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Mokher, Christine G.; Pearson, Juliana; Geraghty, Thomas – Planning and Changing, 2021
Rural schools face particular challenges with teacher quality. The Northeast Tennessee College and Career Ready Consortium was a collaborative reform effort among rural schools with a key goal of improving the quality of instruction in math and science to support its efforts to expand academically rigorous courses. This study examines progress…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Difficulty Level, Academic Standards
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Militello, Matthew; Tredway, Lynda; Hodgkins, Lawrence; Simon, Ken – Journal of Educational Administration, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the utility of a virtual reality (VR) classroom experience for improving the capacity of instructional leaders. Specifically, school leaders used VR to build their classroom observation and analysis skills to prepare to have more effective post-observation conversations with teachers. The authors…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Principals, Professional Development, Instructional Leadership
Aikens, Nikki; Nguyen, Tutrang; Harding, Jessica F. – Mathematica, 2021
One widely used tool that captures the process quality of preschool classrooms, including interactions between teachers and children, is the Classroom Assessment Scoring System-Preschool (Pre-K CLASS; Pianta et al. 2008). The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded Mathematica to conduct a literature scan to search for recent studies analyzing…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Classroom Environment, Educational Quality
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Anwar, Saira; Menekse, Muhsin – Review of Education, 2021
Prior research studies have extensively used different classroom observation protocols to identify the characteristics of the lecture and instructional methods used by course instructors, to observe student and instructor behaviours, to evaluate the fidelity of certain implementations, and to understand classroom dynamics. This systematic review…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Classroom Observation Techniques, STEM Education, Teaching Methods
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Denaro, Kameryn; Sato, Brian; Harlow, Ashley; Aebersold, Andrea; Verma, Mayank – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2021
The Classroom Observation Protocol for Undergraduate STEM (COPUS) provides descriptive feedback to instructors by capturing student and instructor behaviors occurring in the classroom. Due to the increasing prevalence of COPUS data collection, it is important to recognize how researchers determine whether groups of courses or instructors have…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Classroom Observation Techniques, Undergraduate Students, Student Behavior
Shah, Niral; Ortiz, Nickolaus; Christensen, Julie; Stroupe, David; Reinholz, Daniel – Educational Leadership, 2021
A crucial site of bias in classrooms is class discussions. A new free web-based tool developed by university researchers can help teachers actively monitor how their biases are affecting students in real-time.
Descriptors: Equal Education, Student Participation, Inclusion, Racial Bias
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Marsh, Brian – Research Papers in Education, 2021
This paper advances the discourse on school-university partnerships by considering the challenges of implementing a project to support the professional development of teachers through the use of video-mediated lesson observation within such a partnership network. The project discussed here was initially established by teacher-educators and located…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Teacher Educators, Secondary Schools
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Maulana, Ridwan; André, Stéfanie; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle; Ko, James; Chun, Seyeoung; Shahzad, Abid; Irnidayanti, Yulia; Lee, Okhwa; de Jager, Thelma; Coetzee, Thys; Fadhilah, Nurul – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
Effective teaching is a key factor in educational effectiveness and improvement. To facilitate the knowledge exchange regarding effective teaching in secondary education internationally, there has been a growing interest in using classroom observation measures. However, little is known regarding the comparability of observation measures across…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Teacher Behavior, Secondary School Teachers
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Dignath, Charlotte; Veenman, Marcel V. J. – Educational Psychology Review, 2021
Despite the consensus about the importance of self-regulated learning for academic as well as for lifelong learning, it is still poorly understood as to how teachers can most effectively support their students in enacting self-regulated learning. This article provides a framework about how self-regulated learning can be activated directly through…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Self Management, Classroom Observation Techniques
Aspen Institute, 2021
The report contains real-world, proven school climate strategies to guide policymakers in building a comprehensive and coherent state-wide approach for improving school climate. It features 12 recommendations linked to existing state policy examples policymakers can use to build a comprehensive, coherent state-wide approach for improving school…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, School Policy, State Policy, Policy Formation
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McConnell, Melody; Boyer, Jeffrey; Montplaisir, Lisa M.; Arneson, Jessie B.; Harding, Rachel L. S.; Farlow, Brian; Offerdahl, Erika G. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2021
There is a growing need for valid and reliable measures to monitor the efficacy of undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) reform initiatives. The Classroom Observation Protocol for Undergraduate STEM (COPUS) is a widely used tool originally designed to measure the presence of overt instructor and student behaviors.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, STEM Education, Undergraduate Students, Evaluation Methods
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Lemay, Lise; Cantin, Gilles; Lemire, Julie; Bouchard, Caroline – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2021
The objective of this paper is to present the conception and validation of the Quality of Educators' Observation and Planning Practices Scale (QEOPPS). The instrument assesses the quality of early childhood educators' observation practices (observing children, collecting information, using the collected information, paying attention to each child)…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Observation, Educational Planning
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Snyder, Robin A.; Pufpaff, Lisa A. – Journal of Special Education Apprenticeship, 2021
Education reform legislation has led to an upwelling of mandatory teacher evaluation for all elementary, middle school, and high school educators, including those who teach special education. While this reform effort aimed to improve overall teacher effectiveness and student learning outcomes, the teacher evaluation for special education is a…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Special Education Teachers, Barriers, Teacher Role
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Zaier, Amani; Arslan-Ari, Ismahan; Maina, Faith – Journal of Education, 2021
This study explored the quality of preservice teachers' self- and peer-academic feedback using video annotation tools to capture their teaching practices. They were also provided with an informal online discussion board as part of the peer support system. Twenty-five preservice teachers at a large university in the Southwestern United States…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Classroom Observation Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Bostic, Jonathan; Lesseig, Kristin; Sherman, Milan; Boston, Melissa – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2021
Classroom observations have become an integral part of research related to mathematics education. In this qualitative study, we describe the current state of the mathematics education field with regard to the use of classroom observation. The research question was: "How is classroom observation being used to measure instructional quality in…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Observation, Mathematics Education, Educational Research
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