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Teaching Plan for the Torack Family
Framing in the Media
Framing in the media is simply the relationship between the media journalists and their audiences by deciding what the media is going to say to the public where they use it as an "agenda setting" which is a conventional way to approach framing. It is deemed as obscure and an opinionated procedure that can be inconsistent and viable that is dependent on (a) participating accesses on strategic schemas, (b) the capacity to manipulate sets of exploitations, (c) arrangement and outlook of the solutions of lawmakers, (d) inclinations of inner factions and policy makers ("Policy analysis and," 2007). In addition, framing has its own specific preferences in the way the media develops news that the public can understand where the spectators detain the quintessence of a concern or problem. Furthermore, there is a thorough procedure by supplying how these issues the…
Anissimov, M. (n.d.). What are heuristics and biases? Wisegeek. Retrieved May 26, 2011 from http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-heuristics-and-biases.htm
Davis, P. (2009). How the media frames "open access." The journal of electronic publishing. 12(1), Retrieved from http://quod.lib.umich.edu/j/jep/3335451.0012.101?rgn=main;view=fulltext doi: 10.3998/3336451.0012.101
Heuristics & biases. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www2.gsu.edu/-dscthw/x130/Heuristics-biases.html
Policy anaylsis and decision making. (2007, October 15-17). Retrieved from http://www.paho.org/english/ad/dpc/nc/cmn-po-bar-7-4-pol-agenda.pdf
Diabetic Teaching Plan
Teaching plan: Patients with diabetes
Although all patients with type I diabetes manifest the same basic biology in terms of the manifestation of the illness, patients of different ages and genders will have different emotional, social, and environmental needs. This can be seen in a comparison of two patients, 'Sarah' and 'David.'
Patient 1: 'Sarah'
Sarah is a ten-year-old Caucasian daughter of a single mother. Sarah has been recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Engaging in dietary modification has been a challenge for Sarah. Sarah has expressed frustration with the fact she cannot eat 'just the same' as her friends and this has been a source of friction between herself and her mother, who says she frequently feels overwhelmed with the demands of managing Sarah's condition.
Developmental learning needs
Sarah must need to understand how to manage her illness. The nurse must communicate this in…
Fact sheets: Type 1 diabetes facts. (2012). Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (JDF).
Manzella, Debra. (2012). Five basics of diabetes management for kids with type 1. About. com.
Diabetes Type 1: A Case Study and Teaching Plan
Patients need sometimes to be educated in their disease, especially if their disease is chronic and progressive. When patients lack basic knowledge on their disease, further complications may arise due to improper self-care and bad lifestyle choices. Nursing theories such as the oy Adaptation Model, allow for better understanding of the specific needs of the patient and how to carry that out into an effective teaching plan. Case studies also help in determining proper treatment for specific situations.
A 16-year-old female with a history of type 1 diabetes was brought to the emergency section of her local hospital by her mother. Her name is Elsa. Her mother witnesses an episode of syncope. The symptoms present in the patient were flu-like accompanied by a productive cough that lasted 6 days prior to her arrival to the hospital. Furthermore, patient has been drinking…
AIPPG (2012). Roy's Adaptation Model. Retrieved from http://currentnursing.com/nursing_theory/Roy_adaptation_model.html
IANNOTTI, R.J., SCHNEIDER, S., NANSEL, T.R., HAYNIE, D.L., PLOTNICK, L.P., CLARK, L.M. . . . SIMONS-MORTON, B. (2006). Self-Efficacy, Outcome Expectations, and Diabetes Self-Management in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 27(2), 98-105. doi:10.1097/00004703-200604000-00003
Mensing, C., Boucher, J., Cypress, M., Weinger, K., Mulcahy, K., Barta, P. . . . Adams, C. (2000). National standards for diabetes self-management education. Task Force to Review and Revise the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. Diabetes Care, 34(1), S89-S96. doi:10.2337/diacare.23.5.682
WHO (2013). WHO | Diabetes. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs312/en/
Teaching Plan for the Torack Family
Plan for the Trosack's Family
As the nursing case manager for maternal parent 43-year-old ita and the 46-year-old paternal parent Patrick Trosack, I have been appointed to advise these parents about the results of their Chorionic villus samping (CVS) administered through Dr. Zimmerly Gynecology & Associates on 7 July 2008 signified that the Trosack fetus was positive for Tay-Sachs disease, counseling of genetic birth defects. A more in depth evaluation of both the mother and father at the Genetic Counseling Medical Center should be discussed for the parents to find out more about their background, genetic make-up, and the risks of passing the disease to their children. Further diagnosis is an optional service we can provide and requires test results from both the mother and father in order to provide detailed results. Our team recommends the family immediately request to complete a physical evaluations,…
Ainsworth, S. (2011). Tay-sachs disease -- a triump from disaster. Practice nurse, 41(3), Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?sid=b09e79c-1d92-4686-bfdd-ec551924c67d%40sessionmgr113&vid=1&hid=107&bdata=JkF1dGhUeXBIPWIwLGNwaWQmY3VzdGIkPXM40DU2oDk3JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3Q%3d%3d#db=aph&AN=59288986doi.
National Organization for Rare Disorders. (2011). Nord's patient assistance programs. Retrieved from http://www.rarediseases.org/patients-and-families/patient-assistance
US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health. (2008). Tay-sachs disease Washington, DC: Government Health. Retrieved from http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/tay-sachs-disease
Lesson Plan for Professional Development
Teaching Plan/Objective: Service Learning Plan for Elder Services (Professional Development Module)
Elders as Resources programs address a number of the social, psychological and cognitive needs of students in five major areas of development:
Realistic Portrayal of Adults- Students understand that older adults have as varied a background as they do -- different personalities, ethnic heritage, culture, etc. By providing direct experience with older adults, stereotypes are avoided that overly glamorize or denigrate old age.
Development of a positive attitude towards aging- Students understand that humans age and realize that some decisions made in youth carry over into adulthood. Direct experience with older adults in controlled settings are more effective in helping to change attitudes than rote learning or discussions without relative examples.
Understanding of life-decisions -- Stories from elders help students understand that at each point in life different decisions are made that impact the…
American Library Association. (2007). Countering Negative Stereotypes of the Elderly. ALA Booklinks, 16(4).
Bage, G. (1999). Narrative Matters: Teaching and Learning History Through Story. New York: Routledge.
Newman, S., & Brummel, S. (Eds.). (1989). Intergenerational Programs: Imperatives, Strategies, Impacts and Trends. Binghampton, NY: Hawthorne Press.
Tyndale, J. (2005, May). Respect for the Elderly. Retrieved April 2011, from The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition: http://wsjclassroom.com/archive/05may/related_05may_teacher_elderly.htm
These drugs help to control blood glucose levels and have fewer side effects and are not likely to interact of be contraindicated with other medication Kasper & Giovannucci, 2006()
6. To be able monitor the disease on their own
It is crucial for the client to be able to track their condition. Therefore, they must be trained on how to monitor their blood glucose levels to be able to discover potential problems quite early Kasper & Giovannucci, 2006()
This teaching plan will be carried out through the issuance of brochures to the patient to teach them on the topic. They will also have scheduled visual aid lessons to help them to understand the various aspects of the disease. It will also be taught using demonstrations and role playing in order to lighten up the teaching session.
Criteria & Means for Evaluation
This teaching plan will be evaluated using…
Kasper, J.S., & Giovannucci, E. (2006). A Meta-analysis of Diabetes Mellitus and the Risk of Prostate Cancer. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, 15(11), 2056 -- 2062.
Rodriguez, C., Patel, a.V., Mondul, a.M., Jacobs, E.J., Thun, M.J., & Calle, E.E. (2005). Diabetes and Risk of Prostate Cancer in a Prospective Cohort of U.S. Men. American Journal of Epidemiology, 161(2), 147-152.
201). This degree of media coverage, in fact, would likely provide a worthwhile goal for all responsible journalism; to this end, operational framing would provide a comprehensive and balanced analysis of the event without resorting to rhetoric or base appeals to emotion (Peterson, 2001). Therefore, throughout this exercise, this term will refer to completely objective news reporting that is absent of any discernible contextual framing efforts as defined above on the part of the reviewer.
Computers with Internet access (one for every three students); free online survey accounts for each team.
