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Transition from Elementary to Middle School - Children confront many transitions throughout their lifetime that can be stressful. They face their first transition from home to school, elementary to middle school, middle to high school, and high school to college or work (Schumacher, 1998). However, the transition from elementary to middle school seems to be harder for adolescents due to the personal changes of puberty. Research suggests that roles, expectations, and responsibilities are the primary concerns of students (Akos, 2002). In order to make this transition easier, programs such as “blocking, shadowing, or buddies” need to be implemented the year preceding middle school and continue through the first year of transition....   [tags: Elementary Education, secondary education]
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Reading in the Content Areas in the Elementary Grades - Abstract Learning to read in the content areas is a critically important skill that students must be taught. Educators must teach students the specific skills and strategies necessary so that they are able to read, write, comprehend, and critique information from many different sources. If American students are going to be successful, literate individuals who are able to compete in our global society, educators must find the initiative to have students learn specific reading strategies that will help them to understand and comprehend content area material....   [tags: Elementary Education, primary, early education]
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Foreign Language Classes Should be Required for Elementary Students - ... For example, Abbott, who is the director of Education for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages states that “beginning foreign language instruction early sets the stage for students’ to develop advanced levels of proficiencies in one or more languages.’ (Abbott et. al. 1). This can lead to the better understanding of the English language and could possibly allow the student to be trilingual. Other “Research shows. . . [learning a second language] positively influences achievement in other disciplines, and results in higher achievement test scores, especially when the study of a second language begins in the elementary school years.” (Stewart 11)....   [tags: Elementary Education Essays]
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Elementary Education - The Career Choice for Me - Elementary Education - The Career Choice for Me The obstacle of finding a career is something we are all faced with at one time or another. Fortunately for myself, I found this decision to be a very easy one. I come from a family of teachers. Therefore, it did not take long to decide that teaching was the career choice for me. After deciding on the education field, I then felt the need to choose a major. I chose elementary education because I felt it would allow me to teach a wider variety of subjects to my students....   [tags: Teaching Elementary Education] 466 words
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Grades as a Motivational Tool: My Positive and Negative Experiences with Motivation in Elementary School - For years, students, parents, teachers and other curious individuals have wondered if grades are the proper motivational tool for students. From one teacher’s standpoint, my grandmother, who was a high school math teacher for over 30 years, has always told me in years past that grades are a false sense of achievement or failure. And she defiantly did not believe in giving tests and engraving the score in her grade book so administrators could determine which of her students had the potential for a successful career and which ones would be flipping burgers....   [tags: Elementary Education, early childhood, primary]
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Motivating Elementary Students with Games - In her case study, “Around the World,” Nancy DeFrates-Densch describes Ms. Owen’s attempt at motivating her third grade class with the use of games. The game that is described involves the students moving around the classroom or “around the world.” One student begins by standing by the desk of another and those two students have the chance to answer the question asked by Ms. Owen. The student who gets the question right first moves to the next desk and so on. This game is “played at least once per week [and most recently] using multiplication problems” (DeFrates-Densch, 2008)....   [tags: Elementary Education, early childhood, teacher]
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Elementary Education - Elementary Education Before her tragic death in space, Christa McAuliffe left us with her inspirational words, “I touch the future. I teach.” Since I was in second grade, I knew, without a doubt, that I wanted to be a teacher. After considering my options and analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of being a teacher, I came to the conclusion that being an educator was the only profession that would completely satisfy me. Consequently, I have encountered a lot of criticism because of my decision....   [tags: School Philosophy Teaching Essays] 1932 words
