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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

Disabilities and Motor Development

How do disabilities affect motor development? How can they be addressed? Simulate a delay or disability and then reflect on the experience. Include a description of the simulated delay or disability and what happened.

Common Practices to Avoid When writing literature reviews

What are Common Practices to avoid when writing literature reviews because they are forms of plagiarism? What should be done instead: According to Gall, Borg, and Gall (1996), the most frequent mistakes in reviewing literature are: - The literature review does not relate to their study. - Does not take time to define

Educational Neuroscience: Article Analysis "Big Plans for Little Brains"

Locate an article that investigates findings from cognitive and neuroscientific research. Provide a brief summary of the article and explain how the findings could be translated into what educators do in schools and classrooms. Do the findings support differentiated teaching and learning? Why or why not? Article: "Big plans f

Standards in American Education

How has the influence of content and state standards improved what content is being taught in the classroom? What are some possible negative effects this mandate has had on American education? Explain.

Evaluative Multiculturalism in the Classroom

Teachers can be genuine in their efforts to deliver a culturally-relevant and anti-bias curriculum, but still fail to produce a classroom where children are fully inclusive of others and prejudice-free. What criteria will be most important to you evaluate your literature selections and activities in the classroom form multicult

Emotional and psychological issues

Working with 14-year-old Stefan, a recent immigrant from Russian. Although Stefan seems to enjoy school, he is painfully shy and seems embarrassed about his inability to communicate at times. What are some strategies that could be used to ease his emotional and psychological issues?

The Resilient Child

Why is it important for early childhood educators to have an understanding of resiliency? How could knowledge of a child's risk and protective factors change your attitude and your behavior toward a child or her family? Try to figure out the best way to answer these questions and have any suggestions?

Identify the characteristics that differentiate a debate from a discussion.

Please provide a substantiated response with a literature reference list to the following: What is the process used to make the distinction between what constitutes a debate and a discussion? How could organizational cultural influence what is seen as a debate and a discussion? What personal values are influential in differe

multicultural children's books

Multicultural Literature. There are many different kinds of multicultural children's books. Provide a brief summary of the story. Describe how the book fosters one of the curriculum goals listed below. Be specific and give examples related to the text to support your thinking. Curriculum Culture: To foster each chi

Integrating student culture in social studies.

Could you please give me some ideas on how to incorporate a student's cultures into social studies? How might you incorporate your students' own cultures into your social studies lessons?

Reassuring a Frustrated ELL Student

Imagine that you have planned a reading activity for your students. They are to read a short picture book and sequence the story into a story map. One of your ELL students is not understanding the activity; he is getting frustrated and is ready to give up. What are some ways you can help him gain confidence and succeed at the ac

Anti-Bias Education

Often school attempts to connect with families fail. One reason is that schools assume the role of educators and expect families to go out of their way to learn how they can help modify family patterns to best suit the school environment. However, a more effective way to connect to families is for teachers to go out into the com

Trends Analysis in Social Studies

What do you feel are the current trends in social studies (thematic units, collaborative learning, hands-on, etc)? How long might the trends last? What types of instructional materials are available to support these trends?

Integrating Theory and Research Utilization

In an environment focused on education of adults entering health care careers, what are advantages and disadvantages to integrating theory and research utilization into all courses, as contrasted with providing a stand-alone course focused on these topics?

Factors in curriculum development are exemplified.

Among the seven factors identified as critical to curriculum development (Population needs, Regulatory requirements, Outcomes, Course content, Evaluation strategies, Supporting references, or Learning strategies/theories), which do you consider to be the most and least important? What is the basis for your response?