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My Classroom Management Plan: The First Two Weeks Of School, Hannah Burkhart Dec 2014

My Classroom Management Plan: The First Two Weeks Of School, Hannah Burkhart

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As a pre-service teacher in one of the best teacher preparatory programs in the country, I learned many of the theories behind classroom management and discipline. After spending time during student teaching in my own classroom, however, I needed a more immediately useful solution than theory could provide. After investigating varied classroom management approaches and styles, I discovered the work of Harry and Rosemary Wong who inspired the creation of my own classroom management plan: a step-by-step guide of best practices and approaches to respond to daily issues and routines in the classroom. While I have heard that “the best ...


Effects Of Altering Student Seating Position On Student Learning In An 8th Grade Mathematics Classroom, Rebecca Szparagowski Jan 2014

Effects Of Altering Student Seating Position On Student Learning In An 8th Grade Mathematics Classroom, Rebecca Szparagowski

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There is a general lack of research on how altering student seating positions in middle and high school classrooms can affect students’ performance in learning the classroom content. In this study I aimed to create a seating position chart to optimize student learning through cooperative learning groups. Student seating positions in two classes were altered with two different methods to compare the effects on students learning and belief in learning


The Impact Of Scaffolding Through The Use Of Board Games On Student Goal Orientation, Lyndsey Eicher Jan 2014

The Impact Of Scaffolding Through The Use Of Board Games On Student Goal Orientation, Lyndsey Eicher

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American students have continuously performed lower than students from other countries on multiple different standardized tests. New methods of teaching students are needed in order to help American students to develop a deeper understanding of the math curriculum. This article focuses on the impact that using board games as scaffolds has on student goal orientation. It is proposed that implementing the use of board games as scaffolds appropriately, and according to effective scaffold design framework, the games will support mastery goal orientation and a deep understanding of the concepts. Vygotsky’s socio-cultural theory of cognitive development supports the research and ...


Effects Of Disability Awareness Educational Programs On An Inclusive Classroom, Cecelia Williamson Jan 2014

Effects Of Disability Awareness Educational Programs On An Inclusive Classroom, Cecelia Williamson

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Students with disabilities are more often than not included in the general education classroom. This study develops and implements a Disability Awareness Program in a fourth grade classroom and through action research, determines whether the program was influential in shaping positive behaviors towards students with disabilities. The students were exposed to five disability lessons on autism, physical disabilities, dyslexia, blindness/ vision impairments and accessibility. Three lessons, beginning, middle and end, began with questionnaires on disability knowledge and moral thinking. Each lesson was partnered with open discussion. In response to the positive attitudes, the classroom environment become more inclusive of students ...


The Effectiveness Of The Flipped Classroom, Raymond Szparagowski Jan 2014

The Effectiveness Of The Flipped Classroom, Raymond Szparagowski

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This research study explores the “flipped” or “inverted” classroom and its effects on student learning. The flipped classroom is a form of education in which students learn new content during out-of-class-time instead of the traditional review exercises that are normally given, which opens up class time for activities, problem solving, and other forms of instruction. During this study, a flipped classroom was implemented in a high school mathematics course. Data was collected from student grades, a pre and post survey, a class interview/discussion, and my personal notes from teaching. My results indicate that some potential benefits of the flipped ...


Integrating Math And Language Arts In The Classroom, Emilee Blake Jan 2014

Integrating Math And Language Arts In The Classroom, Emilee Blake

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This is a unit outline with detailed lesson plans and a reflection. It is a unit teaching about adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators for fourth grade students. The unit focuses on incorporating language arts in the math classroom focusing on reading, writing, and speaking.


The Effects Of Inquiry Problems On Students Construction Of Mathematical Reasoning And Viable Arguments, Georgia Ike Jan 2014

The Effects Of Inquiry Problems On Students Construction Of Mathematical Reasoning And Viable Arguments, Georgia Ike

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This research study addressed the inquiry problem solving technique and its effects on students’ ability to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. The participants included six classes of secondary mathematics students. In order to answer the question “How do inquiry-based problems worked on outside of class time affect the students’ ability to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others?” the research method involved noting how often different types of responses were used in class discussion, administering and evaluating an inquiry based assignment, observing students’ presentations and explanations of reasoning to the class, and interviewing students ...


Prelude - An Augmented Reality Ios Application For Music Education, Kristen Brown Jan 2014

Prelude - An Augmented Reality Ios Application For Music Education, Kristen Brown

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Augmented reality (AR) is a technology which serves to enhance the real world environment through the addition of relevant digital content, and has many potential applications within a variety of different fields, including, but not limited to, fields such as marketing, entertainment, medicine, and education. The purpose of this project is to develop an iOS augmented reality application for music educators that will serve as a tool in teaching students to recognize specific music notes and symbols.


Universal Design For Learning And The Teaching Of Social Studies, Rebecca Larntz Jan 2014

Universal Design For Learning And The Teaching Of Social Studies, Rebecca Larntz

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After conducting research into the idea of Universal Design for Learning, I created a rubric based on the principles of UDL. To test the rubric, a study was conducted in which participants were asked to evaluate a Stanford History Education Group lesson plan using my rubric. Before the study, the rubric was tested for ambiguities by four other respondents. The rubric was then modified based on their feedback, and then the rubric was used by 95 participants to evaluate the selected lesson plan.


The Power Of Parody And Satire In The 21st Century English Classroom, Ashley N. Shelton Jan 2014

The Power Of Parody And Satire In The 21st Century English Classroom, Ashley N. Shelton

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A frequent question in today’s high school English classroom is how "the classics" fit into our 21st century curriculum. Students ask, "How is this relevant to me?" and complain that the literature they are reading in class is outdated and difficult to understand. Therefore, my project embraces a few canonical texts that are most frequently used in America's schools and presents them in an innovative way that students will not only understand, but engage on a critical level. Based on emerging research in the education field, my project explains how modern technology and the techniques of parody and ...


Teaching Styles And Teacher Growth, Evan Spooner Jan 2014

Teaching Styles And Teacher Growth, Evan Spooner

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Through the use of empirical research and a personal reflection journal, this project examines how differing teaching styles between mentor and student teachers affect student learning and offers a chronicling of my experiences running a classroom for the first time. Several sources were utilized for this project including pre and post-assessment surveys to study the negative or positive impact my teaching had in the classroom, one video-recorded lesson, and a reflection journal covering my experiences each day in class. The results indicate that most students were able to adapt to the teaching style, and in some cases felt their learning ...