Opening. Students' interest will be gained by describing a current event that affects their lives as well such as the incidence of cell phone or Internet usage among young Chinese people today, drug use, or the profound environmental issues facing emerging nations that threaten everyone through global warming or otherwise, for example. In this lesson,…
Gitlin T. (1980). The whole world is watching: Mass media in the making and unmaking of the New Left. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Nelson, R.A. (1996). A chronology and glossary of propaganda in the United States. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Peterson, M.A. (October 2001). Getting to the story: Unwriteable discourse and interpretive practice in American journalism. Anthropological Quarterly, 74(4), 201.
My teaching plan for Mr. M would begin with a simple introduction of myself and the purpose of the lesson that I would be teaching him that day. I would use a printed out sheet with pictures rather than many words that help to explain the process for each of his four medications; these highly-visual and easy to follow sheets can be used to explain his medications, how to take them, when to take them, how much to take, and when he should call for help. As Cowan (2004) points out, it is important for patients who have low literacy to still have a way to understand their medication processes in clear and certain terms. These sheets would serve as teaching guides as I move along in the teaching plan for Mr. M. The following steps in the process would
Step 1: Make Sure the Patient Knows Why He is…
Cowan, C. F. (2004). Teaching patients with low literacy skills. Fuszard’s innovative teaching strategies in nursing, 278.
Makaryus, A. N., & Friedman, E. A. (2005, August). Patients\\\\' understanding of their treatment plans and diagnosis at discharge. In Mayo Clinic Proceedings (Vol. 80, No. 8, pp. 991-994). Elsevier.
Teaching Plan: eflection and Evaluation
Summary of teaching plan
The topic of the presentation and instruction is heatstroke and other heat related causes of death. The teaching presentation was provided to staff at a Parks and ecreation department in the community, and plans are being made to conduct the teaching presentation at church communities in preparation for their vacation Bible school activities, at adult / child care centers that often plan outings for their program participants, and at health centers at Universities who are in a position to encounter university students who are suffering from a heat-related threats to their health.
The heat wave that occurred in western Europe in the summer of 2003 is a case study in the relation of social structure and cultural practices and the impact of a natural disaster on public health (Kopp, et al., 2015). Heat waves are more lethal to the poor who…
Atherton, J.S. (2013). Learning and Teaching; Constructivism in learning. Retrieved from http://www.learningandteaching.info/learning/constructivism.htm
Kopp, R., Buzan, J., and Huber, M. (2015, June 6). The deadly combination of heat and humidity. Sunday Review: Opinion. The New York Times.
Teaching Proposal on Diabetes
In recent years, an increase in demand for expansion of education programs for diabetes patients has been observed and for Federal Government or third party payers to support these programs. A survey by Veterans Administration Hospital evaluating the capability of patient for diabetes management, reported lack of formal training in over 35% of patients interviewed (Miller, Goldstein & Nicolaisen, 1978, p. 275). Similarly, accomplishing proper management of self-administration of insulin also continues to be a critical concern. Therefore, an educator needs to set appropriate and reasonable, specific, mutually agreed goals; and should remain sensitive to individual fears and anxieties while setting these goals.
Diabetes education is a lifetime learning process, which is developed and modified as per the requirements of people afflicted with diabetes. However, assessment of these requirements is time-taking, still vital for customizing diabetes education. Thus, to determine one's educational requirements…
Diehl, L. (2002-2016). Teaching Plan for Diabetes Mellitus. Nursesaregreat.com. Retrieved 13 August 2016 from http://www.nursesaregreat.com/teaching-plan-for-diabetes.php
Miller, L. V., Goldstein, J. & Nicolaisen, G. (Sep-Oct. 1978). Patients' Knowledge of Diabetes Self-Care. Diabetes Care, 1(5), 275-280. Retrieved 11 August 2016 from http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/1/5/275
Ozcan, S. & Erol, O. (Nov 2007). Teaching and Learning in Diabetes: Techniques and Methods. Diabetes Voice, 52(special issue), 23-25. Retrieved 13 August 2016 from https://www.idf.org/sites/default/files/attachments/article_554_en.pdf
Powers, M. A., Bardsley, J., Cypress, M., Duker, P., Funnell, M. M., Fischl, A. H., Maryniuk, M. D., Siminerio, L. & Vivian, Eva. (Jul 2015). Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support in Type 2 Diabetes: A Joint Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Diabetes care, 38(7), 1372-1382. http://dx.doi.org/10.2337/dc15-0730 . Retrieved 11 August 2016 from http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/38/7/1372
What are three rewards and three challenges that you will face as a teacher?
As a rabid student of popular culture, I have been interested in the so-called "achievement gap" in education, popularized in the media, the political spectrum, and even within contemporary business culture. There is clearly a demonstrable gap in educational relevancy; second, there are basic skills that are absolutely vital in order to participate in the modern global village that are not universal with the U.. educational environment. cholarship also points out that the earlier the attention to this "gap," the earlier the attention to potential reading disabilities, and the earlier the intervention towards socialization issues, the higher rate of success and inclusion. This, too, engenders challenges within the profession. For instance, today's classrooms are more diverse than ever, they are multi-dimensional as well. To help fill the gap, teachers need to be able to jump…
Kauchak, D. And Eggen, P. (2011). Introduction to Teaching, Becoming a Professional,
4th Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.
As I began to realize that I was expecting less than they were capable of I realized that some of my preconceived notions about the teaching profession were coloring my viewpoint.
One example was the day a preschool student from the regular education class came to me and handed me a book that she wanted to read to me. I was surprised but let her open the book and begin reading. It reminded me not to assume the level of ability of any student as each student is an individual and develops at individual rates.
In observing the classrooms I found that problems can be dealt with by remaining flexible and keeping an open mind (Safer, 2003).
An example of this philosophy occurred when an autistic preschool student was included in the inclusion setting. "Tommy" did not respond to verbal cues nor was he a verbal child. The teacher made…
GRIESHABAER, SUSAN and CANNELLA, GAILE S. (EDS.) (2001). EMBRACING IDENTITIES in EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: DIVERSITY and POSSIBILITIES. MIDWOOD; LB1139.23.E58.
SAFER, STEFFEN (2003). PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS to PRACTICALLY EVERY PROBLEM: THE EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER'S MANUAL. REDLEAF PRESS.
WOMG, HARRY K., WONGN, ROSEMARY T. (2004). FIRST DAYS of SCHOOL: HOW to BE an EFFECTIVE TEACHER. HARRY K. WONG PUBLICATIONS.
PELLETIER, CAROL MARRA (2003). STRATEGIES for SUCCESSFUL STUDENT TEACHING. REDLEAF PRESS.
The teacher must use effective discipline to ensure students do not interrupt one another, know to raise their hands, not get out of their seats during class, or engage in disturbing activities. This is disrespectful to the learning of others as well as simply against the rules. Drawing up a list of rules to obey for the students is one way to help students understand how the U.S. Constitution, for example, was negotiated and formulated.
Student assignments will include everything from pretending to be various historical characters in costume, to doing Internet research to understand what are reliable and unreliable sources, as well as more standardized essays and tests to prepare them to meet nationalized testing standards. Field trips will reinforce many of class lessons. To encourage student confidence without relaxing curriculum standards, teachers should assign a variety of projects in a variety of media. Some students are natural talkers…
Teaching Special Education Students
In the classroom, teachers are primarily responsible for ensuring that special education students are provided with equal opportunities for education. While instructors should not lower academic standards in the classroom, they should make every effort to make reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. y making simple adjustments, such as allowing students to record lectures or changing the format of a test, teachers can make sure that special education students do not have academic or social disadvantages.
Setting up the Classroom
In the classroom, simple changes can make a great difference for special education students. For example, by arranging desks in a manner where each student has his own personal space, as opposed to sitting in groups, special education students have less chances of being distracted.
There should be various centers in the class that provide a space for students to go when they are finished with…
Klinger, J., & Vaughn, S. (1999). Students' perceptions of instruction in inclusion classrooms: Implications for students with learning disabilities. Exceptional Children.
Polloway, E., Bursuck, W., Jayanthi, M., Epstein, M., & Nelson, J. (1996). Treatment acceptability: Determining appropriate interventions within inclusive classrooms. Intervention In School and Clinic.
