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Herrmann, Bailey; Gallo, Jessica R. – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2018
Field experience seminars, discussion-based courses paired with school-based practicum experiences, provide a space for teacher candidates to discuss the theories they study in their university classes and the practices they observe and implement in their school placements. This article describes an action research study that examines teaching…
Descriptors: Seminars, Theory Practice Relationship, Action Research, Critical Thinking
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Howard, Christy M.; Moret, Lanette; Faulconer, Johna; Cannon, Tanya; Tomlin, Amanda – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine undergraduate students' perceptions of the benefits of a college reading and study skills course. Researchers have found that even with increased emphasis on college readiness, many students continue to enter college unprepared for the rigorous academic expectations they may face. With this in mind, this…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Study Skills, Skill Development
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Kenney, Christine – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2018
The dreaded blank stares, looking down at a phone, or the student who falls asleep. University instructors know students who demonstrate these behaviors and have watched them disengage during class. Students might wish to engage, but may not know how. The purpose of this article is to examine the use of contribution strategies with undergraduate…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Centered Learning, College Faculty, Student Behavior
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Hover, Ashlee B. – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2018
A kindergarten teacher used action research to examine how literature, audio books, homework, and Apple iPod Shuffles can be combined to encourage and improve literacy at home. The research participants consisted of 16 kindergarten students in Middle Tennessee and their parents. The kindergarten students took home a tote bag with the following…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Heilmann, Sharon – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2018
This article examines how educational scaffolding was used in a graduate research methods course to encourage student mastery of two qualitative research concepts, interviews and narrative inquiry. Findings suggest that scaffolding resulted in students' mastery of both concepts as well as students' increased attention to quality of interview…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Interviews, Personal Narratives, Inquiry
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Dorfman, Aviva B. – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2018
One goal of early childhood teacher educators is to teach in ways that model teaching young children. What better way to study curriculum than to design it? This article describes a graduate early childhood curriculum course in which the students participate in the process of designing the syllabus. They receive a syllabus empty of topics,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Graduate Students, Curriculum Design
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Lohmann, Marla J.; Boothe, Kathleen A.; Hathcote, Andrea R.; Turpin, Amy – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2018
Today's classroom is more diverse than ever; it is imperative that universities find solutions for meeting these diverse learning needs. One potential solution is Universal Design for Learning (UDL), which is a promising practice in the K-12 classroom. UDL is based on the idea that diversity among students is predictable and systematic adjustments…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Graduate Students, Online Courses, Access to Education
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Ricci, Leila A.; Fingon, Joan – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2018
General and special education faculty modeling co-teaching practices in teacher preparation programs can promote collaboration among future K-12 teachers serving children with diverse needs. This article describes the experiences and perceptions of 59 university students enrolled in teacher preparation reading courses with sessions co-taught by…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators
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Betts, Paul; McLarty, Michelle; Dickson, Krysta – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2017
This paper reports on what two teacher candidates and their instructor learned from an action research project into the use of inquiry to teach mathematics. We use a model of the relation between theory and practice in teacher education to interpret what we learned about inquiry. This model describes three modes for teacher candidates to learn…
Descriptors: Action Research, Mathematics Instruction, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Burns, Stephanie – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2017
I wrote the following paper upon completing my semester as a Student Teacher at an elementary school in a mid-size Midwestern university town. The goal in writing and presenting this paper was to select a focus area of growth throughout my time in the education program, considering how I've developed, what I've learned and where I hope to go as I…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Elementary School Teachers, Personal Narratives, Career Choice
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McIntosh, Janet – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2017
The purpose of this action research project was to explore whether a reflective writing strategy, developed and used with pre-service teachers in a literacy methods course, assisted them with integrating theory and practice. The teacher educator analyzed the written reflective pieces and determined common categories. Study findings revealed some…
Descriptors: Reflection, Preservice Teachers, Writing Strategies, Theory Practice Relationship
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Abraham, Stephanie Lynn – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2017
This teacher inquiry project explored how I, a non-Spanish speaking teacher at the time, implemented critical, bilingual pedagogies to foster biliteracy development among my fifth-grade students. One, the project showed that students could further their biliteracy by incorporating their funds of knowledge through a family stories writing project.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multiple Literacies, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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St. Onge, Justin; Eite, Karla – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2017
Participation and engagement are important factors in students' academic achievement and in increasing interest and motivation in the learning process. This study evaluates participation and engagement in circle formations in both outdoor and indoor education settings. Over a four-week study period, four instructors collected data on different…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Learner Engagement, Outdoor Education, Classrooms
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Clark, J. Spencer – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2017
In this article, the author describes a collaborative problem-based inquiry project with eighty-three secondary students. The students attended a large high school situated in a medium size town, surrounded by farmland and smaller rural towns. Demographically, nearly half of the students identified as Latina/o, while the slight majority of the…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Problem Solving, Inquiry
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Barone, Diane; Barone, Rebecca – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2017
Fifth graders responded to a video of a picturebook,"The Red Tree" by Shaun Tan. They had not experienced explicit instruction in visual literacy and their responses served as a foundation for basic understanding of their analysis. We learned that they focused on four major areas: emotional aspects; visual qualities, summaries of the…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Video Technology, Childrens Literature
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