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    • /my_timeline-demo/config/application.rb require File.expand_pa 1 th('../boot', __FILE__) 2 3 # Pick the frameworks you want: 4 require "active_record/railtie" 5 require "action_controller/railtie" 6 require "action_mailer/railtie" 7 require...
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    • /my_timeline-demo/Rakefile 1 #!/usr/bin/env rake 2 # Add your own tasks in files placed in lib/tasks ending in .rake, 3 # for example lib/tasks/capistrano.rake, and they will automatically be available to Rake. 4 5 require...
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    • /my_timeline/Rakefile 1 #!/usr/bin/env rake 2 begin 3 require 'bundler/setup' 4 rescue LoadError 5 puts 'You must `gem install bundler` and `bundle install` to run rake tasks' end 67 8 begin 9 require 'rdoc/task' 10 rescue LoadError 11 require...
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    • /my_timeline/spec/dummy/Rakefile 1 #!/usr/bin/env rake 2 # Add your own tasks in files placed in lib/tasks ending in .rake, 3 # for example lib/tasks/capistrano.rake, and they will automatically be available to Rake. 4 5 require...
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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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    • 10 (2002) suggest that students must view reading as a pleasurable activity because “children who dislike something may avoid it or give only partial attention to learning it, although they have the self-confidence to learn lessons and attempt...
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    • 10 Students with mathematics anxiety. Mathematics anxiety has also been of great concern in the learning of mathematics. Research shows that many capable students do poorly on mathematics exams despite knowing the concepts very well (Meece,...
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    • 11 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...
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    • 11 on physical education may result in small gains in academic achievement and Grade Point Average. Observations show a positive connection between academic performance and physical activity, but not physical fitness. This meaning that a child’s ph...
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    • 13 that they feel are better to spend their time. These researchers seem to make the same point: students are not going to do well on tasks that do not have value to them. Both the effects of negative attitudes and self-efficacy lead students to...
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    • 13 The benefits of recess are more apparent with lower-­‐elementary students than upper-­‐elementary students because young children need more breaks throughout the day than older children in order to process information. Due to the cognitive i...
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    • 14 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...
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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 discovery that emerged from this qualitative study were the differences in the amounts of literacy activities that took place per hour. For example, even though these families were all from low- SES backgrounds, researchers categorized them into...
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    • 18 McCabe, Margolis, & Barenbaum (2001) conducted a study that compared the Woodcock - Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery-Revised (WJ-R) and the QRI-II tests. The researchers discussed the importance of providing students with materials that were...
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    • 19 following the exercise. The researchers for this experiment suggested that physical activity might increase students’ cognitive control and ability to pay attention. The study was conducted by alternating 20-­‐minute periods of resting or wal...
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    • 20 1. The problem has important, useful mathematics embedded in it; 2. The problem requires higher-level thinking and problem solving; 3. The problem contributes to the conceptual development of students; 4. The problem creates an opportunity to...
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    • 22 concept. This may be due to findings that students and parents blame teachers if concepts are not easily understood and problems are difficult. Recent research also shows that over ninety percent of elementary teachers demonstrate mathematics...
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    • 22 Furthermore, Marinak and Gambrill have suggested that books as rewards for increased reading are a gratifying, successful reward for students. Specifically, when offering extrinsic rewards for reading, books are less undermining to intrinsic...
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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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