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Sustaining Engagement and Interest in the Classroom: Effects of the EngageALL Instructional Model

by Sue C. Larson
This chapter describes an empirical study that tests the motivational and learning effects of an intervention designed to initiate and sustain interest and engagement in high school biology classrooms. Positive effects were demonstrated for conceptual understanding, vocabulary acquisition, and perceptions of the learning experiences.
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The Impact of the Learning Environment on Student Engagement in High School Classrooms

by David J. Shernoff, Stephen M. Tonks & Brett Anderson
This chapter presents a study that investigated characteristics of the learning environment predicting for student engagement in public high school classrooms. Students in seven high school classrooms in five different subject areas were observed and videoed in order to predict their engagement as measured by the experience sampling method (ESM).
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Book Reviews
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A Better Way to Budget: Building Support for Bold Student Centered Change in Public Schools

by Nathan Levenson
reviewed by David G. Martinez


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Leading With Character: Stories of Valor and Virtue and the Principles They Teach (2nd ed.)

by John J. Sosik
reviewed by Christopher Meidl & Sandra Quiñones


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STEM Education for High-Ability Learners: Designing and Implementing Programming

by Bronwyn MacFarlane
reviewed by Colby Tofel-Grehl & David Feldon


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Teaching With Conscience in an Imperfect World: An Invitation

by William Ayers
reviewed by Gillian Rosenberg


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Restoring Dignity in Public Schools: Human Rights Education in Action

by Maria Hantzopoulos
reviewed by Linda Chavers



Education researcher Chuck Munter discusses his co-authored article, Dialogic and Direct Instruction: Two Distinct Models of Mathematics Instruction and the Debate(s) Surrounding Them. Watch and discuss this episode of The Voice on Vialogues.

Commentary

Acknowledging the Local Reach of Global Digital Courses

by Billie Gastic & Daniel Konecky
In this commentary, we share what we learned from the experience of having our massive open online course (MOOC) made into a blended course by learners across the globe.
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Announcing Teachers College Record Yearbooks

by Gary Natriello
Teachers College Record subscriptions will now include two yearbooks in each calendar year.


Publishing in TCR
To submit work to the Teachers College Record, please use our online submission system. To access the system, use the link "Submit My Work," found in the Member Center. The submission system will explain our publishing guidelines, and will allow you to upload your manuscript. Please consult the following Editorials for additional information.
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