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Narrative Text in the Secondary Classroom

1. Define narrative literature. 2. Investigate the possible uses of narrative literature as it applies to middle school language arts and/or content area classrooms. 3. What are the advantages of using narrative text? 4. What are the disadvantages of using only narrative text? 5. Propose five possible uses for narrative lite

Six Components of Teaching Design

According to Kelting-Gibson (2005), six components of teaching design are listed which are required of seasoned and beginning teachers. How does backward design out perform traditional curriculum design in planning and preparing curriculum to meet these six components? Reference: Kelting-Gibson, L. M., (2005). Comparison

Vocabulary Programs

Do you think that most traditional vocabulary programs are ineffective? Why or why not?

Instructional Design

How would you describe the field of instructional design to a friend who is not an instructional designer? Give an example of an instructional experience in which one participated as a learner (work or school). Just based on one's gut feeling, do you think the instruction was well designed, or not, and why? Was there anything

Encouraging Habits of Mind

Research suggests that the habits of persistence, precision of language and thought, and managing impulsivity can lead to self-directedness. Select two that you see as interrelated in some way and explain how the selected two relate to each other. Write a description of a teacher behavior or practice that may inadvertentl

American History Test Format

Write one good item in any format, along with a brief explanation of why you think it is a good item. The item should be for a new test you are developing called the American History Test, to be administered to ninth graders.

Where are examples of dramatic form in the play - Riders to the Sea

Use the play, Riders to the Sea (Synge) as an example, explain what elements and qualities make drama unique as a literary form. Support your idea with textual evidence from Synge's play. Take into consideration how the literary theme of Riders to the Sea relates to the dramatic form. Please list any resource used.

Emerson and Mentoring

Based on the quote below, can someone explain in detail how this thought connects to facilitating results through mentoring? "The only true gift is a portion of yourself." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Strategies to Improve Student Understanding

Please help me understand this problem. 1. Describe one observed procedure for how students self-monitor and self-report performance on classroom assignments. 2. Analyze the level of student engagement with an observed procedure for student self-monitoring and self-reporting of performance on classroom assignments. 3. Assess

Mentoring: Reinforcement and Reward

In the work environment, how can reinforcement or reward be utilized to encourage positive action and outcomes from a mentor-mentee relationship?

Early Intervention Programs

Explain the benefits of an early intervention program for parents of children with Intellectual Disabilities (ID).

School-Wide System of Behavior

Why does a school wide system of behavior support the optimal type of implementation for behavior management? Can having or not having a school wide approach affect one's role as a coach and if so, how?

Partnership for 21st Century Learning Framework

After reviewing the Partnership for 21st Century Learning Framework, what in particular do you believe would impact the learners in your classroom the most? What is your responsibility to your students and yourself with regard to this framework?

Trainer Attributes

1. What are some of the abilities of a good trainer? What is it about each of these attributes that makes them successful? 2. In your opinion, are good trainers born or made? Why or why not? 3. Why do we train trainers?

Toxicological Poisoning

Identify three common chemicals found in the home and discuss their potential for toxicological poisoning. Include what treatment, if any, is appropriate in these poisoning cases.

Classroom Curriculum: Ability and Age Needs

How does age affect curriculum for students with severe disabilities and/or mental challenges? What can assist teachers in creating a curriculum that matches both ability and age needs?

Improving Student Achievement

What are the various components involved in improving student achievement? How can a teacher consciously integrate these components into a unit?

Assessment - AZELLA

How does assessment data from the various formative and summative assessment tools, such as AZELLA and high stakes standardized tests, drive instruction for English language learners as well as native English speakers? Please provide a detailed explanation for the logic behind your response.


What is differentiation? Include hallmarks/principles/elements, and discuss content/process/product.

Describe Lesson Pacing/2

1.) Lesson Pacing: Why does a teacher need to pace a lesson? 2.) ELL Class: How is vocabulary a key factor in teaching ELL students a new concept? Include an explanation that compares how pacing differs for a class with and without ELL students. 3.) Complexity of Content: Finding the gaps of what students kn