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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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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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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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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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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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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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Morgan, Hani – Childhood Education, 2013
Assigning students projects involving video production can lead to many positive academic outcomes, and today more opportunities exist for educators to incorporate such video-oriented projects into their classroom practice. Video-making technology is more affordable, more user-friendly, and more powerful than ever before. This article discusses…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Bradley, Linda; Donovan, Carol – Childhood Education, 2012
Young children, their caregivers, and families should take advantage of opportunities to relish stories together. In this article, the authors describe one child's earliest experiences with story that have informed their work with preschool children and their families. Carol's (the second author's) daughter Sloane is privileged in all the ways…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Literacy, Caregivers, Preschool Children
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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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Gangi, Jane M. – Childhood Education, 2009
This article presents an annotated bibliography of children's literature resources on war, terrorism, and disaster since 1945. This annotated bibliography focuses on grades K-8 from different continents/countries, including (1) Africa; (2) Asia; (3) The Caribbean; (4) Central and South America; (5) Europe; and (6) The Middle East.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, War
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Crawford, Patricia A.; Zygouris-Coe, Vicky – Childhood Education, 2008
At a recent professional development program, the authors asked teachers to recall the ways in which they learned about history in the course of their own schooling. The teachers at this professional development gathering not only identified some of the key challenges facing elementary teachers charged with teaching social studies curricula, they…
Descriptors: Classrooms, Professional Development, Fiction, Social Studies
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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
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Witzel, Bradley S. – Childhood Education, 2008
President Bush appointed a 19-member National Mathematics Advisory Panel (NMP) in 2006 to create a blueprint for advancing mathematics education in the United States. After reviewing over 16,000 research publications and reports and receiving testimonials from 110 individuals, the panel made its report public in March 2008. The NMP report provides…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Learning Processes, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Lacina, Jan; Watson, Patricia A. – Childhood Education, 2008
This article presents an excerpt from the most recent ACEI publication. It describes the characteristics of effective middle level teachers and the characteristics of effective content-area instruction which makes use of reading and writing as often as possible. The use of literacy processes in content disciplines can lead to improved…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Literacy, Middle School Teachers, Content Area Writing
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