Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    Learning & Teaching

    SIOP® Model - Discussion with Administrators

    What new topics will you expect to discuss with administrators who are implementing the SIOP® Model for teacher evaluation? What steps will you take in order to prepare for the evaluation process as a classroom teacher?

    Mentoring Relationship

    1. One of the four phases of the mentoring relationship is the need for closure. Why is closure sometimes difficult to attain? What can be done to support this process overall? 2. Please see the following quotes and share how this thought connects to the Objectives: stages of mentoring, create awareness, Establish realistic

    Cultural diversity on campus

    Consider the community where you live and the cultural diversity present. Who could you invite to your campus that could provide positive cultural role models for your students? If your community is not culturally diverse, do you feel the need to "bring in" culturally diverse people and opinions? Why/why not? Do you feel it i

    At Risk Students and Communication

    In you own words - please tell me how you would describe at risk students that fall in the category "Interaction patterns in the Home" and how they are affected by this and how you feel we can help them.

    The Great Leaps Program

    Please help coming up with 10 questions (5 overachieving, 5 topical). The Effects of Reading Fluency Instruction on the Academic and Behavioral Success of Middle School Students in a Self-Contained EBD Classroom. By: Scott, Terrance M., Shearer-Lingo, Amy, Preventing School Failure, 1045988X, Summer2002, Vol. 46, Issue 4 T

    Qualitative Design Chart: Information Literacy

    Researchers have a variety of research designs from which to choose within the qualitative methodologies. I have to create a chart where I list the different designs that I might consider for a qualitative study and the type of data collection you might include. For instance, I might list case studies for the design, and intervi

    Common Assessments or Benchmarks

    With regards to assessments, have you heard of common assessments or benchmarks? How does subject matter or grade level determine which assessment the group of teachers will use? These assessments are typically used in specific grade levels or subjects.

    Valid and Reliable Assessments

    How does a teacher determine if an assessment is valid and reliable? Are teacher made tests usually valid and reliable? Here is a scenario for you to consider: A teacher tells the class they are going to take a test and that they need to clear their desk. The teacher hands out the test and then tells the class, "For questi

    Integrating Science and Mathematics

    1) Individual: a) Benchmark Assessment: Integrating Science and Mathematics i) Create a unit of study integrating science and math content of fractions, decimals, and/or percents. ii) Ensure you have listed each of the science (NSES)) and math (NCTM) standards to include learning goals and objectives. iii) Create the unit o

    The importance of teaching effectively

    Dear OTA, I am working on a project in which I want to illustrate the the magnitude of how important it is to achieve higher education, regardless of the route of teaching (i.e. virtual-online, on campus directed study). Can you assist with explaining the imperative mature nature of the how the instructor builds student up a

    Three signs of abuse and neglect

    As an early childhood educator, you are responsible for keeping children safe, as well as serving as a mandated reporter. This means that if child abuse or neglect is suspected, you are legally responsible for notifying the appropriate authorities. In order to effectively determine if a child has been abused or neglected, there

    Essays Vs. Multiple Choice Assessments

    Which of the two is a more valid and reliable form of assessment: essay/short answer assessments or multiple choice assessments? Explain your rationale.

    Environmental Issue

    Present a detailed discussion concerning a current environmental issue (e.g., indoor air pollution, outdoor air pollution, water sanitation, water shortage, food sanitation, direct or indirect food additives, noise, radiation, garbage, biohazards, occupational hazards) that is impacting the populations of the world and public he

    Increased Anxiety and Learning

    Journal 2: Learning Reflection Reflecting on the required video, Stages of Language Development, ponder the "wait time" that the teacher in the video used. Do you believe she provided enough wait time for students? How do you personally react to wait time, either when you were in school or in the workplace? Does the increased

    Government Regulations Technology Development

    As medical technology develops, government regulation and organizations are preparing to monitor such activities. For example, the designer baby - I believe that what makes us all special is the fact that we are all different. Thinking, looking ,and feeling differently from one another is what makes each one of us make this worl

    Arizona English Language Learner Assessment (AZELLA)

    How would you prepare to discuss a student's AZELLA results with an ELL coordinator at the student's school? If the student scored low in speaking, how would you plan on incorporating that skill in your daily routine, lesson design, and delivery?

    Cross Cultural Competency to Mentor-Mentee Relationship

    Please help me get started with these questions. 1. Describe cross-cultural competency and its importance in a mentor-mentee relationship. 2. Describe The Big Four framework for instructional coaches and the importance of each, as well as their relationship to one another.

    Utilizing The 16 Habits of Mind

    In what ways might you utilize the 16 Habits of Mind to support and guide others? Which might be difficult to employ and why?

    Unit of Instruction

    I have to use my target group/unit to create a complete set of learning goals/outcomes for one unit of instruction. I have to use Bloom's Taxonomy for reference in creating outcomes. I then must present and justify your goals and how they will align to the six facets of understanding.

    Childhood psychology in school

    Several weeks ago, the Smith family enrolled their four-year-old son, Trevor, in the Cute Kiddies Early Education Center. Trevor's teacher, Mrs. Jones, has observed that Trevor does not like to participate in activities that involve running, climbing, jumping, or more than minimal physical movement. When presented with toys such

    Cooperative Learning and Group Work

    -Discuss the differences between cooperative learning and group work in teams. -Brainstorm ideas for a variety of activities that can be done in cooperative learning groups. -Create a short cooperative learning activity for a 1-hour class session in a specific grade and subject area of your choice. -Consider the format, desi

    Classroom Teacher Interview

    Interview a classroom teacher or a student teacher with experience in a content area or a grade level in which you do not have experience. Determine what effective teaching strategies the teacher implements in his or her lessons for all students. Focus your interview questions on the following: -Modeling a skill or a co

    Intercultural Management

    Opportunities and Challenges of Workplace Diversity: Theory, cases and exercises (2nd Edition) Kathryn A. Canas and Harris Sondak Perason Education, Inc., publishing Prentice Hall, One Lake Street, Upper Saddle River, NJ 1. In Opportunities and Challenges of Workplace Diversity, pages 7-11 of Chapter 1 compare seven definit

    Safety in the Classroom

    Discuss at least two strategies and/or activities that you can implement into your curriculum to ensure that children know what safety is, how to appropriately use equipment, and how to remain safe in the learning environment. How will you use these activities to ensure your learning environment is safe? Use specific examples.

    Development of Estrada Courts Housing

    Please help me discuss the Estrada Court Hispanic community in Los Angeles California, including the people, the geopolitical or phenomenological features of the location, types of social interactions, common goals and interests, barriers and challenges.

    Literary Genres and Social Studies

    a) Explain how the literary genres of historical fiction, biography, and picture books can build students' historical and geographical knowledge and understanding. b) Explain the rationale behind teaching social studies through integrated thematic units.

    Optimal Brain Development

    Discuss your role as a teacher or caregiver in a child's life in terms of promoting optimal brain development through exposure to various experiences. Give three examples of appropriate stimulation (activities) you can employ in the classroom or daycare center to promote learning. How can you include activities outside the clas