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Cook, Clayton R.; Coco, Susanna; Zhang, Yanchen; Fiat, Aria E.; Duong, Mylien T.; Renshaw, Tyler L.; Long, Anna C.; Frank, Sophia – School Psychology Review, 2018
Strong teacher-student relationships have long been considered a foundational aspect of a positive school experience. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effects of the establish-maintain-restore (EMR) method for improving teacher-student relationships and students' classroom behavior while providing elementary teachers with…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Knight, David; Hock, Michael; Skrtic, Thomas M.; Bradley, Barbara A.; Knight, Jim – Educational Forum, 2018
We designed a multiple baseline study to evaluate an instructional coaching model in which coaches use video recordings of collaborating teachers' classrooms to inform their coaching practices. In this model, teachers and coaches use video evidence to co-construct a student-based goal and identify best practices to reach their goal. We found that…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Middle School Teachers, Video Technology, Program Effectiveness
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Brian, Ali; Taunton, Sally; Haibach-Beach, Pamela; Lieberman, Lauren J. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: Children with visual impairments (that is, those who have low vision or blindness) often demonstrate lower levels of perceived and actual motor competence and physical activity compared to peers who are sighted. The purpose of this study was to assess the way in which seven-day sports camps specially designed for children with visual…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Children, Blindness, Program Effectiveness
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Hamsher, Sarah – Journal of Character Education, 2018
Character education in schools is implemented using different approaches. The current practices related to character education, though, include educators implementing preplanned lessons and activities from published programs. Yet, these current practices have mixed reviews in large- and small-scale studies. The purpose of this article is to…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Teaching Methods, Causal Models, Attribution Theory
Fitch, Jack Camp, III – ProQuest LLC, 2018
College access programs like Upward Bound, GEAR UP, and AVID have long histories in education. Each of these have been thoroughly researched. This research shows mixed results on their effectiveness to improve the college-going nature of their respective participants. Most of the research on these programs is focused on academic outcomes rather…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, High School Students, College Preparation, Student Attitudes
King-Henderson, Paulette – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Nurse education uses an apprenticeship model to teach students clinical skills. However, lack of faculty, clinical preceptors, early hospital discharges, and lack of clinical practice areas limits nursing students' exposure to patients which could impact patient care. The use of virtual simulation may bridge the theory-practice gap in nurse…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Simulated Environment, Computer Simulation, Educational Technology
St. John, Amy Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Considering instructional time is one of the most valuable and expensive resources in public education, there is nominal research examining the effectiveness of its use (Farbman, 2015). The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation between the amount of extended learning time provided to eligible students at least one grade level…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Correlation, Computer Assisted Testing
McMurtry, Teaira Catherine Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2018
With the ultimate goal of shifting the consistent, downward trajectory of African American adolescents' academic and personal success in formal schooling, the purpose of this study was to shift persistently negative perceptions about their native language and literacy practices, African American English (AAE), by fostering teachers' awareness,…
Descriptors: African American Students, Black Dialects, Adolescents, Faculty Development
Lohmiller, Denise Kay – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The primary purpose of this parallel mixed methods study was to discover the extent to which instructional coaches and third and fourth grade elementary teachers were impacted by participating in the instructional coaching model available on their campuses. A subsequent concern was to determine to what extent the writing practices of the teachers…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Writing Instruction, Grade 3, Grade 4
Jackson-Gutierrez, Sherry – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined the effects of executive function intervention on the academic performance of students in three kindergarten through eighth-grade schools. The study evaluated MAP (Measurement of Academic Progress) results prior to and after the implementation of the executive function strategies and interventions. The study compared the…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Intervention, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
Browne, Meshelle – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study focused on the perception of special education teachers on the new Common Core Standards and effective classroom instructions for students with disabilities. It shared a new understanding and increased knowledge of the Common Core Standards and how it has affected students with disabilities. Given that special educators have direct…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Common Core State Standards, Disabilities, Teacher Attitudes
Malachowski, Maria – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Educational legislation mandates that all students, including those with disabilities, be provided a free and appropriate public education (IDEA, 2004). Students with low-incidence disabilities, such as autism spectrum disorders and cognitive disabilities, may have challenging needs that often warrant additional support (i.e. a paraprofessional)…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Supervision
Fitzwilliams-Heck, Cynthia J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Awareness of the sustainability of our natural resources is a continuing concern. Initiatives promoting environmental adult education (EAE) through professional development (PD) workshops ensure educators' have the knowledge and skills to inform their audience about environmental literacy and stewardship. However, these workshops have rarely been…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Adult Education, Professional Development
Harris, Clinton M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Project Based Learning (PBL) is an instructional strategy used to aid in the improvement of student achievement by incorporating a project as the medium to collaborate and augment competency and skills. The purpose of this study was to explore and examine the implementation of PBL via the use of a district-wide PBL instructional curriculum for…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Problem Based Learning, High School Students, Secondary School Science
Padua, Jennifer Fely Maluenda – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This phenomenological study investigated lessons learned and factors affecting transfer of learning by participants who were involved in a 2-year reading professional development program (Pacific CHILD) in a remote area in the Western Pacific. The transfer of learning process was examined through the use of focus groups, semi-structured…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Reading Instruction, Faculty Development, Program Effectiveness
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