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Watkins, Amy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This study focused on the motivation of K-12 teachers to participate in district online professional development and to sustain the knowledge or skills learned. This study identified how teachers in a suburban school district, located in the Hudson Valley region of New York state, evaluated the online professional development they received and the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Sustainability
Gaston, Rolanda T. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The relationship that is established between the principal and teacher influences the type of learning environment the school has, thereby affecting how students learn in the classroom. This dissertation investigated the relationship between principals and teachers and its influence on the success of student learning. Details of how the principals…
Descriptors: Teacher Administrator Relationship, Correlation, Educational Environment, Principals
Sikes, Amanda – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine teacher perceptions on cyberbullying to determine the extent to which teachers feel confident in addressing cyberbullying in schools. Further, the study aimed to examine the factors that may have an impact on teacher self-efficacy. A total of 287 middle school teachers in the southeast completed an online…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes, Bullying
Campbell, Vernita – ProQuest LLC, 2019
English language learners need instructional strategies that could bridge the gap between them and native English speakers. The problem is that English language learners have limited English proficiency, and they could perform at a higher academic level when their teachers deliver effective instructional techniques. It is vital for teachers to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Walker, Vienna L. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This research evaluated the effects of adopting a common grading practice at a public career and technical high school in Delaware. The research participants were four Algebra I teachers with more than ten years of teaching experience. For the first marking period of school year 2018-2019, the teachers applied a common grading practice to their…
Descriptors: Vocational High Schools, High School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Algebra
Banyas, Jodie – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Motivation is considered an element essential for success in the online classroom, and, in order to inform online teachers' pedagogical practices, this quantitative, descriptive study explored teachers' perceptions of high school students' motivation in the online learning environment. Identified by convenience sampling, 22 online high school…
Descriptors: Online Courses, High School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Student Motivation
Willingham, Cynthia C. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This explanatory mixed methods research study was designed to utilize teacher perspectives to investigate methods by which principals develop and maintain teacher collective efficacy in their schools through enabling school structures. The research utilized quantitative surveys given to teachers in selected high schools followed by interviews with…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness
Wright, Shawn – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The use of technology in education has grown rapidly over the past few decades resulting in the adoption of 1:1 device initiatives in numerous schools and districts. As with any school-based initiative, teachers play an integral role. The effectiveness of an initiative is often measured in terms of student achievement to which teachers are…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development
Haynes, Melanie – ProQuest LLC, 2019
There is a lack of self-efficacy of teachers in meeting the needs of students with health conditions, in particular, seizures. This can be linked to a lack of knowledge and education. Interventions/Methods: To improve teachers' self-efficacy when working with students with seizure disorders, an online educational module was created. Teachers in a…
Descriptors: Seizures, High School Teachers, Self Efficacy, Epilepsy
Ballou, Yoshara Glennise – ProQuest LLC, 2018
English Language Learners (ELL) students are a growing population in Texas schools. Due to language barriers and lack of comprehensiveness in a secondary science classroom, ELL students may have difficulties comprehending higher-level secondary science concepts. While staff development workshops have the objective of ensuring teachers are…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Barriers, Secondary School Students, Science Instruction
Smith, Steven W. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a correlation between the implementation of standards-based grading (SBG) and a rise in student achievement as indicated by the evaluation of end-of-course exam data from the four core subject areas in secondary schools--English, Algebra, Government, and Biology. This mixed methods study…
Descriptors: Correlation, Grading, Tests, Scores
Bataller, Carliza – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this mixed methods sequential explanatory study was to identify and describe best practices in technology integration in middle school classrooms as perceived by expert middle school teachers. Additionally, it was the purpose of the study to determine the most important best practices and perceived barriers to successful…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Best Practices, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
Ozar, Ryan H. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The United States Supreme Court's decision in the case Wisconsin v. Yoder et al. (1972) created a special provision for Amish and Old Order Mennonite families by allowing their children to end formal schooling at age 14. The assumption was that these Anabaptist families were preparing children adequately to live "full lives" in their…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Public Schools, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes
Williams, Brenielle – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Reading skills assessments have demonstrated that middle-grade Mississippi school children are on average two full grade levels or more below grade reading levels. This qualitative case study in one urban county Mississippi school district with decreasing literacy scores examined teachers' perceptions of evidence-based literacy instruction…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Reading Achievement, Teaching Methods
Moon, Caroline Lucinda – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The present dissertation in practice (DiP) proposal delineates an action research study designed to evaluate the use of problem-based learning (PBL) in an eighth-grade earth science class to assess the impact of PBL on student achievement. I have observed that students often struggle with developing an understanding of how the motions of the sun,…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Instructional Effectiveness, Problem Based Learning, Grade 8
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