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Lumpkin, Angela – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2014
Students of all ages struggle with the multiple processes involved with writing, including planning, practice, and drafting multiple revisions. This article describes four structured writing assignments in an introductory college course, as well as eight specific strategies for helping students enhance their writing abilities.
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Introductory Courses, Writing Strategies, Writing Ability
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Lumpkin, Angela; Stokowski, Sarah – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2011
While interscholastic sports help young athletes enhance sport skills, physical fitness, self-discipline, sportsmanship, teamwork, time-management skills, self-confidence, and mental toughness, their benefits actually surpass even these. Interscholastic sports also promote life skills and lessons and enhance academic performance. The National…
Descriptors: Extramural Athletics, Physical Activities, Athletes, Personality Development
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Lumpkin, Angela – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2010
The person most critical to the success of teachers is the building principal. The person most critical to student learning is the teacher. Too often, though, principals and teachers lack the time, resources, and sometimes the skills and abilities to focus on student learning. Principals and teachers in school with limited financial and human…
Descriptors: Principals, Success, Administrator Role, Parent Participation
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Lumpkin, Angela – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2008
What is successful leadership and how can leadership concepts be applied to schools? Hundreds of books and articles and a plethora of executive seminars describe what leadership is and propose strategies for what effective leaders do. Most of these writings and presentations, however, focus on business, with much less information available about…
Descriptors: Leadership, Principals, Leadership Effectiveness, Best Practices
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Lumpkin, Angela – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2007
Teacher-learner relationships are founded on the fundamental human need of knowing that another person genuinely cares. Students know when they are recognized, understood, and respected for their unique abilities and interests by their teachers. Teachers who believe in their students' abilities demonstrate that they care by placing the learners at…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Student Relationship, Academic Achievement, Learning Processes