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Improving Depth Of Student Understanding Of Physics Content Using Standards Based Grading, Elizabeth Carbone Dec 2019

Improving Depth Of Student Understanding Of Physics Content Using Standards Based Grading, Elizabeth Carbone

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Much of the research in education shows that grading and reporting are foundational elements in every educational system, but the key to keeping the system healthy is making the grades meaningful. Through this process, this study established multiple qualities necessary for effective grading methods based on the most current and up-to-date research studies. Teachers, parents, and administration are constantly referring to the significance of students grades. Students are consistently encouraged to increase their grades and are told that these grades will affect how they do in life. However, even with a continual focus on grades and grading policies, many studies ...


The Impact Of Integrated Co-Teaching On Special Education Students In The High School English Language Arts Classroom, Emily Werner Oct 2019

The Impact Of Integrated Co-Teaching On Special Education Students In The High School English Language Arts Classroom, Emily Werner

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

In many classrooms across the country, the integration of special education students has become widely accepted and common. In these situations, students with disabilities are expected to meet the same requirements and standards as general education students with less individualized time for instruction to close learning gaps. Consequently, these students are struggling and falling farther behind in the classroom, often leaving them frustrated and unwilling to participate in school work. These challenges increase in the English Language Arts classroom, where the progress of students with disabilities is often impeded by low reading levels, challenges with writing, and inability to access ...


Teaching The Strand Of Ccss Slope Through Metacognition In Middle School, High School, And Advanced Placement Mathematics, Sara Snarr Aug 2017

Teaching The Strand Of Ccss Slope Through Metacognition In Middle School, High School, And Advanced Placement Mathematics, Sara Snarr

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The strand of slope presents every year from 7th grade through Advanced Placement Calculus. The Common Core Learning Standards require and encourage a thorough understanding of slope and slope-related concepts such as unit rate, parallel and perpendicular lines, and the derivative. Unfortunately, many secondary mathematics teachers struggle to teach students to monitor their process and conceptualize an overall strategy for solving complex and fundamental problems. This thesis examines the role of metacognition-focused instruction on achievement, and offers research-supported teaching methods in the context of slope and unit rate that support metacognition. These methods are then presented in a series of ...


The Effect Of Chromebooks On Disciplinary Literacy In The High School Social Studies Classroom, Joseph Yockel May 2017

The Effect Of Chromebooks On Disciplinary Literacy In The High School Social Studies Classroom, Joseph Yockel

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

As the world grows ever more dependent on digital technology, so too does education. This qualitative case study examined a suburban school district in the northeastern United States implementation of Chromebooks as a piece of 1:1 technology. Specifically, this study narrowed its focus to concentrate on high school social studies classrooms. This study specifically looked at disciplinary literacy practices, and how the Chromebook affects those practices. The researcher observed, interviewed, and distributed questionnaires to the teacher participants. The data yielded five findings: preparation is key to the successful implementation of a 1:1 Chromebook initiative; the Chromebook can create ...


Incorporating Poetry Back Into The Curriculum, Maryanna Bournazakis May 2013

Incorporating Poetry Back Into The Curriculum, Maryanna Bournazakis

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Teachers need to continue teaching Poetry in high school and not omit it from the curriculum because of the Common Core. This project is a comprehensive Poetry Unit that meets the objectives of several state standards; including the new Common Core standards. It includes worksheets, poems, rubrics, and project ideas. Also, it provides research detailing why teachers are not as willing to teach poetry anymore and how students feel about learning poetry.


A Comparison Of Homework Practices In An Adolescent Mathematics Classroom, Brian Paganin Dec 2012

A Comparison Of Homework Practices In An Adolescent Mathematics Classroom, Brian Paganin

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Homework is an integral part of any successful classroom. It is important for educators to be cognizant of which homework practice will be most effective and efficient for their students. This allows the educator to make better decisions regarding other aspects of their classroom including planning, pacing, and curriculum, among other things. This project compares two different homework practices employed in an adolescent mathematics classroom. While there is no significant difference in performance for either method, the benefits of both are discussed.


The Vietnam War Era's Impact On American Society, Anthony Scott Aug 2008

The Vietnam War Era's Impact On American Society, Anthony Scott

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This thesis looks at the Vietnam War and the impact it had on American society. The paper first takes a brief look at what other historians have written about Vietnam and the scholarship that currently exists on the topic. My original scholarship focuses on the TET offensive and the impact the media had on the Presidency of Lyndon Johnson. Even though the United States was victorious during the TET offensive, it proved to the American public that the Viet Cong would not concede defeat and at that critical point public opinion changed and support for the War waned dramatically. Finally ...


