OBJECTIVES OF THE JUNIOR COLLEGE
A SCHOOL is a place in which
we can get experiences and in-terpretations
faster and more ac-curately
than we can outside school.
Our school life today furnishes op-portunities
in an environment that is nurturing and supports student success (Vaughn & Fuchs, 2003). The
National Research Council reiterates this thought when they write, “the nature and quality of
classroom literacy instruction are a pivotal force in...
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...
special educators are asked to take on the roles of intervention specialists, RtI experts, and Tier
evaluators in addition to their undersold roles as high-quality instructors who perform daily with
professional practices of rigor, excellence,...
2003). In addition to improving the core academic instruction, by working together, educators
will have the opportunity to focus on instruction and monitoring students’ response to accurately
determine those in need of special education...
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...
Consideration of Time and Numbers Involved in Interventions
Besides noting a lack of focus on pinpointing and adjusting Tier 2 intervention to meet
specific needs of individuals, teachers in this study identified approximately 30 percent...
Berkeley, S., Bender, W., Peaster, L. G., & Saunders, L. (2009). Implementation of Response to
Intervention. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 42(1), 85-95.
Bianco, M. (2010). Strength-based RTI:...
Lipson, M. Y., Chomsky-Higgins, P., & Kanfer, J. (2011). Diagnosis: The missing ingredient in
RTI assessment. The Reading Teacher 65(3), 204-208.
Lyon, G. R. (1998). Why reading is not a natural process. Educational Leadership, 55(6),...
Emotional Manipulation and Psychopathy 4
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) has attempted to include the concept of psychopathy in several forms including ASPD or antisocial personality disorder (APA, 1994). This has caused some confusion...
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of responding in some manner to restore “normal operations” and ensure that the publics’ expectations are being met in order to avoid any permanent termination or damage to the relationship.
Maintaining this higher level...
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By taking initiative, parents, and especially mothers, are in a better position to teach
values to children. In The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz (2007) examines from an adult
perspective how a culture of abundance...
engaging if they include names of students in the class. Students often benefit from creating
problems for each other (Wadlington and Wadlington, 2008).
Writing stories and listening to books are not the only ways an individual...
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...
that employed almost 4,300 people and brought in revenue of $489 million (U.S. Census
Bureau, 2009). Discussing the importance of love, Chapman (2010) stated:
Love is the most important word in the English language—and the most...