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Kidwell, Tabitha; Pentón Herrera, Luis Javier – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
What do a rural elementary school in Indonesia and a suburban high school in Maryland have in common? The authors share vignettes and describe culturally sustaining practices in these contrasting teaching contexts.
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Rural Schools, Suburban Schools, Vignettes
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Mullen, Carol A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
After witnessing creativity in China's test-centric culture, the author calls for developing learners' creativity as a global proficiency emanating from a belief in one's capacity to create.
Descriptors: Creativity, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning
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Chism, Soyini; Wilkins, Elizabeth A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
Discover how one program combines physical activity and digital modalities to empower students to take ownership for their learning and fitness. The authors provide advice and caveats for implementation.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Ownership, Physical Fitness, Student Responsibility
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Richardson, Eileen M. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
In a high-school reading class, the author used Reader's Theater as an instructional and motivational strategy for underachieving students. This action research focused on the extent to which implementing Reader's Theater motivated students to read and improve their reading skills. Consistent increases in scores for all students occurred over the…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Motivation, Reading Difficulties, High School Students
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Ramirez, Pablo C.; Jimenez-Silva, Margarita – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2014
In high school English classrooms where English language learners may be at risk of academic failure, Culturally Responsive Teaching can help educators build an inclusive community in which all students can improve their literacy skills.
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Literacy, English Language Learners, Student Improvement
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Fiene, Judy; Pedersen, Erin – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2013
One goal of high school teachers is to help students appreciate that reading does not end when they leave the classroom. When students find reading meaningful, they are more likely to see themselves as readers and choose to read long after they leave the classroom setting (Hinchman, Alvermann, Boyd, Brozo, & Vacca, 2003-2004; Wilhelm, 2001).…
Descriptors: Business Education, Fiction, Nonfiction, Integrated Activities
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Singh, Kathryn – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2011
Though principals play an important role in setting the vision for a school, and moving their staffs toward that vision, it is increasingly apparent that teachers must take on active decision-making and problem-solving roles. By sharing these responsibilities, schools can tap into the expertise of those most in tune with teaching and learning, and…
Descriptors: Expertise, Teacher Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Principals
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Alemu, Daniel S. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2010
While schools are focusing excessively on meeting accountability standards and improving test scores, important facets of schooling--such as preparing students for the global marketplace--are being inadvertently overlooked. Without deliberate informal observation by teachers and school administrators, detecting and addressing students'…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Global Education, Transformative Learning, Educational Practices
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Misco, Thomas – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2010
Now administered in 27 states and affecting 65 percent of all students, high school exit exams are gaining influence on teaching and learning because they constitute tests with extraordinarily high stakes. But what happens when students fail a high school exit exam? Few studies address the best way to remediate students in these situations.…
Descriptors: High Schools, Standardized Tests, Exit Examinations, Graduation Requirements
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Chalker, Christopher Scott; Stelsel, Kirk – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2009
Every 29 seconds, a U.S. student gives up on school. That's 124 students every hour; 2,979 every day; and more than 1 million every year. Most dropouts interviewed later in life stated they believe they could have succeeded in school if they had been given the right opportunity, and a special report in "Time" magazine reported "a full 88% of…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Dropouts, Resource Centers, At Risk Students
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Schoenfeld, Alan H. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2009
In this article, the author shares his thoughts about who he is as a teacher and what his goals as a teacher turn out to be. The author describes his role as researcher, teacher, and educator. He begins with his take on mathematics teaching and learning, because the question of which mathematics educators teach and how they teach it is really…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes
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Ratz, Matthew – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2008
In the author's memories of high school, no unit was more frustrating for him as a student than the yearly Shakespearean text. From his own experience on the students' side of the desk, the author knows that no unit is as strenuous or exhausting as one involving Shakespeare's works. Despite his own negative experiences with Shakespeare's works,…
Descriptors: Drama, Teaching Styles, Creative Teaching, Teaching Methods
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White, Gene; Lare, Douglas; Mueller, Suzanne; Smeaton, Patricia; Waters, Faith – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2007
Current efforts to encourage students to persist are not stemming the tide of drop-outs. Estimates of the high school dropout rate range from 10-30 percent (Hardy 2002). The impact of having no high school diploma causes these students to experience economic and social struggles throughout the time in life that should be their most productive. One…
Descriptors: Homebound, Distance Education, Dropout Rate, Dropouts
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Carlson, David Lee – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2007
Throughout seven years of teaching in urban schools, the author discovered that the most effective ways to teach difficult literary texts was to refer to students' out-of-school activities. In other words, to connect the "leaky edges of the "social outside"" with the "individual inside" is to create a curriculum of…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High School Students, Low Achievement, Classics (Literature)
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Thomas, Cathy Newman; Wexler, Jade – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2007
Teaching literacy to struggling readers can present many challenges. This article suggests 10 strategies that can help middle and high school language arts and content area teachers meet them: (1) Ask for help; (2) Support word recognition needs; (3) Select appropriate materials; (4) Develop reading fluency; (5) Foster vocabulary acquisition; (6)…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Materials, Literacy Education, Reading Fluency
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