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Zakrzewski, Jennifer L. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2016
In this article, middle school mathematics teacher Jennifer Zakrzewski describes how she successfully incorporated iPads and Apple TV (for projection of iPad screens) into her classroom while having her students solve a problem about mangoes. As Zakrzewski began a unit on multiplying and dividing fractions, she chose to start with the Mangoes…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Andrews, P. Gayle; Leonard, Susan Y. – Education Sciences, 2018
Universities engage students in traditional service-learning projects that often yield "good feelings", even a savior mentality, but typically leave the root causes of social justice issues unexamined and untouched. In contrast to traditional service-learning, critical service-learning bridges this gap with an explicit focus on justice…
Descriptors: Reflection, Service Learning, Professional Development Schools, Learner Engagement
Stephan, Michelle – Educational Leadership, 2016
Although most tasks that STEM professionals engage in--like identifying problems, making models, and testing those models--involve inquiry, many STEM classes still rely on direct instruction. Stephan argues that even as new resources for active learning are being developed for STEM instruction, many teachers aren't using these resources and tasks…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Inquiry, Problem Solving, Active Learning
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Worth, Paula – Teaching History, 2014
Paula Worth presents in this article a means of challenging students' tendency to generalise even when they know that they should not. How can teachers encourage their students to say something meaningful about the past while avoiding making unwarranted generalisations? Worth takes teachers through the process of planning her own enquiry designed…
Descriptors: Generalization, History Instruction, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Silva, Janice; Delleman, Paul; Phesia, Andria – Educational Leadership, 2013
Although the Common Core state standards' goal of ensuring that every student leaves high school prepared to meet the demands of college and career is laudable, it's daunting for teachers who serve English language learners. The authors, educators at a private bilingual school in Mexico, describe how they used short excerpts of longer works giving…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Language Learners, Private Schools, Bilingual Education