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Burt, Jonathan L.; Pennington, Robert C. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2017
The use of extinction procedures or the discontinuation of reinforcement following a behavior targeted for reduction is often used to enhance the efficacy of behavioral interventions. Unfortunately, the application of extinction procedures is associated with several side effects that can produce potentially harmful and counterproductive outcomes.…
Descriptors: Teaching Guides, Reinforcement, Intervention, Behavior Problems
Maryland State Department of Education, 2008
This document was developed to provide action steps that can be taken by teachers, parents, administrators, and students themselves to develop the personal, cognitive, and social dimensions of students. These advocates are identified in "The Holistic Learner Framework: A Culturally Responsive Approach to Accelerating the Achievement of Low…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Student Improvement
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McDaniel, Elizabeth A.; McCarthy, Holly DiBella – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1989
A special education teacher's sense of teaching efficacy and personal teaching efficacy influences teacher motivation and effort, teacher-student interactions, and student achievement. Methods for enhancing teachers' sense of efficacy are suggested. (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Special Education Teachers
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Walker, Barbara J. – Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, 2003
Summarizes the major points about self-efficacy and proposes instructional responses teachers can employ to raise self-efficacy. Delineates various instructional procedures that can enhance self-efficacy increasing motivation and achievement. Suggests that by giving choice, teaching literacy strategies, creating self-evaluations and changing the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Reading Instruction
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Margolis, Howard; McCabe, Patrick P. – Preventing School Failure, 2003
This article explains how teachers can strengthen the self-efficacy of students who are struggling academically and increase their motivation for schoolwork. Instructional principles include linking new work to recent successes, teaching needed learning strategies, reinforcing effort and persistence, stressing peer modeling, and helping students…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Goal Orientation, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies
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Sachs, John J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1990
The Student-Teacher Self-Efficacy Interaction Model is described, focusing on the impact of the teacher's self-efficacy on performance, impact of teacher's performance and students' past experiences on special education students' self-efficacy, and how feedback from students' performance provides feedback on teacher abilities to meet students'…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Feedback, Influences
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DiBella-McCarthy, Holly; And Others – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1995
A self-efficacy quiz for teachers is provided, and guidelines are offered for using the quiz to increase an individual teacher's sense of teaching efficacy. Suggestions are offered for positively altering current beliefs about teaching and students and for addressing a sense of low personal teaching efficacy. (DB)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Development, Rating Scales
Baker, Susan; Auld, Garry; MacKinnon, Chloe; Ammerman, Alice; Hanula, Gail; Lohse, Barbara; Scott, Marci; Serrano, Elena; Tucker, Easter; Wardlaw, Mary Kay – National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 2014
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) identified a need for a comprehensive set of best practices in nutrition education for low-income audiences for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) educational projects, including SNAP-Ed. A comprehensive list of best practices would promote consistency and efficacy in program planning,…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Best Practices, Low Income Groups, Program Design
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McCabe, Patrick P. – Reading Teacher, 2003
Provides suggestions and guidance to help students who are good readers, but have low self-efficacy for taking reading tests. Discusses four sources of self-efficacy: enactive mastery; vicarious experiences; verbal persuasion; and physiological/affective state. Concludes that these four sources provide a framework for developing and evaluating…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, Elementary Education, Federal Legislation
Christenson, Sandra L., Ed.; Reschly, Amy L., Ed.; Wylie, Cathy, Ed. – Springer, 2012
For more than two decades, the concept of student engagement has grown from simple attention in class to a construct comprised of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral components that embody and further develop motivation for learning. Similarly, the goals of student engagement have evolved from dropout prevention to improved outcomes for lifelong…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Educational Research, Learning Motivation, Educational Indicators
Reeves, Douglas B. – Teachers College Press, 2010
In his new book, author and international keynoter Douglas Reeves addresses a major challenge faced by today's school leaders: an ever-growing load of programs and initiatives. Reeves contends that program overload not only taxes leadership resources, but actually hurts rather than improves student performance. Drawing on recent research findings,…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Academic Achievement, Teacher Leadership, Instructional Leadership
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Graham, Kathy C. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1996
Workplace factors that affect teacher commitment include teacher autonomy and efficacy, participation, feedback, collaboration, learning opportunities, and resources. The paper details five strategies to help teachers enhance their personal level of commitment (being responsive, getting involved, seeking feedback, developing a plan to maximize…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Feedback
Sagor, Richard – 2000
Action research, explored in this book, is a seven-step process for improving teaching and learning in classrooms at all levels. Through practical examples, research tools, and easy-to-follow implementation strategies, this book guides readers through the action research process. The chapters are: (1) "What Is Action Research?"; (2) "How Is Action…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Research Methodology
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Colton, Amy Bernstein; Sparks-Langer, Georgea M. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1993
Describes a conceptual framework that integrates teacher cognitive, critical, and personal characteristics; the framework serves to guide the development of reflective decision making, showing teacher educators how to form effective teachers. The model's collegial environment encourages efficacy, flexibility, consciousness, and social…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Mentors
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Weasmer, Jerie; Woods, Amelia Mays – Clearing House, 1998
Describes personal teaching efficacy. Notes that a positive personal teaching efficacy is fundamental in accomplishing change, and is a powerful influence in altering classroom practice. Discusses four strategies for enhancing efficacy in schools. (SR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Self Concept
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