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Üzüm, Burhan; Pesen, Ata – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study was conducted to demonstrate the effect of the layered curriculum on the academic achievement of the 9th grade students in English lesson. Based on quantitative research method, pretest-posttest matched with control group pattern, one of the quasi-experimental designs, was used in the study. The study group consisted of 67 ninth grade…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Grade 9, Student Centered Learning
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Hinshaw, Craig – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2009
Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas in Peru, was recently voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Also in Peru are the mysterious Nazca Lines--a humming bird, a spider, and trapezoids--which are etched in the desert so large they can only be seen from an airplane. The author experienced some of these places recently when he and his…
Descriptors: Historic Sites, Foreign Countries, Latin American Culture, Studio Art
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Roman, Harry T. – Tech Directions, 2008
Engineering is one of the oldest professions, dating back to humanity's early times. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were all primarily feats of engineering. Most also had profound social/cultural impacts. Engineers are agents of change, devotees of capitalism, and dreamers of the possible. They are also in a unique position to work with…
Descriptors: Engineering, Individual Characteristics, Integrated Curriculum, School Districts
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Stevenson, Sandra Maria – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2020
As an assistant editor in the Photography department at the New York Times, the author manages a team of seven visual editors who assign photographers to stories all over the globe. Recently, one of her team members approached her to let her know that the amount of violence he was subjected to was having an effect on his mental state. It made the…
Descriptors: Trauma, Violence, Coping, Montessori Schools
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Cain, Amelia Ashworth – Reading Teacher, 2018
When a newcomer arrives, classroom teachers may wonder what to do. This article provides seven practical tips for getting started with a newcomer, nurturing healthy relationships, and facilitating learning experiences. Teachers can ease the transition for newcomers by attempting to perceive situations from the student's perspective. Awareness of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Teaching Methods, Teaching Guides, Teaching Skills
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Shume, Teresa – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
Place-based environmental education draws on childhood experiences in nature that foster place-conscious connections to the local bioregion, and intentionally cultivate children's relationships with nature on a trajectory toward increased environmental literacy. Even though opportunities for children to bond with the local natural environment are…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Case Studies
Mersino, Deborah – Understanding Our Gifted, 2010
Almost every day, another gifted education program bites the proverbial dust. Parents all across the country feel both apprehensive and anxious about the cuts. They are concerned about the educational and social emotional well-being of these students. They also wonder if it is even possible to advocate for gifted education in today's bleak…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Guidelines, Parent Role, Advocacy
Tu, Jung-yueh – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study investigates the adaptation of word prosody in loanword phonology. First, it explicates several influential loanword theories and reviews some representative cases of prosodic adaptation from different languages. Then, it turns to the focus on the prosodic adaptation of Japanese borrowings into Taiwanese Southern Min (TSM or Taiwanese).…
Descriptors: Japanese, Pronunciation, Linguistic Borrowing, Linguistic Theory
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Taylor, Sharon E.; Mittag, Kathleen Cage – Mathematics Teacher, 2001
Presents four methods for solving a quadratic equation using graphing calculator technology: (1) graphing with the CALC feature; (2) quadratic formula program; (3) table; and (4) solver. Includes a worksheet for a lab activity on factoring quadratic equations. (KHR)
Descriptors: Algebra, Equations (Mathematics), Graphing Calculators, Learning Strategies
Stix, Margaret; von Nostitz, Glenn – Center for an Urban Future, 2012
Even before the Great Recession began, an alarming number of young adults in New York City between the ages of 18 and 24 were neither in school nor working. The employment challenges for these New Yorkers have only magnified in recent years. There are now an estimated 172,000 of these "disconnected youth" in the five boroughs. Though the…
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, Demand Occupations, Young Adults, Urban Youth
Sander, Libby – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Growing up in Westminster in northern Maryland, Ron Shriver, 29, used to pass by the stately brick buildings of the college that is now McDaniel College and wonder: What went on up there on that hill overlooking Main Street? What would it be like to go to a college like that? What would it be like to go to college at all? Nobody in Mr. Shriver's…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Associate Degrees, Online Courses, Law Enforcement
Byrd, Anne Hammond – English Teaching Forum, 2009
Cooperative learning, put quite simply, is a type of instruction whereby students work together in small groups to achieve a common goal. Cooperative learning has become increasingly popular as a feature of Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) with benefits that include increased student interest due to the quick pace of cooperative tasks,…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
Swain, Sherry Seale – Quarterly of the National Writing Project and the Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy, 1992
Describes the activities of "The WONDER of Learning Program" of the National Writing Project. Shows how the program was designed to nurture first-grade teachers in seven retreat sessions in which the teachers studied and learned from each other about teaching approaches, methods, and activities. (HB)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Grade 1
Rakow, Meg Regina – 1992
This book introduces students to the people and country of Laos. The historic "Land of a Million Elephants" (Lan Xang) is filled with diversity and wonder. This book provides background information and suggested topics for an intensive study of the country. The seven chapters are entitled: (1) "Land and People"; (2)…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Asian History, Asian Studies, Foreign Countries
Stott, Michael – 1994
This German language textbook is intended for classroom use. The theme of the text relates to the Renaissance, and the narrative is based on Sir Thomas More's "Utopia" (1516) and relates to the experiences of its central character Raphael among the inhabitants of the strange island. Each chapter touches lightly on some thought provoking…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Geography
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