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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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Departmentalization in Elementary Schools - One of the main struggles for principles and school boards in elementary schools is wondering if the district should switch classes, therefore this debate has been going on for a long time. Expert’s opinions vary, so greatly, that the vote has gone on since 2006. So far, some districts have tried out departmentalization, but the group is not widespread. The schools that have integrated switching classes start at either kindergarten or fifth grade. Some, but not an innumerable group, have started in fourth; furthermore, some schools would rather start at kindergarten for the reason that starting them at that age has them already prepared for middle school when they reach that step in their li...   [tags: Principles, School Boards, Elementary School]
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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 - There is a rising issue in today’s education system to whether or not we need to require and when the education system should start the second language learning in the school system. Some say that education system should wait until the students have reached high school and others say to start it young. Other school officials have said that they should require it in high school because they’ll remember the language better. Experts say that the education system needs to start it young while the child’s brain is like a sponge....   [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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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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Observation of Preschool and Elementary Classrooms - People always say that children are the future, and they are right. That is what makes understanding how children develop so crucial. Understanding how children develop has many important implications; it can help parents raise their children more efficiently, assist society in making informed decisions about policies regarding children’s welfare, and to help us to understand human nature (Siegler, DeLoache, & Eisenberg, 2011). An important part of understanding how children develop is understand the ways in which they learn....   [tags: Behavior Stages, Language Development]
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iPads and Tablets In Elementary Classrooms - Tablets and iPads are being used in elementary schools to advance the technology in classrooms. Some say that these devices are being used in classrooms because elementary students in this generation are already using these devices at home for learning. Schools all over the United States have begun to carry out million dollar plans to supply their students with Microsoft, Apple, and Samsung electronic “notebooks”. Many schools have hopped on the bandwagon and decided to incorporate iPads and Tablets into their curriculum....   [tags: Technology Advancements, Schools, Education]
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A Career in Elementary Education - So you want to be an elementary school teacher. It’s a challenging career, requiring patience and social skills, as you have to be able to wrangle a room filled with rambunctious children. Once you get through the tough stuff, the career is filled with immeasurable rewards. Being an elementary school teacher is not just going into a classroom and teaching kids how to add numbers, where something is on a map, or how to write. This career is far deeper than that, you will build a relationship with each and every student and ultimately build the foundation of the students’ future education....   [tags: Education Career Essays]
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Inclusion: Is it Effective at the Elementary Level? - Inclusion is where children classified as Intellectually Disabled (ID) are put into a regular classroom instead of a special education classroom. Previously called mental retardation, ID, as defined by the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY), is a term used to describe a child with certain limitations in mental functioning, and in skills such as communication, personal care, or social skills. (2011) These limitations will cause a child to develop more slowly than a typical child....   [tags: inclusion, intellectually disabled, id children]
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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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Bullying at the Elementary Age - No matter where you go, bullying is just around the corner. There’s no certain age for anyone to become a bully. Movies make it high school the biggest place for bullies to be created; but in the real world, that’s not the case. Bullying is a serious issue and can happen anywhere at any time to anyone. Bullying within an elementary school begins right from the very first day of school. By the end of Kindergarten, over 20% of students report being bullied within that year. By the end of elementary school, 9 out of 10 students report being bullied at one time or another....   [tags: playground, physical, verbal, cyber] 515 words
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The Elementary and Secondary Education Act - ... The educators were only required to fulfill three factors: “whether the school’s program is based upon sound educational theory or principles, whether the school’s program is reasonably calculated to implement the educational theory effectively, and whether, after a period of time sufficient to give the program a legitimate trial, the results of the program show that language barriers are actually being overcome.” (Bhargava) In 2002 when the No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law under President Bush it held the foremost legislative provisions that would apply to the Migrant Education Program....   [tags: academic achievement, EEOA] 747 words
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STEM Programs in Elementary Schools - Technology continues to evolve, yet this generation seems unwilling to evolve with it. True, teenagers are infatuated with the newest iPhone, but only the lucky few actually have an interest in its inner workings. This is largely due to an under-emphasis on technology. Computer science is nothing more than a vague concept for many students. In a media-dominated culture that idolizes athletes and entertainers, computer science may not seem glamorous or worthwhile to students. In short, athletic and cultural groups reign; academic activities fall to the wayside....   [tags: technology, stigma, support] 644 words
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The Culture of Elementary Teachers - ... In relation to the experiences that became helpful in teaching, I was led to wonder about the knowledge gained with experience of first years in teaching and in increasing years after. Concluding that, not so different from other aspects of teaching, the first years are mainly learning and adapting. For Mrs. Jackson her first response was that you learn “Classroom management”. As I gathered from each of the teachers that those are indeed the years that you learn to adapt to the children and the job; how to compensate for different levels of learning and emotional needs, conflict resolution, and involvement such as “work ethic and time requirements beyond the classroom” says Mr....   [tags: my ethnography, professionals of education] 1528 words
