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Samantha Sylvestri; Lauren Arlt – Voices of Reform, 2023
For years, educators have been using "foldables" as a visual and/or kinesthetic approach to note taking within elementary school classrooms. The purpose of the study is to determine to what extent these foldables have on students' self-efficacy of grade level math concepts. We previously found that there were learning gaps in students'…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Jacqueline Staszczak-Flavio – Voices of Reform, 2023
Providing a comprehensive study of the history of the world allows for students to see and experience various perspectives. History classes are often Eurocentric, providing only one view of a historical event causing voices to be forgotten and cultures to be cast aside. This lack of exposure is detrimental to personal growth and society.…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Inclusion, Cultural Awareness, Influences
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Erica L. Cheva – Voices of Reform, 2023
The purpose of this study was to research the impact of classroom group rotation on student participation and collaboration during engineering activities. The action research plan was developed after identifying a need to increase group efficacy in a classroom setting that focuses on projects and problem-based learning and proved quite difficult…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Cooperation, Group Activities, Engineering Education
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Márta Vajda – Voices of Reform, 2023
This participatory action research project was conducted to better understand the impact of ADHD coaching on the experiences of two college students with ADHD. Both students were coached individually for eight weeks on Zoom. Pre and post coaching surveys were conducted to assess motivation for coaching and takeaways from coaching thereafter.…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Student Attitudes, College Students, Coaching (Performance)
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Agnes Timar – Voices of Reform, 2023
The study was conducted in an early college high school's 9th-grade Precalculus class and focused on how differentiated small-group math centers impact students' course grades and overall math progress. Students' math journals were evaluated on how effective students find the Precalculus math centers to improve their math progress and grade. A…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, High Schools, College Preparation, Dual Enrollment
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Maria Soto – Voices of Reform, 2023
This mixed-methodology study explores the impact of the Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words (SIPPS) program on the reading success of English Language Learners (ELL) at a Title 1 public school in the Southeastern United States. The literature review emphasizes the importance of educator training and…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Reading Skills, Reading Achievement
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Katherine Hendrickson – Voices of Reform, 2023
Students teaching students is widely accepted to be one of the most effective teaching methods with benefits for both the students teaching and those that are learning (Sorcinelli, 1991; Stigmar, 2016). Previous studies have found that students acting as instructors experience improved content knowledge and develop skills and confidence in…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learner Engagement, Age Differences, Age
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Christopher Clevenger – Voices of Reform, 2023
Previous research has revealed that students typically struggle with analytical writing, particularly if it deviates from the commonly taught "writing structure" (Murphree, 2014). This struggle is frequently coupled with a lack of understanding of course content materials, or the often-ambiguous nature of analysis in writing, which…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reflection, Writing Ability, Self Efficacy
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Lehner, Edward; Johnson, Tonya – Voices of Reform, 2022
The strict classroom control philosophy often adopted within public schools can have counterproductive effects on students, especially African Diaspora and Latinx students. Public schools should ideally provide quality instruction for all students. Unfortunately, teacher-centered practices reinforce stereotypes that African Diaspora and Latinx…
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), Classroom Techniques, Stakeholders, Social Studies
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Townsley, Matt; Schmid, David – Voices of Reform, 2022
This paper examines how assessment and grading practices have evolved post COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, more programs have begun implementing Competency-Based Education (CBE) in their practice. This article offers suggestions for higher education institutions and faculty considering implementation of CBE in their assessment practices.
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Grading, Competency Based Education, Higher Education
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Pappamihiel, Eleni; McNulty, Carol; Galarza-Hernandez, Aitza – Voices of Reform, 2022
Teachers are essential partners in addressing the needs of English learners (ELs), yet most professional development fails to mention the specific needs of such students who have experienced trauma and exhibit signs of toxic and post-traumatic stress. Such students are not readily identified and even so, are often hesitant to seek the professional…
Descriptors: Trauma Informed Approach, English Language Learners, Student Needs, Classroom Environment
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Black, Shaun M.; Owens, Michael A.; Randall, E. Vance; Boxley, Brod; White, Willie L., II – Voices of Reform, 2022
This mixed-methods case study examines the emergency financial management legislation enacted in Michigan from 2009 to 2018 as an education policy for governance reform in three local school districts: Detroit, Highland Park, and Muskegon Heights. From its inception, the emergency financial manager law was an intervention strategy for local…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Emergency Programs
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Frasier, Amanda Slaten – Voices of Reform, 2022
Teachers (n=14) at four high schools in North Carolina were interviewed about their perspectives of evaluation policy at two time points during the 2016-2017 school year. This study specifically examined statements teachers made about feedback from observations using de-identified interview transcripts. Teachers discussed feedback from formal…
Descriptors: Observation, Feedback (Response), Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Croft, Sheryl; Buckman, David – Voices of Reform, 2021
The purpose of this study was to determine what school and principal characteristics influence the alignment of contemporary leaders' beliefs with African American principals' beliefs working during the pre-"Brown v. Board" era. Using OLS multiple regression on a sample of Georgia school principals, the study found a statistically…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Principals, Administrator Characteristics, African Americans
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DeJong, David; Curtin, Susan; Robinson, Derrick; Cook, Jared – Voices of Reform, 2021
This study used a video-based educational leadership simulation to create a safe environment for professional discourse with school leaders. The researchers used a simulation about teacher-to-teacher bullying with actors of different genders as a prompt. Two simulations were used in this study, and both simulations followed the same script.…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Simulation, Bullying, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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