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Gardiner, Wendy – New Educator, 2017
This study seeks to contribute to the research on mentored induction by investigating the practices mentors employ in their work with new teachers in two high-need, high-poverty urban elementary schools. Informed by Schwille's (2008) temporal framework of "educative" mentoring practices occurring "inside" and…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Development, Teaching Methods
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Estapa, Anne; Pinnow, Rachel J.; Chval, Kathryn B. – New Educator, 2016
This two-year study investigated how an innovative video tool enhanced novice-teacher noticing abilities and instructional practice in relation to teaching mathematics to English language learners in third grade classrooms. Specifically, teachers viewed videos of their mathematics lessons that were filmed by Latino English language learners who…
Descriptors: Video Technology, English Language Learners, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Parker, Audra; Bush, Amanda; Yendol-Hoppey, Diane – New Educator, 2016
Teacher educators recognize that teacher candidates must have authentic, scaffolded opportunities to transform knowledge into practice. This study explores teacher candidates' engagement with teacher inquiry as a method for supporting professional development. Findings suggest teacher candidates differ tremendously in their responses to the…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Teacher Educators, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Teacher Education
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Twombly, Susan – New Educator, 2014
This article highlights the practices of administrators and master teachers who are trying to balance the needs for accountability, prescribed curriculum, and learning standards with a broader view of education that gives equal importance to skills not so easily quantified by standardized tests. The author makes a case for the use of careful…
Descriptors: Accountability, Student Needs, Observation, Role of Education
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Norman, Patricia J.; Golian, Katherine; Hooker, Heather – New Educator, 2005
Recently developed Professional Development School standards underscore the importance of professional learning community, inquiry, shared decision-making and a focus on student learning. These standards closely mirror the goals of "Critical Friends Groups," a significant movement in education to improve student achievement through…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Mentors, Teacher Collaboration, College School Cooperation