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White, Kyli; McCoy, Leah P. – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2019
Games-based learning involves instruction with realistic game experiences (Cicchino, 2015). This action research study explored game-based learning as fifth grade mathematics students completed a brief unit on ordered pairs utilizing game-based lessons. Attitude and achievement data were collected mainly by surveys, content tests, student…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction
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Nelson, Sharonica – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2019
The purpose of this action research piece was to discuss my experience with teaching close reading in the urban classroom using autoethnographic methods. It explains ideas and challenges that I encountered when teaching close reading in conjunction with close reading strategies. I detail close reading strategies and explain how they can be used…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Attention, Urban Schools, Teaching Methods
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Montgomery, Mark S.; Akerson, Adam – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2019
This article describes an action research project in which two teacher educators implemented a co-teaching field experience with pre-service teacher candidates acting as co-teachers to facilitate collaboration among peers. The goal of the action research was to better meet the needs of pre-service teacher candidates and continually develop their…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Field Experience Programs, Teacher Collaboration, Student Teachers
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Morton, Tami B.; Stryker, Agnes – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2019
Traditionally, teacher educators provide structured lectures for their pre service teachers to impart knowledge of what will be encountered in the field once they begin teaching in schools. However, in this paper, two reading professors who are proponents of constructivist teaching, decide to provide choice in their seminars. Allowing choices…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Seminars, Assignments, Preservice Teachers
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Benson-O'Connor, Carol D.; McDaniel, Christina; Carr, Jason – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2019
Math journals provide students with opportunities to articulate their understanding of math concepts and/or their frustrations with the gaps in those understandings. The use of these journals supports metacognitive thinking to enhance understanding and application. This study examined the use of math journals by fourth grade students as a conduit…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Student Journals, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
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Won, Noelle; Liu, Kimy; Bukko, Debra – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2019
Feedback is essential for the transformation and development of new teachers. This action research study explored perceptions of feedback givers/receivers in the development of essential teaching skills in a new co-teaching model. Outcomes informed programmatic changes to teacher education trainings and protocols. The research team included…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Teaching Skills, Skill Development
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Schrodt, Katie; Barnes, Zachary; DeVries, Megan; Grow, Jennifer; Wear, Pauli – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2019
This paper explores a study completed with 1st grade students while a five-week mindfulness unit was implemented in their classroom. The paper discusses tactics for teaching mindfulness strategies to students and results observed in the students over the course of the five-week study. It also contains journal entries completed by students and…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Units of Study
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Andrei, Elena; Buckley-Marudas, Mary Frances – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2019
Two early career literacy and language teacher educators who have digital literacies at the core of their professional and scholarly pursuits share their quest to enhance their online instruction. The authors wanted to identify one new improvement for their online courses in an effort to engage the students and support a more connected learning…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Online Courses
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Valley, Vanessa – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of teaching daily math word problems in a 3-6th grade ELL classroom on math vocabulary use and math word problem and place value comprehension. This study sought to answer the following research question: "How does direct instruction of mathematical operation keywords through teaching…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, English Language Learners, Vocabulary Development
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Pavlak, Christina M.; Cavender, Monica – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2019
This practitioner research study explores what happens when students in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program are engaged in a clinical experience at an urban pre-K-8th-grade school with a majority English Learner (EL) population. Specifically examined is preservice teachers' confidence in implementing strategies to meet the needs of ELs in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Reading Instruction, English Language Learners
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Russo, James A. – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2019
Building on the rich tradition of 'teacher as researcher' in mathematics education, I describe a study undertaken whilst working as a mathematics specialist in an Australian primary school. The focus of the study was on examining whether explicitly teaching students test-taking strategies ('test-wiseness') improved their performance on a…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Literacy, Numeracy, Foreign Countries
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Herrmann, Bailey; Gallo, Jessica R. – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2018
Field experience seminars, discussion-based courses paired with school-based practicum experiences, provide a space for teacher candidates to discuss the theories they study in their university classes and the practices they observe and implement in their school placements. This article describes an action research study that examines teaching…
Descriptors: Seminars, Theory Practice Relationship, Action Research, Critical Thinking
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Howard, Christy M.; Moret, Lanette; Faulconer, Johna; Cannon, Tanya; Tomlin, Amanda – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine undergraduate students' perceptions of the benefits of a college reading and study skills course. Researchers have found that even with increased emphasis on college readiness, many students continue to enter college unprepared for the rigorous academic expectations they may face. With this in mind, this…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Study Skills, Skill Development
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Kenney, Christine – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2018
The dreaded blank stares, looking down at a phone, or the student who falls asleep. University instructors know students who demonstrate these behaviors and have watched them disengage during class. Students might wish to engage, but may not know how. The purpose of this article is to examine the use of contribution strategies with undergraduate…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Centered Learning, College Faculty, Student Behavior
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Hover, Ashlee B. – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2018
A kindergarten teacher used action research to examine how literature, audio books, homework, and Apple iPod Shuffles can be combined to encourage and improve literacy at home. The research participants consisted of 16 kindergarten students in Middle Tennessee and their parents. The kindergarten students took home a tote bag with the following…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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