0 1July 18,1814, the house in El Paso that Sarah was renting was x sold She moved ftom Alamagordo Street to Newman Street. Broughton stayed with Sarah, and his wife went home to her parents for a visit and stayed until October. About that time the...
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...
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...
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Another important contributing factor to the success or failure of a student is the
level of involvement parents provide in the home. Even as children transition through the
middle school ages “Parents continue to be an important source of...
deprived of learning because of their social isolation and lack of interaction, which affected their
overall cognitive functioning. As a result, Vygotsky set out to transform education in Russia by
creating new pedagogical styles that would...
1995). These deficits may contribute to the fact that Hispanic students, with relatively few
exceptions, have had the highest high-school dropout rate of any group in the United States from
1972-2007. High School student dropouts from the low...
in their first language (L1); however, this is not always the case. Cooter (2006) describes the
American Idol star, Fantasia Barrino, who recently wrote a memoir entitled Life Is Not a Fairy
Tale (2005) that tells of her experiences as an...
March 2, 2010
Your child is being invited to take part in a research study to encourage an interest in
mathematics. The study will include real life math problems integrating Howard Gardner’s
multiple intelligences. For...
families who would like to send their children to preschool, the cost for private preschools is
often prohibitive, and there is not sufficient state or federal funding for government preschools.
Given the current educational status of Hispanic...
say that educators “should understand that linguistic barriers, diverse social practices, and a
multiplicity of assumptions, beliefs, and perceptions contribute to difficult discourse” (p. 353).
Therefore, linking academic learning...
supports” (Ysseldyke, Burns, Scholin, & Parker, 2010, p.58). Tier 2 intervention, generally
consists of small group differentiated instruction that is explicit and systematic (Bursuck &
Blanks, 2010; Greenfield et al., 2010; Vaughn & Fuchs,...
When teachers inaccurately or inadvertently give assignments that do not reach
the intended learning, there is a chance of doing more harm than good for a student’s
attitude towards the subject (Michael, 2007). Math homework is assigned to...
Three Score and Ten in Retrospect
1959, announced that John "was appointed this week to the Sunday School General Board by General Superintendent George R. Hill." After a biographical sketch, the article continued: "Supt. Hill said Elder...
parents end up doing the bulk of the homework assignments in order to simply just get it
done (Simplicio, 2005).
Policies and practices that have formed consistent positive results regarding math
homework are: “(a) Homework must help students...
the school by using funds from the Effective Teaching and Learning Literacy Program (USDOE,
These government programs are examples of how educators and scholars are redefining
literacy as the term expands into the experiences and lives...
Where parents are capable of guiding the child and are inclined to supervise the
home study, their children succeed in school. But where the parents are illiterate
or for other reasons are unable to supervise the home study, their children as...