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Slo's And School Counseling: A Perfect Fit, Brandie M. Oliver, Nick R. Abel Nov 2015

Slo's And School Counseling: A Perfect Fit, Brandie M. Oliver, Nick R. Abel

Brandie M. Oliver

Dr. Brandie Oliver and Dr. Nick Abel address student learning outcomes for school counselors in the March 2015 issue of IndianaGram.


How School Counselors Can Help Boost Student Test Scores, Nick R. Abel, Brandie M. Oliver Nov 2015

How School Counselors Can Help Boost Student Test Scores, Nick R. Abel, Brandie M. Oliver

Brandie M. Oliver

Drs. Oliver and Abel address the changing role of school counselors in standardized testing in the April 2015 edition of IndianaGram.


Slo's And School Counseling: A Perfect Fit, Brandie M. Oliver, Nick R. Abel Nov 2015

Slo's And School Counseling: A Perfect Fit, Brandie M. Oliver, Nick R. Abel

Nick R. Abel

Dr. Brandie Oliver and Dr. Nick Abel address student learning outcomes for school counselors in the March 2015 issue of IndianaGram.


How School Counselors Can Help Boost Student Test Scores, Nick R. Abel, Brandie M. Oliver Nov 2015

How School Counselors Can Help Boost Student Test Scores, Nick R. Abel, Brandie M. Oliver

Nick R. Abel

Drs. Oliver and Abel address the changing role of school counselors in standardized testing in the April 2015 edition of IndianaGram.


Striving For Gold, Brandie M. Oliver, Nick R. Abel Nov 2015

Striving For Gold, Brandie M. Oliver, Nick R. Abel

Nick R. Abel

Drs. Oliver and Abel address the Gold Star School Counseling award in the November 2015 issue of IndianaGram.


The Journey Through Doctoral Education, Nila Reimer Oct 2015

The Journey Through Doctoral Education, Nila Reimer

Nila Reimer

Students who gain new knowledge by integrating scholarliness and stewardship for the nursing profession possess key ambitions for succeeding in nursing doctoral education. In this narrative inquiry, a student reflects on themes of scholarly integration, intellectual community, and stewardship that are embedded in the values and attitudes evidenced in the culture of a Doctor of Philosophy in nursing program. The doctoral student’s personal reflection demonstrates professional growth during the experience of nursing doctoral education. This inquiry provides guidance for other students as they embark on their journey toward scholarly development and stewardship during their doctoral education experience.


Currere, Unexpected Journeys, And Unplanned Destinations In Academia, Susan R. Adams Sep 2015

Currere, Unexpected Journeys, And Unplanned Destinations In Academia, Susan R. Adams

Susan Adams

A sudden change of teaching placements forced my return to graduate school at the age of 40. Transformative graduate school learning resulted in the completion of a Ph.D. and earning a tenure track position in teacher education. This essay uses Pinar’s four steps of currere provide a lens to examine the past, look toward the future, take opportunity to look backward to the past while examining the present, and then re-enter the present. Mezirow’s transformative adult learning theory lends guidance for understanding why older adults may be uniquely poised to navigate successfully the complex maze of academia.


Audacious Translation: On Being Haunted And Getting Lost On The Way To Translating Spivak. A Reflection On Spivak’S “Translating Into English”, Susan R. Adams Sep 2015

Audacious Translation: On Being Haunted And Getting Lost On The Way To Translating Spivak. A Reflection On Spivak’S “Translating Into English”, Susan R. Adams

Susan Adams

In “Translating Into English” within An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization (2012), Spivak eludes apprehension, spurns comprehension, and resists neat translation as I, an American educator, attempt to make sense of what is meant by an aesthetic education as Spivak translates the act of translation. Caught and othered as a language broker in learning the double bind of translation, I find no answers, only new questions as I grope toward ways to conceptualize and to name this moment for translators and language educators: (1) What does it mean to be a translator?; (2) Can and should the convenient ...


A Time For Reflection, Rejuvination, And Responsibility, Brandie M. Oliver Aug 2015

A Time For Reflection, Rejuvination, And Responsibility, Brandie M. Oliver

Brandie M. Oliver

A Message from the President of the Indiana School Counselor Association.