A Comprehensive Study Of Mathematics Anxiety, Connie E. Shannon Aug 2008

A Comprehensive Study Of Mathematics Anxiety, Connie E. Shannon

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This thesis project addresses math anxiety from both the student’s and the educator’s perspective. It explores topics on math anxiety that include racial and gender differences, evaluating pre-service teachers, and the potential causes and solutions for this all too common challenge. The study was conducted via questionnaire with ten teachers ranging from elementary grade through high school. The teachers responded to a 12 question survey that covered their own potential math anxiety, the anxiety, if any, observed in their classrooms, and questions that asked about teaching strategies they have employed to correct or avoid math anxiety in their ...


Popular Culture In The American History Classroom: Using Television, Film, And Popular Music As Primary Source Documents, Mary Kay Maslanka Dec 2007

Popular Culture In The American History Classroom: Using Television, Film, And Popular Music As Primary Source Documents, Mary Kay Maslanka

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Teaching American history in the high school classroom is more than reviewing events and memorizing dates and facts, more than a preparatory course for high school students to take high-stakes tests that evaluate what they have learned. It is more than a chance to hone lifelong critical thinking skills for the young citizens who attend. Today’s educators struggle to compromise these two expectations; one that stresses student preparation as well-informed, critical-thinking citizens, and the other that emphasizes success on standardized tests. In order to be successful in both areas of significance, the study of primary sources has become a ...


Teacher Collaboration: The Key To Student Success?, Jennifer L. Roe Aug 2007

Teacher Collaboration: The Key To Student Success?, Jennifer L. Roe

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Co-teaching is one of the main characteristics of educational collaboration and while co-teaching may be one of the most popular forms of collaboration within a school, it is just one of many ways to collaborate as teachers to improve student success in the classroom.

This thesis project discusses the various types of collaboration - professional development, reflection, communication, common vision, mentoring, co-teaching, common planning time, and resources. It also explores the impact of staff collaboration within a school to show how it can impact student success. Student success was measured through comparison of students who have been exposed (knowingly or unknowingly ...


Developing Technical Vocabulary And Scientific Writing Skills Of English Language Learners In General Education Science Classrooms, Shawn D. Kerr Dec 2006

Developing Technical Vocabulary And Scientific Writing Skills Of English Language Learners In General Education Science Classrooms, Shawn D. Kerr

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Through weekly tutoring sessions with a 1: 1 teacher to ESL student ratio different instructional techniques and strategies were tested for their practicality, applicability, and success for developing the vocabulary comprehension and scientific writing skills. The sessions served a two-fold purpose: (1) to test various strategies and techniques relevant to the topic, and (2) to provide additional support to an at-risk student that cannot be provided by the school. The student participant was a 10th grade ESL student, who has been in the U.S. for 8 years, yet continues to struggle with science, particularly with vocabulary and writing skills ...


A Statistical Analysis Of The Effect Of The Inclusion Of A Job Readiness Training Class Into A High School Transition Class, Alan M. Greene Apr 1995

A Statistical Analysis Of The Effect Of The Inclusion Of A Job Readiness Training Class Into A High School Transition Class, Alan M. Greene

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Students graduating from high school often do not know how to find, obtain, and maintain employment. In this thesis, the author proposes a Job Readiness Training (JRT) class to provide this education to high school/GED students. Schools expressed hesitation that including a JRT class would detract from other vital aspects of the curriculum. To address these fears, the author taught an experimental JRT class to fifteen students on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. The class provided education in self-assessment, job-search skills, resume composition, interviewing skills, job retention, and advancement. In addition to ...


The Effects Of Story Previews On The Reading Comprehension Of Ninth Grade Students, Kate Klehn May 1988

The Effects Of Story Previews On The Reading Comprehension Of Ninth Grade Students, Kate Klehn

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study examined the effects of story previews on fifty ninth grade students from a public high school in Western New York. The students were divided into two groups: Group A and Group B. In Phase I of the study, students in Group A received the preview treatment, while students in Group B received the treatment without the preview. In Phase II of the study, students in Group B received the treatment with the preview, and students in Group A received the treatment without the preview. Materials included two potentially difficult short stories, two teacher-made previews, and two teacher-made multiple ...