Brattlan, Lee. (2002) Brief Reference of Student Disabilities:...with Strategies for the Classroom.
Teaching Strategy for Special Ed
Special Education Standard
Direct instruction is the most widely-used teaching strategy, although it has become controversial in recent years. Critics argue that it limits the creativity of good teachers and provides a crutch for poor ones (What is direct instruction? 2011). It is a teacher-centered approach that relies on structured lesson plans, offering little or no variation and no opportunity for discussion or active participation. The effectiveness of direct instruction has been demonstrated widely but it can be a poor choice for students with disabilities who would benefit from another approach.
What is Direct Instruction?
"Direct instruction is a theory of education which posits that the most effective way to teach is by explicit, guided instructions" (What is direct instruction? 2011). Although it is the oldest form of instruction, it gained attention in the 1980s when implemented in the schools of inner-city Baltimore. Instruction was…
Adams, G., and Carnine, D. (2003). Direct instruction. National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. Retrieved from http://nichcy.org/research/summaries/abstract1
National Institute for Direct Instruction. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.nifdi.org/15/
What is direct instruction? (2011). Teach-nology. Retrieved from http://www.teach-
Teaching Diversity in the Classroom
In recent decades it has become increasingly important that educators understand the importance of multicultural education. Given that society has become more pluralistic and diverse, there is a need for a curriculum that focuses on diversity. This research proposal recognizes that diversity can and should be taught, and proposes a methodology for doing so.
This project reviews the literature on teaching diversity. Achieving diversity in higher education involves a wide range of approaches. Teaching diversity includes the need to recruit and maintain a diverse student body, as well as faculty, and to provide instruction to a diverse group of students, provide an inclusive curriculum that reflects the contributions of non-Western and minority groups, and to teach so as to critically examine the humanities and the professions from perspectives of groups that have been marginalized.
The Center for Instructional Diversity in Research divides strategies for diversity…
Banks, J.A., Cookson, P., Gay, G., Hawley, W.D., Irvine, J.J., Nieto, S…Stephan, W.G. (2001). Diversity within unity: Essential principles for teaching and learning in a multicultural society. The Phi Delta Kappan, 83(3), 196-198, 200-203. Retrieved from: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20440100
Center for Instructional Diversity in Research. (2008). Inclusive teaching. University of Washington. Retrieved November 9, 2011 from: http://depts.washington.edu/cidrweb/inclusive/diversify.html
Center for Teaching. (2011). Diversity & inclusive teaching. Vanderbilt University. Retrieved November 9, 2011 from: http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/teaching-guides/interactions/diversity/
Davis, B.G. (1993). Tools for teaching. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
While each student will respond to school and education differently, all can discover their personal aptitudes in academics, athletics, or the arts. School also provides key socialization functions that helps students learn and grow. As a teacher it is my responsibility to understand the process of socialization and social development in my students. As students become more aware of their personal power, they can apply what they learn in school to outward expressions such as community service, creative endeavors, or athletic performance.
Teachers learn as much from their students as our students learn from us. Students challenge us, and encourage us to change and grow just as they do. By keeping up-to-date on my profession, and the subject matters that I teach, I can provide my students with the best quality education. Incorporating current events and popular culture into my lessons will help students understand how education has a direct…
Teaching Disaster and Emergency Management
The whole world has turned into a place where people encounter experiences with diverse forms of disaster. Most of the disasters are usually extremely complicated and strike unexpectedly in any region causing massive damages and loss of lives. The complexities accompanying the catastrophes require the existence of well-trained personnel oftentimes ready to deal with disasters as they occur before causing irreparable harm to people and property. In some regions, many people have lost lives and properties destroyed because of the slow response by the people dependable for handling the emergencies. This calls for the training of new and many people who provide quick and efficient response to the disasters whilst saving lives. Various regions and countries have taken up the initiative of training people expected to play a critical role in the management of disasters. There has been an argument whether teachers handling disaster management…
Alexander, D. (2000) "Scenario Methodology for Teaching Principles of Emergency
Management," Disaster Prevention and Management, vol. 9(2): 89 -- 97
Neal, D.M. (2000). Developing Degree Programs in Disaster Management: Some Reflections
and Observations. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 18(3): 417-
Description of Learning:
Educational institutions are teaching subjects for a digital future but it is from a superficial manner however students need a deeper knowledge of it as a curriculum. When teaching students about math, it should be integrated in all subjects they are learning by being motivated by educators (Singhal, 1997). As shown in the examined scenario planning with an elementary school, it is apparent things became better for the students as far as the educational resources, and environment, which ultimately affects the learning process. Educational institutions must engage partnerships with other schools around the world. By providing student exchanges they will produce world class students, the internet is facilitating the process of globalization and providing virtual interaction with others. As it is shown in schools, technology is the key to change the educational environment and resources. The internet is encouraging students to engage in meaningful cross cultural dialogue…
I view education holistically. Students are developing their character and their values in addition to facts and figures. Language learning is a critical component of character development because language mastery enhances cross-cultural communication. A fellow teacher offers a powerful statement on the role of progressivism in the classroom: "In a progressivist classroom, teachers plan lessons to arouse curiosity and push the student to a higher level of knowledge. The students are encouraged to learn by doing and to interact with one another. This develops social virtues such as cooperation and tolerance for different points-of-view," (Wilt 2003). A progressive teaching philosophy acknowledges the persistence and potency of change. Optimism and creativity will motivate my students to achieve, inspiring their curiosity and ability to think critically.
The means by which I will achieve my teaching objectives include the use of proven classroom management techniques, the implantation of creative cooperative learning strategies, and…
Haugen, L. (1998). Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement. Iowa State University. Retrieved online: http://www.celt.iastate.edu/teaching/philosophy.html
Sofsian, D. (n.d.). Teacher education philosophies. Retrieved online: http://ezinearticles.com/?Teacher-Education-Philosophies&id=227410
Wilt, B.L. (2003). A personal philosophy of education. Retrieved online: http://schoolmarm.org/main/index.php?page=p-genphil
There are some papers that are to be released and referred to by her in the above article. In the first of those papers, the belief is that the present result of the aptitude tests of the teachers today is the same as was the case a generation earlier, but the best among them are not likely to become teachers. In the second paper, the result shows that the women from the best colleges are not continuing to be teachers as the pay received by them as teachers is low, and not due to the attraction of higher pay in other occupations. On the level it can be assumed that if the salary of teachers were better, a lot of the best students would still be going into teaching.
According to the columnist, "Teachers aren't exactly getting worse. They're getting more consistently mediocre." She ends her own article by saying…
Ave, Melanie. Educators want more Mr.'s in their classrooms. St. Petersburg Times. 14 November, 2004. Retrieved at http://www.sptimes.com/2004/11/14/Tampabay/Educators_want_more_M.shtml . Accessed on 27 May, 2005
Bhat, Sanjay. Schools struggle to reduce high teacher turnover. 3 January, 2005. The Seattle Times. Retrieved at http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002138717_turnover03m.html . Accessed on 28 May, 2005
Direct Instruction: Is it the Most Effective Science Teaching Strategy? 15 December, 2004. NSTA Web News Digest. Retrieved at http://www.nsta.org/main/news/stories/education_story.php?news_story_ID=50045Accessed on 28 May, 2005
Errickson, Tiffany. Mentoring teachers. September 21, 2004. Retrieved at http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,595092712,00.html . Accessed on 27 May, 2005
S. Department of Education presented a five-year grant to University esearch Co's - UC Center for Human Services to work in collaboration with McDaniel College. The project is intended to act as a source to McDaniel to expand and execute a high quality bilingual education/ESL teacher-training program. By this project, CHS/McDaniel will offer various professional development openings to public school teachers and administrators, including workshops, graduate courses in bilingual education, field experiences, and a rigorous summer training institute. (Bilingual Education: Training for All Teachers)
The language immersion programs that are now provided in the United States came from Canada. They wanted their English-speaking population to learn French. Canadians realized English-speaking students were not getting adequate French to get minimum grades in school and to get jobs in French speaking areas of Canada. In 1975, Canada's first French immersion program began and by 1980 this program was launched in the United…
Bilingual Education: Training for All Teachers" Retrieved at http://www.urc-chs.com/services/education/bilingualeducation.html . Accessed on 20 March 2005
Canales, JoAnn; Ruiz-Escalante; Jose Agustin. "A Pedagogical Framework for Bilingual Education Teacher Preparation Programs" Proceedings of the Third National Research Symposium on Limited English Proficient Student Issues: Focus on Middle and High School Issues. Retrieved at http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/pubs/symposia/third/canales.htm. Accessed on 20 March 2005
Cargas, Rachel; Ryan, Tricia. (May 7, 2002) "Bilingual Education" Rachel Cargas's Online Research Portfolio. Retrieved at http://tiger.towson.edu/users/rcarga1/researchpaper.htm#BilingualeducationoriginatinginCanadaAccessed on 20 March 2005
Krashen, Stephen. (August 22, 2000) "Bilingual Education Wasn't a Cure" New York Times. Retrieved at http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/JWCRAWFORD/klet4.htm. Accessed on 20 March 2005
(Fletcher & Crochiere, 2004)
Motivation to Learn
Motivation to learn can be defined as the degree of cognitive effort invested to achieve educational goals (Li, 2003). It can also be understood as the degree of "seriousness" with which a student attempts to address the commitments and targets school with the purpose of: a) master the knowledge and skills rather than and get away with doing the minimum, b) clearly verify the status of their knowledge rather than try to complete the task independently of being sure that they actually learned something (MacIntyre, 2002).
