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Jagielo-Manion, Rose; Selvaggi, Tina – Excellence in Education Journal, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic required teacher preparation programs to shift and think creatively about how to best support their teacher candidates, recent graduates, and graduate students. In response to these challenges, in Fall 2020 the authors developed a remote mentoring partnership between first-year teachers and graduate students enrolled in a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Graduate Students, COVID-19
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Lee, Cheun-Yeong; Peng, Li-Wei; Klemm, Anastasia – Excellence in Education Journal, 2021
Makerspaces have the potential to improve the learning outcomes of students in both middle and high schools. They support science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) style initiatives, as well as promote natural creativity among students who tend to struggle in expressing it. This study aims to gain significant insight from…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Furda, Mark; Shuleski, Michael – Excellence in Education Journal, 2019
As a result of budget cuts, accessibility to school extracurricular activities has been hindered. Students in one high school were classified as participants in extracurricular activities or nonparticipants. The groups were surveyed about perceptions of school; student grade point averages were obtained. Four independent samples t-tests were…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Extracurricular Activities, Academic Achievement, School Attitudes
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Selvaggi, Tina – Excellence in Education Journal, 2018
This study examined the motivation, perceptions/future plans, and expectations of postgraduate students (referred to as literacy coaching candidates) enrolled in the first course of a Literacy Coaching Endorsement program at a large comprehensive institution of higher education. Results from data focus to: What motivates a licensed Reading…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Literacy Education, Student Motivation, Student Attitudes
Everett, Ingrid T.; Roesch, Daniel; Rudolph, Allison – Excellence in Education Journal, 2017
Teachers leave the profession for reasons including lack of teacher preparation and inadequate mentorship. To better support candidates in the final stages of teacher preparation, a Pennsylvania state university partnership led a process to implement supports to enhance the mentoring process during teacher candidate's final field experience. This…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mentors, Coaching (Performance), Preservice Teacher Education