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Slaby, Scot; Benedict, Jordan – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2019
This paper explores students' engagement in reading poems, examining data on their self-perceptions of their confidence and competence in reading poems before, during, and after using the "I Notice" methodology as adapted from The Academy of American Poets' unit plan, "Noticing Poetry" (Slaby, 2017). The data was collected over…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Poetry, Data Analysis, Poets
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Clayton, Christine; Kilbane, Jim; McCarthy, Mary Rose – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
This study examines cases of teacher leaders in a professional development program that employed teacher inquiry to promote student inquiry. Program documents, observations, and interviews were examined to create three cases of high school science and math teachers learning to inquire in tandem. Guided by Cochran-Smith and Lytle's (2009)…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Teacher Leadership, Faculty Development
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Silva, Cecila; Kucer, Stephen – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
This research examines the impact of field experiences with English language learners on the conceptual and emotional development of preservice disciplinary students. For one semester, preservice university students worked with English language learners enrolled in middle and high school Newcomer Programs. During this time the university students…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Field Experience Programs, Program Effectiveness, Preservice Teachers
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del Prado Hill, Pixita; Friedland, Ellen S.; McMillen, Susan – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2016
This article presents two innovative tools--the Mathematics-Literacy Planning Framework and Mathematics-Literacy Implementation Checklist--which are designed to help instructional coaches and specialists support teachers to meet the challenges of the mathematics-literacy integration goals of the Common Core. Developed with teacher input, these…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Check Lists, Common Core State Standards, Literacy
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Monaghan, Christine E.; Hartmann, Gennifre – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2014
This autoethnographic case study examines the ways in which high school students and teachers' behaviors, values, and attitudes were transformed during their participation on a semester-long study abroad program in Central America. The study found that an integrative pedagogical approach in which place-based content was paired with place-based…
Descriptors: High School Students, Study Abroad, Ethnography, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Surface, Jeanne; Stader, David; Graca, Thomas; Lowe, Jerry – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
Educational leaders have a substantial degree of control over students and generally have a tremendous influence on the decisions that they make. District administrators are already involved in comprehensive efforts to stem sexual harassment, teen violence and bullying; therefore, they may be well positioned to identify and address the problem of…
Descriptors: Violence, Dating (Social), School Districts, Safety
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Meyer, Michael James – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2009
This article is about my experiences as a ninth grade history teacher trying to implement a "big idea" unit on ancient African history. My experiences as a first year teacher and also my experience in seeing this unit develop over three years are chronicled. I conclude that implementing a big idea strategy of instruction is possible in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Units of Study, Secondary School Teachers, African Studies
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Sampson, Meg – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2009
This article is a compellation of my work with big ideas and my findings based on that work for the second semester of the 2006-2007 school year. I worked with three 11th grade students that have in the past struggled to pass the Global Studies Regents exam. The class was created as a RCT (Regents Competency Test) preparation course. The purpose…
Descriptors: Success, Beginning Teachers, Faculty Development, Global Education