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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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Olsen, Jacob; Preston, Angela I.; Algozzine, Bob; Algozzine, Kate; Cusumano, Dale – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2018
Although it is widely agreed that there is no universally accepted definition for school climate, most professionals ground it in shared beliefs, values, and attitudes reflecting the quality and character of life in schools. In this article, we review and analyze measures accessible to school personnel charged with documenting and monitoring…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Measures (Individuals), School Personnel, Test Format
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Savitz, Rachelle S.; Rasinski, Timothy – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2018
In this article, we explore and identify the varied roles that have been assigned over time to the master reading teacher at the secondary level. Despite the fact that there are fewer master reading teachers (MRTs) at the secondary level, they are often required to take on even more responsibilities than MRTs at the elementary level. Secondary MRT…
Descriptors: Reading Teachers, Reading Instruction, Secondary School Teachers, Master Teachers
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Hatchimonji, Danielle R.; Linsky, Arielle V.; DeMarchena, Sarah; Nayman, Samuel J.; Kim, Sarah; Elias, Maurice J. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2018
In response to school environments in which teachers and students feel disconnected from the learning process, we developed a three-part curriculum feedback system with the goal of creating a school-wide culture of engagement through participatory feedback processes. Here we describe the barriers to participation and ownership that are addressed…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Empowerment, Teacher Empowerment, Learner Engagement
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McConn, Matthew – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2018
The Common Core State Standards have placed more emphasis on the close reading of all texts, and have made a point of increasing the use of nonfiction in secondary English classrooms. In this article, the author describes an approach for implementing close reading of literary nonfiction. The approach comes from a small-scale classroom-based…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Literary Genres, Nonfiction, Reading Comprehension
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Jones, Julie P.; Bradley, Gary; Love, Sarah – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2018
When implemented correctly, feedback from assessments can result in students reflecting and rethinking their mathematics, while increasing their effort and motivation. This article explores a formative assessment technique for use in the first few minutes of each class. Readers will find out how they can use the QuickQuiz (QQ) to drive…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Feedback (Response), Formative Evaluation, Teaching Methods
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Armstrong, Abbigail; Ming, Kavin; Helf, Shawnna – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2018
Content area literacy has an important role in helping students understand content in specific disciplines, such as mathematics. Although the strategies are not unique to each individual content area, they are often adapted for use in a specific discipline. For example, mathematicians use mathematical language to make sense of new ideas and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Content Area Reading, Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Bowman, Richard F. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2018
In the classroom, the ability to tell the right story at the right time is an essential pedagogical skill. Storytelling speaks to what makes us human: a search for meaning. In diverse instructional settings, non-stories provide information while resonant narratives teach, inspire, and motivate students by engaging them emotionally and…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Oral History, Military Personnel
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Thomas, Corey; Goering, Christian Z. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2018
This article examines and offers insights to a year of Socratic circles in the context of a world history classroom. Grounding this practice in relevant research before offering examples from the classroom and providing advice to practitioners, this discussion strategy offers an antidote to the often divisive and destructive examples of…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, World History, Reflection
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