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Department Head & Associate Professor Katy Arnett's co-edited volume, Minority Populations in Canadian Second Language Education has been published by Multilingual Matters. In addition to editing duties, she wrote a chapter for the book, examining the practice of exempting students with learning disabilities from French study in Canada.
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Volume 1 Summer 2008
In this ﬁrst volume, you will ﬁnd examples of classic action research—in which teachers identify and try to solve problems affecting their classroom. For example, you can read about a chemistry teacher who wanted to ﬁgure out what kinds of labs worked best for her students with special needs, and a Spanish teacher interested in increasing her students’ motivations. You will also ﬁnd projects where teachers explored the lives of their students to deepen their own teaching practices, including a case study of a puzzling second grader and a report on English language learners in math class. You will read about the results of trying out new teaching strategies, including literature circles and an interdisciplinary unit combining art and social studies. Finally, you will ﬁnd projects where teachers explored questions of their own about children, teaching, culture and philosophy.
Math, Science and Environmental Science
Kendra Hildreth, A Practical Guide to Studying and Test Taking in Mathematics Class
Gabrielle M. Sivak, Combining Teaching Techniques to Improve Mathematical Development in Students
The Fine Arts and the Art of Relaxation
Jeannie Monico, Art Assessment and the Artistic Process
Clare D. McLean, Implementing Effective Arts Integration
Barry C. Erb, Music Scales and the Middle School Musician
Vanessa Vizcarrondo, The Art of Relaxation
Language, Literature and Motivation
Amanda Alonso-Valenteen, Between Two Worlds: English Language Learners and English as a Second Language Programs
Sharlitta Myrick, Motivating Students of Spanish
Melissa K. Molitor, Bringing Grammar Back
Derek D. Willard, Motivating the Student
Engaging Students in the Elementary Grades
Samantha Elizabeth Parisi, Self-Concept and Academic Achievement in Early Childhood
Katherine H. Barnes, A Reﬂective Case Study: A Young Teacher’s Experience with an At-Risk Student
Michelle A. Mason, My Dog Ate My Homework: Multiple Perspectives on Homework
Cali M. Chase, Children’s Play: The Construction of Gender Roles
Shannon Williams, Class Wide Peer Tutoring: Does it work for girls? For boys?