Teacher Essays


Ecologising Education Now and in the Future

is that, in a 2005 report dealing with reorientation of teacher education for addressing sustainability, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) didn't overlook the importance of concentrating on sustainability on a global scale. Rather, it remarked that despite the need for grounding sustainable education on local situations and requirements, concentrating on local community problems frequently had consequences that were global. Similar to eco-literacy goals, sustainability education should concentrate locally as against being brought in from external sources (UNESCO, 2005). For effecting the big changes linked to the ecologising education concept, an atmosphere of safety must be… Continue Reading...

Are Labor Unions Good or Bad

Econlog.econlib.org. Retrieved 26 August 2016, from http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2010/10/why_do_unions_o.html Fantz, A. (2016). teacher 'sickouts' close 94 out of 97 Detroit schools. CNN. Retrieved 26 August 2016, from http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/02/us/detroit-schools-teacher-sickout/ Levy, G. (2016). How Citizens United Has Changed Politics in 5 Years. U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 26 August 2016, from http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/01/21/5-years-later-citizens-united-has-remade-us-politics Sherk, J. (2013). Voluntary Union Representation: States Should Let Workers Choose Their Representatives. The Heritage Foundation. Retrieved 26 August 2016, from http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/01/voluntary-union-representation-states-should-let-workers-choose-their-representatives Sherk, J. (2016). F.D.R. Warned Us About Public Sector Unions - NYTimes.com. Nytimes.com. Retrieved 26 August 2016, from http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/02/18/the-first-blow-against-public-employees/fdr-warned-us-about-public-sector-unions Continue Reading...

Special Education in Miami Dade

and connect well to the study. Comment by Steve Moskowitz: This does not make sense. One article notes teacher's attitudes towards technology as being the main barriers for integration. "Teachers' own beliefs and attitudes about the relevance of technology to students' learning were perceived as having the biggest impact on their success" (Ertmer, Ottenbreit-Leftwich, Sadik, Sendurur, & Sendurur, 2012, p. 423). If teachers believe they do not need to use technology to instruct students or they do not feel they can use technology to instruct students, this may make them more resistant to technology integration in schools, especially if they… Continue Reading...

Australian Curriculum

New Australian Curriculum, Teachers and Change Fatigue. Australian Journal of teacher Education, 39(11), Exley, B., & Chan, M. Y. (2014). Tensions between Policy and Practice: Reconciliation Agendas in the Australian Curriculum English. English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 13(1), 55-75. Garner, P., & Forbes, F. (2015). An "At-Risk" Curriculum for "At-Risk" Students? Special Educational Needs and Disability in the New "Australian Curriculum." Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 15(4), 225-234. Maude, A. (2015). What Is Powerful Knowledge and Can It Be Found in the Australian Geography Curriculum?. Geographical Education, 2818-26. Peacock, D., Lingard, R., & Sellar, S. (2015). Texturing… Continue Reading...

Minimum Literacy Skills in the 21st Century

are doing, they assert that there are four main things that the proper teacher of science could and should do if they are to be successful in teaching their students well when it comes to preparing them for the 21st century. These include featuring learning that allows and encourages students to solve problem, they are able to encourage learning that engages studetns in productive meta-cognitive strategies about their own learning, they are able to place some learning decisions and activities in the hands of students when perhaps those things were prior determined by a teacher and the teacher allows… Continue Reading...

Supply Chain Management

I will equip myself with knowledge and skills to efficiently and effectively manage staff, resources and projects so that I execute my role as a supply chain manger well. I will have an extensive comprehension of supply chains, logistics and procurement processes. I will consistently employ best practices so as to increase efficiency, cut costs and improve performance while still delivering high quality results in the set timelines. I am now looking to take on a challenging new managerial role. The role will help me grow professionally and ensure I use the experience and skills I have gained throughout my… Continue Reading...

Child Psychology

maternal education and race) and the classroom (that is, teacher education and teacher age). Demographic features were not included in the study (Leslie M. Booren, Jason T. Downer, & Virginia E. Vitiello, 2012). iii. Discuss the play activities the child is doing. Give examples. Some activities are discoursed through the following examples (Leslie M. Booren, Jason T. Downer, & Virginia E. Vitiello, 2012). a. In the case of peer interactions, the child devoted a significantly larger amount of their time in having social interaction at the time of play activities (for instance, play with their toys or imaginary play)… Continue Reading...

Child Risk Assessment for Therapy

Nine-year-old Afro-Caribbean, Lennox, was referred by professionals and his teacher to the therapist. Those who suggested counseling were worried about the boy's conduct and behavior when at school. As Lennox's previous therapist resigned his job during the summer school-term, the boy was referred once again; by this time, he had reached the age of ten. Lennox was offered twelve months of one-on-one therapy. The problems cited in the original referral for counseling included lack of concentration in studies, attention-seeking behavior at school, persistent unpunctuality to class, and the boy's washed-out look. Another referral by an educator in the year… Continue Reading...

Ethical Responses to Nsw Case Scenarios

school. It has gained several commentators and followers that include several members of the teaching staff. A teacher here referred to as teacher B. who is new on the staff at the beginning of the year has joined the fray. In the second term of the year, the school head bans games and sports activity before class hour. He explains that students need to be energized and ready for studies and not tired as a result of active sports teacher B. isn't happy with the decision by the head. The decision also draws lots of negative interest and response… Continue Reading...

Black and White Binary Central to Race Discussion

1. Black/White binary been central to the discussion of race? Black/White binary been has been central to the discussion of race because of Perceived racial discrimination (PRD). This is even more so with Black women. Precisely, there has been a decline in obvious racial discriminatory conduct (segregation, rights to vote) and quick rise in subtle racial discriminatory behavior. At the center of these issues for Black women is a struggle over nationality, power, and control that rotates around not just, but gender. Black/White binary has been central to the discussion of race because indirect racial discrimination has likewise been theorized… Continue Reading...

Mark and Mathews Presentation Of Jesus’ Disciples

reaffirm such knowledge. They reaffirmed their understanding whereupon he alluded to the teacher of the law and likened him to a house owner who collects treasures and old items alike from his storeroom. We also see that Joseph of Arimathea had also become Jesus' disciple[footnoteRef:17]. [17: J. Park] Significance of the Gospels Records of Jesus' close interaction with his disciples from the point of calling, through His passion to resurrection exist on the gospel of Mathew. Jesus has an impact on people's lives through the discipleship. The writing of the gospel is not meant to provide moral lessons, rather,… Continue Reading...

Learning and Social Deficits in the Elementary Classroom

Evolution of RTI and Its Purpose The response to intervention (RTI) initiative is a multi-tiered program that is designed to facilitate the early identification of students with special educational and behavioral needs (What is RTI?, 2016). The purpose of the RTI initiative is two-fold, with the first being the provision of high-quality educational services and the second being the screening of all young learners in general education classrooms (What is RTI?, 2016). The evolution of the RTI initiative was based on early experiences with differentiated instruction as an alternative to conventional practices. In this regard, Fisher and Frey (2010) report… Continue Reading...

Multicultural Understanding

The following facts have been established with regard to preschoolers' cultural understanding, tolerance, influences and attitudes: • At the early preschool age, kids begin developing definite attitudes with regard to their own ethnic and racial group, and other ethnic/racial groups. • Toddlers are able to tell if people they interact with are different from themselves, and by the time they reach preschool, they are easily able to grasp negative stereotypes. • Caregivers' cultures, views and mindsets are readily adopted by preschoolers. Hence, a caregiver's views of other racial and ethnic groups may shape children's attitudes towards racial/ethnic minorities. • Early… Continue Reading...

Orthodoxy Of Abrahamic Religions

with the prior history and standards that existed. Analysis The first orthodoxy teacher or leader that shall be mentioned in this brief report is Jesus. While it may be jarring or unsettling to some to suggest that Jesus was teaching something new or different than was the standard before, he absolutely was. Indeed, the Old Testament mentions of things like the crucifixion, Hell and how to get forgiveness for one's ins was somewhat or entirely different in the Old Testament versus the New Testament. At the same time, a lot of what Jesus taught was a recitation or at least an… Continue Reading...

Developmental Learning and Technology

some teachers remain resistant to technology integration in schools. One article notes teacher's attitudes towards technology as being the main barriers for integration. "Teachers' own beliefs and attitudes about the relevance of technology to students' learning were perceived as having the biggest impact on their success" (Ertmer, Ottenbreit-Leftwich, Sadik, Sendurur, & Sendurur, 2012, p. 423). If teachers believe they do not need to use technology to instruct students or they do not feel they can use technology to instruct students, this may make them more resistant to technology integration in schools, especially if they perceive technology as a barrier in… Continue Reading...

My Life

therefore it adversely affected my performance in other subjects. When I entered the 6th grade, my new mathematics teacher, Miss Mahoney completely changed my outlook, an aspect that had a huge positive impact on my life. She told me that mathematics is as simple as one, two, and three, something that I accepted easily. She told me encouragingly that she saw a great deal of potential in me and that I ought to tell myself I can do it, even when I fail. Therefore, she took it upon herself, giving me extra lessons and assignments away from the classroom, to… Continue Reading...

Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning Through Using Stories in the Young Learner Classroom - Annotated Bibliography In my research paper, I intend to analyse the methodologies and implications of using stories as a vital tool for young learners in a class room. To support my study, I have studied five papers that are either from a book or from a journal. The first and the fourth paper summarized here talks about how stories can help in increasing the vocabulary of children. Stories are described as a means to sustain brain activity in young people. The second paper by Husbands and Pearce talks… Continue Reading...

Justice Is Better Than Equality

similar opportunities that are not gender-based. Going back to tenth grade, my teacher asked us to choose between justice and equality. At that time, I thought they were both the same and that they're both suitable. Nonetheless, I was wrong. Ever since, I have always asked myself which one is better: equality or justice? By definition, equality is the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities; whereas justice is experiencing a just behavior or treatment. Over the years, I have concluded that I would prefer justice over equality. The question is why? Why choose a just lifestyle… Continue Reading...

Gender and Sexuality

Gender and sexuality are very important for activists, practitioners and policymakers. Gender and sexuality have a big significance in people's lives in today's society. Sexuality encompasses gender roles and identities, sex and sexual orientation, intimacy, reproduction, pleasure and eroticism. Its expression can be found in behaviors, thoughts, roles, relationships, values, attitudes, desires and fantasies. While all these expressions characterize sexuality, an individual may not express or experience all of them. Interactions between psychological, economic, cultural, legal, ethical, religious, spiritual and biological factors influence sexuality (Ilkkaracan & Jolly). The Link between Gender and Sexuality The Institute of Development Studies defines gender… Continue Reading...

The Secret Lion by Alberto Alvaro Rios Review

Secret Lion is authored by Alberto Alvaro Rios. It is a short story that was published in 1984. The story is told from a school boy's vintage. It is an account of how the life of such a school boy changes from the point of joining Junior High. The story captures the expectations of the young boys coupled with how parents and teachers treat and see them. Their intellectual limitation and the expectation by others of how they should conduct themselves are expressed. The author has employed a number of literary devices to narrate the story. It is a story… Continue Reading...

Fostering a Creative Child

out and make their own path. They will be much more likely to sidle up to a teacher and be the teacher's "pet" rather than going out on one's own and not being a "sheep." Grant notes that nurturing creativity and individuality is hard to nurture and grow and easy to slow down and inhibit. The main lesson that Grant imparts is this...back off. Parents seem to be entirely too focused on making sure their child flourishes and grows that they get in the child's way. Instead, they should observe at a distance and the let the child go… Continue Reading...

Mathematics Assessment

of academic reform (Callingham, 2010). The effect of influential assessment eventually relies on the mind of the teacher. The educator tries to comprehend the mathematics, the obstacles, the trajectories, the mind of the child and the instruction principles. However, eventually, the educator must apply her own cognition to use all these concepts in an individually meaningful manner to the difficult task of currently educating the individual. The growth psychology of thinking in mathematical terms and the method of clinical interview can majorly contribute to learning by changing the formative assessment process -- the effort to apply information about student… Continue Reading...

Childrens Rights and Teacher Advocacy

entails (two major aspects of the child right initiative) (Jerome, Emerson, Lundy, & Orr, 2015). Understanding Children's Rights from a teacher's Perspective Educationalists have always had a dedicated professional sense of responsibility towards the children under their care. They show much concern about the safety, happiness, health and overall wellbeing of the children under their jurisdiction. These educationalists are well aware of their roles as role models in the lives of the children under their tutelage and the fact that the children may be looking up to them for support, protection and care (Crosson - Tower, 2003). i. Personal Commitments… Continue Reading...

A Qualitative Study Of Technology

.....teachers in the field of Special Education are using (or attempting to use) technology in their classrooms, and address their concerns and problems with solutions based upon that research, if the research is conducted in an efficient and effective manner. This study seeks to determine what (if any) problems these teachers face in an ongoing manner, and then determine if there are answers that apply and can be used by teachers throughout the educational community. It is important therefore to ensure that the research is valid and reliable so that it can add to current literature, and be used in… Continue Reading...

Art Education Field

A number of modifications have occurred within the area of arts instruction, leading to a redesigning of the whole curriculum. A few transformations involve modern trends like literacy training via art, worldwide popular culture, 21st-century abilities, social justice, art evaluation, cultural diversity, and interdisciplinary approaches. Teaching Literacy through Art According to Moody-Zoet, art-teaching offers distinctive and useful intellectual behaviors and skill sets which aid in the learning of other academic disciplines. The following skills are introduced, cultivated and honed by arts education: craft creation capacity; task involvement and determination when it comes to task completion; envisioning, expression, and seeking of… Continue Reading...

Idiocracy Idiocy and a Nation Full Of Idiots

.....citizenship is essential to a democracy. Good citizenship entails active engagement in political issues, which creates an educated and informed voter empowered to make decisions based on fact and reason rather than on emotion and opinion. Good citizenship also entails active participation in the political process, including voting, political activism, and ongoing political education. The opposite of good citizenship is idiocy: self-centeredness and short sightedness that can damage and destroy a democracy. When citizens are idiots, they hijack the democracy by voting according to narrow and selfish concerns rather than by making concerns for the good of the polis. Idiots… Continue Reading...

Sexual Health Resources

Health Care Condoms are effective against the spread of AIDS as transmitted through sexual activity. The condom prevents the transmission of fluids between individuals during sexual activity. It is that transmission of fluids that can result in the transmission of the AIDS virus between people. In many poorer communities and countries, condoms have proven effective in reducing the rate of AIDS and HIV transmission between individuals. Condoms do not, of course, affect the rate of transmission by other means, such as intravenous drug use or transfusions. But they do lower the rate of transmission because a lot of AIDS and… Continue Reading...

Reactions to Orchestral Music

be precise. The piece was apparently dedicated to his viola teacher, a woman named Audrey Alston. Like the second piece, it is meant for a four-piece string group or a wider group of the same. Also like the other snippets, there are multiple pieces and the part in question her is the plucking-strewed second part, Playful Pizzicato. As the title suggest, the song is dominating by string instruments plucking their strings rather than using the bow, as is normal. Also like the other pieces covered in this assignment, it is not all that long, coming in at only a… Continue Reading...

Text Sets for a Multicultural Topic

act like children. As a result, they consider the teacher an unquestionable leader and the center of knowledge. Generally, these students enter their middle school years as children and leave as young adolescences because of development of their cognitive ability, maturity levels, and literacy levels. The targeted middle school students come from different social settings, families, and communities. They come from multicultural communities and societies that are characterized by people from different religions, nationalities, ethnicities, religion, and races. One of the social factors that are evident in these students' lives is the multicultural environment where they are brought up… Continue Reading...

Adolescent Development

such for adolescents might come off as unrealistic or uninformed to a teacher or professor that actually teaches adolescents as part of their daily job. Passions and arguments can get heated, and for obvious reasons. Indeed, the implications of social/emotional development and academic learning with adolescents, just to name two major things, are substantial. Earlier stages of development set the tone for the teen years and beyond. Even so, the progress that is seen and gained from the prior stages cannot be lost in the teen years lest the teens in question stumble upon reaching adulthood due to not… Continue Reading...

Education Autobiography on Drugs

illegal and legal drugs. I learned alcohol abuse affects the liver, potentially leading to cirrhosis. (Lee and Moreau) One teacher stated an alcohol must keep drinking or risk dying. That was a wakeup call for me in understanding how dangerous it is to become addicted to substances like alcohol and the need to exercise restraint and moderation early on in life. I had a similar experience with tobacco. Many people still smoke. Even with the use of anti-tobacco campaigns, people smoke outside and in their own homes. I learned in school about the dangerous of smoking, but in particular,… Continue Reading...

Social Shift from Religion to Spirituality

Religion and Spirituality in a Broad Sense Spirituality and religion are two terms that have rather unstable, historically changing definitions, characterized by numerous implied and explicit theological considerations. Further, the general contention is that these definitions are either overly specific or overly generic. A more astonishing fact is, possibly, these researches' level of concurrence that spirituality represents a private, budding, personal and emotional sphere, whilst religion is more public, group-based and fairly stable. Interviews and questionnaire tools arising out of these definitions characteristically undertake measurements of the spirituality element by posing questions with regard to people's self-identity, psychological experiences, and… Continue Reading...

Marketing an Emba Program in Vietnam

and therefore lowers the attractiveness of the product There are stipulations with respect to teacher-student ratio as well (ICEF, 2012) While entrepreneurism is high in Vietnam, bureaucracy is also high. Corruption is a major issue, and Vietnam ranks 112th out of 168 countries on the corruption perceptions index (Transparency International, 2016). The government has, however, made significant investments in its education system in recent years, leading to decent scores on international evaluations (The Economist, 2013), though there remains concern about the high dropout rate. This investment in education provides a decent baseline level of knowledge, which makes Vietnamese students… Continue Reading...

Coming Of Age with Bisexuality

fundamental to her own conflicted views about sexuality and credits a substitute teacher with helping her sort out her feelings when others were unable to do so. Because one of the incessant themes drummed into the young learners at St. John the Baptist School was the danger of sexually transmitted diseases, especially HIV / AIDS, Hernandez realized that some people were actually dying because of their sexual orientation and that their sexual orientation was not always a choice but rather a biological reality. When a substitute teacher arrived at her school unexpectedly one day, Hernandez characterizes the experience as… Continue Reading...

Japan and Confucianism in Art and Society

teachings of Confucius once the revival occurred in Japan in the 16th century. The warrior class recognized in this teacher the signs of a true fighter, one who was intellectual, used his mind to overcome obstacles, practiced virtue, dignity and respect, and honored his master. To them, he was a model leader, one who was intelligent and masterful. In the pictures below one sees how poised Confucius is, with his sword ready at his side in case he should need to fight. He is an image of readiness. Figure 6. Confucian shrines and images found in Japan throughout the… Continue Reading...

How Confucianism Impacted China

middle of the 6th century BC to the first part of the 5th century BC and was a teacher of the values of those who lived in the days of Chinese antiquity. For Confucius, the greatest years of the Zhou dynasty had come in the three centuries prior to his birth. The dynasty itself lasted for centuries following Confucius' life, though in a much different form from what came before. Confucius viewed the lessons of the early Zhou dynasty as containing valuable nuggets of wisdom. Confucius' teachings carried on well after his day as did many other schools of… Continue Reading...

