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Byker, Erik Jon; Putman, Michael; Reddy, Chris; LeGrange, Lesley – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Two South African professors and two U.S. professors investigate the need for environmental education in preparing U.S.-based preservice teachers for a South African study abroad trip.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Educators, College Faculty
Riley, Jacqueline; Garza-Reyna, Gina; Muñoz, Ava; Lawrence, Gabriella; Shelton, Mary; Rojas-Paz, Angelica – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
The authors describe four projects using video-conferencing, with practical recommendations for implementation, to help students develop an understanding about the world beyond their own community.
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Global Education, Teaching Methods, Cross Cultural Training
Warren, Amber N.; Ward, Natalia A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
A thematic unit on immigration and migration in the United States provided a useful scaffold for engaging all students, including elementary English learners, in academic language learning.
Descriptors: Equal Education, Elementary School Students, English Language Learners, Immigrants
Kidwell, Tabitha; Pentón Herrera, Luis Javier – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
What do a rural elementary school in Indonesia and a suburban high school in Maryland have in common? The authors share vignettes and describe culturally sustaining practices in these contrasting teaching contexts.
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Rural Schools, Suburban Schools, Vignettes
Ashworth Cain, Amelia – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
Use the practical suggestions offered here to ease the transition when a newcomer emergent bilingual student comes to your school.
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Immigrants, English Language Learners, Elementary Schools
Suriano, Kirianne Bird; Ohlson, Matthew; Norton, Leah; Durham, Lisa – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
The authors examine one school that has implemented effective and replicable teacher retention policies and practices, and spotlight the meaningful outcomes that ensued when teachers were supported and empowered.
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Teacher Collaboration, Labor Turnover, Beginning Teacher Induction
Miller, Gary J. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
In the technology-enhanced classroom, students' language acquisition is supported through opportunities for engagement, collaboration, concept development, and authentic work.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, English (Second Language), English Language Learners
Kramer Ertel, Pamela A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
By implementing strategies described here, educators can be prepared to create an adoption-friendly environment for students and their families.
Descriptors: Adoption, Educational Environment, Family Involvement, Faculty Development
Williams, Lunetta M. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
Learn why few men choose to become elementary educators and how educators can assist with recruiting more males into this career.
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Males, Disproportionate Representation, Career Choice
Jung, Myoungwhon; Conderman, Greg – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
The most recent Kindergarten Common Core Mathematics State Standards include an emphasis on teaching geometry skills, such as recognizing, describing, naming, and composing shapes. This article provides five effective ideas for teachers of young children as they introduce and teach shapes.
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Kindergarten, Mathematics Instruction, Geometry
Currie, Brad – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Using a fictitious learning environment, the author demonstrates a variety of technological tools that teachers can infuse into their classrooms. Come away with some innovative, practical methods to help students show what they know about the topic at hand.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Innovation
Ernst-Slavit, Gisela; Wenger, Kerri J. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
The authors explore the importance of talk and interaction for learning, particularly in relation to new K-12 standards and the prominent role of academic language in today's educational contexts. The article concludes with a detailed example of a Grade 6 teacher's use of content and language objectives to address the needs and strengths of all…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Academic Standards, Language Role
Erwin, Robin W., Jr. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
For learners who need sight-word practice, including young students and struggling readers, digital flash cards may promote automatic word recognition when used as a supplemental activity to regular reading instruction. A novel use of common presentation software efficiently supports this practice strategy.
Descriptors: Sight Method, Sight Vocabulary, Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties
Johnston, Vickie – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Positively influence comprehension, vocabulary, syntax, and oral language development with read-aloud strategies. The author shares tips for making read-alouds successful.
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Syntax
Reeves, Emily; Miller, Stacia; Chavez, Crystal – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
We know the benefits of physical activity, and yet recess and physical education classes are being cut or scaled back to make room for meeting academic standards. Is cutting recess and physical education really benefiting academics? A look at some recent studies suggests that it is not. Integrating physical activity into the classroom may increase…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Education, Recess Breaks, Movement Education