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Silva Mangiante, Elaine; Carpenter, Elizabeth; Robichaud, Hayley – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2020
Get an inside look at the discourse interactions of third- and fourth-grade students as they consider various design proposals to solve an engineering problem and negotiate a group decision. The authors present possible factors that impact student teamwork and provide recommendations for teachers to develop students' skills for group engineering…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Engineering
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Mueller, Mary; Yankelewitz, Dina – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2014
Gain a new perspective on the sharing of erroneous solutions in classroom discussions. Based on their research in grades four and six, the authors reveal how student-to-student correction of errors promotes mathematical reasoning and understanding. Tips for teachers include strategies for using students' errors to encourage reasoning during…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Error Correction, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics
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Tienken, Christopher H. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2012
The United States Department of Education (USED) granted 11 states waivers (eight full waivers and three conditional waivers) to provide what the USED termed "flexibility" from meeting some of the requirements in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Much of the flexibility relieves schools from the Adequate Yearly Progress mandate that requires…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Educational Indicators, Federal Programs, Educational Improvement
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McFadden, Lauren Bosworth – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine how the infusion of theatre arts into the language arts and social studies curricula in grades 4 and 5 impacted the cognitive and prosocial development of special populations, as well as the students' attitudes toward learning. An experimental/control group design was employed. Various instruments were used…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Language Arts
Brandt, Shannon – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2003
In this article, the author shares how she turned once-dreaded parent-teacher conferences into valuable assessments, evaluations, and action plans using the fourth-generation evaluation method. Fourth-generation evaluation has three main components. First, it includes a multitude of assessment tools. Second, it involves stakeholders in the…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Conferences, Evaluation Methods, Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation