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Entigar, Katherine E. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
Examining former and current approaches to adult education for marginalized immigrants, the author proposes pedagogy that recognizes and appreciates their dynamic cultural life experiences.
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Adult Education, Immigrants, Cultural Influences
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Shore, Rebecca – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2014
Continued physical well-being is important, especially within the aging teacher ranks. The story of one veteran exercise instructor emphasizes fitness and weaves best classroom practices throughout the narrative.
Descriptors: Exercise, Best Practices, Educational Environment, Creativity
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Goddu, Kevin – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2012
This article begins with a scenario that reflects a growing concern for both teacher and adult learner in today's college history classroom. A student in his sixties remembers his experience as a young man growing up during this time period in American history, while the professor knows only what others have told him plus the scholarly works he…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Teaching Methods, United States History
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Moriarty, Anthony – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2009
Most Monday mornings are noisy affairs where students and staff members are catching up on the events of the weekend. Sometimes these events are disputes that have festered over the weekend and are now ready to get settled. When a confrontation between students occurs, noise levels accelerate, students begin running, and an unnerving combination…
Descriptors: School Safety, Safety Education, Risk Management, Emergency Programs
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Phillips, Theresa – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2009
While every child has individual needs, living in poverty further compounds the issues many students bring to school. This reality was brought home to the author in a way that compelled her to take a hard look at her approach to teaching. What started her reflection was a professional development experience on understanding poverty. The principal…
Descriptors: Individual Needs, Teaching Methods, Disadvantaged Environment, Transformative Learning
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Wright, Robert J. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2009
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB 2001) has the faculties of every public and charter school scrambling to drive test scores of seven identified groups of children (African-American children, Anglo-White children, children with disabilities, Hispanic children, children of poverty, children with English language limitations, and Native-American…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, High Stakes Tests, Educational Indicators, Academic Achievement
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Varney, Jim – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2009
Many novice teachers have the requisite skills, dispositions, and commitment to succeed, yet are leaving the profession in huge numbers. Despite induction and mentoring programs in many schools, approximately 50 percent of new teachers quit within their first five years. Perhaps what these teachers need is motivation inherent in a different kind…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teacher Induction, Coaching (Performance), Supervisory Methods
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Watts, Jeri H. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2009
Teachers as Readers (TAR) is a strategy often recommended to engage teachers as active readers; participants share and learn in peer groups and then connect what they learn to their instruction of reading in the classroom. The idea is supported financially by a number of reading organizations. Reading is only one part of literacy--it is time to…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Improvement, Writing Improvement, Writing Workshops
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McDonald, Denise – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2009
As an educator, the author has taught elementary students, mentored in-service teachers, supervised preservice teachers, and taught undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. Regardless of the developmental range of learners or the content, the author's goal as an educator has been to promote creative and critical thinking by providing a…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Teaching Experience, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Practices
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Levin-Goldberg, Jennifer – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2009
In today's globally interconnected community, it is imperative that students learn how human rights abuses are not a "thing of the past," but an ongoing exploitation that requires modern day crusaders to defend. Who might these crusaders be? None other than each student. However, if one wants to encourage these noble change agents, one needs to…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Change Agents, Civics, Citizenship Education
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Noddings, Nel – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2009
After many years as a high school mathematics teacher, administrator, university professor, and philosopher of education, the author's inclination in answering this question (what can teachers learn from research?) is to say, "not much." If one is looking for a recipe-like answer to questions about how to teach fractions, reading, spelling, or…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Evidence
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Tienken, Christopher H.; Goldberg, Stephanie; DiRocco, Dominic – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2009
Well-known historical accounts of questioning used in the education process trace back to Socrates. One of the best examples of his use of questioning is found in Plato's classic work "The Republic" (2003). Today, teachers still use questions as one way to help students develop productive thinking skills and to understand concepts and topics.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Productive Thinking, Thinking Skills, Educational Strategies
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Fawcett, Gay; Shannon-Smith, Elaine – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2008
School-community partnerships make a difference in student achievement. Synthesizing 35 years of research to provide insight into "what works in schools," Robert Marzano (2003) concluded that community involvement is a critical factor. Though community involvement takes many forms, generally organizations such as libraries, museums, parks, zoos,…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, School Community Relationship, Community Organizations, Educational Opportunities
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Lynch, Sharon A.; Warner, Laverne – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2008
Teachers today must meet the needs of a variety of learners. In addition to the broad array of cultural differences and varying disabilities teachers encounter, their classrooms reflect a wide range of abilities among the "typical" students. Regardless of the reasons, teachers today find that the large-group "one-size-fits-all" lesson is not…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Lesson Plans, Cultural Differences, Access to Education
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Garrett, Joyce Lynn – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2007
Building a repertoire of teaching skills means organizing instructional strategies in some meaningful way. In this brief essay, the author recommends that beginning teachers develop a repertoire comprised of a mix of strategies from each of Joyce, Weil, and Calhoun's (2004) categories: three strategies from the Cognitive Family (Concept…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Concept Formation
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