Murray State University

Summer 2019 Keep Summit Two


Kentucky Research to Practice
Summer Special Edition
Summer 2019 KEEP Summit Two
September 2019

Kentucky Teacher Education Journal- KEEP Summit Two

The KEEP Summit was an exciting research collaboration between professors and students. This edition of the journal comprises articles written about Teacher Candidate's Perspectives on Trauma Informed Teaching as related to classroom management and evidence-based practices. Teacher collaboration with community partners enhancing clinical practices discusses pedagogy to improve teacher education programs. Choice as an antecedent intervention for children with emotional and behavioral disabilities and disorders is discussed in another thoughtful article. How to use music therapy in the educational system to provide benefits for students with social, emotional, and behavioral needs as a therapy is yet another article provided within this issue of the journal. And finally, looking into the importance of teacher behaviors to increase student success in the classroom- Are the teachers prepared to meet the needs of the emotional and behavioral disordered students?

Classroom dynamics and diversity continues to change as the social structures of the world around us changes. Our interventions and strategies will need to learn to adapt and change in order to help our students learn to be successful in our ever-changing and highly evolving world around us.

The researchers and authors found within this issue of KTEJ have taken tried and true interventions, synthesized the information and created new applications and found useful new ways to apply these strategies for our millennial and generation Z students in our diverse classrooms. No longer are the one size fits all accommodations and adaptations going to work. Truly individualized instruction must be considered.

Thank you for taking the time to read about the interventions, research, and strategies presented within this Volume and Issue of KTEJ.


Jamie Mahoney