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The Cleveland Elementary School Shooting - ... Some of his offenses as a juvenile and an adult were crimes such as, possession of drugs, possession of illegal weapons, vandalizing private property, firing an automatic pistol in Eldorado National Forest, and being an accomplice in an armed robbery. While he was jailed he attempted to take his life twice, once by hanging himself and the second by cutting his wrists. He received a psychiatric evaluation while attending a rehab clinic in Stockton drug and alcohol clinic. The counselor says while interviewing Purdy he claimed he hates his mother and could chop her head off....   [tags: gun violence, stockton massacre] 1146 words
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Social Victimization in Elementary Education - Parents and teachers do not fully understand the severity of social victimization by the bully in elementary education. The issue has been linked to poor academic performance, student’s committing suicide and even school shootings. The short term and long term effects on these young victims are countless. Parents and institutions must understand that quick and one-size-fits-all fixes will not address this issue completely. Education of this issue must be full spectrum, working from the bottom of the pyramid (the student), to the middle (the parent/teacher), to the pinnacle (the leaders in charge of running and developing the education systems)....   [tags: bullying, bully]
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Effective Teaching in Elementary schools - Effective teachers are those that can develop the knowledge and skills they need in the classroom, they are well prepared, and produce higher student achievement (NCATE, 2013) . Teacher effectiveness is assess through the grades students get in the classrooms but a much more comprehensive system for assessing teachers is needed to determine their preparedness to enter the classroom as a sole practitioners. Teacher preparation is composed of two elements the knowledge they poses of the subject to be taught and knowledge and skill in how they teach that subject (NCATE, 2013)....   [tags: emotional intelligence, effective communication]
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Rethinking Silence in Elementary Classrooms - There has always been a great deal of value placed on class discussions and open communication between peers in elementary classrooms. The benefits of effective communication in the classroom have been researched and proven many times over. As a result of this association between talk and success, silence has come to acquire a negative connotation. These negative feelings that educators have toward silence in their classrooms is causing an oversight of the potential benefits it has to offer. The research provided in this paper aims to change the way educators perceive silence and encourage teachers to rethink the amount of importance they place on talking....   [tags: teachers, strong silence, weak silence]
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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...   [tags: Education]
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Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre - ... With the combination of college and homeschooling by his mother, Nancy Lanza, Adam earned a GED. Throughout school, Lanza was known for his intelligence, but he seemed nervous to many. Teachers and other students took notice to the amount of friends he had. Lanza had no true friends throughout most of his life. Which lead to him being a homebody and resorting to other hobbies to get him by. Such as, spending time with his mother who was a gun enthusiast and took her sons shooting at ranges quite frequently....   [tags: school shootings] 1441 words
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East Memorial Elementary School - Analysis of East Memorial Elementary School Professional Development Activities Introduction East Memorial Elementary (EME) is consisting of Kindergarten through Fifth grades. The school is a part of Weld County School District Six (WCSD 6). The population of the school is a little over 500 students. The school is in Greeley, Colorado about an hour north from Denver. An Analysis of professional development was conducted to see how efficiently the training is changing attitudes, knowledge, and skill of the teaching staff....   [tags: Analysis, Activities, Action Plan]
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Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting - The deadliest school shooting to have ever happened in the United States at a high school or grade school, happened less than two years ago. On December 14th, 2012, Adam Lanza, who was twenty years old at the time, shot his mother, Nancy Lanza, four times and then brought firearms to his former grade school Sandy Hook Elementary, and fatally shot twenty children and six adults. Then the shooter put his own gun to his head and fatally shot himself. All of the children were between the ages of six and seven years old, and all six adults who were shot and killed were females who worked at the school....   [tags: United States, Mass Shotings, Gun Control ]
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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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Houston Elementary Shcool - ... It was an exciting learning opportunity to be given the chance to assist many students with their class work, reading, and missed homework. Assessments, class work, instructional methods, and engagement strategies were presented in a wonderful way by Ms. Hohlt. Observations and Experiences Instructional Strategies Many different Instructional strategies are used in Dana Hohlt’s first grade classroom. The variations of strategies are important to student success because each student learns in a different way....   [tags: poverty stricken, reinforcement] 1197 words
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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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I Want to Become an Elementary Teacher - Forest E. Witcraft once said “One hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in or the kind of car I drove. But the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” Many people think that “Those who can, do, those who can’t teach” (What Teachers Make) but what those people don’t know is how much hard work and training goes into become a successful and effective teacher. Description of Career Elementary school teachers are not only responsible for academic achievement, they are also responsible for providing students with a stable, clean and safe learning environment....   [tags: college and career research]
