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Family Support Essential for Learning and Development

Amatea (2013) suggests that socioeconomic status, cultural group membership, and family structure do not determine a child's academic success or failure. Instead, it is family engagement that is essential for learning and development. Review the Parental Involvement Report Card quiz (

Educators and Successful Reading Program

I need to interview a teacher who has taught in grades 1-3 and launched a successful reading program that incorporated all five elements of reading. The questions would include pre and post assessment and pro's and con's of any specific lesson plans used and data regarding the progress of students so I can make an graphic organ

Teaching Up

Read the Tomlinson& Javius (2012) article Teach Up for Excellence. In this article, the authors assert, "Virtually all students would benefit from the kind of curriculum and instruction we have often reserved for advanced learners—that is, curriculum and instruction designed to engage students, with a focus on meaning making,

Five big Ideas Found to be Integral for the Implementation

As we have read about, UDL provides access to the content and environment through multiple means of representation, action and expression, and engagement. Explore the CAST website ( and discuss at least five big ideas that you found to be integral for the implementation of UDL principles in a clas

Story Plot: The Seven Basic Plots

Section 4.2 of the text discusses in detail the importance and the various types of plot we see in the stories we read. Successful stories are those that have an identifiable plot or sequence of events (Coats, 2013). Our understanding of the types of plot will help us to better identify the kinds of stories our future students

Effective and Ineffective Assessment Practices

Effective Assessment Practices Paper and Presentation. I need to gather various assessment instructions (e.g., commercially produced unit tests, teacher-created tests, rubrics, portfolios, etc.) that I or a colleague have used in the classroom. I need to select three examples that I think represent both effective and ineffectiv

Caring for the Sick from a Biblical Standpoint

What does the Bible say about caring for the sick? How do the roles of the various team members within the healing-hospital blueprint address caring for the sick from a biblical standpoint? Please include references. Thanks.


Chapter 4 of your text provides an in-depth look at the elements that help make up a good children's book. For this dicussion, you will create a lesson plan devoted to one of those key elements. You will first decide on a grade level to teach this lesson to. Next, choose a story that you feel is developmentally appropriate fo

Triarchic Theory and Big Five Personality Dimensions

Relate 10 concepts related to the Triarchic Theory and Big Five Personality Dimensions. Please explain the concept and then provide an example of it on how it currently plays a part in your life or will impact your life in the future. Please present your discussion as follows: Q: Rewrite the questions A: Start your an

Procedures or Methods

This is a two part assignment, in which I already have the first part done, but I just need a little help with the second part. Topic: How assistive technology, like the iPad, has affected Autistic students from grades K - 2 (early childhood education) or students with disabilities. In a three- to five-page paper (exclud

Home Work

Hi Debbie Hope you had a good weekend. I would like your help with your thoughts and inputs on the following Imagine that you are a preschool teacher. Describe a situation in which you would use an extrinsic reward to motivate a preschooler. Discuss how these motivators could result in learned helplessness. Now, give exam

Language Assessments

What assessments would you suggest? (Read the following case study) M.J. is a 7 year old male in 2nd grade referred to me by his parents. I know the family from the neighbourhood and they asked me to work with him because he is having difficulties with putting words together. M.J. was a late talker; his mother said he was n

Best Practices for Professional Collaboration

It is critical for educational teams to collaborate and communicate effectively in order to effectively plan and implement a student's IEP. How can I develop a guide for best practices in facilitating meaningful participation and team functioning for multi-disciplinary teams. The guide should address the following inclusion pl

Parenting Strategies

Reflect on the strategies used to parent you. What would you have changed about their methods? What did you learn from their parenting skills that you have used or will use as a parent? What did they model that you have not adopted or will not adopt? Why?

Healthcare for At-Risk Children

Give a detailed overview of the EPSDT & Title V program and its benefits ( Research how your state or local area may implement this program to address health care for at-risk children (ex: Is there a mobile clinic? Does the health department conduct these visits? Can people go to the doctor of thei

Assistive Technology Evaluation

I need to know the purpose and capabilities for assistive technology? I need to provide the information on assisive technology cost? How can assistive technology be applied in my classroom? Evaluate which assistive technology would be a better investment.

High Incidence Disabiltie

I need an example of a specific disability of a mental retardation (MR) student and explain how assistive technology supports a student with MR

Disability Awareness and Collaboration

Could you assist me with an assignment? Imagine that you have been asked to co-teach with a general education teacher who has a limited perspective on the abilities of students with disabilities. What is a good collaborative approach? Discuss how you might use a collaborative approach to influence having high expectations of

Developing Young Children's Self-Regulation

Hi Debbie On my second discussion I really need your thoughts. Can you help me with your inputs Regardless of a child's unique qualities, one thing remains the same; to improve learning and behavior, children must develop strong self-regulation skills. Read the article from the National Association for the Education of Youn

Theory of Mind, Values, and Attitudes

At around four years of age, a fundamental change occurs in children's understanding of others' behaviors or what is also called theory of mind. Using your knowledge from our readings, watch the video to determine which stage both Jacob and Patrick are currently in respectively. Discuss both Jacob's and Patrick's reaction to

Identifying a Phenomenon

Read the article "Qualitative v. Quantitative Research," and answer: - Identify and analyze a phenomenon from your workplace or immediate environment that can be studied using qualitative research techniques. - Provide a brief statement of the identified phenomenon and describe the sample (including who or what will be sam

Benefits of technology for young children

Can you help me to construct a discussion post in favor of using technology with young children; after viewing the webcast, 'Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs."

PBS video The Watch List - The Medication of Foster Children

Watch the PBS video The Watch List- The Medication of Foster Children ( Discuss the alleged over-prescription of psychotropic medication to foster children outlined in the video. Support your conclusions with at least three sources in addition to the video. Address at least two of the foll

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Phases

"Intrusive re-experiencing is a core symptom of PTSD" (Kleim, Ehring, & Elhers, 2012). A variety of therapies may be used to treat these symptoms. What is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)? Discuss the eight phases in detail and provide details on how you could incorporate aspects of EMDR in a classroom setti

Court Appointed Special Advocate: CASA

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and guardian ad litem programs are vital to juvenile court systems across the nation. Explore the CASA website ( and identify ways in which court appointed special advocates and guardian ad litems support at-risk c

DSM-5 TR: Bipolar Disorder

Choose a diagnosis from the DSM-5 TR to research. Diagnosis include Schizophrenia, Bipolar , Major Depressive, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Phobia etc. In the project Include an introduction, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment and what research has or will be done with the illness. This is a research paper and not a state of opi

Relationship Between Sensation and Perception

Sensation and perception are closely linked. What is the central distinction between the two? Provide two examples of perception and sensation and then an example of how sensation leads to perception. Please respond with a substational answer by citing the textbook as you see fit. Also comment on each post presented by each

Psychomotor Domain Performance Gap Analysis

Psychomotor Domain Performance Gap Analysis 1050-1400-word paper that examines the role of Bloom's performance model in identifying performance gaps for an activity in the psychomotor domain (e.g., juggling, playing a musical instrument, learning to play a sport, etc.). Identify each level in the psychomotor domain and pr