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Students Behavior in the Cafeteria
Words: 1839 Length: 6 Pages Document Type: Chapter Paper #: 74506748
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Behavior Matrix: Common Area Observation

Lacy Elementary School focuses on creating a safe learning environment for all students through an emphasis on school discipline. Based on the school’s policies, students are required to demonstrate positive behaviors in the classroom and within the school setting including cafeteria. The need for such behaviors is attributable to their link to the overall wellbeing of all students and academic performance. However, cases of inappropriate behaviors by students have started to rise, especially in the cafeteria. This paper focuses on addressing these cases of inappropriate behavior in the cafeteria and how special situations impact the overall learning environment. The discussion includes an analysis of observations made on different aspects of the students’ inappropriate behavior within the school environment. The development of this behavior matrix is geared towards enhancing student discipline and promoting positive behaviors within the school environment.
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Hopkins, G. (2010). Order in the Cafeteria: Tips for Improving Behavior and Supervision. Retrieved September 15, 2017, from 
Korinek, L. (2008, September). The Positive Classroom: A Lunchroom Solution. Educational Leadership, 66(1). Retrieved September 15, 2017, from 
Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports. (2008). Developing a System for Teaching Appropriate Behavior. Retrieved September 15, 2017, from 

Is No Child Left Behind a Flawed Policy
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No Child Left Behind is an inherently flawed policy because it unites what are essentially two diametrically opposed educational philosophies. These philosophies are based on the ideas of Adler on the one hand and Holt on the other (Koonce, 2016). The philosophy of Adler is that public schools should promote a democratic approach to education in the sense that all students adhere to and follow a uniform curriculum and standards. This standard curriculum is evident in No Child Left Behind. However, Holt’s philosophy is also evident in that the policy also views every child as a unique individual with his or her own special needs, which means that every student who is struggling should receive special attention to help him or her reach objectives. These two philosophical approaches are more opposed than they are aligned, and to combine the two is to present a drain on resources that most schools…


Knight, G. (2008). Issues and alternatives in educational philosophy (4th ed.). Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press. Retrieved from

Koonce. G. (2016) (Ed.). Taking sides: Clashing views on educational issues expanded (18 Ed.). McGraw Hill Publishers.
U.S. Department of Education. (2015). Every Student Succeeds Act. Retrieved from

Action Plan for Addressing the Problem Intervention
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The school’s departments have their own heads and the principal is subject to the dictates of the state. However, the previous principal used a democratic leadership style, and the current principle is more authoritarian in approach. This leaves many of the older teachers feeling out of touch with the administration, though the younger teachers are accepting of the new principal’s style of leadership—especially since the principal has enacted changes in the classroom that the younger teachers approve of.
The action plan, structurally speaking, therefore has to address the manner in which the principal and the teachers work together to achieve the mission of Baker High. In order to get everyone on the same page, the principal should communicate more effectively with the teachers and embrace a more democratic leadership style so that they can feel as though their voices are being heard. Since teachers are the backbone of the…

Whyte, K. L., & Karabon, A. (2016). Transforming teacher–family relationships: Shifting roles and perceptions of home visits through the funds of knowledge approach. Early Years, 36(2), 207-221.

Parent Family and Engagement Advocacy Event Plan
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Event Plan
Evidence has shown that involving parents for college selection and career guidance is fruitful for a brighter future of their children. Involving parents is valuable since they help their child in considering options for career development and influence the way the child has to make transitions from high-school to college, their career determination, exploration, consideration, and self-belief (Oomen, 2016). The school counselors help the parents to create an impact on their child’s prospective exploration in various ways, such as skill acquirement, safety from undesirable experiences, increasing rational thinking, improving character development, strengthening personal accountability and accomplishment of parents’ personal goals. Studies have also shown that students themselves were affirmative of the positive effects of school counselors in helping them gain career guidance thorough organization of career days and conferences along with the direction of occupational guidance information for making intelligent decisions (Amoah, Kwofie & Kwofie, 2015).
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An Analysis of the Demography of Englewood Chicago Illinois
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Today, the 30,600 residents of the Englewood community in eastern Chicago are faced with some daunting challenges in providing their children with the high-quality educational services they need to succeed in the 21st century (Tu, 2016). The vast majority of the residents of this densely populated community are low-income minority members, and the violent crime rate is among the nation’s highest. Against this backdrop, identifying opportunities to improve the educational opportunities for Englewood’s young learners represents a timely and valuable enterprise. To this end, this paper provides a demographic analysis of the Anna R. Langford Community Academy in Chicago’s Englewood community, followed by a narrative analysis of these data. Finally, a discussion concerning the implications of the demographic analysis is followed by a summary of the research and important findings concerning these issues for the residents of Englewood in the conclusion.
1. Demographic Data Report:
Relevant demographic data for the…

