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    • 10 physical activity throughout the day tend to show increased brain function, higher concentration levels, higher energy levels, increases self-­‐esteem and better behavior which may all support cognitive learning (Cocke, 2002). This increase in...
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    • 13 oral language, and potentially positive effects for early reading, writing, and knowledge of print (Institute of Education Sciences, 2006). Ideally, intervention would come for low SES Hispanic ELLs when they are very young, but this is...
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    • 130 Hypothesis 6 predicted that travel motive has a positive effect on visiting intention and was supported with a coefficient of 0.138; supporting results of the previous study conducted by McCartney, Butler and Bennett (2008). A strong...
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    • 15 understanding. Foldables encourage “reading, writing, thinking, organizing data, researching, and other communication skills into an interdisciplinary mathematics curriculum” (Zike, n.d., p. iv). Foldables can be used to implement other...
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    • 16 promoting daily environmental learning” (Blair, 2009, p. 34). A 2000 study conducted in Florida concluded that “students in all types of gardens had high responsibility scores, indicating that all students possessed a sense of...
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    • 17 Currently, energizer programs are being designed by teachers to integrate physical activity into the academic curriculum. One example is the Take 10! Program. Take 10! is a classroom-­‐based physical activity program designed by the Internation...
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    • 18 • The degree of repetition of topics (U.S. curriculum was highly repetitive; topics were introduced too early, taught with too little depth, and were endlessly repeated). • Logical order of topics (topics in U.S. were not presented in a...
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    • 19 nature and environmental issues and relationships (Garcia-Ruiz, 2009, p. 34). “Personal experience and observation of nature [were] the building blocks for classroom enrichment. Gardens ground[ed] children in growth, and decay, predator-prey...
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    • 2 Opponents say it “diminishes the role of teachers and warps students’ notions of good writing” (Grimes, & Warschauer, 2010). The Conference on College Composition and Communication stated: Writing-to-a-machine violates the essentially...
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    • 21 A 2005 study of fifth graders across three inner city Baton Rouge schools conducted by, J.L. Smith and C.E. Mostenbocjer, found that gardens in the school correlated with a higher achievement in science (Blair, 2009, p. 23). In a separate...
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    • 21 and paid preparation time for teachers to create online and other classroom materials that supported ELL instruction. On the university level, instructors of teacher preparation programs increased information on instructional practices for ELLs....
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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 There are many trends found throughout all of these previous studies. First, decreasing or eliminating time for physical activity in order to accommodate for other academic subjects will not lead to improved student achievement. Second, increasing...
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    • 22 were sent home to needy families (Johnnston, 2001). The school community improved with school gardens as documented in a 2001 study by L. Thorp and C. Townsend. This study found that a school garden “reshaped school culture, creating hope,...
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    • 23 There has been interesting research regarding AES systems and revision. It is widely accepted that developing good writers involves revision. In fact, in a 3-year study, covering 3 school district in the state of California, it was found that...
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    • 25 experiential learning basis, have been proposed as a method to reinforce nutrition education because youth who plant and harvest their own produce are more likely to eat it” (Beckman, Smith, 2008, p. 12). The 2008 study conducted by Beckman...
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    • 25 shows that math scores improved when the 8th grade math class included multiple intelligences as part of teaching. Knowing and understanding that an educator does not need to prepare eight different lessons to accommodate the eight multiple...
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    • 27 intelligences has not only improved performance but confidence as well. Attitudes concerning mathematics have improved because of different learning styles (Fatta, et. al., 2009) implemented with the intelligences to encourage involvement...
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    • 29 The bilingual SETHL was formed by downloading and printing commercially available books from Reading A-Z. These books are professionally-developed, leveled readers, and the same books were available in both Spanish and English. Two of the...


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