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Bostic, Cristi M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation evaluated the implementation of professional learning communities in a large suburban school district in North Carolina. The presence of shared and supportive leadership, shared values and vision, collective learning and application, shared personal practice, supportive conditions for relationships, and supportive conditions for…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Communities of Practice, Test Results, Program Effectiveness
Ford, Eastman Bryant, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Historically, there have been different types of instructional practice in education. Before the mid-1980s, administrators pushed content. In the mid-1980s, it was Effective Teaching with the Six-Point Lesson Plan. There were many observations with the Career Ladder of which the researcher was a participant in the pilot program. There came…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Parent Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Mathematics Teachers
Lovett, Helen Tomlinson – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine beginning high school teachers' perceptions of involvement in Professional Learning Communities in southeastern North Carolina and to determine whether beginning teachers' perceptions of involvement in Professional Learning Communities influenced their decisions to move to another location, stay in…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Teacher Attitudes
Robertson, Danielle Shaw – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The dissertation was designed to describe the relationship of collective teacher efficacy to the phases of professional learning communities (PLC) in a rural school district in the southern piedmont region of North Carolina. Limited research exists in the area of collective teacher efficacy and its relationship to professional learning…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Change, Faculty Development
Jacobs, Thach Kam Yin – ProQuest LLC, 2010
An exploratory quantitative study of professional learning communities and student achievement in the largest school system in the State of North Carolina provides evidence to support systemic implementation of professional learning community practices and activities. A one-way ANOVA was conducted to explore the impact of teachers' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Community Characteristics, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement
Breaux, Annette – Educational Leadership, 2016
In her years of experience studying, working with, and writing about new teachers, induction programs, and mentoring, Annette Breaux has learned that successful mentoring boils down to 10 factors. In this article, Breaux highlights those features and provides actionable takeaways for school districts and educators. She recommends embedding…
Descriptors: Mentors, Program Effectiveness, Best Practices, Educational Practices
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Research has shown that certain ways of teaching can make a difference in whether students learn standards-based content. Many strategies have proven to be effective in teaching literacy, mathematics, science and social studies. These strategies have facilitated blending academic and career/technical subjects to make learning more meaningful for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Secondary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Reading Instruction
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von Frank, Valerie – Journal of Staff Development, 2013
In Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) Schools, educators have leapt into the Common Core with both feet, creating an internal website for teachers to share performance tasks and implementing systemwide, school-based professional learning that has put the standards into practice and tested students on them in the 2012-13 school year. The district began…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Web Sites, Faculty Development
Parsi, Ace – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2015
Education is a $600 billion-a-year enterprise, but the investments states make in education will not benefit students unless they are physically and mentally present in the classroom. Too many students are not. In this report, the National Association of State Boards of Education asks policymakers to promote student engagement through a suite of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teacher Role, Parent Role, Community Role
Griffin, Jennifer Shaw – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Principals are isolated in their work and suffer from low morale. The role of the principal has become increasingly complex and demanding especially within the current accountability model with the public nature of school report cards. This is a problem in Rocky Top Public Schools and in school districts across the country. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Principals, Morale, Public Schools, Urban Schools
Reinhardt, Jill Y. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to engage practitioners in collaborative inquiry in order to examine the concept of flipped learning. At the core of this concept is the notion of flipping or reversing traditional instructional practice with traditional homework. Nine teachers across three grade spans, K-5, 6-8, and 9-12 and three non-instructional…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning, Homework
Wydo, Daniel A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study examined the effects of the recently implemented North Carolina Educator Evaluator System (NCEES) on teaching practices and teacher leadership in a mostly rural county in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. NCEES is designed to improve teaching practices and teacher leadership through performance-based standards. This…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Practices, Teacher Leadership
Marker, Kathryn Christner – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Because data access may be perceived by principals as overwhelming or irrelevant rather than helpful (Wayman, Spikes, & Volonnino, 2013), data access does not guarantee effective data use. The data-based decision making literature has largely focused on teacher use of data, considering less often data-based organizational improvements for the…
Descriptors: Principals, Data Collection, Evaluation Methods, Decision Making
Herridge, Robin Lea – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore the literacy instructional leadership behaviors of principals in two high poverty elementary schools in North Carolina who have experienced success with student growth in reading achievement over a three year period. This was a qualitative exploratory multiple case study. Data was gathered from 21…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Literacy Education, Principals, Poverty
Principal Leadership, 2011
Schools that break through the cycle of low student performance may look different to outsiders; however, when the processes underlying the improvements are examined, collaboration, personalization, and a focus on instruction always emerge as the keys to the newfound success. The principles of these core areas are fundamental to creating a school…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Graduation, Academic Achievement, Educational Environment
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