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Goldin, Simona; O'Neill, Michaela Krug; Naik, Shweta Shripad; Zaccarelli, Florencia Gomez – Elementary School Journal, 2019
We examine (a) the development of 3 student learning practices (SLPs)--listening, speaking publicly, and making and using records--that are central to participation and engagement in academically ambitious classrooms and (b) the teacher's work supporting the enactment of the SLPs in the context of a summer mathematics laboratory. We identify…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Listening, Public Speaking, Teacher Role
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Wei, Liwei; Murphy, P. Karen; Firetto, Carla M. – Elementary School Journal, 2018
Small-group discussions in which teachers and students interact with text are common in language arts classrooms. As documented in the extant literature, teacher discourse moves affect how the discussion unfolds and the resulting quality of the talk. What is not present in the literature is a unified lexicon or taxonomy for defining and…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Facilitators (Individuals), Group Discussion, Taxonomy
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Franke, Megan L.; Turrou, Angela C.; Webb, Noreen M.; Ing, Marsha; Wong, Jacqueline; Shin, Nami; Fernandez, Cecilia – Elementary School Journal, 2015
Educators, researchers, and policy makers increasingly recognize that participation in classroom mathematics discussions, especially engaging with others' ideas, can promote students' mathematics understanding. How teachers can promote students' high-level engagement with others' ideas, and the challenges teachers face when trying to do so, have…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Video Technology, Group Discussion
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Polikoff, Morgan S.; Desimone, Laura M.; Porter, Andrew C.; Hochberg, Eric D. – Elementary School Journal, 2015
Mentoring is a common form of support for beginning teachers. State and district mentoring policies vary along a number of dimensions, yet policymakers have little evidence to draw on in designing effective mentoring programs. We use quantitative and qualitative data from a study of beginning middle school mathematics teachers in 10 districts to…
Descriptors: Mentors, Educational Policy, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research
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Lack, Brian; Swars, Susan Lee; Meyers, Barbara – Elementary School Journal, 2014
A descriptive, holistic, multiple-case methodology was applied to examine the nature of participation in discourse of two low- and two high-achieving grade 6 students while solving mathematical tasks in a standards-based classroom. Data collected via classroom observations and student interviews were analyzed through a multiple-cycle coding…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Grade 6, Low Achievement, High Achievement
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Walsh, Kerryann; Mathews, Ben; Rassafiani, Mehdi; Farrell, Ann; Butler, Des – Elementary School Journal, 2013
This study examined elementary school teachers' knowledge of their legislative and policy-based reporting duties with respect to child sexual abuse. Data were collected from 470 elementary school teachers from urban and rural government and nongovernment schools in 3 Australian states, which at the time of the study had 3 different legislative…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Legal Responsibility, Sexual Abuse, Disclosure
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Hopkins, Megan; Spillane, James P.; Jakopovic, Paula; Heaton, Ruth M. – Elementary School Journal, 2013
Designing infrastructures to support instruction remains a challenge in educational reform. This article reports on a study of one school system's efforts to redesign its infrastructure for mathematics instruction by promoting teacher leadership. Using social network and interview data from 12 elementary schools, we explore how the district's…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Educational Change, Teacher Leadership
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Hindman, Annemarie H.; Morrison, Frederick J. – Elementary School Journal, 2011
The Head Start program endeavors to provide preschoolers with high-quality learning opportunities, in part through fostering family involvement. This exploratory study addressed the paucity of empirical research regarding the nature of educator outreach and family involvement in Head Start and their contributions to children's development of the…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Parent Participation, Family Involvement, Emergent Literacy
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Stigler, James W.; Thompson, Belinda J. – Elementary School Journal, 2009
Many have proposed the creation of a practitioner knowledge base as a foundation for the continuous improvement of teaching. In this article, we discuss the promise, and the challenges, involved in the creation and use of such a knowledge base. We begin by reflecting on the difficulties of changing teaching, a cultural and contextual activity. We…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Educational Change, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Constructivism (Learning)
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Sink, Christopher A. – Elementary School Journal, 2008
In this article I contend that elementary school teachers need to work more closely with school counselors to enhance student learning and academic performance and to narrow the achievement gap among student groups. Research showing the influence that counselors can exert on the educational process is summarized. Using the American School…
Descriptors: Guidance Programs, School Counselors, Elementary School Teachers, School Counseling
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Hinkelman, Lisa; Bruno, Michelle – Elementary School Journal, 2008
The purpose of this article is to summarize aspects of theory and research on child sexual abuse that suggest best practices for identifying and addressing abuse involving elementary school children. Teachers and school counselors often have the most interaction with children this age, yet they may feel inadequately prepared to intervene…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Profiles
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Reeve, Johnmarshall – Elementary School Journal, 2006
Students are sometimes proactive and engaged in classroom learning activities, but they are also sometimes only reactive and passive. Recognizing this, in this article I argue that students' classroom engagement depends, in part, on the supportive quality of the classroom climate in which they learn. According to the dialectical framework within…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Classroom Environment, Student Motivation, Teacher Role
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Morris, Darrell – Elementary School Journal, 2006
This article synthesizes results from 5 studies that used noncertified tutors to work with at-risk primary-grade readers. Each of the studies featured (1) twice-weekly tutoring lessons that included guided reading, word study, and reading for fluency; and (2) supervision of the tutoring by a knowledgeable reading teacher. Results from the 5…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Tutors, Tutoring, Teacher Aides
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Newman, Richard S. – Elementary School Journal, 2003
Examines how what is known about academic help seeking can inform an understanding of children's response to peer harassment. Details: (1) What is adaptive help seeking?; (2) Which students are most likely to seek help?; and (3) Under what conditions are students likely to seek help? Presents directions for future research. (Author)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Help Seeking
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Murdock, Tamera B.; Miller, Angela – Elementary School Journal, 2003
Variable-centered (regression) and person-centered (cluster analytic) techniques were used to examine the relations between eighth-grade students' achievement motivation and their perceptions of teacher caring. Motivation was assessed using students' self-reports of academic self-efficacy, intrinsic valuing of education, and teacher ratings of…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Learning Motivation, Middle School Students, Middle Schools
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