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Elementary Technology - Elementary Technology Is computer technology appropriate in the elementary school system. If it is beneficial, then why isn’t it implemented in all school systems. In the same state two schools can be as different as black and white when it comes to what is available to students. Oneschool has elevators, brand new computers in every classroom for everystudentwith high speed internet connection, an Olympic sized swimming pool,a gymnasium, a tennis court, and a brand new library with new books for everystudent....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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A Career in Elementary Education - ... At East Carolina University to become an elementary school teacher, the title of your degree is Elementary Education, this degree is a Bachelor’s degree, but many people will further their schooling and get a Master’s as well. As an Elementary Education major, you will need to choose a concentration. A concentration is a specific subject in which you are the most interested in. If you choose to be a science concentration, this does not mean you cannot teach a social studies class, because as an elementary school teacher you will most likely be teaching multiple different subjects, as previously stated....   [tags: Education Career Essays]
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Interdisciplinary Elementary Physical Education - Trampolines in math class, soccer in Spanish class, and capture the flag in history class. Sounds like a fun way to learn right. It is. The fun of correlating physical activity and movement with all ranges of classes is one of the reasons why interdisciplinary teaching is one of the successful forms of teaching. What is interdisciplinary teaching. Interdisciplinary teaching is a style of teaching that integrates two or more subjects into a lesson plan. For instance, correlating math within science, language arts within physical education, history within music, no matter what subjects correlate with other subjects of a students curriculum, this puzzle piece teaching method goal is to enhance the learning experience, ability, and knowledge in each study areas (Cone)....   [tags: Education]
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Elementary School-Aged Child - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 43.6 percent of children ages five to eleven missed more than 2 days of school in two-thousand and ten because they were ill (Bloom, 2010). Routine proper hand-washing could cut this number down exponentially as evidenced by a study conducted in Detroit: 305 children from Detroit schools were subjected to a test of the efficacy of hand-washing and it was found that 24 percent fewer absences due to respiratory illnesses and 51 percent fewer absences due to gastrointestinal illnesses were reported when proper hand-washing was performed routinely (NSF, 2007)....   [tags: Health, Hygiene, early Education]
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Volunteering at Cleveland Elementary School - The volunteer site that I work with is Cleveland Elementary School. I tutor 7th and 8th graders girls on Mondays and Fridays after school. I have about 15 students in the program that my sorority established called White Roses. I’ve been volunteering at Cleveland since October 2009 twice a week as well as hosting special events during the weekend or weekday nights in which they have an opportunity to come to University of the Pacific and spend some time with college students. The White Roses purpose is to serve the adolescent female population in the Stockton Unified School District....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1180 words
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East Memorial Elementary School - ... This type of thinking could lead to the school to have a stagnant mentality which leads to the school to stop growing. The major people involved in defining the problem are East Memorial elementary school leadership and the school staff. The leadership team would need to be involved in defining the problem and finding interventions to help in prove EME professional development. It could be concluded from the situational analysis that the PD’s at EME are not efficiently changing the “…attitudes, collaboration, knowledge levels, skills, and practices of individuals” and therefore learning is not occurring....   [tags: Analysis, Activities, Action Plan]
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Social Studies in The Elementary Classroom - In 1892, the National Education Association appointed a Committee of Ten to look at the general curricula for high schools. The Committee's report outlined, for the first time, a history program approaching the comprehensive programs seen in European education. In 1896, the American Historical Association appointed the Committee of Seven to make a thorough study of history in the secondary schools here and in Europe. The Committee's report had a considerable impact on the high school social studies curriculum....   [tags: Education]
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Social Victimization in Elementary Education - ... Students in enrolled in elementary school or middle school are in an important developmental stage of identity discovery. Bender, Brisson, Jenson and Willford argue that “during adolescent education students are establishing friendships and peer group identities and the changing nature of these relationships during these transitional periods have been associated with increases of bullying and peer victimization” (362). The mental stresses of being ostracized from rumor, belittled in public and being excluded from activity can leave students with severe mental trauma lasting for years....   [tags: bullying, bully]
