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Parks, Melissa – Science and Children, 2017
This article describes how one preschool teacher turned a luau celebrating moving on to elementary school as a springboard for a lesson on pollution. Over the course of one hour, this teacher introduced and provided a whole group lesson on pollution, and the responsibilities people share to protect the environment.
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teaching Methods, Preschool Children, Play
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Stechschulte, Jill; Scheer, Scott D. – Journal of Extension, 2017
Choose and Tell is a curriculum for 4-H Cloverbud members that introduces them to public speaking and life skill enhancement (communication and social interaction). Choose and Tell consists of activity cards analogous to a deck of cards. Activity card titles include Wash and Comb Your Hair, Plant a Seed, and Floss Your Teeth. The activities are…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Daily Living Skills, Educational Resources, Youth Programs
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Ackerman, Debra J.; Friedman-Krauss, Allison H. – ETS Research Report Series, 2017
The early education field increasingly is recognizing the key role played by young children's executive function (EF) skills, generally defined as the cognitive abilities that consciously support goal-directed behaviors. To provide the field with an overview of research conducted on this topic over the past 15 years, we review research on the…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Executive Function, Research Needs, Research Reports
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Luo, Tian; Murray, Alexander; Crompton, Helen – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Online learning is increasingly being used in K-12 learning environments. A concomitant trend is found towards learning becoming "authentic" as students learn with tasks that are connected to real world occupations. In this study, 48 pre-service teachers use an online environment to engage in authentic practice as they developed online…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Learning Activities, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Burgess, Claudia R. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2014
Designed for a broad audience, including educators, camp directors, afterschool coordinators, and preservice teachers, this investigation aims to help individuals experience mathematics in unconventional and exciting ways by engaging them in the physical activity of building geometric shapes using ropes. Through this engagement, the author…
Descriptors: Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Geometric Concepts
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Christensen, Doug – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2009
An inexpensive and equipment free approach to teaching the technical aspects of DNA sequencing. The activity described requires an instructor with a familiarity of DNA sequencing technology but provides a straight forward method of teaching the technical aspects of sequencing in the absence of expensive sequencing equipment. The final sequence…
Descriptors: Simulation, Genetics, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods
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West, Andrew B.; Sickel, Aaron J.; Cribbs, Jennifer D. – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2015
The Next Generation Science Standards call for the integration of science and engineering. Often, the introduction of engineering activities occurs after instruction in the science content. That is, engineering is used as a way for students to elaborate on science ideas that have already been explored. However, using only this sequence of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Engineering, Learning Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Pollock, Katina; Ryan, James – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2013
One way to support aspiring and current administrators is through the use of case study teaching (Barnes, Christensen, & Hansen, 1994). Using case studies as a teaching and learning tool helps bring real-life situations into principal preparation and support programs. Case study approaches provide students with time to interrogate contemporary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Case Studies, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Griva, Eleni – English Teaching Forum, 2007
These two story-based lesson plans were designed to address the lack of motivation and interest by students in a sixth grade English class in Greece. The lessons appeal to young learners who want to be creative and imaginative by making learning entertaining. The animal stories are authentic texts, not graded readers, with helpful visuals. They…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lesson Plans, Grade 6, English (Second Language)
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Peacock, Susi; Murray, Sue; Scott, Alison; Kelly, Jacquie – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2011
This article reports findings of a study based in Scotland that explored healthcare learners' experiences of feedback and ePortfolios. Feedback is a highly complex, multi-dimensional phenomenon, and healthcare learners consider it essential for their learning, recognizing that without it patient safety may be compromised. This study sought to…
Descriptors: Role, Transformative Learning, Portfolios (Background Materials), Allied Health Occupations Education
Hauschild, Staci; Poltavtchenko, Elena; Stoller, Fredricka L. – English Teaching Forum, 2012
In this article, the authors endorse a model that uses themes as springboards for language improvement, accompanied by the added benefit of content learning, though to differing degrees depending on the instructional setting. The themes that teachers choose to integrate into their language classrooms may reflect serious issues (e.g., elections,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, English (Second Language), Listening, Language Skills
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Crist, Barbara – Reading Teacher, 1980
Presents ideas for using students' names as springboards for vocabulary or reading instruction. (FL)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Rankin, Pauline M.; Roberts, Charlie W. – Reading Teacher, 1981
Presents specific ideas for using television as a springboard to instruction in reading, writing, and other subject areas. (FL)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Reading Skills, Student Motivation
Lindsay, Margaret; Scott, Amanda – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2005
The authors discuss mass as one of the three fundamental measurements (the others being length and time), noting that estimation of mass is little taught and assessed in primary schools. This article briefly explores the reasons for this in terms of culture, practice, and the difficulty of assessing estimation of mass. An activity using the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Misconceptions, Mathematics Instruction
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RE:view, 1995
Teachers of students with visual impairments share teaching ideas, including a high school student's quilting project (the quilt included raised Braille alphabet letters); development of a ball-tipped cane for travel on nonpaved surfaces, grocery shopping by students for a local food bank, and development of an in-school television news program.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities
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