Expert Teacher Strategies within the Context of a University-Based Summer Program 公开

Wojnilower, Marissa (2011)

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Expert Strategies within the Context of a University-Based Summer Program
By Marissa D. Wojnilower
Teacher quality is of critical importance in narrowing the achievement gap. Doug Lemov's
(2010) book, Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College
identified techniques that were commonly used among teachers who were documented to have
been effective in reducing achievement gaps. In this paper, Lemov's findings are used as a
framework to structure my own observations of four teachers, previously identified as expert, in
a Southeast University-based summer program. These four teachers had no prior knowledge of
Lemov's work. My research investigated 1) to what extend the techniques of the teachers at the
summer program followed or differed from those in Lemov's book, 2) the techniques from
Lemov's research that were and were not observed, and 3) the rationale that the teachers
provided for their choice of techniques. I observed each of the teachers during four of their
classes and then conducted follow-up interviews related to my three research questions and my
observations of their teaching. Results showed that twenty-eight of Lemov's forty-nine strategies
were observed in the four teachers. Lemov's "most important" strategy of cold calling was not
used by any of the teachers and a technique of announcing a warning time was used by all four
teachers but not mentioned in the book. Further research should be done in school settings during
the normal school year to see if the results are still similar. Policy recommendations for initial
teacher certification, the professional development of practicing teachers, and future research are
described.

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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Problem........... 1

Chapter 2: Literature Review........... 6

Unequal Education in the United States..... 6

Measures of Teacher Quality..... 7

Stevenson and Stigler Study..... 9

Lemov's Book Teach Like A Champion..... 12

Chapter 3: Methods........... 19

Participants..... 19

Data Collection..... 20

Data Analysis..... 22

Chapter 4: Results........... 24
Individual Teacher Findings and Charts........... 24


Frequency Chart and Findings........... 46


Interviews........... 49

Chapter 5: Discussion, Recommendations and Conclusions........... 52

Discussion..... 52

Limitations..... 55

Conclusions..... 57

References........... 60


Appendix........... 62






List of Tables

Table 1: Lemov's 49 Techniques........... 13

Table 2: Observed Strategies Implemented by Jim........... 25

Table 3: Observed Strategies Implemented by Alison........... 27

Table 4: Observed Strategies Implemented by Aaron........... 30

Table 5: Observed Strategies Implemented by Ellen........... 31

Table 6: Combined Teacher Observation Frequency Chart........... 36

Table 7: Techniques Used by All Four Summer Program Teachers........... 53

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