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Mathamigos: A Community Mathematics Initiative, James C. Taylor, Delara Sharma, Shannon Rogers Aug 2019

Mathamigos: A Community Mathematics Initiative, James C. Taylor, Delara Sharma, Shannon Rogers

Journal of Math Circles

We present a broad, and we think novel, community mathematics initiative in its early stages in Santa Fe, New Mexico. At every level, the program embraces community-wide collaboration—from the leadership team, to the elements of the mathematics being implemented (primarily math circles and the Global Math Project’s Exploding Dots), to the funding model. Our MathAmigos program falls within two categories of math circle-related programs: outreach and professional development (PD). In outreach, we work with the Santa Fe Public School district (administration, teachers, students, and parents) and the City of Santa Fe government (our funders via a two-year contract ...


Instructional Coaching: Improving Student Achievement And Building Teacher Efficacy, Rebecca J. Tonseth May 2010

Instructional Coaching: Improving Student Achievement And Building Teacher Efficacy, Rebecca J. Tonseth

All Graduate Projects

The purpose of this project was to justify the author's job as an instructional coach. The author was motivated by her own need to discover what an instructional coach was and how an instructional coach positively affects teacher instruction and student achievement. This project includes ideas and tools that beginning instructional coaches can use with teachers in an elementary school setting. A review of the literature was included on the effects of coaching on teacher efficacy and the effects teachers and coaches have on student achievement. This project examined the roles of the instructional coach and it provides a ...


Improving Delivery Of Instruction Through Peer Coaching, James John Buckwalter Mar 2010

Improving Delivery Of Instruction Through Peer Coaching, James John Buckwalter

All Graduate Projects

Peer coaching models were studied to see if they improved teachers' delivery of instruction, and if they had a significant impact on student achievement. The research showed that peer coaching programs were successful when they were tied to a school's overall vision and mission, led by a strong principal, and kept separate from evaluation. Peer coaching was found to increase the accurate use of skills that teachers learned through professional development; however there was no evidence to show that peer coaching alone significantly effects student achievement.


The Culture Of Poverty: How It Affects Middle School Students, Kaycie Anne Tuttle Aug 2009

The Culture Of Poverty: How It Affects Middle School Students, Kaycie Anne Tuttle

All Graduate Projects

In education, teachers are seeing more impoverished students than ever before. With that understanding, teachers need to know how to identify and assist these students so that they are successful in school. The War on Poverty has been going on for years, and with a failing economy, teachers are seeing more impoverished students in their classrooms. To counteract this situation, teachers will be shown a pamphlet, power point presentation, and a workshop on poverty which will help show teachers what their students may be experiencing when away from school. In addition, the pamphlet will provide information of what to look ...


Quick Listening Activities To Improve Phonological Awareness In The Kindergarten Classroom, Jill Florence Stephens Jul 2009

Quick Listening Activities To Improve Phonological Awareness In The Kindergarten Classroom, Jill Florence Stephens

All Graduate Projects

Current research shows phonological awareness plays an important role in a kindergarten student's ability to read. Phonological awareness (PA) is identifying and manipulating parts of spoken language, such as words, syllables, onsets and rimes, and rhyming. Recent research also indicates a kindergartener's level of phonological awareness is connected to his or her ability to decode words, recognize vocabulary and comprehend text. Students lacking a sense of phonological awareness struggle learning to read. The good news is that kindergarteners' phonological awareness can improve with 10-15 minutes of focused instruction each day. This project guides kindergarten teachers through phonological awareness ...


Off To A Good Start: An Educational Film Depicting The Orientation Of Teachers, John Bert Liboky Jun 1964

Off To A Good Start: An Educational Film Depicting The Orientation Of Teachers, John Bert Liboky

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to produce a film that would inform a beginning teacher of areas that he might become familiar with before the start of the school year. The writer believes that a film could do this in a more relaxed and less time consuming manner than practices now being used.


A Study Of The Training Of Secondary Biology Teachers In Negros, Philippines, Reme Soriano Agustin Aug 1962

A Study Of The Training Of Secondary Biology Teachers In Negros, Philippines, Reme Soriano Agustin

All Master's Theses

To aid in the training of secondary biology teachers in Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental, Philippines, specific data regarding the academic and professional preparation of biology teachers were obtained. In addition, the respondents supplied opinions regarding the improvement of the undergraduate and graduate program for biology teachers.


How Does The Principal Use Classroom Observations To Improve Instruction?, Myrtle Haugen Aug 1958

How Does The Principal Use Classroom Observations To Improve Instruction?, Myrtle Haugen

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study: (1) to review the periods in the history of supervision; (2) to discuss the types of supervisory visits; and (3) to present some methods of classroom supervision of which both teachers and principals can approve.


A Study Comparing The Academic Preparation Of Teachers And Their Actual Teaching Positions, David F. Niemiec Aug 1957

A Study Comparing The Academic Preparation Of Teachers And Their Actual Teaching Positions, David F. Niemiec

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to determine what percentage of teachers were actually teaching at levels and in fields for which they were prepared; (2) to ascertain those areas in which teachers felt they needed more training.


An Induction Program For Beginning Teachers, Alice Angst Burkett Aug 1953

An Induction Program For Beginning Teachers, Alice Angst Burkett

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper was threefold: (1) to point out that every school, regardless of size, needs some type of effective induction for beginning teachers; (2) to explain the phases of an induction program; (3) and to whom certain responsibilities should be delegated.


A Study Of Group Dynamics As A Classroom Process, C. Bruce Schwarck Aug 1951

A Study Of Group Dynamics As A Classroom Process, C. Bruce Schwarck

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was threefold: 1. To review the literature on the subject of group dynamics as it applies to classroom situations. 2. To watch some of the techniques in operation with a group of eighth grade students in United States history. 3. To learn how teaching can be made more effective through utilization of group dynamics.


Today's Junior High School, William R. Oliver Aug 1950

Today's Junior High School, William R. Oliver

All Master's Theses

The writing of this paper provides a means for the survey of the principles of organization and the ways of meeting the needs of junior high school students. It is the intention of this paper to present the functions, the principles and the methods of instruction prevalent in the junior high school.


Teacher-Pupil Relationships, Lela Virginia Watson Aug 1950

Teacher-Pupil Relationships, Lela Virginia Watson

All Master's Theses

Do teacher personalities affect the behavior of pupils? The problem of this investigation is twofold. (1) To study the teaching procedures in the elementary grades of the South Kitsap Schools. (2) To determine the effect of teacher personalities upon the behavior of pupils.