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Fedora, Pledger – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2014
When students experience reading difficulties--or even before they do--teachers can use specialized knowledge to help them achieve success. This overview of the International Dyslexia Association's "Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading" describes those reading and literacy standards and provides resources for teacher…
Descriptors: Reading Teachers, Reading Instruction, Academic Standards, Educational Resources
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McKeown, Rosalyn – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2013
Leaders and citizens of the next generation will have to do more with less. There will be fewer natural resources (e.g., less timber and less biodiversity), and the world's population will be greater. As a result, education must equip the students of today with the skills they need to cope with change, uncertainty, and complexity. This type…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Conservation (Concept), Critical Thinking
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Nail, Melissa H. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2007
By using a simple teacher-made template, students as young as first grade can collaboratively write and publish their own student-created newsletters. Teachers enjoy the time and energy they save with this integrated learning strategy, and the experience that students gain in publishing their own class newsletter seems to strengthen learning…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, School Newspapers, Cooperative Learning, Student Publications
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Rockwell, Sylvia – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2007
"Working Smarter, Not Harder: Reaching the Tough to Teach" is the topic of an exclusive four-part series by Sylvia Rockwell for the "Kappa Delta Pi Record." Part I describes the characteristics of students at risk of school failure, provides an overview of research-based principles found to be effective with all students and essential for students…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, High Risk Students, Prior Learning, Concept Formation
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Bond, Nathan – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2007
Teachers know from their training and experience that questioning plays an important role in today's instruction. Modern lessons are fast-paced and interactive, with teachers asking a lot of questions. Because this instructional strategy dominates class time and because students are active during the lesson, there are more chances for management…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Questioning Techniques, Teacher Educators
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Thomas, Cathy Newman; Wexler, Jade – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2007
Teaching literacy to struggling readers can present many challenges. This article suggests 10 strategies that can help middle and high school language arts and content area teachers meet them: (1) Ask for help; (2) Support word recognition needs; (3) Select appropriate materials; (4) Develop reading fluency; (5) Foster vocabulary acquisition; (6)…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Materials, Literacy Education, Reading Fluency
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Hildebrand, Janet E. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1981
Describes a one-hour simulation used in methods courses at the University of Texas at Austin, to provide secondary teacher candidates with insights into the administrative functioning of a school and their future roles as department and school staff members. (SJL)
Descriptors: Departments, Higher Education, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education
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Steller, Arthur – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1981
Defines the open classroom approach as a pedagogical strategy which emphasizes student interests, student responsibility, and informality without ignoring traditional curriculum content. Outlines the major features of the open classroom approach and suggests ways it might be applied to the elementary math, language arts, social studies, and…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Class Organization, Conventional Instruction, Educational Strategies
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Hallenbeck, Margaret J. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1981
An elementary school teacher offers guidelines for enlisting the cooperation of both the child and the parents when retention is necessary. (Editor/SJL)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Grade Repetition, Guidelines, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Willems, Arnold L. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1979
Current theories about teaching children to read overemphasize use of the left brain hemisphere. Children with a right-hemisphere dominance are likely to experience difficulties unless reading experiences are planned which capitalize on right-brain characteristics: divergent thinking and creative activities, hands-on experiences, and free reading.…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Cerebral Dominance, Cognitive Style, Creative Activities
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Davis, Edna L. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1980
Educators can help high school and lower college students to prepare for life's challenges by encouraging their scholarly efforts, aiding them in clarifying and focusing their values, giving assistance with career education, and counseling them about the advantages of cocurricular activities. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Career Education, Secondary Education, Student Development, Teacher Responsibility
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Murphy, Ramona S.; Gifford, Charles S. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1979
This article presents a rationale, based on study findings, for including death education in the school curriculum, describes first steps in program implementation, and suggests some teaching concepts and approaches for different grade levels. (SJL)
Descriptors: Death, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation
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Drew, Mary E. Lynn – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1979
This case study describes different traditional and sensory approaches to reading which were tried unsuccessfully with Jim, a third-grade nonreader, until a breakthrough was made by teaching him Exact English Signing. The author speculates that other techniques, such as braille, might also help the learning disabled. (SJL)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Dyslexia, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials
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Stimson, Elizabeth – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1979
The author outlines a process, suitable to any grade level or subject, for forming small instructional groups for mastery learning. (SJL)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Elementary Secondary Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Guidelines
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Doggett, Maran – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1979
The reading problem facing many moderately deficient secondary students (one to three years behind grade level) is less one of skill deficiencies than attitude toward reading. Reading teachers, classroom teachers, principals, and parents can all do specific things to help students improve skills and develop the desire to read. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Attitude Change, Guidelines, Parent Role
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