Englewood neighborhood overview. (2018). City Data. Retrieved from­­Chicago­IL.html.
Langford overview. (2018). Find a School Retrieved from file:///C:/Users/hp/Downloads/ elementary_school_demographics.pdf.
Mansour, M., Anderson, M. & Liem, G. A. (2016). Student, home, and school socio-demographic factors: links to school, home, and community arts participation. Australian Educational Review, 43, 221-244.
Muwakkil, S. (2014, September). ‘Chiraq\\': Facts and fictions. In These Times, 38(9), 14.
Suppelsea, M. (2013, October 25). ‘It’s Englewood:’ 12 hours in one of Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhoods. WGN. Retrieved from
Tu, C. (2016, February 11). An economic breakdown of Chicago\\'s Englewood neighborhood. MarketPlace. Retrieved from
Walsh, M. E., Madaus, G. E., Raczek, A. E. (2014, August). A new model for student support in high poverty urban elementary schools: Effects on elementary and middle school academic outcomes. American Educational Research Journal, 51(4), 704-737.

Synthesize Research Articles
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Synthesis Matrix
Article 1: Gray, Kruse, Tarter, et al. (2016)
Article 2: Mintzes, Marcum, Messerschmidt, et al. (2013)
Article 3: Peppers (2015)

Type and purpose
Purpose is testing the role of institutional supports on PLCs in a low-income school district. Empirical and quantitative method uses surveys but not an experimental design.
Purpose is to explore effect of sustained PLCs on self-efficacy in science teaching; using mixed methods including a non-equivalent control group experimental design
Qualitative (narrative ethnography using interviews); Purpose to assess teacher perceptions before and after implementation of PLCs
Hypothesis and research questions
Enabling school structures, collegial trust, and academic emphasis will all be linked to strong PLC, and all three of those variables will also correlate with each other.
Do PLCs improve elementary science teacher self-efficacy? The authors hypothesize the affirmative in accordance with social learning theory.
Exploratory (no hypothesis); Questions related to how to best design and…

Gray, J., Kruse, S. & Tarter, C.J. (2016). Enabling school structures, collegial trust and academic emphasis: Antecedents of professional learning communities. Educational Management Administration & Leadership 44(6): 875-891.
Mintzes, J.J., Marcum, B., Messerschmidt, C., et al. (2013). Enhancing self-efficacy in elementary science teaching with professional learning communities. Journal Sci Teacher Education 2013(24): 1201-1218.
Peppers, G.J. (2015). Teachers’ perceptions and implementation of professional learning communities in a large suburban high school. National Teacher Education Journal 8(1): 25-31.

US Education The Two Major Reform Movements
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The educational structure of America can be described as readily available, profoundly imbalanced and structurally separated. It also implores average teaching techniques. This progressive analysis of social and structural reforms on education in the United States is part of the larger nationwide dialogue on education. In the 19th century, including the American Revolution as well as the Great Depression eras, public schooling was fundamentally influenced by conservative concepts. The republican prospect entreated the education sector to develop a structure which was centered on molding a sovereign and socially adept individual who would maintain a republican society. This structure developed the present public learning centers (Labaree, 2012).
School Reforms
The republican concept of schooling centered on fostering sovereignty in people and benefiting everyone. The key mandate of the institution was to foster the nation’s vision in the incoming generations by advocating for personal free will which will also benefit the…

Labaree, D. F. (2012). Someone has to fail. Harvard University Press.
McClay, W. M. (2016). A distant elite: how meritocracy went wrong. The Hedgehog Review, 18(2), 36-50.

