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Bohning, Gerry – Teacher Educator, 1984
Peer tutoring can be an effective way to influence a child's self-concept. Guidelines to be used by student teachers and college supervisors in developing a peer tutoring plan are discussed. (DF)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Guidelines, Learning Strategies, Peer Teaching
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Oliver, Bernard – Teacher Educator, 1982
Nine recommended guidelines for teacher performance appraisal are offered as a basis for evaluating an appraisal system. Guidelines, involving a reward system, evaluation training, teacher involvement, classroom improvement, peer observation, alternative-data collection, paperwork, and supervisors, emphasize the positive qualities of teacher…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Program Effectiveness
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Mahan, James M. – Teacher Educator, 1985
Resources are suggested to help teachers develop more effective and less stereotypic instruction about Native Americans. (DF)
Descriptors: American Indian Studies, American Indians, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Stereotypes
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Weaver, Richard L. – Teacher Educator, 1980
The lecturer's first job is to get the students' attention. Techniques to hold the students' interest include: adapting the lecture to the audience; covering a few topics in depth rather than many superficially; and putting variety in the format. Nonverbal communication is as important as the content of the lecture. (JN)
Descriptors: Attention Control, Body Language, Classroom Environment, Higher Education
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James, Terry L. – Teacher Educator, 1980
Suggested ideas for the effective use of the student teacher in the early stages of the assignment include: allowing the student teacher to work with small groups of students; team teaching at least one unit; and having the student teacher prepare a special activity related to one of the subject areas. (JN)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Professional Development
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Southall, Carey; King, Dorothy F. – Teacher Educator, 1979
Results of a survey of supervising teachers regarding their perceptions of problems encountered in supervision are presented. The most common problems between cooperating teachers and student teachers were found to be personal rather than methodological and were related specifically to communication. (JMF)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communication (Thought Transfer), Cooperating Teachers, Interpersonal Relationship
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Montgomery, Kathleen – Teacher Educator, 1997
Describes a student teacher portfolio designed for use as an interviewing tool. Researchers examined hiring practices to determine what prospective employers wanted to know about teacher competencies, then created appropriate portfolio categories (self-assessment, philosophy of classroom management, special projects and activities, and planning,…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Interviews, Evaluation Methods
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Rutherford, Robert B., Jr. – Teacher Educator, 2000
Aggressive and violent behaviors are increasing among today's students. Some children maintain consistently high levels of aggressiveness that affect them academically and socially. Abundant technology exists for assessment and intervention, and it should be used on a schoolwide basis as part of early intervention. The paper describes two types of…
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Discipline
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Weinhold, Barry K. – Teacher Educator, 2000
Discusses reasons for school violence, examining critical aspects of the culture of school violence (a dominator value system that supports violence, overemphasis on negativity, and pervasiveness of bullying). The paper describes differences between bullying and normal peer conflict and notes short- and long-term effects of bullying.…
Descriptors: Aggression, Bullying, Counselors, Cultural Awareness
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Wiedmer, Terry L. – Teacher Educator, 1995
Clinical supervision is a formative evaluation method of working with teachers to improve instruction. This teacher-centered, collegial, and collaborative model requires the establishment of rapport and trust in a proper climate. Clinical supervision enables teachers and supervisors to grow while promoting excellence in teaching and learning.…
Descriptors: Clinical Supervision (of Teachers), Collegiality, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Hopkins, W. Scott; Moore, Kenneth D. – Teacher Educator, 1995
Neoprogressive characteristics of clinical supervision possibilities can be incorporated into the supervision process to enhance teaching and learning through the improvement of instruction within the classroom. The article describes the characteristics and stages of the neoprogressive approach to clinical supervision, explaining why it offers…
Descriptors: Clinical Supervision (of Teachers), Collegiality, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Neubert, Gloria A.; Binko, James B. – Teacher Educator, 1991
Examines the inductive approach to learning, which helps ensure an interactive environment where students use their language processes to learn. Preservice teachers can learn to organize their teaching inductively. Such training should include direct experience with the inductive approach, analysis of the experiences, guided practice, and coaching…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Higher Education, Induction, Methods Courses
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Holder, Bonnie H.; And Others – Teacher Educator, 1992
Individuals worldwide face significant issues related to social studies. Students must be educated to be able to make informed decisions to help ameliorate environmental problems. The article explains the curriculum's role in helping students understand the interrelatedness of individual lifestyle actions and resulting consequences on the quality…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Consciousness Raising, Elementary Education, Environmental Education
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Warner, Allen R.; Pope, Carol A. – Teacher Educator, 1987
To illustrate the "prestige games" frequently observed in forcing teacher educators and other college faculty to publish scholarly work, the article cites ways in which teacher educators can impress yet impart little knowledge or information. A plea is made for "inner-directed" scholarship which grows from dedication, integrity, and the power to…
Descriptors: Faculty Publishing, Higher Education, Periodicals, Preservice Teacher Education
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Knight, Diane; Wadsworth, Donna E. – Teacher Educator, 1996
This article discusses issues resulting from the fact that a growing number of preservice teachers with disabilities are securing employment in regular elementary, middle, and secondary classrooms, offering strategies for preparing these individuals for the student teaching experience (preparation, orientation, and modification). (SM)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Higher Education, Mentors
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