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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
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
Brannon, Lee Anne – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
With biliteracy as the goal, dual-language immersion programs offer the potential to increase literacy skills across multiple learner demographic characteristics.
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Literacy Education, Bilingual Education, English Language Learners
Ridley, Jackie; Kim, Somin; Yoon, Esther – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
The authors explore ways teachers and school administrators can draw on the prior experiences and diverse language and literacy practices of refugee ELLs to develop culturally and linguistically responsive curriculums that support language learning and overall school success of these students.
Descriptors: Refugees, English Language Learners, Culturally Relevant Education, Curriculum Development
Landau Wright, Katherine; Thomas, Matthew – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
A conversation between scholars demonstrates how two experts found common ground and made classroom recommendations while wrestling through an underlying question: Who cares about "The Grapes of Wrath?"
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), Culturally Relevant Education, Reading Material Selection, Literature
Larson, Lotta; Brown, Jennifer S. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
To produce global-ready students who can thrive and compete in an interconnected world, we must prepare global-ready teachers. This article shares how one teacher preparation program focuses on literacy, technology, and globalization, while offering relevant K-12 applications.
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Global Approach, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Education Programs
Mullen, Carol A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
Business and industry, in cooperation with governmental agencies, special interest groups, and educational outsiders, are not only siphoning public monies, but also influencing public education. The author suggests targeting the strengthening of school cultures from within and advancing what educators think is good for public education.
Descriptors: School Culture, Public Education, Common Core State Standards, Educational Change
Krutka, Daniel G.; Carpenter, Jeffrey P. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
While most young people regularly consume and produce social media content, many schools focus on what students should not do with these technologies rather than address what students and teachers can do. The authors share ways that some educators leverage social media to enhance the who, when, where, why, how, and what of educational processes.
Descriptors: Social Media, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
Lendvay, Gregory – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
How can a teacher make learning vocabulary and academic content meaningful to students from diverse cultural backgrounds? The author shares strategies for incorporating dynamic participatory processes into the classroom.
Descriptors: Drama, Story Telling, Vocabulary Development, Student Diversity
Conderman, Greg; Hedin, Laura R. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2015
As a flexible instructional tool, cue cards offer support for students with and without disabilities. By providing different amounts of support, they also can be used to differentiate instruction in a variety of subject areas and grade levels. This article describes various strategies for using cue cards and includes examples from K-12 classrooms.
Descriptors: Cues, Individualized Instruction, Educational Strategies, Educational Practices
Schuster, Dwight – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2014
New accreditation standards for teacher preparation programs call for more seamless and effective connections between methods courses, clinical experiences, and school-based mentoring. Intentional clinical experiences and intermediate instructional strategies can foster collaboration between teacher preparation programs and teacher leaders in K-12…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Methods Courses, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
Slapac, Alina; Kim, Sujin – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2014
Building a culturally responsive learning community begins with global awareness and cultural responsiveness. Preservice and PreK-12 practicing teachers can use the interactive questions showcased here to enhance their intercultural competence by drawing on the knowledge, skills, and experiences of international faculty and colleagues.
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Teacher Competencies, Multicultural Education
Breault, Rick – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2014
State and national standards, taken as is, can limit the potential of the curriculum and skilled teachers. The ideas presented here suggest ways in which we might better scrutinize standards for their potential richness and limitations in order to enrich our instruction.
Descriptors: State Standards, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Performance Factors
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
Klingel, Abbey; Erbes, Stella – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2012
A disconnect exists between teaching and research; and it has become easy, if not automatic, for K-12 teachers to be enthusiastic about teaching and less supportive of research. As a student teacher, the first author found herself adopting the stereotype that research is associated with the sciences and is less pertinent to K-12 education. She…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Research Papers (Students)