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Observing Math Instruction

Observe an elementary mathematics lesson. Write an essay that addresses the following issues and summarizes your observations: (1) What is the importance of having standards in mathematics? How do standards improve mathematics instruction? Compare and contrast traditional mathematics programs versus constructivist-type progr

Assessing Academic Skills: Charted Example

Assess your academic skills in four areas: study, note-taking, study skills, research and reading skills. Then, you will review the skills you have identified and suggest ways you can improve them. List 15 of your current study habits related to the four skill areas: note-taking, study skills, research skills, and reading s

Various Criterion to Evaluate Early Education Literature

As an early childhood educator, you will be selecting literature to share with your students. Explain the criterion you will use to evaluate literature for inclusion in an early childhood program. What behaviors will you be looking for in your students that indicate your program was successful?


1. Provided the choice of utilizing qualitative and quantitative data sources for an evaluation, how do you determine which to use? Explain your choice. 2. What considerations must an evaluator keep in mind when developing recommendations and conclusions for a written evaluation report? 3. Assume you are a program

English Language Learners

How have changes in the law affected classroom practice in relation to EL learners? How have federal and state laws, from 1964 to the present, affected trends in ELL instruction? Explain how a classroom activity could be adapted for students at various stages of language acquisition. Address evidence of student comprehens

Response to Instruction and intervention

1. Pls. visit http://rtiiconference.com/presentations/rtii_272.html about the RTI, reflect on what you learned, how you will use this information, or compare / contrast this process with what is happening in your school. 2. What are your reactions to the current system of labeling students so they can receive special educatio


1.How may evaluation results be used in making decisions? Give at least three examples. 2.What are several factors that ensure an evaluation is successful?

Least restrictive environments and IEP overview

Why do you think students with emotional and behavioral disorders are often placed in more restrictive environments than students with other disabilities? Provide specific incidences of when separate placement might actually be the â??least restrictive environmentâ? for a student. Discuss the rationale an IEP team wo

Important Person in Your Life

Explain the impact of an important person in your life. What role did this person play in shaping your life? If this person is a friend, consider the larger role of friendship and the challenge of being a good friend. If this person is a mentor, consider the importance of mentors in the lives of people your age and what makes a

Fantasy vs. Reality in Young Children

Please elaborate/describe on the mental state of understanding of fantasy in young children. At what age do children have a good understanding of fantasy and why is having this understanding important?

Planning in Very Young Children

Planning is a process needed to problem solve. Please explain how young children use this process to problem solve and provide 1 or 2 specific examples.

Science Vs. Culture - The Kennewick Man

The tensions between science and culture extend far beyond disputes over evolution. In some cases, science and culture disagree on not just what is true, but how actions should be taken in the real world. The story of Kennewick Man is a perfect example of this. Case: In 1996, while two tourists were visiting Kennewick, on

Books for Building Personality Development

Identify at least three books that could help children develop positive self-esteem through content and theme. Identify the books by title and author and explain how the theme or content addresses an area of personality development.

A Comparison of Leadership and Decision Making Styles

Pros and cons related to consensus-based versus top-down decision making processes. Consensus-based: Decision making is usually consensus based where the people involved hold a significant amount of power and their power is roughly equal. Considering the higher education environment, professors hold a significant amount of

Educational goals and national goals

Please help answer the following question. How much influence do you believe the government should have in deciding what is or is not being taught?

Challenges in human service work overview

1. What are some of the challenges in human service work with measuring client outcomes? How might information systems help in this regard? 2. What are some of the reasons that staff may be resistant to or fearful of evaluation? How can evaluation be made nonthreatening or even valued for workers in human service agencies?

Time and Spacial Permanence

Please describe/explain the conceptual development of TIME in children. Please provide an example that illustrates how development of this concept progresses to further help in understanding.

Memory development

In helping to better understand memory development, how important is the use of strategies and how does the use of these learning strategies promote memory development?

Who Should Teach?

Who should teach? There is debate over what criteria should be used to eliminate teachers. Seniority, new teachers or test scores are considered for this sensitive issue.

A Teacher's Role in Cultivating Creativity

Name one or two people you consider creative and describe how some of their skills match with those identified in early childhood. Next, describe the teacher's role in affecting the creative process in an early childhood classroom.


1. What is your definition of diversity and how must it be considered when hiring individuals for a human service organization? 2. Have you ever experienced burnout in a job? What were some of the causes and symptoms you experienced? What did you do or might you have done to prevent or work through this burnout?

Science Experiment and Processes Used

Think back to a time when you completed a science experiment in a classroom. What was the activity and what were some of the science processes you used to complete this activity?


1. What types of data might instructors use to evaluate their instruction? 2. How might instructors systematically improve their assessment procedures? 3. What do you consider the most important things to keep in mind when analyzing assessment results to inform instruction? Why?

Classroom assessment plan using computers

There are 30 learners and 5 computers in a classroom setting.You are presenting an alternative assessment using the computer.What plan could you devise where all learners would be able to take the assessment? Provide an online resource that will help you monitor the classroom to prevent cheating. response is 241 words