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Parent Involvement and Educational Outcomes

Visit http://www.learner.org/courses/learningclassroom/session_overviews/culture_home6.html?pop=yes&pid=1863# Then research the community associations that operate in your community or choose one of the following sites to complete your research: http://www-bcf.usc.edu/~cmmr/Native_American.html http://www-bcf.usc.edu/~c

Parent Involvement for the 21st Century

Design your own strategic plan for parent involvement at a K-12 school in which you are working or at a school you attended. Indicate what research supports your plan. Identify specific community resources that can support student learning. Describe the role of parents and the family in supporting student success. Include a se

Brain Research Supports Differentiation

I guess the best way to explain this is that according to the information that you know, how do you think neuroscientific research findings and recent discoveries regarding how the brain learns support differentiation in the classroom, how insights into the learning process affirm the importance of differentiation, and how may t

Problem Solving Math

Explain the benefits of teaching problem solving math. Then choose three examples from the problem solving activities. How would you use them in your classroom? http://books.google.com/books?id=4oetteOJZYEC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

Proper Childhood Nutrition

Hi there, I have a paper that I would like your thoughts and input on. Proper health and nutrition is of critical importance to the growth and development of young children, yet many American children suffer from nutrition issues. Choosing either malnutrition or obesity, address the following: - Discuss the short- and long

Tort Education

Question: Define tort liability in the context of the school. Provide one example of tort liability in the school and describe what the school leader might have done to prevent this situation from occurring. Support your answer with research.

Teaching Proper Eating and Exercise Habits

We all agree that we need to get parents involved to educate their children on the effects of poor eating habits and lack of exercise. Here is an interesting article that gives ten ways parents can do just that. Let me know what you think after reading the article and then any thoughts you have on directly involving parents in

Reflecting on the Role of Proper Health

Reflect on the role of proper health, nutrition, and safety in your own growth and development as a child (whether the impact was positive or negative). Were you provided with healthy and nutritious food options? Did you have ample time for play and exercise? Were there precautions in place to ensure your safety? How does y

Questions and Hypotheses

What are the similarities and differences between research questions and hypotheses and how should a researcher determine the use of a question or hypothesis? How can I create a question about a gifted child and then create a corresponding hypothesis?

Special Education Advocates

I need assistance with the following: Special education advocates are a common part of the multi-disciplinary process. They represent parents and children during the IEP process. There are many opinions regarding the participation of advocates within this process. After reading the Phillips (2008) and Wright (n.d.) article, W

Inclusion Debate

I need assistance with the following: Inclusion is a controversial concept in education because it relates to our values in education, as well as socially. Some of the questions that surround this topic are: do we value all children equally? What does "inclusion" mean? Does it mean the same thing to everyone? Are there so

Reading Fluency

For this discussion, find your assigned method for improving fluency instruction below, according to the first letter of your last name: H-L: Read, Re-read, Repeat

Teaching: Unit Plan

See the attached file. Using literature in the classroom is a powerful tool for helping to meet your students' developmental needs. In this task you are to develop a week-long unit lesson plan. Your unit will need to include the following components: - A paragraph introducing your theme or concept for the entire week. - A r

Children's Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Share a link to and summarize a helpful web resource for children's health, safety, and nutrition. Share a recipe for a favorite healthy snack for young children. Any input will be helpful.

Inclusion of Different Learners in a Classroom

"In an effective literacy program, the teacher focuses on building a community of learners. . . . Activities and discussions are genuine because students feel that they are a valuable part of the learning community." How will you accomplish this lofty goal in YOUR classroom? How will you ensure that your students with reading di

Children Unhealthy Eating

I have a discussion post that I would like your thoughts and inputs on the following questions. Proper health and nutrition is of critical importance to the growth and development of young children yet many American children eat in ways that do not meet proper nutrition guidelines. According to the American Academy of Pediat

Types of Speeches

For this task you are to do a short informative speech (No more the 3 minutes) written out.

Examing a Basal Series

If you ask most teachers to describe the type of reading program in their school, they would include the word "balanced," which can imply any combination of a variety of descriptors: whole language and phonics, small group and whole group, guided reading and shared reading, basal textbooks and technology-based resources, etc. It

Impacting a Student's Learning Experience

How can I describe three assistive technologies that will allow a five year old that is visually impaired have access to grade level context and participate with her peers in the classroom and how can each of the technologies will be implemented for the student? What would be the results upon the use of these assistive technolog

Individual Alternative Grading Methods Paper

Identify alternative grading methods for students with special needs. Provide examples of appropriate uses of each alternative grading method. In addition, provide 1 to 2 resources.

Authentic Assessments

Prepare a research-based and professional practice-based rationale that supports the use of authentic types of assessments. (By "professional practice" we mean the literature written by educators who describe how and why they use authentic assessment methods). Please examine multiple strategies of authentic assessment, inc

Fundamentals of Pshycological Learning

In the previous module you began to develop your personal teaching philosophy by examining how you teach and why. Building on your work from the previous module, reflect on and respond to the following: Do you consider yourself to be a constructivist teacher? Explain why you feel the way you do. Where do your teaching pract

Entrepreneur Assessment

Entrepreneurship is a concept that I am very knowledgeable about as I engaged in entrepreneurship for nearly 8 years of my life before working at my current position. The role of an entrepreneur is a three pronged role that requires astute business sense, charisma and good people skills, and a resilient mindset that isn't afrai

School Violence and Case Law

What do you believe is the school's responsibility regarding student violence? How does this relate to the concept of in loco parentis? Discuss the pros and cons of a zero-tolerance policy. Base your views on case law.

Students and their Future Professions

Carole I also have a reflection paper that I need help with if you have time. Sharing your thoughts would be great. The reflection should include the following: Brief discussion of the student's future profession and how understanding the nature of families and children in relation to society is important for that professi

Self-Determination and Transition Planning

Read Wehmeyer's (2002) article Self-Determination and the Education of Students with Disabilities (http://www.cec.sped.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=2337&CAT=none). What is your understanding of self-determination and the role it can play in the life of a student with a disability

Creating a Story Frame

I need assistance with this discussion question...... I have attached a file below as an example (sample children's story) of what one of my classmates has completed. This week we learned about some of the possible curricular strategies and interventions that were specific to reading, writing, and math. One of the strategie