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Beisiegel, Mary; Mitchell, Rebecca; Hill, Heather C. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Although video cases and video clubs have become popular forms of teacher professional development, there have been few systematic investigations of designs for such programs. Programs may vary according to (a) whether teachers watch videos of their own/their peers' instruction, or whether teachers watch stock video of unknown teachers; and (b)…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology
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Shume, Teresa – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
Place-based environmental education draws on childhood experiences in nature that foster place-conscious connections to the local bioregion, and intentionally cultivate children's relationships with nature on a trajectory toward increased environmental literacy. Even though opportunities for children to bond with the local natural environment are…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Case Studies
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Karademir, Ersin – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016
In this research, it is aimed to identify the scientific creativity of gifted students through project-based activities. In accordance with this purpose, a study has been carried out with 13 gifted students studying in third and fifth grade. In the study, students have been informed about the project development stages and they have been asked…
Descriptors: Gifted, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 5
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Rubenstein, Lisa DaVia; Gilson, Cindy M.; Bruce-Davis, Micah N.; Gubbins, E. Jean – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
Modern classrooms are often comprised of a heterogeneous student population with varying abilities. To address this variance, third-grade teachers implemented researcher-designed, pre-differentiated, and enriched math curricula in algebra, geometry and measurement, and graphing and data analysis. The goal of the curricula was to provide academic…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Individualized Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 3
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Harbin, Joy; Newton, Jodi – Education, 2013
This study of elementary mathematics teachers is intended to determine if the perceptions, beliefs, and experiences of mathematics teachers in elementary school align with their teaching practices in mathematics. Research included observations, reflections, and interviews with a purposefully selected group of elementary teachers representing upper…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Meidl, Tynisha D. – Current Issues in Education, 2013
This qualitative study focused on how teachers in a small, urban elementary school in Pennsylvania negotiate their beliefs and instructional delivery the classroom. In the area of literacy instruction, there has been an increased reliance on Core-reading programs in elementary school. Classroom teachers, caught in the middle, are charged with the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Elementary School Students, Urban Schools, Elementary School Teachers
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Debnam, Katrina J.; Pas, Elise T.; Bottiani, Jessika; Cash, Anne H.; Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
A critical next step in advancing our understanding of teacher practices that can equitably engage and support learning in diverse classrooms is determining the effectiveness of culturally responsive interventions. Yet, quantitative measurement indicators of the effectiveness of culturally responsive teaching interventions are scarce. Most…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Observation