Tracey Garrett
Associate Professor Email: Tgarrett@rider.edu
Phone Number: 609-896-5347
Department Name:
Teacher Education
Office Location:
Memorial 102L

Faculty Office Hours

Role: 
Faculty
Title: 
Associate Professor
Email: 
Tgarrett@rider.edu
Phone Number: 
609-896-5347
Department Name: 
Teacher Education
Office Location: 
Memorial 102L

Academic Background

  • Ed.D Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Rutgers Graduate School of Education
  • M.A. Counselor Education, Kean University
  • B.S. in Elementary Education, East Stroudsburg University
  • B.S. Psychology, East Stroudsburg University

Courses Taught

Context of Schooling, Effective Classroom Management and Student Teaching Seminar

Research Interests

Classroom management, student motivation, cultural diversity

Recent Accomplishments

Creation of Classroom Management Essentials, a mobile application for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Website: www.ClassroomManagementEssentials.com

Selected Publications

  • Garrett, T. (2010). Balancing caring and order. New Teacher Advocate, 17(4), 12-13.
  • Garrett, T., Barr, J., Rothman, T. (2009). Perspectives on caring in the classroom: Do they vary according to ethnicity or grade level? Adolescence, 44(175), 505-522.
  • Garrett, T. (2009). A Teacher Educator’s Journey: Reflections on the challenges of teaching culturally relevant classroom management. Teaching and Learning: The Journal of Natural Inquiry and Reflective Practice, 23(3), 111-119.
  • Garrett, T. (2008). Student– and teacher– centered classroom management: A case study of three elementary teachers. Journal of Classroom Interaction, 43(1), 34-47.
  • Garrett, T. (2007). Are you a “good” teacher? The NJEA Review, November 6-8.
  • Garrett, T. (2003). Book Review. [Review of the book being good: rethinking classroom management and student discipline] Theory Into Practice: Classroom Management in a Diverse Society, 42(4), 351–352.

Selected Presentations

  • Garrett, T., Casey, H. (2010). Changing times, changing practice: Jennifer’s journey. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Nation Council for Teachers of English. Orlando, Florida.
  • Garrett, T. (2010). Creating active learning in the classroom. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of New Jersey Educators’ Association. Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  • Garrett, T. (2009). A teacher educator’s journey: The challenges of teaching culturally relevant classroom management. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Diego, California.
  • Garrett, T. (2008). Classroom management: Why beginning teachers struggle. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of New Jersey Educators’ Association. Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  • Garrett, T. (2007). Situating teaching: Investigating the organization and management systems of language arts classrooms. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for Teachers of English. New York City, New York.
  • Garrett, T. (2007). Relationships: The missing piece of classroom management. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of New Jersey Educators’ Association. Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  • Garrett, T., Forsbach-Rothman, T., & Barr, J. (2007). Perspectives on caring in the classroom: Do they vary according to ethnicity or grade level? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Barr, J., Garrett, T., & Forsbach-Rothman, T. (2006). Caring classrooms: A comparison across ethnic groups and grade levels. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association. Kerhonkson, New York.
  • Garrett, T. (2006). Classroom management beliefs and practices: What are they and are they consistent? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association. Kerhonkson, New York.
  • Garrett, T. (2006). Student– and teacher– centered classroom management: A case study of three teachers’ beliefs and practices. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, California.
  • Garrett, T. (2005). Student–centered teachers’ approaches to classroom management. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association. Kerhonkson, New York.
  • Garrett, T. (2004). Behaviorist or constructivist: The relationship between two teachers’ instructional and managerial strategies. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Diego, California.

Other Professional Activities

Over 175 professional development workshops provided to elementary schools throughout New Jersey on the following topics:

  • Classroom management
  • Increasing Student Motivation
  • Flexible Grouping in the Classroom
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • The Power of Caring in the Classroom
  • Active Learning in the Classroom

Personal Interests

Spending time with my family, especially my husband and new son, Jason, traveling, reading, exercising and relaxing on the beach.