Because I Could Not Stop for Death by Emily Dickenson

of the issues Dickenson tries to convey. The speaker's relationship with death is like one of a teacher to a student, as death teaches her a new way of conceiving and experiencing. Time is an illusion in the world of the living. People in their lives rush around, but they are really only rushing toward the grave. When considering their mortality and the inevitability of death, most people also rush away from death and try to extend their lives as long as possible. Instead of clinging to life, or instead of rushing through life as if in a rat… Continue Reading...

Dual Enrolment Implications for Community College Leadership

Dual enrolment has become a popular phenomenon in the education realm in the last one decade. Community colleges are increasingly collaborating with high schools to enable high school students undertake college-level courses while still in high school. This prepares high school students for the realities of college education and socialises them into the norms, attitudes, behaviours, and expectations of college life, in addition to reducing the time and cost of college education. However, challenges such as difficulties in credit transfer, little or no confidence in dual credit courses on the part of colleges and faculty members, lack of a strong… Continue Reading...

Relationship Of Food and Ritual in India

ways like an outsider in Tamil, since she, like her orphans, were from Andra. Eric, an American volunteer teacher, happened to be walking by the three children now. Prajeet slapped his head and raised his arm and said, "You are lucky, Brother!" (All the teachers in the school were brother or sister). "Why am I lucky?" Eric asked, stopping and smiling. "You have good food, no, Brother?" Eric smiled at this: he did not consider the food he ate to be "good" -- in fact, he missed his American food very much and took every opportunity he could to get… Continue Reading...

Educational Psychology

levels might deter pupils from responding in detail to a question posed by the teacher. Hence, educators must know different kinds of questions that they may pose based on individual pupils' levels of language proficiency. They can, for instance, pose yes/no questions, either/or questions, or questions with one-word answers (Ashcraft, 2006). Further, educators expect pupils to let them know if they haven't understood a concept and typically aim to set aside some time to tackle these questions. But educators' question prompts may deter pupils from posing queries. If teachers ask pupils whether a concept is clear or, worded differently,… Continue Reading...

Child Studies

Does the ad contain any research-based evidence, or any evidence to substantiate its claims? If yes, what is the evidence? No, the ad does not contain any research-based evidence or any kind of evidence that is able to substantiate its claims. What is the overall concept related to the claim in the ad? (e.g., to improve some aspect of development, to increase well-being, to change behaviours, etc.). There are three general concepts associated to the claim in the ad. The first is that bright colors, textures and fun sounds that are exuded by the toy aid in the stimulation of… Continue Reading...

Cognitive and Behavioral Development Of an Adolescent

helping him develop his self-awareness in which he can know his emotions, his strengths, and the challenges. Similarly, the teacher must help him understand how his emotions might affect his behavior. Enhancing social awareness is an important aspect considered when counseling Riley. Social awareness is the ability to be able to understand and respect the points of view of other people. The counselor must ensure that Riley can apply this knowledge in their social interactions. The teacher or the counselor must understand his core reason for being in school. Moreover, the teacher should also take the time to enhance… Continue Reading...

How Hong Kong Responds to Fitness Clubs

prepared by the last week of February. By March, the study will be ready to deliver for teacher review. 1.5 Outline of Chapters The first chapter of this paper serves as an introduction to the project. Chapter 2 will provide a literature review. Chapter 3 will discuss the project's methodology including questions used in the survey and method of analysis. Chapter 4 will discuss the findings of the research. Chapter 5 provides a conclusion and recommendations. Chapter 2 2.1 Introduction to Literature Review The case for the fitness industry in Hong Kong can best be gauged by understanding the… Continue Reading...

English Language Arts Observations Report

for instant feedback and targeted diagnostic interrogation, in addition teaching as a response to earlier-obtained evaluation information. Implications for teacher Team's Professional Development Discourse within the classroom ought to be dynamic, involving all pupils in key issues and fostering precise language application for deepening and extending comprehension, and potentially revolving around pupil-constructed questions. Moreover, when educators build on pupils' answers to questions (irrespective of whether the questions are put forward by peers or educators), pupils have to give explanations for their thinking, critique others' rationales, and provide specific textual proofs for supporting their stance. This emphasis on argumentation is the… Continue Reading...

Work Life Balance and Positive Outcomes for Organizations and Employees

In the contemporary business world, employee performance is a fundamental determinant in the attainment of organizational goals and objectives. For this reason, organizations come up with various ways of motivating their workforce so as to ensure there is a high employee performance. Work life balance is a largely significant observable fact that is of considerable concern to different employees in an organization. In delineation, work life balance is expediting and fast-tracking between one's work, which encompasses career and aspiration and one's lifestyle, which encompasses health, leisure and family. This goes beyond emphasizing on the work role and personal life of… Continue Reading...

Effects Of Gender Related Bullying and Harassment

Bullying and Conflict in Relation to Learning About Gender and Other Forms of Equity One of the harsh realities of life in the United States is the potential for bullying behaviors to adversely affect the learning environment for young victims, transforming the school environment from a place of learning into one that is dreaded and feared. Moreover, bullying behaviors can have a profound effect on the manner in which young people are socialized concerning gender roles as well as their perspectives concerning equity later in life. To determine the facts about these issues, this paper provides a review of the… Continue Reading...

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

of this aspect takes into account the manner in which a teacher employed rap music to teach students aspects such as rhyme as well as the way words mean literally and figuratively. The third proposition is that students have to develop a critical consciousness to challenge the status quo (Woolfolk, 2016). Basically, this implies that aside from assisting students to become culturally competent and academically successful, exceptional teachers assist students to cultivate a wide ranging sociopolitical awareness that permits them to analyze and criticize the social customs, standards and entities that create and uphold social inequalities (Woolfolk, 2016). There… Continue Reading...

Behavioral Approach Instruction Criticism

make the task more fascinating to the students. This becomes beneficial to the teacher in enhancing the performance of students, particularly those that lack the capability or interest in certain subjects or topics from the outset (Woolfolk, 2016). Despite the fact that instruction and classroom management that's done on the basis of behavioral theory has its perks and upsides, there are risks that are involved. One of the risks takes into account the mismanagement or manipulation of behavioral learning approaches, which is an unethical action. As pointed out by Woolfolk (2016), punishments can have detrimental consequences. This is in… Continue Reading...

Life Of Buddha

terms in your own words, based only on course materials (textbook, podcasts, etc.): • Sangha: Companions/ teacher along the way. • Prajna: direct understanding of Buddha's truth, aptitude essential to attain enlightenment. • Anatman: a departure from the Hindu belief in the self or atman. The absence of self. • Five skandas: form, emotions and sensations, perceptions, formations/mental activity, and consciousness. • Dependent origination: If this thing (dharma) exists, that exists. • Bodhisattva (vs. arhat): An arhat is permanently liberated from samsara (selfish). A bodhisattva chooses to remain in samsara to help others collect merit to achieve enlightenment (selfess). • The… Continue Reading...

Southernization and Westernization

World History Teaching: Identifying The Big Changes." The History teacher 20 (4): 561. doi:10.2307/493757.] It is important to note what other historians have to say about this same topic and lexicon in the most modern context and frame of debate. More importantly, it is important to compare and contrast what is said about the subject as the scope and direction of debate is certainly not monolithic. Indeed, Xinru Liu weighed in on this topic and was able to point out an example of the other kind of way mentioned before that causes perceptions and review of history to change,… Continue Reading...

Expulsion Of Students

Schools are increasingly using lengthy expulsions of students for offenses committed on school property.  Expulsion is basically the permanent removal of a student from school for breaking serious rules or policies in the school.  While the discipline code of every school varies, expulsion is usually regarded as the highest form of punishment.  In most cases, expulsion of students from school is utilized after other forms of discipline and punishment are ineffective in correcting a student’s behaviors.  Additionally, decisions on expulsions of students are usually recommended by the school principal and include an explanation of the specific offense or reason contributing… Continue Reading...

Head Start Program Evaluation

Launched in the year 1965, the Head Start program cultivates preparedness for school among kids from poor backgrounds by providing them with social, nutritional, educational, health and other relevant services. Ever since its introduction, the program has catered to over 33 million early childhood-age kids (0-5 years of age) and their family members. Figures for 2015 revealed program funding to cater to almost a million expectant mothers and early childhood-age kids at home, educational facilities, and family childcare homes within rural, urban, and suburban communities across America. The program's advantages are being closely scrutinized in the wake of congressional talks… Continue Reading...

Ce41o Unit 6 Assignment

.....born with equal capabilities. Children are nurtured by their parents and teachers to develop into social beings with unique competencies. Lesson One Cognitive Development Children acquire concepts about the world and boost their learning process It is useful in shaping and developing visual perception. The process assigns meaning to objects seen Children get to learn the properties of materials. They explore the cause-effect relationship (Bullard, 2010) Language Concepts Early art helps children to develop observation skills, understand how art, culture and history relate, internalize art techniques and generally come to appreciate and enjoy art Just like it happens in language,… Continue Reading...

Lesson Plan for Gustav Klimt Art Class

Gustav Klimt Lesson Plan Central Focus "Describe the central focus and purpose for the content you will teach in the learning segment". Students will learn the art of Gustav Klimt, which will assist in creating the work of art that will resemble Klimt's style. Moreover, students will be introduced to the Gustav Klimt's artwork focusing on his love for cats. (Weidinger, 2007).Students will also learn their artistic style and utilize their patterns and shapes to fill up their works. Moreover, students will continue to build and develop the basic skill sets utilizing art tools such as paint, glue, scissors, and… Continue Reading...

World History

completely different from other groups. In contrast, in the role of a teacher of history, I need to urge pupils to connect past developments to their current personal experiences instead of perceiving ancient people as understandable only if they are one's own supposed ethno-racial forebears. [footnoteRef:9] [9:. Ibid., 134.] Further, a widespread belief among history students is that historical occurrences transpired due to individuals' sharp ideas of what ought to happen successively and their successive performance of creative action for achieving these pre-cognized outcomes. The reason for this belief is the established practice of teaching the subject of history… Continue Reading...

Chinese Literature

surged up in Ah Nee. "It's a wonder you still have the face to say ' teacher,' 'teacher.' Failed and still happy. So you're happy, you're happy!" She slapped him on his shoulder and back and he started to cry. "All right, all right," the old woman took hold of her arm. "Hit him twice already in this one meal." This quotation shows the sort of female agency Ah Nee has, which is certainly different from that expressed by Granny. As a matriarch, Ah Nee is responsible for raising her young family member. Therefore, she has the agency to discipline… Continue Reading...

Student with Specific Disability

highly distressed. My parents received daily reports of my abnormal behavior, as did my peers (to whom our teacher would express insights into my conduct). Assembly required all students to congregate in a circle, but I was always running into its midst and dancing, which was initially amusing. However, with time, it was viewed as a disruption and I was labeled by teachers as a problem student. The constant negative school reports led my parents to approach a psychologist who recommended placing me in a school for special needs students, together with therapy two times a week (Ross &… Continue Reading...

Individual Instructional Needs Of Students

child centered by design and are supported by the teacher. • Group engagements: they help to grow each student's ability by assigning a role and participating opportunities to every group member. Even students with weak social skills should be allowed to mingle with the rest. They develop a feeling of being at the same level with others and consequently improve their self-esteem (Fukunga, Simonelli, & Sperry, 2013). References Davis, Gary A and Sylvia B. Rimm. Education of The Gifted and Talented. 1st ed. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 2004. Print. Elliott, C., Mallard, J., Kelly, J., King, W., McGrath, B.,… Continue Reading...

Security Leader in a Military Organization

The ability to lead is an important trait in the organizational world today. With organizations encountering increasingly complex situations, leaders have a role to successfully steer their organizations through those situations. They must properly influence and guide their followers in the achievement of organizational goals and objectives (Bateman, Snell & Konopaske, 2016). Leadership ability is particularly important in military organizations. The security environment has become ever more challenging, warranting even more effective leadership (Laver, 2008). Military organizations now grapple with challenges such as craftier enemies, international terrorism, increased incidence of natural disasters, and reduced budgetary allocations. Internally, military organizations face… Continue Reading...

Life Span Interview

the future, she feels that she will be a good teacher and can make a contribution to society and eventually would like to get married and have children. Continue Reading...

How Language and Literacy Are Impactful

stories -- and this discovery came about as a result of an assignment given to us by our English teacher. The assignment was to write a personal narrative about something that we had experienced in our lives. Being only in middle school and not having ever really done anything remarkable in my life up to that point, I was completely stumped about what to write. I could think of nothing that would be interesting to anyone else: I went to school, went home, watched TV, played with my friends, and ate dinner with my family. (Had I been skilled… Continue Reading...

Special Education and Student Needs

Seclusion Restraints According to the US Department of Education (USDE), seclusion restraints should be avoided as much as possible, unless there is no other alternative to control the child's behavior. "Physical restraint or seclusion should not be used except in situations where the child's behavior poses imminent danger of serious physical harm to self or others and restraint and seclusion should be avoided to the greatest extent possible" ("Restraint and Seclusion," 2012, p.2). Of course, many people are still concerned that this is too subjective a standard and that it may be abused. Guidelines have also been issued by the… Continue Reading...

Weaving Themes in American History with High School

.....grand overarching themes connecting American history with the history of the world is the theme of population migration. The American narrative is frequently framed as a narrative of continual migration. American migration patterns have continually shifted, from the prehistoric migrations of people via the Siberian land bridge and early Viking migrations to North America through the more familiar American narrative of the first pilgrims arriving from England. Both McKeown (2004) and Tyrell (2007b) points out, educators need to be careful to avoid repeating the Eurocentric or even purely Anglocentric narrative of migration. Migration is not a static process that has… Continue Reading...

Fundamentalism and Evolution at the Scopes Trial

Trial? The Scopes "Monkey Trial" was less about a teacher's violation of an arcane Southern law regarding the teaching of evolution in the classroom and more about the place of Christian culture, doctrine and ethics in the modern world. The trial came down to William Jennings Bryan (who had run for president a quarter century earlier) on the side of Christian culture and the atheist Clarence Darrow as Bryan's political, social and cultural antagonist. While ostensibly there to prosecute and defend John Scopes respectively, the spectacle that the trial quickly became revealed the underlying purpose of the courtroom scene:… Continue Reading...

College Student Development Theory

The student development theory is a body of the educational scholarship and psychology that demonstrates the strategy higher educational students gain knowledge. The theory also guides students in their educational affairs. College students are categories as students in the higher education especially in the formal setting such as colleges, universities, polytechnic and other institutions of higher learning. On the other hand, development is defined as a "process of increasing complex." (Patton, et al. 2016 p 5). With reference to the students' affair, the theory is a useful tool in answering the cogent question that students might encounter in their day-to-day… Continue Reading...

Biculturalism and How to Create Multiple Identities

A number of studies have been done in recent years to explore the unique effects of a bicultural identity, how a bicultural identity is formed, and what forms a bicultural identity will take. Research integrates assimilation theories as well as social constructionism. The reasons for the emerging literature include improving psychological health and well-being, improving social and cultural health, and also reducing or eliminating racism and negative stereotyping. Elashi, Mills & Grant (2009) point out "83% of Muslim individuals reported an increase in implicit racism and discrimination following September 11th," making the Muslim-American cultural, ethnic, and religious cohort one of… Continue Reading...

Public Sector Performance Measurement

For the public sector, performance management is a valuable process. Organizations increasingly rely on performance data to make decisions relating to various organizational processes, including strategic planning, internal management, resource allocation, reporting, as well as monitoring and evaluation. This is what performance management is all about -- continuous measurement of performance, definition of performance objectives and outcomes, communication of the outcomes, and taking action based on those outcomes. As demonstrated by literature, implementing PBM can be viewed as implementing organizational change: it requires assessment of the status quo, defining the organization's desired future state, and undertaking action to achieve that… Continue Reading...

Lesson Plan

learning process. In essence, students are mainly expected to listen to the teacher, with little or no involvement in the learning process. Such a classroom environment has been shown to be detrimental to student learning (Keengwe & Onchwari, 2016). A participative learning environment tends to be more relaxed. The teacher becomes more of a learning facilitator or a coach as opposed to a lecturer. A participative learning environment means that the teacher gives students an opportunity to give their feedback. Also, students participate in learning activities along their peers. Such a learning environment is engaging, stimulating, and interactive. This… Continue Reading...

Psychology Journal

implications for teaching and counseling roles. When working with others, whether as a teacher or a counselor, I must consider the fact that learning and cognition development is a complex process, not straightforward as one may think. I must focus on promoting self-regulation and self-learning. Overall, metacognitive thinking is crucial for learning. When an individual consciously thinks about their cognitive processes, they become better learners. Consequently, they become better in their personal, social, and professional lives. With the knowledge I have gained over the years, I believe I am now a better person. All the same, I must keep… Continue Reading...

Career Planning Development and Management

.....personal marketing plan with the intention of marketing myself to my future employer. This is my first step into the management profession and I am excited to settle into a job in this field. This Personal Marketing Plan (PMP) will guide me on the areas I need to focus more as far as my career is concerned. I am an American resident having completed all my studies here. Throughout my elementary and secondary years, I held various positions such as class representative. Later, I got an admission in the University and since I was inclined to the commerce side, I… Continue Reading...

Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Literacy

Comic books have graduated from pulp entertainment to literature and even historiography. Their role in literacy development as both medium and message has become uncontested, with both traditional superhero comic books unique graphic novels being included in school libraries (Griffith 181). Whereas comic books were once derided when compared with non-illustrated texts, now educators, librarians, and sociologists recognize the value and importance of comic books as a pedagogical tool. Schwarz notes that graphic novels can "introduce students to literature they might never otherwise encounter," stimulate interest in reading in general while also providing substantive content for literary analysis (" Graphic… Continue Reading...

Developing Personal Epistemic Beliefs

education. Teachers for example, help students develop their personal epistemic beliefs via their teaching methods. The more developed a teacher's epistemic beliefs are, the more a positive effect it will have on the student (Pamuk, Sungur, & Oztekin, 2016). Because knowledge has a major belief component in it, people wishing to develop their epistemic beliefs, must believe the information they are processing to be true. Humans believe in the sun setting and rising. This is because people see it every morning and afternoon. However, when there are days with no sunlight such as in Northern areas, what then allows… Continue Reading...

Special Education Theory and Intervention

response to intervention. Exceptional Children 80(1): 101-120. Stahl, K.A.D. (2016). Response to intervention. The Reading teacher 69(6): 659-663. 2. The practice of RTI does offer a glimmer of hope that special education is shifting from an almost begrudging compliance with regulation towards outcomes-based education. Quantifying results and encouraging school and educator accountability are critical for performance outcomes. States have inconsistently applied the principles of IDEA and RTI in particular. With an ongoing issue related to lack of accountability for resources allocations and lack of formalized reporting methods to the Department of Education, it is difficult to track the effectiveness of… Continue Reading...

Psy 620 Psychology and Cognitive Science Journals

ability to learn temporarily. I did not mention the name of my teacher, so all AERA Code of Ethics standards of anonymity were still followed in this anecdote. 4. When it comes to "Fabrication, Falsification, and Plagiarism" as it is discussed in the AERA Code of Ethics, I can make sure that I write all my own material and cite my sources according to ethical standards. Avoiding plagiarism is critical to my own personal sense of pride and self-development. References Collins, A. & Greeno, J.G. (2010). Situative view of learning. In Aukrust, V.G. (Ed.) Learning and Cognition in Education.… Continue Reading...

