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Toll, Cathy A. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2018
Literacy coaches are most successful when they: develop strong, trusting relationships; provide clarity about their roles; communicate well; spend much of their time in coaching conversations; and monitor their perspectives about their work and those with whom they work. However, challenges still persist for literacy coaches, particularly in…
Descriptors: Literacy, Success, Coaching (Performance), Best Practices
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Dostal, Hannah M.; Robinson, Richard – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2018
Mathematical literacy includes learning to read and write different types of mathematical texts as part of purposeful mathematical meaning making. Thus in this article, we describe how learning to read and write mathematical texts (proof text, algorithmic text, algebraic/symbolic text, and visual text) supports the development of students'…
Descriptors: Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Skills, Content Area Writing, Numeracy
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Batchelor, Katherine E.; Ramos, Maria; Neiswander, Samantha – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2018
LGBTQ themes are often neglected in many schools' curriculum. Currently, an LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum framework is not required in most school districts across the county. Therefore, it is important to understand how teachers regard LGBTQ issues; how they address the needs of students in the middle school and high school English classroom who…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Adolescent Literature, Teaching Methods
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Xerri, Daniel – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2018
Teacher research is lauded as a beneficial enterprise both for practitioners and for learners. However, teachers are sometimes accused of not possessing the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct research effectively. This article focuses on the need for teacher-researchers to find means of addressing the methodological challenges of engaging…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Research Skills, Research Methodology, Research Problems
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Dassa, Lori; Vaughan, Michelle – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2018
Technology should play a role in the classroom, however, the gaps that currently exist between student and teacher use of technology can impede successful technology integration. While teacher education programs and faculty build courses based on foundational pedagogies in the field of curriculum and instruction, current needs, such as technology…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Participation, Learner Engagement, Student Motivation
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Kotok, Stephen; DeMatthews, David – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2018
Nationally, schools are increasingly segregated by race and poverty as a result of demographic shifts and a changing legal and political landscape. Based on evidence that students benefit academically and socially from attending integrating settings, many school districts are exploring options for providing diverse learning experiences. We examine…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Student Diversity, Diversity (Institutional), Desegregation Methods
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Brozo, William G.; Crain, Sarah – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2018
Mathematics teachers often resist generic literacy strategies because they do not seem relevant to math learning. Discipline-specific literacy practices that emerge directly from the math content and processes under study are more likely to be embraced by math teachers. Furthermore, national and state-level mathematics standards as well as Common…
Descriptors: Literacy, Content Area Writing, Mathematics Instruction, Writing Strategies
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Hanna, Jennie L. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
Despite gains in the LGBTQ community, many schools still feel cold and unwelcoming for LGBTQ youth. Identity development is important for adolescents, but LGBTQ students often see the ability to freely share their identity limited in public education. Providing a gay--straight alliance (GSA) club within the school has been shown to increase…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Clubs
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Groth, Randall E. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
Qualitative classroom data from video recordings and students' written work can play important roles in improving mathematics instruction. In order to take full advantage of these data sources, it is helpful to have a strong analytic lens to orient one's reflections on the data. One promising analytic lens is the National Research Council's five…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Qualitative Research
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Xerri, Daniel – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
Teacher research is described as being beneficial and yet it is hampered by teachers' lack of knowledge about research, including how to use popular research methods. Given that accounts by teachers describing their use of such methods in a systematic manner might prove useful for their peers, this article describes my experience of using a…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Teacher Researchers, Research Methodology, Learning Experience
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Young, Jemimah L.; Young, Jamaal Rashad; Capraro, Mary Margaret – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
The middle grades mathematics classroom is full of transitions that students must overcome to become successful long-term learners of mathematics. This transition can be exorbitantly more tumultuous for Black girls who must overcome gender and racial mathematics achievement stereotypes. Mathematics identities and achievement socialization trends…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Middle School Students, Females, African American Students
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Masismadi, Nur Adilah; Lee, Marcus J. C.; Che Muhamed, Ahmad Munir; Chia, Michael Y. H.; Aziz, Abdul Rashid – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
The literature indicates that glucose deprivation, dehydration, decreased sleep quality and quantity, and mood changes, independently and adversely can influence cognitive functions and therefore learning. The Ramadan fast is an annual religious act undertaken by Muslims where individuals refrain from consuming food and fluid during daylight…
Descriptors: Islam, Beliefs, Eating Habits, Muslims
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Miller, Nicole C.; McKissick, Bethany R.; Ivy, Jessica T.; Moser, Kelly – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
The middle level classroom presents unique challenges to educators who strive to provide opportunities that acknowledge learner diversity in terms of social, cognitive, physical, and emotional development. This is confounded even further within inclusive middle-school classrooms where the responsibility to differentiate instruction is even more…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Classroom Techniques, Individualized Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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Siegel, Lesley Nora; Valtierra, Kristina Marie – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
Students with disabilities continue to be denied literacy rich experiences with their non-disabled peers. Throughout this article the authors explore how narrow, ability-focused teacher dispositions can perpetuate low expectations and can preemptively deny students with disabilities access to meaningful literacy experiences. Hence, the development…
Descriptors: Literacy, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Conderman, Greg – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
Study guides are a popular tool teachers provide to help students prepare for an upcoming test or quiz. They are especially appropriate for middle school students as they transition from reading narrative to informational text. However, some teachers are unfamiliar with various types of study guides. Therefore, this article describes various types…
Descriptors: Study Guides, Middle School Students, Study Skills, Middle School Teachers
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