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Dague, Christopher T.; Abela, Janelle K. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2020
The authors delineate issues in the teaching and learning of social studies in both the United States and Canada, providing examples of how implementing discussion pedagogy can foster democratic citizenship among diverse students.
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation, Democracy, Social Studies
Westheimer, Joel – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2020
The author discusses what it means to be a "good" citizen in a democracy, whether schools are teaching children to be good citizens, and ways to implement citizenship education in schools.
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Democratic Values, School Role
Putman, S. Michael; Byker, Erik J. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2020
By integrating the model presented here into instruction, teachers can help students develop the knowledge, skills, and mindset necessary to become effective global citizens. The model is called Global Citizenship 1-2-3, and it is based on a three-step approach to educate students (citizens) who (1) learn, (2) think, and (3) act in globally…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Skill Development, 21st Century Skills, Elementary Education
Amidon, Joel; Monroe, Ann; Rock, David; Cook, Candies – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2020
How can teachers encourage productive struggle in mathematics and yet minimize the exposure to shame often associated with struggle? In this article, the authors offer constructive ways to position struggle in the classroom to minimize shame and promote doers of mathematics.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Student Attitudes, Self Concept, Student Behavior
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
Ribeiro, Angélica; Jiang, Wei – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2020
The authors recommend ways to engage learners in interactions in the classroom to promote second language development and boost learners' self-confidence in using English in real-life situations.
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Learning Strategies, Second Language Learning, Self Efficacy
Meier, Barbara S.; Rossi, Kirstin A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2020
The instructional barrier matrix can support teachers in identifying student's diverse needs. Combined with Universal Design for Learning, the matrix gives all students access to engaged learning, and the planning process for teachers becomes proactive, time-saving, and effective.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Needs, Barriers, Access to Education
Hament, Blake – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2020
The author introduces the Passive Dynamic Walker robot, which is constructed with LEGOs and operates without any electronics. Building this robot offers an excellent platform for investigating center of mass and other important physics and engineering concepts.
Descriptors: Robotics, Teaching Methods, Manipulative Materials, Science Instruction
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
Jensen, Bryant; Jacobo-Suárez, Mónica – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
With the recommendations provided here, educators can better meet the needs of transnational students, particularly those U.S.-born children returning with their families to Mexico.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Needs, Mexican Americans, Migration
Kummings, John K.; Tomarchio, Maria; d'Aprile, Gabriella – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
The authors provide examples of outdoor education projects from Italy and the United States, along with some specific ideas teachers can use to start their own outdoor learning projects to bring problem-based and project-based learning into the curriculum.
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Active Learning
Bezzina, Christopher; Bufalino, Giambattista – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
The authors challenge educators to engage with and for others to build communities that are relevant and meaningful.
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Barriers, Models, Interpersonal Relationship
Noel, Andrea M.; Lord, Kathleen M.; Varga, László – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
As teachers worldwide struggle to serve an ever-increasing number of children and their families who do not speak the dominant language, the authors present a research-based scenario illustrating practices in Hungarian preschools.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Usage, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
Brooks, Hannah Smith – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Using engineering design practices, student groups reverse engineer their own oil cleanup techniques and processes.
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Accidents, Fuels, Engineering
Dueñas, Gilbert; Klash, Erin F.; Bowden, Shelly H. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
With an intentional effort to champion the voices of all children, professional educators have a collaborative mentality, enduring perseverance, a genuine love of learning, and an uncompromising pride in the children that occupy their classroom.
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Student Relationship, Professionalism