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Hallman, Heidi; Deufel, Thompson – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
This article describes a method of storytelling that can assist novice teachers in moving toward "re-seeing" their stories of teaching not just as narratives of experience, but as sites for work to be done. The assignment novice teachers undertook as part of a methods class in the teaching of English language arts has the potential to be…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Methods Courses, Language Arts, Assignments
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del Prado Hill, Pixita; Friedland, Ellen S.; McMillen, Susan – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
This article presents two innovative tools--the Mathematics-Literacy Planning Framework and Mathematics-Literacy Implementation Checklist--which are designed to help instructional coaches and specialists support teachers to meet the challenges of the mathematics-literacy integration goals of the Common Core. Developed with teacher input, these…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Check Lists, Common Core State Standards, Literacy
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Harte, Helene Arbouet; Jones, Melissa M.; Wray, Francis – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2015
With the goal of raising awareness of child slavery and devastation of the natural environment in Haiti, while simultaneously supporting active teaching strategies, a team of educators collaborated to develop The Respecting Haiti curriculum. Following development of the curriculum, representatives from the team facilitated curriculum training with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teamwork, Journal Writing
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Shea, Mary – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2015
This article outlines a rational for responsive, differentiated writing instruction that targets students' identified needs with respect to various dimensions of the writing process. Discussed is a cycle that requires ongoing assessment, instructional decision-making, responsive, differentiated instruction, guided practice, and assessment.…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Writing Instruction, Student Needs, Authors
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Black, Joanna; Cap, Orest – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2014
Promising pedagogical practices is described in relation to incorporating ICT (Information, Communication and Technologies) with the study of Human Rights issues in Visual Arts Education for teacher candidates. As part of a course, "Senior Years Art," students at the Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba during 2013-2014…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Higher Education, Art Education, Civil Rights
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Hinderliter, Beth – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2014
In this interview Gulnara Kasmalieva and Muratbek Djumaliev discuss how the ArtEast school provides a non-traditional and non-commercial forum for contemporary art that had not previously existed in their home country. Despite its financial and material constraints, the ArtEast School fosters a space of dynamic social engagement and its…
Descriptors: Art Education, Nontraditional Education, Foreign Countries, Artists
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Hole, George T. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2014
Books about leadership are dangerous to readers who fantasize about being leaders or apply leadership ideas as if they were proven formulas. As an antidote, I offer an experimental framework in which any leadership-management model can be tested to gain experiential understanding of the model. As a result one can gain reality-based insights about…
Descriptors: Leadership, Models, Experiments, Experience
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Ceprano, Maria A.; Chicola, Nancy A. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
This paper describes how 20 pre-service teachers enrolled in two social studies methods courses at Buffalo State College worked collaboratively to produce a Cross-cultural Literacy Fair at an urban-based elementary school. The participatory activities created for the event were provided in conjunction with a community after-school program and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Social Studies, Methods Courses, Literacy Education
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Longhurst, Jesse Moon – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
Place-based education has received significant attention in recent years. This article briefly surveys common place-based education models and then argues for a more place-focused English language arts classroom in secondary schools where rural and regional literature is often absent from the curricula. The author posits that teacher-education…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Language Arts, Rural Areas, Novels
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Hawley, Todd – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
Grounded in a belief in the transformative possibilities of social studies teacher education, I present an argument for considering the development of purpose as both content and pedagogy of social studies teacher education. As part of developing a coherent pedagogy of rationale-based social studies teacher education, I begin by exploring the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Pedersen, James – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
For more than 100 years the public school system has been the foundation of our society. Millions of our nation's citizens have moved through the primary, middle and secondary schools which, although they vary slightly from region to region, provided a shared experience and are a part of Americana. History tells us the reasons that school systems…
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, Vacations, School Schedules
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Zelkowski, Jeremy – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2009
This article focuses on a secondary mathematics teacher education program where traditional field placements are prevalent in grades 9-12. Traditional, for this article, is defined as and comprised of: (a) straight-rowed desks in classrooms, (b) explicitly direct instruction (teacher-centered classrooms), (c) predominantly repetition of low-level…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Activities
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Meyer, Michael James – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2009
This article is about my experiences as a ninth grade history teacher trying to implement a "big idea" unit on ancient African history. My experiences as a first year teacher and also my experience in seeing this unit develop over three years are chronicled. I conclude that implementing a big idea strategy of instruction is possible in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Units of Study, Secondary School Teachers, African Studies
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Foels, Sarah – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2009
"Big Expectations" discusses the benefits of developing and using big ideas for a diverse set of learners in social studies. Experimenting with both honors and inclusion classrooms at the middle school level, I found that all students are capable of relating to and thinking deeply about the content through the use of big ideas. Although…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Middle School Students, Honors Curriculum, Inclusion
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Karb, Joseph D.; Beiter, Andrew T. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2009
All too often, social studies teachers present the cruelty of the Holocaust as an isolated event. These units focus on Hitler, gas chambers, and war crimes and end with a defiant and honorable "Never again!" While covering mass murder in this way is laudable, it ultimately might not go as far as it could. For as teaches if we really want…
Descriptors: Death, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Prevention
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