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Dickins Elementary Library Transformation - Bentheim (2010) explains the transformation in the school library at D.L “ Dusty” Dickins Elementary School in North Las Vegas. Bentheim used authentic experiences with stations in the library to focus on thematic word study, writing, media literacy, author study, reader’s theatre, games, and guided reading. Bentheim provided direct support reading instruction to students who were below grade level. Gifted students were placed on a special team that worked together to design the reading garden that would be built outside the library windows....   [tags: Education ]
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Elementary School Teacher - ... Students need to be able to justify and support their thinking and ideas. “The improvement of student thinking depends heavily on students’ ability to identify and cite good reasons for the opinions they utter” (Lipman, 429). Lipman wants students to be able to know why they are thinking what they are thinking and what it means. Students have to feel a sense of intellectual responsibility, by feeling responsible for their own thinking and therefore their education. They need to be able to realize and understand errors in their own thinking and be able to correct themselves....   [tags: teaching, children, critical thinking, reasoning]
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Cognitive/Social Development of the Elementary Student - ... Another major milestone of elementary education is the development of higher level thinking skills. Bloom’s Taxonomy reflects the levels of complexity of thought from simple to complex including the ability to remember, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate, and metacognitive realization (Nobel,2004). A 2001 revision of Bloom’s work grouped the cognitive processes into four types of knowledge: Factual, conceptual, procedural and metacognitive (Ormrod, 2012). Elementary aged students historically have had experience with the declarative types of knowledge but should though modeling, scaffolding and collaboration mastery of procedural and metacognitive reasoning can be encouraged....   [tags: Cognitive Development, Social Development ]
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Current Practices of Keyboarding in the Elementary School - In the not too distant past keyboarding, or touch-typing, was a skill learned by those pursuing a career in business. College bound students would use keyboarding for those required college papers, but soon after graduation forget it. Things have changed. With the personal computer in homes, school, and places of employment, keyboarding has become a necessary skill for almost everyone. The high school business typing class became the middle school technology curriculum, and now has become the elementary computer keyboarding class....   [tags: Educational Technology ]
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Piaget's Learning Theory in Elementary Education - Piaget’s Learning Theory in Elementary Education In order to support children’s growth educators try to provide a stimulating classroom environment. They implement different strategies, tools and practices to help achieve this goal. Since educators play an important role in children’s development they should be familiar with developmental psychology and know of its educational implications in the classroom. There are two major approaches of developmental psychology: (1) Cognitive development as it relates to Piaget and (2) social development as it relates to Vygotsky....   [tags: Education]
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Developing Creativity in Indonesian Elementary Schools - ... It is not enough to change the curriculum and the subject contents, teachers and educators are also important for the process of creativity. Both Kudryavtsev (2011) and Robinson agree that children are naturally creative (TED, 2007; The RSA, 2008). However, adults are essential in helping children to put their natural creativity into cultural context by determining appropriateness (Kudryavtsev, 2011). Grohman and Szmidt (2013) emphasise on teaching for creativity instead of creative teaching....   [tags: education, culture]
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Elementary School Teaching - Elementary School Teaching Elementary School Teacher Elementary school teachers teach pupils at levels kindergarten through sixth grade or, in some cases, through eighth grade a wide range of academic, social, emotional, and motor skills. They plan and present programs of instruction using methods and materials to meet the needs of the students. In order for all this to happen though, Elementary School Teachers must have a passion for educating as well as love children. Education requires dedication, organization, and thought out lesson plans on a daily basis....   [tags: essays papers] 777 words
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Use of the Internet in Elementary Schools -      ABSTRACT:  By looking at certain WEB sites (AskEric, PBS, KidLink, Interactive Frog Dissection, Hillside Elementary School, and Dade County Schools) this paper examines the ways the WEB is used in elementary schools. In addition, this paper addresses some controversial issues that arise when the WEB is used in elementary classrooms.   The development and growth of the Worldwide Wide Web have had an enormous impact on several areas including government, business, and even education. The WEB facilitates the quick and easy exchange of information between millions of people....   [tags: Technology in Education Essays]
