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Ivie, Stanley D. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2021
Do you wish to connect with your students? Then cultivate the art of storytelling. A good story can enliven a dull lesson, and it can expand the horizons of an interesting one. Storytelling can be used as an advance organizer for introducing a new unit of thought, or it can work equally well as a capstone for what has already been learned. Great…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Story Telling, Learning Theories, Advance Organizers
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Whitehead, Evangelin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2021
The concept of diversity and inclusion has continued to gain attention and attraction and is a challenging topic in the times of COVID-19. In this pandemic period, all of our systems are totally disturbed including the educational system and all sectors of life get stressed, including our principles and values. Remote teaching and learning process…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Online Courses
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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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Whitehead, Evangelin Arulselvi – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
A variety of strategies and tools are used to assess students' learning on an ongoing basis in the context of everyday classroom experiences. Assessment information provides the foundation for decision making and planning for instruction and learning. This paper discusses about using Anecdotal Records as a tool to observe students' progress in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Valle, Natercia; Antonenko, Pavlo; Wang, Jiahui; Luo, Wenjing – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
Anticipation Guides (AGs) help learners to activate prior knowledge before an instructional unit. As a pre-learning strategy, AGs motivate learners to explore learning materials by challenging, activating, or corroborating their prior knowledge and predictions about a subject. While AGs have mostly been used in reading instruction, in this study,…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Multimedia Instruction, Teaching Methods, Attention Control
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Myers, Joy; Bollinger, Chelsey Bahlmann; Mollen, Jennfier – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
This study examines the beliefs and practices, specific to writing, of six preschool teachers using observations, interviews, photographs, and surveys. Gerde, Bingham, and Pendergast's (2015) WRITE [Writing Resources and Interactions in Teaching Environments] protocol was used during observations, allowing researchers to focus on each classroom's…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Writing Attitudes, Writing Instruction
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Dogrucan, Harun; Soybas, Danyal; Sevgi, Sevim – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
The aim of this study was to determine learning difficulties and misunderstanding in multipliers and factors of middle school students in Kayseri, Turkey. One hundred and seven students from 6th grade and 48 students from 8th grade were selected randomly from three middle schools for the study. A questionnaire, which was developed by the first…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Learning Problems, Misconceptions
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Peng, Li-Wei; Lee, Cheun-Yeong – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
The research partnership among university faculty, information technology graduate students, and science content experts from school districts developed the Web-based two-dimensional and three-dimensional virtual reality science games. The games were implemented to engage middle school students in learning, retaining, and applying newly acquired…
Descriptors: Educational Research, College Faculty, Graduate Students, Information Technology
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Sharp, Laurie A.; Goode, Frank; Grote-Garcia, Stephanie – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
High-quality teacher preparation is vital to ensure novice special education teachers are prepared for the multiple aspects of instructional planning and strategies. In order to gain an understanding of related preparation practices, the current study employed a cross-sectional research design to ascertain the viewpoints of teacher educators and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Educators
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Raymond, Roberta D.; Sharp, Laurie A.; Piper, Rebekah – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
High-quality literacy teacher preparation is critical for K-12 student success and an important topic. Teacher educators must develop instructional capacity and competence among preservice teachers, and the current study sought to discover how literacy teacher educators promoted understandings with curriculum, instructional approaches, and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Competencies, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ivie, Stanley D. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
We live in an age rife with evaluations. Everyone is busy evaluating everyone. Teachers evaluate students; administrators evaluate teachers; the public evaluates administrators. Testing agencies are having a field day creating instruments for evaluating everyone and everything. The circle feeds on itself. In my 45 years of teaching experience, my…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills
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Whitehead, Evangelin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
This study investigated the impact of meta-cognitive strategy instruction on the listening comprehension of level III student-teachers. Sixty-eight student participants were selected whose listening proficiency was at the average to below average level. The selected students were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. The…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Listening Comprehension, Comparative Analysis, Student Teachers
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Myers, Joy; Paulick, Judy – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
Determining what to include in higher education courses can be complex. In teacher preparation, methods courses include both content and pedagogy instruction. Teacher educators often struggle to determine how to balance these aspects. Thus, this study examined the influences on teacher educators' instructional decision making. We focused on…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Higher Education, Teacher Educators, Writing Instruction
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Whitehead, Evangelin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2019
This study investigated the impact of meta-cognitive strategy instruction on the listening comprehension of level III student-teachers. Sixty-eight student participants were selected whose listening proficiency was at the average to below average level. The selected students were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. The…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods, Listening Comprehension
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Meyers, Joy; Howard, Christy; Lambert, Claire; Adams-Budde, Melissa – Excellence in Education Journal, 2019
This qualitative multiple-case study examines the cross connections between the perceptions of elementary teacher candidates and teacher educators from three different universities. The data analysis specifically focused on candidates' preparedness to teach literacy. The interview data derived from nineteen candidates and three of their teacher…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Educators
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