College And Career Readiness, Brandie M. Oliver, Susan Kleinman Aug 2015

College And Career Readiness, Brandie M. Oliver, Susan Kleinman

Brandie M. Oliver

Dr. Oliver and Mrs. Kleinman address College and Career preparation in the January 2015 issue of IndianaGram.


Connect & Educate, Brandie M. Oliver Aug 2015

Connect & Educate, Brandie M. Oliver

Brandie M. Oliver

A Message from the President of the Indiana School Counselor Association.


Striving For Gold, Brandie M. Oliver, Nick R. Abel Aug 2015

Striving For Gold, Brandie M. Oliver, Nick R. Abel

Brandie M. Oliver

Drs. Oliver and Abel address the Gold Star School Counseling award in the November 2015 issue of IndianaGram.


The School Counselor As The School’S “Counselor”, Brandie M. Oliver, Susan Kleinman Aug 2015

The School Counselor As The School’S “Counselor”, Brandie M. Oliver, Susan Kleinman

Brandie M. Oliver

Dr. Oliver addresses the role of the school counselor of attending to the psychological dimensions of the school experience.


School Counseling, Brandie M. Oliver Aug 2015

School Counseling, Brandie M. Oliver

Brandie M. Oliver

Dr. Oliver's contribution to Sociology of Education: An A-to-Z Guide. SAGE Publications.


School Counselor Evaluation: Why It Should Be Different, Brandie M. Oliver, Nick R. Abel Aug 2015

School Counselor Evaluation: Why It Should Be Different, Brandie M. Oliver, Nick R. Abel

Brandie M. Oliver

Dr.s Oliver and Abel address school counselor evaluation in the October 2014 issue of IndianaGram.


Redefining School Counseling: What’S In A Name?, Brandie M. Oliver Aug 2015

Redefining School Counseling: What’S In A Name?, Brandie M. Oliver

Brandie M. Oliver

Dr. Oliver addresses the necessity of changing the title of the school counselor from "guidance" counselor to better reflect the role of the 21st century practitioner.


Students As Satirists: Encouraging Critique And Comic Release, Carol Reeves Aug 2015

Students As Satirists: Encouraging Critique And Comic Release, Carol Reeves

Carol Reeves

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Five Strategies To Support All Teachers: Suggestions To Get Off The Slippery Slope Of "Cookbook" Science Teaching, Paula A. Magee, Ryan Flessner Jun 2015

Five Strategies To Support All Teachers: Suggestions To Get Off The Slippery Slope Of "Cookbook" Science Teaching, Paula A. Magee, Ryan Flessner

Ryan Flessner

Many teachers shudder at the thought of implementing an inquiry curriculum. Perhaps they envision a rowdy classroom with little learning. Maybe they wonder, "How will this connect to all the standards?" Fortunately, these legitimate concerns can be addressed, and all students can engage in thoughtfully constructed inquiry science experiences. In this article, we outline five strategies that we have used with elementary school teachers as they moved from a "cookbook" approach in science to an approach that is inquiry-based. Having presented these five strategies in a linear format, we know that on the surface this may seem close to the ...


Working Toward A Third Space In The Teaching Of Elementary Mathematics, Ryan Flessner Jun 2015

Working Toward A Third Space In The Teaching Of Elementary Mathematics, Ryan Flessner

Ryan Flessner

Building on work in the area of third space theory, this study documents one teacher’s efforts to create third spaces in an elementary mathematics classroom. In an attempt to link the worlds of theory and practice, I examine how the work of other theorists and researchers – inside and outside the field of education – can create new lenses for classroom practitioners. In addition, the article provides evidence that third spaces may be more difficult to realize than others have described. Rather than forcing a third space to emerge, what this study finds more important is creating an environment that will ...


