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Mitchell, Gloria; Hudson, Will; Barone, Melissa – Schools: Studies in Education, 2020
William Heard Kilpatrick's essay on "The Project Method," first published in 1918, argues for a method of education in which students' school activities are inspired by their own interests and guided by their own purposes. This article describes the project method as it is carried out in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades at an…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Middle School Students, Private Schools, Cooperative Learning
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McFarland, Jon – Schools: Studies in Education, 2020
The literature on the uses of gamification in education is increasingly popularizing the implementation of game elements in nongame environments, but the scholarship tends to remain theoretical and lacks a focus on practical application for educators seeking to utilize gamified methods. This article focuses on the design and implementation of…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Instructional Design, Program Implementation, Student Motivation
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Katch, Jane; Harrow, Sheryl; Lockney, Jackie; Baffa, Nancy; Fuchs, Juliana; Peters, Heather; Whitney, Steve; Inman, Katy; Diller, Susan; Lewenberg, Anne – Schools: Studies in Education, 2019
Teachers at a, mostly white, independent school met monthly for a year, discussing how to talk with children from pre-K through eighth grade about race. They looked at interactions that arose spontaneously in the classroom, from younger children's comments about skin color to racially tinged remarks in the older classes. Faculty members, who all…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers
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Smith, Grinell; Rabin, Colette – Schools: Studies in Education, 2018
This article details a four-faceted approach we developed to help structure discourse about topics in partisan arenas, many of which intersect with issues of equity and social justice. The article's narrative centers on challenging and emotionally charged discussions that unfolded in a classroom management class in our teacher preparation program…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Teaching Methods
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Inouye, Martha; Houseal, Ana – Schools: Studies in Education, 2018
Anyone who has spent decades in public education is aware of the pendulum swing of ideas, strategies, and policies that can cause drastic changes. Since the 1980s, inclusion of critical thinking development in classrooms has sharply declined, given accountability mandates and legislation such as No Child Left Behind. A potential reawakening to…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Standards
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Katch, Jane – Schools: Studies in Education, 2018
How can educators help privileged children develop understanding of and compassion for immigrants in schools where there is very little diversity in their classrooms? The author used picture books to help children feel closer to those who came from challenging environments to find a better life in the United States. She discovered that asking…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Empathy, Picture Books, Altruism
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Gibson, Stacey A. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2017
A teacher's practice is influenced by personal, institutional, historical, and societal experiences. Teachers are expected to manage how content is delivered in a classroom setting. As well a teacher is managing their own emotional and internal narratives around complex issues such as race, racism, and oppression in the classroom. By exploring the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Course Content, Power Structure, History
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Ascenzi-Moreno, Laura – Schools: Studies in Education, 2017
Although the number and diversity of emergent bilingual students is rising, this population is viewed as homogeneous rather than vibrant and eclectic. This case study explores how two secondary teachers of English as a new language uncover the diversity of their recently arrived emergent bilingual population by implementing translanguaging…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Educational Change, Teaching Methods
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Smith, Grinell – Schools: Studies in Education, 2017
To convey the magnitude and rapidity of current climate change and the severity of predictions for the next century, I present essential climate science information using four key sets of data and contextualize that information with personal anecdotes. I then consider the reasons for the large gap between the scientific consensus about…
Descriptors: Climate, Ecology, Public Opinion, Environmental Education
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Jaffe-Notier, Tamara – Schools: Studies in Education, 2017
In this essay, the author asserts that the dialogic pedagogy of Paulo Freire provides a good description of the dynamic of authentic learning. The author narrates one short example and one long example of Freirian dialogues occurring in a public high school, giving details that describe moments of transformation. The short narrative sketches…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Dialogs (Language), High School Students, Transformative Learning
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Aikin, Wilford M. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
This article revisits the Eight-Year Study, which was a set of simultaneous experiments in secondary education carried out by 30 schools from 1933 to 1941. These schools were free from the usual subject and unit requirements for college admission for a period of eight years, beginning with the class entering college in 1936. Freed from the demands…
Descriptors: Educational History, Curriculum Design, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
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Haines, Shana J. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
This article describes a teacher-research project in which a class of fifth-grade English language learners demonstrated that learning about photography and using it as inspiration for their creative writing authenticated their writing task, helped them bring their outside-school worlds inside school, increased their enthusiasm for writing, and…
Descriptors: Photography, English Language Learners, Action Research, Writing (Composition)
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Densmore-James, Susan; Yocum, Russell G. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
Whether stemming from dysfunctional families, abuse, emotional responses to societal violence, the threat of terrorism, school shootings, or escaping the day-to-day tedium that life places before us, today's learners are vulnerable to loss and the grief, sorrow, depression, and anger that accompany such loss. This essay, written from the lead…
Descriptors: Literacy, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Skill Development
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Makiguchi, Tsunesaburo – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
This "From the Archives" article was originally published in Japanese in v6 n3 Mar 1936 of the Japanese-language journal "Shinkyo" (New Teachings), a periodical publication of the Soka Kyoiku Gakkai, the Society for Value-Creating Education, established by Tsunesaburo Makiguchi in 1930. This installment of "On Attitudes…
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Ideology, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior
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Kaufman, Sherry – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
In spring 2012, Sherry Kaufman, a consultant at Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, was asked to support kindergarten teachers in deepening their practice of constructivism and exploring the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. Central to such an approach is the belief that all learning is socially constructed through interaction…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Teacher Conferences, Parent School Relationship
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