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Kummings, John K.; Tomarchio, Maria; d'Aprile, Gabriella – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
The authors provide examples of outdoor education projects from Italy and the United States, along with some specific ideas teachers can use to start their own outdoor learning projects to bring problem-based and project-based learning into the curriculum.
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Active Learning
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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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Dueñas, Gilbert; Klash, Erin F.; Bowden, Shelly H. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
With an intentional effort to champion the voices of all children, professional educators have a collaborative mentality, enduring perseverance, a genuine love of learning, and an uncompromising pride in the children that occupy their classroom.
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Student Relationship, Professionalism
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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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Johnson, Earl; Sanfilippo, Marcus; Ohlson, Matthew; Swanson, Anne – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Through a university-rural school partnership, principals and teacher leaders were coached by a university professor to improve teacher optimism and collaboration. The approach benefited teacher and student outcomes and school culture.
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Rural Schools, Principals
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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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Sleeter, Christine – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
Christine Sleeter wrote this essay in response to the topic "Even Laureates Were Beginners Once: Lessons Learned Along the Way," which was the title of the Laureate Panel at the Kappa Delta Pi Convocation in October 2017.
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Conflict, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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Stanulis, Randi N.; Bell, Julie – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
In the attentive, targeted mentoring framework, mentors shift their focus from helping beginning teachers merely survive the first year to empowering them to thrive and impact student learning.
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Mentors, Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Effectiveness
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Truebridge, Sara – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Educators' beliefs are powerful, affecting not only their pedagogical practices, but also student efficacy and success. The academic achievement of any particular student may rely greatly on whether the teacher believes that student has the ability to succeed. This article affirms the imperative for administrators and educators to spend time…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Beliefs, Teacher Expectations of Students, Metacognition
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Murray, Frank B. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2014
This narrative considers how well equipped today's teacher education students and faculty are to meet the demands of the new Common Core State Standards. Data from the Teacher Education Accreditation Council's national evaluation of teacher education programs gives a mixed picture that, while mostly encouraging, also reveals that some…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education
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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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Mullen, Carol A.; Kealy, William A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2013
What are acute poverty challenges for culturally disadvantaged school communities across the United States? How do practicing teacher-researchers, pursuing advanced degrees, view this issue and the 21st century skills and dispositions classroom teachers need to foster change? Curious about this topic from the viewpoints of teachers who are…
Descriptors: Poverty, Teacher Researchers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Change
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Kramer-Vida, Louisa; Levitt, Roberta; Kelly, Susan P. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2012
On their way to a state English board meeting, Susan Kelly, a curriculum director, and Louisa Kramer-Vida, a university professor, used their travel time as an opportunity to converse about pedagogy (McAdamis 2010). Specifically, they reflected about enhancing K-12 writing in a suburban, middle class school district. "We need to introduce a…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Middle Class, Kindergarten, Educational Change
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Lally, J. Ronald – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2012
Much of what gets in the way of learning in elementary, middle, and high schools has to do with lessons missed, skills undeveloped, and experiences in the world that have shaped the early development of the brain. Neuroscience tells people that early experience, even experience in the womb, is the soil in which the young brain grows and that early…
Descriptors: Brain, Early Experience, Neurosciences, Neuropsychology
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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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