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DeMink-Carthew, Jessica; Olofson, Mark W. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2020
This study investigates the hands-joined learning framework as an approach to personalize and provide instructional scaffolding within project-based learning. The authors include a case description of hands-joined learning in a middle school social studies classroom and critically examine middle school student feedback in relation to two aims: (a)…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Active Learning, Student Projects, Middle School Students
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Olofson, Mark W.; Downes, John M.; Petrick Smith, Carmen; LeGeros, Life; Bishop, Penny A. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2018
Reforms to support and expand personalized learning increasingly are being introduced in middle schools across the United States. Personalization, as enacted in response to these reforms, encourages teachers to implement many practices that long have been recommended by advocates of middle grades philosophy. To better understand the practices of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Individualized Instruction, Faculty Development, Middle School Teachers
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DeMink-Carthew, Jessica; Olofson, Mark W.; LeGeros, Life; Netcoh, Steven; Hennessey, Susan – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2017
This study investigated the goal-setting approaches of 11 middle grades teachers during the first year of their implementation of a statewide, personalized learning initiative. As an increasing number of middle level schools explore personalized learning, there is an urgent need for empirical research in this area. Goal setting is a critical…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Educational Environment, Middle School Students, Individualized Instruction