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Kathleen Mcgrath; Caitlin Riegel; Rosina Mete – AILACTE Journal, 2023
Mental health concerns among K-12 students are prevalent, including students who present with complex conditions such as Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) (Moon et al., 2017). The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5-TR) explains that "characteristic symptoms of OCD are the presence of obsessions and/or…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Anxiety Disorders, Mental Health
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Valtierra, Kristina M. – AILACTE Journal, 2022
This article shares innovative practices from a workshop series called Teach and Thrive Learning Circles (TTLCs) offered to pre-service and recent graduates from the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program at Colorado College (CC). TTLCs aim to proactively prime pre-service and early career teachers to navigate the pressures that can contribute…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Masters Programs, Teacher Education Programs, Workshops
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Baliram, Nalline; Koetje, Kirsten; Huff, Emily – AILACTE Journal, 2021
During the COVID-19 emergency pivot to virtual learning environments, the researchers sought to understand mentors' and teacher candidates' experiences in K-12 schools so that they could offer improved training and support. We surveyed 60 mentor teachers' and 92 teacher candidates' perceptions of preparedness for a virtual learning environment…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Preservice Teachers, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Raygoza, Mary Candace; Norris, Aaminah; León, Raina – AILACTE Journal, 2021
This counternarrative is an homage to the work of abolition in teacher education and a call to humanizing liberatory praxis as collective healing from racism and anti-Black hate. We, three critical teacher educators, interrogate our positionalities and the experiences within and beyond schooling that have shaped us. We recognize that our…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education Programs, Humanization
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Peacock, Amber R. – AILACTE Journal, 2020
A theoretical framework is introduced that articulates the complex nature of what liberal arts teacher educators do, what teacher candidates learn, and the enduring tension inherent in that work. The researcher surveyed liberal arts teacher educators (n = 64) regarding beliefs about seven enduring tensions in education-content…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Preservice Teacher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Theory Practice Relationship
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Bechard, Amber – AILACTE Journal, 2019
The increasing population of students defined as "twice-exceptional" (2e) exhibits identified or unidentified intellectual or creative gifts in one or more areas, and also faces significant learning challenges and may have autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, or other characteristics that make them eligible for special…
Descriptors: Gifted Disabled, Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Huff, Emily – AILACTE Journal, 2018
This point of view paper explores the power of words to build respect and understanding around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. As instructors in our courses who work to build self-awareness and unpack systems of power and privilege for ourselves and for our students, there are many lessons we can learn to make teaching and learning more…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Equal Education, Inclusion, Language Usage
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Gardner, Margery – AILACTE Journal, 2017
Integrated STEM education seeks to build deep connections between science, technology, engineering, and math. Contextualized lessons give students greater access to these content areas and can heighten engagement. Great parallels can be drawn between liberal arts philosophies and integrated STEM education. This paper explores how one teacher team…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Curriculum Development, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Wakefield, Dara V. – AILACTE Journal, 2017
No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Race to the Top (RT3) and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) have piled up federal mandates into a "perfect storm" for Georgia teachers. This study considers the impact of this storm through the eyes of 23 Georgia teachers. A tidal wave of federal mandates leaves teachers overwhelmed and skeptical about…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Teacher Attitudes
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Adams, Susan R.; Brooks, Katie; Kandel-Cisco, Brooke – AILACTE Journal, 2017
Too often teacher professional development (PD) is focused on mainstream K-12 learners, even as US schools become more culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD). This theoretical paper provides guidance for centering professional development on the margins. The three conclusions are distilled from robust experiences with middle and high school…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Student Diversity, Cultural Differences
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Ahn, Joonkil; Hinson, Danny W.; Teets, Sharon T. – AILACTE Journal, 2016
AILACTE institutions are often linked to faith-based traditions, and teacher education candidates may attend these institutions as a result of their sense of calling to the profession. However, most graduates of teacher education programs teach in religiously neutral environments. With the high expectations of professional standards for the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Spiritual Development, Professionalism
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Willis, Dottie – AILACTE Journal, 2015
The author reflects on challenges faced by teacher educators when Kentucky's Educational Professional Standards Board mandated a new Co-Teaching model for all of the state's student teachers in 2013. This article analyzes the overwhelmingly positive responses of cooperating teachers and the experiences of teacher candidates (student teachers) with…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Team Teaching, Reflection, Program Implementation
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Merk, Hillary; Waggoner, Jacqueline; Carroll, James – AILACTE Journal, 2013
Researchers and teacher educators have given increased attention to co-teaching during the student teaching experience. Co-teaching facilitates an apprenticeship arrangement that encourages modeling of classroom practice for the candidate and a chance to implement directly what is being learned by the apprentice. The co-teaching model can be…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Student Teaching, Learning Processes, Team Teaching
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Wakefield, Dara – AILACTE Journal, 2007
Teachers, and those who prepare them, struggle to balance test-centered legislative mandates and conscientious professional practices. Increasingly, professional judgment may be at variance with federal testing guidelines. Present federal testing requirements, if strictly followed, will retain a significant number of students in grade resulting in…
Descriptors: Testing, Standardized Tests, Guidelines, Federal Regulation
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Bucalos, Anne B.; Price, Christine G. – AILACTE Journal, 2005
Interest in, and debate about, teachers' attitudes, perceptions, and dispositions is not new (Cruickshank & Haefele, 2001). What is new is the inclusion of dispositions in the standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE, 2003), the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS, 1998), and the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, National Standards, Teacher Certification, Personality Traits
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