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Hedin, Laura; Conderman, Greg – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Co-teaching provides the opportunity for two licensed professionals to share their expertise and differentiate instruction for a wide range of learners in a general education class. The authors describe four effective types of co-teaching partnerships and offer tips for pairing co-teachers.
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Teacher Collaboration, Teamwork, Inclusion
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Gerzel-Short, Lydia; Conderman, Greg; DeSpain, Stephanie – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
The authors share practical ways to collaborate with paraprofessionals to encourage their professional growth and support their effectiveness as they work directly with students.
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Teacher Collaboration, Inclusion, Special Education
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Conderman, Greg; Hedin, Laura – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
The authors describe two widely used co-teaching applications, explain their similarities and differences, discuss implications of each, and offer suggestions for school administrators.
Descriptors: Team Teaching, School Administration, Teacher Collaboration, Inclusion
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Conderman, Greg; Liberty, Lisa; DeSpain, Stephanie – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
With a clear understanding of the terms, along with examples of their appropriate use, all educators can make wise decisions about the application of accommodations, modifications, and interventions.
Descriptors: Intervention, Delivery Systems, Teaching Models, Teaching Methods
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Jung, Myoungwhon; Conderman, Greg – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
The most recent Kindergarten Common Core Mathematics State Standards include an emphasis on teaching geometry skills, such as recognizing, describing, naming, and composing shapes. This article provides five effective ideas for teachers of young children as they introduce and teach shapes.
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Kindergarten, Mathematics Instruction, Geometry
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Conderman, Greg – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Teachers are spending more of their time and making more decisions within teams. Effective teacher-based teams provide academic and behavioral support for students as well as professional development for teachers. Learn how the best teams function.
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Teamwork, Participative Decision Making, Faculty Development
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Conderman, Greg; Hedin, Laura R. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2015
As a flexible instructional tool, cue cards offer support for students with and without disabilities. By providing different amounts of support, they also can be used to differentiate instruction in a variety of subject areas and grade levels. This article describes various strategies for using cue cards and includes examples from K-12 classrooms.
Descriptors: Cues, Individualized Instruction, Educational Strategies, Educational Practices
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Conderman, Greg – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2015
As students with disabilities increasingly are included into the general education classroom, teachers at all grade levels need to be knowledgeable about supports that promote student success. An assistive technology (AT) is any device or program that promotes the success of students with disabilities. This article provides an overview of ATs and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Assistive Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Conderman, Greg; Jung, Myoungwhon; Hartman, Paula – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2014
In early childhood and primary (PreK-2) grades, subitizing is a critical skill that helps children meet early mathematics standards. Discover ways teachers can infuse this critical skill into their math curriculum.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Academic Standards, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills
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Conderman, Greg; Hedin, Laura – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2012
The accountability movement in education has caused school administrators and teachers to think differently about how they report, interpret, and use student assessment data. For example, legislative measures such as No Child Left Behind require school officials to report how all students are progressing toward established standards typically…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Feedback (Response)
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Conderman, Greg; Bresnahan, Val; Hedin, Laura – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2011
In today's diverse classrooms and age of accountability, teachers need to use efficient, research-based instructional approaches that engage all students, promote interest and variety in learning and teaching, and provide immediate and continuous informal assessment data. This article presents a rationale for using active involvement techniques,…
Descriptors: Informal Assessment, Reciprocal Teaching, Elementary Secondary Education, Cooperative Learning
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Conderman, Greg; Johnston-Rodriguez, Sarah; Hartman, Paula; Kemp, Drew – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2010
Many teachers have discovered that their positions require them to communicate effectively with families, team members, and other colleagues. In fact, teachers today indicate that much of their day is spent navigating adult-to-adult interactions for which they feel ill-prepared. Specifically, teachers may not know what to say or how to react when…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Communication Skills, Communication Strategies, Interpersonal Competence
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Conderman, Greg; Bresnahan, Val – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2008
With the increase of diversity in classrooms and conflicting or confusing advice from experts, teachers may feel pulled in many directions as they race to cover the curriculum. Successfully meeting the challenge of teaching in diverse classrooms depends, in part, on using research-based instructional methods that boost academic skills and foster…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Teachers, Middle Schools
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Conderman, Greg; Woods, C. Sheldon – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2008
In light of the importance science plays in people's lives and society, it is perplexing to observe the minimal attention given to science instruction--especially in the elementary grades. Though some information presented here is not new, the authors' intent is to stimulate a dialogue about effective elementary science instruction by offering a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Educational Opportunities, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Conderman, Greg; Hatcher, Ruth E.; Ikan, Patricia A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1998
A new approach in alternative assessment focuses on student-led conferences. This paper explains how one Iowa middle school implements student-led conferences. The approach combines authentic assessment via portfolios with greater student involvement. Additional components include self-assessment, effective communication, parental involvement, and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Alternative Assessment, Conferences, Evaluation Methods