Factors Influencing Student Retention in Further Education

Factors Influencing Student Retention in Further Education

By Karen Fell

Today’s tertiary education sector is, more than ever, challenged by funding constraints. In further education (FE), sustaining student numbers and retention of students are critical to the survival of institutions and high on the agenda for leaders. This study, conducted in a south Lincolnshire college during the 2015-16 academic year, was devised in recognition of this phenomenon. A case study was conducted involving use of a focus group, …

Stamford, ENG, GB
Grantee Research Outcome: High School to Community College – Preparing For Transition

Grantee Research Outcome: High School to Community College – Preparing For Transition

By Daniela Azuela; Becky May; Rina Ortega

The main goal of the project was to provide high school seniors with the knowledge and preparation necessary to thrive in their educational experience once they move on to Community College. A collaborative action research team developed a program to reach the project goal. Students participated in guidance lessons, an online application process and group discussions. By the end of the program, seniors …

Fremont, CA, US
LMSVEF Grantee Research Proposal: Effects of mindfulness instruction on children’s cognitive and behavioral readiness for learning

LMSVEF Grantee Research Proposal: Effects of mindfulness instruction on children’s cognitive and behavioral readiness for learning

By Kathryn Eaton

Learning and practicing skills such as mindfulness and yoga may provide students with tools they need to self-regulate and manage the increasing demands placed upon them in the classroom. Incorporating mindfulness and yoga would provide the opportunity to reduce problems in school such as inattentiveness or acting out, while fostering skills for positive mental health. ..

Spring Valley, CA
LMSVEF Grantee Research Proposal: Utilizing Media as a Platform for Student Engagement

LMSVEF Grantee Research Proposal: Utilizing Media as a Platform for Student Engagement

By Ann Asaro; Jan Richards

There are various ways to increase student engagement. In this action research I will focus on media to find whether they can play important roles in student engagement through building relationships. Media, such as blogging and applications will be used to engage students in activities that challenge them to question, ponder, and persevere. Using media as a platform, venues and opportunities will be created for students …

La Mesa, CA
What Impact Do Early Language Interventions Have On Children’s Language Development?

What Impact Do Early Language Interventions Have On Children’s Language Development?

By ELLA TUXFORD

The project began with goals which aimed (a) to deepen my understanding of early interventions in children’s language development, (b) to strengthen my practice in designing and implementing classroom interventions, and (c) to analyse the impact that they have. Meeting the first goal provided an in-depth look at the research that surrounds early intervention and …

Nottingham, ENG, GB
Grantee Research Proposal: High School to Community College Program – Preparing for Transition

Grantee Research Proposal: High School to Community College Program – Preparing for Transition

By Daniela Azuela; Becky May; Rina Ortega

The main goal of the project is to provide high-school seniors with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in their educational experience once they move on to community college. Students will participate in guidance lessons, online application exercises, and group discussions. By the end of the program, seniors will understand the community college system and the transfer process …

Fremont, CA, US
Engaging children and parents in Homework

Engaging children and parents in Homework

By Claire Dunn

The goal of this project was to re-write a whole school approach to homework to fully engage children and parents in this aspect of learning. Surveys completed by children and parents as part of this research project indicated dissatisfaction on both parts with the previous approach to homework. In school, we work hard to develop confident, independent learners who are able to reflect on their learning …

Doncaster, ENG, GB
LMSVEF Grantee Research Proposal: Comparing the effects of two different tap instructional strategies

LMSVEF Grantee Research Proposal: Comparing the effects of two different tap instructional strategies

By Madeline Tehan

The goal of this project is to compare the effectiveness of two tap-dancing strategies in middle-school students: a) whole group instruction followed by whole group practice and b) whole group instruction followed by independent practice. The effectiveness of the tap instructional strategies will be observed throughout the tap instruction units by comparing students’ learning behaviors and …

La Mesa, CA
In the Zone: Emotion Regulation in the Classroom

In the Zone: Emotion Regulation in the Classroom

By Rachel Scherz

Considering the significant relationship between feelings and learning, practitioners and researchers agree that support for emotion regulation occupies a valuable place in the classroom. In an attempt to support students and teachers at an …

Encinitas, CA, US
Promoting Social-Emotional Learning Using Strong Start

Promoting Social-Emotional Learning Using Strong Start

By Louise Lindgren

Social-emotional learning has a positive impact on school climate and promotes academic, social, and emotional benefits for students (McKevitt, 2012). The purpose of this action research was to find whether instruction in social and emotional skills will help young students develop their social and emotional functioning in the classroom. This action research provides evidence regarding a classroom-based …

Castro Valley, CA, US
Increasing Attendance One Student at a Time

Increasing Attendance One Student at a Time

By Allyson Wilkins; Tonya Edrington

In implementing four lunchtime lessons on various Attendance related topics such as attendance review, ways to stay healthy, and ways to ensure daily attendance, I was able provide the fourth-grade students with information about the importance of attending school each day as well as some helpful ways that they can enable themselves to plan strategies to pursue school attendance. After these activities with a particular class, attendance in …

Poway, CA, US
Book Club

Book Club

By Caroline Askew

The goals of this action research were twofold: increase reading and decrease wasted funds on books that children do not want to read. A book club was held in the school library twice a week for six weeks. Student participants received weekly prizes as an incentive to come to meetings, with drawings held regularly for free books, bookmarks, bags, and other prizes related to reading. At the beginning and end of each book club, students answered survey questions about their reading habits, …

Windsor, MO, US
Promoting Leadership Skills Through Social-Emotional Learning

Promoting Leadership Skills Through Social-Emotional Learning

By Brittney Da Rosa

This action research project explored the impact of a Social-Emotional Learning curriculum, Strong Kids, on promoting positive prosocial behaviors within a group of male students in a sixth grade Mild Moderate Special Day Class Day Class. The goal of the project was to assist students …

Livermore, CA, US