Marshall (2001) have proposed to distinguish two types of motivation to learn, one that manifests itself as a personality trait and one that manifests itself as a state. In the first sense, the concept refers to a general provision that allows a student to perceive learning as an inherently valuable and satisfactory and therefore to engage in…
Barbetta, P., Norona, K. & Bicard, D. (2005). Classroom behavior management: A dozen common mistakes and what to do instead. Preventing School Failures. Vol. 49, Issue 3, p 11-19.
Bear, G.G. (2008). Best practices in classroom discipline. In Thomas, A. & Grimes, J. (Eds.), Best Practices in School Psychology V (1403-1420). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists
Bear, G.G., Cavalier, A., & Manning, M. (2005). Developing self-discipline and preventing and correcting misbehavior. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Fletcher, L., & Crochiere, N. (2004). How to Design and Deliver Speeches (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
actual. The sample size is so small and concentrated that it is possible that intra-respondent bias was also present. Finally, the results provide support for the Internet in general and social networking applications specifically supporting appreciative, expressive and creative abilities yet fails to actually define how these strategies can be attained based on the research. The result is a study that reflects more of a consensus across the teaching profession than a rejection or critique of rote memorization and the embracing of scaffolding as a teaching strategy. It is disappointing that the research is not more robust and focused on getting past the obvious conclusions, stating instructors need to sharpen their online teaching skills. The most critical questions of how to create effective scaffolding strategies for each student using the new tools available from Web 2.0-based technologies goes unanswered. There is also the lack of charting and analysis of the…
Josh Bernoff, Charlene Li. "Harnessing the Power of the Oh-So-Social Web. " MIT Sloan Management Review 49.3 (2008): 36-42. 1 Aug. 2008
Derrick Huang, Ravi S. Behara. "Outcome-Driven Experiential Learning with Web 2.0. " Journal of Information Systems Education 18.3 (2007): 329-336. ABI/INFORM Global. ProQuest 2 Aug. 2008.
Chin-Chih Lin, Chien-Chung Lin. "Instructional Strategies and Methods of e-Learning for Nurturing Appreciative, Expressive, and Creative Abilities." Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge 13.1 (2008): 199-207. ABI/INFORM Global. ProQuest.3 Aug. 2008
Mehdi Najjar. "On Scaffolding Adaptive Teaching Prompts within Virtual Labs. " International Journal of Distance Education Technologies 6.2 (2008): 35-54. ABI/INFORM Global. ProQuest. 3 Aug. 2008
Most Internet providers will create Web sites for their members, and there are large amounts of software that can be purchased to create one's own Web site as well as companies that will do this for a fee. ecause of this, creating a web site for a particular instructor and his or her particular classes will be relatively easy. Most universities already have allocated this type of space to each faculty member and even adjunct professors often have space for Web sites for distance learning classes. These are usually not overly fancy, but this is irrelevant based on the fact that any type of web site which provides the necessary information clearly and correctly will be sufficient to do what is needed for a class to learn and understand (Cornell, 1999).
This type of simple web site and an e-mail address are really all the faculty needs for a very…
Cornell, R. (1999). The onrush of technology in education: The Professor's new dilemma. Educational Technologies, May/June. pp 60-63.
Ehrmann, S. (1995) Using technology to transform the foundation of higher education. On the horizon, April/May, Vol 3, No. 4.
Jones-Delcorde, D. (1999). The Information Age: The instructor-Computer Dilemma. Education Today, 45 (2). pp 32-33.
"Many of our current challenges are unprecedented," the president explained. "There are no standard remedies, or go-to fixes this time around. That is why we are going to need your help. e'll need young people like you to step up. e need your daring and your enthusiasm and your energy." I will continue to offer my enthusiasm and my energy -- and hopefully I will be daring enough to learn new skills and strategies for the betterment of my students and my community.
Critical Incidents in Education
Before I share specific school experiences I have had, I want to express my own perspective on teaching and education. I have always been very impressed by the thinking of John Dewey, who is considered the "Father of Public Education" in America, and also I've been influenced by the more contemporary strategies put forward by Albert Bandera, who is well-known for his…
Bandura, Albert. (1994). Self-efficacy. In V.S. Ramachaudran (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human
Behavior, 4. New York: Academic Press, pp. 71-81
Dewey, John (2002). Waste in Education. In The School and Society (pp. 77-110).
Bristol, UK: Thoemmes Press.
If a religion forbids dancing, those children should not have to learn a new dance, even though it might be a lot of fun for others. In other religions, any kind of image is forbidden. These children should not be served cookies that have, for instance, a jack-o-lantern or the country's flag on it.
At the same time, such a day can help students learn about each others' cultures. In those cases, parents who belong to those cultures might organize the activities. For instance, if there are Jewish children in the school, parents might make latkes with applesauce or have an activity that explains the significance of a Jewish holiday. Ethnic minorities might set up an activity that demonstrates something important about their culture and history. "Under Eights" can be a learning experience as well as a lot of fun.
13. You are a teachers' aide. Discuss with a teacher…
1 million today, Smith explains. About 79% of ESL students have Spanish as their native language, and hence, Smith insists, "there is an urgent need for as many teachers as possible to be skilled in and passionate about working with ESL students" (Smith, 2008, p. 5).
The mentor (an ESL specialist) needs to apply "professional knowledge to actual practice" when working with another teacher, Smith explains. There are two components to Smith's mentoring suggestions: a) the ESL specialist shares his or her "best of ideas"; and b) but by mentoring, the ESL specialist is "supporting the professional and personal growth of the teacher" (Smith, 6). Smith breaks down her mentoring program ideas into six conversations, or specific aspects, of how to relate to ESL students. This mentoring is for new teachers, who need to be submerged in diversity and inclusion quickly, and for existing teachers, that have perhaps avoided becoming…
Conroy, Paula Werner, Rude, Harvey, and Phillips, Jacqueline S. (2006). Rural Challenges to Educating English Language learners with Visual Impairments. Rural Special Education
Quarterly, 25(4), 16-24.
Duncan, Arne. (2011). Preparing Students with Disabilities for Success: Secretary Duncan's
Remarks to the American Association for People with Disabilities. U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved June 28, 2011, from http://www.ed.gov .
Unfortunately, most quantitative studies lack external validity in the research design to allow for general conclusions.
Teaching Theories and Nursing
It was Nightingale that recognized the potential of combining sound logical reflection and empirical research in the development of scientific knowledge that lead to evidence-based practices of today. She saw the need to only classify one's illness by the best possible available knowledge but to also collect patient information in the form of survey. Nightingale's work was also groundbreaking as it was the first to integrate such ideas into one method. She understood how factors such as housing and nutrition could have a direct influence on the patient's health and prognosis (McDonald, 2001, p. 68). Still many researchers to come would look at her work as primitive, inconclusive and one-sided. They would see how such details act as an extension of evidence and the attention paid to details as research…
Ackermans, W. & Lohnes, P. (1981). Research methods for nurses. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Allen, K. (2005 Aug.). Online Learning: constructivism and conversation as an approach to learning. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 42, 247-256.
