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Barell, John – Corwin, 2012
How do we measure students inquiry, problem-solving, and critical thinking abilities so that we know they are prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century? John Barell explains how inquiry leads to problem-solving and provides specific steps for formative assessment that informs instruction of 21st century skills. Included are examples that…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Technology Uses in Education
American Federation of Teachers (NJ), 2007
Communication is the exchange of information, ideas and/or feelings from one person to another. The goal of communication is understanding. Without understanding, there is no communication. The communication process consists of verbal and nonverbal communication and listening. The spoken word is self-explanatory. Communication problems between…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Caregivers, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Interpersonal Communication
Akwaji-Anderson, Comfort – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The need for schools to develop and implement actions that will clearly improve the academic performance of all children is of great importance. Schools face pressure to improve K-12 mathematics instruction to reach all students, regardless of economic, linguistic, or cultural background (NCSM, 2008, 2016). Supporting academic excellence and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Leadership Role, Teacher Role
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Ward-Roof, Jeanine A.; Heaton, Patrick M.; Coburn, Mary B. – New Directions for Student Services, 2008
Interaction with parents and family members continues to increase college campuses across the nation. This article describes best practices for communicating with and programming for parents and family members of enrolled students. These include orientation, electronic outreach and communication, parent-family weekends, younger siblings events,…
Descriptors: Campuses, Siblings, Programming, Partnerships in Education
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Sofronoff, Kate; Lee, Jessica; Sheffield, Jeanie; Attwood, Tony – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
Children with Asperger's syndrome are often reported by their parents as having difficulties communicating affection. This study aimed to develop a valid measure of affectionate behaviour that could be used to investigate and quantify these anecdotal reports and then be used in further intervention research. Using parent and expert focus…
Descriptors: Children, Asperger Syndrome, Affective Behavior, Psychological Needs
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McCathren, Rebecca B. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2010
The purpose of this study was twofold. The first purpose was to determine if a mother with mild developmental disabilities living in poverty was able to implement Prelinguistic Milieu Teaching (PMT) strategies. The strategies included following the child's lead, arranging the environment to increase opportunities for communication, imitating the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mothers, Developmental Disabilities, Parents with Disabilities
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Kumar, Rashmi – Educational Horizons, 2010
Challenged by parents' misconceptions about the role of cooperative learning activities in developing their gifted children, a teacher began to mentor the parents. The act of mentoring those parents resulted in the teacher's longer-term professional development: specifically, creating a process of seeking structured feedback from parents and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Gifted, Parent School Relationship, Educational Change
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Boyer, Wanda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
This phenomenological research investigated what fifteen preschool educators have come to know about children's self-regulation and emotion regulation development, and how we can better enable them to communicate with parents about their children's development. The data sources included over 100 pages of transcripts, field notes and journal…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Focus Groups, Phenomenology, Preschool Education
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Cluphf, David J.; Lox, Curt L. – Assessment Update, 2009
The purpose of this study was to use journal feedback from student teachers to understand and document how well the Physical Education-Teacher Education (PETE) program prepares teacher candidates in relation to the three primary goals of the PETE program. Analysis of the journals revealed areas of merit and concern for the PETE faculty. The most…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Physical Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Attitudes
Jacobs, Karen Dupre; Kritsonis, William Allan – Online Submission, 2007
School leadership in communicating to parents and students from diverse backgrounds is a problem in education that must be addressed. As the population of the United States is becoming more and more diverse, school administrators must develop new ways to reach their stakeholders. All families must be involved in their children's academic progress…
Descriptors: School Involvement, Academic Achievement, Accountability, Instructional Leadership
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Graham-Clay, Susan – School Community Journal, 2005
Teachers strive to establish partnerships with parents to support student learning. Strong communication is fundamental to this partnership and to building a sense of community between home and school. In these changing times, teachers must continue to develop and expand their skills in order to maximize effective communication with parents. This…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Educational Strategies, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
Lickey, Deborah C.; Powers, Denise J. – Teachers College Press, 2011
This book provides a comprehensive and practical guide to using the project approach when teaching young children with special needs. While focusing on children's individual strengths, which include their interests, intelligences, and unique styles of learning, this resource demonstrates teaching strategies that address multiple areas of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Performance Based Assessment, Childhood Interests, Young Children
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Lee, Raymond T.; Brotheridge, Celeste M. – Career Development International, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand, from the child care worker's perspective, how work experience, display rules, and affectivity are related to emotional labor. It also examines the utility of separating surface acting into its two components: the hiding and faking of emotions. Design/methodology/approach: This study is based on…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Job Training, Foreign Countries, Work Experience
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Bock, Stacey Jones; Borders, Christy – Advances in Special Education, 2015
Roles of special education-related service professionals have changed since the passage of P.L. 94-142. Many children are spending a majority of their day in the general education classroom, however services can be delivered in a variety of settings ranging from the general education classroom to a one-on-one setting. Professionals deliver…
Descriptors: Special Education, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Seitsinger, Anne M.; Felner, Robert D.; Brand, Stephen; Burns, Amy – Journal of School Psychology, 2008
As schools move forward with comprehensive school reform, parents' roles have shifted and been redefined. Parent-teacher communication is critical to student success, yet how schools and teachers contact parents is the subject of few studies. Evaluations of school-change efforts require reliable and useful measures of teachers' practices in…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Academic Achievement, Measures (Individuals), Parents
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