In this study, the researchers analyzed stories told by students (n = 80) of their poorest K-12 teachers who behaved in an unprofessional manner. Nine dominant themes were identified: poor teaching; learning not occurring; poor communication with students; uncaring; no explanations; being overly emotional; high school teachers; off-task behaviors; and poor classroom management. Illustrative student stories were provided. Implications of these stories were discussed.
Gibson, Angela M.; Wang, Jinhao; and Slate, John R., "Teachers Behaving Unprofessionally: Stories from Students" (2009). School of Arts and Humanities. 4.
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