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    • 1 2 J. Richard Gentry, Ph.D., and author of many books based on spelling research, was asked by the Zaner-Bloser editor Marytherese Croakin to discuss the four most pressing questions teachers have asked about teaching spelling. Here are the...
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    • 1 CHAPTER 1 Introduction -­‐ Nature of the Problem The connection between physical activity and student engagement is a heavily debated topic in the field of education. The health benefits of physical activity are well documented but the academic ben...
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    • 10 2. activities that are impersonal and unrelated to the day-to-day problems of the participants; 3. professional development that has a district-wide focus and does not meet the needs of the individual schools and teachers (Smith & Kritsonis,...
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    • !10 decided at 2:55 p.m. Trying to adapt to the wants of the Chinese was difficult because, at times, they did not even know what they wanted, and when they did, often that would change an hour later too. While this aspect certainly proved...
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    • 10 fueled considerable anxiety around school board members and administrators, many of who had farm or small town backgrounds. Enthusiastic supporters were drawn to the promise of school gardens not only as a way to better implement nature study...
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    • 10 learning disabilities or those who just struggle in general. Many of these students also have difficulty understanding vocabulary as it relates to their world. Effective Instruction Finding the best programs and the most effective means of...
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    • 11 interviewer would then ask for clarifying details. The interviews provided valuable information about who dropped out and what would help those that were on the fence about whether or not to quit school. Christensen and Thurlow (2004) reported...
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    • 11 Service learning helps promote both intellectual and civic engagement by linking the work students do in the classroom to real-world problems and real-world needs. Without compromising academic rigor or discipline-specific objectives, service...
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    • 12 requires more than a standardized form” (2002, p. 47). Guskey promoted portfolio development or hands-on role playing to implement learned practices. Teachers’ level of learning undoubtedly supersedes the elements of Level 1, in that despite...
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    • 12 The researchers found there were some students who really enjoyed the project and learned a lot from it and those who completed it just for the grade. The researchers suggested that the project was most beneficial if the student could really...
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    • 13 that considers the whole context of teaching interactively with interactive whiteboards. Teachers also need to consider a cross-curricular approach to using interactive whiteboards, giving more opportunities for pupil interaction with the board...
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    • 17 INCLUSION: IN SERVICE TRAINING support necessary to guarantee the success of inclusion. Administrators with negative attitudes towards inclusion provide less support for teachers and schools. Villa et al. (1996) identified administrative support “...
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    • 17 reading” (p. 283). They continue to explain “the assessments should be sufficiently sensitive to small changes in the student’s reading performance” (Mesmer & Mesmer, 2008, p. 283). Besides indicating student growth, progress monitoring helps...
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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 regular...
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    • 2 4 knowledge of words. The test is administered like a typical spelling test, the words ordered by their level of difficulty. After students have taken the test, teachers use the spelling feature guide to score the test. This feature guide scores...
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    • 2 Chapter 1 Introduction- Nature of the Problem School gardens have constituted a valuable opportunity to integrate curriculum and provide hands-on learning. The school garden movement planted itself in numerous education philosophies including...
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    • 2 the “greening” of schools to bring a natural environment to urban areas and supplement school meal plans with food grown on campus. Urban school gardens provided a valuable learning environment that was unusual in large cities. Rural schools...
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    • 21 INCLUSION: IN SERVICE TRAINING teachers are making modifications for typical students as they make modifications for students with special needs. Teachers’ degree of participation and preferred level of participation in the special education plann...
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    • 21 This process of data-based decision making will allow teachers to more effectively determine the appropriate method of instruction or intervention on an individualized and/or classroom basis. Parent Involvement The National PTA found support for...
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    • 22 open-ended question were coded according to emerging themes. Finally, participants were given selected response items to choose from. Samples of surveys, as well as the open-ended question and selected response items are provided in appendices...

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