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Jung, Myoungwhon; Conderman, Greg – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
The most recent Kindergarten Common Core Mathematics State Standards include an emphasis on teaching geometry skills, such as recognizing, describing, naming, and composing shapes. This article provides five effective ideas for teachers of young children as they introduce and teach shapes.
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Kindergarten, Mathematics Instruction, Geometry
Riddle, Derek R.; Beck, Jori S.; Morgan, Joseph John; Brown, Nancy; Whitesides, Heather – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
Building on a study conducted by the authors, this article provides strategies for teaching data literacy and outlines the case-based teaching method as an effective way of developing data-literate teachers.
Descriptors: Data, Data Analysis, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Teacher Education
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
Hollins, Etta R. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
The author advocates rethinking present approaches to early literacy development and suggests changes in teacher preparation to better meet the needs of urban and other underserved students.
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Programs
Diaz, Marisol; Baptiste, H. Prentice – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
By breaking down "fronteras" (borders) in classroom instruction, educators can interrupt and examine the interactions and discourses that create separations and alienations among people. The authors describe an effective instructional approach used in a second-grade class and modified for a class of preservice teachers.
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
Haynes Writer, Jeanette – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
Values, knowledges, and ways of being are the essences and cultural imperatives for tribal nation students and communities, and they sustain the tribal nations' continuance as distinct Peoples. After discussing historical and ongoing colonialist oppression, the author urges educators to form partnerships with communities to foster students'…
Descriptors: Social Values, American Indians, Tribes, American Indian Culture
Young, Kathryn S.; Herring, Tina J.; Morrison, Ann D. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
The authors highlight seven strategies that teachers can apply to support students with cultural and linguistic differences as well as disabilities.
Descriptors: Cultural Maintenance, Culturally Relevant Education, Sustainability, Language Usage
Nolet, Victor – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals tie together equity, justice, and a more inclusive society with ecological sustainability. This article offers teaching strategies for integrating the goal of quality education for sustainability and multicultural education.
Descriptors: Sustainability, Multicultural Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Quality
Currie, Brad – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Using a fictitious learning environment, the author demonstrates a variety of technological tools that teachers can infuse into their classrooms. Come away with some innovative, practical methods to help students show what they know about the topic at hand.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Innovation
Ernst-Slavit, Gisela; Wenger, Kerri J. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
The authors explore the importance of talk and interaction for learning, particularly in relation to new K-12 standards and the prominent role of academic language in today's educational contexts. The article concludes with a detailed example of a Grade 6 teacher's use of content and language objectives to address the needs and strengths of all…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Academic Standards, Language Role
Katz, Daniel S. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Including growth models based on student test scores in teacher evaluations effectively holds teachers individually accountable for students improving their test scores. While an attractive policy for state administrators and advocates of education reform, value-added measures have been fraught with problems, and their use in teacher evaluation is…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Models, Scores, Evaluation Criteria
Truebridge, Sara – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Educators' beliefs are powerful, affecting not only their pedagogical practices, but also student efficacy and success. The academic achievement of any particular student may rely greatly on whether the teacher believes that student has the ability to succeed. This article affirms the imperative for administrators and educators to spend time…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Beliefs, Teacher Expectations of Students, Metacognition
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
Erwin, Robin W., Jr. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
For learners who need sight-word practice, including young students and struggling readers, digital flash cards may promote automatic word recognition when used as a supplemental activity to regular reading instruction. A novel use of common presentation software efficiently supports this practice strategy.
Descriptors: Sight Method, Sight Vocabulary, Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties
Johnston, Vickie – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Positively influence comprehension, vocabulary, syntax, and oral language development with read-aloud strategies. The author shares tips for making read-alouds successful.
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Syntax