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Pressley, Michael; And Others – Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, 1994
Describes a comprehension strategies instruction program called Students Achieving Independent Learning (SAIL). Relates the program to reader response and transactional theories of reading. Shows how the program works in one school system. Compares SAIL with basal series instruction programs. (HB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education, English Instruction, Epistemology
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Beers, Kylene – Research in the Teaching of English, 2010
This article presents the text of the author's presidential address, delivered at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 22, 2009. For the author, the title of this president's address, "Sailing over the Edge: Navigating the Uncharted Waters of a World Gone Flat," calls to…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Educational Change
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Quiñones, Sandra; Kiyama, Judy Marquez – School Community Journal, 2014
A community-based, multisite study using mixed methods examined the experiences and perspectives of Latino students and families in a low performing urban school district in New York State. This research project was spearheaded by a Latino Education Task Force which brought together multiple stakeholders in a collaborative effort to counteract…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Fathers, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship
Utah System Approach to Individualized Learning Project. – 1978
The U-SAIL system is a practical approach to individualization of instruction in which a problem-solving process is employed to install a program in logical sequential phases. U-SAIL is a nationally validated, successfully replicated, cost-feasible system for individualization of instruction which can be implemented in a variety of settings with…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Programs, Instructional Systems
Ratcliff, James L. – Journal of Staff, Program & Organization Development, 1999
States that comprehensive, systematic plans to assess student learning can be both the rudder guiding and the sail driving change in staff, program, and organizational development. Explores the nature of assessment and how it can and does serve such roles, driving change in the college or adapting to emerging community needs. Contains 27…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Evaluation Methods
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Bergman, Janet L. – Reading Teacher, 1992
Argues that providing students with a repertoire of important learning strategies is one crucial way of helping all students to become independent readers, thinkers, and learners. Describes a third grade reading environment and the practices of the Students Achievement Independent Learning Program (SAIL). (PRA)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Grade 3, Learning Strategies, Low Achievement
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Panagos, Jane L.; And Others – Urban Education, 1981
Operation SAIL was designed to facilitate the assimilation of children who relocate from the inner city to suburban schools. The project includes faculty inservice training, parent orientation and involvement, and student cognitive and affective development. The methodology and results of the program's first year are described herein. (GC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adjustment (to Environment), Elementary Education, Inner City
Jarvis, Carolyn H.; And Others – 1990
This report describes and evaluates Project SAIL, a collaborative project of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and the New York City Board of Education. It is an ungraded primary unit for children from ages five through eight located at Public School 41, District 23 in Brooklyn. The project stresses school-based planning and shared…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrators, Attendance, Elementary School Students
California State Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Retardation. – 1978
This curriculum for developmentally disabled adolescents and adults contains assessment conditions and performance criteria for evaluating client acquisition of a total of 646 independent living skills in five areas. While the content of the curriculum is in an area known as independent living, it is also prevocational in as much as it covers a…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Adolescents, Adults, Behavioral Objectives
Utah System Approach to Individualized Learning Project. – 1976
This guide gives specific guidelines for a five-step system to install effectively an individualized mathematics program. These steps are: (1) use of a planning model described; (2) organization of resources available; (3) installation of an environment in which individualization is possible; (4) use of diagnostic and prescriptive teaching; and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Instruction, Instruction, Instructional Materials
Laufer, Joseph M. – Instructor, 1992
This teaching guide provides across-the-curriculum hands-on activities, reproducibles, and resources for elementary teachers and students. The material teaches about Columbus's journey with sensitivity and respect for different points of view, offering opportunities to teach basic skills and lessons on how to interpret history. (SM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Influences, Elementary Education, Geography Instruction
Ishler, Anne; And Others – 1995
This report presents the state, district, and local education staff development objectives in South Carolina, based on defined educational needs assessment. Suggestions include definition of the change process, discussion questions, staff development planning, empowerment, and new opportunities. Each level of the program is based on the concept of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Needs Assessment
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Wong, Siu-ling; Chun, Ka-wai Cecilia; Mak, Se-yuen – Physics Education, 2007
We describe a physics investigation project inspired by one of the adventures of Odysseus in Homer's "Odyssey." The investigation uses the laws of mechanics, vector algebra and a simple way to construct a fan-and-sail-cart for experimental verification.
Descriptors: Mechanics (Physics), Investigations, Science Instruction, Science Experiments
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Keeley, Page – Science and Children, 2011
The first thing that comes to mind for many teachers when they think of assessment is testing, quizzes, performance tasks, and other summative forms used for grading purposes. Such assessment practices represent only a fraction of the kinds of assessment that occur on an ongoing basis in an effective science classroom. Formative assessment is a…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Science Tests, Teaching Methods, Summative Evaluation
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Mitts, Charles – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
The kite design activity described in this article is "hands-on" and provides students the opportunity to learn and apply STEM concepts in the process of building and flying a traditional diamond-shaped bowed kite from scratch. Important components of the activity are that students read and follow instructions and lessons about the…
Descriptors: Hands on Science, Design, Science Activities, Scientific Concepts
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