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The role of the teacher in the classroom has changed from being the "sage on the stage" to being the "guide on the side." What does this shift mean in regard to the role of the teacher and the role of the learner? What role does cognitive learning theory play in the classroom experiences of teachers and learners? How does the i

Teaching Styles and Methods

Why would knowing who is in the classroom make a difference in how you teach? For example, if you had English Learners in the room, you would frontload academic vocabulary, strategically pair an EL with English Only student and provide plenty of background information on new concepts.

Learner determination

Who are the learners in your target audience? How do you engage learners in this target audience? Justify your choices.

American Colonial Colleges versus Oxford-Cambridge Style Colleges

Thelin (2011) noted that the English universities Oxford and Cambridge greatly influenced early American higher education. In addition, Oxford and Cambridge were autonomous, privately endowed and linked to a federation. The collegiate system of combining learning and living was a seminal plan for higher education that college fo

Historical Perspectives on Teacher Supervision

Develop a paper that describes, from a historical perspective, how the supervision of curriculum and instruction in public schools has evolved. Include an example from your own experiences as a teacher being supervised and note any changes that you have observed.

Computers and Cooperative Learning Strategies

"Combining computers with cooperative learning strategies promotes greater quantity and quality of daily achievement, more successful problem solving, and higher performance on factual recognition, application, and problem-solving text items than do computers and competition or computers and individualized learning." With tha

Differentiated instructions in the classroom

Define the concept of differentiated instructions/having individual lesson approaches in a classroom context. List the different myths that researchers and philosophers may encounter in projections and interpretations of this concept. As those myths are often used by the researchers and philosophers to rule out options and facto

Universal Design for Learning

Lesson plan for Universal Design Learning, UDL. Why is it important in the learning environment? How can it can UDL impact the lives of learners both with and without disabilities? What will be the learning outcome of this plan?

Lesson Plan for Teaching Symbolism, Simile and Metaphor

I am an English teacher in a low income, rural area. My students are from diverse backgrounds and their learning styles are equally divers. I am trying to teach my class about tools that authors use to make their writing more engaging, focusing on symbolism, metaphor and simile. I started by developing a vocabulary handout that

Principals of Adult Education - Basic Thoeries

Principals of Effective Practice in Adult Learning Several theorists have developed philosophies of the most effective characteristics and behaviors a flourishing teacher should possess. It is relatively difficult to support such theories with quantitative data due to the fact that personality characteristics are almost incal

Supervisory Style

Reflect on a supervisor or teacher whose style did not work for you. Can you identify what in that person's style did not work with your learning style and needs? What supervisory competencies do you feel would compliment your learning style?

Classroom Interview Summary

Describe the following in a summary based on your interview with a classroom teacher: o Classroom demographics o Teacher management style o Teacher interaction with children o Arrangement of learning environment o Rules and procedures o Examples of mutual respect o Examples of cultural awareness o Preventive procedures

Professional development in differentiated instruction

What is the role of professional development in designing differentiated instruction? What challenges might I face in defining a staff development program in differentiated instruction, as I have not had any experience in this area?

Learning Style Self- Analysis

Write a 500-750 word essay depicting a self-analysis of your personal learning styles and intelligences. How does this apply to K-12 students? Why is it important to recognize these characteristics in yourself, and others? Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines. An abstract is not required.

Sociological issues in education

For this paper, address at least seven (7) of the sociological issues from the list below. At least one issue should relate to student diversity in schools and at least one issue should relate to family and school. Describe each issue, explain the reason(s) each issue poses a problem or concern, and discuss the implications for

Behaviorist Theory

1.Explain behaviorist theory and give an example of how it can be applied in the classroom? Needing example of grade level EC-4 2.How do cognitive theorists differ from behaviorists and what role does active learning play in each theory? Having trouble how to word. 3.What is metacognition? What are some specific strategie

Platform reviews regarding education?

What would be the uses of the following platforms. What types of learning situation and learning styles are they best suited for and what types of instructional strategies would work best in the synchronous and asynchronous learning arena? Platforms are: Blackboard, WebCT, e-Board, Centa, Interwise, and Microsoft Netme