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Roselle, René; Connery, Chelsea – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Describing how food insecurity is a threat to our country's democratic health and student success, the authors bring the issue of food justice into focus using the inequities in Hartford, Connecticut, and the ways one organization is working toward solutions.
Descriptors: Food, Sustainability, Social Justice, Public Schools
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Evans, Elizabeth J.; Johnson, Lisa E.; Gabauer, Lauren J. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
A preservice Spanish teacher in the United States is assigned to teach English, her native language, in China. This case study investigates the application of her developing pedagogical knowledge to a radically different teaching environment.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teaching, Second Language Instruction
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Stromsland, Frances C.; Lott-Jones, Jamie; Sok, Mary – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
By infusing social justice themes into social studies lessons and creating interdisciplinary units, educators not only changed the curriculum, but also created a school-wide culture of understanding and valuing human rights.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Studies, Interdisciplinary Approach, Civil Rights
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Giusto, Michelle – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2015
Challenging the dichotomy between theory and practice in education, the author advocates a middle ground that could motivate more practicing teachers to pursue the studies necessary to become "hybrid" educators. These teacher educators would be masters of both research and practice, bringing both into teacher preparation programs in a…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Researchers, Teaching Skills
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Banks, James A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2015
Many racial, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and religious groups are denied structural inclusion into their nation-state. Consequently, they do not internalize the values and symbols of the nation-state, develop a strong identity with it, or acquire political efficacy. The author conceptualizes this process as "failed citizenship,"…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Social Values, School Role
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Hess, Frederick M.; Fennell, Maddie – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2015
Two perspectives on teaching as a profession offer an interesting contrast. One side focuses on teachers from a political perspective, while the other envisions transforming teaching into a true profession.
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teaching Conditions, Teacher Role, Empowerment
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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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Brown, Susannah; Towell, Janet Leigh – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2015
Creative book design connects learning in visual arts and language arts. Explore the benefits of bookmaking and specific steps to create a variety of book formats with children. Examples of imaginative books, such as accordion, flip, paper bag, and pop-up, are shared.
Descriptors: Books, Design, Language Arts, Creativity
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Taylor, Barbara Kline – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2015
Modeling differentiated instruction is one way to demonstrate how educators can incorporate instructional strategies to address students' needs, interests, and learning styles. This article discusses how secondary teacher candidates learn to focus on content--the "what" of instruction; process--the "how" of instruction;…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Teaching Models, Instructional Innovation, Educational Strategies
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Rieger, Alicja; McGrail, Ewa – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2015
Given the power of children's literature to communicate authentic representations of disability and the potential of humor for nurturing social acceptance, teachers should know how to discuss this literature in the inclusive classroom. The authors analyze authentic children's literature with elements of humor and provide strategies in…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Childrens Literature, Humor, Inclusion
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Conderman, Greg; Hedin, Laura R. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2015
As a flexible instructional tool, cue cards offer support for students with and without disabilities. By providing different amounts of support, they also can be used to differentiate instruction in a variety of subject areas and grade levels. This article describes various strategies for using cue cards and includes examples from K-12 classrooms.
Descriptors: Cues, Individualized Instruction, Educational Strategies, Educational Practices
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Fedora, Pledger – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2015
This exploratory study was designed to assess the experience of preservice teachers when integrating written language technology and their likelihood of applying that technology in their future classrooms. Results suggest that after experiencing technology integration, preservice teachers are more likely to use it in their future teaching.
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Special Needs Students, Writing Difficulties
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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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Iwai, Yuko – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2015
As increasing numbers of students from diverse cultures are entering schools, educators need to include diversity in their teaching to promote diverse perspectives and help students become global citizens. The author offers tips for elementary teachers on using multicultural children's literature in their classrooms. Teachers are encouraged to…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Childrens Literature, Elementary School Teachers, Instructional Material Evaluation
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Alderman, M. Kay; MacDonald, Suzanne – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2015
Development of motivation and self-regulated learning skills can take classroom management beyond the role of maintaining order in the classroom to empower students and teachers for lifetime learning. The authors describe self-regulated learning, student strategies, and the classroom structure that supports motivation and self-regulation.
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Learning Motivation, Student Motivation, Self Management
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