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Gardner, Ronald L.; Stephens-Pisecco, Tammy L. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
An educator's function exceeds traditional subject teaching. It includes monitoring and enhancing a child's physical and emotional well-being. Today's children face a plethora of risks and educators are on the front line of the defensive. To build childhood fortitude, the authors call on teachers to become aware of the characteristics of…
Descriptors: Children, Resilience (Psychology), Trauma, Child Abuse
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McDaniel, Sara C.; Besnoy, Kevin D. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
In many cases, the school failure cycle begins in elementary school for students with specific risk factors. Young students with learning difficulties and behavioral problems require a timely and sufficient program to prevent poor school outcomes. After-school mentoring programs are effective in providing meaningful relationships, structure, and…
Descriptors: Cross Age Teaching, Peer Teaching, Mentors, Elementary School Students
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Cain Swoszowski, Nicole; Hart Rollins, Lauren – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Classroom management is a leading factor in teacher attrition, with novice teachers citing behavior intervention as their biggest concern in the classroom (Adera & Bullock, 2010; Chaplain, 2008; Coronado, 2011; Paquette & Rieg, 2016; Rieg, Paquette, & Chen, 2007; Schlichte, Yssel, & Merbler, 2005; Vesely, Saklofske, &…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Intervention, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior
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Hovey, Katrina A.; Miller, Rhonda D.; Kiru, Elisheba W.; Gerzel-Short, Lydia; Wei, Yan; Kelly, Jerae – Preventing School Failure, 2019
General education teachers are challenged with meeting the unique instructional needs of every learner in their classrooms, which increasingly include English learners (ELs) and students with learning disabilities (LD). This article uses vignettes to demonstrate how a middle school content teacher uses five strategies: building prior knowledge,…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Evidence Based Practice, English Language Learners, Learning Disabilities
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Bouck, Emily C.; Park, Jiyoon; Bouck, Mary K.; Sprick, Jessica; Buckland, Angela – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Response to intervention (RtI) in secondary schools is a viable option for mathematics, but limited research exists. In the study, students who received just Tier 1 (i.e., general education mathematics class) and students who received both Tier 1 and Tier 2 (i.e., a math lab) completed a pretest and posttest of grade-level content. The results…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle School Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Response to Intervention
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Hoffman, Tracey K.; Kuvalanka, Katherine A. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
The present qualitative study examines the insights of child care teachers regarding behavior problems of young children in their classrooms. The number of children being suspended or expelled from child care programs has risen significantly over the last 10 years in the United States. Therefore, the purpose of the current investigation is to gain…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Student Behavior
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Malczyk, Benjamin R.; Lawson, Hal A. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
A substantial body of research focuses on student achievement and the characteristics of schools that regularly produce it. While academic achievement is an important variable to measure, student engagement serves as a related and highly influential variable that merits more attention, particularly as it relates to preventative interventions.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Family Involvement, Parent Participation, Learner Engagement
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Slattery, Lindsey C.; George, Heather Peshak; Kern, Laura – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Bullying is a label or word often considered a subset of aggressive behavior distinguished from other forms of aggression because it occurs repeatedly and involves individuals of unequal power (Frey et al., 2005; Olweus, 1993a). Despite researchers' efforts at establishing a uniform definition, others continue to attribute other meanings to the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Definitions, Power Structure, Violence
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Chelkowski, Lisa; Yan, Zheng; Asaro-Saddler, Kristie – Preventing School Failure, 2019
The purpose of this literature review is to examine new research evidence on the use of mobile devices with students with disabilities across education settings. After a search of the literature, 63 empirical articles met the inclusion criteria. Using a conceptual framework, we examine the literature on who is using the devices, what specific…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Assistive Technology, Students with Disabilities, Special Education
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Frank, Jennifer L. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
The purpose of this study was to establish empirical benchmarks for the rate of student discipline in public alternative schools in the United States and to identify normative rates of disciplinary infractions across different grade levels, gender, and racial groups. Participants included 15,846 students attending 108 alternative schools in 73…
Descriptors: Prevention, Academic Failure, Discipline, Student Behavior
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Zolkoski, Staci M. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) are at greater risk for academic failure and negative postschool outcomes when compared to other disability categories. It is important to learn how to promote protective factors for students with EBD to foster resilience. The purpose of the study was to examine the impact teachers have on…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Academic Failure
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Jozwik, Sara L.; Cuenca-Carlino, Yojanna; Mustian, April L.; Douglas, Karen H. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Simultaneous development of academic language and reading comprehension is critical for emerging bilingual students' academic success. With a focus on reading comprehension, this study extends the research on self-regulated strategy development (SRSD) to include emerging bilingual students with learning disabilities. Through a multiple probe…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Bilingualism, Academic Language, Reading Comprehension
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Hunter, William C.; Haydon, Todd – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Previous research has shown that a classroom management package can be used to prevent challenging behaviors and promote positive student behavior. Replicating and extending previous research, the purpose of this study was to investigate if a package of precorrection, explicit timing, and active supervision can have a positive effect across…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Classroom Techniques, Intervention, Middle School Students
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Nagro, Sarah A.; Hooks, Sara D.; Fraser, Dawn W. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
The purpose of the study was to understand current knowledge and implementation of a multitier system of support. The study focuses on tertiary interventions and uses input from teachers in a top education system who are responsible for implementing a Response to Intervention (RTI) framework daily. Sixty-three K-5 teachers were surveyed to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Response to Intervention, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Strickland-Cohen, Monica Kathleen; Pinkelman, Sarah E.; Jimerson, Jo Beth; Berg, Tricia A.; Pinkney, Christopher J.; McIntosh, Kent – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Function-based support is a widely researched and highly effective form of intervention for students with persistent problem behavior. However, individualized behavior support practices for students continue to be implemented inconsistently in school settings, and educators often use valuable resources adopting interventions that are not likely to…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Student Needs
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