Intelligence Learning Memory Cognition

that impact learning, among them the social environment and norms in the classroom, the methods used by the teacher to communicate not just knowledge but modes of thinking and approaching problem solving, and also self-directed learning, motivation, and interest. References Zhang, L.F. & Sternberg, R.J. (2010). Learning in a cross-cultural perspective. Learning and Cognition. Week 3 My assigned article was "Memory," and the findings directly relate to my own personal experiences linked with memory, cognition, and learning. These findings offer neuroscientific evidence for the link between memory and learning, showing how learning is linked to memory retrieval and the… Continue Reading...

Research Designs in Developmental Research

Development Change Research Issue Developmental change is a broad topic that incorporate several sub-topics relating to an individual's growth and development. The broad nature of this topic emerges from the fact that its an approach that is geared towards explaining how infants, children, and adults change over a period of time. The process of explaining individuals' developmental changes over time involves examining a wide range of theoretical areas including biological, cognitive, emotional, and social domains. Additionally, there are different research designs that are utilized in developmental research including longitudinal, sequential, and cross-sectional research approaches (Berk & Meyers, 2016). These different… Continue Reading...

Early Childhood Education and Motivation

will just want that sticker and to receive praise from the teacher or peers. Others will do as little work as they can to get by, and still others will say whatever will make their friends laugh or respond favorably. Although these difference may be personality-driven, there are things that Mr. Cardot can do to make his classroom and his pedagogical methods more mastery-oriented, which is ideal for learning (p. 455). Before chastising the students for their lack of understanding of story setting or becoming frustrated, Mr. Cardot should praise the students for their mastery of other elements. Building… Continue Reading...

Judaism Religion Teachings and Festivals

Judaism Religion Rabbinic Judaism is the main form of Judaism that has existed from the 6th Century to date. From this form of Judaism, three different forms of Judaism have been established which are conservative, Orthodox and reform. Covenant -- Torahic teachings defines it as an agreement that the people had with God. An Arch of Covenant as highlighted in the books of Samuel and Kings symbolized the agreement between God and the people before heading to Canaan. Halakhah defines the entire structure of the Jewish Laws as they are taught from the oral or the written Torah taught to… Continue Reading...

Julie's Psychological Assessment Report

that validity of the test is accurate. Moreover, her school teacher confirms that her motivation at school is low. Moreover, she faces challenges in reading comprehension in the classroom. She also has problems of organization and demonstrating a poor approach to planning and often ignores mistakes. Despite her shortcomings in the class, she has improved with regards to social interaction, and express a compassion with regards her social skills. The researcher uses the following assessment procedure to carry out the test. The study uses the standardized assessment to target Julie domain of intelligence. Moreover, the tests are carried out… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of an Individuals Personality

Personality Profiles There are several theoretical approaches that are utilized in explaining personality based on the different traits relating to an individual. These theoretical approaches are divided into two major categories i.e. the five domains and complex models domains. The five domains (psychodynamic, humanistic, behavioral, trait and type, and learning) are approaches that focus on how individual traits are developed and how behavior is formulated. On the other hand, the complex models domains basically focus on how traits could impact an individual's personality. These two categories can be utilized in developing a personality profile of an individual based on interactions… Continue Reading...

Issues Within Special Education

Federal laws and regulations provide a framework for addressing the needs of special education students. In addition to these laws and regulations, how has literature shaped the education communities' practice of special education in schools? Support your response with a theoretical perspective. When it comes to any matter of major compliance, there is seemingly two different realms to what happens in the field after new guidelines shape out. Indeed, there is simple compliance with the law. At the bare minimum, this is something that all teachers and administrators must follow. Anything less than that is a clear violation and thus… Continue Reading...

Solutions to Help Students with Disability

He cannot read well even without the guidance of the teacher. Besides, James is easily distracted from what is happening in class, which affects his understanding and concentration. Apart from reading, he has a challenge in mathematics and written expressions. His oral reading difficulties were evident as he kept on omitting some words or groups of words, substitution through replacing one or more words in the passage and mispronunciation of various words (Dell, Newton, & Petroff, 2016). Hesitation before pronunciation was also evident, which made him lag behind the rest of the students in the classroom. He did not… Continue Reading...

Slp Module 3

...quizzes did you take? I took the Pakistan quiz and Cross-Cultural Work Scenario quiz. • Were you surprised at your score? No, I was unsurprised at my score as I have a fair amount of knowledge pertaining to the cultural requisites of diverse nation with regard to business and work. Further, I am fairly well-informed of numerous nations' basics and this facilitated my completion of the aforementioned quizzes. • What strengths do you think you have in the area of inter-cultural awareness? One can safely state that intercultural awareness is a mainstay of communication. This idea encompasses the following two… Continue Reading...

Overall Health in Fargo North Dakota

some easy listening music, country, and oldies. • Key Informants Interview a fireman or police office. Also interview a librarian, school teacher, school nurse or administrator. Ask each person interviewed to share their perceptions of the following and cite personal communication as appropriate: 1. Interview with fireman or police officer > Community's Health issues The police officer said the biggest health issue is the use of drugs. He said young people are using too many drugs -- heroin, marijuana. This corresponds with what the City of Fargo (2017) has reported regarding the explosion of heroin use. > Community's Safety issues The officer… Continue Reading...

Eucharist and Different Models Of Sacrifice

to show the various processes by which Jesus saves. The six models include Jesus as teacher of true knowledge, Jesus as moral example, Jesus as victorious champion and liberator, Jesus as our satisfaction, the happy exchange, and Jesus as final scapegoat. Peters (2006) shows how Jesus's sacrifice is integral to the Eucharist, which is why the model of our satisfaction fits well with Cooke's (1994) analysis of the Eucharist as a symbol of sacrifice. Jesus's death was voluntary, notes Peters (2006), making it an act of conscious sacrifice (p. 230). Furthermore, Jesus's voluntary death "triggers atonement," and has been… Continue Reading...

The Black Wall Street

Black Wall Street was the name given to the affluent black community of Greenwood Avenue in Tulsa, Oklahoma (Jaynes, 2011). They generated a prosperous and self-sufficient business district amidst intense racism and segregation laws. Several upper class and middle class blacks lived and worked in the area with the town generating high black economic activity (Rogers, 2010). What began as a journey to Greenwood Avenue in Tulsa as servants, led the pioneering business owners to turn inward and produce their own society where most of the capital spent went back into the community. Such a closed community had its own… Continue Reading...

Cognition and Learning

its influence. Educational processes involve four interactions, these are: (a) Interaction between the teacher and the learner, (b)Interaction between the learner and the learner (c) Interaction between the teacher and the content, (d) Interactions between the learner and the content. An acceptable point of view of social interaction can be as a construct of awareness, accountability, and visibility, these are all seen as attributes of what is known as "social translucence". The basic idea involves "the support of coherent behavior by increasing the visibility of participants and activities among one another" in computer-mediated communications (Kozuh et al., 2015). Likewise,… Continue Reading...

Analects Of Confucius Philosophy

centuries before Socrates taught ethics and logic. Confucius was being identified as the Chinese first teacher whose his ideas had been implemented in several countries in Eastern Asia that include Korea, Vietnam, Japan and Western civilization. The Analects is the selected sayings and ideas of Confucius, which he used to preach his philosophical thoughts. The Analects composed of more than 500 independent passages, which were divided into 20 books, and some of these books had separate bundles with the dominated themes. There are a group of the key contexts in the books that consist of Ren, Junzi, and Li.… Continue Reading...

History and Context Of the Tao De Ching Lao Tzu

in the sage's innate and inborn wisdom and his being predestined to be a teacher of the Tao. In fact, the name Lao Tzu can also be translated as "old-young," referring to the legend of his being born already a wise man (Knierim 3). Moreover, if Li Erh ("Long Ears") was indeed his birth name, Lao Tzu would have been named after "a Chinese symbol of wisdom and longevity," ("History of the Tao de Ching," 1). Ascribing near-supernatural status to the author elevates the Tao de Ching to the level of sacred text, even though the author does not… Continue Reading...

Profane Language and Inappropriate Media Content in Shows for Children

Disney has been on the spotlight for the wrong reasons in the recent years because it started featuring controversial content in children's shows. Parents and the society have been annoyed by these apparent careless business media content productions. In around 2010, Disney came up with a show named "Shake it up." The theme and plot were wound around two best friends in adventure. Rocky Blue and Cece Jones were the protagonists in the show. They are working hard to become great dancers. They come into contact with Ty who also has a friend named Deuce Martinez. The new friends lead… Continue Reading...

Patient Negligence and Nursing Malpractice

the process of working with patients. A nurse is a teacher because he/she teaches the patients about medications and the best way to manage their conditions. How Will Change My Practice The knowledge about the best nursing practice is important for a nurse. In the process of delivering the nursing roles, it is possible to improve in the practices day after day. Learning to deliver the best service to the patients is motivating. Every nurse need use critical thinking, decision-making skills, and to communicate effectively (Aiken et al., 2014). Learning these rules will change my mode of delivering services… Continue Reading...

Classroom Observation

appeared to have been excited at the state of affairs; they loved the room and their teacher too. The intermediate school sported classrooms that were only cosmetically different from eh elementary rooms. The teacher organized her classroom in groups and felt safe about it (Doe,2010) The only distinguishing feature was that the teachers differed in the information they have based on college training. Both of them had several posters and memorabilia from college in their classrooms. I had the feeling that the teacher was communicating a message regarding the expansion of her learner's information base. In the middle school… Continue Reading...

What Are the Six Ways Of Salvation

It is similar to the first model in that Jesus is a teacher but instead of focusing on the wisdom of Our Lord's doctrine, this second model focuses on the greatness of love that Jesus has for us and that He inspires in us through His moral example and goodly influence. Jesus is the model of what it means to love. As Peters (2006) notes, "Jesus models for us the life of unselfish love. He models the life of self-sacrificial love or agape" (p. 226). This model gives us the blueprint for how to "copy Jesus" -- and while… Continue Reading...

Teaching the Harlem Renaissance

three authors they learned about as a use case for underscoring the historical importance of this literary movement. 3. teacher Input (delivery of historical context) Time: The general focus of this lecture is that the students must understand that literature is a viable medium for both recording and transmitting history. The pedagogue will emphasize that poems and fiction function as time capsules which encapsulate the cultural mores of the time, and its accordant zeitgeist. The teacher will then explain how Hughes, Hurston and Johnson each created individual (and in certain cases even collective) works of literature that were indicative of… Continue Reading...

Personal Philosophy Project

students were able to learn and how beneficial this knowledge is to them is the level of creativity the teacher possesses i.e. how they are able to bring theoretical knowledge and real-life situations together in the classroom (Stafford, 2006). I will do my possible best to enhance educational study by backing schemes which grants scholarships to students or provides opportunities for them to do their research on their interested topic. Community Learning Ensuring the students' families as well as the community itself is carried along on activities is an important feature of an effective school (O'Brian, 2012). My idea… Continue Reading...

Does Testing Overlook the Importance Of Long Term Learning

assessment methods to the detriment of their students. References Au, W. (2009, Winter). Social studies, social justice. teacher Education Quarterly, 36(1), 43. Finkel, E. (2010, August). Gearing up for the new assessment: The next generation of standardized testing will focus on critical thinking skills. District Administration, 46(7), 78-81. New assessments for improved accountability. (2011, September 1). Policy Brief Series, 9, 1-4. Khattri, N. & Reeve, A. L. (2000). Principles and practices of performance assessment. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Riley, C. (2013, November/December). The Common Core, aligned assessments and the 21st-century classroom: Lessons learned from educators. Techniques, 88(8), 24-27. Roach, R.… Continue Reading...

Teacher Performance Assessment

Academic Learning and Prerequisite Skills • Prior Academic Learning and Prerequisite Skills: Misconceptions: teacher distributes Assessment 1.1; this is an Inquiry-based research whose purpose is to pre-assess the background knowledge of the students. The assessment is in alignment with the learning targets and its main goal is to test existing knowledge. Assessment 1.1 comprises of both subjective and objective questions. However, every type of question has its own assessment criteria. The questions in Assessment 1.1 are related to the demands of academic dialect. This includes definition of subject matter terms such as artifacts. The students' performance in this assessment helps the… Continue Reading...

Police Community Relations

Answer the following questions for each video in paragraph form. Also for each video, provide a thought provoking question of your own for discussion and attempt to provide a response to it. Video one: Bill of Rights Overview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXopINJmxkE Which amendment do YOU value most? I consider Amendment I the most crucial aspect of the Constitution's Bill of Rights. WHY? Amendment I safeguards the five most fundamental freedoms: speech, religion, assembly, press and the right of petitioning governmental bodies for righting any wrongs. The above safeguards were missed most by Antifederalists within the novel Constitution (Feinberg, 1987). Is our justice… Continue Reading...

Correlation Between Variables Understanding Business Forecasts

Part 1 Variable A: Number of school lunch eligible students in the school Variable B: Amount of funding received by the school for federal and state education-related programs Correlation: Positive Correlation Reason: The higher the number of school lunch eligible students, the higher the rate of subsidy Variable A: Impact of subsidy received Variable B: Age of students at school Correlation: Negative correlation Reason: The subsidy had a greater degree of response in elementary schools than it did in high schools Variable A: Number of classrooms connected to the internet Variable B: Student performance as measured by standardized test scores… Continue Reading...

Human Need to Make a Commitment or Renounce a Course Of Action

At a personal level, I do not expect my teacher or parent to make my grades better. I am personally responsible for my grades. Thanks to these experiences, I am a better person today in terms of being more mindful of others and their needs and taking personal responsibility for outcomes in my life. In the final analysis, the world would indeed be a better place if everybody played their own small roles in seeking to right the wrongs witnessed or address the various ills in our society. In the words of Kelly (2006, p. 74), "the problem is… Continue Reading...

Parent Involvement and Student Academic Performance

to the authors, include; 1) the quality of the relationship between the teacher and the student, and 2) the child's perception of cognitive competence. A total of one hundred and fifty eight 7-year-olds participated in this study. The sample also included their teachers and mothers. It is important to note that data was in this case sourced from three key centers; the child, their mothers, and teachers -- with the gathering of data from the first two centers taking place during two laboratory visits, and from the teacher taking place during a single school visit. When it comes to… Continue Reading...

Performance Based Management Synthesis

Synthesis With the operational environment becoming ever more competitive, and against the backdrop of austerity in resource management, the importance of performance-based management (PBM) cannot be overemphasised. Indeed, PBM has increasingly become a common practice in organisations of different sizes -- small and large -- and in diverse sectors -- manufacturing and service, as well as public and private sectors (Ploom & Haldma, 2013; Lutwama, Roos & Dolamo, 2013; Rivenbank, Fasiello & Adamo, 2016; Wierzbinski, 2016). Organisations now rely on performance data to make decisions relating to various organisational processes, including strategic planning, internal management, resource allocation, reporting, as well… Continue Reading...

Curriculum Evaluation Plan Essay

the Haddonfield Public School District’s Child Study Team which consists of a learning disabilities teacher consultant, school psychologist and a school social worker who have experience with counseling and mentoring students in the Haddonfield Middle School who are experienced school-related problems (Special education and child study team, 2016). Each of these educational professionals possesses specific qualifications that can facilitate the survey of stakeholders needs process as follows: School psychologist. This educational professional has expertise in determining a child’s level of cognitive and conceptual development. In addition the psychologist is concerned with the emotional status of the student, and how… Continue Reading...

Personal Philosophy Of Education and Mission Statement for an Inclusive School District Essay

for their students and formally establish these as priorities. In this regard, O’Hanley (2015) emphasizes that, “As a teacher, you should have specific goals in mind for your students to achieve, and as a school, a mission statement helps give meaning to student learning” (p. 12). Giving meaning to student learning, of course, should be one of the overarching objectives of any meaningful mission statement, but there are a number of other positive outcomes that can be achieved through the collaborative process that draws on the voices of all stakeholders in formulating a relevant mission statement for school districts… Continue Reading...

School Violence Essay

What Methods Can Schools in the United States Implement to Prevent Violence in Schools? Introduction Statement of the problem The recent upswing in high-profile violent incidents in the United States has focused increasing attention on the causes of this public health threat and what types of response are most appropriate. The debate over the most appropriate responses to increased violence in American society has also extended to the nation’s schools. Although it has always been present to some extent, violence has become a major problem in the nation’s schools in recent years (Kelly, 2010; Killam & Roland, 2014). While the… Continue Reading...

Student Loans Essay

Student Eligibility or Unauthorized Payment Discharge X X Unpaid Refund Discharge X X teacher Loan Forgiveness X X Public Service Loan Forgiveness X Perkins Loan Cancellation and Discharge (includes teacher Cancellation) X   The purpose of 20 U.S. Code § 1091a - Statute of limitations, and State court judgments, are to provide assurances that student loans and grant overpayments are repaid irrespective of any federal or state statutory, regulatory, or administrative limitation on the period within which debts may be enforced.24 Moreover, Section b of 20 U.S. Code § 1091stipulates as follows: Notwithstanding any provision of State law to… Continue Reading...

Human Theory Of Caring

an education on proper antibiotics. Orem described a nurse in terms of a counselor, advocator, educator and teacher. This is true. Orem included the concept of inductive and deductive thinking in this theory and provided the stage from which to understand the various complexities of patient recovery (Dickson, Buck, & Riegel, 2011). Overall, one can understand how important theory is in relating to patients, in recognizing the need to assist patients and so forth. Without theories like Orem’s there is little that can be done to understand context. Patients need a higher level of understanding to recover and to communicate… Continue Reading...

General James Mattis Leadership

2014). Secondly, the General is also delineated as a fighter leader. He is not only the coach and teacher to the troops but at the same time operates as a player and works alongside them. He is incessantly out there working with his troops. This not only inspires the young Marines but at the same time teaches them the kind of leaders they are supposed to be (Szoldra, 2016). Such a behavior can be linked back to Bernard Montgomery and his approach of knowing the troops within the command and comprehending their names and their problems. Bernard Montgomery is one… Continue Reading...

Theory Of Motivation and Maslows Hierarchy Of Needs

Both observation and experiment provided the underpinning for Abraham Maslow’s theory of human motivation. Maslow (1943) posits, “man is a perpetually wanting animal,” leading to the constant striving to fulfill goals (p. 370). If and when anything prevents the fulfillment of a goal—whether the obstacle is internal or external—discomfort or psychopathy can occur (Maslow, 1943). Although Maslow’s original research was conducted decades ago, recent research on motivation and human behavior continues to substantiate Maslow’s core claims. Researchers continue to operationalize Maslow’s definitions of needs and motivation, leading to a strengthening of the original theory and expanded applications in the social… Continue Reading...

Behaviorism As a Separate School Of Thought

Question 1 All the early pioneers of behaviorism including Watson were important to the development of psychology as a social science (Moore, 2011). In fact, Watson deserves the most credit for being the first person to propose behaviorism as a science, using the tools of the scientific method to measure human behavior. However, human behavior is remarkably complex and Watson’s early research failed to capture the nuances of human cognitive-behavioral responses. Pavlov built upon Watson’s foundation, and is probably the most famous of all the pioneering behaviorists. Pavlov’s famous dog experiments have become part of the common vernacular (Clark, 2004).… Continue Reading...

