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ERIC Number: EJ999344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8491
Effects of Tiered Training on General Educators' Use of Specific Praise
Thompson, Michele Terry; Marchant, Michelle; Anderson, Darlene; Prater, Mary Anne; Gibb, Gordon
Education and Treatment of Children, v35 n4 p521-546 Nov 2012
Research suggests a compelling correlation between teacher behavior and effective learning environments. Focusing on the evidence-based teaching skill of offering behavior-specific praise (BSP), the researchers worked with three elementary-level general educators in a tiered model of training generally known as response to intervention (RtI). Although RtI commonly provides targeted instructional support to students, this study used the RtI framework to provide professional development instruction to teachers. The researchers also tracked the behavior of three students identified by the teachers as having behavioral difficulties, who became the focus of each teacher's BSP. Results showed increases in rates of BSP following the Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions (video self-monitoring and peer coaching), but not following the Tier 1 intervention (school-wide in-service training). Averages for all three students' on-task behavior increased with increased teacher BSP. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A