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Hansen, C. Bobbi – Teachers College Press, 2019
"The Heart and Science of Teaching" shows readers why and how to connect essential social-emotional factors and critical cognitive aspects of learning for all students. Incorporating the latest research demonstrating that students really cannot learn well without social-emotional connections within their learning communities, the book…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Teaching Methods, Evidence Based Practice
Inman, Johanna; Myers, Simuelle – IDEA Center, Inc., 2018
Recent trends in higher education, including online learning and the flipped classroom, have led to a large increase in the creation and use of video lectures in college teaching. Although the literature suggests that video lectures can be an essential pedagogical tool in 21st-century teaching, research is still emerging regarding best practices…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Higher Education, Blended Learning, Lecture Method
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Meyer, Shelley; Jones, Kenneth R. – Journal of Extension, 2015
The purpose of the project reported here was to apply Experiential Learning Theory to a context involving middle and high school aged youth while assessing the four concepts (belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity) in relation to the 4-H youth development essential elements. The conclusions of the project's evaluation suggest…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Middle School Students, High School Students, Adolescent Development
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Yelamarthi, Kumar; Drake, Eron; Prewett, Matthew – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2016
Increasingly, numerous universities have identified benefits of flipped learning environments and have been encouraging instructors to adapt such methodologies in their respective classrooms, at a time when departments are facing significant budget constraints. This article proposes an instructional design framework utilized to strategically…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Engineering Education, Blended Learning, Teaching Methods
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2016
The growth and learning of children is the primary responsibility of those who teach in our classrooms and lead our schools. Student growth and learning can be observed and measured. Educators, in partnership with students, parents and community, are accountable for ensuring the improvement of student achievement. Effective educator evaluation…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Evidence Based Practice, Benchmarking, Teacher Evaluation
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Stürmer, Kathleen; Seidel, Tina; Holzberger, Doris – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2016
The ability to reason about observed classroom situations constitutes an essential aspect of teachers' professional vision and is seen as a key element of initial teacher education. The three aspects of the ability are as follows: to describe, explain, and predict classroom situations. Research has shown that field experiences, the acquisition of…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Innovation
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Lee, Sang Joon; Huang, Kun – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2018
The community of inquiry framework identified three essential elements of cognitive, social, and teaching presences for a successful online learning experience. Among them, social presence is key for developing personal relationships and enhancing collaboration and critical discourse in online courses. This study examined whether providing more…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Communities of Practice, Interaction, Educational Technology
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Caicedo Triviño, Paula Andrea – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
Seventh grade teachers at a Colombian public school chose cooperative learning as a strategy to improve student's social performance and as a tool to get learners to enrich their academic level. This article reports on an action research and innovation project focused on the results eight students obtained in their written performance in English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Middle School Students, Adolescents
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Almaguer, Isela; Esquierdo, J. Joy – International Journal of Instruction, 2013
It is essential to support bilingual learners' language and academic development; however, teaching second language learners English has taken precedence over teaching content area knowledge and vocabulary, specifically for language arts. The focus has shifted from content area instruction to primarily second language instruction due to an…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Second Languages, Second Language Instruction, English Language Learners
Fernandez, Alexandra – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This qualitative study examined the elements of professional learning communities within Catholic elementary schools. The purpose of this study was to investigate best practices of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) as reported by elementary principals in a random sample of Catholic elementary schools. The researcher interviewed 14…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Elementary School Teachers, Religious Education, Sustainability
Almaguer, Isela; Esquierdo, J. Joy – Online Submission, 2013
It is essential to support bilingual learners' language and academic development; however, teaching second language learners English has taken precedence over teaching content area knowledge and vocabulary, specifically for language arts. The focus has shifted from content area instruction to primarily second language instruction due to an…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Second Languages, Second Language Instruction, English Language Learners
Drakeford, William – Online Submission, 2012
A multiple baseline design across two subjects was used to determine the effectiveness of cooperative learning techniques on increasing student participation. The study was conducted on two male secondary students attending the upward bound pre-college program. Each student worked in small groups with specific roles, and two observers documented…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Cooperative Learning, Student Participation, Teaching Methods
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Chen, Liwen; Chen, Tung-Liang; Chen, Nian-Shing – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
Statistics has been recognised as one of the most anxiety-provoking subjects to learn in the higher education context. Educators have continuously endeavoured to find ways to integrate digital technologies and innovative pedagogies in the classroom to eliminate the fear of statistics. The purpose of this study is to systematically identify…
Descriptors: Statistics, Cooperative Learning, Homework, Blended Learning
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McConnell, Amber E.; Little, Karen S.; Martin, James E. – British Journal of Special Education, 2015
This study used a multiple probe design across behaviours to determine if four high school students with learning disabilities could plan post-school transition goals using a modified "GO 4 IT … NOW!" intervention while learning essential paragraph and essay writing skills. The results of this study indicate a functional relationship…
Descriptors: High School Students, Mental Retardation, Transitional Programs, Planning
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Dyson, Ben P.; Colby, Rachel; Barratt, Mark – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate generalist classroom elementary teachers' implementation of the Cooperative Learning (CL) pedagogical model into their physical education classes. The study used multiple sources of data drawing on qualitative data collection and data analysis research traditions (Miles, Huberman, & Saldana, 2014).…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary School Teachers, Physical Education, Qualitative Research
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