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Parvin Safari; Mohammad Razagh Pourhashemi – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2024
The impact of COVID-19 on education involved an abrupt switch from face-to-face instruction toward emergency remote teaching/learning. In public schools, teachers and students were required to undertake language education using virtual learning platforms. This shift created certain problems for both teachers and students. This qualitative research…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Kinkopf, Dara; Dack, Hilary – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2023
A gender gap persists in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Although females constitute half the total workforce in the United States, they make up just greater than a quarter of employees in STEM fields. In recent years, one approach to addressing the gender gap in STEM has involved middle grades science…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, STEM Education, Gender Differences, Females
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Mullen, Carol A.; Badger, Susan C. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2023
The authors examined middle level teachers' perceptions and experiences of leadership support during the sudden transition to emergency remote teaching (ERT) during the COVID-19 pandemic. For this qualitative case study, the research questions were: How did middle school teachers perceive their leaders' support for teaching online? What were…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Leadership, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Babinski, Leslie M.; Murray, Desiree W.; Hamm, Jill V. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2023
Adolescents are in a dynamic period of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral development. School-based interventions that focus on social-emotional learning, including the development of self-regulation skills, have been shown to have positive impacts on students' mental health and academic achievement. In this qualitative study, we examine health…
Descriptors: Self Control, Middle School Teachers, Health Education, School Counselors
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Gunersel, Adalet B.; Mason, Benjamin A.; Wills, Howard P.; Caldarella, Paul; Williams, Leslie; Henley, Vanessa M. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2023
Disruptive student behavior is a significant challenge in schools and a predictor of student failure. Effective classroom management is a crucial skill that middle level teachers must acquire to foster student engagement and learning. This qualitative study explored the experiences and perceptions of 35 middle level teachers in both general…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Instructional Effectiveness
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Fadime Ulusoy – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2023
This study examines in-service mathematics teachers' problems on linear relationships that they posed in a semi-structured problem posing situation with a group and their ideas about the factors affecting the quality of the posed problems. Eight groups of 24 teachers participated in the study. Teachers' problems, written group work, and class…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Problem Solving
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LeGeros, Life; Bishop, Penny; Netcoh, Steven; Downes, John – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2022
Over the past decade, personalized learning has emerged as a major aim in the contemporary education systems of many countries. This qualitative case study examined middle school educators' perceptions of how their school's collective experimentation with Genius Hour supported the broader implementation of personalized learning. Teachers in the…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Teaching Methods, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Jurasaite-O'Keefe, Elena – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2022
This article explores how international-mindedness is defined and cultivated in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP) schools in different regions of the world as young adolescents face their main developmental task of identity development. An online survey that contained demographic and open-ended questions was…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, International Education, Middle School Students, Advanced Placement Programs
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Beeman, Kendall L. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2022
The transition to online learning due to COVID-19 changed the nature of participation in class. Typically quiet middle grades girls who had struggled to participate in their in-person classes were provided many different avenues to contribute to class online. While prior research has examined the reasons students are quiet and the ways teachers…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Student Participation, Middle School Students
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Jaffee, Ashley Taylor – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2021
This case study explored how a social studies teacher and a TESOL teacher collaborated to teach an eighth-grade civics and economics course in a diverse classroom with Latinx emergent bilingual students. The researcher employed a theoretical framework of culturally and linguistically relevant citizenship education (CLRCE), which includes five…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Middle School Teachers
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Cronenberg, Stephanie – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2020
In most middle level schools, the curriculum includes a range of elective courses, often called exploratory courses. General music is one of the many exploratory courses commonly offered in middle level schools across the United States. Educators who teach exploratory courses face numerous challenges related to enrollment, scheduling, budget,…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Music Activities, Teacher Attitudes
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Parrish, Christopher W.; Byrd, Kelly O.; Johnson, Todd M.; Dasinger, Jacob; Green, Andre M. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to understand how and why middle grades mathematics teachers did or did not fully participate in sustained, content-focused professional development. Qualitative data were collected from middle grades teachers who demonstrated varying levels of participation. The teachers identified opportunities to engage in novel…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development
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Neth, Erin L.; Caldarella, Paul; Richardson, Michael J.; Heath, Melissa A. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2020
Adolescence can be a particularly difficult time for youth as they experience the physical, social, and academic changes that accompany maturation. One of the most critical challenges for schools is teaching adolescent students positive social and emotional skills, which are crucial for them to succeed academically and emotionally. "Strong…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Middle School Teachers, Behavior Problems
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Giles, Amanda; Yazan, Bedrettin – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2020
Building on previous studies of ESL and content teachers' collaboration, this qualitative case study relied on Davies and Harré's positioning theory as a theoretical lens to examine the influences that collaboration between an ESL teacher and a language arts teacher had on the language arts teacher's approach to planning for and teaching ESL…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Language Arts, English (Second Language), Teacher Collaboration
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Tallman, Tamara O. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2019
Collaboration is a powerful tool for professional development that creates opportunities for teachers to reflect on their practice. However, school districts continue to have difficulty both implementing and sustaining collaboration. The purpose of this research was to investigate the experiences the teachers in a creative, instructional…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development, Program Effectiveness
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