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Lack of Integrating Technology in Elementary School - Lack of integrating technology in elementary schools It has been the goal of educators to integrate technology in all levels of learning. Educators believe that if this goal is properly implemented and supported, it may bring about a positive experience for both teachers and students (Ertmer & Leftwich, 2009; Simon, 2002). In their research, Cradler and Bridgforth (2005) concluded that technology applications can support higher-order thinking by engaging students in authentic, complex tasks within collaborative learning contexts....   [tags: instruction problem, educators]
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Elementary Education: Foreign Languages in the Classroom - ... How well children listen also constitutes how well they will listen for the rest of their lives. Learning a foreign language will improve their listening skills because they have to pay attention to how a word is pronounced in order to speak the word themselves. Learning a foreign language in high school or as an adult does not develop those listening skills to the same level. As people grow older, they have a stronger ability to read and write then they did as children, so they will rely heavier on reading and writing capabilities rather than hearing capabilities to learn a language....   [tags: techniques, listeners, learning] 593 words
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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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Cognitive/Social Development of the Elementary Student - The elementary years are full of major milestones of both cognitive and social development. These elementary milestones as described by Piaget include primarily the concrete operational stage where children develop logical thinking skills including the ability to distinguish personal thinking skills (Bukatko and Daehler, 2012). Elementary educators and care givers have a responsibility to provide and environment rich in play and peer interaction as well as focused on the appropriate zone of proximal development, pushing towards the development of higher level thinking skills....   [tags: Cognitive Development, Social Development ]
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Career Research Paper - Elementary Teacher - ... In addition, , a teacher may have to attend staff or club meetings, be required to go to parent teacher conferences and might even chaperone field trips. For teaching methods, depending on the teacher and what subject they teach, they may be more comfortable giving lectures, having discussions or demonstrating lessons, or all three. As a teacher, clear objectives and an understanding of what students want to achieve is very important. Some basic knowledge an elementary teacher will need to have is English language skills and an understanding of philosophy and religion....   [tags: Students, Art] 643 words
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Elementary School Teacher - As a future elementary school teacher, I would like to teach my students how to respect and understand people who come from different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, and people with special needs. Children need to be made aware of differences in people that way they can become more tolerant and understanding. Over the past semester we have learned about a lot of different philosophers that all have different ideas relating to teaching children and people in general. Matthew Lipman is the founder of Philosophy for Children, a program many teachers have implemented into their classrooms that teaches children critical thinking and reasoning skills....   [tags: teaching, children, critical thinking, reasoning]
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Boys’ Behaviour In An Elementary School Classroom - This paper will look at boys’ behaviour in an elementary school classroom from an education professional standpoint. Specifically, how to modify the aggressive behaviour of boys who speak out of turn in class. It will look at the effect that behaviour specific praise has on aggressive behaviour. Multiple forms of differential reinforcement will also be examined in regards to how to transform a boy who acts out for attention into a boy who understands his behaviour is not necessary. Differences between girls and boys in an elementary school classroom will also be considered....   [tags: Classroom Management ]
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Advantages for Musical Education in Elementary Schools - Advantages for Musical Education in Elementary Schools In recent years there have been financial cutbacks in a variety of “extra-curricular” programs at the elementary education level. One that has come under fire has been the need for education in music. Though many schools throughout the United States have different “choirs”, that perform different types of music, ranging for classical to popular music, most do not actually teach the fundamentals of music. According to John Benham, writer of the book “Music Advocacy: Moving from Survival to Vision”, it is believed that “Music education in the elementary school level is a vital aspect of a successful school’s curriculum.” That being said,...   [tags: teaching and learning] 1015 words
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The Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting - On December 14th 2012, just 11 days before Christmas, an awful tragedy happened in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty-six people were shot at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. This awful event left a lot of unanswered questions and rumors about that day. The reason for that is because the shooter killed himself after shooting twenty young children and six adults. This tragedy open the eyes of everyone; made you want to hug your loves one just a little tighter, appreciate what you still have and never take a day for granted....   [tags: tragedy,violence, checks, gun sales] 2011 words
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Adam Lanza and Sandy Hook Elementary - ... Superintendent Janet Robinson commented, “A lot of children are alive today because of actions the teachers took.” (Circa Part 10) A total of twenty-six individuals were tragically murdered because why. That answer will never be answered since Lanza committed suicide at the scene as police were on their way, which leaves no closure for the victims’ family and friends. The Newtown, Connecticut shooting caused an increased in protection at schools by implementing new gun laws and changing America’s views about the importance of safety....   [tags: school shootings] 693 words
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My Experience at Little Elementary with Susan - I learned many things from my experience at Little Elementary with Susan. One of the things I learned is that many libraries and librarians are similar in many ways. Another thing I learned was how to collaborate by watching Susan at work. I also learned many new aspects of the online catalog my district uses. Lastly, I learned how to look at a subject/topic/curriculum the grade is learning and think of ways to integrate technology into it. One of the disadvantages of being in a library setting is that you are really an island of sorts....   [tags: teaching techniques, education ] 598 words