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Elementary Physical Education - Elementary Physical Education The effect of physical education on elementary students is noticeable through all types of skill development. From personal experiences, people can conclude that there is more to games and activities than just expending energy to relieve and calm younger children. The main focus of my ideas is mainly directed towards motor skills, relationships and how they contribute to student learning, and setting and achieving goals as well as the five areas to which I set beliefs, theories, and assumptions....   [tags: Papers] 781 words
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No Sex Education in Elementary Schools! -       Have parents lost all control in the decision of when to teach their children about sex and sexual matters. In some states across America, it sure seems that way. Over the past decade, seventeen states have adopted mandates to teach comprehensive sex education, and thirty more have supported it (internet). West Virginia schools have implemented sex education in most high schools, but it may seep even further down, possibly to your community's elementary schools. While people are divided and confused in their concerns of this class being taught in grade schools, I disagree with the course being studied from kindergarten through third grades....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Computers in Elementary School Classrooms - Computers in Elementary School Classrooms Technology has influenced many aspects of life, but I think that it has influenced education the most. I am going to be an elementary teacher after I graduate, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to learn how computers will help me to teach. I will be focusing on how technology influences the development of young children. Today the computer has worked its way into the classrooms of our elementary schools. To some this may seem a little early to start teaching children about technology, but the studies prove that the computer is a productive learning tool....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays]
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Critical Review: It's Elementary - It's Elementary takes a look as to whether or not gay issues should be discussed in schools and how such issues should be treated. Its not often that adults get the chance to hear what children think about homosexuality. When asked to respond to the discussion the school children responded in a frank and earnest manner, some especially in the younger grades with an instinctual sense of fairness and democracy towards homosexuals, particularly those facing adversity. Unlike opposing teachers and parents who thought discussion would expose alternative lifestyles and encourage homosexual sex, the children in the video were far more interested in name-calling, non-traditional families, and gay/lesbian stereotypes....   [tags: Film] 680 words
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Computers in Elementary Education - Computers in Elementary Education When trying to describe the meaning of education, one might think of the relationship between a teacher and a student. The essence of this relationship is stregthned by the teachers' ability to adapt to the students needs. With many advancements of society and technology, today's teachers are better equipped with tools so powerful that the standards of yesterday are being challenged more frequently. Among these great tools exists the computer and the Internet....   [tags: School Technology Papers]
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Teaching Elementary School Science - Teaching Elementary School Science The National Science Education Standards have set the standards for teaching science. Under Program standard B the standards discuss the best ways children learn science. Program standard B states ì the program of study in the science should be developmentally appropriate, interesting and relevant to students lives: emphasize student understanding through inquiry,, and be connected with other school subjects.î This sums up what teachers need to be doing un their classrooms to teach science....   [tags: Education Learning Essays]
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Elementary Classroom Management Plan -   A.        THEORETICAL INTRODUCTION Philosophy of Classroom Management             My personal philosophy for managing a room is not so much as management but rather a way for both my students and I to enjoy time together learning and performing fun lessons.  It would be ideal if I did not have to worry about managing students but rather know that they will be well behaved and ready to learn, but ideally this is not realistic.  Yet I believe that at any time you have to have a management plan it should be one of mutual respect and understanding, with these two ideas working together the classroom will run itself.  Of course rules will need to be set at the beginning of the year and the students, as well as, the teacher need to understand them fully and what consequences are going to take place. No deviation from the plan should have to occur once it is implemented.              I know I am a very optimistic, easy going person, so it will not be hard for me to make my classroom fun, however, I also believe in hard work because every individual has to be responsible for one’s destiny.  So I strongly believe that we need to take all that it is offered for free and most especially our education, because without it we will not go far.  Part of my philosophy will be to educate my students to the importance of their education for their well-being and for their futures.  My students will know that there is a time to learn and a time for fun and together we can do both.  Assumptions the Nature of Young People and Learning             Students, especially elementary school students, are like sponges they are ready to absorb and retain many lessons if we give them the chance....   [tags: Classroom Management Philosophy 2014] 2970 words
