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Common Beliefs Influence Teachers' Work with Diverse Students

Briefly explore commonly held beliefs that influence teachers' work with diverse students. Select one of the commonly held beliefs that you identify with the most. Explain why you identify with this belief. Has your belief changed? Why or why not?

Concept Paper University Material

How might any university material: Dissertation Criteria & Rating Scale help in writing a concept paper? What aspects, if any, of the rating criteria, may be the most difficult for a student to address? Why?

Provide a professional development plan for an institution

You have been asked by the Chief Academic Officer of your institution to develop a 5 year professional development plan. Provide the goals for internally and externally for the transition and succession of a new leadership cadre. As the chief decision maker you have a variety of short and long term decisions to make including

level of cognitive demand

Discuss what level of cognitive demand and context is represented by a student who performs each of the following activities: Reads for comprehension Acts out a historical event Points to items in the classroom Writes short paragraphs Watches a movie with academic content Participates in a baseball game Listens to

Teaching and Discussing Folk Theories

Consider your own ideas about teaching and discuss which "folk theories" or implicit theories your ideas are based on. Also, consider the English language learner (ELL) student and reflect on how your approach to instruction will impact the ELL student.

Progress Report

Teachers are often asked by parents to provide more feedback with respect to their child's progress. Using Microsoft Word or Excel, design a report format which you could use to report a student's weekly process in math class. Discuss the items you included and why. Attach your document to your discussion post. If your version o

"Importance of Play" article

Review the article "Importance of Play" (http://www.goplayproject.org/2010/06/importance-of-play/) and watch the videos, "Stuart Brown: Why Play Is Vital - No Matter Your Age" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHwXlcHcTHc) and "TedxRochester - Scott Eberle - 11/02/09" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jApW2tilJOI). Based on your rea

Intellectual Disabilities and Skills in Teaching

Consider the limitation in intellectually functioning and adaptive behavior often presented by students with intellectual disabilities. What skills should teachers primarily focus on when working with these particular groups? What environments or educational settings would optimize student learning? Cite at least two sources.

Math Teacher Feedback

Consider feedback you have provided as a math teacher, or received as a math student. Given what you know about the attributes of good feedback, reflect on the quality and effectiveness of this feedback. How could this feedback be improved?

Class Environment

Reflect for a moment on your own classroom environment or on a favorite classroom environment from your own schooling. Are there (or were there) clear rules that emphasize what students should do rather than what they should not do? How will (or did) it change student performance? Are (or were) students called on equitably? How

Segregation in schools

What different forms can segregation take in US schools? When can these methods affirm diversity and when are they detrimental to learning? Consider economic segregation, culturally-based schools (i.e. African American, Latino, or Native American), gender-specific, or charter schools. Provide examples from your own experience an

Ethical Tenets of Research Study

What are ethical concerns that are important at the implementation and reporting stages of a study? Use at least one reference APA format.

The Role Safety Plays in the Physical Education Environment

Explain the role safety plays in the physical education environment. List and briefly discuss five things you as the teacher can do that: 1. provides appropriate standard of care, and 2. creates a safe environment in which risk and the opportunity for injury are minimized.

Information-processing abilities

Explain the four information-processing abilities that affect learning and memory. How does each area impact learning? Do any of the areas relate to each other, in other words, does one area of deficit cause a greater occurrence for other areas to become present?

Integrating Math and Science

There is a strong correlation between math and science skills. Share ideas for how your chosen math strand could be integrated effectively into a specific science unit of study. Provide at least two examples of lesson ideas that would accomplish this.

Art standards

Locate a set of standards that relate to the arts or aesthetic learning. Read them through and select one or two that apply to a particular early childhood age group. Discuss how you could use these standards to plan an art activity for young children. You may use The National Standards for Arts Education website or choose any o

Diary of a Diverse Student

considers the demographic of your local school and identifies one student from a background that would be most different from your own. Imagine the first day of school from this student's perspective as you are introduced to the class as his or her new teacher. This is a creative writing piece where you are expected to step outs

The Socio-Historical Context of Multi-Cultural Education

Describe the socio-historical and contemporary contexts for multicultural and bilingual education in your school district. How have decisions such as Brown vs. The Board of Education, the 2007 ruling by the Supreme Court against voluntary de-segregation or the policies of No Child Left Behind /Race to the Top impacted the way mu

Math Experiences

Our math teachers have a profound impact on how we view mathematics and our own math skills. Reflect on a teacher who had a strong effect on your perceptions of math (either positive or negative). What characteristics did he or she have that contributed to your perceptions of math and your own competence as a math student? What

Mathematical Instruction Assessments

This posting compares traditional quizzes/tests to the process of assessment through written work and classroom discussion. Is it possible that both are relevant to mathematical instruction? What are potential drawbacks to having students write about their mathematical reasoning? Support your perspective with specific examples.

The Role of Arithmetic in Everyday Life

Identify several real-life situations outside of school responsibilities in which you have used arithmetic. How did you identify what needed to be done? Explain the strategy or strategies you used to solve the problems. What did you do first? Were you able to estimate or did you have to be accurate? Was there only one right

Post Secondary Education on College Market

Summarize the impact of market competition within post secondary education on colleges and how competition has impacted student services and course offerings. Predict future changes in post secondary education that will be driven by competition and explain why you feel these changes will occur. What can colleges do to prepare fo

Elements necessary to achieve a dream classroom

Reflect for a moment on what you would consider to be the perfect classroom. What would it take to achieve that dream classroom? Is it achievable? What, if any obstacles are in your way? Is there anything you have learned in this course that will help you achieve your dream?

Personal and Professional Growth in Education

What assumptions about differentiated instruction have been confirmed? Have others been challenged? Which? What steps will you take to modify your teaching strategies now or in the future? What specific goals will you set for becoming a more academically responsive teacher? What do you believe is the best piece of advice you can

Orderly-Flexible Learning Environments

Dysfunctional learning environments You can find a video that shows the environment and post the link, create a case study scenario that describes the environment, or you can relate an actual classroom from your own academic experience that employed the environment. Next, describe the skills the teacher will need to learn

Program Implementation and Adaptation

Describe and mention how you will adapt this lesson to class of 21 children? Of the twenty-one students, eighteen are of Level I development, one is at Level II, one student is visually impaired and one student is overweight. Inclement weather has forced you to remain inside where your only option is to share the multipurpose ro

Security plan

What measures should be taken in the initial design of a security plan to ensure personal security within an organization? What are the three lines of physical defense that organizations need to consider? What is the significance of concentric layers of security? How does this apply to the security of the organization? Why is it

Does a teacher's culture and gender impact student learning?

How do you believe your own culture and gender influence your teaching and learning? Do you believe your gender served as an advantage or a disadvantage in your own academic experience? How about your culture? Explain how you will account for the ways in which gender may affect your students' learning. How will you adapt your te