Collaborating To Improve Inquiry-Based Teaching In Elementary Science And Mathematics Methods Courses, Paula A. Magee, Ryan Flessner Jun 2015

Collaborating To Improve Inquiry-Based Teaching In Elementary Science And Mathematics Methods Courses, Paula A. Magee, Ryan Flessner

Ryan Flessner

This study examines the effect of promoting inquiry-based teaching (IBT) through collaboration between a science methods course and mathematics methods course in an elementary teacher education program. During the collaboration, preservice elementary teacher (PST) candidates experienced 3 different types of inquiry as a way to foster increased understanding of inquiry based teaching (IBT). The experiences included a PST driven science inquiry and a mathematics inquiry where PSTs were learners and a science inquiry where PSTs were teachers. During and following the semester of the collaboration, data were collected to assess the impact of the inquiry experiences on the PSTs’ understanding ...


Revisiting Reflection: Utilizing Third Spaces In Teacher Education, Ryan Flessner Jun 2015

Revisiting Reflection: Utilizing Third Spaces In Teacher Education, Ryan Flessner

Ryan Flessner

Much has been written about the importance of reflective practice. What is missing is reflective work on the part of teacher educators to address the mismatch between university-based methods courses and the realities of classroom life. With examples from a third grade mathematics classroom as well as a university-based mathematics methods course, this article explores ways educators can employ third space theory as a way to engage in purposeful reflection into their teaching practices.


Research In Mathematics Educational Technology: Current Trends And Future Demands, Shannon O. Driskell, Robert N. Ronau, Christopher R. Rakes, Sarah B. Bush, Margaret L. Niess, David K. Pugalee May 2015

Research In Mathematics Educational Technology: Current Trends And Future Demands, Shannon O. Driskell, Robert N. Ronau, Christopher R. Rakes, Sarah B. Bush, Margaret L. Niess, David K. Pugalee

Shannon O.S. Driskell

This systematic review of mathematics educational technology literature identified 1356 manuscripts addressing the integration of educational technology into mathematics instruction. The manuscripts were analyzed using three frameworks (Research Design, Teacher Knowledge, and TPACK) and three supplementary lenses (Data Sources, Outcomes, and NCTM Principles) to produce a database to support future research syntheses and meta-analyses. Preliminary analyses of student and teacher outcomes (e.g., knowledge, cognition, affect, and performance) suggest that the effects of incorporating graphing calculator and dynamic geometry technologies have been abundantly studied; however, the usefulness of the results was often limited by missing information regarding measures of validity ...


Prospective Teachers' Use Of Representations In Solving Statistical Tasks With Dynamic Statistical Software, Hollylynne Lee, Shannon O. Driskell, Suzanne R. Harper, Keith R. Leatham, Gladis Kersaint, Robin L. Angotti May 2015

Prospective Teachers' Use Of Representations In Solving Statistical Tasks With Dynamic Statistical Software, Hollylynne Lee, Shannon O. Driskell, Suzanne R. Harper, Keith R. Leatham, Gladis Kersaint, Robin L. Angotti

Shannon O.S. Driskell

This study examined a random stratified sample (n=62) of prospective teachers' work across eight institutions on three tasks that utilized dynamic statistical software. Our work was guided by considering how teachers may utilize their statistical knowledge and technological statistical knowledge to engage in cycles of investigation. Although teachers did not tend to take full advantage of dynamic linking capabilities, they utilized a large variety of graphical representations and often added statistical measures or other augmentations to graphs as part of their analysis.


Learning To Lead In The Liberal Arts, Thomas S. Mach, Kevin F. Sims Mar 2015

Learning To Lead In The Liberal Arts, Thomas S. Mach, Kevin F. Sims

Thomas S. Mach, Ph.D.

The liberal arts include the arts and sciences - fields that introduce students to general knowledge and develop the basic intellectual skills that are needed to succeed in our society.


Making Spelling Meaningful: Using Explicit Instruction And Individual Conferencing, Anna H. Hall Mar 2015

Making Spelling Meaningful: Using Explicit Instruction And Individual Conferencing, Anna H. Hall

Anna H Hall

This article challenges traditional modes of spelling instruction by offering theoretically based suggestions for effectively assessing and instructing students’ spelling progress. The importance of explicit spelling instruction is presented along with differentiated strategies for students along the developmental spelling continuum and an individualized way to monitor spelling progress for elementary school students. Furthermore, the article seeks to provide teachers with strategies that help students develop an understanding of orthographic patterns and phonemic awareness skills while simultaneously avoiding the traditional “Friday Spelling Test” that so often dominates the elementary spelling curriculum.


