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Sawchuk, Stephen – Education Week, 2011
Real-time classroom simulations like TeachME, a University of Central Florida project, offer promise for a host of teacher-training applications. Through them, candidates could learn to work with different groups of students, or practice a discrete skill such as classroom management. Most of all, such simulations give teachers in training the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Student Teaching
Samuels, Christina A. – Education Week, 2009
"Response to intervention" (RTI) as a model for boosting student achievement has taken off like wildfire. When it comes to research on how best to implement the process for students in middle and high school, though, the flame abruptly fizzles out. There's little RTI research that is specific to secondary schools, although it has been…
Descriptors: High Schools, Federal Legislation, Intelligence Quotient, Intervention
Sawchuk, Stephen – Education Week, 2009
As West Virginia increasingly emphasizes the teaching of content in application, the shift demands a fundamental change in teachers' roles. Teachers are no longer just purveyors of facts, but also the facilitators of elaborate activities that help students exercise what are often called 21st-century skills. Business leaders and policymakers more…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Alignment (Education)
Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy – Education Week, 2009
With scant research on the efficacy of social-networking tools such as Twitter, and few clear insights into the best (and worst) uses for them, there is little agreement among researchers and educators about how or whether Twitter-like technologies could or should be used in schools. This article discusses how teachers can use this popular…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Researchers, Teachers, Technology Uses in Education
Maxwell, Lesli A. – Education Week, 2007
This article reports the racial tensions in Jena, Louisiana. On Aug. 31, 2006, school leaders in Jena, Louisiana, arrived to find two nooses hanging from an oak tree on the campus of Jena High School. The events since that incident--including the beating of a white student and resulting criminal charges against six black schoolmates that have…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, African American Students, White Students, Violence
Education Week, 1996
This special report is a collection of seven essays exploring issues in professional development and teacher improvement: (1) "The Missing Link" (Ann Bradley) looks at the elements of effective staff development and new attention focused on teachers' on-the-job training; (2) "Union Dues" (Jeanne Ponessa) examines the role of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development