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Gentry, Ruben – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2013
Motivation enhances student learning (Wang, 2012). One means for an instructor to stimulate students and get them actively involved is to establish good rapport with them (Cottringer & Sloan, 2003). For this study, county courthouse portfolios were developed and used to build relationships and motivate college students. The strategy was…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers
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Gentry, Ruben – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
Collaboration skills are essential for all teachers, but crucial for personnel who instruct students with disabilities. Through collaboration, families and professionals are able to combine their strengths and wisdom to make education as appropriate as possible for the student. Capitalizing on each other's knowledge and expertise not only helps…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Gentry, Ruben – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2011
It takes a school, as opposed to a single teacher, to properly educate persons with disabilities. In addition to the potential for effectiveness, such an approach may very well come with economic benefits. At one point universities offered teacher preparation programs almost solely for specific majors, such as special education. Now, lines between…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Inclusion, Teacher Competencies