Bigge, M.L., & Shremis, S.S. (1999). Learning Theories for teachers. New York: Addison- Wesley Longman.
Bilyeu, S.M. (2005 April 1). When families complicate patient care: a case study with guidelines for approaching ethical dilemmas. MedSurg Nursing, 6.
In addition to utilizing the ELMO system as a lesson presentation tool, we intend to incorporate it as a motivational device, such as by rewarding both improvement and superior performance with the opportunity to have their work presented to the class.
Including the ELMO system in our Accelerated Reading Program and Florida Reading Initiative present additional avenues for more extensive incorporation of the equipment.
4. Proposed Evaluation of Objectives:
The proposed evaluation objectives consists of conducting comprehensive objective reading skills diagnoses before the introduction of the ELMO system into the classroom environment. A subsequent series of objective diagnostic evaluation will provide a method of measuring the beneficial effect of incorporating the ELMO system into the lesson plan.
Similarly, analysis and comparison of standardized achievement tests results will provide a direct measurement of the success of this initiative at achieving the educational goals that the system is intended to accomplish.
This is the chance for the teacher to shine, to share his or her core ethics and values.
5. Sample lesson plans and/or curricula, for each subject area the teacher specializes in.
6. Samples of student work, as varied as possible and as up-to-date as possible.
7. Multimedia content, if applicable.
8. Links to other portfolios, educational websites, photologues, or any other relevant Web site.
The format for a teacher's e-portfolio varies. Some degree of flexibility is needed to allow educators the opportunity to imbue their portfolios with personal flair. Therefore, the format can vary as long as the checklist items are complete. At the same time, electronic portfolios should become more consistent to allow easy access to potential viewers. If all portfolios are different, readers have a hard time navigating them. Therefore, the educational portfolio should at least have the same section headers, arranged in the same order. Color,…
Abrenica, Y. (nd). Electronic portfolios. Retrieved May 12, 2008 at http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/edtec596r/students/Abrenica/Abrenica.html
Barrett, Helen. (2008). Dr. Helen Barret's Electronic Portfolios. Retrieved May 12, 2008 at http://electronicportfolios.org/
Spencer, L. (2004). Creating an electronic portfolio. Retrieved May 12, 2008 at http://cte.jhu.edu/techacademy/fellows/Spencer/webquest/lasindex.html
If I had the opportunity to teach a skill to someone else, I would show how to conduct fundraising campaigns for a worthy nonprofit organization. Once a leader in a nonprofit group has the skills and the experience he or she could use those skills to help raised needed funds.
We would start with some basic fundamentals. A nonprofit group should be incorporated so that donations people and businesses make can be tax-deductible. There are groups representing the American Bar Association in nearly every city in America and they offer a half hour free consultation to nonprofits. This is a good starting point for a group, to achieve the ranking of a 501(c)3, a federally licensed nonprofit corporation.
There are many ways to raise funds other than just asking for handouts or sponsoring a bake sale. A good starting point is to plan a community benefit concert.…
teaching BSN program ADN level a graduate level nurse. Prepare online te
The topic for the online teaching session covered in this document is Evidence-Based Nursing: Transforming Clinical Practice. This is a prudent topic for individuals looking to pursue a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing or an Associate Degree in Nursing, since in either case individuals will be looking to compete in a workplace environment that is increasingly looking to augment traditional techniques with evidence-based ones (Matthew and Aktan, 2014, p. 1). As the title of this topic suggests, evidence-based practices have the potential to actually revolutionize the way clinical practice is performed.
I would deliver the didactic content for this course in two different ways. The first would be via pre-recorded, online lectures. These lectures would be pre-recorded so that students could access them at their leisure (whether in the evening, daytime, or in the wee hours of…
Matthew, L., Aktan, N.M. (2014). Nursing Student Attitudes Towards Statistics. Journal of Nursing Education. 25: 1-5.
Wijenayake, E., Hookey, C. (2014). Establishing an improving group care in hospice: translating research into practice. BMJ Support Palliat Care. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24645014
Scottish universities generally offered more mathematics and science programs than were offered by most English universities. The strong mathematics and science programs in Scotland attracted such American students as Benjamin ush. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh. When he returned to North America in 1769, he helped form the earliest American medical education programs at the College of Philadelphia. After the United States won its independence from England in 1783, the states that made up the new country began to establish state colleges. The University of Georgia was founded in 1785, the University of North Carolina in 1789, the University of Tennessee in 1794, and the University of South Carolina in 180l (Colleges and Universities, 2009).
The University of Virginia was founded under the leadership of Thomas Jefferson in 1819. This marked the beginning of the modern style of state university organization, control, and curriculum. Jefferson's ideas was…
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Teacher Performance Assessment
Lesson Title: Science
Central Focus of Lessons: What science is all about
State Standard(s) Addressed: 7th Grade on science, science methodology and famous scientists.
Lesson Objectives and Language Demands
• Content/Skill Objectives:
Students should state the definition of science
Students should discuss the various science methodologies
Students should name and discuss various prominent scientists
Students should be able to identify the application of science in day to day life
Language Demands: students are required to define and describe what science is. They should also be able to use this understanding of science to apply scientific knowledge.
Use scientific terms and language both in spoken and written presentations of scientific information.
• Key Vocabulary:
Science, scientists, famous scientists, scientific methods
esources and Materials
• esources: class text-books, handouts, charts etc.
• Materials: worksheets, games, projector, Smartboard, paper, pencils, art supplies, cards, post- its, etc.)
NOTE: Attach and/or embed…
Edelson Daniel (2001). Learning-for-use: A framework for the design of technology-supported inquiry activities. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. Volume 38, Issue 3. Pages 355 -- 385.
Pappas Christoforos (2014). Instructional Design Models and Theories: Inquiry-based Learning Model. https://elearningindustry.com/inquiry-based-learning-model
Teaching Historical Events to Student With Disabilities
Our perspective of the concept of the passing of time and our place in the history of the world is important to us towards our growth and evolution. Lacking a sense of time and space, one is prone to be disconnected with the universe. While it can be frightening to be trapped in a moment in time and not be cognizant of the position in space you occupy, it is the experience people classified to have Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) go through (Tony Jones, 2013). Adolescents who have learning disabilities (LD) face a number of challenges with the strict application of Common Core State Standards for literacy when considering subjects such as social studies and history. Besides the challenges they have with reading, students with LD are required to take part in reasoning and thinking at a high level. For teachers…
Candy Bear, & Cheryl Mason Bolick. (2013). Teaching Social Studies in Middle and Secondary Schools. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: Pearson.
Carole Boudreau, Anne Rodrigue, Veronique Parent, Julie Myre-Bisaillon, & Annick Tremblay-Bouchard. (2014). Teaching History to High School Students with LDs: Pedagogical Considerations & Strategies. LD School.
Janis A. Bulgren, Patricia Sampson Graner, & Donald D. Deshler. (2013). Literacy Challenges and Opportunities for Students with Learning Disabilities in Social Studies and History. Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 17-27.
Tony Jones. (2013). History for Individuals Experiencing Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties. Nottinghamshire: Talksense.
Hernando County, Florida, is the site of one such success story; though the union asked for a raise in recent contract negotiations, it did not insist on one, instead accepting an increase in healthcare benefit payments to offset Blue Cross/Blue Shield's premium hike of fourteen percent (Marrero 2009). Though no one emerged from the deal exactly ecstatic about the situation, there was a sense of realism and pragmatism that has been notably lacking in the loud and vociferous insistences of both teachers' unions and administrative offices in many other districts and at other institutions (Marrero 2009).
t is still abysmal and largely unacceptable that educational districts and institutions entered into contracts that they were unable to uphold. t is equally unacceptable that a growing number of educators facing retirement, or already retired, are unable to receive the pension payments and/or healthcare benefits upon which they depend. The situation is…
In some districts, however, the teachers' unions and the district administrators are working more closely with each other, and with an understanding of economic realities, in ways that allow the districts to reduce costs while still providing valuable and necessary benefits to its teachers. Hernando County, Florida, is the site of one such success story; though the union asked for a raise in recent contract negotiations, it did not insist on one, instead accepting an increase in healthcare benefit payments to offset Blue Cross/Blue Shield's premium hike of fourteen percent (Marrero 2009). Though no one emerged from the deal exactly ecstatic about the situation, there was a sense of realism and pragmatism that has been notably lacking in the loud and vociferous insistences of both teachers' unions and administrative offices in many other districts and at other institutions (Marrero 2009).
