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Gonzalez, Lidia – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Assuming the role of storyteller, the author uses her experiences as a graduate student and beginning teacher to reflect critically on issues related to mathematics, mathematics education, gender, and diversity.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education
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Campo, Stacey – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Building on multiple voices, experiences, and expertise, community school leaders can actively support the school's climate and ensure students are educated for democracy.
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Community Schools, Expertise, Educational Environment
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Taylor, Monica; Klein, Emily J.; Carletta, Liz – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
In an urban teacher residency program, preservice science teachers experience what it's like to teach for social justice through the use of a democratic inquiry stance, thus moving toward an understanding of teaching for social justice as larger than one individual teacher in a classroom.
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Inquiry, Preservice Teachers, Social Justice
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Rowe, Karen; Urban, Elizabeth; Middleton, Valerie – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
This article chronicles the inception, growth, and continued impact of a Professional Development School partnership based on teaching practices that acculturate preservice and practicing teachers into teaching for participation in a democracy.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Democracy, Democratic Values, Partnerships in Education
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Pickett, Brent L.; Kleinsasser, Audrey M. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Responding to the increasing sophistication in the arts of deception in the public realm, the authors turn to Goodlad's ideal of democratic citizenship nurtured through human conversation in the classroom and development of critical skills to evaluate the accuracy of arguments.
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Citizenship Education, Citizenship, Persuasive Discourse
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Keiser, David Lee – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Using a creative route of developing pedamantras, or teaching slogans, teacher candidates can develop their philosophy as an organic expression of their essential belief or felt sense about teaching.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Educational Philosophy, Self Efficacy
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Reeves, Emily; Miller, Stacia; Chavez, Crystal – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
We know the benefits of physical activity, and yet recess and physical education classes are being cut or scaled back to make room for meeting academic standards. Is cutting recess and physical education really benefiting academics? A look at some recent studies suggests that it is not. Integrating physical activity into the classroom may increase…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Education, Recess Breaks, Movement Education
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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
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Mullen, Carol A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Reaching beyond traditional mentoring models in education, this essay describes eight expanded and transformative forms that diversify, enrich, and improve relationships, environments, and systems.
Descriptors: Mentors, Transformative Learning, Conventional Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Bates, Celeste C. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Enhance a long-standing tradition of paper-based coaching notes with digital apps to record anecdotes and observations that support professional development.
Descriptors: Notetaking, Faculty Development, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Oriented Programs
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Birnie, Billie F. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Teachers are responsible for what happens in their classrooms, and promoting civil discourse should be among their top priorities. Not only should they model civil speech and behavior, but they also should establish clear boundaries for students, create a climate that nourishes courteous exchange, and help students build vocabularies that enable…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Discourse Communities, Teaching Methods
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Young, Carol; Hill, Rachel; Morris, Greg; Woods, Fabiola – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Adapting a Team of Teams model to a school environment provides a framework for a collaborative team culture based on trust, common vision, purposeful conversations, and interconnectivity. School leaders facilitate collaboration by modeling teamwork, as well as transparency and adaptability, to create a positive school culture and thereby improve…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Educational Improvement, School Culture, Collegiality
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Visone, Jeremy D. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
This article shares a promising practice: collegial visits. During collegial visits, educators watch a colleague teach a lesson about a predetermined focus as a form of professional development. Educators, including the host teacher, debrief after the lesson. These visits are part of a cycle of learning that moves from theory to practice, and the…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Collegiality, Faculty Development, Observational Learning
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Conderman, Greg – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Teachers are spending more of their time and making more decisions within teams. Effective teacher-based teams provide academic and behavioral support for students as well as professional development for teachers. Learn how the best teams function.
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Teamwork, Participative Decision Making, Faculty Development
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Crawford-Ferre, Heather Glynn; Wiest, Lynda R.; Vega, Stephanie – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Because financial literacy is an important skill for middle-grades students, this article suggests numerous personal financial literacy tasks for use in the mathematics classroom. Also provided are specifics for implementing one of these tasks to address mathematical content.
Descriptors: Money Management, Middle School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Task Analysis
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