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Trube, Barbara – Childhood Education, 2017
Mentoring, including peer mentoring, is a key element of teacher education programs and subsequent teaching practice. In order to share the benefits of mindfulness practices, a faculty member in a state university in the Midwestern United States promoted the practice of mindfulness by teacher candidates enrolled in her courses. As members of a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Teaching, Peer Relationship, Teacher Education Programs
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Lilly, Elizabeth; Fields, Charla – Childhood Education, 2014
Writing and photography are composition processes that help develop children's linguistic and visual competencies, respectively. Using photography in teaching writing has been found to enhance students' literacy skills by naturally invoking their interest and motivation, and eventually strengthening the reading-writing relationship. Children can…
Descriptors: Photography, Writing Instruction, Grade 4, Student Motivation
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Ross, Dorene D.; Bondy, Elizabeth; Gallingane, Caitlin; Hambacher, Elyse – Childhood Education, 2008
If educators are to bridge the black/white achievement gap, they must find a way to engage low-income and minority youth in academic learning. While ample evidence indicates that some teachers are highly effective in engaging students, the persistence of the achievement gap suggests that most are far less effective at engaging African American…
Descriptors: African American Students, Student Motivation, Teaching Styles, Teacher Effectiveness