Culturally Responsive Teaching in Education

to show how the development of self-awareness through extensive personal exploration of biases is even more crucial to a teacher’s ability to creating a culturally responsive learning environment and pedagogy. Strong mentoring of student-teachers can help new educators to develop the self-awareness as well as specific skills needed to teach in a culturally responsive way. Coffey & Farinde-Wu (2016) also explore the relationship between teachers’ ethnic identity/group membership and that of their students. Being Black does not necessarily lead to a culturally responsive pedagogy when working with Black students, as Tracie’s case study shows (Coffey & Farinde-Wu, 2016). Classroom… Continue Reading...

National Security Impact Of Immigration Policy

Student Activities | Scholastic.com. The New York Times, 2010. http:// teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/features/index.asp?article=f050409_Mexico&gt.  Taylor, Jameson. Illegal Immigration: Drugs, Gangs and Crime. John W. Pope Civitas Institute. 2010.  http://www.nccivitas.org/media/publication archive/perspective/illegal-immigration-drugs-gangs-and-crime&gt. Spencer Alexander. “Linking Immigrants and Terrorists: The Use of Immigration as an Anti-Terror Policy”. The Online Journal of Peace and Conflict Resolution. 8 (1), 1-24, 2008. Stoffman, D. Truths and Myths About Immigration. In: Moens, A., Collacott, M. eds. Immigration Policy and the Terrorist Threat in Canada and the United States. Vancouver: Fraser Institute, pp.3-20, 2008. Timmerman, Kenneth . FrontPage Magazine – Broken. 2006. http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=4078&gt. Zolberg Aristide. A Nation by Design: Immigration Policy… Continue Reading...

Infant Observation and Parents Interview

Introduction Ryon is a twelve-month-old, blond-haired, blue-eyed, White toddler. He is fair-skinned with almond-shaped eyes. I met him at a friend’s suburban residence, on 1st November, 2017, where her mom provides daycare services. I spent time between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. at her place. I discovered Ryon seated on the living room floor. Though equipped with only a TV set and a couple of couches, the setting seemed rather comfortable and safe (Lake, 2017). Observation The boy seems to find no difficulty sitting up. It appears he is confident of his ability to maintain balance. He is seated feet-outwards,… Continue Reading...

Annotated Bibliography for Criminal Psychology

I have done research for school projects, using academic databases and online searches. In middle school and high school, we learned how to conduct research. Teachers taught us various tools and techniques they preferred, which helped me to develop my own style. The methods I use for research vary depending on the type of assignment. For a shorter paper, I might do the research on the fly. Longer and more investigative assignments might require more extensive research at the outset. When I need to learn about the topic first by compiling background information, I collect the information and prepare a… Continue Reading...

Effective Classroom Management Techniques

culture of responsibility and freedom is promoted in the learning environment. As a teacher, I have comfortably adapted to using this model because it gives my students equal opportunities of interacting and responding to classroom issues. In the end, I can satisfy the needs of the majority. Since the environment is safe, their constitutional rights are guaranteed and rules applied are fair to all students. In such a classroom, all students are given equal opportunities especially in the formulation of programs and policies. Moreover, all students will be involved in the decision-making process because no discrimination exists in such… Continue Reading...

Testing Reliability and the Mitigation Of Risk

it promotes active engagement with their work instead of passive engagement with whatever assessment the teacher gives. Portfolio assessments are good because they allow the student to gather the best work over a period of time and see how they are developing. Observational assessment is good for developing a sense of the student’s skills in an informal way, the student’s participation level, the student’s methods of interaction and communication, etc. Formal assessment is good for measuring the student’s ability to problem solve in a specific way. As Peregoy and Boyle (2013) show, these assessments are effective and helpful in… Continue Reading...

How to Apply for and Receive a Student Loan

vacation until he sets aside a small amount of money each month from his new earnings as a teacher. This way, he can take a vacation off of money that he has, rather than on credit. The Savings Calculators on the Financial Calculators (2017) website are helpful for showing how much Kyle should save to reach his goal, how long it will take to double his money, and a good schedule for saving. The repercussions of poor financial planning include being in debt for too long, which means spending way too much money on interest, or even financial insolvency… Continue Reading...

Universal Preschool - Government Support and Financing

that during their professional engagement (as a special educational teacher), he has encountered several instances of kids in kindergarten failing to comprehend or learn basic fundamentals of mathematic and literacy or being retained after being classified as “developmentally disabled.” The retention is in this case meant to ensure that the affected students catch up with their peers on the social and academic front. The author brands the retention counterproductive due to significant dropout rates. It is easy to see the role preschool education would play based on this argument. In all, the author also acknowledges opposing viewpoints, hence presenting… Continue Reading...

Other Cultures Xenophobia and Understanding

The world is more interconnected now than ever before, both with technological tools and also with population migrations that are occurring on an unprecedented scale. People who grow up in pluralistic, heterogeneous societies like the United States, India, or Canada take cultural diversity for granted. However, many people around the world live in homogenous societies with little contact with other cultures other than through what they read about or see in media. Plurality in a diverse society does not, however, automatically lead to social harmony or understanding. In fact, the United States continues to struggle with racist elements in its… Continue Reading...

The Gospel Of Matthew and Anti Semitism

Anti-Semitism has practically been embedded into Christian doctrine. As Harrington (2009) points out, “certain Gospel texts have fostered anti-Judaism,” and “one can say that the Gospels may have an anti-Jewish potential,” (p. 1). This is true in spite of the fact that many of the authors of the gospels might have self-identified as Jews, or who were at least writing from a Jewish consciousness and Jewish point of view, for a largely Jewish audience. To extricate anti-Semitism from the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) seems challenging. Harrington (2009) is willing to accept the challenge by first showing that the… Continue Reading...

Comparing Gospels Of Matthew to Mark

the disciples call out “Lord, save us!” whereas Mark has the disciples call out “ teacher,” and ask him in a less dramatic tone why He does not appear to be looking out for them. For the Gentiles, Mark saw that they used reason to approach the divine: they wanted logical steps towards God and thus Mark conveys this dramatic scene with more logic than drama. For the Jews, however, their entire history and culture is shaped by dramatic events and they undoubtedly had more of an appreciation for the dramatic, which is why Matthew provides this type of drama… Continue Reading...

Reflective Listening for Social Work

Response: Yes, it all sounds discouraging. I wonder why the teacher gave the other student the tutor and not you? V 1 Feeling: Mixed up Empathetic Response: It is a situation that would make anyone mixed up: one person you trust telling you one thing, and others telling you another. Both have your best interests in mind yet see two very different ways to get to the goal that everyone wants. So what do you think would be best? 2 Feeling: Content Empathetic Response: It’s good to know that kind of contentment: it lets us really appreciate life and… Continue Reading...

Mental Health Problems Experienced by College Students

American Healthcare One of the key healthcare issues in America as well as globally is mental health. The news article by Rinker (2017) in Kaiser News Health delineates the mental health problems experienced by college students. Based on the article, when students begin their life in college, several of them come to experience anxieties, face a difficult time to adjust to life in college, and possibly plunge into austere depression or self-destructive feelings and points of view. Owing to this issue, the Chancellor of UCLA, Gene Block, proclaimed that the college is offering charitable mental health screenings to all students… Continue Reading...

Educational Leadership and the Wisdom Of Proverbs

is equally important to always be learning. As a teacher, engaging in professional development is important so we can teach timeless lessons to our students. Response 2: Proverbs 20–31 I agree with you that leadership education is very important. I also think that truly effective leadership education does keep the leader in touch with his or her core values. A transformational leadership approach means connecting leadership decisions to higher organizational values to motivate others. One of the most striking aspects of Proverbs is its affirmation of timeless values that are just as relevant today as when they were first… Continue Reading...

Vice Principals on Hbo Advertisement Analysis

expectations. The ad identifies no good guys, yet in the ad McBride says to the attractive, white female teacher, “You shouldn’t give up hope just yet. The good guys are about to win” and subtly embodies a traditional moral code that resides below his sophomoric rage. His false sense of self and place reflects a type of white privilege that he quite possibly feels he should possess. The ad skewers the ironic assumptions of McBride in this scene by juxtaposing it with what Goggins states in the clip prior to this one and the Beach Boys song that follows.… Continue Reading...

Education Classroom Design and Literacy Development

including collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. The instructor needs to create a learning environment conducive to responsiveness, from both teacher and peers. Responsiveness is a process whereby students in the classroom can feel heard, empowered to voice their questions, and also give constructive feedback to their peers. To ensure responsiveness is built into the modeling of the classroom, the following elements need to be taken into consideration: assessment, design, development, implementation, and evaluation (“Learning Environment Design,” n.d.). Technological tools can also help with each of these components, as with the development of digital assessment or learning tools, or the creation… Continue Reading...

Parkland School Shooting Essay

Parkland, Florida Shooting – Rampant Gun Violence in the Nation’s Schools What started as a normal day for the teachers and students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018, soon transformed into a scene of grisly mass murders and injuries perpetrated by 19-year-old high school student Nikolas Cruz. Unfortunately, this national tragedy was just another in a seemingly unending series of similar massacres of students and teachers in the nation’s schools in recent years and it galvanized the American public attention to the need for stricter gun control laws. Indeed, even as this paper… Continue Reading...

Way Of the Peaceful Warrior Book Analysis Essay

who traverses various realms (spiritual, emotional, and physical), with the able guidance of a spiritual teacher called Socrates, to become a ‘peaceful warrior.’  This text will analyze/critique the ideas presented in the book.  In addition to outlining how Socrates changes Dan, the text will define the approaches leaders, coaches, as well as mentors use to change people and how those approaches compare to Dan’s initiation and mentorship. In the Beginning In the beginning, Dan seems to have it all.  He seems to have what most of us would call tools of a happy life.  In addition to doing well… Continue Reading...

Adolescent Development and Film Breakfast Club

Adolescence is an especially critical development stage for any individual. At this stage, individuals not only experience biological changes, but also become more aware of gender roles and expectations and experience cognitive development. Family and school become social incubators that trigger changes and psychosocial responses in adolescents. The film The Breakfast Club shows how a group of five adolescents go through critical changes in this stage of their life. This paper will highlight the developmental markers observed in one character depicted the film, Claire. Clare will be used as a case study to explore developmental issues related to gender, biology,… Continue Reading...

Nursing Shortages

Introduction What causes staffing shortages in the field of nursing? Staffing shortages can be the result of many variables—turnover, unmet demand for services due to a lack of RNs, overwork (nurses calling in sick), and so on. Buchan (2002) identified the problem of staffing shortages in nursing as having an underlying cause in the nature of the health system itself as well as a social one: “Nursing in many countries continues to be undervalued as women’s work, and nurses are given only limited access to resources to make them effective in their jobs and careers” (p. 751). This is especially… Continue Reading...

Education Classroom Management Journal

Journal Entry 1 Discourse on classroom management has shifted away from a disciplinarian and authoritarian model towards one more steeped in developmental psychology, social justice, and compassion. Within a new educational paradigm, teachers can provide structure in the classroom without expecting “conformity” or “obedience” per se (Jones, Jones & Vermette, 2013, p. 21). Teachers working within a classroom management paradigm that emphasizes trust and relationship building create far more effective educational environments. Still, teachers do need to be armed with information and specific strategies. Some of the strategies recommended including improved awareness of non-verbal communication cues and a systematic means… Continue Reading...

Political Beliefs Personal Reflection

Until recently, my political awareness was limited to what I read about or heard around me. Young people are impressionable, and I formed my opinions as amalgamations of what my parents believed, and what I overheard my friends parents say too. The news media, and celebrities I admire also had a strong influence on how I would frame my thinking. All these agents of socialization—my family, the media, my teachers, and my friends—shaped my identity and self-concept, and how I viewed the world. As a young adult, I have deconstructed much of what I learned and realized that I need… Continue Reading...

Education Setting and Special Education Accommodation

place in an eighth grade level social studies classroom consisting of twenty-one students from diverse backgrounds. The teacher is Latina. Not wanting to make any assumptions about ethnicity or culture, I asked the teacher about the demographics. The teacher stated that of the 20, 8 were female and 12 male. Three students were African-American, two were Vietnamese-American, two Indo-American, five students were Hispanic, two were Jewish, three were from mixed backgrounds, and four were white. Two of the students had IEPs, one of them was an African American boy and the other a white student. Each of the students… Continue Reading...

Historical Perspective on Supervision

certain subjects and for administrators who might presume progressively complicated functions (Spaulding, 1955). One teacher within one school was usually selected to take on the administrative functions. This \"principal\" instructor eventually developed into the role, currently referred to as the “principal.” The tendency toward specialized functions began in big urban districts and quickly spread to small cities and suburban areas (Tracy, 1995). Concurrently, it was recognized that clergy did not always have the capacity to make educated decisions about instructor effectiveness. Tracy writes, \" Rather than simply understanding the mores of the community, the supervisor now needed to have… Continue Reading...

Psychology Of Motivation and Oxytocin

might attribution theory provide an understanding of a person's behavior? How can a teacher, parent, coach, or other person in a leadership position use this theory to motivate an unmotivated individual? Attribution theory shows how individuals attribute their own behaviors to internal or external causes. For example, some people blame other people when they fail, whereas others blame themselves. A person who claims, “I’m just not good at math” internally attributes their performance on a math test to something they think is immutable. That person might also attribute their performance on the test to their unwillingness to study. Another… Continue Reading...

Computer Assisted Instruction in Education

Vision of Student Learning The vision of Paterson Public Schools is “to be the leader in educating New Jersey’s urban youth” (Paterson, 2017). My vision of student learning is aligned with the school’s vision in the sense that my goal is to help my students be the leaders of their communities, classrooms, schools, and workplaces when they grow up. Part of this leadership must come from character education, which Lickona (1993) and Kristjansson (2014) note is of particular importance in today’s schools. Part of what helps to inform character education is the focus on self-directed learning, which was advocated by… Continue Reading...

Exemplary Leadership Practices in Modern Organizations

objectives. In this case, I will utilize the idea that leadership is a relationship to enhance teacher collaboration as well as collaboration between educators and the other stakeholders in the school. I will encourage teachers to work together and help each other to designing teaching strategies and practices that improve learning outcomes. Moreover, I will encourage them to develop good relations with learners to help ensure that they are attentive to their needs and design classroom instruction to meet these needs. During this process, I will also apply the five practices of exemplary leadership, which will help teachers to… Continue Reading...

Is Nursing Theory Important to Profession

Although ultimately nursing is about patient care, theory is ultimately what guides best practices, ensures consistency of care across multiple modalities, and also informs how nurses view themselves, their colleagues, and their role in healthcare. Nursing theory might seem like an abstract issue, but throughout the history of the profession, nurses have consistently demonstrated the importance of clarifying their theoretical perspectives and nursing philosophies. Nursing theory is important to the nursing profession because theory undergirds practice. Research shows how important nursing theory is for nurse education. One Finnish study shows that an empathic and caring nursing theory promotes a constructive… Continue Reading...

Instructional Leadership and Professional Development Plan Assessment

needs assessment for instructional leadership and professional development is Focal Point’s teacher Performance Evaluation Rubric. This instrument is utilized in needs assessment of principles and teachers as part of the New Jersey’s Department of Education efforts to improve teaching practice and student achievement. Secondly, the school utilizes teacher and principal evaluation tools that are approved by the state’s Department of Education. These evaluation instruments are adopted as part of AchieveNJ, which focuses on promoting the growth and development of great teachers or educators. The instruments help in the achievement of this goal through evaluating educator practice with respect to… Continue Reading...

Leadership Practice and Student Success

well as adult improvement (New Leaders, 2012). Moreover, as shown in the graph listed below, one study linked teacher rankings of school leaders with how likely they will advocate their school as an employment destination. In general, the results reaffirm the significance of college leaders in a way that instructors giving increased performance rankings are also much more likely to endorse their school (Pham, n.d). Student outcomes Student outcome benchmarks vary from one state to another and from one district to another. So, in contrast to the prior section, our model simply cannot provide an individual package of measures to… Continue Reading...

Human Robot Interaction Learning Language

Throughout two discussion sessions, students acquired French and Latin lessons via a robot teacher and completed worksheets using the guidelines to translate words and phrases. This adaptable teaching is empowered via a model of the way teachers mentalize students - by continuing to keep a record of their information level and also by deciding on the subsequent tutoring activities centered on their likely outcomes on the student. This is certainly realized by using an extended design that mixes information tracing (of concepts the student was taught) with teaching activities (of the teacher) in a single causal probabilistic design. This… Continue Reading...

Personal Philosophy Of Educational Leadership

to help people achieve understanding—and to do that they must be full of understanding themselves. My Calling As a teacher, I believe it is my calling to lead by example. There are so many ways in which students and other colleagues learn from one another: they can learn from hearing, from reading—but most of all they learn from seeing. They see how you behave and watch how you act, and how you act serves as a basis for how others act. By being the best that one can be, by putting on the new man (Ephesians 4:24), and helping others so… Continue Reading...

Biblical Worldview

beginning of the redemption of mankind was initiated. The biblical worldview incorporates into such a teacher’s perspective the Old Testament conception of human nature: the fall of man, through the first sin; the loss of the kingdom of Heaven; the consequence of sin being sickness and death; and the longing for eternal companionship with God, the Creator of all things. This worldview and the Christian philosophy which goes with it, provides one with a path to moral education as well: it allows one to inform the character and grow in accordance with the dictates of the New Testament—namely, to… Continue Reading...

Closing the Achievement Gap

Introduction There is much to be said about the achievement gap. Indeed, there is an alarming chasm between top performers and many others that are further down the scoring and achievement spectrum. The most disturbing part of the problem is that the gaps are often along income, racial and other pronounced socioeconomic lines. As with any other problem, there are possible interventions that can be used to curtail and prevent this problem from getting larger and harder to manage. The interventions that were sought and found for this literature review were found in academic databases such as EBSCO. As one… Continue Reading...

Teaching Using Multiple Intelligence

The teacher’s Role in A Multiple Intelligence Learning Environment The role of the teacher in a multiple intelligence learning environment is transformed from the normal learning environment in that the teacher no longer stands in front of the classroom and lectures to the student. In multiple intelligence, the teacher's role is to observe the students from different perspectives, develop the curriculum for the students, find activities that assist the students to learn based on their individual smarts, and plan the design of the lessons (Ba?… Continue Reading...

Treating Adhd and Odd in Children

Abstract Attention-deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) are commonly linked mental health disorders that children exhibit. This paper examines some of the challenges that both children and parents face as a result of living with these disorders. It suggests some positive approaches to parenting that parents may find useful and offers recommendations in terms of how parents can most positively help a child with ADHD or ODD. The most important conclusion that this paper provides is the notion that parents must be able to demonstrate patience over the long term while facilitating their love and support for… Continue Reading...

Improving Student Achievement and Parental Involvement

and develop. For example, students must make a visit during a teacher’s office hours if their grades in the class reach below a C level grade point average to assess what issues the student is having. Third, students should have assistance, which means that mentoring programs must be initiated—such as one-to-one reading an hour before school starts to help students become better readers. Finally, a positive school culture must be promoted: The school must create and maintain an environment in which it is evident what the expectations of students are and what is expected of them must be set… Continue Reading...