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We Should Have Computers in the Elementary Classroom - ... The way I incorporated things in my head was to do them hands on; I was a tactile learner. Therefore, I believe that kids have different ways of learning the same concept. Gray summarizes that a student could be a primarily visual learner, auditory learner, or tactile learner. All three main learning styles are addressed by using a computer, such as seeing a picture of an elephant, reading a description, and feeling the keyboard with their fingers. Communication and collaboration is more effective amongst teachers and children using computers, making it a comfortable atmosphere....   [tags: communication, computers]
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Changes in Elementary Education within the United States - ... By the 1750s, literacy rates in the New England colonies were the highest they had ever been. Around seventy-five percent of males and sixty-five percent of females could read and write. However, in the middle and southern colonies, these percentages were lower. Although the literacy rate had highly improved since the beginning of colonial times, girls were still receiving very little education. With many still being taught the basics of becoming a housewife. It was not until the nineteenth century that young girls finally had the chance to receive a proper education (“The History of Education”, n.d.)....   [tags: education, american society]
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Effects of divorce on elementary-school aged children - In America, divorce rates are at an all time high. A divorce between the parents of elementary students can be devastating in a young child’s life. Divorce causes stress for children not only at home, but also at school. Children of divorced or separated parents often have to commute between houses. Not only do they have to deal with the pain of parents separating, they also may feel as if they caused their parent’s problems. Parental divorce has negative effects on children’s academic achievement, social life and success in their lifetime, specifically for elementary school students (Neighbor, 1992; Tucker, Friedman, Schwartz, Criqui, Tomlinson-Keasey, Wingard, & Martin, 1997; Kinard & Reinherz, 1986)....   [tags: Sociology, Marriage, Education]
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The Importance of Using Creative Methods of Teaching in Elementary School - Thinking like a child seems harder to do, as we grow older. We lose touch with our inner imagination, and begin to think in a robot fashion. All of our creativity, originality, and imagination are concealed behind our new adult philosophy of doing daily routines, and fitting in with others. But why do we try so hard to fit in with everybody else. Weren’t we taught in elementary school that being different is OK. What has happened to us. When did things become so black and white in our world. Perhaps it is that parts of our minds are trained by secondary, and college professors to become uniform thinkers, or maybe it happens inside ourselves as we grow....   [tags: Early childhood education, teacher, primary]
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Effects of Sustained Silent Reading in the Elementary Classroom - Introduction Many elementary schools promote sustained silent reading time. In sustained silent reading, students read silently for a designated time period every day in school. It will usually last for about 20-30 minutes. They select their own reading material and are not asked to answer comprehension questions or write book reports. Sustained Silent Reading is based on the theory that the more a student reads, the better the student will comprehend what they are reading. This will lead to better attitudes about reading, higher test scores and a better vocabulary....   [tags: Education]
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New York State According to Elementary School Teachers - When writing a textbook for the State of New York, I would direct my textbook toward college students who are looking to become Elementary School teachers. It is nearly impossible as an Elementary school teacher to know everything there is to know about New York State when on top of it they are also teaching other subjects. When thinking as a teacher, I think it would be a good idea to break up the book according to topic/time period. For example, the Antebellum Industrialization, immigration, and reform (1825 -1860) would be the chapter name and then the history of New York during that time....   [tags: American History]
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School Retention and Reading Intervention in Early Elementary School - ... The researcher also considered 10 articles, which explored intense early grade intervention methods. The early intervention programs included 62 elementary schools from 17 states, which covered seven of the nine, Federal Census Regions of the United States (Jenkins, 2013). The 32 school districts averaging 3.1 years of participation in intervention programs are considered in the research; they are evenly distributed between cities, suburbs, towns, and rural areas (Jenkins, 2013). These articles laid out the details of each study as follows: • Seven kindergarten students and one first grade student received 20 minutes of supplemental reading instruction for three days a week for sixteen, twelve, and eight weeks (Musti-Rao & Cartledge, 2007)....   [tags: education, improving learning ]
