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Haynes Writer, Jeanette – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
Values, knowledges, and ways of being are the essences and cultural imperatives for tribal nation students and communities, and they sustain the tribal nations' continuance as distinct Peoples. After discussing historical and ongoing colonialist oppression, the author urges educators to form partnerships with communities to foster students'…
Descriptors: Social Values, American Indians, Tribes, American Indian Culture
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Young, Kathryn S.; Herring, Tina J.; Morrison, Ann D. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
The authors highlight seven strategies that teachers can apply to support students with cultural and linguistic differences as well as disabilities.
Descriptors: Cultural Maintenance, Culturally Relevant Education, Sustainability, Language Usage
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Nolet, Victor – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals tie together equity, justice, and a more inclusive society with ecological sustainability. This article offers teaching strategies for integrating the goal of quality education for sustainability and multicultural education.
Descriptors: Sustainability, Multicultural Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Quality
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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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Katz, Daniel S. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Including growth models based on student test scores in teacher evaluations effectively holds teachers individually accountable for students improving their test scores. While an attractive policy for state administrators and advocates of education reform, value-added measures have been fraught with problems, and their use in teacher evaluation is…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Models, Scores, Evaluation Criteria
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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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Krutka, Daniel G.; Carpenter, Jeffrey P. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
While most young people regularly consume and produce social media content, many schools focus on what students should not do with these technologies rather than address what students and teachers can do. The authors share ways that some educators leverage social media to enhance the who, when, where, why, how, and what of educational processes.
Descriptors: Social Media, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Erwin, Robin W., Jr. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
For learners who need sight-word practice, including young students and struggling readers, digital flash cards may promote automatic word recognition when used as a supplemental activity to regular reading instruction. A novel use of common presentation software efficiently supports this practice strategy.
Descriptors: Sight Method, Sight Vocabulary, Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties
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Johnston, Vickie – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Positively influence comprehension, vocabulary, syntax, and oral language development with read-aloud strategies. The author shares tips for making read-alouds successful.
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Syntax
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Gonzalez, Lidia – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Assuming the role of storyteller, the author uses her experiences as a graduate student and beginning teacher to reflect critically on issues related to mathematics, mathematics education, gender, and diversity.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education
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Campo, Stacey – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Building on multiple voices, experiences, and expertise, community school leaders can actively support the school's climate and ensure students are educated for democracy.
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Community Schools, Expertise, Educational Environment
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Taylor, Monica; Klein, Emily J.; Carletta, Liz – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
In an urban teacher residency program, preservice science teachers experience what it's like to teach for social justice through the use of a democratic inquiry stance, thus moving toward an understanding of teaching for social justice as larger than one individual teacher in a classroom.
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Inquiry, Preservice Teachers, Social Justice
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Rowe, Karen; Urban, Elizabeth; Middleton, Valerie – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
This article chronicles the inception, growth, and continued impact of a Professional Development School partnership based on teaching practices that acculturate preservice and practicing teachers into teaching for participation in a democracy.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Democracy, Democratic Values, Partnerships in Education
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Pickett, Brent L.; Kleinsasser, Audrey M. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Responding to the increasing sophistication in the arts of deception in the public realm, the authors turn to Goodlad's ideal of democratic citizenship nurtured through human conversation in the classroom and development of critical skills to evaluate the accuracy of arguments.
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Citizenship Education, Citizenship, Persuasive Discourse
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