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Windows To The World, Amy A. Wilson Jan 2004

Windows To The World, Amy A. Wilson

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

Using an Around the World unit to introduce students to over 30 nations, Wilson proposes "trail mix" over "melting pot" as a metaphor for multiculturalism. Students kept a travel journal as they explored different cultures, and a schoolwide celebration of diversity included trying out the dress, music, and language of each


Young Children As Researchers: A Close Look At The Reading Process, Sylvia Read Jan 2004

Young Children As Researchers: A Close Look At The Reading Process, Sylvia Read

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

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Controlling Choice: Teachers, Students, And Manipulatives In Mathematics Classrooms, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham, M. Gail Jones Jan 2004

Controlling Choice: Teachers, Students, And Manipulatives In Mathematics Classrooms, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham, M. Gail Jones

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

This research study examines the instructional practices of 10 middle grades teachers related to their use of manipulatives in teaching mathematics and their control of mathematics tools during instruction. Through 40 observations of teaching, 30 interviews, and an examination of 67 written documents (including teachers' plans and records), profiles were developed that describe how teachers used and controlled manipulatives during instruction. Results showed that teachers used a variety of manipulatives and other mathematics tools over the course of the year-long study. Teachers reported using a mathematics tool (manipulative, calculator, or measuring device) in 70% of their lessons, and this self-report ...