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The Role of The Science Notebook in Our Elementary School - School Population: Our elementary school serves a diverse group of about 600 students within the Denver metro area. Currently, we have one document camera that is shared within each grade level, but this technology is in high demand, and often cannot be checked out when needed. With our 21st century learners, the document camera is quickly becoming an essential tool for our science classrooms. Our school expects larger class sizes in 2010-2011. Greater access to the document camera in the science curriculum would aid in the development of higher-level thinking and spontaneous exploration of the physical world....   [tags: Educational Issues] 1374 words
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We Should Keep Elementary and Secondary Education Mandatory - ... Many school systems have now developed a firm set of truancy laws which help crack down on the parents whose children exceed the school’s set number of allowed unexcused absences. This is being accomplished by imposing fines and even prison time in some states with additional fines being imposed for each subsequent occurrence of absence. Again, this is one way to keep parents accountable and involved in their child’s education. The current Georgia compulsory school attendance law reads that “every parent, guardian, or other person residing within this state having control or charge of any child or children between their sixth and sixteenth birthdays shall enroll and send such child or children to a public school, a private school, or a home study program that meets the requirements for a public school, a private school, or a home study program” (“Mandatory”)....   [tags: Importance of Education Essays]
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Cirriculum Development at Thomas S. Stone Elementary School - Thomas S. Stone Elementary located in Prince George’s County School District, is experiencing the implementation of a new initiative mandated by the state of Maryland called America’s Choice. The goal of America’s Choice new curriculum is crafted to make the teachers and students more accountable in raising student’s test scores in order to make AYP (Annual Yearly Progress). More than half of our students are illiterate and many don’t speak English. This research paper will explore the philosophical and psychological foundations, socioeconomic factors, curriculum design approach, curriculum development approach, aims, goals and objectives of curriculum development, the strategies used for implementation and the evaluation criteria and issues....   [tags: education, public schools,] 1799 words
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Reducing Behavior Problems in Elementary School Classrooms - Reducing Behavior Problems in Elementary School Classrooms is a practice guide that offers strategies on how to reduce behavior problems. The guide provides information on how to identify specific problem behaviors. It describes how to modify a student’s environment to support positive behavior. It offers teaching techniques to promote and reinforce good behavior. In addition the guide shows that with collaborative relationships and a school wide approach the reduction of behavior problems is attainable....   [tags: Behavior Management] 895 words
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I Want to be an Elementary School Teacher - Why I Want to be an Elementary School Teacher Why do I want to become an elementary school teacher. There are so many different things I love about teaching that it is hard to answer this question. The main reason is that I want to transfer my knowledge and ideas to children who can further the things I have taught them to become successful. Many teachers throughout my life have been a big inspiration to me. They have taught me many things about basic knowledge and also about life....   [tags: Teaching Philosophy] 448 words
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My Personal Outlook on Elementary Education - My Personal Outlook on Elementary Education I believe that teaching is the single most important aspect of life. Not only is teaching an imperative career, but teaching outside of the profession is very important. People gain knowledge of new things every day and learning is something that continues throughout your whole life, in and out of school. My personal experiences in life have made me want to be a teacher. These influences come from my family and teachers that I have had. My aunt taught elementary school and is now the superintendent of education in our county; my younger sister let me teach her as we were growing up and a combination of these inspired me to pursue a career in education....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teaching Essays] 1046 words
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Observing a Child at Elementary School Recess - A Child at Elementary School Recess This observation is of a 10 year old male child during his lunch recess at an elementary school located in the South Bay area. The student participates in a day treatment program for children with emotional/social difficulties. The length of this observation was approximately forty five minutes. For the purpose of confidentiality this student will be referred to as John. In the first section of this observational analysis a brief description of the program which John participates in will be given....   [tags: Observational Social Skills Psychology Essays] 1441 words
