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Montgomery, Alexandra – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the anxiety and stress-reducing effects of drawing, using different drawing materials by promoting the development of student confidence. The drawing activities were designed to foster the exploration of identity, emotion, and sense of self, while encouraging the exploration of materials and mark making.…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Stress Management, Art Education, Studio Art
Lee, Katherine – Online Submission, 2018
Artist-teacher and artist-learner collaboration was used to observe the development of confidence and artistic identity in cis-gender female adolescents with learning disabilities. The combined focus on both teacher and student identity development as artists within the art classroom was applied as the curriculum to arts education through…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Cooperation, Artists, Learning Disabilities
Todd-Adekanye, Clarissa – Online Submission, 2017
This study was designed to assess the impact of visual journaling in art education as a means for self-reflection and (self) education. Given that art making can be used as a tool for holistic healing, and Stuckey (2010) suggests that by supporting expression through creativity and imagination the formation of identity and reservoirs for healing…
Descriptors: Diaries, Art Education, Reflection, Self Esteem
Waibel, Lindsay – Online Submission, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of trauma-informed care, specifically the application of a "identity-safe environment" in order to promote identity development in adolescents. Of specific interest to the researcher were the theories of adolescent development and techniques that serve to improve adolescent learning…
Descriptors: Trauma, Safety, Identification (Psychology), Adolescents
Gómez, Julian Esteban Zapata – Online Submission, 2015
This paper depicts the results from a qualitative research study focused on finding out the effect of interaction through social media on the development of second language learners' written production from a private school in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia. The study was framed within concepts such as "social interaction," "digital…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes
Skidmore, Kevin – Online Submission, 2014
As a part of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), special education teachers work along with their student with special needs and their parent(s)/guardian(s) to create and implement Individualized Transition Plans (ITP) to assist the student with their transition to the post-school environment. As mandated by Individuals with Disabilities…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Disabilities, Adolescents, Special Education
Witte, Melissa Marie – Online Submission, 2014
Dissection of lab specimens is a common procedure in science classrooms, yet there are many unasked and unexamined questions relating to this practice. In addition to ethical considerations, there are personal and environmental health impacts of using conventional dissection, which has historically included animals and animal organs embalmed in…
Descriptors: Laboratory Procedures, Biology, Science Instruction, Qualitative Research
Geigle, Bryce A. – Online Submission, 2014
The aim of this thesis is to investigate and present the status of student synthesis with color coded formula writing for grade level six through twelve, and to make recommendations for educators to teach writing structure through a color coded formula system in order to increase classroom engagement and lower students' affect. The thesis first…
Descriptors: Color, Coding, Writing (Composition), Grade 6
Grothe, Katherine – Online Submission, 2013
Student teaching is a critical step in the process of becoming a teacher. Since its development over the past few decades, student teaching has become a requirement to attain a teaching credential in all fifty of the United States. Unfortunately, the relationship between student teachers and master teachers is frequently wrought with tension. This…
Descriptors: Master Teachers, Student Teachers, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
Maxcy, Clara A. – Online Submission, 2012
A series of observations in math classrooms revealed a pervasive problem of "re-teaching". It matters little the subject; before the teacher can begin teaching new material, basic skills often have to be re-taught before the lesson can move forward. Perhaps some methods are more effective than others in the classroom. Consequently, this study…
Descriptors: Brain, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
Ives, Eugenia A. – Online Submission, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine and better understand the social cognitive effects of digital technology on teenagers' brains and their socialization processes, as well as to learn best practices with regard to digital technology consumption. An extensive literature review was conducted on the social cognitive effects of digital…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Computer Literacy
Al-Najjar, Rana Abdel-Rahman – Online Submission, 2012
Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate pronunciation teaching with regard to an EFL multi-skills textbook ("English for Palestine 10"). The evaluation was intended to identify the extent to which pronunciation teaching content incorporated in" English for Palestine 10," in addition to the related teachers' competency level match…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
Hailer-O'Keefe, Laurie – Online Submission, 2012
This paper examines the Algebra II course and California Star Test (CST) proficiency levels in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the State of California. CST proficiency levels are examined by grade level for the State and nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area region. Algebra II is shown to be one of the more complicated courses in the CSU…
Descriptors: Algebra, State Standards, Standardized Tests, Barriers
Fish, James C. – Online Submission, 2011
A first-year teacher thrust mid-term into a mixed-grade geometry class in a tough high school struggles to sort out what works and does not work to engage the 120 students in meaningful learning. The students are largely from low-income urban families and demonstrate a broad range of abilities and motivation. The purpose of this study is to…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Multigraded Classes, Mixed Age Grouping, Geometry
Rosso, Ryan R. – Online Submission, 2011
First generation college-bound Latino students and their families are placed at a disadvantage in the college admissions process for a variety of reasons. Their cultural perspectives in relation to education and family combined with the increasingly widening gap between the working class and professional middle class has left many Latino families…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Attainment, College Admission, Admission Criteria
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