Interests, skills, and strengths for the mathematical/logical learning style include
experimenting, working with numbers, problem solving, thinking logically, exploring ideas,
questioning and wondering about natural events. Making categories,...
programs need to be very high quality and aligned with high-quality kindergarten programs
(Mead, 2008). Another factor that has been identified as important to pre-kindergarten programs
is the teacher belief system (Lar-Cinisomo, Fuligni,...
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shown that the teacher variable is an important factor in student achievement. Only home related factors have a bigger influence (Kratochwill et al., 2007). NCLB (2002) requirements feature this change...
special educators are asked to take on the roles of intervention specialists, RtI experts, and Tier
evaluators in addition to their undersold roles as high-quality instructors who perform daily with
professional practices of rigor, excellence,...
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(2003) were important starting points for a flow of literature that helped enrich my
understanding of the political world and international relations. Understanding the global
community was of utmost importance in preparation for...
are the best way for a visual/spatial learner to learn (Utah State Office of Education, n.d.) (see
3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
Students' Self-Assessed Visual/Spatial
went to pre-kindergarten programs. In recent years, some politicians held the belief that pre-kindergarten
programs would eventually impact scores recorded for the No Child Left Behind
Act. This notion brought forth even more funding for...
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embassy required this skill. Unsure of how many informal, formal, telephone, in-person,
and other kinds of interviews I actually performed, I was grateful to have gained the
particular interviewing techniques from preparing for an...
3. The students’ motivation and amount of time dedicated to service both impact the level of
learning for that student.
In this chapter, the discussions of the research findings are presented as an overview of
the findings with regard to each...
time, the students did show varying rates of progress when it came to specific target skills (West,
Denton, & Reaney, 2000).
A significant factor in student achievement is socioeconomic status. Low-income
students have a higher probability of...
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As a Masters student in Professional Communication, I have felt it important to apply the
skills and knowledge that I have obtained throughout my degree in a professional capacity.
Based on a class taken...
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(2000) have suggested that the longer the activities, the more effective they are. The learning opportunities tend to be more focused, allow more opportunity for active learning, and are more coherent...
Students Who Benefit from RTI
Kamps et al. (2007) compared the effects of English language learners (ELL) receiving
Tier 2 interventions to ELL students being taught using a balanced literacy approach to reading.
The study found students...
sites? Here again, important factors for practical use is evident ranging from potential for
impact, the type of project suited to the audience and match of skill with the project. The male
participants tended to chose sites where they felt that...
Concerns for the Success of RTI
Understanding and integration of scientific research is a requirement for good instruction
using the RTI format. For this reason, it is imperative teachers not only have strong background
in research but also have...
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As a result of this internship, my technical skills have grown as I have worked in
groups, have learned new means of research and how to be a more effective researcher,
have learned about management in a government organization,...