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Rosado, Glenda Damaris – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This research design was a mixed methods embedded study with a quasi-experimental component in the quantitative portion identifying the teachers and students as independent variables and the Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) that are aligned with teacher effectiveness and student achievement as the dependent variables. The confounding…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Class Size
Roatsey, Todd – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The topic of this study was to compare teachers' perceptions of school climate in Leader in Me elementary schools versus non-Leader in Me schools. Research for this study was based on a quantitative non-experimental comparative descriptive design using a t-test analysis in addition to a MANOVA that was conducted on the six dependent variables.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Environment, Elementary School Teachers, Rural Schools
Hoyt-Parrish, Valerie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
New policy at LHP (pseudonym) requires all teachers to implement the Danish Forest School approach and integrate the natural outdoor areas surrounding the campus in their curriculum and pedagogy. The purposes of the present study are to identify the cognitive, affective and psychomotor impact of the Danish Forest School approach on students and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Natural Resources, Teaching Methods
Biggers, Regina – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this mixed-methods, action research study, with a convergent design, is to improve student literacy achievement within a Mississippi school district, through the exploration of reading volume, motivation, and family connections. This study uses qualitative and quantitative data to provide an in-depth look into the phenomenon of…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Literacy, Reading Habits, Reading Motivation
Cossey, Bobby J., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In the village of Pine lies Pine School. While the school has historically been considered a quality school, the proficiency levels in math MAAP assessments have been lower in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade than 6th grade, by a substantial margin. In this action research program evaluation study, a mixed-methods approach was utilized to discern the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Large Group Instruction, Small Group Instruction
Tillman, Thomas C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this action research study is to identify, implement, and evaluate best practices in reading improvement in third grade at Greenleaf Upper Elementary (pseudonym) in support of a process of continuous improvement. The study followed a mixed methods design. The student participants in this study were 47 third grade students who…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Improvement, Teacher Attitudes, Grade 3
Blei, Micaela – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Researchers and policy makers alike have acknowledged the need for teachers to reflect on experience and to experience agency in and out of the classroom (Beauchamp, 2015; Chen et al., 2012; Elbaz-Lewisch, 2010). In order to contribute to discussions of innovative strategies of teacher development, this interpretive case study explored the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Workshops
Okwoshah, Juliet – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Bullying is the most common experience of victimization that mostly occurs among school-aged children. The general problem that the researcher explored was whether specific social-emotional learning programs are effective in reducing instances of bullying in elementary schools. The purpose of this study was to examine elementary school counselors'…
Descriptors: Prevention, Bullying, Elementary School Students, Victims
Weiss, Dina M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Aspiring teachers seeking licensure in New York State are required to prepare a portfolio of materials demonstrating their readiness to teach during their student teaching clinical experience, as per edTPA (a teacher performance assessment developed by Stanford University). This research considered how cooperating teachers in the student teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness, Portfolios (Background Materials), Cooperating Teachers
Greene, Jonas B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The current study identified the relationship between instructional coach usage and elementary teacher perceptions on an instructional coach evaluation instrument for one North Texas school district. The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to evaluate the instructional coaching program in the participating district using instructional coach…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Program Effectiveness
Bug, Leah – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research indicates the most effective type of teacher professional development (TPD) involves a sustained and ongoing experience, which is coherent, job-embedded, and involves active participation by the learner and includes a learning community (Borko et al., 2010; Desimone, 2009; Easton, 2008; Loucks-Horsely et al., 2010). However, most teachers…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Science Teachers, Blended Learning
Cahill, Joseph J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine if teacher self-efficacy is influenced by peer coaching in elementary mathematics. Survey, interview, and demographic data were collected from a purposeful sample of first year elementary mathematics teachers within a large, suburban school district located in southeast Texas. "The Teachers' Sense of…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics
Young, Tori Ogle – ProQuest LLC, 2018
RtI is a three-tiered program that uses data collected from benchmark assessments and progress monitoring (Fuchs, et al 2008). Tier I includes all children, and it is the level that all students would like to achieve. Tier II includes children who show minor gaps in their abilities in reading, and they require specific intervention to help close…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience
Durbin, Rebecca A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In an ever-changing labyrinth of standards, accountability, and standardized testing, educators seek ways to improve instruction. Teachers need learning experiences that help them navigate an environment in which a growing list of student performance standards and standardized tests determine their success in teacher evaluations (Crawford, 2015;…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Delivery Systems, Program Effectiveness, Models
McGuckin, Ryan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study is to measure the effects that one-to-one technology has on student academic achievement in reading and mathematics. This study was conducted in a small rural central Illinois elementary school about 100 miles southwest of Chicago, Illinois. The total student population for the district is 506 students. The total number…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness
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