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...
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....
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
16 Chapter 2
Planning for Web Design
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...
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...
material, oral and silent reading, monitoring, and wide and repeated reading (Reutzel & Cooter,
2007). Fluency is often measured by the number of words read per minute. There are many
assessments to measure fluency, but one of the best known is...
6. Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific
words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of
being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a...
Opponents say it “diminishes the role of teachers and warps students’ notions of good
writing” (Grimes, & Warschauer, 2010). The Conference on College Composition and
Writing-to-a-machine violates the essentially...
Furthermore, Marinak and Gambrill have suggested that books as rewards for increased
reading are a gratifying, successful reward for students.
Specifically, when offering extrinsic rewards for reading, books are less
undermining to intrinsic...
understanding and confidence that they need to make sense of their children’s work as it
arrives at home in the form of homework” (Ginsburg, et al. 2008 p. 21). The lacking
personal confidence some parents have concerning math can lead to...
individual optimism about their skills as a reader). Additional reasons for reading
participation, as addressed by Guthrie and Anderson, are recognition (the desire to be
known as a good reader), competition (the desire to be the best reader in...