Date of Award
Open Access Master's Thesis
School of Educational Studies
© 2019 Katherine E Cooke
In order to educate my students in my first year of teaching, I embarked upon a research project that would allow me to get to know their strengths and needs in addition to identifying my own possible biases and pre-conceived educational ideas. My research spreads from my own life to the lives of three focus students from various populations: one English learner, one student who receives special education services, and one student who has had significant life experiences that might contribute to his academic work. I interviewed all three students and their families to develop an action plan to help support their work this year. In an effort to better understand their lives, I also researched the school itself and the surrounding city by interviewing community members and referencing statistics online. Ultimately with all of this information I was able to create an action plan for each student using educational strategies from various sources that supported their academic growth this year.
Cooke, Katherine. (2019). Memories of the Teacher: A Reflection of Enduring Ideals. CGU Theses & Dissertations, 140. https://scholarship.claremont.edu/cgu_etd/140.
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