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Mary Ransdell

Clinical Assoc Professor

Instruction Curriculum Leadership

Office Location: The Millington Center

Phone: (901) 678-4848


  • ERIC Documents

    Ransdell, M. (2003). Cooperative learning in elementary classrooms. ERIC Document # 481104.  

  • Not peer reviewed section of an otherwise peer reviewed journal

    Moberly, D. A., Conway, K. D., and Ransdell, M. (2002). Helping teacher candidates become reflective about their practice. Childhood Education (78)3, 160F, 160L.    

  • Peer Reviewed

    Ransdell, M. & Moberly, D. A., (2003) A journey into cooperative learning with teacher education students. Essays in Education 6(Summer), retrieved September 5, 2003 from

  • Ransdell, M. (2003). Using cooperative learning in elementary science classrooms. The Professional Educator. (26)1, 23-35.  
  • Ransdell, M. & Maxwell, S. A. (2004) Initiating middle school teacher candidates into the culture of teaching: A metamorphic experience through a structured approach. Tennessee Association of Middle Schools. 31, 31-42.   
  • Ransdell, M. (2005).  The lure of lectures vs. the call of cooperative learning in college classrooms.  Essays in Education 14(Summer), available from:    
  • Thompson, S. M., Ransdell, M., & Rousseau, C. (2005) Effective teachers in urban school settings.  Journal of Authentic Learning 2(1), 22-36. 
  • Ransdell, M. (2005) Supporting Mid-south national board candidates: Their quest for certification.  Tennessee Association of Middle Schools, 34, 4-12.

  • Ransdell, M. & Maxwell, S. A. (2006) Initiating teacher candidates: A structured design.  The Professional Educator28(1), retrieved April 22, 2007 from    
  • Ransdell, M. & Morgan, M. (2007) Eddie’s lessons; inner city kids meet an old dead white man: Teaching Character Education. Tennessee Association of Middle Schools. 37, 14-19.
  • Li, Y., Coleman, D., Ransdell, M., Coleman, L. M., and Irwin, C. (2014) The Effect of Sport Stacking Intervention on Handwriting with Second Grade Students. The Physical Educator(71)1.

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