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Suppa, Siobahn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Mathematics teaching in the United States has notoriously and historically been classified as skill and drill instruction where the main focus of mathematics teaching is procedural fluency across all grade levels. In order to change this norm, we need to seriously consider how we prepare prospective teachers and in turn, how we support those…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Educators
Ferrara, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2018
How gifted students needs are addressed in elementary schools is different from school to school. They are a population of students who at times, are underserved and left to work independently. This is often because teachers do not have the foundational understanding of gifted pedagogy. The purpose of this study was to determine how three…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Maclin, Michelle Smith – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This case study was designed to explore how professional development for teachers in literacy and reading instruction was perceived by teachers as influencing their levels of self-efficacy, teaching practices, as well as affecting achievement levels for students. The population for the study was 13 grade 3-5 teachers from an urban elementary…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Literacy Education, Faculty Development
Watkins, Laura – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The effects of education can shape a multitude of elements throughout our society from poverty to technology. Elementary school students come into a classroom under the influence of what they have learned at home and out in the community. Because of so many different conditions that children live among, their knowledge is varied, and their rates…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Best Practices, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Nielsen-Winkelman, Tiffany – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Teaching practices, whether intended or not, privilege and marginalize particular groups of people. Inequality in education reflects inequality in society. The different ways in which technology is used may bolster or reinforce social inequities (Araque, Maiden, Bravo, Estrada, Evans, Hubchik, Kirby & Reddy, 2013). The digital usage divide…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
Valdez, Maricela – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship between physical fitness, body mass index and academic performance in Hispanic children enrolled in grade 5 from a district in the Rio Grande Valley. A total of 547 participants were selected from 11 elementary schools from a school district in the Rio Grande Valley. The…
Descriptors: Children, Physical Fitness, Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Schools
Stephenson, Kimberly Jean – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Teachers represent a large portion of professional voice users in the United States and the development of poor vocal health has related to their work. Elementary music educators are expected to use their voices in both speech and song and are vocally active for much of their workday. This study investigates elementary music teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Music Teachers, Music Education
Flores, Marcos Manuel – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Demographic trends in Texas continue to change and diversify the population; however, despite this trend, school districts and state officials continue to maintain a curriculum that is not relevant to this diverse population. Furthermore, studies show that Hispanic students, who represent 45% of the students in Texas public schools, have little…
Descriptors: Grade 7, History Instruction, Hispanic Americans, State History
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
Schrage, Heather Morgan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A flexible seating classroom has different seating options for students to choose. Flexible seating affects the behavior of students with disabilities. Early elementary special education teachers do not have the strategies to manage the negative behavior of students. The special education teachers who were participants used flexible seating to…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Student Behavior, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers
Van Meter, Rowe L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to explore how 15 elementary teachers' lived experiences contributed to their self-efficacy when making instructional decisions to support gifted students in inclusive classrooms in central Arizona. The theoretical framework was Bandura's self-efficacy theory. The central research question…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Elementary School Students, Academically Gifted, Self Efficacy
Mitchell, Karen Michelle – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) have grown in importance because they are fundamental to the future quality of life and the ability to compete in today's global society. The demand for STEM careers is increasing; however, the United States is having difficulty meeting this demand. Society needs students who can…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Stress Management, Mathematics Anxiety, Elementary School Students
Mitts, Maryann – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Technological advancements and increased screen time has increased sedentary activity and altered the brain development of children. With the reduction of PE and recess in schools, increasing sensory stimulating physical activity can be pivotal in cognitive and behavioral development. Activities such as rolling and spinning enhance the sensory…
Descriptors: Stimulation, Physical Activities, Academic Achievement, Student Behavior
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
Proulx, David – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA) studied the acculturation experiences of six adult immigrant students who were enrolled in a local community college adult basic education (ABE) program. The main study question was seeking how adult (ESOL) students perceive themselves and their overall position in mainstream American society.…
Descriptors: Immigrants, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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