NCLB: The Myth, The History, The Reality

NCLB: The Myth, The History, The Reality

Date: October 5, 2011
Creator: Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This presentation is part of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on No Child Left Behind. In this presentation, the author discusses the law's impact on curricula and student learning, particularly in mathematics.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Education
The Action of Action Research: An Analysis of Action Research Projects Completed in the UNT/Denton ISD PDS

The Action of Action Research: An Analysis of Action Research Projects Completed in the UNT/Denton ISD PDS

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Potter, Codi & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This paper discusses an analysis of action research projects completed in the UNT/Denton Independent School District (ISD). Action research is the inquiry part of a Professional Development School (PDS) model that all UNT elementary education, pre-service teacher/student interns complete with mentor teachers during student teaching.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Student Engagement and the Effects on Academics

Student Engagement and the Effects on Academics

Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Sikes, Megan & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This presentation discusses research on student engagement in class and the effects on academics.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Higher Order Thinking Homework vs. Formula Driven Homework

Higher Order Thinking Homework vs. Formula Driven Homework

Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Woods, Tamra & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This presentation discusses research on higher order thinking homework versus formula driven homework. The authors wanted to find out whether assigning homework that consisted of a few questions that required higher order thinking or assigning homework that required rote, procedural thinking would yield stronger results on assessments.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
The Effects of Using Manipulatives in Middle School Mathematics Tutoring

The Effects of Using Manipulatives in Middle School Mathematics Tutoring

Date: April 2, 2009
Creator: Sanders, Rachael & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This presentation discusses research on the effects of using manipulatives in middle school mathematics tutoring. This research was conducted during the author's PDS I internship. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the effect of using a different approach to teaching math. This presentation describes the testing and the post-testing for this research and the results.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Connections Between Mathematics Research and Practices Used in Classrooms

Connections Between Mathematics Research and Practices Used in Classrooms

Date: April 2, 2009
Creator: Rogers, Kasey & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This presentation discusses research on connections between mathematics research and practices used in classrooms. The author looks at what the relationships are between class observations, research, and methods course theories. The author hypothesizes that the experiences of the author in the math methods course and outside research will directly align with the teaching practices and learning processes that the author observed in fifth grade classrooms. This presentation describes the methodology, observations, connections, time management results, teacher instruction results, student learning results, and the conclusions and implications of the research.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
The Effect of Exchanging Play Time Privileges for Silent Work Time on Academic Failure Rates

The Effect of Exchanging Play Time Privileges for Silent Work Time on Academic Failure Rates

Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Smith, Grace & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This presentation discusses a research study on the effect of exchanging play time privileges for silent work time on academic failure rates. The study examined whether replacing a usual bi-weekly playtime with silent work time for students with a failing average in at least one class would motivate students to raise their grade to passing.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
The Effects of Tutoring with Concrete Manipulatives and Real Life Concepts

The Effects of Tutoring with Concrete Manipulatives and Real Life Concepts

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Hughes, Kiley & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This presentation discusses research on the effects of tutoring with concrete manipulatives and real life concepts.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Effectiveness of Growth Plans in Kindergarten Classrooms

Effectiveness of Growth Plans in Kindergarten Classrooms

Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Leslie, Rachel & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This presentation discusses research on the effectiveness of growth plans in kindergarten classrooms. During the 2009-2010 school year, two teachers from the kindergarten team at McNair Elementary School implemented a new behavior modification plan in hopes that it would allow the students an opportunity to take responsibility for their own behavior. Through the use of growth plans and contracts, the teaching team attempted to modify the behavior of a select few kindergarten students.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
The Effectiveness of the Growth Plan On Student Behavior

The Effectiveness of the Growth Plan On Student Behavior

Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Leaverton, Analee & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This presentation discusses an action research project that studied the effect of growth plan interventions on kindergarten students' increased appropriate behavior in class kindergarten students.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
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