Effect That Changes in Society Has Had on the Curriculum

Effect that changes in Society has had on the Curriculum The issues that are faced in the society on a daily basis dictate the learning needs that should be met by the curriculum. Educational programs, therefore, have to be reviewed consistently to access if they meet the needs, obligations, and responsibilities of child learning (Barnhardt, 2018). The objective is to equip them with the knowledge necessary for subsequent classes, careers, and skills to carry them through their life experiences. Some of the indelible changes in the society that have impacted the curriculum include the increased consciousness on the human-environment relationship,… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of Social Media on Teenage Girls

Social Media on Adolescent Girls One current issue in society that has long been pervasive throughout the decades has been the power of the media and the negative impact it has wielded on adolescent girls. MTV videos, the fashion and modeling industries, commercials, film and television all show unrealistic portrayals of women with perfect appearances and hard to achieve bodies. Young people have engaged in the process of comparing themselves to what they see in the media for a while now; this is an issue that has been both recorded and researched. Social media, however, is a different form of… Continue Reading...

Formative Assessment Strategies for English Language Learners

at the center of the educational process (Alvarez et al., 2014). Formative assessments require that the teacher both consider the students needs, achievements, general and specific comprehension while bearing in mind the areas of English they still need to master in order to reach a higher level of English mastery. This essay will examine two specific formative assessment activities for English Language Learners (ELL). Ideally these methods will help in the overall process of guiding and improving the learning process by fostering self-regulated learning strategies among students, while unifying all the instruction they have been subjected to (Clark, 2012).… Continue Reading...

Curriculum Plan and Integrated Unit

suitable teaching strategies that help in enhancing the learning outcomes of all students. As an English language teacher to English Second Language (ESL) students, a critical aspect towards enhancing the proficiency of these students in this language is developing a curriculum plan. The curriculum plan provides a suitable framework and learning activities that helps in enhancing these students’ mastery of the English language. This paper provides a curriculum plan for teaching English to ESL students in grades 3, 4 and 5 at Paterson Public School. Link Between Curriculum Plan and the School District’s Mission and Goals The development of… Continue Reading...

Curriculum Adoption Best Practices for Curriculum Materials Selection Processes

The Curriculum Committee is in charge of the curriculum selection process; it ensures the choice of subjects and their content for any given curricular program is assessed (Briars, 2014). Identification of individuals who will form part of the curriculum committee varies in its scale. The committee aims at initiating a generic collaborative process. The committee’s foremost duty is mapping and describing the current curricular matter utilized by schools or school districts. Evaluation of either extant district academic material or those put forward for potential adoption necessitates digging deeper and paying attention to content relevance and instructional design nature. Here, discrete… Continue Reading...

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) is a childhood disorder characterized by chronic irritability that interferes with academic and social functioning. Frequent outbursts and temper tantrums, at a frequency of about three times per week, are the most obvious behavior externalizations of DMDD, but to be diagnosed with the disorder, the child must also exhibit poor mood or irritability in between outbursts, too (National Institute of Mental Health, 2018). To differentiate DMDD from pediatric bipolar disorder, it is also essential that the child does not exhibit sustained mood elevation or nonepisodic mania (Beweka, Mayes, Hameed, et al, 2016). Moreover, the symptoms of… Continue Reading...

Education and Leadership Promoting Change

1. The “pot stirring” approach is necessary when faced with institutional complacency. Change is necessary, but the new leader also needs to gain trust among faculty before stirring the pot too vigorously. Jack is correct to empower the teachers, because this will help engender trust and inspire a collaborative organizational culture. By deflecting the attention from Bob Neuman, Jack can also create ways of rewarding the “quality” staff instead of punishing the relatively few numbers of underachieving faculty. The “blame game” or stigmatizing teaching methods or teachers does not work in situations like this (Dinham, 2012, p. 1). Far more… Continue Reading...

Allyship Community Education and Leadership

place of employment. 3. This article is about both parent and teacher advocacy for elementary student who are gender transitioning. It is a case study about a six year-old, but also includes systematic and in-depth interviews with more than a dozen families. The exploratory research is designed to locate common experiences among LGBTQ families, understand the different types of parent advocacy and the role parent advocacy plays in interfacing with schools, and offer constructive input for educators and education administrators. The authors draw conclusions about the way “allyship,” which refers to collaboration and the creation of new allies, can be… Continue Reading...

Missionaries

of what is being taught by their relationship with the teacher,” (Beebout 1). Beebout continues to explain how gender and age signify social status, and that an elder male in the village is perceived of as more credible in the community than a young white female. Therefore, the letters offer honest insight into the normative framework of Nigerian society, and reveal the intersections between race, class, gender, and social power. The Beebouts exhibit classical colonialist thinking, in that they believe in the superiority of their religion, customs, and culture. Based on the letters and the videos, the Beebouts and… Continue Reading...

Action Plan Assessment and Communication Strategy

Assessment Strategies Communication Strategy The principal along with other teachers should convey the significance of the parents’ part as being a provider in their children’s accomplishment. Members of staff ought to make endeavors to make sure parents really feel delightful in the school and give significant and frequent interaction to ease the sense of distrust usually common among parents as well as school personnel. A premium ought to be put on the nice things pupils do, as limitations are put on the unfavorable things they carryout. Research outcomes backed an optimistic recommendation program within the school works well; while schools… Continue Reading...

Preventing School Shootings

There is a lot of talk about school shootings and how to prevent them—especially in the wake of the most recent shooting in Florida, where 17 individuals lost their lives. Some say that guns should be banned (Ingraham). Others say the age limit should be raised (Epstein, Dopp) and that teachers should be armed (Rucker). Others view gun ownership as an unalienable right protected by the Constitution (Peck). And while guns themselves receive a lot of attention after such incidents, they are not the only factor. Family life, drug usage, and even other elements—such as the inability of federal and… Continue Reading...

Professional and Personal Development in Education

self-aware and make improvements. Acting with integrity and fairness promotes a culture of accountability within the school because each teacher remains committed to taking responsibility and for collaborating with others to achieve common goals. Integrity is not just about conforming to “simplistic notions of right and wrong,” but making difficult decisions with multiple variables (Gorlewski, Gorlewski & Ramming, 2012, p. 1). Fairness implies the ability to weigh different variables, set priorities, and remain committed to student-centered goals. Minority viewpoints need to be heard, and a good leader applies transformational skills that empower others to have the courage to speak… Continue Reading...

Legal Precedent Constitution Religion and Education

practice in their own state. When in doubt, a teacher can always seek input from the school administrator, who many then need legal counsel for further advice. Teachers also have the ability, if not the responsibility, to consult with parents and receive their input. Legal precedent offers several benefits to educators, including its democratic underpinnings. When social norms change, legal precedents can change far more easily than legislation can change. Legislation can be difficult to change because it requires the power of lawmakers to instigate those changes. Reply to Discussion Post 1 Judith Bethge Christians do need to balance… Continue Reading...

Social Media Essay

Social media is a big boom when it comes to business, entertainment, and media. It has crossed over from something the youth use to something everyone uses. Many people do not understand how much of an impact social media has on people from their employability to how the public views them. This example essay will show social media’s influence and how it has come to be what it is today. Titles Social Media: Then and Now Social Media and it’s Impact on Business Social Media as a Social Movement Social Media and it’s influence on our Lives Social Media: Changing… Continue Reading...

Juvenile Delinquency Essay

to “disorderly conduct” and this can involve things like fighting in public spaces, using foul language to a teacher, or various forms of indecent exposure, from flashing to mooning (globalyouthjustice.org). The fifth most common form of juvenile delinquency is basic assault or battery (globalyouthjustice.org). This can manifest as in-school bullying or it can be more complex, such as hurting/shoving people or engaging in physical disagreements between parents, or strait up assault (globalyouthjustice.org). It’s important to remember with offenses such as these, the entire juvenile delinquent court system was invented because there was the underlying belief that these young people… Continue Reading...

Abortion Pros and Cons Essay

a wise move. Our writers can anticipate what your teacher is looking for in the assignment, while meeting all vital requirements. The sample paper provided to you is yours forever, and you can always turn to it as a guide whenever you’re writing a tricky essay. Continue Reading...

To Kill a Mockingbird Essay

and is way ahead of others in her grade; her teacher, however, finds this fact about her annoying rather than something to be congratulated. This tells the reader two things: Scout can be trusted as a narrator as she is very bright for her age, and she lives in a very backwards town. The annoyance of her teacher over her reading abilities is symbolic of the backwardness of the town in regards to race, mental illness and a host of other issues. Scout has been forced to deal with much hardship in her short life; aside from the ugliness… Continue Reading...

Early Medieval and Contemporary Education

Assignment 1 According to Gutek (1995), the church in the medieval period exercised a virtual dominance of formal education through direct or indirect means. During this period, formal education was supervised by clerics though it was not a pre-requisite for practicing religious life or leadership. Since the church has a virtual monopoly over formal education, there were different kinds of educational institutions associated with chivalry, the guilds and the church during the medieval period. Even though access to education was limited during this period, these educational institutions, which were mostly church-related, conducted basic or elementary education. The institutions provided basic/elementary… Continue Reading...

The Great Gatsby Essay

Topics The theme of unrequited love in The Great Gatsby Discuss the fallibility of youth in The Great Gatsby Discuss the primacy of socioeconomic status as it manifests in The Great Gatsby: which characters confront it with the most grace? Which with the least? If Daisy and Jay had been members of the same socioeconomic class would they have ended up together? Why or why not? Provide textual evidence. Nick Carraway goes to great lengths to show and tell the reader that he is a reliable narrator: discuss three concretes way he does this and how successful they are. How… Continue Reading...

The Virginia Tech Shooting

Abstract This paper analyzes the case of Seung-Hui Cho, who killed dozens at Virginia Tech in 2007. The paper examines Cho’s background, his mental illness, the way in which reports of the investigation and incident were changed to hide the inept responses of administrators and police. The paper also examines changes that were made to protocol following the massacre and discusses lessons that can be learned from this incident and how institutions can better prepare themselves to ensure that this kind of tragedy is prevented in the future. Keywords: Seung-Hui Cho, school shooting, mental illness student Revisions to On and… Continue Reading...

Good and Bad Experiences with Leadership Essay

because we do not have degrees, I feel like the teacher is trying to compensate for some absence inside and that the teacher is not really being a good leader.  Bad leaders bring negative energy to an environment and they can pull down morale (Schyns, Schilling, 2013)—and that is what happened with me in this one case of being in a classroom with a teacher who did not show that he cared about students. The Two Good Professors The two good professors that stand out in my experience at the university appealed to me because from the first day… Continue Reading...

Special Education and Technology Integration Essay

teachers remain resistant to technology integration in schools. One article notes teacher's attitudes towards technology as being the main barriers for integration. "Teachers' own beliefs and attitudes about the relevance of technology to students' learning were perceived as having the biggest impact on their success" (Ertmer, Ottenbreit-Leftwich, Sadik, Sendurur, & Sendurur, 2012, p. 423). If teachers believe they do not need to use technology to instruct students or they do not feel they can use technology to instruct students, this may make them more resistant to technology integration in schools. It is up to the school then to improve these… Continue Reading...

It's Learning Cloud Based Learning Management System Essay

Essay Prompt: 1. Using module theory and specific examples from the case provided identify and critically analyze the strategic issues confronting the 'IT'S LEARNING' as it expands beyond its home country (1000 words) 2. Using appropriate module frameworks and specific examples from the case critically analyze the advantages and disadvantages of the Norway as the home base for a global developer of Digital Learning Platforms. (1000 words) 3. Using module theory and examples from the case, demonstrate how 'IT's LEARNING' has used its resources and competences to scale up and develop competitive advantage in the foreign markets. Explain briefly how… Continue Reading...

Marketing Plan for Vietnamese Business Essay

and therefore lowers the attractiveness of the product There are stipulations with respect to teacher-student ratio as well (ICEF, 2012) While entrepreneurism is high in Vietnam, bureaucracy is also high. Corruption is a major issue, and Vietnam ranks 112th out of 168 countries on the corruption perceptions index (Transparency International, 2016). The government has, however, made significant investments in its education system in recent years, leading to decent scores on international evaluations (The Economist, 2013), though there remains concern about the high dropout rate. This investment in education provides a decent baseline level of knowledge, which makes Vietnamese students… Continue Reading...

The Transition to Renewable Energy

J. & Bondi, S. (2009, March). Energy from the skies: Empowering future generations. The Technology teacher, 68(6), 11-14. Kaufman, L. (2017, May 25). How New York is building the renewable energy grid of the future. Inside Climate News. Retrieved from https://insideclimatenews.org/news/ 24052017/new-york-renewable-energy-electrical-grid-solar-wind-energy-coal-natural-gas. Poczter, S. (2017, December). You can’t count on me: The impact of electricity unreliability on productivity. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 46(3), 579. Profeta, T. (2017, October 26). IEA: Universal energy access achievable by 2030. National Geographic. Retrieved from https://blog.nationalgeographic.org/2017/10/26/iea-universal-energy-access-achievable-by-2030/. Streeter, B. (2009, August). Two banks take the LEED: Sense of place can also mean sense of… Continue Reading...

School Bullying Plan

School Legal Entanglement Plan This Legal Entanglement Plan seeks to examine the policies, programs, strategies, and practices of a particular school with respect to its moral, legal, and ethical implications. The plan is developed based on a three-step process that will help in addressing the issue that could potentially become a liability or legal entanglement if left unaddressed. The plan will help in addressing the issue since it will be communicated to appropriate stakeholders. Step 1 – Analysis Moral and Legal Issues in School Strategies One of the moral, ethical or legal issue facing Carson Elementary School in West Price… Continue Reading...

Human Robot Interaction

conclusions. This tested robot-assisted learning, so there was a teacher, but the robot was the variable that was changed between the control group and the study group. There were two study groups and one control group, so class size was not different between the two groups. The authors found that the robot helped reduce anxiety. Several factors were not examined in this study – other potential causes of anxiety being a significant one. Were the three groups of equivalent composition? A larger study size would have made it easier to trust that there were no material differences between the… Continue Reading...

Catcher in the Rye Essay

already made plans to stay with his old English teacher, Mr. Antolini. Holden has known Mr. Antolini a long time; he was his teacher at Elkton Hills, another private school Holden attended. Antolini is someone who has married a wealthy woman who is older than he, largely in a marriage of presumed convenience. Holden and Antolini smoke and drink and his teacher gives him some good life advice about developing his native talents and finding out more about how his mind works. However, Holden wakes up in the middle of the night to find his teacher crouched on the… Continue Reading...

Religion and Christian Counseling

Introduction The Interdisciplinary Studies degree offers a student the opportunity to integrate disciplines to develop a broader understanding of areas that can be meaningfully applied one’s career. For example, an Interdisciplinary Studies degree that focuses on Religion and Christian counseling provides a suitable foundation for a counselor seeking to specialize in a work area that incorporates aspects of religion into the fundamentals of counseling. It is similar to a chef who has an understanding of a variety of menus and meals and how to prepare them applying for job as a opposed to a chef who has only practiced preparing… Continue Reading...

Understanding by Design Instructional Planning Framework

shift from a traditional one to a personalized approach. In this case, I will utilize a student-centered rather than teacher-centered teaching approach. When planning for the lesson, students’ needs, goals, learning abilities will be taken into consideration and used to shape instructional strategies. In-class learning activities will be student-centered whereas out-of-class activities will involve engaging students in tasks that help to reinforce the learned concepts in the classroom. The development of Stage 1 of Understanding by Design has involved the use of DuFour and Eaker’s four critical questions of learning. Using these questions, I developed the learning goals and… Continue Reading...

Charter Schools Vs Public Schools

Choice of Schooling I think it is important to have a choice of schooling especially, as Bill Moyers points out, the nation lurches towards an oligarchy in which the country’s wealth is concentrated in the hands of a few, while decisions are shaped and made by a small handful of powerful elites. If these people control everything, their agenda will very likely inform the type of schooling that is provided to young people. If parents do not want their children to be educated according to the agenda of the oligarchy, they should have the option of providing alternative schooling, such… Continue Reading...

Adhd in the Classroom

For a student with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), a teacher’s plan for best practices should include behavioral and cognitive approaches that target the learner’s IEP goals and help to ensure a positive experience in the classroom. Students with ADHD are identified as learning disabled because of “deficits in the acquisition of specific academic skills” in their overall ability to learn in traditional ways (Clarfield & Stoner, 2005, p. 246). To help these students overcome the challenges associated with their learning disorder, Pfiffner, Barkley and DuPaul (2006) point out that teachers should consider alternative approaches… Continue Reading...

United Kingdom Freedom Of Expression Within the Social Media

The Positive and Negative Effects of Freedom of Expression within the Social Media in the U.K. Introduction In essence, social media in the UK provides an amazing platform for people to freely express their views, share information, and interact. Indeed, as McGoldrick (2013, p. 49) observes, “Facebook and other internet-based social networking sites (SNSs) have revolutionized modern communications.” Some of the most popular social media platforms in the country include, but that are not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. It is important to note that unlike in the physical world where relations between people are governed by various social… Continue Reading...

Renaissance Italy

Copernicus challenged the accepted viewpoint of the Christian West that the Earth stood still as the centermost point of the Universe. This tradition stemmed from the Ptolemaic model of a geocentric universe and correlated well with the religious tradition of the Church that the Earth was where God Himself became Man and walked among His children. Thus, the Earth had a special significance and should be thought of as being the center of the Universe in order to support the notion that people were important to God. Aside from this theological tradition were the scientific or observational facts that Ptolemy… Continue Reading...

Social Studies Instruction Observations

faculty being male. Less than 5% of the faculty is African-American. There is 1 Hispanic teacher. The school’s faculty is thus not very reflective of the study body in terms of ethnic background. The Social Studies instruction I observed helped to prepare students for participation in a democratic society by focusing on the recent Occupy Wall Street Movement, what prompted it, how it developed, what the aims for the Movement were, how it impacted the political arena, what effects it had, and what happened to the Movement in the end. The aim of the lesson was to show the… Continue Reading...

Mathematics Whole Number Computation

Whole-Number Computation Equal-groups math problems can be delineated as word problems where an individual is given a number of equal groups, and then the task is to find the missing number within the problem. In other words, equal-groups are groups that comprise of the similar number of equivalent items. To simplify the understanding of these questions, a full equal-groups math problem comprises of three different parts including the number of groups, the number of items contained in every group, and the total number in all of the groups. The following formula makes it possible to comprehend how to comprehend these… Continue Reading...

Dolci and the Counter Reformation

A Critical Analysis of Salome with the Head of St. John the Baptist by Carlo Dolci Carlo Dolci’s Salome with the Head of St. John the Baptist (Illus. 1) is an oil on canvas painting housed in the Phoenix Art Museum. Completed in Florence, Italy, by Dolci in 1670, the painting reflects the style of the Baroque and the typical religious-historical type of subject associated with the Counter-Reformation underway throughout Europe as part of the Council of Trent’s mission to use art to reinforce the principles and doctrines of the Church at a time when Protestantism was undermining the Church’s… Continue Reading...

The Current State Of Education in the United States Essay

increases were also identified for student support expenditures and teacher salaries (Cornman et al., 2018). There were some significant differences in educational funding levels identified between the states, however, ranging from a high of $20.744 in New York (followed closely by Alaska, the District of Columbia and Connecticut) to a low of $16,047 in Wyoming (followed closely by Massachusetts), as representative examples (Cornman et al., 2018). Nevertheless, a study by Barth, Cebula and Shen (2016) found that inadequate spending for primary education is one of the major factors that has caused the steady increase in high school dropout rates… Continue Reading...

Minimizing Bias and Student Diversity in Assessment

Abstract No teacher can entirely avoid the realities of student standardized assessment. But teachers must make informed choices in the classroom in regards to how students are instructed, based upon individual student needs and awareness of student diversity. There are significant questions regarding the potential biases of many standardized tests, particularly in regards to historically discriminated-against racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups. Teachers must be aware of these questions and biases and act as advocates for their students on a schoolwide and statewide… Continue Reading...

