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Tienken, Christopher H. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2020
The author examines select excerpts from John Dewey's writings on democracy, discusses the role of education in a democracy, and offers ideas on how to provide students with a democratic education.
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Democratic Values, Teaching Methods, Role of Education
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
Burgard, Karen L. B. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2020
For students to understand the narratives of heritage sites, teachers must equip them with the skills to question the public curriculum, engage with it, create meaning from it, and when needed, challenge it.
Descriptors: Museums, Field Trips, Curriculum Evaluation, Historic Sites
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
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
Henriksen, Danah; Creely, Edwin; Henderson, Michael – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Considering the political environments of Australia and the United States, the authors discuss the disconnect between policy and the practical needs of educators for creativity in the classroom.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, Educational Policy, Creative Teaching
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
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
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
Berson, Ilene R.; Murcia, Karen; Berson, Michael J.; Damjanovic, Victoria; McSporran, Virginia – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Drawing on data from preschools in Australia and the United States, the authors highlight strategies to help teachers demystify the process of engaging young learners with tangible technologies and showcase how robotic manipulatives serve as catalysts for peer collaboration, socio-emotional development, and creative problem solving.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Robotics
Kruger, Christopher J.; Scogin, Stephen C.; Jekkals, Regan E. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Although embedded in a traditional middle school, STREAM takes a nontraditional approach by connecting students to the outdoors through project-based learning.
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Projects, Outdoor Education, STEM Education
Kim, So Jung – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
The author explores how counter-storytelling activities can offer preschool-age children opportunities to consider alternative perspectives and to develop critical and creative thinking skills.
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Story Telling, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking