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Krishnamurthy, Gopal – New Educator, 2019
This is a study of my dramatized narrative based on a true story of what took place in a mathematics class in an international school setting. My narrative includes the exploration of a mathematical "mistake" and the discovery of newly emergent problems. The drama, commentary, and reflections provide a close examination of the conduct…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, International Schools, Error Patterns, Teaching Methods
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Kleyn, Tatyana; Alulema, Daniela; Khalifa, Farah; Morales Romero, Areli – New Educator, 2018
Undocumented students and their families are in the crossfire as the Trump administration has taken an aggressive stance to criminalize, deport, and degrade them. Through the testimonios of three undocumented immigrant college students and graduates, this article sheds light on their memorable moments in high school and college to extract lessons…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Curriculum, Educational Environment, Student Needs
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Ryan, Michael; Taylor, Monica; Barone, Amanda; Della Pesca, Leslie; Durgana, Sona; Ostrowski, Kelly; Piccirillo, Tonianne; Pikaard, Kelly – New Educator, 2017
Too often, because of the static nature of schools and the dominant existence of high-stakes testing, professional learning for teachers is determined by administrators or policy and is facilitated by those who are not part of the school community using prepackaged programs. These initiatives run counter to authentic teacher inquiry where teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Teacher Leadership, Scholarship, Inquiry
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MacDonald, Michelina; Weller, Kristin – New Educator, 2017
Practitioner inquiry is an alternative form of professional learning that can result in significant changes in teacher practice and student learning. We share our evolution as teacher learners within our classrooms and teacher leaders within our school as we progressed through 10 years of continuous cycles of practitioner inquiry. Beginning as…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teacher Role, Faculty Development, Educational Practices
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Bower-Phipps, Laura; Klecka, Cari Van Senus; Sature, Amanda L. – New Educator, 2016
Understanding how experienced teachers share and articulate effective mentoring practices can guide efforts to prepare quality mentors. This qualitative study focused on mentoring practices within a teacher-designed student-teaching program conceptualized while the mentor teachers within the program were students in a graduate-level mentoring…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Role, Qualitative Research, Student Teaching
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Coffman, Ann Nutter – New Educator, 2015
New teachers are often left to their own devices to navigate the policy world without necessarily having the strategies and tools to advocate for themselves or more experienced teachers to help guide them. More senior teachers may report a feeling of helplessness as curriculum and policy changes occur around them without necessarily considering…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Teaching Experience, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Berry, Barnett – New Educator, 2015
The prospects for a high-quality public education system for all students hinge on expanded roles for teachers. In particular, districts and states must create hybrid positions for teacherpreneurs: classroom experts who teach students regularly but also have time, space, and reward to spread their ideas and practices to colleagues as well as…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Public Education, Teacher Role, Teacher Influence
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Felton, Mathew D.; Koestler, Courtney – New Educator, 2015
As social-justice mathematics teacher educators, we have always engaged and supported the prospective and practicing teachers in our classes in critical reflection about mathematics and the teaching and learning of mathematics (Felton, 2010, 2012; Felton & Koestler, 2012; Koestler, 2012). Although there are different notions, purposes, and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Reflection, Critical Thinking, Faculty Development
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Kelly-Jackson, Charlease – New Educator, 2015
Teacher-education programs continue to face the challenge of improving the preparation of teachers for diversity in particular racially diverse and low-income students. Certain factors such as dispositions, self-reflection, and prior experiences contribute to preservice teachers' attitudes and beliefs toward diversity and social justice issues.…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education Programs, Student Diversity, Disadvantaged Environment
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Niemi, Hannele; Isopahkala-Bouret, Ulpukka – New Educator, 2015
The article introduces how the Finnish educational system has been moved systematically towards equal opportunities for all learners. It also describes how principles of equity and lifelong learning are tied together and what consequences this has had on teachers' professional role. Finally, the article reflects on what kind of studies and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Lifelong Learning, Teaching (Occupation)
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Seidel, Steve – New Educator, 2014
Written for the general public, this article unpacks the "dialogue gap" in education and raises concerns about what can happen when groups dependent on one another are not talking. Part of the problem involves a matter of scale; policymakers rarely talk about children as individuals as opposed to as aggregates. The larger policy context…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Officials, Standardized Tests, Educational Assessment
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Miller, Paul Chamness; Mikulec, Erin A. – New Educator, 2014
In recent years, queer youth have been in the media spotlight on issues ranging from attending prom to suicide. As novice teachers adapt to their new profession, in order to truly meet the needs of all students, they must understand the variety of issues that impact their success. Where this topic is concerned, this article fills a major gap in…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Student Characteristics, Knowledge Level, Teacher Attitudes
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Snow, Jennifer L.; Martin, Susan M. – New Educator, 2014
In this article, we describe our inquiry and confess how our work as teacher educators weaves through multiple contexts and roles to reinforce a stronger enactment and construction of knowledge and practical relevance. We examined the complex nature of teacher education roles through collaborative self-study. Questions included the following: What…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Role, Teacher Educator Education, Self Evaluation (Groups)
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Cooper, Jewell E.; He, Ye – New Educator, 2013
The purpose of this study was to document four novice secondary teachers' experiences as they progressed from the last year in their teacher education program through their first three years of teaching. Autobiographies, interviews, and focus groups were conducted to record their stories as novice teachers. In addition to the development of their…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Autobiographies, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Mangin, Melinda M.; Dunsmore, KaiLonnie – New Educator, 2013
This study examines the enactment of literacy coaching--one kind of formal teacher leader role--in two districts using data collected from daily activity logs and weekly interviews with 6 coaches over 7 weeks. To provide an in-depth examination, we highlight the case of Diane, a full-time literacy coach working at two elementary schools in one…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Coaching (Performance), Literacy, Qualitative Research
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