Maintaining Confidentiality Obligation and Friendship

of reflective practice in professional development: A glance into the ethical predicaments of secondary school teachers. Teaching and teacher Education, 60, 1-11. National Policy Board for Educational Administration. (2002). Standards for advanced programs in educational leadership for principals, superintendents, curriculum directors, and supervisors: Author Arlington, VA.   Continue Reading...

Elizabeth Jane Gardner

Moses in the Bullrushes (1878) and David the Shepherd (1895). Gardner developed her love of art working as a teacher in Massachusetts. She moved to Paris with a friend in 1864, hoping to get into the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, but it was still a male-only school at the time, so her application was rejected. The famous art school would not actually admit women until nearly the very end of the 19th century—but by then Gardner had already made a name for herself and distinguished herself among her peers by being the first female to exhibit at the Paris Salon and… Continue Reading...

Conflict Within Unionizing Sga Industries

Case Study: SGA Industries 1. The impetus for the Amalgamated Clothing and textiles Workers union (ACTWU) to organize an effort to create worker protection at SGA industries was provoked via a variety of reasons. SGA industries had always been a workplace where they invested a lot of money to protect and elevate workers. SGA made a concerted organizational and financial effort to ensure that their employees and their families had a very high quality of life. However, with foreign competition becoming so aggravated in the mid-1980s, the entire hosiery industry was under siege, and the company didn’t have the luxury… Continue Reading...

Why Columbus Day Should Not Be Celebrated Essay

of enslaving an entire group of people. However, in the book Lies My teacher Told Me the author James Loewen explains that during Columbus’s rampages, butcher shops were set up throughout the Caribbean selling Indian bodies for dog food: “There was also a practice known as the montería infernal, the infernal chase, or manhunt, in which Indians were hunted by war-dogs. These dogs?—?who also wore armor and had been fed human flesh?—?were a fierce match for the Indians. Live babies were also fed to these war dogs as sport, sometimes in front of their horrified parents” (2018). Thus, there… Continue Reading...

This I Believe Essay

Introduction This I believe: success in life is wonderful, but it’s not the greatest teacher and it often doesn’t help foster experiences for personal and professional growth. Success is comfortable. It feels good. It attracts others towards you. However, I’ve always believed that one of the most important things to experience in life is failure. There are numerous reasons for this. This essay will explore the power of failure and the importance of failure. This essay will suggest that failure is one of the most necessary ingredients for enormous success.  One of the most intense benefits of failure is… Continue Reading...

The Contributions Approach Vs the Transformation Approach

Multicultural Education Multicultural education is a philosophical concept in the field of education that is founded on the ideals of equality, justice, equity, freedom, and human dignity. The origin of this philosophical concept can be traced back to the 1960s during the civil rights era (Burnett, 1995). This concept was developed to help ensure that educational strategies and practices in the United States reflect the increasing diversity of America’s population including in the classroom setting. Since its inception during the civil rights era, multicultural education has continued to grow as reflected in the development of multicultural curriculum, textbooks, and teaching… Continue Reading...

Rebranding Diet Coke

2000s, Diet Coke seemed to be the platinum product. Models, actresses, celebrities, teenagers, moms of teenagers, teacher, CEOs, mechanics—all drank Diet Coke. It was viewed as the “safe treat” of beverages. It was viewed as perfect for when you wanted something sweet, but didn’t want to consume the calories. However now, even something that was as perfect-seeming as Diet Coke is beginning to falter. Soda sales in general have been down for a decade: the biggest connection to this is the connection between the sugary beverage and obesity (Kane, 2015). “The nation’s third most popular carbonated beverage, Diet Coke,… Continue Reading...

Patient Analysis for a Nurse Practitioner

with family members. She is employed as a primary school teacher, which is why she can easily afford her apartment’s rent. She enjoys an open romantic relationship and active sex life. Review of Systems System review proved non-contributory, with physical examination results being typical. Peripheral blood count, urinalysis and serum chemistry at the time of hospitalization were normal. 2. Objective Diagnostic Study Bartholin's gland infection Situated in a symmetrical arrangement at the vaginal opening’s posterior are a couple of pea-sized “Bartholin’s glands”, which have a key role to play in women’s reproductive system. Their function is secreting mucus and… Continue Reading...

Use Of Technology in the Special Education Classroom

used to good effect. For example, one special educational needs teacher reports achieving especially significant results simply by using PowerPoint presentations that codify the coursework so students can review it at their convenience (Barnes, 2009). In this regard, Barnes (2009) emphasizes that, “The PowerPoint presentations have proved useful for my special-needs students.. Each instructional step includes pictures that help students follow along. These tutorials are an easy review for tests. Since students can access them from any computer, they can use these tutorials in the resource classroom to study for a test” (p. 45). Besides the conventional applications that… Continue Reading...

Classroom Management

confused, perplexed or exacerbated by so many different approaches to classroom management and discipline, with each teacher seeming to have his or her own strategy and every student having to adjust from one class to the next. This can be especially true for students of different ethnicities who may encounter more or less prejudice from one teacher to the next (Gregory et al., 2016). Instead of a uniform approach to classroom management that is universally accepted, there is a whole host of approaches—some of which are effective and some of which are not when it comes to managing a… Continue Reading...

Cultural Identity Essay

Abstract This paper discusses all the facets and considerations inherent to a cultural identity essay. Namely, the paper describes the importance of cultural identity, the definition of cultural identity, and examples of cultural identity—both theoretical and literal examples in the world today. This paper seeks to show how one’s cultural identity is so much more than just a melee of one’s race, environment and heritage. Cultural identity is made up of so many factors and influences, both positive and negative, and both direct and covert. This paper sheds light on how one’s cultural identity manifests and how the cultural identity… Continue Reading...

Satire in Knox's Chicken Bucket

worlds by other than crank given to her by her teacher, alcohol sold to her by the guy at Hardy’s liquor store who gives “moustache rides” for 10 cents (according to his t-shirt), which elicits a wry remark from Cassie: “All I got’s a nickel” (Knox 31). Every line contains a zinger: Mama tells Cassie to go get dinner—a chicken bucket—and throws her the keys—not to the car but to Mama’s wheel chair. Yet this seems an appropriate mode of transportation given that Cassie, her Mama and Rick live in a trailer park where, conventional stereotyping is not only… Continue Reading...

School Funding in Illinois and Dc

Abstract This paper compares and contrasts the school funding approaches of the state of Illinois and the District of Columbia. It shows that in Illinois there is a far greater problem of how to achieve a more equitable distribution of funds, though the state is currently setting a course to try to make this happen with its evidence-based model funding formula recently passed this year. In DC on the other hand, a foundation formula is used to disperse funds equitably throughout the District and private investment is obtained to help develop programs that can assist in closing the achievement gap.… Continue Reading...

Collective Bargaining in Illinois Public Schools

dark about much of this because of the misleading communications provided them by the unions. Keywords: Illinois public schools, Illinois teacher unions, Illinois collective bargaining Introduction This paper examines the Illinois Policy Institute’s (n.d.) Bargaining for Better Schools: An Introduction to Collective Bargaining in Illinois Public Education. It will provide a summary of the work with examples of how the teacher unions use the collective bargaining process and their “agents” on the school boards to win better benefits for teachers at the expense of schools and taxpayers. The paper then provides a reflection on the matter and a conclusion. In… Continue Reading...

Body Mind and Soul in the Cancer Ward Wit

regarding treatment of the patients as a kind of inconvenience. Posner is ultimately a parallel with his teacher. Just as she failed to discern the true meaning behind Donne’s poems and instead solely focused on the surface aspects of grammar, Posner is solely fixated upon the technical aspects of medicine and winning glory for himself as a physician and a researcher. The irony is that by hurting the human body (Bearin’s), Posner hopes to save future, theoretical bodies. Similarly, by dissecting the grammar of a poem about death, Bearin hoped to gain insight about death, although she realizes by the… Continue Reading...

Physical Education and the Zpd

the ZPD is that shade of experience in which the learner gets to follow a teacher, mentor, or tutor and use the guidance offered to do a task, gain understanding, or develop a skill. Without ZPD, the individual learner is cut off from the source of knowledge. With ZPD, the individual learner is given access to those who have the ability to pass on knowledge to others and the learner can take advantage of this access to learn at his or her own pace. It is through ZPD that the idea of self-directed learning is made possible (Gray &… Continue Reading...

Education Research into Dual Credit Equity

perceive their accessibility, efficacy, and applicability to their own needs. Furthermore, the first principle in the State of Hawaii’s teacher Standards Board (2018) Code of Ethics is responsibility to the profession. Responsibility to the profession means taking responsibility, actively participating in research that will positively impact the profession and help educators reach their goals in helping students. Also, the second principle in the teacher Standards Board (2018) Code of Ethics specifically mentions the ethical importance of conducting education research to inform practice. The second reason for this research is related to social justice and equity. Teachers have a responsibility to… Continue Reading...

Single-sex or Co-ed Schools in England

Single-Sex or Co-Ed Schools Introduction In the UK, the debate over whether single-sex or co-educational schools are more beneficial for students’ development is one that has seen good arguments from both side of the fence. This paper will examine the advantages of both single-sex and co-ed schools as well as the disadvantages of each. It will show that both types of schools have their benefits, and each has its limitations. However, there is no strong argument one way or another that one is better than the other. At the end of the day, it all comes down to preference. Advantages… Continue Reading...

Arming School Personnel Reasons Against

solution for solid policy. One of the main reasons why arming teacher or a even a small portion of school personnel is a bad idea is because it is financially untenable. Public education in America is already underfunded in large parts of the nation. Our students lag behind countries all over the world, often in a very significant and embarrassing way. Paying to train and arm teachers on a yearly basis would cripple our educational system. In fact, a report drafted tin 2013 to assess the cost of putting an armed school resource officer in every elementary and secondary school… Continue Reading...

Investing in China

International Business Introduction As a Western manufacturing company of English Language products considering a major investment in one of the BRICS countries—preferably China—it is advisable that the company first possess an assessment of the feasibility of achieving the company’s aims in a country like China, which currently is in a trade war with the U.S. that shows no signs of letting up. Moreover, an examination of the overall context of globalized society in the 21st century will help the company to determine whether this investment would be particularly strategic at this time or not. While the general business environment in… Continue Reading...

Working Technology for Students

not a substitute for regular classroom teaching, and a teacher must support technology with lectures, discussions, and hands-on instruction. But just like a builder cannot build a house without tools, having access to the knowledge and research provided by technology is critical for teachers like myself. Continue Reading...

Professional Development Plan for Nursing

programs for nursing professionals. I have experience as a teacher and professional trainer and enjoy researching the nursing field because I love the idea of taking evidence-based practice and applying it in my own work. I have access to online libraries, databases and information technology resources that make it easy for me to conduct research to facilitate the accomplishment of my tasks, whether they are professional or academic. Professional Goals My professional goals through this program are to promote the dignity of individuals—especially elderly individuals, who may be suffering from feelings of isolation and loneliness, as often happens with… Continue Reading...

Difference Between Goals and Objectives Essay

enough to make the text suitable for its audience.       4. teacher Edition/Supplementary Materials: n/a       5. Inclusion/Diversity Issues: Total Points: 27. This book does a good job of recognizing diversity and uses appropriate language and images.       Sample Teaching Plan       Goal: Master the new catheter being used       Objectives: Student will be able to properly insert the new type of catheter, demonstrating knowledge of proper sanitation and care. Student will also be able to explain catheter care to the patient, and recognize and iterate the warning signs of… Continue Reading...

Online Education Argumentative

The Benefits of Online Education Introduction To a degree, all educational institutions have migrated some of their services online, taking advantage of new media and new technologies to improve service delivery, cut costs, and enhance the learning environment. From eBooks to cloud-based collaborative work projects, the online environment adds depth to the classroom and expands opportunities for students from different backgrounds including those with special needs. It is therefore no surprise that enrollment in online education programs has been steadily climbing, with the greatest growth in the private non-profit school sector (Allen & Seaman, 2016). Online learning might never fully… Continue Reading...

Diagnosing Children and Adolescents Adhd

Diagnosing Children and Adolescents Diagnosis: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Inattentive Type In essence, ADHD symptoms could be grouped into either hyperactivity and impulsiveness or inattentiveness. In the present case, the symptoms Jamel presents are consistent with the latter. It is important to note that Jamel meets the criteria for the diagnosis above on the basis of DSM-5 criteria for ADHD. To begin with, the boy’s mother points out that to get him to do anything, she has to yell and repeat instructions. In addition to appearing as if not to listen when directly spoken to, children with ADHD –… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of Resource Management on Student Performance

Option One Staff Positions Eliminate middle-school assistant principal position; add full-time office staff 135,563 29,148 106,415 Supplies District: Reduce annual supply allocation from $575 to $400 per teacher 15,225 15,225 Reduce hard copies of formal comms--replace w/ e-copies 15,824 500 15,324 Reduce administrative supplies annual allocation by 50 6,650 6,650 Reduce psychologist supplies annual allocation from $2,075 to $1,275 1,275 1,275 Elementary School: Parent fees: have parents pay for field trips, bus, and acitivty 17,400 17,400 Grades 5-8 band program: parents pay for band competitions, fees 6,315 6,315 Increase price of yearbook to include stipend, printing, and binding 15,087 15,087 Have parents pay for student magazines--add to… Continue Reading...

Dressing for Success

never looked sloppy or unkempt. If I showed up as teacher in an old, crummy t-shirt with stains on it and holes in my jeans, I would look unprofessional. The key to looking professional is to not look like you slept in your clothes, haven’t bathed, or have never heard of a comb or brush. Clothing is only one part of the question: you must groom yourself and practice good grooming habits, no matter what the profession is. The set of slides that best represents my desired career field is the IT professional set and the professional attire in this… Continue Reading...

Karen Avery Case

as well as shifting the throughput by altering the role of the teacher from disciplinarian to mentor, thus enhancing the output of student education. Synergy is generated through facilitating interactions between organizational actors (such as teachers being critiqued and conferring with parents). Leading part and emergence is reflected in encouraging parts to have new strengths by interacting with the whole—guides within clusters are responsible for motivating success of the cluster as an entity. The prevalence of feedback ensures that the organization does not stagnate and the competitive nature of the clusters fighting to survive creates a state of dynamic… Continue Reading...

Educational Platform Development

on the aims of education, the image of the learner, the image of the teacher, the value of curriculum, and pedagogical ideas. The paper discusses how education is important not just for students but for the whole community. It shows how teachers and parents must work together to provide a positive example for students, and how teachers and administrators can form a collegial culture for guidance and support in the school. Keywords: educational platform, educational experience, pedagogy, school administration Educational Platform Development Education is an important aspect of life not just for students but for communities as well. A… Continue Reading...

Action Plan: Closing the Achievement Gap Of African American Students

(White, 2009). The other strategy is to use advocacy, where each student has a teacher, a counselor, an administrator, or a community leader whom they can talk to, confide in, be listened to, and assisted whenever. Additionally, teachers need to reassess their expectations and perceptions as well as reevaluation of the special education referral system (White, 2009). Goals To succeed in closing the achievement gap among African American high school students, a combination of goals is set out. Goals 1: elimination of stereotypes. This involves stakeholders working to eradicate the culturally-based stereotypes that African American hold against education and… Continue Reading...

Proposal on Year Round School

The school programs have been a subject of research, legislation and debate across many states and over many years. There has always been the urge to come up with a harmonized calendar that is suitable for the students, the teachers, the parents as well as the management of the schools. This has always proved to be a delicate balance, one rarely achieved in many institutions. There is need however to have year-round school programs that help in the completion of the needed curriculum, but also friendly to the main stakeholders. There are factors that must be put into focus and… Continue Reading...

Responses to Student Posts About Education

Response to Jason These two online field trips are especially important because each is part of the United States Department of Education: the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the Transforming Teaching and Learning site. I appreciate the insight into how educators make tremendous personal sacrifices beliving in the value of their work in promoting higher quality of life in the society. For example, the author states, “The thoughts of spending $70,000-$100,000 for an education to receive a job in which you make $40,000 a year seems like a losing proposition for many would be education majors.” In spite of… Continue Reading...

Educational Policy Responses to Case Study

means to influence policy and change the ways educational policies and procedures are meted out. Finally, changing teacher training is an effective way to prepare educators for the challenges of the political aspects of their jobs. The role of educator is first to teach students, but in the end, an educator may need to influence politicians or at least become a school district leader. Grooming future educators in leadership and communications is an excellent strategy for overcoming the challenges exhibited by the Washington High School case study. References Hassenpflug, A. (2013). How to Improve Instructional Leadership: High School Principal… Continue Reading...

Cultural and Cross Cultural Needs in the Great Lakes

Plan of Action to Build Trust: Introduction The Waasa-Inaabidaa people are the original inhabitants of the Great Lakes region. European settlement in the Great Lakes regions including Wisconsin and Minnesota dramatically transformed the relationships between Waasa-Inaabidaa and each other, and between Waasa-Inaabidaa and their geo-spatial territory. Over a century of conflict and mistrust characterizes the relationship between the aboriginal people and the newer inhabitants of the area, who now claim control over political, economic, and social systems. Therefore, it is important to develop a culturally conscious and culturally competent plan of action to build trust in this diverse community. Plan… Continue Reading...

Film the Help Review

The Help: Film Review and Discussion The film The Help (2011), which was adapted for the screen and directed by Tate Taylor from the novel by Kathryn Stockett attempts to tackle heavy complex subject matter from a questionable perspective. The film is set in the 1960s in Jackson Mississippi, two details that make the film as loaded and complex as it can possibly be. The 1960s were the Civil Rights era in America, and Jackson Mississippi was a dangerous place. It was home to the confederacy and was a place where hundreds of innocent blacks had been lynched, among many… Continue Reading...

How to Select Materials for Curriculum

Curriculum Materials Selection process The process of selecting instructional materials is one important aspect of the end result that schools seek to achieve with their students. The curriculum materials selection process needs to be thorough and well informed and well researched by a team of experts in education. There are several considerations that need to be put in place by schools while selecting their curriculum material as follows; There is need to have consistent, coherent and coordinated framework for science content. Science content should be consistent with national, state, and local standards and benchmarks. The material should also have a… Continue Reading...

Attitudes Toward Physical Education in Fourth Graders

the second questionnaire was completed by the physical education teacher; and the third questionnaire was completed by the children themselves in a supervised setting. In essence, while the first questionnaire sought to assess the behaviors, preferences, values, as well as skills of the child and his or her parents, the second questionnaire was tailored to permit an evaluation of the athletic competencies of the child. On the other hand, the third questionnaire sought to highlight how children perceived their own preferences as well as skills in reference to physical education. Each questionnaire had a total of 34 items which… Continue Reading...

Communication Apprehension in the Professional Setting

goals, a better spirit of unity and commitment can be achieved in the school and in the teacher-student relationship. Standard 6: Professional Capacity of School Personnel This standard holds that truly effective leaders help to strengthen the professionalism of their school’s personnel in order to strengthen their students (Professional Standards for Educational Leaders, 2015). I would like to improve my performance in this area, as I have not always been the most active in leading my colleagues upward to higher levels of engagement. As a leader, I see it as my duty to do this and I would like… Continue Reading...

