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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...
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    • 1 Installation of a storm sever on Main Street and entendrng it to . Altmira Avenue an 75 East Street. 2 Extensive Cat work was done in Coal Creek to widen and straighten the . channel. 3 The banks of Coal Creek were raised and reinforced with the...
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    • 110 Nolen, J. L. (2003). Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom. Education (Chula Vista, Calif.), 124(1), Retrieved from http://www.hwwilson.com/ Overholt, J., Aaberg, N., & Lindsey, J. (1990). Math stories for problem solving success. West Nyack,...
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    • 114 Appendix B Parent/guardian letter of approval A letter was sent to the parent/guardian of Mrs. Okeson’s algebra I students on March 2, 2010. Contact information was given if the adult did not want their child participating in the creative...
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    • 116 Your child’s information will be combined with information from others taking part in the project. When I report the results of the study with others, I will write about the combined information. Your child will never be identified in any way...
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    • 13 successfully have a significantly higher community participation rate at cultural, intellectual, athletic, and artistic events (Steinkamp, 1998, 34-59). Additionally, town-gown studies suggest that community members who have benefited from a...
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    • 15 statistics were collected almost ten years ago, but further research showed little change from these figures. Several assumptions have been made about physical education benefits throughout the research. These assumptions were best summarized in t...
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    • 16 letters out of body movements, or participating in a clapping game with a partner. Energizers are a playful way to incorporate physical activity and mental stimulation into tightly packed school days (Erlauer, 2003). Most energizers can be incorpo...
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    • 20 Chapter 4 Results In this chapter, the purpose of the study and research surveys are reviewed followed by an overview of questions asked during individual interviews. Analysis is then provided with summary data. Introduction The purpose of this...
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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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    • 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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    • 24 Asperger Syndrome. There are zero students with physical disabilities that prevented them from participating in physical activity. Five first-­‐grade teachers from Willow Springs Elementary School along with the researcher were also be involved...
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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 personal and focused than general classroom whole-group instruction, or even differentiated small-group instruction during the regular classroom hours. Rich book-centered discussions can be brilliant motivators for readers. These discussions...
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    • 26 Procedures To conduct this study, the researcher used the following procedures to ensure dependability and validity of the data collection. First, the researcher needed to divide students into four groups. The groups were labeled red, blue, yellow...
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    • 27 Week two started with ten minutes of unstructured recess. Week three started with ten minutes of resting, where students will sit quietly with their heads down at their desks. Week four started with ten minutes of a classroom energizer activity. T...
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    • 28 the first-­‐grade students, the first-­‐grade teachers, and the principal at Willow Springs Elementary School. Written information was sent home to the parents explaining the experiment and asked for permission to allow their child to partic...
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    • 29 INCLUSION: IN SERVICE TRAINING planned workshop took place after school in the training room at Monroe Elementary School. The training was split into three different sessions, with each session being approximately one hour. The workshop was closel...
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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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    • 3 on the notion that social interaction nurtures cognitive development. With a new perspective of how learning takes place, Vygotsky felt social learning happens first before child development occurs. As cited in the Learning Theories Knowledgebase...

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