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2008-07-01 09:00:56

By Mike LaBella, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Jul. 1--HAVERHILL -- Ask dozens of teachers to juggle several beach balls and they may have a hard time. Toss in a few pingpong balls, and it's tougher, maybe even impossible. On the surface it seems like a summertime game, but for 37 teachers at Silver Hill Elementary School, trying to keep the large and small balls in the air at the same time provided a valuable lesson. It taught them that teamwork and planning is the way to...

2008-06-30 12:02:26

SAN ANTONIO, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- PASCO scientific and Project Tomorrow today announced a new report on science education that is based upon the authentic, unfiltered views and ideas of over 367,000 K-12 students, teachers, parents and school administrators collected through the annual Speak Up online surveys. This report documents for the first time the disconnection between how students in kindergarten through 12th grade want to learn science, what tools they want to use to explore...

2008-06-18 12:00:47

The News & Record created the One Guilford series to stimulate discussion on vital issues affecting those who live here. The most recent symposium, hosted by UNCG on March 12, focused on education. Participating in the discussion were representatives from the county's schools and institutions of higher education as well as students and members of the business community. To continue that discussion, we sent panel participants written questions from the audience that they didn't have time...

2008-06-03 03:00:30

By Potts, Glenn Schultz, Brian The goals of increasing student retention and developing effective learning communities led the College of Business and Economics faculty to experiment with freshmen learning communities. In this study we investigate the effects of combining academic cohorts with a freshman seminar. Academic performance and retention of this group are compared to those of a control group that received no special retention efforts. No statistically significant effects were...

2008-05-17 06:00:20

By Drake, Meg At the turn of the 20th century, Maria Montessori called for "a revolution in society's approach to human development" (Montessori, 1966). She advanced a precise, scientifically based theory that has stood the test of time, decade after decade. The planes of development that Montessori referred to as "a series of reactions induced by systematic stimuli or psychical phenomena of growth" (1966) were the foundations of other developmental theories, including those of Erik Erikson...

2008-04-13 03:00:29

By Nagel, Paul Coke (2005) argues that vertical cooperative learning is needed between elementary and secondary school teachers. While this would help with the transition between grades and subjects, it is dependent upon school principals to implement these cooperative learning meetings. Drawing upon prior experience, the author advocates that pre-service social studies majors at the secondary level should practice cooperative learning strategies, such as 'rallytable,' 'round table,' and...

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2008-03-27 15:25:00

Analysis finds competitive and individual-type learning lead to lower achievement, poorer social interactionStudents competing for resources in the classroom while discounting each others' success are less likely to earn top grades than students who work together toward goals and share their success, according to an analysis of 80 years of research. Competitive environments can disrupt children's ability to form social relationships, which in turn may hurt their academic potential, according...

2008-03-25 09:01:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Looking to help California's educators boost students' reading comprehension, Pearson School educational publishers today announced an exclusive partnership with Grant Wiggins, considered one of the nation's preeminent experts in curriculum design. Wiggins will serve as an author and consultant for Pearson on programs across all disciplines and grade levels. These include the publisher's K-12 reading and language arts programs being...

2008-03-19 03:00:34

By Park, Sung Hee Ertmer, Peggy A Abstract Although computers are now commonplace within our lives, integration within schools is much less ordinary. While access and training are no longer considered significant barriers, attention has turned to the potential influence of teachers' beliefs. In response, problem-based learning (PBL) has been proposed as an effective approach for changing beliefs. This study investigated the impact of PBL on preservice teachers' beliefs regarding technology...

2008-02-20 15:00:56

By Elaine Marsilio, Odessa American, Texas Feb. 20--ECISD administrators continue to analyze proposed bell schedules for the high schools, which would begin in August. Ector County Independent School District administrators and parents formed a committee to decide on scheduling in response to 2007 state legislation requiring incoming high school students to take additional math and science classes to graduate. Committee members plan to meet today to discuss three proposed bell...


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  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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