to optimize…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Educational Games, Educational Practices, Classroom Techniques
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