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Stahl, Robert J. – 1994
In successfully establishing and having students complete group tasks within a cooperative learning framework, 14 essential elements must be present. The elements necessary for cooperative learning are: (1) a clear set of specific student learning outcome objectives; (2) all students in the group accept the targeted outcome; (3) clear and complete…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Activities, Group Discussion
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Overstreet, Mikkaka – Reading Psychology, 2018
In this paper, the author explores the importance of play at various stages of literacy development and contends that play is an essential element of learning. The author begins by defining play and literacy, using examples to theoretically explore the play and literacy interface throughout the life span. Finally, she moves into a policy…
Descriptors: Play, Literacy Education, Literacy, Learning Processes
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Kariippanon, Katharina E.; Cliff, Dylan P.; Lancaster, Sarah L.; Okely, Anthony D.; Parrish, Anne-Maree – Learning Environments Research, 2018
In recognition of the evolving learning needs of twenty-first century school students, changes to teaching practices and the incorporation of technology are increasingly accompanied by modifications to the built classroom environment. Typically rows of desk and chairs are replaced with a range of furniture that can be configured in various ways to…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Well Being, Educational Facilities Design, Student Centered Learning
Grady, Michael – Jobs For the Future, 2016
In today's digital age, it is widely accepted that effective use of data is essential to improving just about anything, and increasing college and career success is no exception. Yet, despite its proliferation, student information remains surprisingly underutilized, even in efforts to ease the critical transition from high school to college. This…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, High Schools, Graduation Rate, College Graduates
Schlanger, Phoebe – Center for Education Equity, Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, 2018
Part of the Center for Education Equity, Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium's (CEE's) "Exploring Equity Issues" series, this paper examines why it is important for educators to be culturally responsive leaders in order to address the needs of their culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Using one of CEE's case studies, it highlights…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Equal Education
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McMaster, Christopher – Kairaranga, 2014
The Ministry of Education has set the target of 100% of New Zealand schools to be "mostly" inclusive by 2014. But what are the essential elements of inclusion? This paper explores essential core elements that allow inclusion to flourish. Based on an extensive time in the field as part of a year-long doctoral research project, these…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Accessibility (for Disabled), Best Practices, Research Projects
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Tarbutton, Tanya – Multicultural Education, 2018
Creating diverse caring classroom environments, for all students, using innovative technology, is the impetus of this article. Administrators and teachers in many states have worked to integrate 21st Century Learning Outcomes and Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP) into daily teaching and learning. These initiatives are designed to…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Caring
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High, Anna Jane – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
The protection and promotion of dignity is a foundational objective of restorative justice. Dignity-enhancing restorative justice practices, which are rooted in the traditional practices of Indigenous people groups, have been widely adopted in schools reactively, as a response to specific infractions. A growing number of schools are adopting…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Practices, Program Implementation, Cost Effectiveness
Clayton, Kara; Murphy, Amanda – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
Smartphones are regular classroom accessories. Educators should work with children to understand the capacity of smartphones for learning and civic engagement, rather than being a classroom distraction. This research supports a collaborative project the authors engaged in with students in two states to discover what the perception of smartphone…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Computer Oriented Programs, Technology Uses in Education
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Hilton, Annette; Hilton, Geoff – Teaching Science, 2016
In many scientific contexts, students need to be able to use mathematical knowledge in order to engage in scientific reasoning and problem-solving, and their understanding of scientific concepts relies heavily on their ability to understand and use mathematics in often new or unfamiliar contexts. Not only do science students need high levels of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Concepts, Problem Solving
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Saito, Eisuke; Atencio, Matthew – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
This article proposes four key developmental stages and various underpinning factors pertaining to the practices of setting up and supporting group learning in the classroom setting. The discussion is mostly explained conceptually, with some compelling examples from the field. The authors subsequently advise that three elements of…
Descriptors: Group Instruction, Teaching Methods, Developmental Stages, Group Activities
Larsen, Thomas B.; Millsaps, Lisa; Harrington, John A., Jr.; Lefferd, Rhonda – Geography Teacher, 2018
Teachers play a vital role in advancing LP research in geography, regardless of whether they teach geography on its own or integrate geography into other subjects (e.g., social studies, science, language arts). The goal of this work is to inform geography educators about LPs and how teachers factor into this endeavor. This article is intended to…
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gordon, Molly; Klugman, Joshua; Sebring, Penny Bender; Sporte, Susan – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Why are some schools able to thrive and produce strong student outcomes, while others struggle? To answer this question, researchers have surveyed teachers and students in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) since the 1990s, asking them about their schools' organizational climate and practices. From these data, researchers at the Consortium on Chicago…
Descriptors: Organizational Climate, Educational Environment, Educational Practices, School Effectiveness
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Turner, Paul; Thornton, Steve – Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 2017
This article draws on some ideas explored during and after a writing workshop to develop classroom resources for the reSolve: Mathematics by Inquiry ( project. The project develops classroom and professional learning resources that will promote a spirit of inquiry in school mathematics from Foundation to year ten. The…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education
Mater, Marty – Geography Teacher, 2017
A Family Geography Night (FGN) kit can be used to bring families together, teach about the world, give parents the opportunity to share their beliefs, and participate in the educational system while having fun! Geography is an essential element of twenty-first-century education. More than just maps, geography is the interaction of cultures,…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Geography Instruction, Geography, Family Programs
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