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Amber H. Beisly; Sherri Castle; Claudette Grinnell-Davis – Excellence in Education Journal, 2023
Children's Approaches to Learning (AtL) represents how children seek learning opportunities in their classrooms. It can include children's persistence, attention, and initiative. It has often been studied using a composite of a teacher-rated scale. However, person-centered approaches may account for heterogeneity in children's learning approaches,…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Preschool Education, Low Income Students, Federal Programs
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Ivie, Stanley D. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2021
Do you wish to connect with your students? Then cultivate the art of storytelling. A good story can enliven a dull lesson, and it can expand the horizons of an interesting one. Storytelling can be used as an advance organizer for introducing a new unit of thought, or it can work equally well as a capstone for what has already been learned. Great…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Story Telling, Learning Theories, Advance Organizers
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Ivie, Stanley D. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
We live in an age rife with evaluations. Everyone is busy evaluating everyone. Teachers evaluate students; administrators evaluate teachers; the public evaluates administrators. Testing agencies are having a field day creating instruments for evaluating everyone and everything. The circle feeds on itself. In my 45 years of teaching experience, my…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills