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Scheeler, Mary Catherine; Morano, Stephanie; Lee, David L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
In today's autistic-support classrooms, paraeducators are tasked with working with our neediest students yet report that they are unprepared for their roles despite attempts at training. The special education teachers who are tasked with coaching and supervising several paraeducators at a time in their classrooms report that they too are…
Descriptors: Autism, Feedback (Response), Educational Technology, Assistive Technology
Markelz, Andrew; Riden, Benjamin; Scheeler, Mary Catherine – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
Enormous resources are committed by universities to prepare special educators to impact student outcomes of our most vulnerable and neediest learners. Generalizing teaching skills from university to K-12 classrooms must be a component of teacher preparation curriculum; otherwise, we continue to merely train our teacher candidates and hope they…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Education Programs, Special Education Teachers, Generalization
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Scheeler, Mary Catherine; McKinnon, Kathleen; Stout, Jonathan – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
University faculty and supervisors dedicated to the preparation of future teachers are facing more challenges than ever before in doing more with less. This includes supervising more preservice teachers in more schools, spread out over a wide geographic area. Feedback is essential to learning, and recent research suggests that the most effective…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Preservice Teachers, Distance Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Scheeler, Mary Catherine; Congdon, Marissa; Stansbery, Sam – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2010
More children with special needs are educated in general education classrooms than ever before. Ideally, special education and general education teachers work together in these settings as instructional teams, but a "one teaching, one assisting" model is often in place with the special education teacher assuming a subordinate role. As such, the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Disabilities, Teacher Collaboration, Peer Evaluation
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Scheeler, Mary Catherine; McAfee, James K.; Ruhl, Kathy L.; Lee, David L. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2006
In teacher preparation most supervisory feedback is deferred, allowing learners to perform skills incorrectly and delivery of on-site immediate feedback may interrupt instructional flow. This study used a multiple baseline design to examine effects of immediate, corrective feedback delivered via wireless technology on completion of three-term…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Behavior, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers
Scheeler, Mary Catherine; Ruhl, Kathy L.; McAfee, James K. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2004
Teacher preparation programs are under scrutiny for their role in the troubled American educational system. Thus, teacher educators must encourage teachers to use effective teaching practices. One technique for increasing use of effective practices is providing feedback to teachers on both newly acquired and ingrained teaching behaviors. To…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Educators, Teacher Effectiveness, Feedback