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The Tech-Savvy Teacher: Instruction in a 1:1 Learning Environment
Keywords: 1:1 learning; evaluation; instructional practice; laptop initiative; technology
A research team conducted an evaluation of a laptop initiative in 18 North Carolina high schools through administrator, teacher, and student focus groups; teacher and student surveys; and classroom observations. The study aimed to provide information about the value of the laptop initiative in enhancing student learning. In addition, it intended to identify challenges to the successful implementation of 1:1 programs, strategies for meeting those challenges, and services and supports needed to enable successful 1:1 programs throughout the state. This paper explores how the initiative affected instructional practice in areas such as technology use, communication, the role of the teacher, and the learning environment. It also discusses unique challenges for teachers in a 1:1 environment, as well as implications for educators and administrators.
Teacher Morale, Student Engagement, and Student Achievement Growth in Reading: A Correlational Study
Jenny T. Sabin
Gardner-Webb University, email@example.com
This research study explored the current state of teacher morale in fourth and fifth grade classrooms in three low socio-economic schools in North Carolina. Additional research questions address correlational relationships among the variables of teacher morale, student engagement, and student achievement growth as measured by the NC Teacher Working Conditions Survey, Van Amburg Active Learning Inventory Tool, and the NC End of Grade reading tests, respectively. This study found no significant relationships among the primary variables of teacher morale, student engagement, and student achievement growth. However, significant relationships were found between increasing student engagement and an increase in the number of adults present during reading instruction, as well as an increase in student engagement with small group instruction. A final positive relationship discovered in this study was between the teacher morale construct of teacher leadership and student achievement growth.
4 RECOMENDED CITATION LINE
Recommended Citation: Sabin, Jenny T. (2015) “Teacher Morale, Student Engagement, and Student Achievement Growth in Reading: A Correlational Study,” Journal of Organizational & Educational Leadership: Vol. 1: Iss. 1, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.gardner-webb.edu/joel/vol1/iss1/5
November 2017 brings a new big-screen version of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, this time simply titled The Grinch. At CinemaCon, Illumination (the animation studio behind Despicable Me and Minions) announced the actor who would be voicing the yuletide-loathing Grinch in the new film. The new Grinch is none other than Benedict Cumberbatch,…
This issue explores two distinct themes: the internationalism of pop art in the 1960s and 1970s and the writings of the nineteenth-century critic William Hazlitt. Works by pop artists from Argentina, Brazil, France and Yugoslavia are examined in relation to local and global contexts, while Hazlitt’s aesthetic theories, rhetorical devices and literary influences are analysed through close readings of individual texts. Complementing the papers on pop art is an article investigating the wax effigies created by American artists Paul Thek and Lynn Hershman Leeson.