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Bullying’s long term effects

Being kicked or shoved intentionally by a schoolmate, being hurt by constant taunting — such instances of aggression, which psychologists refer to as “peer victimization” — can have lasting, harmful Read More

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Bookworms improves literacy outcomes in Cecil County

Bookworms curriculum introduced into Cecil County Public Schools UD professor Sharon Walpole and her colleague, Michael McKenna* developed Bookworms in response to the increased reading and writing expectations in the Read More

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Assessing effectiveness of PEG Writing software

  Imagine an elementary classroom where students could write an essay on their computer and receive instant feedback on its organization, word choice and accuracy. They would then be able to correct Read More

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Creating improved observational protocol for writing instruction

With the attention that the Common Core State Standards give to writing, and the writing requirements in the new Smarter Balanced Assessments, many teachers and administrators are concerned about their Read More

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Predicting and addressing difficulties with fractions

In 2010, the Center for Improving the Learning of Fractions (CILF) was established at the University of Delaware. As part of a $10 million center grant from the Institute of Read More

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Number Sense Screener to help Pre-K, K and 1st graders

Nancy Jordan has received funding through IES to refine and extend work on a Number Sense Screener for identifying children at risk for mathematical difficulties. Read More

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Improving teacher prep in mathematics

Researchers in UD’s Department of Mathematics Education received grants to explore how to strengthen teacher preparation curriculum, to improve students’ understanding and instruction of math concepts. Read More

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Coteaching strengthens learning

UD has adopted coteaching as the primary approach to student teaching in their ECE and ETE teacher preparation programs. Coteaching in student teaching involves two adults with different expertise actively collaborating from the first day of student teaching to meet the needs of the learners in the classroom. Read More

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Helping kindergarteners develop number sense

To help teachers strengthen the foundation of math skills for young children, Nancy Jordan and Nancy Dyson, School of Education, have developed a curriculum called Number Sense Interventions. Jordan is in Read More

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Improving School Climate

George Bear, SOE and Debby Boyer, CDS, collaborated with DDOE to secure a 5-yr, $2.8 million School Climate Transformation grant through US DOE. A report, published in December 2014 provides an overview Read More

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