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Seeley, Cathy L. – Educational Leadership, 2017
The traditional method of teaching math--showing students how to do a procedure, then assigning problems that require them to use that exact procedure--leads to adults who don't know how to approach problems that don't look like those in their math book. Seeley describes an alternative teaching method (upside-down teaching) in which teachers give…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, Models
Seeley, Cathy L. – ASCD, 2016
In "Making Sense of Math," Cathy L. Seeley, former president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, shares her insight into how to turn your students into flexible mathematical thinkers and problem solvers. This practical volume concentrates on the following areas: (1) Making sense of math by fostering habits of mind that…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Problem Solving, Thinking Skills, Mathematics Instruction
Seeley, Cathy L. – ASCD, 2016
Cathy L. Seeley, former president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, turns the spotlight on administrative leaders who are seeking to improve their math programs, offering an overview of what an effective program looks like and examples of actions to take to achieve that goal. "Building a Math-Positive Culture" addresses…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Educational Improvement, Program Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education
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Seeley, Claire – Primary Science, 2014
The Beat the Flood challenge involves designing and building a model flood-proof home, which is then tested in "flood" conditions. It is set on the fictitious Watu Island. The children form teams, with each team member being assigned a responsibility for the duration of the task--team leader, chief recorder, and resource manager. This…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Science Education, Natural Disasters, Problem Solving
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Seeley, Claire – Primary Science, 2016
Not only is there a shortage of people pursuing STEM-related careers today, but few people are looking to acquire STEM jobs in the future. This places a huge responsibility on primary educators, not simply to foster a love of science from an early age, but also to encourage longer-term aspirations among children. Researchers have discovered that a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Careers, Adults, Foreign Countries
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Columba, Lynn – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2013
Mathematics is about reasoning, patterns, and making sense of things. Children's literature provides a powerful opportunity to foster unique experiences in mathematics learning. Storybooks, thinking strategies, and manipulatives offer a winning combination for mastering multiplication facts based on conceptual ideas and relationships. The most…
Descriptors: Multiplication, Childrens Literature, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Education
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Reicher, Hannelore; Matischek-Jauk, Marlies – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2017
Depression is a major and increasingly frequent health problem among young people (WHO, 2017). Adolescence is a peak time for the first onset of depression (Seeley & Lewinsohn, 2008). However despite discovering high prevalence rates among young people in recent studies , teachers tend to overlook depressive symptoms in adolescents, while…
Descriptors: Prevention, Depression (Psychology), Adolescents, Social Development
Whitman, Carmen – Math Solutions, 2011
"It's All Connected" provides teachers of mathematics the support they need to improve their instruction. This in-demand collection of lessons for grades 6-8 explores proportionality, proportional relationships, and proportional reasoning, acknowledging that the ability to reason proportionally is crucial in the middle school mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Seeley, Cathy L. – Math Solutions, 2009
NCTM Past President Cathy L. Seeley shares her messages on today's most relevant topics and issues in education. Based on Cathy L. Seeley's award-winning NCTM President's Messages, and including dozens of new messages, this must-have K-12 resource offers straight talk and common sense about some of today's most important, thought-provoking issues…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Achievement Gap, Creativity
Walker, Hill M., Ed.; Gresham, Frank M., Ed. – Guilford Press, 2013
This authoritative volume provides state-of-the-art practices for supporting the approximately 20% of today's K-12 students who have emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) that hinder school success. Leading experts present evidence-based approaches to screening, progress monitoring, intervention, and instruction within a multi-tiered framework.…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Intervention, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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Van Zoest, Laura R., Ed.; Lo, Jane, Ed.; Kratky, James L., Ed. – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2012
These Proceedings are a written record of the research presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA 2012) held in Kalamazoo, Michigan, November 1-4, 2012. The theme of the conference, "Navigating Transitions along Continuums," focuses on…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Articulation (Education)
Cottone, Mark Anthony – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study is to examine how the 1:1 laptop initiative impacted student achievement for the students at a single intermediate school (grades 4-6) in Mooresville, North Carolina. Researchers Dunleavy, Dexter, & Heinecke, 2007; Mouza, 2008; O'Dwyer, Russell, Bebell & Tucker-Seeley, 2005 have called for additional research…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Intermediate Grades
Kirby, Elizabeth – National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), 2007
The importance of school attendance in relation to achievement, engagement, and educational success has been well researched and documented. As a result, the general philosophy is that the more time students are in school, the better chance they have to be personally and academically successful. Students miss school for myriad reasons. While some…
Descriptors: Truancy, Compulsory Education, Attendance, Academic Achievement
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
The study reported in this paper examined the effects of “First Step to Success (First Step),” a school- and home-based program intended to improve outcomes for students with moderate to severe behavior problems who may be at risk for academic failure. The study took place in six locations across five states: San Jose, California; Tampa, Florida;…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Behavior Modification, Student Behavior
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Keedy, John L.; McDonald, Deborah H. – Planning and Changing, 2007
Across the United States the state education agency (SEA) is a "sleeping giant" with untapped potential to build instructional capacity in the nation's 110,000 public schools. The SEA is positioned to build the system-wide synergy requisite to achieve the unprecedented school-level student outcomes mandated by the No Child Left Behind…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Change, State Departments of Education, Politics of Education
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