Instructional Leadership and Educational Standards

better spirit of unity and commitment can be achieved in the school and in the teacher-student relationship. Standard 6: Professional Capacity of School Personnel This standard holds that truly effective leaders help to strengthen the professionalism of their school’s personnel in order to strengthen their students (Professional Standards for Educational Leaders, 2015). I would like to improve my performance in this area, as I have not always been the most active in leading my colleagues upward to higher levels of engagement. As a leader, I see it as my duty to do this and I would like to be… Continue Reading...

Philips Academy Andover Human Resources Plan

to the third interview, which would be a group interview with the current faculty of the department where the teacher would be hired to teach for. During this group interview, the entire board of trustees would be observing. If the candidate passes this round, then the candidate would be invited to teach a demo lesson online (virtually) for a group of alumni. Finally, if this candidate passes this final demo lesson, then he or she would be invited to teach a final demo lesson to class of actual, real Andover students, while several faculty members and trustee members were… Continue Reading...

Employee Monitoring and Communication

prevalence of social media. One such instance involved Ashley Payne. Summary of the Case Payne, a high school teacher, was forced to resign from her teaching position after a parent complained of a picture she had posted in her Facebook account in 2009 holding alcoholic drinks in both of her hands. The school administration was also of the opinion that a B-word she had used in her page was offensive and unprofessional. The complaint made to the school administration came from a single parent. It is also important to note that at the time Payne made the said posts, her Facebook… Continue Reading...

Diabetes Education and Prevention Health Promotion

their environment. Type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle ailment for most individuals. Although the nurse can act as a teacher and a guide, it is the individual who is suffering from diabetes who must make decisions on a daily basis that will affect his or her life. Pender’s model is particularly useful for diabetes education because it does not focus on end-of-life-care and is not particularly abstract. It is designed to facilitate a teaching plan, which is the objective of this particular initiative. It is founded in social science theory, one critical aspect of the approach which stresses how… Continue Reading...

Importance Of Education to the Future Of America

America has long taken for granted its strong economy, failing to recognize dramatic and rapid changes to the labor market. Education is the number one key to boosting America’s economy and ensuring the future of the nation’s social and political health as well. The nation is dangerously falling behind other nations in terms of the quality of education and the preparedness of its students to meet the demands of the twenty-first century labor market. In fact, educational policymakers have been taking desperate measures to increase high-stakes standardized testing at the expense of a liberal arts approach to education (Hickman, 2015).… Continue Reading...

Business Programs in Canada

(2016). Connectivism: A knowledge learning theory for the digital age? Medical teacher, 38(10), 1064-1069. doi:10.3109/0142159x.2016.1173661 Huffington Post. (2017, December 6). INFOGRAPHICS: The Growth Of Online Education. Retrieved from https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/12/growth-online-education-moocs_n_3041529.html Queens University. (2018, September 27). Queen's Commerce - Academics - Program Fees Curriculum. Retrieved from https://smith.queensu.ca/bcom/academics/index.php Sharda, R., Delen, D., & Turban, E. (2017). Business Intelligence. Pearson Australia Pty Ltd. UBC. (2018). Business and Computer Science. Retrieved from https://you.ubc.ca/ubc_programs/business-computer-science/ Continue Reading...

Psychology and Sociology Gender Inequality

Gender biases and stereotypes persist at almost every level and in every area of society. Often, the differential treatment given to males and females is subtle and deeply ingrained, taken so much for granted that most people are unaware that they are perpetuating gender bias. For example, adults treat male and female children differently, speaking to them using different tones of voice, reacting differently to their actions, and showing subtle signs of approval or disapproval when the child does or does not conform to gender norms. Even parents who claim to be progressive and egalitarian unconsciously pass on gender norms… Continue Reading...

Houdini

claim to be impossible. Hard work, perseverance, and patience are the cornerstones of success. When Daniel’s teacher Mrs. Thorpe urges him to focus on pragmatism and science, what she really meant was that Daniel should stick to the basics, the ground rules of hard work (“Show Me Impossible”). However, what Mrs. Thorpe did not understand completely was that Daniel could apply his diligence and perseverance not just to school subjects like math and science but also to loftier goals and dreams. Daniel admired Houdini because he made the impossible into something real, and Daniel also understood that Houdini did have… Continue Reading...

Criminal Justice Current Event

Not Again: A School Shooting Thwarted Anderson (2018) describes a recent event at a Florida high school, not long after the Parkland massacre. In this case, a nineteen year-old suspect named Sky Bouche opened fire at Forest High School in Fort Lauderdale. No one was killed, but one 17 year-old suffered an injury. The suspect, who was a former student of Forest High, carried his gun inside a guitar case. The Bouche incident occurred on the very same day that nationwide protests had been scheduled. The protests involved coordinated walkouts to protest gun violence, on the anniversary of the Columbine… Continue Reading...

Organizational Communication and Culture

self-determination. Interaction with students is limited to guiding-role rather than directing and supervisory role. As the interviewee states, “… teacher would try to prevent failure by giving study guides…” which is an indication of the respectful culture and interaction which is based on the fact that, the students are adults thus, they are not to be pushed around. The interviewee also states that there is room for independence and that teacher will only help when needed. The input by teachers seems to be more pronounced in training the students for the corporate world after graduating. To ensure students are adequately prepared,… Continue Reading...

Developing and Evaluating a Lesson Sequence

2016). In the field of physical education it can be applied in a way that benefits the teacher, the young learner and the older student serving as the assistant in the class. To help with scaffolding, the older volunteer students will be on hand to lay the groundwork for new ball handling skills, which build on skills already learned by the students. As University of Nottingham (2018) notes, scaffolding can involve breaking up a learning objective into parts so that the student can more easily attain the overall goal—and that is the aim of this lesson sequence. Section 3:… Continue Reading...

Teacher Growth and Development

to facilitate the professional development plan for Butler College Prep, I administered the teacher Questionnaire to Gain Baseline Data on Differentiated Practices to the teachers at the school. 12 teachers in my building were given a 21-item questionnaire (See Appendix A). From the data collected, the top three problem areas were identified as areas of need. This paper will discuss and analyze the teacher Questionnaire Data, identify the areas of need and provide a summary and reflection of the overall plan. Discussion and Analysis of teacher Questionnaire Data The teacher Questionnaire posed 21 statements to which 12 teachers at… Continue Reading...

Rope 1948 Film

incident, despite several uncomfortable engagements between the invitees and the two. In the end it is Rupert, a former teacher of theirs, who unravels the ‘perfect murder’ after he makes way back to the house and engages Brandon in a ‘cat-and-mouse’ conversation regarding the disappearance of David (the murder victim). From the movie, it appears that the conversations Phillip and Brandon had with Rupert were largely the driving force behind this particular murder. It is clear from the movie that Rupert is not only an intelligent, but also a convincing man. His references to De Quincey’s and Nietzsche’s works… Continue Reading...

Education and Leadership in Perioperative Nursing

for practice: Nursing intern and faculty perceptions on clinical experiences. Medical teacher, 39(sup1), S55-S62. Curtis, E. A., Sheerin, F. K., & de Vries, J. (2011). Developing leadership in nursing: the impact of education and training. British Journal of Nursing, 20(6), 344-352. Fielden, J. M. (2012). Managing the transition of Saudi new graduate nurses into clinical practice in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Journal of nursing management, 20(1), 28-37. Hemmerich, A. L., Hoepner, J. K., & Samelson, V. M. (2015). Instructional internships: Improving the teaching and learning experience for students, interns, and faculty. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 104-132. Holtz, P., & Gnambs, T.… Continue Reading...

Social Norms Conflict and Its Impact on Schooling

but he was different. Sapo never showed a need for a teacher. He was arguably the ugliest yet meanest kid on the block was my friend. I was hopeful that with such an arrangement, there was hope, and that I would probably get my name sooner. I dropped the name Julio, which was my name from home. I wanted to get myself a great name such as that of Julio. I, therefore, sought fights (Quinonez 4). Nazario mixed his education with a politeness trait. He endeared himself to the rest of the crew. He was respected and even feared… Continue Reading...

Classrooms Stem and Steam Implementation

Meaningful STEAM Experiences Through University, School, and Community Partnerships. Journal of STEM teacher Education, 51(1), 57–69. Retrieved from https://ir.library.illinoisstate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1007&context=jste Corbit, M., Bernstein, R., Kolodziej, S., & McIntyre, C. (2006). Student project virtual worlds as windows on scientific cultures in CTC SciFair. The 9th International Conference on Public Communication of Science and Technology; Seoul, Korea. Daugherty, M. K., Carter, V., & Swagerty, L. (2014). Elementary STEM education: The future for technology and engineering education? Journal of STEM teacher Education. 49(1), 45–55. Frykholm, J., & Glasson, G. (2005). Connecting science and mathematics instruction: Pedagogical context knowledge for teachers. School Science and… Continue Reading...

Gender Bias and Sexual Harassment in Schools

Query: How can we overcome sexual harassment in our schools? Sexual harassment needs to be framed as a community issue and not as isolated incidents. A complex issue, sexual harassment becomes embedded in a culture of violence, one that condones normative gender bias and other forms of power abuses. Resolving the problem of sexual harassment in our schools requires honest self-insight, into the values that guide the organization. On a conscious level, most educators will recognize that sexual harassment does violate core concepts of social justice, yet patterns of violence and conflict are frequently unconscious and irrational. Conflict is subtle… Continue Reading...

Teaching Experience

learning unit is to provide feedback for the student and the teacher as well as a diverse approach to assessment. This role differs from typical assessments in that here it was also used to evaluate the success of the project. Personalized learning strategies helped to boost student performance and technology assisted greatly in this boost. Action Plan One-on-one time will be utilized for students who are still behind. This can be conducted during individual work times when the students can be met with individually to discuss the issues that they are having. Advanced learning opportunities will be provided for… Continue Reading...

Synopsis Qualitative Studies Of Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is the aptitude of an individual to be aware of their personal emotions and those of others surrounding them. Emotional intelligence is also referred to as Emotional Quotient (EQ). The knowledge of one’s emotional intelligence is important in that the information obtained from the knowledge can be used to influence thinking towards a given direction. It is also vital for it provides for the opportunity to be able to improve on one's behavior in order to adjust to an environmental or in order to achieve any set intentions. Moreover, Emotional intelligence can define the performance of an individual… Continue Reading...

Dialogue and Leadership the Key to Academic Success

et.al, 2018). References Pehmer, A. K., Gröschner, A., & Seidel, T. (2015). How teacher professional development regarding classroom dialogue affects students' higher-order learning. Teaching and teacher Education, 47, 108-119. Sleeter, C. E., & Milner, H. R. (2011). Researching successful efforts in teacher education to diversify teachers. Studying diversity in teacher education, 81-103. Tangney, J. P., BOONE, A. L., & BAUMEISTER, R. F. (2018). High self-control predicts good adjustment, less pathology, better grades, and interpersonal success. In Self-Regulation and Self-Control (pp. 181-220). Routledge. Continue Reading...

Santa Ana Winds and Fires

The Santa Ana and Brush Fire Texts Linda Thomas’s “Brush Fire” is like the micro-perspective and Joan Didion’s “The Santa Ana” is like that macro-perspective when it comes to describing the late-fall winds and the fires that consume the region. Thomas tells of the brush and the irony of building in the path of the fires. Didion tells of the wind and the fire and the irony of living in a place that so resembles a kind of apocalyptic nightmare, where life becomes hellish for a short period every year. Both texts intersect at the point of irony—as the irony… Continue Reading...

School Security Management

CLASS security system, a penetration test was actually accidentally initiated when a teacher hit the lockdown button on her mobile phone device by mistake. Within two minutes the police arrived and the school’s security measures kicked into place. The principal was very pleased with how well the system worked and even though it was an accident, it turned out to be a good drill and a good measure of the security system’s effectiveness overall.[footnoteRef:8] [7: Robert McCrie, Security Operations Management, 3rd ed. (MA: Butterworth-Heinemann), 117.] [8: Holly Gilbert Stowell, “Checking in for Safety,” Security Management, 1 Aug 2018 https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Checking-in-for-Safety.aspx]… Continue Reading...

How Teachers Can Develop Professionally

the needs of every student no matter what the obstacles are. This means that every teacher has the duty to connect with each and every student so that no one is left behind. At the same time, those who can move ahead and have a need to keep going in order to fulfill their potential also have to be supported. Some require more challenging material and others require more support. Every student is unique and the elements that relate to the school consist of the following: 1) that every student has adequate support at home, 2) that every student… Continue Reading...

A Problem Statement for Education

bilingual study program, changing the type and frequency of staff meetings, and mandating more parent- teacher meetings. Moreover, the new principal hired an additional school counselor. Principal Skinner also introduced new human resources strategies for teachers, including a formal system of performance reviews written by students and coworkers. Just six months into Skinner’s leadership, five teachers filed an official complaint with the district school board and the educational commissioner. The complaint was filed prior to any formal confrontation with Principal Skinner. Continue Reading...

Reading and the Achievement Gap

achievement gap begins to appear (Palardy, 2015). It was also chosen because I am a first grade teacher and have direct access to and interaction with students of this grade level. The problem is that the achievement gap exists and prevents schools from achieving equitability in education. The impact of diversity on this problem is that, as Ferrer et al. (2015) point out, minority students tend to be the ones who suffer most from the achievement gap. The purpose of this study is to test the recommendation of Moses and Kelly (2018) to see if by promoting and socializing… Continue Reading...

Course Learnings

Abstract This course has been quite useful for me, in the sense that it has exposed me to a number of new ideas. Many of these ideas have challenged my normal way of viewing the people I work with and the organizations in which, and myself, work. So there's been quite a good bit of learning on that front. I feel that I can take some of this knowledge, build upon it and expand it, and continue to apply it in my day-to-day role as an education administrator. The Baker High School case study has been instructive to me in… Continue Reading...

Who Supervises the Children on the Bus

not see fit to hold students in a classroom with a teacher—and neither should it see fit to hold students on a bus without an aid. A bus driver cannot monitor students and drive a bus at the same time. The aid is especially needed whenever a prevention plan has been developed for special needs students. In the case of Chris, a plan had been developed and that plan required the use of a bus aid to monitor activity at all times during transportation. That plan was not adhered to. In order for the school district to fulfill its… Continue Reading...

Development Of an Health Advocacy Campaign

localities: lessons from the field. Current obesity reports, 2(3), 200-210. Hubinette, M., Dobson, S., Scott, I., & Sherbino, J. (2017). Health advocacy. Medical teacher, 39(2), 128-135. Jiang, S. Z., Lu, W., Zong, X. F., Ruan, H. Y., & Liu, Y. (2016). Obesity and hypertension. Experimental and therapeutic medicine, 12(4), 2395-2399. Kolbe-Alexander, T. L., Proper, K. I., Lambert, E. V., Van Wier, M. F., Pillay, J. D., Nossel, C., ... & Van Mechelen, W. (2012). Working on wellness (WOW): a worksite health promotion intervention programme. BMC Public Health, 12(1), 372. Leggio, M., Lombardi, M., Caldarone, E., Severi, P., D'Emidio, S., Armeni, M., ... & Mazza, A. (2017). The relationship… Continue Reading...

Early Childhood Education and Piaget Theory

problems using their own methods with the encouragement and support of teachers. The teacher does not tell the child how to play with a game, toy, or object, but allows the child to encounter the world independently, to enable the processes of assimilation, accommodation, and equilibration. Second, early childhood educational curricula are designed with Piaget’s theories in mind. Educators, administrators, and policymakers understand that there are some types of learning environments, subjects, and processes that are age-appropriate, according to known stages of development. Each child will progress at a different pace, though, allowing educators to make adaptations according to… Continue Reading...

Hollywood College Admissions Cheating Scheme Essay

Abstract The Hollywood Cheating Scandal exposed what life is like on the other side of the tracks—the side where wealth and fame are used to buy a way into top-tier schools for trust fund kids.  The college admissions cheating scheme involved some big names across a range of industries:  actors, actresses, fashion moguls, Wall Street guys, real estate giants, doctors and many others were all implicated in the scheme along with Ivy League teachers, coaches, and test takers.  This article will discuss what happened, why, and what it means for America. Related Topics Money Can’t Buy Happiness—But It Can Buy… Continue Reading...

Measuring the Reading Skills Of a Student

Introduction Next door to where we live is a family with an 8-year-old boy who is in the third grade. He says that he does not like to read but that he has to for school and he hates it. “I don’t like reading in class. It’s hard to say the words and everybody laughs at me.” I asked him if there was anything he enjoyed about reading and he said, “Yeah, when we can stop.” I decided to try a different route to see if I could get his participation any better and introduced the topic of comic books.… Continue Reading...

Dealing with Challenges in Personal Life

helped me to understand my struggles and develop a way of overcoming these challenges. This high school teacher adopted an individualized teaching approach through which he sought to understand every student. As part of his teaching strategy, he would always seek to develop a close relationship with me in order to understand my challenges, learning needs, and learning abilities. During this process, he enabled me to understand that I was suffering from social anxiety, which affected my interactions with others. Through his support, he helped me to start identifying ways I can address this problem and improve my interactions… Continue Reading...

Knowledge and Understanding in Sports

sessions and giving feedback on it. There was also an element of classroom discussion between the teacher and the students to see if the students had grasped the objectives and understood the basics of the skill. For quantitative data collection, the researcher took field notes during the classes to see which students were understanding the concepts and which were not. These notes were taken in the form of a tally sheet. Data Collection Data was collected over the course of 3 weeks during the students’ weekly PE instruction. Each weekly PE instruction lasted 45 minutes. The first lesson was… Continue Reading...

The Relationship Of Reason to Faith

came to Christ at night after being questioned by Christ as a teacher of Israel who failed to understand what God was saying and showing to him (John 3:10). As a teacher of Israel, Nicodemus would have focused on the Scriptures of the Old Testament and he would have known the meaning of the prophecies—yet there was a mental block in the way; Nicodemus was not making the logical connections between what the Scriptures and prophecies of the Old Testament were saying and what Christ was showing in Himself, through His words and miracles. Nicodemus needed to look again… Continue Reading...

Make University Tuition Free

College Education Should be Free for Everyone People everywhere in the U.S. are going into major debt just to get a college diploma so they can be eligible for a career in the job market. Fifty years ago, having to get into debt just to be eligible for a job was not a characteristic of starting a career. It is a new phenomenon that has developed as a result of the federal government backstopping all student loans (Avery, Turner). Whenever the federal government gets involved in anything in the free market, prices go up (Wolfram). That is the reason health… Continue Reading...

Education and the Art Of Listening

all must learn. Can we do it without a teacher? It is very likely that, no, we cannot. Yet, if we devote ourselves to learning, we can find the way to God in spite of the obstacles we face. Every teacher, moreover, is a learner; and every learner is ultimately bound to be a teacher. Knowledge is nothing if not communicated. Socrates was believed to be the wisest man alive back in his day—but he refused to accept the fact that he was the wisest. He went about asking people so many questions about how they lived and what… Continue Reading...

Dual Credit Programs

p. 40). Research also shows these types of perceptions can be changed through teacher development (Andrews, 2004; Bailey & Karp, 2003, Smith, 2007). Retention Rates While an abundance of research publications showcase the promising and direct causal relationship between dual credit programs and matriculation rates at colleges and universities, less research reveals the impact on retention rates. A major element promoting future research into how to better design, implement, and assess dual credit programs, an evolving body of evidence is showing that retention does remain one of the greatest challenges for dual credit administrators. The literature yields mixed results,… Continue Reading...