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Discipline Methods for Elementary School Students - Ms. Davis had just finished setting up her classroom for the new school year. This would be her second year teaching at Southern Maryland Elementary School. Last year she had problems getting the children to listen to her and cooperate. The current school disciplinary method was different in each classroom. After a teacher felt that he or she could not handle a student anymore, they would be sent to the principal's office. For serious offenses, the student would be suspended or even expelled. She did not want the same thing to happen this year because she felt that it wasn't helpful....   [tags: early childhood education, primary school] 1245 words
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The Role of the Government in Developing Elementary Education - The Role of the Government in Developing Elementary Education Government played little role in education prior to the nineteenth century because of many reasons, one of them being Laissez faire. Laissez faire was the philosophy of the government that it was not their role to get involved in the lives of the people. Edward Baines wrote about the state of education in 1846 and said "it is not the duty of the government to feed the people… these are things that the people can and ought to do themselves" some thought this was the way God wanted things to be....   [tags: Papers] 2189 words
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The Role of Religion in Elementary & Secondary Education - Freedom of Religion is a liberty considered by many Americans to be one of the defining aspects of their country, but a line is drawn when one person’s freedom infringes upon another's. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” “With those words, in the First Amendment to the Constitution, the fledgling United States of America became the first nation to place into law the notion that religious beliefs were a private matter for individuals who had the legal right to freedom of conscience, and that no government had the right or authority to dictate what religious opinions people shall or shall not hold.”1 “What schools need is a moment of science”....   [tags: Education] 1554 words
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Gauging Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Education - Parent involvement, whether in the form of physically volunteering in the school, fundraising efforts, attending school events, helping students with homework, attending PTA meetings, or other types of involvement, is significantly lacking at St. Clements school and other schools across the nation. Lacking parent involvement deprives young students of opportunities for greater achievement, limits resources and benefits available to parents, teachers, and the school, and reduces cultural continuity (Galper, Feeney, & Seefeldt, 2011)....   [tags: Education, elementary]
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Use of Technology in Physical Education - Teaching Physical Education in an elementary school can be a rather difficult task. Even when the subject of PE is brought up in a casual conversation the general response is something to the effect of “all you do is roll the balls out and watch the kids play.” If the teacher does not keep things interesting, class participation will fall by the wayside. There are many ways to combat this lack of understanding in PE. The teacher must always be able to relate classroom activities to the real world, higher order thinking must be involved and there must be an effective use of technology to keep students active....   [tags: elementary Education] 1006 words
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The Portrayal of Christopher Columbus in Elementary School Education - Christopher Columbus has been portrayed in different ways at various times throughout history. In his own time he was not famous for "discovering" a new land, but hundreds of years later he is. Slightly over one hundred years ago the United States proudly celebrated the quatercentury. Approximately 24 million people attended a great international exposition in Chicago marking the event (Thernstrom, 1992). In stark contrast is the controversy that was ignited over the 500 year anniversary of Columbus' voyages....   [tags: American America History]
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Content Analysis of Student Learning - Content Analysis of Student Learning For most people who have ridden the roller coaster of primary education, subtracting twenty-three from seventy is a piece of cake. In fact, we probably work it out so quickly in our heads that we don’t consciously recognize the procedures that we are using to solve the problem. For us, subtraction seems like something that has been ingrained in our thinking since the first day of elementary school. Not surprisingly, numbers and subtraction and “carry over” were new to us at some point, just like everything else that we know today....   [tags: Education, elementary, primary education]
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Instructional Unit Analysis: Improving Students' Reading Comprehension - What I Did If you think of the most important thing that a student learns in elementary school it would be reading. Reading is a lot more than just decoding the words on a page. Reading is understanding or comprehending what you read. In the classroom, it is the hardest thing to teach to students because of this I developed a unit on comprehension. This taught students how to remember what they read so that they were able to re-tell their favorite stories to other people. I created this comprehension unit using different lessons to help teach different comprehension skills to the students....   [tags: Elementary Education, literacy, early childhood]
