worked so hard riding the Pony Express so that he could save a little money for himself above the needs of the family to afford some good clothes and real shoes. Up until this time he had worn only the clothes sewn by his mother and nioccasins on...
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behind academically they lose a certain amount of self-confidence. This is especially
crucial when dealing with math. The time restraints in a regular education classroom
make it difficult for a teacher to address the varying problems of each...
attained the mastery criterion early in the sequence of tasks. (Burns &
VanDerHeyden, 2009, p. 85-86).
Most educators and schools are aware of the active process of early intervention
and practice it daily.
Iron Springs Elementary in Cedar City,...
Frustration with math and the poor attitude that follows can severely damper a
student’s ability to succeed in the present and future. A negative attitude towards math is
one of the biggest hurdles that educators must overcome before any real...
student attitudes regarding the homework, and lack of time to prepare effective
assignments. Students simply do not like homework. The time homework requires, cuts
into their extracurricular activities and downtime away from school.
A lack of...
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...
A common interpretation of the link between low parental knowledge and
child/adolescent problem behavior is that parents, by actively monitoring the
nature of their adolescents’ activities and companions, are better able to intervene,
This literature review begins by explaining the importance of early reading intervention
including federal legislation prompting RTI. There is a brief section discussing the complexity in
learning to read which...
Mattos, & Weber, 2009, p. 28). Fuchs, Mock, Morgan, and Young (2003) prefer standard
protocol because “everyone knows what to implement, and it is easier to train practitioners to
conduct an intervention correctly and to assess the accuracy of...
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...
involves working with word meaning and understanding text. Currently, “direct screenings in the
areas of vocabulary and comprehension have yet to be developed for elementary learners”
(Mesmer & Mesmer, 2008, p. 289). Fuchs and Fuchs go on to...
The purpose of this research project was to determine individual teacher understanding of
the RTI framework in place in their school, allow opportunity for teachers to share their insights
of how RTI influences their...
to an hour or less. To form a baseline of information concerning teachers’ overall understanding
of the RTI framework, the researcher began with interview questions created by Terry Ann
Paradis (2011) from her dissertation. The questions were...
out of respect for the educator’s time as well as to be sure to observe the class for the entire time
allotted. An observational protocol (Creswell, 2012) was developed to focus on particular aspects
of instruction and classroom dynamics. This...
RTI has been a nationwide initiative, because “to meet the needs of all students, the
educational system must use its collective resources to intervene early and provide appropriate
interventions and supports to prevent...
Evaluation of teacher perspective on implementation of an RTI framework provided a
bridge from theoretical understanding to practical application of the model. Insights of practicing
educators highlighted and supported...
amount of data collected in this school and their focus on collaboration, the researcher was
concerned time taken to collect and analyze data and focused interaction with collaborating
educators was not developed to its fullest potential. Even...
modifications to assist the learner. Before making a referral, the teacher had the benefit of talking
with other professionals, one of which being the special educator, to determine ways to enhance
her own teaching and begin adapting and...
One teacher stated that RTI did not impact advanced students. However, the researcher
sees it in a different way, if all teachers’ energy and focus is put into moving struggling readers,
making adaptations to instruction to help them be...