Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin

Articles from Vol. 78, No. 3, Spring

Brain-Based Pedagogy in Today's Diverse Classrooms: A Perfect Fit-But Be Careful!
The purpose of this article is twofold: to advocate for brain-based teaching and learning and to offer cautions to consider before implementing this approach. Recent discoveries in cognitive neuroscience cause individuals to question seriously the long-held...
From the Editor
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes the professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.The focus on professional development in this issue clearly aligns with the mission statement of our organization...
Instructional Leaders' Beliefs about Effective Professional Development
In this qualitative study, the beliefs of instructional leaders in an elementary school setting were compared with national standards and research on the topic of what characterizes effective professional development. The researchers interviewed two...
Learning Everywhere, All the Time
Learners of all ages and stages today engage in learning online. Students learn everywhere and may be connected to a learning source at any time. Teaching and learning online are about making the necessary connections between the teacher and the student;...
Preparing Novice Teachers for Success in Elementary Classrooms through Professional Development
In response to teacher attrition, many school districts have implemented induction programs that include mentoring, professional development, and special monitoring for a teacher's early years. Much literature exists discussing mentoring as one tool...
Professional Development with and for Technology: An Interview with Wendy Grojean
This interview continues a series initiated by members of the Bulletins Editorial Board. The goal of the series is to feature interviews conducted with Delta Kappa Gamma members or other educational leaders on a topic related to the theme of the issue....
Professional Learning Communities: Practices for Successful Implementation
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) involve teachers in site-based, ongoing, collaborative professional development. Three education department faculty members, interested in developing university-school partnerships, undertook this study in order...
Rethinking Reform: A Review of the Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choke Are Undermining Education
Rethinking Reform: A Review of The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choke are Undermining Education by Diane Ravitch By Joanna Scott and Christie BledsoeRavitch, D, (2010), The death and life of the great American school...
The Salvation Army Store Project: Professionals Who Make a Difference
Teachers in higher education are concerned that today's college students be given the tools to develop as professionals who are active leaders in their communities. The Social Change Model of Leadership Development focuses on developing in students a...

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