It is still abysmal and largely unacceptable that educational districts and institutions entered into contracts that they were unable to uphold. It is equally unacceptable that a growing number of educators facing retirement, or already retired, are unable to receive the pension payments and/or healthcare benefits upon which they depend. The situation is here, however, and no amount of unacceptability is going to change that. more schools, teachers, unions, and administrators should take the Hernando County example to heart, and realize that they must deal with the financial mess that they have been handed. Through compromise and a willingness to see the practical realities of the situation, true security can be created.
Facilitating Teaching and Assessment
Facilitating, Teaching and Assessment
Facilitating, teaching and assessment in practice
The facilitation, teaching and assessment of nurses are important and critical jobs. Hospitals understand that it is cost effective for them to have a senior employee mentor the junior employees so that they are soon trained enough to be on their own at work. Mentors are employees that have supervisory as well as leadership qualities to teach and facilitate learners. The nurse mentor carries on the job by assessing and evaluating the methods that can be used to facilitate the nurse. These methods may include but are not limited to lectures and discussion. The processes of facilitation and teaching depends on the capacity of both the mentor as well as the learner. The following discussion will focus on mentor and learner backgrounds, learning needs of the learner and the responsibilities of both parties. It also offers…
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In recent times, researchers and practitioners are focusing more and more in understanding the role of meta-cognition in reading. This is evidenced by the opinions proposed by researchers like Brown and Palinscar and Gracia and Pearson. As there exists dissimilarity between teachings of distinct expertise and making learners conscious of the inner processes that are carried on in the mind through meta-cognition, this field of research is significant on the whole. Individual readers, more frequently, encounter trouble in gathering together the right tactics to acquire holistic comprehension of text even though they may be able to carry out distinct abilities such as skimming and scanning, tolerating ambiguity, finding meanings from context and drawing inferences. eciprocal Teaching is one technique that has established to counteract this trouble and internalize the process of comprehension. (amaiyah, 1992)
What is eciprocal teaching?
For training students to develop into active readers, reciprocal teaching…
Davis, Chris. (Fall/winter, 2000) "Literacy in the Social Studies Classroom" Center X Forum. Vol: 1; No: 1. Retrieved from http://www.centerx.gseis.ucla.edu/forum/fall00/socialstudies.htm
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School-Wide Assessment Plan
Schoolwide Devlopment Plan
Assessing the Context or Input
As a certified teacher in Special Education and capable to teach English to English Language Learners, I plan to create an assessment plan to measure abilities of students in high need areas in my school to read and write. Since I am equipped with a robust background and the essential skills to teach in these areas and to assess the needs of students who fall under this category, I will appear more subject specific and the overall improvement plan should be easier as I strive to develop and implement the correct assessment-instruction process. My focus during the first part of the project will revolve around the creation of a range of assessments in order to gather background information about my learners and instructional contexts in which we teach them. This information will then help me design my instructional plan,…
Bernhardt, V.L. (2006). Using data to improve student learning in school districts. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education.
Brooks, G.W. (2007). Teachers as Readers and Writers and as Teachers of Reading and Writing. The Journal of Educational Research, 100(3), 177-191. doi: 10.2307/27548176
Hudson, R.F., Lane, H.B., & Pullen, P.C. (2005). Reading Fluency Assessment and Instruction: What, Why, and How? The Reading Teacher, 58(8), 702-714. doi: 10.2307/20204298
Lesaux, N.K. (2012). Reading and Reading Instruction for Children from Low-Income and Non-English-Speaking Households. The Future of Children, 22(2), 73-88. doi: 10.2307/23317412
Integrated Curriculum Analysis
A teacher's main objective usually centers in arousing the curiosity of the student enough to engage them in the process of learning. Engagement can often lead to enthusiasm, and enthusiasm leads to learning. One of the most effective methods of engagement is through the use of real-world tasks. Francom & Gardner (2014) determined that many of the recent models of learning provided instruction center learning that incorporated real-world tasks and problems that support the transfer and application of knowledge. The writer Howard Hendricks said "What is important is not what you do as a teacher, but what your students learn as a result of what you do." Students in today's educational environment follow the teacher's lead but collaborate much more with other students than in previous generations. A teacher must understand that collaboration and use it as well as the available technology to ensure that the students…
Francom, G. & Gardner, J.; (2014) What is task-centered learning? TechTrends: Linking Research & Practice Learning, 58(5) p. 27-35
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Hutchison, A., & Reinking, D. (2011) Teachers' perceptions of integrating information and communication technologies into literacy instruction: A national survey in the U.S. Reading Research Quarterly, 46(4), 308 -- 329.
Nielsen, C.; DeFranco, J.F. & Malm, E.; (2015) Math, science and sustainability-enhanced career and technical education, Techniques: Connecting Education & Careers, 90(3) pp. 50-55
Teacher Preparation Programs Enabling Technology Literacy?
Enabling teachers to excel in technology-rich classroom environments needs to expand beyond training on specific systems, skills or technologies. There needs to be a strong focus on using technology to transform the learning experience so that key concepts and frameworks are learned while also providing students with the agility and flexibility the need to excel (Sheets, Crawford, 2012). Enabling teacher preparation programs is as much about understanding how students learn and integrating entirely new approaches to content and context delivery as it is about technology (Krueger, Kumar, 2004). In asking the question if teacher preparation programs are enabling future teachers to operate on technology-rich classroom environments the question also needs to be raised about how these technologies accentuate and strengthen core teaching strategies and learning initiatives. The trade-offs of technology to teaching skills et factors revolves around the ethicacy of technology training today and…
Bader, M.B., & Roy, S. (1999). Using technology to enhance relationships in interactive television classrooms. Journal of Education for Business, 74(6), 357-362.
Ball, D.M., & Levy, Y. (2008). Emerging educational technology: Assessing the factors that influence instructors' acceptance in information systems and other classrooms. Journal of Information Systems Education, 19(4), 431-443.
Clark, L.D. (2012). Technology and ethical/moral dilemmas of higher education in the twenty-first century. Campus - Wide Information Systems, 29(5), 358-367.
Kavanaugh, A., Puckett, A., & Tatar, D. (2013). Scaffolding technology for low literacy groups: From mobile phone to desktop PC? International Journal of Human - Computer Interaction, 29(4), 274.
care in the situation of Mr. and Mrs. P would be holistic in nature, grounded in a philosophy of caring. There are serious existential issues at stake, as Mr. P has wondered why God has not "taken him" already, while Mrs. P may be suffering from depression given her inability to leave the house or handle the life affairs like paying the bills. Therefore, a recommended treatment plan would focus more attention on the mental and spiritual health of the couple without taking attention away from Mr. P's physical needs. It would also look after the physical health of Mrs. P as well as her psychological needs. As holistic nursing takes a "whole person" approach, it is the ideal philosophical framework for working with this small family unit.
As the AHNA (2016) puts it, holistic nursing aims "to integrate self-care, self-responsibility, spirituality, and reflection." From the holistic nursing framework, the…
AHNA (2016). What is holistic nursing? Retrieved online: http://www.ahna.org/About-Us/What-is-Holistic-Nursing
Cameron, R. (2016). Look again at psychedelic drugs. Nursing Standard. Retrieved online: http://journals.rcni.com/doi/abs/10.7748/ns.30.44.29.s28
Shumate, T. (2013). The Benefits of Psychedelic Drug Application for Clinical Treatment of Mental Illness. Journal of Undergraduate Nursing Writing 6(1). Retrieved online: http://archie.kumc.edu/bitstream/handle/2271/1175/STTJUNW-2013-Shumate.pdf?sequence=1
This is when learning comprehension will decrease. As a result, these concepts should be used to create a foundation for everyone. (McLoughlin, 2005, pp. 125 -- 129)
This means that the ideas presented in a traditional format should be augmented with the PBL method. This will build upon the foundation that was established and it will help students to use these concepts on their own. It is at this point that the total amounts of learning comprehension will increase dramatically. Once this happens, is when the student will be able to recall these ideas at different times throughout the course of their lives.
