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Gross, Karen – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2017
How to foster wise decision-making generally and among young people in particular has been the subject of numerous studies. Professionals working in the field of student life struggle to accomplish two goals on campus: foster quality decision-making and curb irresponsible behavior. Given the range of choices confronting college students, it is no…
Descriptors: Decision Making, College Students, School Safety, Administrator Responsibility
Price, Laura – Geography Teacher, 2019
The aim of this lesson plan is to explore effective methods that students can use to dispose of wastes around them in their communities. The guiding question for this lesson is: What are possible solutions to increase effective decomposition of waste in our society?
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Instructional Effectiveness, Hazardous Materials, Recycling
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Scott, Alan – Physics Teacher, 2014
On Aug. 13, 2011, at 8:45 p.m. country music fans were eagerly awaiting the band Sugarland to make its entry onto the main stage at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Also competing for the fans' attention was an approaching storm. Sugarland never made their entrance. At 8:49 p.m. the stage rigging was hit by 59 mile/h (94 km/h) winds causing it to…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Fundamental Concepts, Physics, Investigations
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Glowacz, Fabienne; Léonard, Julie; Courtain, Audrey – Youth & Society, 2020
Runaway behaviors among teenagers have been studied for some 40 years. Still, because runaway and homeless youths have often been confounded, little is known about what really defines a runaway adolescent. This study targets three objectives in a mixed-method design relying on data from official files and interviews: the descriptions of teenagers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Runaways, Adolescents, Age Differences
Wiggins, Alexis – Educational Leadership, 2016
Wiggins, who has taught in international schools in many countries, describes facets of curriculum, pedagogy, and diverse school communities characteristic of international schools that help forge global-ready graduates. While teaching an interdisciplinary course at the Hong Kong International School, she realized that using internationally…
Descriptors: International Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education
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Cheek, Kim A. – Science and Children, 2013
Earth's surface is constantly changing. Weathering, erosion, and deposition break down Earth materials, transport those materials, and place them in new locations. Children see evidence of these processes all around them. The sidewalk or playground surface cracks and has plants growing in it. Pieces of a rock wall or the sides of a building…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Science, Earth Science, Science Instruction
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Georges, Sky V.; Chen, Huan – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
International students develop perceptions about leadership based on cultural practices in their home country. What is the leadership experience of international students in the United States? This study sought to describe the lived leadership experiences of international graduate students. A total of 17 participants, from 11 different countries…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Participation, Student Attitudes, Graduate Students
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Berdan, Stacie Nevadomski – Learning Languages, 2012
The author and her family spent a few weeks traveling through Central America last summer. A few years back, they had been to Guatemala, Belize and Costa Rica yet that was it, not much more exploration of their neighbors to the south. They decided on a short tour of Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama and realized this would be a great opportunity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Fluency, Language Skills, Global Approach
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Amidon, Joel; Monroe, Ann; Rock, David; Cook, Candies – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2020
How can teachers encourage productive struggle in mathematics and yet minimize the exposure to shame often associated with struggle? In this article, the authors offer constructive ways to position struggle in the classroom to minimize shame and promote doers of mathematics.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Student Attitudes, Self Concept, Student Behavior
Childs, Kamshia R. – Texas Association for Literacy Education Yearbook, 2020
Writing often serves as a medium for students to express their feelings as well as share their perspectives gained. Students can benefit from learning to articulate through authentic and relevant writing. Writing can be beneficial in all core subjects (not just English Language Arts) as well as special programs (such as Fine Arts and Physical…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Instruction, Relevance (Education), Instructional Effectiveness
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Berry, Keith – Communication Education, 2020
This essay examines teaching failure in the context of COVID-19. It uses autoethnography to convey and explore the impact the pandemic has on teaching, as situated against and within my life-long dream to be a teacher. I explore four performances as a teacher that resulted from the transition at my institution from on the ground to fully remote…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Instruction, Teaching (Occupation)
Jackson, Victoria – Policy Matters Ohio, 2017
Strong public schools are the backbone of strong communities. A good public school system can be a city's biggest draw. An underperforming public school often marks a city's decline. Public education is perhaps the most crucial investment government can make. Although most Ohioans are educated in public schools, since the 1990s state policymakers…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Public Schools, Public Education, Educational Finance
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Coupland, Liam – Primary Science, 2019
The author, a reception/year 1 teacher at Maesycwmmer Primary School in South Wales, considers the holistic learning experience and his reflections on grouping and its impact. He says if primary science practitioners want science to be open and available to all, they need to think about how they make the subject accessible and subsequently…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individualized Instruction, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers
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Mika, Carl – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2016
How do we encourage Heidegger's notion of originary thinking in education, and indeed how should one engage with thinking at all? In this response, I consider the challenge that Heidegger lays down for speculation that refers certainty to the unknown. In my answer to the contributors of this special issue, I highlight the fact that all of us are…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Creativity, Thinking Skills, Educational Attitudes
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Beemer, Lexie R.; Twardzik, Erica; Colabianchi, Natalie; Hasson, Rebecca E. – American Journal of Health Education, 2021
Background: Understanding how and where children accumulate their physical activity (PA) and sedentary minutes throughout the day has important implications for behavioral interventions. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the duration and intensity of habitual PA and sedentary time (SED) at and away from school among preadolescent…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Physical Activity Level, Life Style, Children
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