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A Rising TIDE Online

Volume 2 Summer 2009

Introduction

In this volume, you will find a focus on engaging all students in learning. Contributors this year focused on engaging students across scale. Contributors focused on engaging entire classes: for instance, instituting independent reading time for Pre-K students, asking fifth graders to express themselves through art; making middle school social studies more hands-on; and redesigning high school math homework. Others focused on smaller groups of students: helping at-risk pre-K students get ready to read; restructuring elementary school classrooms to increase participation of kinesthetic learners and children with behavior disorders; taking lower-performing fourth graders outdoors. Yet others focused on the needs of individual students, including a kindergartner just learning to speak English and a fourth grader who was reluctant to learn. Consistent with our mission in Educational Studies to prepare reflective teachers for diverse classrooms, you will also find a focus on diversity and multiculturalism, including reflections on a year-long conversation between a black and white intern, the multiculturalism (and at times the lack thereof) of a unit on ancient Rome, the use of feminist literary criticism to motivate boys to read, and the development of homework practices which close economic achievement gaps.

Section 1: Outdoor education


 

Lindsey N. Hayden, Leaving the Classroom Behind: Increasing Student Motivation through Outdoor Education

 

 

Adrienne Patterson, Effectively Incorporating the Outdoor Environment into the Standard Curriculum

 

 

Alun Oliver, The Benefits of Outdoor Education and its Effects on Reluctant Learners

 

Section 2: Reading and writing

 

Jim Ritter, Reinstating the Draft: Using Creative Writing to Enhance Composition Skills

 

 

Amelia Hinnebusch, Reintroducing Independent Reading Into the Classroom: An Active Approach

 

 

Madeline Eberhardt, Independent Reading Programs: Improving Achievement and Attitudes

 

 

Rio Cardone, Surveying Road to the Code: An Assessment of a Pre-K Reading Intervention Program

 

Section 3: Engaging students in the upper grades

 

Nicole Adrienne Chaplin, Comparing Student Responses to Various Instructional Strategies

 

 

Lisa Daciek and Rachel Johns, Homework FOR Students: Differentiating Homework Assignments in Math

 

 

Laura Stanley, Viewing and Cueing: Identifying Strategies for Using Political Cartoons Effectively

 

 

Mandy Heatwole, Unwrapping Giftedness: Using MI Theory to Engage Honors Students in Language Arts

 

 

Graham Micharl Bateman, Motivating Students for Success in the Co-gendered Inclusion Classroom

 

Section 4: Engaging students in the elementary grades

 

Anita Rich, Developing Self Perception in Young Artists Through the Creation of Personal Comics

 

 

Jane Miller-Pankiewicz, An Ounce of Intervention is Worth a Pound of Cure

 

 

 Barbara Delamarter, To Move or Not to Move: A Kinesthetic Learning Environment

 

 

Aubrey Jena Lawrence, Classroom Management for Attention Seeking Students

 

 

Paula Zweimiller, Structured Lessons and Their Impact on Student Behavior and Performance

 

Section 5: Diversity and multiculturalism

 

Matthew F. Adams, How Multicultural Is It? Personal Reflections on Multicultural Teaching

 

 

Corey Ahearn, You Got Fried: What I Learned About Race, Schooling and Anti-Racist Education, A Narrative Account if a Student-Teacher's Education

 

 

Eric Smith, Utilizing Feminist Literary Criticism to Close the Gap between Masculinity and Literacy

 

 

Catherine Koch, Changing Homework to Help Students: Closing the Economic Achievement Gap

 

 

Alison L. Femi, Incorporating English Language Learners in the Early Childhood Classroom

 

Section 6: Teachers and students reach across race

 

Re'nee Wilburn & Sara D. Greenback, Race, Social Class, and Teaching; The Conversation Between a Black and a White Teacher

 

 

Avanti Fernandez, Blurring Racial Lines Through Education: My Job is to Listen, not to Dictate

 

 

Caitlin Fisher, Diversity and Friendship: Creating a Classroom that Supports Diversity in Friendship Choice

 

 

Allison N. Scheller, The Effects of Different Backgrounds on Student-Teacher Relationships