Why Teacher Discipline Is Necessary

teacher Employment/Discipline Scenario Introduction Paul Swanson has been advised that he needs to take anger management to control his temper. He has declined and now a worst possible scenario has occurred: the teacher has assaulted a student. Though an unfortunate chain reaction of events precipitated the assault, it is possible that the whole thing could have been avoided had Mr. Swanson handled himself with more propriety. The student Alicia Fernandez is not without fault and conducted herself in a manner… Continue Reading...

Teaching in the Digital World

arithmetic, science or history. All of that is knowledge that a teacher can teach; it is different from the kind of learning that is referenced in Psalm 119. It is more like learning that is of the world, that can be used to get a job, to develop a career, or to communicate more effectively with others. The balance between teachers and learners is a kind of balance between the spirit and the world. The learner who is of the spirit is indeed near to God and beloved by God. A teacher who is of the world can help… Continue Reading...

Implementation Evaluation and Control Plan

Implementation, Evaluation and Control Wellness and Fitness Company will be established as a non-profit organization in the city of Portland, which has a relatively high population of adolescents with obesity. The overall objective/goal of this non-profit organization is to reach out to the most possible low income family to participate in the program’s activity since the value of this initiative is to reduce obesity among adolescents in that category of people. As a non-profit organization, Wellness and Fitness Company will be established in partnership with Boise Eliot Elementary School, which has a large percentage of African American student population. The… Continue Reading...

Summary and Analysis Of a Study

taking. The study’s applicability is quite high for any teacher engaged in educating special needs students, especially ASD students—but the information could also be applicable for any classroom in which students are visual learners: the key takeaways are—keep the room tidy and clean, eliminate distractions, and use colors to attract attention. Continue Reading...

The Problem Of Poverty

Poverty in the U.S. Poverty is a major variable in the lives of many people in the U.S. The median household income for families in the U.S. is $59,000 (Semega, Fontenot and Kollar)—yet 40.6 million people live in poverty in the U.S., or 12.7% of the population (Semega, Fontenot and Kollar). If poverty were a health issue it would be considered an epidemic. This paper will address the issue of poverty in the U.S. and explain how it is an injustice and how it affects higher education for young people. Poverty is a socioeconomic issue that impacts everyone—not just the… Continue Reading...

Racism and Discrimination Impact on Civil Rights and Student Rights

of harassment by other students, teachers and administrators (Kenneth 507-536). In-class discipline is the common type of teacher discrimination. Most of the cases that are reported involves a teacher punishing a specific student in a harsh way because of the student’s minority status. This is usually common among students who are either Latino or African American, especially those in high school. Other discrimination cases by teachers involve grading of students in an unfair way and them accepting discriminatory behavior from other students within the school environment. Administrator-related discrimination is more common than teacher-related discrimination (John 551-558). On high school and… Continue Reading...

Nursing Theory Research and Practice

views herself as healthy. The nurse discovers that the lady is an employed teacher and she plans to continue with her job even after delivery. The lady is quite naïve on matters labor processes. She thinks that the pregnancy is proceeding normally although she had some nausea which quickly subsided. With this information the nurse is in a position to apply the Imogene King’s Theory of Goal Attainment in assisting the patient to set appropriate health goals and coming up with a step by step roadmap to helping her achieve the set goals. The theory pays attention to the… Continue Reading...

Practices That Best Serve Learners from Diverse Backgrounds

have been documented to help the culturally diverse students learn. Strategies involving teacher behaviors include accommodating and appreciating the differences and similarities among students of all cultures. Teachers who interact with the culturally diverse students should enthusiastically acknowledge and identify both the cultural and individual differences positively (Santamaria, 2009). The positivity in the identification process develops the basis for developing instructional strategies and effective communication. Teachers’ social skills can be modeled and reinforced using their social skills such as respect and understanding for cross-culture. Teachers should build their relationships with their students. An interview was once conducted to culturally diverse… Continue Reading...

Paul and the Timothy Letters

his encounter with Jesus. However, he then became a teacher and passed on what he learned through his letters. However, the transition back to Paul felt as though it did not cover adequately what the chapters were about. Rather it felt like it was a discussion on the need to change and implement better practice in today’s education system. It was great in the sense that it was highly informative, but did not really mention anything about the false teachers, a key aspect of the problems within modern society and what Paul experienced during his journeys. Response #2 Melissa… Continue Reading...

Social Psychology

Social psychology is the study of human behavior in social situations, showing how social pressures and sociological variables can impact psychological phenomenon such as identity, motivation, personality, or behavior. A quintessential topic in the field of social psychology is bullying. Bullying can be studied from a public health perspective, showing how the external variables such as how a school is designed and the leadership and organizational culture of the school affects risk factors implicated in bullying behaviors or victimization patterns. Alternatively, bullying can be examined from a purely psychological perspective to reveal the factors implicated in aggressive physical or verbal… Continue Reading...

Macintyre S Theory Of Practice

Philosophical Ethics: MacIntyre’s Notion of a Practice and the Idea of Virtues (Q4) When it comes to notion of practice and the idea of virtues, MacIntyre’s explanation provides one with a sense of how the two go together. Practice is the art by which an object is pursued, and virtue is the quality that both enables and facilitates practice and is developed or reinforced through practice. This paper will discuss the link between practice and virtue, according to MacIntyre’s theory. MacIntyre’s notion of a practice is split between two kinds of practice—that with external goods and that with internal goods.… Continue Reading...

Why Don T We Listen Better Book Review

undertaking that will bring me closer to God. References Housel, D.J. (2001). Developing Listening Skills. Westminster, CA: teacher Created Resources. Petersen, J.C. (2015). Why Don't We Listen Better? Communicating & Connecting in Relationships. Tigard, OR: Petersen Publications. Continue Reading...

Drug Addiction

An addiction can be considered a physical and psychological incapability to avoid the consumption of drugs, chemicals, substances, or even taking part in an activity even when doing so causes both physical and psychological harm (Nutt, 2018). The Addiction term is not only applicable when it comes to cocaine and heroin use. Any person who cannot function normally without taking some specific chemical or drug is considered to be substance dependent (Nutt, 2018). The obsession with some activities such as working, eating, and gambling is considered an addiction (Clark & Limbrick-Oldfield, 2013). This type of addiction is commonly referred to… Continue Reading...

Fieldwork Report for Special Education Classroom

part of this fieldwork. Summary of Observations P.S. / I.S. 266 The teacher under observation at P.S. / I.S. 266 is Paul Murphy who provides special education in a sixth grade class comprising 25 students. I interviewed this certified special education teacher for 1.5 hours and conducted observation of the classroom for 6 hours. The interview provided significant insights regarding the nature of the classroom environment and teaching strategies utilized in this co-taught general education classroom. The observation was made during an English class that incorporated different learning activities to help meet the diverse learning needs of the students. These students have… Continue Reading...

Positive and Negative Stress in the Workplace

Organizational learning and extra effort: The mediating effect of job satisfaction. Teaching and teacher Education, 49, 56-67. Landstrom, H. 2008. Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Growth and Performance. UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. Landy F and Conte J (2010) Work in the 21st Century, an Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology , 3rd edn Hoboken NJ: John Wiley & Sons Lundberg, U. (2002). Psychophysiology of work: Stress, gender, endocrine response, and work-related upper extremity disorders. Am. J. Ind. Med. 41, 383–392. Macky, K., & Boxall, P. (2007). The relationship between ‘high-performance work practices’ and employee attitudes: an investigation of additive and interaction effects. The International… Continue Reading...

Single Gender Classes in Education

achievement according to teachers, but they also promote greater self-esteem among students (Freeman). teacher testimony bears this out: Many sixth grade boys “try to impress girls by acting cool, tough and maybe a little rebellious. So why were the boys in Rice's class so eager to join a sing-along? To Rice, the answer was easy. There were no girls in the room” (Freeman 1). In other words, when boys and girls are separated to their own classrooms, the temptation of peer pressure to show off or act in a way that will “please the girls” is eradicated. The boys… Continue Reading...

The Amazing Clara Barton

her overcome her shyness her parents encouraged her to become a teacher. Clara earned her teaching certificate at just 17 years of age and fell in love with the work. She found herself dedicated to the children of workers in the area and pushed for a redistricting of the region so that their children could receive an education. She was, like her father, a progressive who did not settle for the status quo but pushed to make things better for all those who were around her (Pryor, 2018). Clara would go on to teach for 12 years both in… Continue Reading...

How Germans View the Holocaust

Holocaust Memory in East and West Germany Introduction In Bernhard Schlink’s Guilt about the Past, the author writes about it what it is like to live under the “long shadow of the past” (26). Schlink states that the Germans felt oppressed by this guilt that their soldiers committed. They are happy to forget it, for example, when the German soccer team scores a goal at the World Cup and shouts, “We are somebody again!” as though the goal erased everything, as though the German soccer team somehow brought respectability to the German nation once more. It was an instance of… Continue Reading...

Enable Professional and Community Collaboration

Professional and Community Collaboration: ENABLE The stakeholder group I would love to initiate professional collaboration and engagement is called ENABLE (European Network against Bullying in Learning and Leisure Environments) (School Education Gateway, 2016). This is a European stakeholder group with roots in the United Kingdom, Romania, Greece, Denmark, Belgium and Croatia. The ENABLE project was designed with the objective of assisting in SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) skills development (School Education Gateway, 2016). The project targets children aged between eleven and fourteen years of age. This stakeholder project also helps promote concerted efforts against bullying. The goal is to alleviate cases of… Continue Reading...

Plato’s Argument: Art Is an Imitation Of an Imitation

the philosophical musings of three famous thinkers: Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates.  These three famous philosophers were linked together by student- teacher relationships, and many students have a difficult time distinguishing their different ideas.  However, there are substantive differences in many parts of their philosophies, and these differences help highlight how aesthetics, which is the philosophical inquiry into beauty and art, developed.  In fact, while Plato is well known for his discussions of art and beauty, he did not actually discuss them in a way that would be familiar to most modern students of philosophy.  Instead, when one studies Plato’s arguments,… Continue Reading...

Resistance to Technological Change

Texas Instruments, and is not one of them, as in not deaf. Her credentials as a math teacher and an innovator are less important that her cultural credentials and her ability to fit into an already-established social dynamic. For her to have succeeded, she would have needed more leadership support. What occurred instead was that the senior organizational leaders hired her, disappeared from the picture, and failed to ensure that her immediate supervisors and the other teachers were aware of the degree of support they had for her and her work – that left the others feeling that they… Continue Reading...

Parent and Teacher Communication

Parent Communication Plan Introduction Parent- teacher communication is one of the bedrocks of education. The reason for this is that education is not something that solely transpires in the classroom. It extends outside its walls and continues on into the real world. The student’s home is one area where education also occurs, and that is not the realm of the teacher but rather of the parent. Thus, to ensure that both parent and teacher are on the same page and are communicating the same vital messages and lessons to the… Continue Reading...

Architect Fajer Al Qattan Interview

or medical field, Al-Qattan credits his design and technology teacher Jason Bell who made things “just click,” in terms of helping his students discover hidden talents. His aunt Farida al Herz similarly encouraged him to strive for excellence, regardless of what career path he chose. Today, Al-Qattan says that he is motivated when he sees the “face of the client after they see the end product: their eyes light up. No matter how smooth or rough the process is,” this sight makes it all worth it. When asked what advice he would give to aspiring engineers, he says, “time… Continue Reading...

Intervention for Improving Grades

The achievement gap is a problem for many younger learners that appears to be impacted by racial and socio-economic factors (Harackiewicz, Canning, Tibbetts, Priniski & Hyde, 2016). However, social psychology interventions can be applied to help reverse the negative impacts of these factors and instill confidence in young students on the wrong end of the achievement gap (Spitzer & Aronson, 2015; Yeager & Walton, 2011). This paper will describe an intervention to address the problem of the achievement gap so as to assist in closing it. The problem of the achievement gap is one that impacts all of society: educational… Continue Reading...

Classroom Observation

Classroom Observation and Commentary How the teacher Promotes a Positive Classroom Environment for Reading Instruction The teacher promoted a positive classroom environment for reader instruction first by greeting the class warmly and announcing the activity that the class was going to do in a warm and enthusiastic tone. The teacher then used cue cards with large print words in different colors to go over the various vocabulary terms that the class was going to read in their reading material for the day. The teacher sounded out the first few words and… Continue Reading...

Cyberbullying

Abstract  Bullying has been around since the beginning of recorded history, and probably well before then, as well.  However, many people express a belief that people are becoming more aware of and sensitive to bullying.  While it may be true that there is a heightened awareness of bullying, the increased sensitivity to bullies may be a misconception.  The nature of bullying has changed and evolved with technological changes.  With the advent of cyberbullying, victims are no longer able to escape from bullies.  Instead, bullies can follow victims into almost any setting.  The inability of victims to escape from their bullies… Continue Reading...

Importance Of Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education is instrumental in a child’s life because it facilitates the developmental process. Children learn to develop relationships outside their immediate family; they acquire language, reading, mathematics and science skills even if on only a rudimentary fundamental level; and they begin the process of self-actualization, even at this young age. Early childhood education impacts the child be providing a safe and stable environment in which the child can explore, learn, interact with teachers and peers and observe model behavior that can shape the child’s psychological and behavioral development. Early childhood education impacts society by providing a foundation for… Continue Reading...

Securing a School Compound

a threat has penetrated under cover of a student, teacher or visitor. This station will be responsible for monitoring all activity inside the building. The south exposure of the compound having no access points should also have cameras installed to monitor movement on the southside of the compound. As with cameras on the north face and west and east mounts, they should be blended in with the natural surroundings so as not to draw attention. The roof guard will monitor these cameras. References Fennelly, Lawrence J. (2016). Effective Physical Security (5th ed.). Butterworth- Heinemann. Tanner-Smith, E. E., Fisher, B.… Continue Reading...

Qi Gong Religion and China

The Qi Gong religious movement was founded in China. It basis its teachings on natural body exercises such as yawning and stretching to relax, and pinching, rubbing or pressing to ease the pain (Liu, 384). The activities have evolved to teachings on how to coordinate breathing and body movements. The Qi Gong religious movement has advanced teachings on training both the body and the mind to provide spiritual solutions that did not exist before. The following essay demystifies the Qi Gong religious movement on its foundation, influences, beliefs, impacts, incentives to join, and provision of an alternative spiritual solution. The… Continue Reading...

Neurological Disease

Week 1 The field of neuroscience that interests me most is a research position at a hospital or university. I believe that being attached to a research facility within the medical community has the potential for high demand in the future, as a growing segment of the population ages and develops Alzheimer’s and dementia. Neurological disorders have a devastating effect on the person affected, and those around them. I see neurological diseases of the aging process as particularly devastating because the person slowly loses their life and their special connection with those who love them. I am interested in two… Continue Reading...

Cognitive Development in Early Childhood

Abstract This paper explores two fundamental theories that are considered to be worthy guides and reference points in different discourses of early childhood cognitive development and education. Scientists and scholars world over hold the principles established in the two theories in high esteem. However, the theories, though explicably analyzed the behaviors and learning abilities at each developmental stage of early childhood, but have divergent opinions on how those behaviors early are formed. Jean Piaget (1896-1980) theory basically attributed a child development and learning process to self-discovery and natural abilities. Lev Vygotsky (1896-1934) on the other hand, believed a child’s learning… Continue Reading...

How Socialization Affects a Person

Socialization Typical socialization agents that most people are exposed to from a young age include family—mother, father, brothers or sisters, grandparents, cousins, uncles, aunts and so on—then there are neighbors, teachers, peers at school. Other socialization agents include people at church, people on the TV that the children watch—even if they are cartoon characters, they still represent a socialization agent in a way. Over time these socialization agents will change. The individual will stop relying so much on family and start focusing more on technology or mass media or peers or school or religion for socialization. Family is probably the… Continue Reading...

Emotional Development Of Children

Cultural Differences Related to Emotion Socialization among Children Emotional socialization among children is determined to a large extent by the cultural environment in which the child is raised (Raval & Walker, 2019). The most common agents of socialization to which individuals are exposed from a young age include family (mother, father, brothers, sisters, grandparents, cousins, uncles, aunts) and peers (neighbors, teachers, friends at school or church or daycare) and media representations (kids’ shows, cartoons, movies). As Chen, Zhou, Main and Lee (2015 show, socialization agents include people in one’s environment, people in media and people in one’s family. The media… Continue Reading...

The Mis-education Of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson

Abstract The 1933 book The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson applies a sociological approach to the study of race and social justice. Like W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington, who can be considered his contemporaries, Woodson frames his discourse on social justice in sociological terms. The author shows how the sociological institution of education serves as an indoctrination device, inculcating values and beliefs that inhibit the flourishing of the under-privileged. Both curriculum and pedagogy are to blame. Woodson also talks about how the mis-education of African-Americans starts a domino effect, causing economic and political disenfranchisement. Unless… Continue Reading...

Reflection on Assessment Competencies for School Leadership

were the way to go when assessing students. That has changes over the years. According to (Xu et.al, 2016) teacher assessment literacy has defined the field of research. Educators have come up with innovative ways to ensure that none of the traditional ways sees the light of day. Assessment involves a holistic evaluation of students or a leader. The result should bring a positive impact on the lives of both the educator and the learner. Understanding assessment The concept of education is to share knowledge, assess the impact of this knowledge to the world and use it to change… Continue Reading...

How to Paraphrase a Source

to get the students back on the right track. By focusing on these main points, the teacher will be able to make adjustments to the students’ learning and give them examples on how to create more effective citations that are based on proper citation protocols. References Van Note Chism, N., & Weerakoon, S. (2012). APA, meet Google: Graduate students'  approaches to learning citation style.Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, 12(2), 27-38. Retrieved from http://josotl.indiana.edu/index Walden. (2018). Academic integrity: Plagiarism. Retrieved from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/studentaffairs/academicintegrity/plagiarism\\   Continue Reading...

Parental Involvement That Boost Young Children’s Academic Performance

Types of Parental Involvement and Support that Boost Young Children’s Academic Performance Introduction That there is a link between parental support and involvement and students performance is almost incontrovertible. Many studies agree to this and statistical data reveals that most researchers have the same thoughts on the matter (Jeynes, 2015; Wilder, 2013). However, it is not clear as to which kinds of parental involvement and support are effective for which ages and the types of academic performance they affect. This research seeks to find out the kind of parental support and involvement that is efficacious for good student achievement for… Continue Reading...

Minor Child Sexual Assault

The case In this particular case study, the client is a 15-year-old minor. She has suffered neglect and abuse and has lived with toxic parents and guardians for a while. As of today, she has had residence in 8 separate communities. Her problems started when she was ten in 2010. At that young age she was sexually abused by somebody who was a friend of her family. The man who abused her is now in jail serving for his crime. When the client was abused at such a young age, she specified that she did not receive any intervention, psychological… Continue Reading...

College Students and Anxiety

support network that can allow them a moment to unwind, unpack, and clear the head. Educators can overcome the parent- teacher barrier by socializing with students and indicating that if the students need anything they can always turn to their teacher for assistance. Parents can help by always keeping in contact with their children who are in college and making sure that they feel loved and supported no matter what. Sometimes students will feel overwhelmed and burned out and that they are all alone in the world. It can be very difficult for students who are suffering from these negative… Continue Reading...