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Educational Research Methods

Can you help with a contrast and comparison of the following: - Traditional versus action research - Various types of action research (participatory, practical, collaborative, teacher, school-wide, district-wide) - Quantitative versus qualitative research (strengths/weaknesses)

Parker Palmer's "Courage to Teach".

I read Parker Palmer's "Courage to Teach," but don't quite understand what he's getting at. Can you walk me through some of the main points of the text?

Bettering Teacher Encouragement

Describe the following and give examples how a teacher/school can encourage - Parenting Knowledge and Skills - Communication Between the Home and School - Volunteering at the School and in the Community - Supporting Student Learning at Home - Involvement in Decision Making and Advocacy - Collaboration with the Commun

Topics for the Action Research Project

What are some topics of need for future research in the area Action Research Project? How might one be able to contribute to future literature or practices in the field?

Instructional System Design Model (ISDM)

The assessment phase is the last phase in the Instructional System Design (ISDM) Model. Through comparing and contrasting different assessment tools, there are various strengths and weaknesses with assessment tools. Explain the importance of knowing the strengths and weaknesses of assessment tools in the design and development p

Exploring Gardner's Eight Intelligences

Name each of Gardner's Eight Intelligences and give an example (activities and lesson ideas) of how to incorporate this modality in your early childhood classroom.

The Master of Business Administration Program

I am conducting some research and I need your answers regarding the following questions: - How has your academic and/or professional work experience prepared you for an MBA program? - How will an MBA help you achieve these career objectives? - What strategies and resources have you developed to assist with your success in a

Increasing the Reading Level of Third Graders

While working on a 12 month project to increase the reading level of third graders, you collect monthly data and find that after 3 months of reading, speed has increased 15% and comprehension has only increased 2%. The goal was to have a 25% increase in reading and a 15% increase in comprehension. What is the next step after th

Does Soft Music During Study Increase Test Scores

An action research project collects pretest, interim, and posttest data to determine if soft music played during study time increased math scores. Classroom A heard soft music over a 6 week time frame and Classroom B did not. In the next 6 week time frame, Classroom B heard soft music over a 6 week time frame and Classroom A

Making the Classroom Safe

Young children come from diverse families and diverse social groups. The classroom should be a place where children feel safe and comfortable. How will you provide support for your students in your classroom?

Educator evaluation

The professional educator's role as a reflective practitioner in early childhood education. Discuss practice and learning systems.

Politics and the Environment

Q1. Who do you think should manage the natural resources: legislature, public, scientists, or special interest groups? Q2. How have environmental regulations implemented by local politicians affected your daily life?

Effective Instructional Functions

Which instructional functions are most effective with your target population? Justify your response. Describe two strategies to motivate learners to be engaged in the instructional activity. What factors contributed to the success of the strategy?

Explaining Muscular Dystrophy

How could I explain muscular dystrophy? What can I do to ensure that the student's peers are informed about the condition?

Trapping Bacteria by Increasing Energy Efficiency in the Home

What most people do not think about when it comes to indoor pollution is that as a general population we are making it worse by making our homes more energy efficient. When we spend money to try and seal and insulate our homes better, we are actually creating a better way to trap the bacteria and pollutants that are in our indoo

Developing a Theory of Marriage and Family Counseling

If you were to develop your own theory of marriage and family counseling, in general terms what would it look like? Include the underlying philosophy informing it as well as the core pieces of its theoretical foundation. Also suggest some of the key techniques your approach might incorporate.

Influencing Policy that Supports Improved Learning

1. How can a school leader work with the governing board and district and local leaders to influence policies that benefit students and support the improvement of teaching and learning? 2. How can a school leader ensure that the school operates consistently within the parameters of federal, state, and local laws, policies, r

Evaluating Trends in Financial Management for Higher Education

Evaluate a current trend in revenues, expenditures or financial management of institutions of higher education. Analyze important issues associated with the trend. Synthesize practices that address the trend. Describe how to implement recommendations and explains why these are the most effective methods. Integrate li

A Comparison of Discipline Models

Compare and contract Wong's pragmatic classroom; Kagan, Kyle, & Scott's Win-Win Discipline; and Morrish's Real Disciple. Identify the respective strengths and weaknesses, and advantages and disadvantages, of each.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Air Pollution.

1. What are some of the causes of both indoor and outdoor air pollution where you live, work, or attend school? How does this affect that environment? 2. Why do you feel there is debate about policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? How can science help resolve the debate?

Types of Interactivity

Please help with the following problem. Differentiate the different types of interactivity and evaluate the benefits of each. Please provide more than 200 words.

Creating a Welcoming Activity for the First Day of School

Imagine it is the first day of school and you are welcoming a whole new set of students to class. Create your own welcoming activity for the first day of school that demonstrates how you will incorporate differentiation through a growth mindset. Please help in addressing the following: - How you will provide a safe and secure