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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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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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Jackson, Nykela; Evans, Lesley – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2017
Teachers are called to accommodate the individualized learning needs of a wide range of students. To support prospective and current teachers with this challenge, it is imperative to help them not only understand the theory of differentiated instruction, but how to implement it into practice. Building upon past research in the realm of higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Experience, Teacher Education Programs, Expectation
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Benders, David; Craft, Tracy – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2016
This action research study explores the Guided Math Approach to improving math scores for first grade students. Previous MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) scores were used to measure proficiency and students were placed in separate categories for appropriate instruction. This study reviewed math achievement scores on MAP test from a First grade…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 1
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Rainville, Kristin Nicole; Enriquez, Grace – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2016
Given the vast range of diversity among children's backgrounds and needs, literacy educators must consider multiple ways in which children learn and interact with texts. Moreover, policies that increasingly require frequent assessments of children's literacy achievement place pressure on educators to find immediate ways to impact children's…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Action Research, Educational Policy, Qualitative Research
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Hill, Kory; Thornburg, Roland – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2016
Physical educators are often held to a higher standard of physical fitness. The ability to effectively convey the importance of physical fitness may depend upon the ability to appear physically fit. The ability to perform at a minimal level of proficiency on fitness tests was deemed important by the faculty of one physical education teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Physical Fitness, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Bower-Phipps, Laura; Cruz, Maria; Albaladejo, Cristina; Johnson, Arlette; Homa, Thomas – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2016
This article details the second cycle of cooperative inquiry undertaken by emerging educators who self-identify as "other" because of gender, language, ethnicity, and/or sexual orientation. The current cycle focuses on the impact participation in cooperative inquiry had on researchers' teaching practices. Data sources include transcripts…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Cooperation, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Educators
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