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Barney, David C.; Leavitt, Teresa – Physical Educator, 2019
A physical education lesson usually consists of four parts (introductory activity, fitness component, lesson focus, and closing game). The first part of the lesson, the introductory/warm-up activities, has the potential to set the tone for the rest of the lesson. It also provides an opportunity for students to get into instant activity upon…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Brown, Bryan A.; Boda, Phillip; Lemmi, Catherine; Monroe, Xavier – Urban Education, 2019
This article reports on urban elementary teachers' understandings of cultural relevancy and the practices they enacted after a professional development on culturally relevant education (CRE) and cognitive apprenticeship. Focus group interviews support that participating teachers understood some principles of CRE but did not always match the theory…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Urban Teaching, Urban Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Hansen, Alexandria K.; McBeath, Jasmine K.; Harlow, Danielle B. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2019
This study used cultural historical activity theory to make meaning of a digital fabrication project situated in the complexity of a classroom. Using an ethnographic perspective, we observed 14 students (aged 13-14) in a middle school's creative design and engineering class inspired by the Maker Movement. Working with the classroom teacher, a…
Descriptors: Student Role, Student Attitudes, Attitude Change, Middle School Students
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Costantino-Lane, Tina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
This article compares developmental kindergartens of the past to current academic kindergartens through the voices of kindergarten teachers who taught in both types. Data were obtained from interviews of ten public school kindergarten teachers from California with experience in kindergarten ranging 18-34 years (M = 24). Teachers indicated that…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Young Children
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Dabach, Dafney Blanca; Suárez-Orozco, Carola; Hernandez, Sera J.; Brooks, Maneka Deanna – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2018
Teacher expectancy research has demonstrated the greatest effects for members of racialized groups. Most research has focused on students' near-term abilities; missing are understandings of how teachers perceive their students' future trajectories. Drawing on social mirroring and attribution theories, this study investigates how 14 elementary,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
Vilas, Sandy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study is to understand and describe the strategies and practices that exemplary teachers use to address the educational needs of Latino male students from kindergarten through third grade. Methodology: The researcher selected a qualitative research design to describe and understand the instructional…
Descriptors: Males, Hispanic American Students, Student Needs, Elementary School Students
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Schmid, Regula – SAGE Open, 2018
This qualitative multiple case study examined the beliefs and behaviors of three teachers who worked at former Reading First Schools and whose student population consistently scored 10% above state average on the California Standards Test (CST) in English language arts. Test scores of all teachers who taught under the Reading First initiative at…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Beliefs, High Achievement
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Barney, David C.; Pleban, Francis T. – Physical Educator, 2018
Objectives: To provide further information regarding physical education (PE) teachers' perceptions of incorporating music in PE lessons and to evaluate the influence of music on the classroom environment using a qualitative approach. Method: Electronic survey interviews were conducted with 26 veteran PE instructors (10 male, 16 female), from 7…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Music, Classroom Techniques
DiGrazia, Dominic J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to identify the most influential elements of teacher evaluation as perceived by K-8 teachers and administrators, determined through their lived experiences related to this topic. The researcher utilized a phenomenological approach in this study, engaging in semi-structured interviews of 11 K-8 teachers and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness
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Bonner, Patricia J.; Warren, Susan R.; Jiang, Ying H. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
This study explored the perceptions of 430 P-12 urban teachers regarding the instruction of diverse students and their own ability to effectively implement culturally responsive teaching (CRT). Employing qualitative methodology, four open-ended sentence stems were used to capture teachers' thoughts, beliefs, and experiences. Results reveal…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Culturally Relevant Education
Ohashi, Monique T. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative, descriptive case study was to examine seven educators and their perceptions of the diverse needs of students who are gifted and talented. The study focused on educators' perceptions, practices, and challenges in regard to addressing the needs of students who are gifted and talented at one public elementary school…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Academically Gifted, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Bana, Wendy A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore teachers' perceptions of the nature of a professional development (PD) neuroscience course on learning and how teachers perceived the influence such training had, if any, on their practice. The study background was based on the question whether neuroscience of learning knowledge will inform…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Neurosciences
Iveland, Ashley; Britton, Ted; Tyler, Burr; Nilsen, Katy; Nguyen, Kimberly – WestEd, 2018
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) advocate an integrated model of science instruction for middle schools in which the science disciplines are connected rather than separate. This model, used by other countries that are consistently successful in science, has several key benefits, including enhanced student learning and better…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Middle School Students, Secondary School Science, Models
Tyler, Burr; Britton, Ted; Iveland, Ashley; Nguyen, Kimberly; Hipps, Jerry – WestEd, 2018
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) impact students in substantive ways. These standards move beyond textbooks to emphasize hands-on inquiry focused on real-world phenomena -- making students, rather than teachers, the primary actors in the NGSS science classroom. The six-year NGSS Early Implementers Initiative has supported a group of…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Science Instruction, Hands on Science, Relevance (Education)