Items Tagged with "effective strategy"


15 Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention PDF Since 1986, the National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) has conducted and analyzed research; sponsored workshops and national conferences; and collaborated with researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to further the mission of reducing Americas dropout rate by meeting the needs of youth in at-risk situations, including students with disabilities. Students… Read more »

Individualized Instruction

Overview The current catch phrase is “no child left behind.” The phrase is quickly adopted, but the implementation is difficult. No child will be left behind if the individual learning needs of the child are met. Each child is unique and individualized programs can increase student success. Children have diverse learning styles, learn at different… Read more »

Educational Technology

Overview There are many types of educational technology and many ways to define it. In recent years, educational technology has come to mean computers. Computers have had a profound impact on society, but a lesser one on schools. There is a great deal of concern about the digital divide between the rich and the poor,… Read more »

Active Learning

Overview Active learning is a general term for teaching and learning strategies that engage and involve students in the learning process. Research has shown that not everyone learns in the same way. Some of us are visual learners that need to see to understand; while others need to hear or verbalize information. Others are hands-on,… Read more »

Professional Development

Overview Recent research suggests that the quality of a teacher is the most important predictor of student success (Darling-Hammond, 1998). A Tennessee study (Haycock, 1998) discovered that low-achieving students increased their achievement level by as much as 53% when taught by a highly effective teacher. The sequence of teachers to which students were assigned also… Read more »

After-School/Out-of-School Opportunities

Overview Many disadvantaged students in urban and rural environments lack the day-to-day experiences that stimulate their intellectual development. After-school opportunities have positive effects on academic success, social behavior, and provide opportunities for enrichment for at-risk students. There are a multitude of youth programs available, but many are inaccessible to inner-city and rural youth. These youth… Read more »

Alternative Schooling

Overview Alternative education or alternative schools are not really a new concept to the American scene. As early as colonial America, we saw education in a variety of ways conducted by the wealthy or offered to the general population by the wealthy or by religious groups. Koetke (1999) discusses these early educational opportunities and how… Read more »


Overview Service-learning is a teaching and learning method that connects meaningful community service experiences with academic learning, personal growth, and civic responsibility. It can be a powerful vehicle for real school reform at all grade levels. There are several elements of a successful program: It is reciprocal; students and those who benefit from the students’… Read more »