Describe the principles of MST-CAN and provide an example of how they are implemented in treatment. How is success determined? What are the drawbacks to the approach? What do you think the greatest impediment to success would be? How comfortable would you be using MST-CAN?
What do the terms 'strength message' and 'strength-oriented action' mean? What evidence do you see of this concept played out in your local school or organizational setting? What about in your community? What do you see as the predominant role of adults in your community? Are they more focused on strength or risk and de
Discuss at least three differences between instructional and curriculum objectives, also include two institutions governed by differing philosophies. Give examples of five types of performance standards that may be included while formulating instructional objectives.
Please provide an example of a well known curriculum leader who brought about a significant change in curriculum, the common barriers to curriculum change, and ways that the leader worked to eliminate them.
Discuss the scope of educational taxonomies developed by Bloom, Krathwohl, and evaluate their relevance to contemporary curriculum design. Do you think it is significant to curriculum planning and design?
What is your vision of the way schools should be structured regarding curriculum? Instruction? Assessment? Discuss how you will evaluate your learners and how you will know when your students have learned. How will these philosophical beliefs influence your work as an educator?
What do you believe is the overall purpose of education? Why do schools exist? Which of the classic educational philosophies and philosophers are the closest match for you and why? Be specific. What is the role of education in society? What is your role as the teacher? Discuss the most important responsibilities of a
Should education serve primarily the needs of the individual, of society, or both? Why? Both! Should schools be more concerned with individual learning differences or with efficient delivery of content? Both! How do inspiring surroundings affect learning? Greatly! How does technology affect learning? Very helpful. A
Read the required article Asking the Right Questions (Reason, C. & Reason, L, 2007). Reflect on what you have learned about teacher leadership. How can you implement change within an organization? How do you manage this change outside of a designated leadership position?
Describe a situation in your past experience where you implemented change or could have implemented change. How could you use this chart to increase the effects of this change? Was this change process a success? Based on your readings, how could you have increased the likelihood of success in this situation? Describe a situation
Research indicates that high quality academic, civic and social outcomes occur when service learning is incorporated into a school's curricula. Why do you think this occurs? Have you ever been involved in service learning at your school? Relate what kind of service learning projects you think would build a bridge to the communit
Read "Differentiating Mathematics Instruction" (http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/inspire/research/different_math.pdf). 1. What is differentiation according to this author? 2. Why is this important in math instruction? 3. How does a teacher create and utilize a curriculum which allows for differentiated student
Reflect on the following ways you would like to encourage parent involvement: Positive news phone calls, post cards, emails, daily student notes, and parent-teacher conferences.
Some parents may not know how to support their children in school. These parents as children may have had an unsuccessful school experience where they felt frustrated and even ashamed of their personal educational outcomes. Understanding that these parents may not have the knowledge on how to navigate the educational system to t
The Moore-Thomas, Day-Vines article explores cultural competence as it relates to effective collaboration and interactions as well as an understanding of the political structures and socio-cultural realities of African American students, families, and their communities. Describe the specific models, strategies, and recommendatio
Critically reflect on your work thus far. What have you learned about the uses of differentiated instruction in both the classroom and in professional development? How will you use what you have learned to benefit your organization or an organization that you will work for in the future?
Chapter II-6 of your text discussed several graphic organizers for student success. Which of these have you used with students? Which of those that you have not used would you try in a classroom? How can you differentiate instruction with graphic organizers? Discuss a concept that is important to you. Which graphic organizer wou
Part of effective communication involves knowing how to respond rather than react to something someone has said or written. In the online classroom format, why is it important to read a classmate's post and assess that person's intended message before you offer a response? How can this skill of responding help you in your career
Why is it important to communicate effectively with others? How will effective communication help students in their academic career? Give examples.
What are the benefits of Peer Assisted Learning Strategies?
Discuss several examples of how differing cultural values impact student achievement and educational attainment. What is the impact of social media, including the Internet, on learning? How could you, as a teacher, mitigate any influences which might be perceived as negative? Explain suggestions you could make to parents and stu
Who should take the leadership role in organizing outreach programs to the parents, the family, and the community? What specific strategies would you employ?
Discern what Hjalmarson (2011) means when she states, "Rather than expecting parents to adapt to us, we need to create a parent involvement system that meets parents' diverse needs" (p. 45). Do you recall, as a K-12 student, certain educators who provided leadership in partnership activities? Please give specific examples abo
Analyze the assessment strategies presented in your reading as well as within your research on differentiated instruction. Identify two assessment strategies that may be used to differentiate instruction in a low-performing school. How do these assessment strategies benefit a high-performing student in a low-performing class? Wo
What influences do you think? There are two sides of this question : the negative influences and the positives. Some negative influences include the media portraying a certain body type that is unrealistic for most people to achieve. This could lead to serious consequences such as dangerous dieting, eating disorders, or the
How is a graduate educational experience different from an undergraduate experience? How would you define a graduate culture? What are key components of a graduate culture and why? what might you exclude or include and why?
Can you give me some ideas about how you would integrate Brain Based Learning into a classroom of 3 to 5 years olds?
Identify three ways that you feel that you can encourage team building throughout the year. Assume that you are an administrator or a teacher leader at a school. What additional managerial tasks could you use in order to maintain the effectiveness of this team building? How would these tasks encourage growth and collaboration
What is the purpose of the Four Corners strategy? How could it be used in a classroom? How could it be used in a professional development setting? Conceptualize and summarize how the Four Corners strategy may be used to develop a concept of interest to you, keeping in mind an intended audience (i.e. students or colleagues). In
How does your school or workplace use job-embedded learning? Discuss two strategies that you would offer to your administrator or supervisor to increase engagement in job-embedded learning. How will these strategies increase the effectiveness of job-embedded learning at your school or workplace? Discuss your rationale for cho