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Similar Students, Different Results: Why Do Some Schools Do Better? Additional Findings: Elementary School Curriculum Program and API: A More Detailed - I reviewed an article conducted for Edsource as part of a larger study on why similar students have different results. The article focused on which school curriculum programs are associated with higher levels of student achievement. Specifically, the research sought to determine if application and high usage of a particular curriculum program correlated with high achievement levels based on California’s Academic Performance Index (API). The research was conducted using surveys among principals and classroom teachers in California....   [tags: Education ]
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Teaching The Slow Learner In Elementary School - Abstract An underachiever in school can find themselves grouped under a generalized classification much too easily. A child should not be grouped with a group of underachievers and be placed under one certain classification and this happens much too often in our schools. A teacher must be aware of very specific and very personal problems that can cause a child to be considered an underachiever or a slow learner. Confusion regarding this topic needs to be reduced in our schools. Some teachers are just too quick to identify and also to attempt to correct learning disabilities without the proper training or knowledge on the subject....   [tags: Special education, Learning Disability] 1402 words
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Using Technology to Enhance Elementary Education - Introduction Even though too much technology will cause the child not to think outside the box but look for other technology to bail out the child's thought process, technology does allow the child to learn quicker. Because technology allows the teacher to develop lessons at the child’s pace and learning level and Visual and interactive technology allows the child to learn and correct their errors without feeling hurt or discouraged. Children need real-life experiences with real people to benefit from available technologies....   [tags: Education, Technology, early childhood education]
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My Philosophy of Classroom Management -   A.     Theoretical Introduction   My philosophy of classroom management is that the management of elementary classrooms require several things.  Among patience, determination and motivation are: flexibility, careful planning and consistency.  A well-managed classroom did not get well-managed without a teacher who planned, had a flexible vision and was determined.  Any new teacher, who is asked, will say they want a classroom with as few behavioral problems as possible as well as one that is easily manageable.  But any experienced teacher, who is asked, will tell those new teachers that classrooms do not come "well managed".  They have to be made into well-managed classrooms.  These experienced teachers would also encourage by saying that it is not easy, but that it is not impossible to have a manageable classrooms.  On the other hand, they would be quick to add that all classrooms will have behavioral problems at some point or another.  This is proven to be true to anyone who has been in an elementary classroom, whether they were a teacher, observer or a student themselves.  But what teachers can take to comfort is that they can prepare themselves.  The first thing that is needed is flexibility.  Being able to evolve with changing needs is something teachers need to acquire quickly.  Adaptability can make or break classroom climate.  A teacher who is not flexible and wants things one way, will find themselves in a power struggle that will be hard to reverse.  Also, the negativity will build up and make teaching unpleasant for the teacher and learning unpleasant for the students.  Being able to "go with the flow" will help teachers tremendously.  The second thing needed for classroom management is careful planning.  Now this does not mean having everything planned to the last detail, but instead, it means having at least a vision of what you, as a teacher, want your classroom to be like.  This would include everything from the way desks should be arranged and the order subjects are taught, to the type of activities given to enhance a lesson.  Planning of these things will help classroom management run much more smoothly.  Finally, classroom management requires consistency, particularly with discipline.  Inconsistent teachers who discipline only half of the time it is needed, send mixed messages to that child as well as to his/her classmates.  Teachers need to remember that following through with what they said helps the child remember that their undesirable behavior will not be tolerated and that there are consequences for their actions.  Consistency is a skill that teachers should make sure they have when they step into a classroom.  Flexibility, careful planning and consistency are key components, I think, that teachers would find helpful when dealing with classroom management....   [tags: Elementary Classroom Management 2014] 3300 words
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