Honors Projects


Evan SpoonerFollow


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

Heath Diehl

First Advisor Department

Honors Program

Second Advisor

Allan Emery

Second Advisor Department


Third Advisor

Jay Jones

Third Advisor Department

General Studies Writing

Publication Date

Spring 2014