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Quantitative Research on Job Markets

See the attached file. As a researcher, the mastery of creating well-written and measurable hypotheses, problem statements, and research questions is critical. A grant or project proposal is often won or lost based on the strength of a researcher's skill in this area. This Discussion Board will give you an opportunity to impr

Standards Alignment

No Excuses University-- Standards Alignment In Chapter 7, Lopez emphasizes the importance that standards have on a school's accountability to its students and their parents. He also acknowledges that many disagree with the need for standards and/or they have different expectations for standards. Consider what the author shares

Criticizing the Public Education System

To be fair to the teacher, MC TF are also easier to grade and I have to wonder if that is not also a consideration. We have spent much time last week discussing Sir Ken Robinsons' Video suggesting that schools are killing creativity, and now this week on Seth Gooding's video entitled 'stop stealing Dreams,' It seems that these t

Considering the Theory of Multiple Intelligences

I wonder if we could ever do a test and let all the students know they had VERY HIGH IQs and then work with them for a school year? Let's say you are the principal of an elementary school in your area. You have been asked to speak at the monthly parent teacher conference. How would you explain Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intell

IQ Tests: Accurate or Not?

In his book, Teaching and learning in the 21st century: Connecting the dots, Newman states that Garner did not believe that traditional IQ tests give an accurate measure of one's intelligence and test all fields of intelligence. Do you agree or disagree with Garner about IQ tests? Why or Why not? Do you feel that it is an adv

Creativity and Common Core State Standards

You mentioned that creativity is lacking in schools these days. With the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS), there is an expectation that this will reduce creativity. This is really difficult to say because the entire roll out of the CCSS will take several years. Hopefully, there will be revisions to address any inadequacies

Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research - Article Topics

Research methods vary and different approaches are needed. A magazine editor in a small town would like to include articles on several topics in the next issue. Decide which of the following proposed article topics are suitable for a quantitative or qualitative research and explain why. Coin collections, favorite recipes, r

21st Century Skills and Education

There is some disappointment in education (perhaps in the teachers' lounge across America) with the current traditional model. Here is the thing. It is up to the teacher to support these 21st-Century skills, however, the teacher must be supported in this initiative from the principal and the board. Some state standards have alre

Education versus Training

Critically analyze and juxtapose "Education" and "Training." Your essay should discuss the importance of both, as well as their similarities and differences. Give examples of both.

Academic Portfolios

How could a portfolio benefit your professional career? What should comprise an academic portfolio?

Psychological Theories in Learning

Provide notes and assistance to the following questions: To what extent and in what manner* do the views on student learning reflect the views of "two" of the following scholars: B. F. Skinner A. Maslow J. Piaget or Vygotsky A. Bandura *Describe what students would be doing in the

Definition of teaching

In conjunction with our focus on "some basic terms," in a 1.5- to 2-page paper respond to the following: What is teaching? Please examine the research done by J. S. Atherton (which is in the Background section) as you reflect on what teaching means to you. Atherton, J. S. (2011). Learning and teaching; What is learning?

Education and Learning

"Education Week" is right around the corner in your community. In recognition of this week, each school in your district nominates one teacher for the "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" award, and your school principal has nominated you. The winner of this award will be chosen based on their response to the following questions:

What is knowledge?

The focus of this module's Case Assignment was on foundational views of education and knowledge. In conjunction with this focus, your second reflective essay should address the following question: Question: How do our perceptions of knowledge influence our perceptions of teaching and learning? SLP Assignment Expectations

Plato and Aristotle Jeopardy

Congratulations! You have just been selected to be a contestant on Socratic Jeopardy! Like the television game show, Socratic Jeopardy involves responding to an answer with a question, and there are different categories of "answers." Since you will appear on Socratic Jeopardy during "Education Week," all categories will focus on

Merits of a professional learning community: PLC

1. Discuss how creating a professional learning community can increase the ways teachers seize opportunities for integrating 21st-century skills, tools and teaching strategies into their classroom practice — and help them identify what activities they can replace or de-emphasize.

Understanding Modes of Rhetorical Appeal: Ethos, Pathos, and Logos

Using the Jackson and Rodgers article attached, answer, with EVIDENCE from the article, the following questions: 1. Where did the authors use logos, ethos, and pathos as rhetorical appeals to reach the audience? Provide at least one example of each, and explain why it exemplifies logos, ethos, or pathos. 2. Who was the intende

How can Vygotsky's socio-cultural theory help the needs of diverse students?

The number of culturally diverse students is increasing and schools may not meeting the needs of these students. One approach is to develop pedagogical approaches that are based on Vygotsky's socio-cultural theory of learning and educational philosophy to address the needs of culturally diverse students.

Performance Improvement: Tradeoffs and Priorities

Discuss making trade-offs and setting priorities when selecting interventions. Include considerations such as budget, time, acceptability, and side effects. Consider the role of the performance consultant as a partner with the stakeholders. Include external references in the response.

Capacity and Motivation Interventions: Toward Minimizing the Performance Gap

1. Briefly describe a performance gap in your organization. 2. Describe how a Capacity and Motivation intervention might help address the performance gaps identified in Q1. 3. Write a 200-300 word description of a possible Capacity and Motivation intervention that might address the performance gap identified in Q1.

Phenomenological Research Designs

1. Describe a real or hypothetical problem or phenomenon within an educational setting in which a phenomenological research design would be the most appropriate design. 2. Develop the central research question that you would use for the phenomenological research design. 3. Explain why the phenomenological design fits better t

Life Long Learners

What does it mean to be a lifelong learner, and how would it affect a person considered to be a professional educator? What specific measures can be taken to integrate this philosophy into a professional career?

Theory: Cognitive Load Theory

In 150-200 words describe how the Cognitive Load Theory applies to Gilbert's BEM category of work instructions and guidance.

Theory: Double Loop Learning

In 150-200 words describe how the Argyris and Shon Double Look Learning Theory applies feedback in learning and performance improvement.

Performance Problem: Cause, Gap & Intervention

1. Identify a performance problem at your place of employment. 2. Describe the symptoms of the performance problem. 3. Identify one or more root causes of this poor performance (lack of information, lack of necessary tools, et cetera). 4. Identify 2-4 performance gaps between levels of desired performance and present perfor

Gilbert's Theorem

Using Gilbert's W = A/B Theorem: Describe an activity in your work, in terms of worthy performance. What do you accomplish, in terms of measurable, valuable results? What is the cost of the behavior you put into this activity (the amount of pay you receive, as you carry out the behaviors needed to accomplish the results, as well