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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
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Croom, Loren; Davis, Barbara H. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2006
Numerous classroom-based research projects have examined the important role social skills play in an elementary classroom (Browning, Davis, and Resta 2000; Burns 2003; Palmer and Wehmeyer 2003; Stone 2001). As Stone (2001, 18) suggested, "Teachers have an enormous influence on children's behavior by speaking directly and honestly to them,…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Student Behavior, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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Bang-Jensen, Valerie – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2003
Each September, teachers reach for their favorite children's books to share with their new classes with the intent to bring the power of good literature into their new learning communities. Books about school, friendship, families, and growing up all help shape students' expectations for reading about things that matter to them. The experiences of…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Reading Motivation, Teacher Influence, Literary Devices
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Beck, William W.; Lambert, Glenn E. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1977
Results of this experiment indicate that negative first impressions of a teacher have a significant effect upon the classroom climate. (RW)
Descriptors: Authoritarianism, Classroom Environment, Educational Experiments, Negative Attitudes
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Schimizzi, Ned V.; Attea, Mary – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1975
To get better readers, provide better teachers, say the authors. Regardless of outside influences, the focus is in the school and on the teacher. (Editor)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Educational Research, Program Evaluation, Reading Instruction
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Dutton, Vivian F. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1976
An alternative title might be, "How to Make Your Students Feel Ten Feet Tall"! (Editor)
Descriptors: Counselor Attitudes, Humanization, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Attitudes
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Ladas, Harold – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1980
Accountability is a useful concept when kept within reasonable limits. Teachers should gladly accept accountability for their own actions in teaching, testing, and disseminating the results of education. But, until better research exists on teacher influence, they should firmly oppose the excessive demand that they be accountable for student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education
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Martin, William R. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1979
The author highlights research findings on the behaviors and personal characteristics of teachers which raise student achievement. These include warmth, interpersonal communication skill, orderliness, flexibility, acceptance of students, and sincerity. (SJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Organization, Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education
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Krueger, Jean M. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1975
Teachers at all levels of education can respond with positive or with negative comments to the behavior of students. The author makes a strong case for accentuating the positive. (Editor)
Descriptors: Attendance, Grades (Scholastic), Reinforcement, Student Behavior
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Moriber, Arlene C. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2000
Daily contacts between teachers and students, reviewing students' work, student-to-student interactions, and faculty members' availability to students can leave an indelible impression on students. However, higher education may be moving toward an atmosphere much less conducive to student-college connections. This is due to distance learning,…
Descriptors: Class Size, College Faculty, College Students, Distance Education
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Jeffreys, M. V. C. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1973
Article is composed of reminiscences of author's past educational and personal experiences. (RK)
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Boarding Schools, Educational Experience, Individual Development
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Travers, Paul D. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1973
Article focuses on the teacher's role in the formation of educational policies and the need, therefore, to be informed about educational history. (Author/RK)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Practices, Educational Theories, Student Attitudes
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Harrison, Alton, Jr. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1973
Teachers are responsible for pupil progress-when they do make progress. Author asks who is responsible when they do not progress and offers some suggestions. (Author/RK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Cognitive Processes, Family Characteristics
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Barrilleaux, Louis – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1971
Preparing the young generations for the inevitable and difficult decisions regarding alternatives in their quality of life, is the challenge for today's teachers. (Author/RY)
Descriptors: Ecological Factors, Environmental Education, Learning Resources Centers, Moral Values