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    • 1 Chapter 1 Introduction Nature of the problem There is a tremendous amount of pressure placed upon students and teachers to achieve proficient scores on end of level math testing. High expectations dealing with math have created many different...
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    • 1 Chapter 1 Introduction Reading is an essential tool for existence in our modern society. While some children and adults struggle with learning basic reading concepts, a common problem of reading reluctance exists in classrooms across the nation....
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    • 10 Community Service Act provided grants and vouchers for students involved in civic engagement for education and worthwhile efforts. The 1995 Annual Conference of the American Association of Higher Education re-dedicated leaders to the “engaged...
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    • 11 class discussion, they still preferred a lecture format. These researchers suggest that students still believe more knowledge will be gained by the “sage” presenting information than through other, peer-collaborative, activities. If teachers...
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    • 12 AGRICULTURE. The agricultural laboratory is supplied with all the essential apparatus for demonstration. A few pure bred animals are kept by the school for the educational work. They, will help to keep the Domestic Science department...
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    • 12 cognition is diminished, 1) decreased capacity in working memory, and 2) students lack of value for the subject. Students who fall into the mathematics anxiety, low SES, and lack of parental support groups described above have issues involving...
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    • 12 However, “…even the most proactive teacher must follow through with a negative consequence for an inappropriate behavior. Yet, the worst time to select a punisher is during an episode of student misbehavior” (Akin-Little & Little, 2008, p....
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    • 13 continue to show that one-fourth of grade school students do not read outside of school, and the majority read only for a few minutes daily (National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2007 as cited by Moats, 2009). “In a reanalysis of...
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    • 13 successfully have a significantly higher community participation rate at cultural, intellectual, athletic, and artistic events (Steinkamp, 1998, 34-59). Additionally, town-gown studies suggest that community members who have benefited from a...
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    • 14 allowed to draw the ideas presented (Nolen, 2003). He/she likes to work with maps, puzzles, charts, visualizations and images (Denig, 2004). Students all benefit from visuals. Today, individuals with learning disabilities are mainstreamed. Chris...
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    • 15 1986, 93). Service learning is one of the ways in which we maximize the benefits that students receive from our nation’s universities. However, in order for service-learning to be successful, it is essential for three specific criteria to be...
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    • 15 teachers may obtain new ideas and skills but be unable to implement them in their particular context because of the specific characteristics or idiosyncrasies of their workplace” (p. 73 & 76). In examining different professional development...
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    • 15 Trust is essential. The current culture of the audience wants to have control over the information they see. People want to actively participate in the conversation. It cannot be assumed that organizations know what the consumers want. Social...
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    • 16 area”(Silvermann, 2002). In fact, rote recall of sequential math steps in order to answer math problems leads to a shallow level of understanding (Rapp, 2009). The visual spatial learner has the same probability of being successful...
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    • 16 Chapter 2 Planning for Web Design Introduction Many web designers, including both the novice and experienced, create web con-tent that ignores principles of good design. Their pages may contain busy colored backgrounds, a multitude of animated...
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    • 16 discussions,” para. 2). In addition to student satisfaction, instructors noted the pleasure of hearing the ideas—many of which are “surprisingly compelling”—of the more introverted class members (2003). This format can also decrease...
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    • 16 Health & Human Development, 2000). In addition, ELLs who are literate in their first language must be explicitly taught the similarities and differences in the alphabets, letter sounds, and phonemes that are found in their native language and...
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    • 16 INCLUSION: IN SERVICE TRAINING disabilities. Research has found that as educators gain experience and training, their attitudes become more positive (Villa, Thousand, Meyers, & Nevin, 1996). Low Expectations Low expectations are another barrier to...
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    • 16 letters out of body movements, or participating in a clapping game with a partner. Energizers are a playful way to incorporate physical activity and mental stimulation into tightly packed school days (Erlauer, 2003). Most energizers can be incorpo...
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    • 17 skills that participants learned make a difference in their professional practice?” (p. 47). Unfortunately, teachers’ enthusiasm for new strategies upon attending a workshop or conference often wanes, and they simply fall back into their...

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