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Gasoi, Emily; Hare, Abby; Mallaney,Norah; Stevens-Morin, Hanna – Schools: Studies in Education, 2016
Descriptive Review, as developed by Patricia Carini and colleagues at the Prospect Center, is a process of deep observation and documentation that has proven to be an invaluable tool for teachers interested in gaining a more holistic view of their students and their work. In this article, a teacher educator and three classroom teachers share their…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Student Evaluation, Observation
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Carter, Carolyn J. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2011
Charter school administrators weathered start-up woes, among them challenging students with unmet needs, verbal assaults, dwindling student enrollment, and a first-year budget deficit exceeding $200,000 to implement a reading improvement strategy that holds promise for helping at-risk students read better, a point particularly underscored…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Charter Schools, Small Schools
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Kobelin, Melissa – Schools: Studies in Education, 2009
This article describes one teacher's efforts at creating a differentiated mathematics program in her multi-age first- and second-grade classroom. The author describes challenges encountered and successes met in this process, as well as the structures she uses to meet a variety of student abilities, including open-ended problem-solving tasks,…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Curriculum Guides, Teachers, Mathematics Instruction