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Kruger, Christopher J.; Scogin, Stephen C.; Jekkals, Regan E. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Although embedded in a traditional middle school, STREAM takes a nontraditional approach by connecting students to the outdoors through project-based learning.
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Projects, Outdoor Education, STEM Education
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Brooks, Hannah Smith – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Using engineering design practices, student groups reverse engineer their own oil cleanup techniques and processes.
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Accidents, Fuels, Engineering
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Hunzicker, Jana – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Definitions of teacher leadership versus teacher professionalism can be fraught with ambiguity, making it difficult to identify when teacher leadership is emerging. A study of teachers' perceptions reveals some key attributes of teacher leaders.
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Professionalism, Teacher Attitudes, Leadership Qualities
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Helgeson, John – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
This article begins with an example of a typical middle-school experience with literature circles. Students read a common text and come prepared to share and discuss the text based on individual roles they are assigned. Teachers are using this practice to address the complexity levels of texts in order to help students develop the skills they need…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Teaching Methods, Literature, Student Role
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Currie, Brad – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Using a fictitious learning environment, the author demonstrates a variety of technological tools that teachers can infuse into their classrooms. Come away with some innovative, practical methods to help students show what they know about the topic at hand.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Innovation
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Ernst-Slavit, Gisela; Wenger, Kerri J. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
The authors explore the importance of talk and interaction for learning, particularly in relation to new K-12 standards and the prominent role of academic language in today's educational contexts. The article concludes with a detailed example of a Grade 6 teacher's use of content and language objectives to address the needs and strengths of all…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Academic Standards, Language Role
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Crawford-Ferre, Heather Glynn; Wiest, Lynda R.; Vega, Stephanie – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Because financial literacy is an important skill for middle-grades students, this article suggests numerous personal financial literacy tasks for use in the mathematics classroom. Also provided are specifics for implementing one of these tasks to address mathematical content.
Descriptors: Money Management, Middle School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Task Analysis
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Shore, Rebecca – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2015
A research study conducted in an urban district middle school setting applies cognitive science principles to science vocabulary. Within the context of a personal story told by the lead investigator, the results of the study are shared and suggest that more active, engaging strategies with complex core curriculum may improve retention and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Urban Schools, Middle Schools, Vocabulary Development
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Nisbet, Deanna L.; Tindall, Evie R. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2015
Academic vocabulary development is critical to the success of all learners--particularly English language learners (ELLs). This article presents a framework for integrating explicit academic vocabulary instruction for ELLs into middle school classrooms. The framework embodies five research-based principles and serves as a vehicle for structuring…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English Language Learners, Middle School Students, English for Academic Purposes
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Mueller, Mary; Yankelewitz, Dina – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2014
Gain a new perspective on the sharing of erroneous solutions in classroom discussions. Based on their research in grades four and six, the authors reveal how student-to-student correction of errors promotes mathematical reasoning and understanding. Tips for teachers include strategies for using students' errors to encourage reasoning during…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Error Correction, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics
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Wright, Robert J. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2012
During the Great Recession, 2008 to 2010, school systems scrambled to balance budgets, and the ratio of counselors to students became even larger. To make matters worse, the Great Recession had a major impact on cuts in educational funding. Budget cutbacks tend to occur where the public will be least likely to notice. The loss of teachers and the…
Descriptors: Teachers, Class Size, School Counselors, School Counseling
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Smith, Clinton; Bicard, Sara C.; Bicard, David F.; Casey, Laura Baylot – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2012
Every day school administrators and classroom teachers deal with behavior issues that sometimes result in office discipline referrals (ODRs) and other times in-school suspension. Interestingly, the top 5 percent of elementary students with the most disciplinary referrals account for 59 percent of all ODRs; similarly, the top 5 percent of middle…
Descriptors: Suspension, Social Behavior, Intervention, Behavior Problems
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Lauria, Jennifer – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2010
Many children are in dire need of differentiated instruction to support their unique learning needs. Differentiated instruction seeks to maximize each student's growth by recognizing that students have different ways of learning, different interests, different ways of responding to instruction, and preferred ways of learning or expressing…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Homework, Cognitive Style, Individualized Instruction
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Putman, Michael – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2009
The idea of believing in oneself is a construct that goes by several names: (1) self-efficacy; (2) self-concept; and (3) self-esteem. How well a person thinks he or she will do in the completion of a task plays a significant role in how well that person will actually do. Positive self-beliefs have been linked to many benefits, including increased…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Motivation, Rewards
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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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