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Students Behavior in the Cafeteria

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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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References
Hopkins, G. (2010). Order in the Cafeteria: Tips for Improving Behavior and Supervision. Retrieved September 15, 2017, from  http://www.educationworld.com/a_admin/admin/admin493.shtml 
Korinek, L. (2008, September). The Positive Classroom: A Lunchroom Solution. Educational Leadership, 66(1). Retrieved September 15, 2017, from  http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/sept08/vol66/num01/A-Lunchroom-Solution.aspx 
Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports. (2008). Developing a System for Teaching Appropriate Behavior. Retrieved September 15, 2017, from  http://www.pbis.org/common/cms/files/staff/staff%20training%20materials/teaching%20appropriate%20behaviors%20summer%202008.ppt 
 
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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…… [Read More]

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



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 http://www.ed.gov/essa?src=rn


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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.
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References

Englewood neighborhood overview. (2018). City Data. Retrieved from http://www.city­ data.com/neighborhood/Englewood­Chicago­IL.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 http://wgntv.com/2013/08/25/its-englewood-12-hours-in-one-of-chicagos-most-dangerous-neighborhoods/.

Tu, C. (2016, February 11). An economic breakdown of Chicago\\'s Englewood neighborhood. MarketPlace. Retrieved from https://www.marketplace.org/2013/02/11/wealth-poverty/guns-and-dollars/economic-breakdown-chicagos-englewood-neighborhood.

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.


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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: https://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity. 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.…… [Read More]

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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…… [Read More]