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Pitoyo, Muhammad Dafit; Sumardi; Asib, Abdul – International Journal of Language Education, 2020
Assessment and technology are two components that are very important in education. Assessment is the core of education, which provides teachers much information from their students and technology helps to achieve the learning goal more easily. Teachers are able to take the advantages of the integration of technology and assessment to get really…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Testing Problems, Technology Integration, Computer Assisted Testing
McTighe, Jay – Educational Leadership, 2018
The author examines three essential questions on educational assessment: What really matters in a contemporary education? How should we assess those things that matter? How might our assessments enhance learning that matters, not just measure it? In answering these question, he argues that schools need a broader collection of measures, with a…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Educational Assessment, Performance Based Assessment, Student Evaluation
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Robertson, Carol – Science Teacher, 2018
How much do students really know about chromosomes? This article describes a partner activity and then a whole-class activity that use modeling to teach DNA replication, connect it to the shape of chromosomes during mitosis, and help students understand how daughter cells have the same DNA. Modeling is integral to science, helping students…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Activities, Class Activities, Genetics
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Shim, Jenna Mim – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2019
In this article, I discuss my own experience as a critical multicultural educator who is an Asian American. Using the psychoanalytic ideas of Holding Environment and Countertransference, I use the two questions of "where you am from" and "where are you really from" in this article as a way to think through and learn about my…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Psychiatry, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education Programs
Fowlie, Meaghan – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Adjuncts and arguments exhibit different syntactic behaviours, but modelling this difference in minimalist syntax is challenging: on the one hand, adjuncts differ from arguments in that they are optional, transparent, and iterable, but on the other hand they are often strictly ordered, reflecting the kind of strict selection seen in argument…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Syntax, Form Classes (Languages), Language Research
Loewen, James W. – Teachers College Press, 2018
James Loewen has revised "Teaching What Really Happened", the bestselling, go-to resource for social studies and history teachers wishing to break away from standard textbook retellings of the past. In addition to updating the scholarship and anecdotes throughout, the second edition features a timely new chapter entitled…
Descriptors: History Instruction, United States History, World History, Teaching Methods
Connolly, Bríd – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2016
In recent decades, adult and community education has emerged as a distinctive discipline in its own right, based on scholarship in the quest for real equality and social justice. This distinctive discipline is already characterised by "really useful practice", that is, critical, creative pedagogy, heavily influenced by women's studies…
Descriptors: Community Education, Adult Education, Educational Research, Research Needs
Feldman, Jo – Educational Leadership, 2018
Have teachers become too dependent on points? This article explores educators' dependency on their points systems, and the ways that points can distract teachers from really analyzing students' capabilities and achievements. Feldman argues that using a more subjective grading system can help illuminate crucial information about students and what…
Descriptors: Grading, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Criteria, Achievement Rating
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Frey, Nancy; Fisher, Douglas – Reading Teacher, 2018
The authors analyzed 88 classroom observations to determine whether there were actions that teachers were taking to send a message to students that rereading was not valuable. They identified three practices during shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading that telegraphed messages to students against rereading. The authors also…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Repetition, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
Faulkner, Valerie; Walkowiak, Temple; Cain, Chris; Lee, Carrie – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2016
Equality is such an important concept for children to develop. In this article it is argued that a precise definition is needed to ensure that students are provided with a consistent "picture" of what it is that equality really means.
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Formulas, Geometric Concepts
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Engel, Maria – Childhood Education, 2015
Teaching is hard. It's the most rewarding, fulfilling job in the world, but it's also frustrating, infuriating, and really, really hard. In this article, the author reflects on the importance of free play in early childhood classrooms. If teachers want to create happy children who love learning, forcing them to sit at desks or tables through early…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Classroom Techniques, Play, Teaching Methods
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Ness, Molly – Reading Teacher, 2017
This teaching tip showcases how students use iPads to video record themselves orally reading. In the Record, Listen, Reflect process, students conduct repeated readings with a familiar text, watch the recorded video, and conduct running records on themselves. Having an opportunity to watch videos of their own reading gives students a glimpse of…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Handheld Devices, Teaching Methods, Video Technology
Englander, Elizabeth Kandel – American Educator, 2017
The purpose of this article is to help educators sort through some thorny issues that complicate efforts to understand bullying and cyberbullying, and to suggest practical and realistic ways to address these behaviors effectively. The author starts with a few key points that are often not well understood but can really help clarify everything that…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Teacher Attitudes
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Lincoln, Don – Physics Teacher, 2017
Physics can be a weighty subject, full of substance and gravitas. It is therefore perhaps entirely reasonable that a central topic of the discipline is mass. But what is mass, really? What is the origin and nature of this most essential feature of the world around us? And are there any surprises to be had as we dig deeper into that question? In…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Scientific Literacy
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Montgomery, Molly – Communications in Information Literacy, 2015
The majority of librarians who have taken on instruction responsibilities have had little to no formal training in educational theories or pedagogical practices. We do the best we can without a foundation for our teaching. This Perspectives column looks at how much theory we really need to know, and how can we gain this knowledge in order to…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Instruction, Librarians, Educational Theories
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