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Novak, Renata Pessoa – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This applied dissertation was designed to verify the effectiveness of professional learning communities (PLC), as it relates to the participation of administrators and teachers. Prior studies have emphasized the importance of continuing learning experiences for school administrators while working. Chiptin (2013) pointed out the importance of a…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Interprofessional Relationship, Communities of Practice, Mixed Methods Research
Watkins, Laura – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The effects of education can shape a multitude of elements throughout our society from poverty to technology. Elementary school students come into a classroom under the influence of what they have learned at home and out in the community. Because of so many different conditions that children live among, their knowledge is varied, and their rates…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Best Practices, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
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Oliver, Kimberly L.; Luguetti, Carla; Aranda, Raquel; Nuñez Enriquez, Oscar; Rodriguez, Ana-Alycia – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Student-Centered Inquiry as Curriculum (SCIC) is an activist approach [Oliver, K. L., and H. A. Oesterreich. 2013. "Student-Centered Inquiry as Curriculum as a Model for Field-Based Teacher Education." "Journal of Curriculum Studies" 45 (3): 394-417. doi:10.1080/00220272.2012.719550] inspired by years of research…
Descriptors: Activism, Communities of Practice, Student Motivation, Student Interests
Knight, Megan E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Today's grading practices mirror those of the early 1900s, and despite myriad research suggesting they are invalid, unreliable, and a hindrance to student learning, many teachers continue detrimental practices such as using 100-point percentage scales averaging all academic and nonacademic factors together into a single grade, and using grades to…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Grading