Search results for: Classroom techniques
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What Makes Good Teachers Good?: A Cross-Case Analysis of the Connection between Teacher Effectiveness and Student Achievement
This study compared the impact of effective teachers and less effective teachers on their students tests scores in reading and math. The authors used a two-phase study to shed light on the connection between teacher effects and teaching practices. The findings reveal that top-quartile teachers had fewer classroom disruptions, better classroom management skills, and better relationships with their students than did bottom-quartile teachers.
Updated: Apr. 09, 2013
The current article draws upon data from a larger study of teacher preparation in New York City which is engaged in examining the features of both alternative and traditional pathways into teaching. The authors found that less than half of the traditional programs required any coursework in classroom management. Early entry candidates were more likely to have had a course in classroom management.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2013
Collected from the Cutting Room Floor: An Examination of Teacher Education Approaches to Digital Video Editing as a Tool for Shifting Classroom Practices
The purpose of this article was to examine four approaches to teachers’ strategies through digital video emphasized teachers’ own planning and teaching as they edited their video accounts of personal growth. Common themes that emerged from data across all four projects were predicated upon facets of professional development as purposeful disruption of traditional teaching, the promotion of rigorous participation in analysis of effective teaching strategies, and the building of learning communities through apprenticeship models of personal growth.
Updated: Jan. 27, 2013
The authors argue that it is crucial to prepare early childhood teachers to create high-quality environments that facilitate the development of all children. The Early Childhood Ecology Scale-Revised (ECES-R) has been developed as a reflective tool to help early childhood teacher candidates examine their beliefs concerning classroom ecology. The authors posit that the ECES-R identifies five dimensions that promote a high-quality, culturally responsive classroom ecology. These dimensions include the sociocognitive, sociocultural, sociolinguistic, socioemotional, and sociophysical dimensions.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2012
Impact of Curriculum Training on State-Funded Prekindergarten Teachers' Knowledge, Beliefs, and Practices
This study examines the impact of an 8-week curriculum course on state-funded prekindergarten teachers' knowledge about developmentally appropriate curriculum, their beliefs about best practice, and their actual observed classroom instructional performance. Nine teachers attended the course and were evaluated before and after the training. A control group of 8 teachers was also assessed during the same time frame. The impact of this focused professional-development initiative was not mediated by the participating teachers' level of education.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2012
This article discusses how teachers conceptualize their pedagogical principles which they perceive to be personally important. 362 class teachers of the fourth grade and 1989 subject teachers of the seventh to ninth grade answered a a questionnaire. The results of this study reflected the change from transmission to transaction pedagogy and shows that they have learned their lesson in the sense that both pupil-centeredness and constructivist learning preference are present in their pedagogical thinking and also action.
Updated: Nov. 19, 2012
In this article, the authors were interested to examine collective efficacy in the classroom by using Vygotsky's view. The authors' purpose was to illustrate ways in which the classroom teacher becomes classroom community organizer, especially as relating to the development of collective classroom efficacy. The data for this exploration were collected from an extensive ethnographic data set from one teacher’s fifth-grade classroom over four years.
Updated: Sep. 13, 2012
Intensive Mentoring that Contributes to Change in Beginning Elementary Teachers’ Learning to Lead Classroom Discussions
In this article, the authors examined whether intensive mentoring program that is devoted to a specific and important aspect of teaching can have an effect on classroom practice. The authors compared between two groups of beginning teachers.The results show that teachers in the district treatment group improved as compared to a similar group of beginning teachers in the district who did not participate in the treatment.
Updated: Aug. 29, 2012
Formative Conceptions of Assessment: Trainee Teachers’ Thinking about Assessment Issues in English Secondary Schools
In this article, the authors examine the developing thinking about assessment of graduate trainees preparing for secondary teaching in England. The authors interview a sample of trainee teachers at an early stage of preparation for teaching. The findings suggest that the preconceptions of trainee teachers about the nature and purpose of assessment, and their interpretations of classroom observations on school placement, offer a confused and complex basis for adopting recommended assessment practices in their own teaching.
Updated: Aug. 28, 2012
In this article, the authors examine how classroom management is taught in teacher education in Israel. Three questions are addressed: (1) What is the structure of programs for classroom management (site, timing, duration, number of courses, mandatory/optional)? (2) How is classroom management conceived (technical/pedagogical, individual/systemic)? (3) Does the preparation in classroom management relate to issues of cultural and ethnic diversity?
Updated: Jul. 30, 2012