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Jones, Jennifer – Childhood Education, 2020
In this article, Jennifer Jones describes how at Pine Street School in New York City, they have dispensed with the traditional industrial model of schooling and are looking ahead to the future. The entire school was designed with optional learning environments. Jones describes innovative elements from varied seating (floor cushions, modular…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Futures (of Society)
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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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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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Talmus, Laura – Childhood Education, 2019
Research indicates that social isolation among youth is on the rise and not only impacts a child's self-esteem, but also plays a key role in health and academic performance. A 2013 study published in the American Journal of Public Health linked social isolation with depression, loss of sleep, eating disorders, and poor cardiovascular health. In…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Social Isolation, Intervention, Social Integration
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Kearney, Randi; Patterson, Katelyn; Wyner, Tressa – Childhood Education, 2019
Some of the most effective innovations in education have allowed fundamental changes to how individual students are being taught and assessed. Personalized learning models tailor learning to individual needs, accommodating students with diverse learning styles.
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Educational Innovation, Emotional Development, Social Development
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Kielty, Michele L.; Gilligan, Tammy D.; Staton, A. Renee – Childhood Education, 2017
With any intervention program, involving all stakeholders in a joint effort toward implementation is most likely to lead to success. Whole-school approaches that involve school personnel, students, families, and local communities have been associated with positive, sustained outcomes. For mindfulness training programs to generate the most…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Perception, Attention Control, Well Being
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Freed, Jennifer; Lowenstein, Melissa – Childhood Education, 2017
Since 2013, AHA! (Attitude. Harmony. Achievement) has trained over 300 AHA! Peace Builder youth at six area schools in Santa Barbara, California. These young people have conducted outreach to more than 5,000 additional peers, family members, and community members via Connection Circles, which they led during class, between classes, at AHA! Peace…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Conflict Resolution, Student Leadership, Training
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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