Exploring Interactive Writing As An Effective Practice For Increasing Head Start Students' Alphabet Knowledge Skills, Anna H. Hall, Michael D. Toland, Jennifer Grisham-Brown, Steve Graham Mar 2015

Exploring Interactive Writing As An Effective Practice For Increasing Head Start Students' Alphabet Knowledge Skills, Anna H. Hall, Michael D. Toland, Jennifer Grisham-Brown, Steve Graham

Anna H Hall

The current study used a pretest–posttest randomized control group design with 73 Head Start students, ages 3–5 years. The researcher served as the interactive writing teacher for the treatment group, rotating to five different classrooms in one Head Start center 3–4 days a week for 13 weeks. Children in the treatment group received a 10–15 min interactive writing lesson each day in small groups within their own classroom settings. Children in the control group received standard literacy instruction in small groups with their own classroom teachers. Child outcome data on upper case, lower case, and letter ...


Beyond The Author's Chair: Expanding Sharing Opportunities In Writing, Anna H. Hall Mar 2015

Beyond The Author's Chair: Expanding Sharing Opportunities In Writing, Anna H. Hall

Anna H Hall

Providing children with opportunities to share their writing with others is a vital part of establishing a successful writing community. Although sharing is most often viewed as a beneficial experience for children, it is important to acknowledge that sharing can also be uncomfortable and intimidating for many young authors. This article provides tips for establishing a respectful writing community, including strategies for whole-group sharing, as well as alternative experiences for children who are reluctant to share.


Taking Care: Understanding The Roles Of Caregiver And Being Cared For In A Kindergarten Classroom, Cassie Quigley, Anna H. Hall Mar 2015

Taking Care: Understanding The Roles Of Caregiver And Being Cared For In A Kindergarten Classroom, Cassie Quigley, Anna H. Hall

Anna H Hall

Despite concerns about the importance of teachers learning to care for their students, most teacher education programs do not utilize relational pedagogy and place little emphasis on caring. In the current study, the authors used conversational interviews with one kindergarten teacher and photo-elicitation interviews with her 22 kindergarten students to explore ways in which this teacher in a public, all-girls’ school employed caring and how her students viewed being cared for. The authors utilized Noddings’ work on the ethic of care to guide our project and the methodological approach is feministic. In this study, we discovered the ways this teacher ...


“I Am Kind Of A Good Writer And Kind Of Not”: Examining Students’ Writing Attitudes, Anna H. Hall, Ysaaca Axelrod Mar 2015

“I Am Kind Of A Good Writer And Kind Of Not”: Examining Students’ Writing Attitudes, Anna H. Hall, Ysaaca Axelrod

Anna H Hall

Since writing ability has been found to be an important predictor of school success and college readiness, it is important for teachers to understand the connections between students’ attitudes toward writing, writing self-efficacy, and writing achievement. This article describes the findings from focus groups conducted with 81 students in grades K-5 during which participants discussed their attitudes and self-efficacy beliefs about writing. Focusing on the power of students’ voices, this study adds a unique perspective not often found in the affective domain of writing research. Five broad themes emerged related to students’ writing attitudes including: (1) feelings about writing, (2 ...


Involving Families In The Assessment Process, Julie Rutland, Anna H. Hall Mar 2015

Involving Families In The Assessment Process, Julie Rutland, Anna H. Hall

Anna H Hall

Although grounded in theory and philosophy, and mandated by federal legislation, there is often a gap in research to practice when it comes to involving families in the assessment process. As family involvement through the continuum of early childhood education is recognized as “best practice”in the field, the assessment process must not be excluded. However, teachers in early childhood programs may need additional strategies to invite families to join in the process. Strategies for parent participation as consumers,informants, team members, and advocates are discussed as well as outcomes for children and families.