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Langran, Elizabeth; Alibrandi, Marsha – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2019
Two teacher educators collaborated with teachers, media designers, and evaluators to utilize a video, an interactive website, and accompanying curriculum to engage middle school students in historical thinking and learning of history content. The resulting multiplatform project, based on a young Frederick Douglass' life, was piloted in three…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, History Instruction, Social Studies, Thinking Skills
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Honsinger, Connie; Brown, Mavis Hendricks – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2019
Many children who attend school have or will experience some type of trauma that may impact cognition, behavior, and relationships (Van Der Kolk, 2014). The result of these adverse experiences is often diminished concentration, memory, organization, and language skills that can exacerbate maladjustment in the school setting (Ogata, 2017).…
Descriptors: Trauma, At Risk Students, Student Adjustment, Teacher Competencies
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Hughes, Michelle; McCartney, Holly – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2019
The purposes of this pilot study were to identify the lived experiences of a small group of first-year early childhood and elementary teachers to determine their levels of confidence (self-efficacy) and to generate ideas for improving the teacher preparation programs these new teachers completed. The researchers used qualitative methodology…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Teaching Experience
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Hauth, Clara; Cuenca-Carlino, Yojanna; Mills, Sara; Allen-Bronaugh, Dannette; Thompson, Catherine Creighton – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2019
Strong collaborative partnerships between teachers and researchers who are interested in enhancing the outcomes of students with disabilities have the potential to improve student outcomes, facilitating a wave of student success. Teachers and researchers share their unique expertise in this collaborative partnership in order to understand student…
Descriptors: Teachers, Researchers, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Collaboration
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Lehman, Beth M.; Martin, Jenny M.; Rogers, Karen Santos – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2019
Providing meaningful feedback to student writers is a nuanced, fully human endeavor. Thus, teaching preservice teachers, in all disciplines, to respond to students' writing is a complex task, one that requires intentional instruction and practice. In this article, we use practitioner inquiry to analyze our experiences and teaching approaches with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Writing Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Middle School Students
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LaCroix, Tiffany J.; Kuehl, Rachelle – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2019
This paper provides a framework that identifies the understandings and skills preservice teachers need to teach in racially and ethnically diverse K-12 schools. This framework was developed from a literature review from which five key themes emerged: Awareness, Knowledge, Attitudes, Collaboration, and Experiences. Each aspect of the framework is…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Skills, Cultural Awareness
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Erb, Cathy Smeltzer; Erb, Peyton – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2018
Enticed by developing skills that would empower students to solve problems, take responsibility for their own actions within the classroom community, and model real-life processes for resolving conflict, a team of third-grade teachers responsible for nearly 100 students embarked on creating a classroom behavior system titled "Making…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Positive Behavior Supports, Student Behavior, Grade 3
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Bland, Lynne M.; Gareis, Christopher R. – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2018
After nearly two decades of federal and state accountability requirements relying on conventional standardized assessments, Virginia and several other states are moving to create more balanced approaches to statewide assessment systems that include the use of performance assessments. But Palm (2008) states, "Performance assessment can mean…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Innovation
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Chang, Sau Hou – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2018
Successful co-teaching relied on essential elements and different approaches. However, few studies were found on these essential elements and different approaches in student teaching. The objective of this study was to examine how teacher candidates and cooperating teachers used the essential co-teaching elements and co-teaching approaches.…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Teacher Collaboration, Preservice Teachers, Cooperating Teachers
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Utter, Brian C.; Paulson, Scott A.; Almarode, John T.; Daniel, David B. – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2018
We argue, based on a multi-year collaboration to develop a pedagogy course for physics majors by experts in physics, education, and the science of learning, that the process of teaching science majors about education and the science of learning, and evidence-based teaching methods in particular, requires conceptual change analogous to that…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Majors (Students), Teaching (Occupation)
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Francis, Grace L.; Gordon, Sarah; Kliethermes, Andrew J.; Regester, April; Baldini, Deborah; Grant, Amber – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2018
Postsecondary education programs (PSEs) for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in colleges and universities expand opportunities for these young adults and result in positive outcomes, including employment and improved social networks. Although participating in postsecondary education results in numerous benefits for…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Postsecondary Education, Young Adults
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Kuehl, Rachelle – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the use of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) in preservice teacher education as a tool for learning about differentiation within writing instruction. Using online dialogue journals, preservice teachers communicated with elementary students about a shared text and met in ongoing PLC groups to examine…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Individualized Instruction
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McElwee, Christine B.; Regan, Kelley; Baker, Pamela Hudson; Weiss, Margaret P. – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate to what extent context and relationships influence preservice teachers' appropriation of coursework during the clinical experience. While there is a dearth of research regarding the clinical experience in teacher preparation programs, there are even fewer studies investigating special education teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teaching Experience
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Manigo, Catrina; Allison, Rinyka – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2017
According to the United States Department of Education, approximately 4,172,347 four-year-olds are eligible to attend publicly funded preschool programs. Of this number, only 1,709,607 of those eligible are enrolled in a publicly funded preschool program (U.S. Department of Education, 2014). Because of a lack of quantitative and qualitative data…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Urban Schools, School Districts, Qualitative Research
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Cude, Michelle D.; Haraway, Dana L. – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2017
This research explores the question of how students in a social studies methods course improve skills in analyzing and critiquing pre-existing lesson plans. It utilizes a pre-post authentic assessment tool to measure student growth in key skills of lesson plan critique over the course of one semester's methods instruction. The results support the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Lesson Plans, Online Courses, Achievement Gains
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