Through the use of empirical research and a personal reflection journal, this project examines how differing teaching styles between mentor and student teachers affect student learning and offers a chronicling of my experiences running a classroom for the first time. Several sources were utilized for this project including pre and post-assessment surveys to study the negative or positive impact my teaching had in the classroom, one video-recorded lesson, and a reflection journal covering my experiences each day in class. The results indicate that most students were able to adapt to the teaching style, and in some cases felt their learning was aided by it. This reflections aspect of this project also allowed me the opportunity to assess my strengths and weaknesses and an educator.
Integrated Language Arts Education
First Advisor Department
Second Advisor Department
Third Advisor Department
General Studies Writing
Spooner, Evan, "Teaching Styles and Teacher Growth" (2014). Honors Projects. 135.