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Gomez, Kaylie Michele – ProQuest LLC, 2018
For nearly four decades, research has documented positive correlations between metacognitive abilities and student growth. Teachers who wish to cultivate metacognitive thinking should encourage their students to plan, investigate, and expand on the concepts they learn in class (Fisher, Frey, & Hattie, 2016; Flavell, 1979). This mixed-methods…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Brain, Elementary School Students, Intervention
Koh, Jeanette Jungyun – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose. The purpose of this study was to explore the grit practices demonstrated by California elementary school GLAD teacher leaders. Teaching is a grit-demanding profession, and teaching English language learners (ELLs) requires sustained effort, perseverance, and dedication to meet their diverse needs. Identifying the grit practices of teacher…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, English Language Learners
Moshayedi, Sahar – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to better understand how elementary principals with high populations of Hispanic English learners (Els) and low socioeconomic-status (SES) students were able to increase achievement outcomes in high performing schools. This study aimed to determine: (a) what programs successful elementary principals implement to…
Descriptors: Principals, Outcomes of Education, Socioeconomic Status, Elementary Schools