Evidence of this can be seen with research conducted by Dobbs (2008). She determined that effectively integrating different traditional and PBL methods will help to improve learning comprehension. This is because these approaches are presenting these ideas to students in a various formats. (Dobbs, 2008, pp. 9…
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Teaching ESL Students
At least 3.5 million children every year are identified as possessing limited English proficiency and require additional support before they are mainstreamed into the regular classroom environment (Miller & Endo 2004: 786). Approaches to ESL instruction run the gamut from total immersion to fostering a largely bilingual approach to education for this group of students. The two typical program approaches are that of a transitional bilingual education (TBE) versus a structured (sheltered) English immersion (SEI) program. In TBE, students are instructed in their native language and slowly transitioned to English, and are mainstreamed within 2-3 years to an English-only environment. In the SEI model, all instruction is provided in English immediately, with no accommodations (Tong 2009). A "major challenge that schools face under the pressure of the landmark No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 is to prepare ELLs with native-like English proficiency through various instructional models…
Miller, P. & Endo, H. (2004). Understanding and meeting the needs of ESL learners. Phi Delta
Owens, A. (2010). In the Aftermath of question 2: Students with Limited English Proficiency in Massachusetts. Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants: Special report.
Multicultural education researchers and educators agree that preservice teachers' attitudes, beliefs, and understandings are important: foci in multicultural education coursework (Cochran-Smith, 1995; Grant & Secada, 1990; McDiarmid & Price, 1993; Pohan, 1996). Teacher attitudes and beliefs influence teaching behaviors, which affect student learning and behavior (Wiest, 1998)."
1996 study used 492 pre-service teachers to try and gauge the attitudes and beliefs among the group when it came to understanding diversity and cultural differences in students (Wiest, 1998).
A decade earlier leading education experts Hollingsworth was able to identify a method for helping students of teaching to challenge their convictions and apply them to their careers.
Many advocates of multicultural education suggest that field experiences be included in preparing teachers to work with diverse student populations (Pohan, 1996; Sleeter, 1995; Tellez, Hlebowitsh, Cohen, & Norwood, 1995). Sleeter (1995) describes some investigations, such as miniethnographies, that her students conduct: I regard extended…
ZEICHNER, K.M., & GRANT, C.A. (1981) Biography an social structure in the socialization of student teachers, Journal of Education for Teaching, 7, pp. 298-314.
Assessing the consistency between teachers' philosophies and educational goals.
Education; 9/22/1995; DeSpain, B.C.
Personal Development Plan for Academic Year 2014
What do I want to achieve?
The main target for this academic year is for me to improve my academic writing in school. I would like to make sure I get the basis English language writing skills and know how to do the various forms of academic writing that we will be using the course of my education within this institution. The main reason that makes me want to achieve this is the fact that in almost all the subjects that I will be taking in this school, there will be some form of official paper that I will have to write and these official papers will have to be in the form of academic structure and the punctuations and grammar must be of accepted levels and even the language must be of the college level. I have to otherwise but to concentrate…
Richard Yates, (2008). How to Improve Your Academic Writing. University of Essex Printing Services. Retrieved April 1, 2014 from https://www.essex.ac.uk/myskills/How_to_improve_your_academic_writing.pdf
teaching strengths for the content area (secondary school mathematics or science) you plan to teach.
I have decided that I will teach mathematics at the secondary school level which is a subject I performed well at when I was in high school myself. I was always at the top of my classes when it came to math and I enjoyed all of the classes that I took in the subject. So, I think it has to be the right area in which I should pursue a teaching degree.
I can think of two strengths that I have, with regard to this subject, apart from the facts that I enjoy the study and was able to perform well at the secondary level. First, on a personal level, I do not try to act like I know more than other people, even though I may have a more perfect knowledge of the…
Fontana, J.L., Scruggs, T., & Mastropieri, M.A. (2007). Mnemonic strategy instruction in inclusive secondary social studies classes. Remedial and Special Education, 28. 345-355.
Plummer, J.E., & Peterson, B.E. (2009). A preservice secondary teacher's moves to protect her view of herself as a mathematics expert. School Science and Mathematics,109(5). 247-257.
Scott, T.M., Park, K.L., Swain-Bradway, J., & Landers, E. (2007). Positive behavior support in the classroom: Facilitating behaviorally inclusive learning environments. The International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 3(2). 223-235.
Stiggins, R.J. (1999, October). Assessment, student confidence and school success. Phi Delta Kappan. 191-198.
" Ms. Parker invited those having trouble to return to the carpet area for additional instruction. She asked these students to get clipboards for their worksheets and to bring their manipulatives as well. There was some time wasted in this transition, but the students were generally eager to comply. Ms. Parker guided the students through each of the problems on the worksheet. She used her manipulatives on the board, either coins or cubes, and encouraged the students to do the same. One boy complained that Ms. Parker was "going too fast" but another student moved next to him and provided some assistance. By the time the math hour was over, most students had finished their worksheets. Ms. Parker did not require those that had not finished to stay in for recess. She collected the unfinished papers and promised the students that they would work on them together the next day…
Teaching Unit for an 8th-Grade Language Arts and Literature Class
Community, District, and School Factors
Learning Goals and Objectives
Pre-Assessments Aligned with Learning Goals and Objectives
Evaluation of Pre- and Post-Assessments
Criteria Used to Measure Student Performance for Learning Goals
Plan for Formative Assessment to Gauge Student Progress
Design for Instruction
Explanation of Selected Activities: No. 1.
How Content Relates to Instructional Goal(s) and b.
How the Activity Stems from Pre-Assessment Information and Instructional Context
Materials and Technology Required to Implement
Plan for Assessment of Student Learning During
and/or Following the Activity
Explanation of Selected Activities: No. 2.
How Content Relates to Instructional Goal(s) and Objective(s)
How the Activity Stems from Pre-Assessment Information and Instructional Context
Materials and Technology Required to Implement
Plan for Assessment of Student Learning During
and/or Following the Activity
Dorn, Charles M., Stanley S. Madeja and F. Robert Sabol. Assessing Expressive Learning: A
Practical Guide for Teacher-Directed, Authentic Assessment in K-12 Visual Arts
Education. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004.
Oklahoma Teacher Work Sample Assignment. (2003, March 11). Oklahoma Higher Education.
I am a percussion teacher, and I instruct classes of various sizes in a range of drumming techniques. My students a very diverse in terms of ages and backgrounds, and my classes can include up to twelve students. Some classes focus on group forms of percussion, such as drumming circles, which require skills for both individual and group drumming.
My teaching gradually evolved from my own practice in percussion and music. While I was not formally trained in teaching, as I work with more students, I am quickly developing a deeper understanding of the importance of teaching theories, curriculum planning, and proper assessment.
In this teaching portfolio I aim to first, summarize the feedback I have regarding my lesson planning presentation of material. Over the course of preparing this portfolio I have researched additional teaching and assessment methods, and I will outlined my preferred approaches. Finally, I will…
Asmus, Edward A. (1999). Special Focus: Assessment in Music Education
Music Educators Journal. Vol. 86, No. 2, pp. 19-24.
Booth, E. (2009). "The Music teaching Artist's Bible: Becoming a virtuoso educator." Oxford University Press. New York.
Fisher, D., Frey, N. (2007). "Checking for understanding: formative assessment techniques for your classroom." Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Alexandria, Virginia.
Teacher's Name: John Dillon
Skills (Focus Areas)
Uses engaging and motivating introduction
States learning objectives to the students
Reviews content presented in previous classes
Clearly explains all key concepts with simple examples
Models skills and strategies to be used by students
Uses various teaching strategies
Asks various questions that engage in critical thinking
Asks questions to check comprehension
Gives appropriate feedback on students answers and activities x
Responds to students' questions x
Explains instructions clearly and briefly x
Presents accurate and up-to-date content x
Relates lesson content to students' lives x
Relates content to other subjects
Uses recent technology and resources x
Varies activities to match different students' levels x
14. Demonstrates enthusiasm for the class and the subject x
15. Enriches class through variety in activity types x
1. Provides a…
teacher has in helping students develop their writing. Traditional methods of grading and scoring children's writing are being replaced in the modern educational system with feedback and constructive criticism of the work, rather than a trophy grade or labeling score. This study reviews literature previously compiled on the subject of feedback in the development of children's writing, as well as conducting original research with a small group of students and teachers that helps evaluate the role of feedback in writing, as well as determining what types of feedback are the most effective.
