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Blazar, David; Braslow, David; Charalambous, Charalambos Y. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
Over the past several years, research teams have developed observational instruments to measure the quality of teachers' instructional practices. Instruments such as Framework for Teaching (FFT) and the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) assess general teaching practices, including student-teacher interactions, behavior management, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Test Construction, Teacher Competencies
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Gersten, Russell; Beckmann, Sybilla; Clarke, Benjamin; Foegen, Anne; Marsh, Laurel; Star, Jon R.; Witzel, Bradley – What Works Clearinghouse, 2009
Students struggling with mathematics may benefit from early interventions aimed at improving their mathematics ability and ultimately preventing subsequent failure. This guide provides eight specific recommendations intended to help teachers, principals, and school administrators use Response to Intervention (RtI) to identify students who need…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Secondary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students
Oberdorf, Christine; Taylor-Cox, Jennifer – Eye on Education, 2012
This book provides targeted mathematics instruction for every child. This book combines formative assessment with practical activities to differentiate the elementary classroom. The formative assessments include student work samples at varying levels. The authors: (1) Illustrate the distinction between a "traditional" assessment and an "enhanced"…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Formative Evaluation, State Standards, Mathematics Teachers
Oberdorf, Christine; Taylor-Cox, Jennifer – Eye on Education, 2012
Provide targeted mathematics instruction for every child. These books combine formative assessment with practical activities to differentiate the elementary classroom. The formative assessments include student work samples at varying levels. The authors: (1) Illustrate the distinction between a "traditional" assessment and an "enhanced"…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Formative Evaluation, State Standards, Mathematics Instruction
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Dalgarno, Nancy; Colgan, Lynda – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2007
This paper reports on the needs identified as important to 27 novice elementary mathematics teachers and examines how Connect-ME, an online mathematics community, provides these supports. Qualitative data were collected using two focus groups and 16 telephone interviews. Findings validate the need for alternative teacher professional development…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Focus Groups, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary Education
National Academies Press, 2005
How do you get a fourth-grader excited about history? How do you even begin to persuade high school students that mathematical functions are relevant to their everyday lives? In this volume, practical questions that confront every classroom teacher are addressed using the latest exciting research on cognition, teaching, and learning. How Students…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, History Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction
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Potter, Suzanne – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
Despite increasing recognition that whole-school approaches to sustainability have an important contribution to make in moving society towards a more sustainable existence, progress in this area remains slow. By examining the practices of the Ananda Marga River School, a small independent school in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland of Queensland, this…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Student Empowerment, Private Schools, Case Studies