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Nervous Systems

Describe and explain the functions and interaction of neuron, central, peripheral, and autonomous nervous systems. (Neuron transmits signals from the central nervous system to all parts of the body including your five senses they are, sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell. Neuron is also responsible for processing informati

Traumatic Brain Injury Comparison

Compare and contrast the immediate and long-term effects of traumatic brain injury in early childhood vs. those sustained in later/adolescent years. (The immediate impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in early childhood they adjust better, they are less mindful of their injury, takes longer for the effects to be seen, paren

The Six Types of Involvement

Review the six types of involvement: Keys to Successful Partnerships from the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS). Using the terminology from their model, describe the kinds of parent and community involvement you would observe in schools or child care centers where you worked, volunteered, or attended. Summariz

Intellectual Disability

What are the social and ethical issues relating to intellectual disability identified by both families and society and adulthood?

The Need for Problem Solving Teams

Could you assist me with this assignment. I am having trouble in this particular course. After reading the article "The Need for Problem-Solving Teams", please respond to the following scenario: Article web address:

Influences of Agents of Socialization

Agents of socialization include parents, siblings, extended family, community, culture, economic environment, religion, child care, school, teachers, peers, formal organizations, sports, mass media, and technology. In an ideal world, these agents would complement one another in order to best influence a child's development. C

Semantic Feature Analysis Chart

Review each of the following nationally recognized programs' websites: Whatever It Takes: Athens, GA ( Harlem Children's Zone ( Girl Scouts USA ( Boys and Girls Clubs of America ( Boy Scouts of America (http:/

Identifying Barriers in Activating Sectors in the Community

Identify the main 'barriers' that you see to activating sectors in your community. What about building consensus? Why? Be specific, but not critical, in your examples. Which of the examples and suggestions in our required readings do you think would be the easiest to implement and would work best in your community? Why?

Los Pen

Profile the kind of empirical evidence at Los Pen that supports the school's transformation. Focus on quantitative data. Based on the statistical data gleaned from the readings what qualitative conclusions would you draw about the efficacy of the many aspects of differentiated parent support?

Community Involvement

Epstein writes, "The way schools care about children is reflected in the way school's care about the children's families." What do you think she means by this? What do you see as the fundamental reason that schools, families and communities need to work together? Also, Abravanel's paper Building Community Through Service-Learn

Reconfiguring American Higher Education in the 21st Century

Using ProQuest, locate two articles about the emergence of global universities (online education). Provide a summary of your articles and the reference links. Discuss the critical findings related to two of any of the following topics: -Demographics and student diversity -Availability and access -Variability of disciplines A

Educational Applications for Neuroscience

How do neuroscientific research findings and discoveries about how the brain learns support differentiation in the classroom? How does insights into the learning process affirm the importance of differentiation? How can research findings be translated into specific teaching strategies used in the classroom?

Reflective journal

Critically reflect on the impact of topics, trends, and events from 1970 to 2000. As a graduate student who may one day teach in higher education, how can you avoid some of the mistakes faculty made from 1970 to 2000? What teaching approaches and/or strategies worked? In addition, how do you feel higher education will change in

1920-1945 educational events

Critically reflect on the impact of topics, trends, and events of the time period between1920 and 1945. Have you met or do you know of anyone who taught during this time? If so, what do they say about the advantages and disadvantages of teaching during this time period? As a future higher education professional do you feel that

Summarizing the Cost of College and How to Better Fund College Education

Summarize the changes in the price of going to college from 1920 to 1945. Consider student employment opportunities and positive influences of the various relief work programs such as the public works projects during this time. How did colleges and universities benefit from them? Do you feel that a similar type of public works p

Higher Education, 1880-1920

Create a timeline of five or more significant events and/or topics that you find interesting and that influenced higher education from 1880 to 1920. In addition, please provide a brief summary for each of your significant events and topics. For example, one significant event could include the Quest for the Great American Uni

America goes to college

The age of university-building was also the golden age of the college. Attending college was popular and fashionable during the time period that ranged from 1890 to 1920. Obtaining a bachelor's degree was a way for newly affluent families to enhance their social position. Summarize the concept of the "Collegiate Ideal" that a

Directive Learning Style

1. Decribe directive learning style. 2. Select two learning theories, one compatible and one not compatible with directive learning style. 3. Why did you select these two theories? 4. How does directive learning style influence your teaching style? 5. What might you do to accommodate the Directive learning styles of learners

Teaching Skills and Student Achievement: Goals and Objectives

What could be a personal goal that would enhance one's teaching skills and improve the student's achievement? What types of objectives might be added to this goal to make it obtainable? These questions and answers will be different for every person and every situation.

Comparing Trends in Education

Compare and contrast two trends in education. Show how each of the trends affects, or possibly in the future will affect, your own professional life; support your ideas on these trends. Consider whether your chosen trends really have a chance of coming to fruition within a reasonable time frame. Discuss how these trends will or

Best Websites for Teaching and Learning

Give a synopsis of what you consider to be the most useful website you found for two of the following categories: - Content collaboration - Curriculum sharing - Media sharing - Virtual environments - Social networking and communication Include: 1. What you found useful and interesting about these websites 2. An analys

Learning for the 21st century

Elaborate on what you have already done to bring the 21st century into your educational setting? What more can you do? What would you like to do if resources weren't an issue? Which technology tools provide support or are most useful for the following 21st century skills? - promoting greater student achievement - increasing

Evaluating Information on the Web

How do you know you can trust and rely on the information you find on the Web? Is it safe to allow students to surf the Web? Address different concerns based on ages of students. What do you think about parental/teacher controls on the Web? Will they interfere with the learning goals, or provide protection for both learners a

What Sets Action Research Apart

What are the differences between action research and other forms of research? Think of a problem that could be addressed using action research methods.