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2008-02-14 03:00:30

By Rock, Marcia L Gregg, Madeleine; Ellis, Edwin; Gable, Robert A ABSTRACT: Today, teachers are responsible not only for meeting the diverse needs of all students but also for ensuring improved educational outcomes. Accordingly, school personnel are seeking proven ways to strengthen traditional classroom practices. Beginning with the plight of two teachers-one general and one special education-the authors offer a rationale for differentiating instruction. Then they review the literature on...

2007-12-29 03:00:21

By Rowland, Amy Abstract: In this article, the author explores the use of journaling in high school physical education classes. An assistant professor of health and physical education, the author seeks to assist high school instructors with preparing students for the demands of college, both physical and intellectual. The author gives specific instructions on how best to incorporate journaling into the high school curriculum so that students will painlessly increase their writing skills...

2007-12-29 03:00:20

By Palumbo, Anthony Sanacore, Joseph Abstract: Beginning secondary school teachers need support. Although no panacea is available for assuring successful classroom practice, the authors provide suggestions resulting from thirty plus years experience as classroom teachers, school administrators, and university professors. These suggestions focus on classroom management, and they include helping students become academically engaged, organizing instruction to accommodate students' strengths...

2007-12-18 06:00:34

By Bernold, Leonhard E Spurlin, Joni E; Anson, Chris M ABSTRACT In spite of considerable research about the poor retention rate of undergraduate engineering students, we still have an inadequate understanding of the factors that affect students' decisions to remain in engineering programs and their ability to perform well enough to be retained. Although continued study is needed of external factors such as curricular requirements, admissions criteria, and test scores, we also need to know...

2007-11-16 06:00:40

By Hutchinson, Damien ABSTRACT As a teaching practice the application of cooperative learning in tertiary education can present unique challenges for both the practitioner and her students. Mastering this teaching approach requires careful planning, design and implementation for effective deployment in a face-to-face setting. In this setting the success of the cooperative learning approach has been demonstrated. The complexity is significantly increased by additional variables such as the...

2007-07-01 03:16:09

By Rumph, Robin Ninness, Chris; McCuller, Glen; Holland, James; Et al ABSTRACT: Skinner's classic article is reinterpreted in light of contemporary events. Skinner principally blamed cognitive psychology and colleges of education for the shameful state of American education. This paper asserts it is the philosophy of progressive education and its dominant influence over how teachers are trained that are largely the causes of American educational ineffectiveness. The authors analyze...

2007-06-27 06:01:10

By Maltese, Adam V Dexter, Kirsten M; Tai, Robert H; Sadler, Philip M Using a national survey of more than 7,000 students from 128 different college introductory science courses, the authors compared students who experienced Block scheduling and Traditional scheduling in high school. With 66.7 % of high school graduates from the class of 2004 enrolled in colleges or universities (United States Department of Labor, July 2005), the importance of high school as a means to prepare students for...

2007-05-03 06:00:30

By Doppen, Fran Abstract This study sought to assess the influence of an intensive social studies teacher preparation program on the belief of a cohort of graduate preservice teachers. In particular, it sought to determine whether the participants' methods courses, field experiences and student teaching led to changes in their beliefs about teaching and learning social studies. The findings suggest that the experiences they had in their courses as well as in the schools both had a...

2006-11-01 06:01:43

By Mastropieri, Margo A; Scruggs, Thomas E; Norland, Jennifer J; Berkeley, Sheri; Et al This investigation compared quantitative outcomes associated with classwide peer tutoring using differentiated hands-on activities vs. teacher-directed instruction for students with mild disabilities in inclusive Sth-grade science classes. Thirteen classes of 213 students (109 males; 104 females), of whom 44 were classified with disabilities, participated in 12-week sessions in a randomized field trial...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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