Overview & Evaluation of the Project
According to a seasoned author of the ritish Educational Research Journal, "Education without educational research can be governed by dogma, superstition, tradition and other forms of prejudice about what will work well and be 'good for' those involved in the educational process." (Murphy 1996) Education is an ongoing process, and even the…
Brindley, S. (1995) Teaching English. New York: Routledge.
Bush, L.L. & Santi, S. (2004, August) Designing & Assessing Effective Writing Assignments. Center for Learning and Teaching Excellence. http://clte.asu.edu/writing/
Donaldson, M. (1989) Children's Minds. London: Fontana Press.
ERIC. (2001) Grading Students' Classroom Writing: Issues and Strategies. Counseling and Student Services Clearinghouse. U.S. Department of Education. CAPS Publication.
teaching allows learning and assessment for those that are my learners, as a painting and decorating tutor with the view to self-develop and progress. e will learn how to make the most of and inspire learning and how diversity and fairness play a significant part for both teachers and learners.
Most would probably know that assessment is getting the measurement of the learners' reaction to understanding and competence in teaching instruction (Curzon pg 383). In the job as a painter and decorating tutor, assessment are very important and foremost, as in the way learners are measured against usual standards prior to exams and attaining combined standing. My proficient and personal thoughts upon assessments are that as a teacher we need to be able to utilize various of methods and skills that will be employed to inspire and really keep learners motivated while giving feedback that is constructive in allowing them…
APPLEYARD, N. a. (2010). Communicating with Learners in the LifeLong Sector. Glasglow: Learning Matters.
BLACK, P. a. (2010, May 13). Inside the Black Box: Raising Standards Through Classroom Assessment, Phi Delta Kappan. Retrieved from http://www.pdkintl.org/kappan/kbla9810.htm
COWLEY, S. (2008, March). Teaching Skills For Dummies. Atlanta: Cowans Publishing.
CURZON, L. (2006). Teaching in Further Education, an Outline of Principles and Practice. Oxford: 6th Edition. Continuum.
This presents quite a challenge for a first-year (or any) teacher, of any background. Therefore, first-year teachers will often find themselves needing, and wanting, to know more about the multicultural backgrounds of their students, but not having much time to learn about them. In addition to multicultural diversity, students, even those of the same ethnic background, will have diverse learning levels and abilities, and attitudes about learning. First year teachers therefore must find ways to motivate both the highest and the lowest achievers within the same classroom.
Another big part of the job a first-year teacher must adjust to is dealing with parents. Like any other group of people, some parents are likeable; supportive; understanding; encouraging, etc., while others are less so. Teachers must learn to be diplomatic with parents, and simultaneously honest, tactful, and encouraging to them about their children, in ways unique to this particular job. New teachers…
The task is to teach the students about the commercial fishing impact on the seal population in the ANW area. Completion would be determined by the students showing a good understanding of what all is going on.
The students, given that they are in a biology class, should have an understanding of animals and life forms like seals and the fish that are being harvested in ANW
esources that could/would be available include DVD movies, streaming movies, text books, visual diagrams and charts, etc.
Information that should be included would be what is involved in the fishing process in ANW and places like it, why seals are endangered and impacted by that activity and so forth.
An appealing way to teach the students would be to appeal to how "cute" the seals are and/or why the impact to them can be mitigated or avoided
The best methods…
Newby, T.J., Stepich, D.A., Lehman, J.D., Russell, J.D., & Ottenbreit-Leftwich, A.
(2011). Educational technology for teaching and learning (4th ed.). Boston, MA:
Pearson Education, Inc.
teaching of statistics and problems encountered in such teaching.
eaching Statistics: An Annotated Bibliography
Albert, Jim. eaching Statistics Using Baseball. New York: he Mathematical Association of America. 2003.
Baseball is a very statistically oriented sport, more so than any other sport. his book applies statistical methods and techniques to the game of baseball. Since students often have difficulty learning statistics because they are presented with examples that they have no frame of reference for, this book is ideal in that it provides concrete examples that students can use in their real lives.
Anderson, C.W. And Loynes, R.M. he eaching of Practical Statistics (Wiley Series in Probability and Mathematical Statistics). New York: John Wiley and Sons. 1988.
his is once again a practical teaching guide to statistics and probability. It is not as clear as some books, and does not use real-world examples that are relatable to the average student. Rather,…
This book is meant to be used in introductory college statistics classes. It includes a basic review of statistical concepts that students in these classes will find useful in their studies. It also includes practical exercises to help students learn statistics, as well as study tips to help students excel in these classes. It is a great book for the beginning statistics student to really get a good grasp of what statistics really is.
War, Mark E. And Brewer, Charles L. Handbook for Teaching Statistics and Research Methods. New York: Lawrence Earlbaum Associates. 1988.
This is another good teaching guide to statistics education. While not as easy to understand as some of the other teaching guides, this book is nonetheless a valuable resource tool for any teacher wanting to increase the knowledge and ability of his or her students in statistics. The book is full of valuable tips and tricks of the trade, though it is written on a more advanced level than some of the other books.
I don't grade the final draft in class, as I need more time to carefully read it and give it a rubric score (TIMELINE (http://www.kimskorner4teachertalk.com/writing/writingprocess/timeline.)"
This is a valuable aspect of the writing timeline that the teacher has developed. It provides the student with the ability to earn points on having excellent ideas and content even if the grammar and spelling is not up to par.
For many students the fear of writing begins when they turn in something they worked hard to produce and thought they had a wonderful writing idea, only to have it returned with red marks all over it for grammar errors.
Grammar and punctuation are very important elements to the lesson of writing, however, one must also consider the ideas and content that were offered as well.
Dividing the grading system into two areas, one for ideas and content and the other for grammar, spelling…
The Writing Timeline http://www.mhhe.com/mayfieldpub/tsw/wt.htm in Kim's classroom and predict the advantages and disadvantages of using a tool such as the TIMELINE. http://www.kimskorner4teachertalk.com/writing/writingprocess/timeline.html
Teaching writing to exceptional children: reaction and recommendations.
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The Bridge to Powerful Writing and Increased Test Scores: Skills and Effective Methodology for Teachers by Barbara Mariconda http://www.teach-nology.com/tutorials/teaching/powerwrite/
teaching system in the United States and elsewhere in the world. Rigorous daily challenges face teachers who are striving to offer their students the best of their knowledge with regard to their subject matter. Scenarios in which more than one subject is incorporated help both teachers and students to derive greater enjoyment and learning from their education. A teaching scenario as the one described, therefore, could be of great benefit to students aiming at a career in teaching.
Such students may for example learn much regarding the subject matter to be incorporated in the lesson, as well as specific teaching methods to impart this knowledge to students. It is for example important to gather enough information regarding the specific issues and subjects involved in order to teach effectively. A variety of research methods can then be used in order to do this.
Teaching students can also learn how to make…
teacher teach before burning out or becoming stale?
This paper looks at the ideas of whether teachers should be made to go back into learning to gain a new license after a period of time, also looking at how their time can be best used with initiating new forms and methods into the classroom.
How long can a teacher teach before he becomes stale?
Every school system has a philosophy behind it, these are based on the views and values of those who are in position to educate, along with the society that is the main sponsor of the education. (Freire, 1998).
The philosophy begins with the view of reality and definitions of truth and goodness. There are five basic philosophies of education:
Perennialism is a very conservative and inflexible philosophy of education, based on the view that reality comes from fundamentally fixed truths-especially those relating to God. With a…
Anonymous (2001) Australia's Education System [online] accessed at http://www.immi.gov.au/settle/education/system.htm
Curwin Rick. (1980 Oct), Are your students addicted to praise? Instructor v90 p60(3)
Freire Paulo (1998), Teachers as Cultural Workers: Letters to Those Who Dare Teach Boulder, Colo, Westview Press.
Freire, Paulo (1970) Pedagogy of the oppressed. New York, Herder and Herder,