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McCormick, Jazarae K.; Brady, Michael P.; Morris, John D.; Heiser, Lawrence A.; Miller, Katie M. – Teacher Educator, 2019
Multiple threats to validity and reliability exist when value-added models (VAMs) rely wholly on standardized assessments to measure the relationship between teachers and their K-12 students' learning gains. Research on a curriculum-based VAM, built on evidence-based practices, continues to establish an explicit link between teacher candidates'…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Competencies, Preservice Teachers
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Howell, Penny B.; Rintamaa, Margaret; Faulkner, Shawn; DiCicco, Mike – Teacher Educator, 2019
Utilizing technology to connect three geographically separate institutions within the same state and drawing on Bhabba, and Zeichner's notions of third space, four teacher educators developed an opportunity for the middle-level teacher candidates from each university to simultaneously observe a live classroom teaching event virtually while…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Virtual Classrooms
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Barnes, Nicole; Fives, Helenrose; Matthews, Jamaal Sharif; SaizdeLaMora, Kit Marie – Teacher Educator, 2018
We examined 179 teachers' perceptions of their own classroom practices and their school's motivational climate to illuminate the ways these perceptions work in concert. Using teachers' responses to two scales of the Patterns of Adaptive Learning Survey, a cluster analysis revealed three profiles of teachers described as cluster 1:" Aligned:…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Fives, Helenrose; Barnes, Nicole; Dacey, Charity; Gillis, Anna – Teacher Educator, 2016
We conducted a content analysis of 27 assessment textbooks to determine how assessment planning was framed in texts for preservice teachers. We identified eight assessment planning themes: alignment, assessment purpose and types, reliability and validity, writing goals and objectives, planning specific assessments, unpacking, overall assessment…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Lesson Plans, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Textbook Evaluation
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Bergman, Daniel – Teacher Educator, 2015
This study examined the effects of audio and video self-recording on preservice teachers' written reflections. Participants (n = 201) came from a secondary teaching methods course and its school-based (clinical) fieldwork. The audio group (n[subscript A] = 106) used audio recorders to monitor their teaching in fieldwork placements; the video group…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Video Technology, Protocol Materials
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Poth, Cheryl; Pei, Jacqueline; Job, Jenelle M.; Wyper, Katherine – Teacher Educator, 2014
The value of research-informed classroom practices is well recognized and thus this qualitative study was designed to explore, from multiple perspectives, the experiences and influences of classroom practices for students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). The inductive analysis of 11 focus groups and three interviews involving 60…
Descriptors: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Teaching Methods, Intention, Reflection
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Shoffner, Melanie; Sedberry, Tiffany; Alsup, Janet; Johnson, Tara Star – Teacher Educator, 2014
This article explores the place of teacher dispositions in English teacher preparation by contextualizing the issue of dispositions in English teacher preparation. This allows consideration for the importance of developing professional dispositions during English teacher preparation by recognizing that various stakeholders (teacher educators,…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Educators
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Chesnut, Steven R.; Cullen, Theresa A. – Teacher Educator, 2014
This study was designed to examine the effects of self-efficacy, expectations of future work environment, and emotional intelligence on preservice teacher commitment to the teaching profession on a sample of 209 preservice teachers. The purpose of the study was to add to the existing knowledge surrounding preservice teacher commitment and promote…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Self Efficacy, Work Environment, Emotional Intelligence
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Caudle, Lori A.; Jung, Min-Jung; Fouts, Hillary N.; Wallace, Heather S. – Teacher Educator, 2014
Observations of preservice teachers often lack information about specific strategies they use when guiding children's behavior. This study investigated how preservice teachers used verbal and non-verbal behavior modification techniques within structured and transition classroom contexts. Using an on-the-mark 20- second observe and 10-second record…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Observation, Teacher Student Relationship