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Clement, Mary C. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Filled with practical steps for all the stakeholders in the student teaching experience, this article emphasizes the many ways that communication adds to student teaching success, as well as includes useful checklists.
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Stakeholders, Cooperating Teachers, Student Teachers
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Ashworth Cain, Amelia – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
Use the practical suggestions offered here to ease the transition when a newcomer emergent bilingual student comes to your school.
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Immigrants, English Language Learners, Elementary Schools
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Bond, Nathan; Pope, Alexander – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2013
In this article, the author's share some ways that voters--and specifically educators--can advocate for their views on an ongoing basis and make those views known to the elected officials who make decisions that directly affect teachers. These policymakers generally are not educators by training and, consequently, lack the in-depth knowledge…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Teaching (Occupation), Voting, Teacher Attitudes
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Monsour, Florence – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2003
Suggests that mentoring shows great promise and proven results in supporting new teachers, describing the successful Beginning Teacher Assistance Program at the University of Wisconsin River Falls and examining: what makes mentoring work, the importance of commitment to the theory of mentoring, benefits for mentees, overcoming obstacles to…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Beginning Teachers, Faculty Development, Mentors
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Simmons, Martha Poole; Macchia, Peter, Jr. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2003
A U.S. Department of Education grant helped Alabama State University's education students learn to integrate technology in the classroom. Developed by a consortium involving the university, two high schools, and an elementary school (which served predominantly minority students), the grant provided training and gave participants take-home laptop…
Descriptors: Black Students, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Manner, Jane Carol – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2002
Describes how curriculum integration can help art enhance learning during times when the arts may be considered dispensable and removed from education, presenting examples of how classroom teachers have examined art as a link to expanded understanding of history, science, math, reading, current events, geography, cultural studies, emotions,…
Descriptors: Art Education, Creative Teaching, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Stevens, Karen – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2002
Asserts that arts can be catalysts for learning and should be a basic part of students' education, describing the traditional school as factory model of education versus school as studio, which uses the arts as a vehicle for curriculum. The paper examines the status of arts education, discusses alternative paths to reform that acknowledge arts as…
Descriptors: Art Education, Creative Teaching, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Siegesmund, Richard – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2002
Asserts that art is not an impractical "break" from serious learning but rather an essential part of that learning, focusing on the art classroom's traditional status as a refuge, the importance of accountability in art education, and benefits for classroom teachers. The paper explains that accountability does not mean the end of the art classroom…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Art Education, Elementary Education
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Henry, Carole – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2002
Teachers can use arts standards as a tool to determine what is important to teach and learn. Recent federal legislation places the arts on the same level as other academic subjects. Professional organizations are beginning to develop standards for art teacher preparation. The paper examines 12 standards for art teacher education developed at the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Art Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Bernauer, James – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2002
Presents five key elements of school improvement: effective leadership, teachers at the center of improvement, shared outcomes, action research as staff development, and continuous assessment. These five elements recognize the central role of teachers in lasting school improvement. They can help unlock the full potential of educators so they can…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development
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McQueen, Candice – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2001
Proposes four ways to help teachers truly develop as educators, including: peer coaching to gain and develop knowledge and skills; collaborative teaching for daily practice and feedback; and parent and student questionnaires and videotaping of teachers at work to help evaluate personal teaching performance. (SM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Feedback, Peer Coaching
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Chirichello, Michael; Strasser, Janis; Feola, Dorothy; Rosenfeld, Barbara – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2001
Describes the design and implementation of Professional Development School partnerships between a university and three urban public schools intended to prepare future teachers for tomorrow's diverse students. Explains how the partnership initiated, built, and enhanced relationships and notes common elements found among the three schools (shared…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education
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Mycue, Sheri – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2001
Using the Professional Circle model, teachers can move from isolation to collaboration while pursuing goals with others who share similar interests. A Professional Circle offers teachers continued motivation, acknowledgment, and support of self- development efforts. Presents guidelines for developing a Professional Circle, describing the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Group Activities, Teacher Collaboration
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Wilkins-Canter, Elizabeth A.; Edwards, Audrey T.; Young, Alice L.; Ramanathan, Hema; McDougle, Kenny O. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2000
Describes a series of four professional development workshops designed to help novice teachers cope with stress. The workshops focus on four approaches: effective use of networking and building of support systems; strategies for relaxation and making time for oneself; management of paperwork and other tasks; and a step-by-step problem solving…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development
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Quinn, Terrence K.; Troy-Quinn, Dolores – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2000
The trend toward teacher participation in policy making is the result of good practice and research over many years. Classic, bureaucratic approaches to making decisions are being replaced by collaborative efforts. There are rules to determine appropriate circumstances for encouraging teacher participation. Determining how and when to involve…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Participative Decision Making, Policy Formation, School Policy
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