Wing Institute 2020 Research Grant Awarded to Karen Robbie

June 8, 2020

The Wing Institute would like to announce the 2020-21 student research grant recipient, Karen Robbie. Karen is a Ph.D. candidate in Prevention and Intervention studies at the University of Maine and has been a classroom teacher of 23 years. Karen currently teaches and supervises pre-service teachers by providing students with the most current research and modeling of effective practices.

Her research project is titled: Using Peer Supports to Improve Positive-to-Negative Teacher/Student Interaction Ratios by Novice Teacher. Over time, novice teachers have the potential to impact a large number of individual students positively. But to maximize new teacher effectiveness, novice teachers need the necessary supports to develop practical classroom instruction skills to improve student outcomes and increase new teacher’s job satisfaction and promote a productive career. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention, using natural implementers, that can be used in schools regardless of their resource capacity.