A Brief Examination of TED Talks
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The TED Talk I watched was “Do schools kill creativity?” by Sir Ken Robinson. Robinson is a creativity expert challenging how schools educate children. He is a champion of radical rethinking of school systems and aims to cultivate creativity through acknowledgement of multiple kinds of intelligence. The TED talk was filmed in February 2006 and the link to watch is: The reason why I chose this TED talk in particular aside from its popularity, is the realization that traditional-centered schools can kill creativity in students. Students are supposed to learn, but in a way that is motivating and inspiring.
When schools stick to a traditional ideology and adopt traditionalist strategies, they tend (to the detriment of students), create an environment where the focus is on high grades and not innovation and creativity. Creativity is the main means of achieving new ways of thinking and branching out in other intelligences.…

Digital Etiquette and Being a Good Citizen
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Miguel is a full-time online student, a full-time employee, and a father. He finds that he is constantly struggling with balancing all of his responsibilities and is trying to figure out a way to manage his time wisely. He is only in his third class and has already submitted assignments late. Trying to complete his assignments has been stressful and when he does manage to submit his work on time, he is working on it up until the last minute.
Miguel has a three-page paper to write for his class tonight. He just sat down to work on it at 9:00 p.m. He had hoped to take the instructor’s feedback from last week and use it to improve his work on this assignment; however, because it is so late, he already feels that he won’t have time to submit his work at the level of quality the professor is looking…

Educational Leadership Encouraging the Heart
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Practice 5 - Encouraging the Heart
According to Kouzes & Posner (2017), encouraging the heart means recognizing the individual contributions of others to the community, as well as celebrating the values and victories of the community. From an educational standpoint, this is particularly meaningful regarding the principle of positive reinforcement. Quite simply, if people experience a positive reward, including verbal praise for their excellence, this creates the desire to replicate the praised action. Teaching can often be a very lonely activity, and students do not always recognize excellence in teaching until long after they graduate. It is incumbent upon principals to take an active interest in teachers who are using effective and innovative learning strategies. Sitting in on classes, asking students about what and how they are learning, and showing appreciation for teacher input and knowledge are all ways to recognize and reward good teaching. So can end-of-the-year faculty awards…

The Consequences of Too Much Safety
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Too Many Laws
Helmet laws and medicine safety caps could follow the adage “good intentions, bad results” because people make certain assumptions about safety when they see someone wearing a helmet. They think, as John Stossel (2009) shows in the video, that a cyclist wearing a helmet knows what he is doing. Drivers think they do not have to be as mindful of the cyclist, if he has on all the cycling gear: clearly, he is experienced. These kind of assumptions are wrong and dangerous. Requiring people to wear helmets when they cycle or assuming that medicine is safely stored in a bottle with a safety cap can lead to bad results in this manner.
The potential unintended consequences of installing a traffic signal at an intersection in a school zone are numerous: (a) it could irritate drivers who are used to a regular flow of traffic at that intersection,…

Stossel, J. (2009). Unintended Consequences. Retrieved from

pay for performance plans in education
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Pay for Performance Plan
Designing a pay for performance plan for teachers is inherently challenging. The outputs for teachers are students, and their educational attainment. It is difficult to quantify educational attainment at the best of times, and because each student is different it can be difficult to specifically identify the role that an individual teacher has on aggregate student performance. The three elements of an effective pay-for-performance plan are efficiency, equity and compliance. Efficiency and equity are both challenging for teachers because of the inherent difficulty in measuring their outputs. There are no efficient and equitable measures. Standardized test scores can be efficient, but they are problematic because they do not directly measure the quality of the teaching, or the students' ability to grasp and apply concepts. Student bodies can vary significantly from school to school, so there is also no equitable way to evaluate teacher performance across an…

Chapter 9: Designing a pay-for-performance plan. In possession of the author.

How is a Principal a Leader
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Awesome Power of the Principal
In my school setting, I can see some of the principal traits described by Fullan (2010) in our principal: there is a focus on instruction and the need to personalize education—but only to a limited extent. Fullan (2010) argues that this focus needs to be deep and that the principal needs to be obsessed with it, making sure that every student is getting results. In my school, the principal talks about the importance of this objective but does not really provide teachers with help or tools to make it happen. The principal is more of the type of person who says the right things but when it comes to backing up words with action he is MIA.
Fullan’s discussion of “ready, fire, aim, change, savvy” resonates with my own thinking regarding change and the planning of my IIP. I feel that Fullan (2010) is absolutely…