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Robitaille, Yvette Powell; Maldonado, Nancy – Online Submission, 2015
Questioning and discussion techniques are effective instructional methods, but there is often inconsistent implementation of these instructional methods. This case study explored teachers and evaluators' perceptions regarding exemplary questioning and discussion techniques. Participants included 9 teachers who earned exemplary marks on their…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Questioning Techniques, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Teaching Experience
Robitaille, Yvette Powell; Maldonado, Nancy – Online Submission, 2015
Questioning and discussion techniques are effective instructional methods that develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. There is often inconsistent implementation of these techniques, which can result in a negative effect on student achievement. This case study explored elementary, middle, and high school teachers and evaluators'…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
Patterson, Rita Mabon; Maldonado, Nancy; Howe, Mary – Online Submission, 2014
Violence is a problem that affects the family structure, schools, and communities. Although some violence takes place behind closed doors, the effects are devastating to society and the community. The overwhelming results are seen with the increase of visits to abuse shelters and emergency rooms. Domestic violence in households tends to continue…
Descriptors: Violence, School Safety, School Security, Administrator Attitudes
Robitaille, Yvette Powell; Maldonado, Nancy – Online Submission, 2014
Questioning and discussion techniques are effective instructional methods that develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. Despite these positive associations, there is often inconsistent implementation of these techniques across disciplines and grade levels, often resulting in a negative effect on student achievement. This case study…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
Schlieder, Mary; Maldonado, Nancy; Baltes, Beate – Online Submission, 2014
The dramatic rise in children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is accompanied by a substantial increase in public school inclusion. A growing body of research supports the need for teachers proficient in evidence-based practices to support such students. One strategy involves using peer support networks like Circle of Friends (CoF)…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Peer Groups
Schlieder, Mary; Maldonado, Nancy; Baltes, Beate – Online Submission, 2014
The dramatic rise in children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is accompanied by a substantial increase in public school inclusion. A growing body of research supports the need for teachers proficient in evidence-based practices to support such students. One strategy involves using peer support networks like Circle of Friends (CoF)…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Peer Groups
Baldasaro, Mary McCullum; Maldonado, Nancy; Baltes, Beate – Online Submission, 2014
Stories contain the wisdom of the world, teaching cultural values. Story builds community, celebrates cultural diversity, and preserves cultural identity. Where truth has been suppressed, story is an instrument of epiphany; story builds literacy skills and develops metaphorical understanding. A storytelling center in Ontario, Canada, had been a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Awareness, Story Telling, Personal Narratives
Lester, Robin; Maldonado, Nancy – Online Submission, 2014
In recent years, K-12 schools throughout the United States have garnered nationwide attention because of bullying problems. Bullying impacts schools in various ways: student performance and self-regard, and it creates an environment of hostility in schools. Many factors contribute to the problem, including socioeconomic status, low self-esteem,…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Bullying, Secondary Education
Baldasaro, Mary McCullom; Maldonado, Nancy; Baltes, Beate – Online Submission, 2014
Stories contain the wisdom of the world, teaching cultural values. Story builds community, celebrates cultural diversity, and preserves cultural identity. Where truth has been suppressed, story is an instrument of epiphany. Storytelling builds literacy skills, and develops metaphorical understanding. A storytelling center in Canada had been a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Story Telling, Phenomenology, Cultural Centers
Robinson, Lora; Maldonado, Nancy; Whaley, Jerita – Online Submission, 2014
The absence of differentiated instruction in many classrooms stifles success for students who do not learn the same way as their peers. Providing teachers with the knowledge and tools to differentiate in their classrooms may increase test scores and help low achieving students find success, while expanding the learning growth of gifted and…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Curriculum Implementation, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment
Bradley, Jordana; Maldonado, Nancy – Online Submission, 2013
Educators must consider alternative teaching strategies. Facility dogs as an instructional enhancement are an innovative teaching approach. This case study, guided by human-animal bond theory, investigated how the presence of a trained facility dog, Smooch, affected the school environment. Interviews, field notes and observations were used to…
Descriptors: Animals, Educational Environment, Learning, Student Needs
Lester, Robin Rawlings; Maldonado, Nancy – Online Submission, 2013
Bullying has become a nationwide concern at the K-12 level. Guided by the theoretical framework of social learning theory, this study explored the perceptions of secondary education teachers about the bully-proofing program in place at one target middle school. Despite the target middle school's anti-bullying program, the incidence of bullying had…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Middle School Teachers, Secondary Education, Bullying
Banke, Susan; Maldonado, Nancy; Lacey, Candace H. – Online Submission, 2011
This phenomenological study examined the spiritual experiences of Christian school leaders who are the spiritual leaders of their schools. A purposeful, nominated sample of 12 Christian school leaders was selected. In-depth, open-ended interviews were conducted, audio taped, and then transcribed verbatim. Data analysis was based on Rudestam and…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Data Analysis, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development
Mincey, Barrett; Maldonado, Nancy – Online Submission, 2011
Criminologists, lawmakers, policymakers, educators, and others discuss juvenile delinquency and recidivism and note the relationship to adult offending and cost factors. Poverty, peer relations, family life, and school are risk factors that have been linked to define the problem of juvenile crime. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to…
Descriptors: Recidivism, Sanctions, Delinquency, Residential Programs
Witherspoon, Michelle; Maldonado, Nancy; Lacey, Candace H. – Online Submission, 2010
This study examined the frequency of engagement in academic dishonesty among undergraduate students at a large urban college and also explored the use of traditional cheating methods and contemporary cheating methods to determine various forms of cheating, the number of times students cheat, and the number of ways students cheat. The sample was…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, General Education, Cheating, Urban Schools
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