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Jones, Alexis – Issues in Teacher Education, 2019
Imagine a fourth grade classroom filled with 26 students all equally unique in their abilities, successes and challenges, talents, likes and dislikes. What is a teacher to do to meet all of their instructional needs? What about their behavioral, social, and emotional needs? Differentiated instruction (DI) is an approach to teaching that suggests…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Classroom Techniques, Individualized Instruction, Teacher Behavior
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Martin, Christie; Polly, Drew; Mraz, Maryann; Algozzine, Robert – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
This study examines teacher's perspectives of the most beneficial professional development they have participated in over the last three years in the content areas of literacy and mathematics. It also investigates teachers views on how professional development influences student learning. Specifically, this study is grounded in the following…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Backer, David – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
Classroom discussion is an essential pedagogy for teachers across grade levels and age groups. But what is a discussion, exactly? Are teachers really using discussion when they say they are? Recent research has examined this question and the results are unsettling. Martin Nystrand et al's (2001) massive study of classroom discourse (hereafter…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods, Definitions, Classroom Communication
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Clarke-Vivier, Sara; Lee, Jade Caines – Issues in Teacher Education, 2018
Holding teachers accountable for student achievement has become a high priority for many education stakeholders (Cochran-Smith, Piazza, & Power, 2013; Darling-Hammond, 2010; Ginsberg & Kingston, 2014; Good, 2014; Wilson & Youngs, 2005). With new content standards and new statewide assessment systems, however, it can be challenging for…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Barriers
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Cosenza, Michael N. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2015
Although there is no common definition for teacher leadership, the concept is continually advanced as a key component for both the success of schools and the professionalization of teachers (Boles & Troen, 1994; Dozier, 2007; Greenlee, 2007; Lieberman, 1987; Smith, 1999). Teachers need to be given opportunities to leave the isolation of their…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Teacher Role, Semi Structured Interviews, Elementary School Teachers
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Rogers, Carrie; Scales, Roya Q. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
Although preparing teachers to be leaders is a common goal of teacher education programs, often "teaching" and "leading" are located in separate departments" (Mangin & Stoelinga, 2009, p. 56). Recently, however, the assessment of teacher leadership has become important in preservice teacher education. This importance…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Leadership
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Dee, Amy Lynn – Issues in Teacher Education, 2012
Teacher education in the 21st century is encountering increased scrutiny, added pressure, and escalating external regulations but does not have practical and immediate solutions for improving programs. While reforms in teacher education call for additional and improved clinical practice for candidates, through strengthened partnerships with local…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, College School Cooperation, Field Experience Programs
Walters, Lynne M.; Green, Martha R.; Wang, Liangyan; Walters, Timothy – Issues in Teacher Education, 2011
Because most American teachers work with a diverse student population, they need to be interculturally competent to interact successfully with their students. One of the best hopes for developing cultural competence is through an international experience. As important as it is for teachers to have an international experience, it is even more…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Student Diversity, Teacher Responsibility, Diaries
Payne, Elizabethe; Smith, Melissa – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
High school is a profoundly social experience for students. Having friends is central to being "visible"--to having an identity--in school. Social positioning, friendship groups, romance dramas, and the battle to "fit in" gain the attention and drain the energy of students far more than do academic pursuits. Lesbian, Gay,…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Workshops, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity
Torgerson, Colleen W.; Macy, Susan R.; Beare, Paul; Tanner, David E. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2009
Traditional measures of teachers' competency have been widely criticized for their lack of authenticity and predictive validity. There is little evidence regarding the technical soundness of traditional teacher licensure tests and little research documenting the validity of such tests for identifying competent teachers or effective teaching.…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Performance Based Assessment, Educational Testing
Morris, Katherine A.; Easterday, Joan – Issues in Teacher Education, 2008
Mathematics teaching and learning are inherently complex practices, and reports suggest that American teachers are not as successful at teaching mathematics as the authors might hope. In this article, the authors explore how a seemingly ubiquitous new technology--the personal audio/video player--just might help teachers improve mathematics…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Mathematics Teachers, Algebra, Professional Development
van Zee, Emily H. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2005
Prospective teachers can examine documentary websites known as "snapshots of practice" in an on-line "Gallery of Teaching and Learning" Developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the Gallery of Teaching and Learning includes a wide variety of web-based "snapshots" developed by…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Web Sites, Inquiry