A Rising TIDE: Action and Reflection on Teaching in Diverse Environments
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A Rising Tide
Volume 3 - Summer 2010
The third volume of our journal features the work of 41 MAT candidates across 39 action research projects in 11 schools in St. Mary's County and Baltimore City. As has been the tradition, the interns' projects connected to goals outlined in their placement site's School Improvement Plans; thus, not only did the research enable the interns to grow individually as teachers, but it enabled them to contribute something to the sites that nurtured them throughout this rigorous year.
Our interns' interests were divergent—exploring such issues as the impact of culturally responsive teaching techniques on the learning environment, their students' experiences with bullying in school, the compatibility of teaching strategies recommended for English Language Learners with teaching strategies common in classrooms with native speakers, new methods for using reflection to guide both personal and student development in the classroom, and how teachers might be able to better engage parents and the broader community with the learning experience. However, the projects were all unified in a common goal: to improve the educational experience in a way that benefitted the students in their classes—particularly those who have been somehow marginalized in the educational experience. It is our goal that their work inspires those who read it—that they recognize the great potential in this new generation of teachers and feel the same hope we do for what their future students will learn from them.
Race & Culturally Responsive Teaching
Justine Hoewing, The experience of high-achieving Black students in a Kindergarten classroom
Ashlee Anderson, Using structured play in the primary classroom to build number sense
Engaging with the Community
April Morgan, CommunARTy: Community investment in preK-12 Visual Art
Rachel Clement & Chris Madrigal, Kidizens: Constructivist learning strategies to promote sustainability literacy
Melissa DeTorres, Investigating parent involvement in an elementary school
Jackie Reid, Improving parental involvement in a Title I school
Mihnlann Nguyen, Getting parents involved in students’ reading
Reflection & Other Tools of Self-Inquiry
Jennifer Cascio, Incorporating reflection into the classroom
The Learning Context
Kelly Carlson, Departmentalization in fifth grade
Cathy Brandt, Motivation in the biological sciences
English Language Learners
Meaghan McLoughlin & Katie Siguenza, Is the shelter for all students? Using sheltered instruction for mainstream government instruction
Jevanina Schettini, True inclusion: A case study of the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol
Brittany Vallecillo, Implementation of SIOP in an inclusive Kindergarten classroom
Rachel Welniak, ELL strategies: Beneficial to all students or just ELLs?
Fostering Literacy & Language
Behavior & Discipline
Ashley Bailer, Student perceptions of school discipline practices
Rebecca Tursell, Trends in behavioral referrals in a school-wide discipline plan