Journal of the Effective Schools Project, Volume 18, 2011 Page: 61
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Tarleton's education majors
shared that the Week in the
Schools partnership with West-
park Elementary was an extreme-
ly important constructivist learn-
ing experience, and many noted
the connections between this ex-
perience and concepts presented
throughout their education cours-
es. The education majors stated
that this experience showed them
the importance of classroom man-
agement, time management, and
how to create an effective learn-
ing environment. Tarleton's edu-
cation majors were very apprecia-
tive of the support from the West-
park Elementary teachers and im-
pressed with the technology uti-
lized in every classroom. In addi-
tion to knowledge gained con-
cerning instructional strategies,
classroom management tech-
niques, and positive interactions
with children, the education ma-
jors shared additional insights
from the Week in the Schools ex-
perience. Patricia Wiedebusch
shared that she now understood
the importance of structure, rou-
tine, and disinfectant. Jennifer
Miller exclaimed, "Invest in com-
Tarleton State University. (2010).
Keeping it R.E.A.L.: Real-
World Experiences Applied to
Learning. Retrieved from http://
Laurie A. McAdams is an assis-
tant professor at Tarleton State
University. She has taught in pub-
lic schools in Florida and Texas.
McAdams received an Ed.D. from
Tarleton State University. McAd-
ams works closely with Fort
Worth Independent School Dis-
trict and currently serves as presi-
dent of the Fort Worth Council of
the Independent Reading Associa-
Jennifer B. Copen is a Tarleton
State University undergraduate
student in the Teacher Education
Program. Copen attends classes at
the Southwest Metroplex location
and is an EC-6 Generalist major
with ESL certification. Copen will
graduate in May 2011.
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Tarleton State University. Effective Schools Project. Journal of the Effective Schools Project, Volume 18, 2011, periodical, 2011; Stephenville, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201694/m1/65/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.