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Tinker vs. Des Moines

Can anyone tell me what are the rights of students in regard to the search of their lockers, books bags, and persons, as well as in regard drug testing? Are there any U.S. Supreme Court case effecting students rights?

Expanding Definitions of Family

Transforming a curriculum that offers a glimpse into a study of family as the theme. As the political framework for defining family has become a contentious issue in recent years because of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community's struggle to be recognized as family units. Please help me describe the curricu

How are graphic organizers used in teaching?

The research is clear about the importance of using graphic organizers to increase student achievement. Discuss how graphic organizers may be used in the content of your teaching. Include in your discussion whether you have used graphic organizers and the successes and challenges you have faced in their use.

Norm-Referenced Tests

How can teachers and administrators use statistical data from norm-referenced tests?


Take the following for example; in the classroom we are considered a team. On our team it was made clear to the students that everyone would have constantly changing roles. Sometimes they would need to be an assistant coach and help someone else, sometimes they would need to be on the practice squad and be willing to be helped

Analyzing the Statement: "Every Student Wants to Learn"

Using the saying, "every student wants to learn", what do you do when other barriers prevent a student from showing this? For example, a student who has not had much success in education may become satisfied or at least show that they like being considered a poor student so that they do not have the increased expectations.

Generations of Stereotypes

How would you go about bringing acceptance in a place where exposure is very limited and generations of stereotypes exist?

4 knowledge questions

There are four levels of knowledge which can be used to measure how much you know about a particular subject: Level 1: Do I know enough so that I can think about it? Do I grasp the subject and some of the related issues? Level 2: Do I know enough to talk about it? Can I name some examples and similar ideas? Level 3: Do I

How to address linguistic skills diversity in the classroom

Please provide some discussion on how I could support a colleague struggling with the following scenario: A colleague has noticed that several of her students (linguistically diverse classroom) are having difficulty with spelling and often reverse the order of certain words or leave words out of sentences. How can she provide h

Teachers' Input

Please help with the following problem. Please provide at least 400 words. Say you are doing a lesson plan where each student need to bring a family photo to class. As a teacher what do you do if you have a hard time getting a photo for one student?

Diversity in Education

What types of activities and lesson would you put in place to be sure that your students are being educated about diversity?

Language confusion in bi-lingual youth?

Please provide a brief explanation on why this statement is not true of young children. "Students who speak one language at home and learn English at school will grow up confused?.

Video and instruction design multimedia

Which video formats are used for web sites? Which formats are best for web-based video? Please give descriptive examples and references so it will help me in future. What is a podcast? What software is available for the use of podcasts? How can they be used in education or business? Please give descriptive examples and r

comparison of formal and hidden curriculum

1. What is the difference between the formal and the hidden curriculum? 2. Specify two ways technology impact the curriculum? 3. Explain two ways in which social forces shape curriculum development

Types and Purposes of Assessments

Discuss the different types of assessments. What is the purpose of assessment? Are these types of assessments necessary? Critique the purposes, types, and steps of assessment of students with disabilities. Which are most valuable and why?

Professional development

What is the role of professional development indesigning differentiated instruction? what challenges do you see in defining a staff development program in differentiated? have you had any experiences in designing staff development? Differentiated instruction involves the use of a variety of teaching tools that may or may not be

Public Leadership

Compare and contrast leadership within the public and private sectors.

Ten characteristics of Memory

Learning and Memory are inseparable. When a learner lacks memory, she/he is said to be an under achiever in academic performance. In line with the above stated information, mention and discuss 10 characteristics of memory.

War on poverty analysis

Can you state and describe three educational contributions to the EDUCATION and THE WAR ON POVERTY? What is the strength and what is the limitation of the topic? Please include references.

Interdisciplinary & Multi-disciplinary in Curriculum Design

What is the difference between interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary in curriculum design? What is an unfocused design and why is it important to understand its concept? How can you as a teacher introduce an interdisciplinary design into your curriculum? Why do so many people think all American Indian people are the

Effects of educator's prejudice

How do teachers' or administrators' negative statements make students feel? Can you provide an example? What can be done about this type of name-calling?

4 corners

Using 4 Corners as a reference think about a concept of interest to you and develop this concept using the model. Use this model with students and summarize your experiences to pre-assess student learning.

Important information about job-embedded learning

What does the term, job-embedded learning, mean to you? What experiences have you had in designing job-embedded learning? How does this concept relate to differentiated instructional strategies on peer coaching?