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Shepherd, Lisa – Childhood Education, 2020
Founded in Minneapolis by Angela Jerabek, a former school counselor, Building Assets, Reducing Risks (BARR) is an education model built on research about the importance of prioritizing relationships with the power of data. The implementation of BARR at South Fort Myers High School saw dramatic and measurable changes as well as exponential academic…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, High Schools, Intervention
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Van Kuren, Lynda – Childhood Education, 2020
When Emily Crosette, joined H2O for Life as a high school student, she never dreamed that it would be the impetus for her future educational and career goals. Crossette majored in civil and environmental engineering and minored in environmental science at Lafayette College and is now completing her PhD in environmental engineering at the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Global Approach, High School Students, Water Quality
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McMahon, Debbie – Childhood Education, 2020
For many educators, the inspiration to teach comes from a desire to make a positive difference in students' lives. As they seek to guide students toward their big goals through trying times, teachers need resources that strengthen social and emotional skills. Facing this very challenge, Allison Silverman, a teacher at Port Chester Middle School in…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Program Descriptions, Social Change, Competition
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Spitzer, Tamar – Childhood Education, 2020
World language teachers are a special breed of teacher. In some cases, traveling and speaking other languages has profoundly changed their lives and they've channeled their passion into a career. In other cases, teachers are from another country, and are passionate about sharing their language and culture with students. World language teachers…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods
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Liu, Connie – Childhood Education, 2019
STEM education is an easily identified area of innovation in the education field. The most significant innovation for our students' lives, however, is ensuring that these technology-based programs are providing opportunities for students to engage with the world in meaningful ways and to recognize how they can contribute to positive…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Heyting, Ellen; Thrash, Rachael – Childhood Education, 2019
Learning approaches that support students' awareness of real-world issues and provide opportunities for taking action will lead to true transformation of education.
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Learner Engagement, Migration, Foreign Countries
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Miller, Susan A. – Childhood Education, 2017
This article discusses the Irene L. Chavez Excel Academy, a remarkable high school for at-risk seniors in San Antonio, Texas. This specialized Northside Independent School for approximately 300 students is housed in a unique circular building on the attractive Holmes High School campus. The academic program, tailored for at-risk seniors, provides…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, At Risk Students, High School Seniors, Educational History
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Rix, Sally – Childhood Education, 2017
Self-organized learning was developed by Professor Sugata Mitra of Newcastle University on the foundation of his firm belief that learning will emerge spontaneously when children are encouraged to be curious and are allowed to self-organize. There are seven dedicated Self-Organized Learning Environments (SOLEs) that Mitra established in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Reaction, Teaching Methods, Independent Study
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Petro, Lisa; Garin, Maria Jose Pineda – Childhood Education, 2017
As globalization speeds forward, there is immense pressure on school systems to keep up with the changing world. School leaders and teachers must continuously reevaluate their students' needs and consider the forces that will shape their futures. Learn how a dynamic, multi-campus high school in Mexico reimagined its approach to global competence…
Descriptors: Mexicans, High School Students, Global Education, Cultural Pluralism
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Brown, Christopher; Mowry, Brian – Childhood Education, 2009
In this article, the authors present findings from a case study of alignment that occurred between a Pre-K program and the larger K-12 system in which it was housed, to consider what this change process means for early childhood education. Specifically, they discuss and analyze the work of a collection of Pre-K stakeholders who proactively…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Program Effectiveness
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Piotrowski, Debra; Hoot, James – Childhood Education, 2008
Bullying should not be considered a "normal" stage of child development. Rather, it should be seen as a precursor for more serious violent behaviors that necessitate immediate and appropriate intervention by a caring adult. Those who bully are four times more likely than non-bullies to be convicted of a serious crime by age 24 (Center for the…
Descriptors: Violence, Bullying, Prevention, Teachers