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George Lucas Educational Foundation, 2012
Step-by-step, schools from the elementary through high school levels are making the transition to 21st-century learning. Some have crossed the threshold almost entirely. In today's progressive classrooms, yesterday's rows of quiet listeners have given way to small groups of active learners, thoroughly engaged in discussions and explorations. And…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Active Learning, Internet, Student Projects
Bramante, Fred; Colby, Rose – Corwin, 2012
What if you could remove time and space pressures from the process of teaching and learning? The authors of "Off the Clock" not only suggest this, but they have implemented it in New Hampshire. Due in part to their work, the New England Consortium won the 2011 Frank Newman Award for State Innovation through the Education Commission of…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, School Schedules, Public Education, Educational Change
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Seeman, Jeffrey I.; Lawrence, Tom – Science Teacher, 2011
One goal of 21st-century education is to develop mature citizens who can identify issues, solve problems, and communicate solutions. What better way for students to learn these skills than by participating in a science and engineering fair? Fair participants face the same challenges as professional scientists and engineers, even Nobel laureates.…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Science Fairs, Learning Experience, Peer Influence
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Tali Tal, Revital – Environmental Education Research, 2004
A case study of school-community collaboration in an elementary community school in Israel follows up an environmental education (EE) school-based curriculum that involves the parents and community members in various indoors and outdoors activities. The collaboration was established in the framework of the Community School Approach. In these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, School Community Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation
Williams, Betty Fry; Williams, Randy Lee – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
"Effective Programs for Treating Autism Spectrum Disorder" is written for teachers, parents, and the many service providers who work with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Part one reviews the characteristics of ASD, summarizes major theories and research findings regarding cause(s) of ASD, and discusses the most popular…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Program Effectiveness, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Goldman, Elizabeth; Adler, C. Ralph – National Institute for Literacy, 2007
Parents are their child's first and most important teacher. This booklet introduces parents to techniques for helping their preschoolers learn to read. Included is a story about how one mother and father encourage their children to read, a sample reading activity, and a checklist for parents of preschoolers. This brochure is based on "A Child…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy, Reading Aloud to Others, Parent Role
Adler, C. Ralph; Goldman, Elizabeth – National Institute for Literacy, 2007
Parents are their child's first and most important teacher. This booklet introduces parents to techniques for helping their toddlers learn to read. Included is a story about how one mother encourages her son to read, a sample reading activity, and a checklist for parents of toddlers. This brochure is based on "A Child Becomes a Reader--Birth to…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Toddlers, Parent Role, Parents as Teachers
Elliott, Alison, Ed. – Early Childhood Australia, 2006
"Every Child" is Australia's premier early childhood publication, aimed at anyone involved in the care and education of children from birth to eight years--in particular child care professionals, teachers, child care students and the parents of young children. Published quarterly, it contains informative and entertaining articles on such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Picture Books, Gifted
Dietel, Ron – Center for Assessment and Evaluation of Student Learning (CAESL) at WestEd, 2004
To gain some insight into test preparation, some testing experts were asked to share their thoughts from their own parenting experiences. A crucial performance factor for a substantial number of students is test anxiety. According to University of Southern California Professor Harold O'Neil, Jr., "The relationship between high anxiety and…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, High Stakes Tests, Low Achievement, Parent Child Relationship
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Kwan, Celina; Nam, Sang Seok – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2004
It is widely known that parent-teacher partnerships are vital to children's progress in their development and learning in schools. These partnerships involve parent-teacher conferences, parents helping in the classroom, teachers making home visits and parent education seminars. However, partnerships rarely extend to having parents involved in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), Preschool Children, Computer Assisted Testing
Department of Education, Washington, DC. – 2002
For young people, service to others can develop important habits and skills that help them become an asset to their neighborhoods. This guide was created to help adults teachers, parents, after-school providers, and members of community-based organizations to find and create opportunities for young people to answer President George W. Bush's call…
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Effectiveness, School Role
Canter, Andrea S., Ed.; Paige, Leslie Z., Ed.; Roth, Mark D., Ed.; Romero, Ivonne, Ed.; Carroll, Servio A., Ed. – National Association of School Psychologists, 2004
This document builds on the success of earlier editions. It includes a number of substantially revised handouts updated from the previous editions, plus many new topics that reflect the challenges parents and educators face in the 21st century. Many handouts for families are also provided in Spanish. This document is a comprehensive resource for…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Family Life, Academic Achievement, Curriculum
PACER Center, 2004
Communication is accomplished in many ways--through gestures, body language, writing, and speaking. Most people communicate verbally, without giving much thought to the process, but others may struggle to effectively communicate with others. The ability to express oneself affects behavior, learning, and sociability. When children are unable to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Cues, Sign Language, Nonverbal Communication
Washington Univ., Seattle. – 2001
This guide offers suggestions to parents and mentors of high school students with disabilities for providing these students with direction in their exploration of interests, careers, and college planning. Discussion of some employment issues notes the increasing numbers of postsecondary students with disabilities, remaining barriers to employment,…
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship
Bolak, Karen; Bialach, Donna; Dunphy, Maureen – Middle School Journal (J1), 2005
In this article, the authors recount their experience designing a program for one of their restructured middle schools that reflects a national movement in middle level reform. Inspired by Howard Garner's (1993) theory of multiple intelligences, the authors, together with a team of teachers, administrators and parents in their small mid-western…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Middle Schools, Urban Schools, Pilot Projects
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