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Strategies to Prevent Bullying in Elementary Schools - ... From the majority of the evidence presented above one theme can be identified: education. Education of faculty and staff, as well as victims, bullies, and other students will help quash incidents of bullying and victimization. Students not directly involved in the bullying incident need to be educated, as well. Students need to know how to react and help their peer when they see bullying and harassment occur (Brunner & Lewis, 2009). Students who are supported by their peers while they are a victim will be more likely to report the bullying behavior and work through the issue....   [tags: effective intervention strategies]
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The Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School - ... She continued to talk about different ways in which teachers change students lives. The ways that teachers help their students does not always have to be related to education. Being a teacher also means teaching your student’s lessons about life that will help them make a positive difference in the world. This could be lessons about how to be respectful towards others or even just ways to positively impact yourself and the others around you. Another topic that Mrs. Roig brought up was that at every moment of your life “…you are always changing, evolving and growing….”(Roig, Kaitlin) Before she said this I knew that the experiences that we go through change who we are....   [tags: teaching, empathy, social skills] 1096 words
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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 - Following the high unemployment rate of Indonesian youths, the Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia urgently launched Character and Creativity Initiative (CCI) (Indonesia Launches GPF ‘Character and Creativity Initiative’ Education Initiative, 2013). The initiative, announced during 9 - 12 December 2013 educators training, recognises the lack of creativity development in Indonesian school system and the need of it. As creativity development begins in early age, Indonesian elementary schools should reform their current educational system in order to develop children’s creativity....   [tags: education, culture]
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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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What Makes Elementary School Teachers Special - ... Although the job of teaching comes with all these responsibilities and a small salary, the career is still worthwhile to help in the growth of the world’s future leaders. Teaching young children may seem tiresome and frustrating, but among the advantages of time management and creativity, it is definitely a job to consider. One advantage that elementary school teachers have is their long vacations (“Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers”). Most elementary schools have several breaks....   [tags: a profession in education]
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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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We Should Have Computers in the Elementary Classroom - Every day of our lives we use technology for basic communication, such as the telephone for talking, a computer for word processing, research and so on. In school, teachers communicate to students by giving them instructive lessons about math, reading, writing, science and etc. According to Robinson’s Changing Education Paradigms, schools are teaching students as though they were “factory based”—where elementary students are accordingly grouped by age instead of their skills and talents. How can a school teacher be sure that all of the students are on the same page, intellectually, to move forward to the next lesson....   [tags: communication, computers]
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Changes in Elementary Education within the United States - Changes in Elementary Education within the United States of America From Mann to Dewey, elementary education has been an integral part of the American society. For hundreds of years, young children have been taught the importance of obtaining an education and putting it to good use. Yet, as time has progressed, colonial elementary education compared to present day elementary education has differed. Elementary education has undeniably changed over the years within the United States, from the country’s birth to present day....   [tags: education, american society]
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Why We Should Have Computers in Elementary Classrooms - Every day in our life we use technology to do our basic communication, such as a telephone for talking, a computer for seeing and so on. In school, teachers communicate to different students by giving them class lessons about math, reading, writing, science and etc. According to Robinson, schools are teaching students as “factory base.”—Where elementary students are accordingly kept by their age instead of their skills and talents. How does the school/teacher stay sure that all of the grade students are on the same page, intellectually, to move forward onto the next lesson....   [tags: communication, collaboration, self-esteem, learn]
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Prevalence of Obesity in Children Introduced in the Elementary School - ... It was decided that females showed higher concentration to males (Rocha, 2013). The third study was conducted on students from ages of six to nine. This study had the lowest rate of obesity 3.6% (Rocha, 2013). The founding of this study weighed more on the aspect to what mother or parent was feeding this population of the study (Rocha2013). The children will be eating what the parents are feeding them. The fourth study concentrated on children from the ages of three to seven. This study concluded that subject were 26.0% above the appropriate weight for the age when BMI was considered (Rocha, 2013)....   [tags: Brazilian community studies]
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Preparing Elementary Teachers to Teach Mathematics and Science - Summary of Research Study The article that is being critiqued is Construction of Teacher Knowledge in Context: Preparing Elementary Teachers to Teach Mathematics and Science. Pre-service teachers were placed in an elementary school in a Texas school district. The qualitative research took place as pre-service teachers went into the classroom and experience hands-on teaching math and science. Teachers need to knowledgeable in all subject areas. During this study pre-service teachers concentrated on mathematics and science as the focus....   [tags: education, pre-service-teachers, ]
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Transnational Community Literacy: Exploring the Franklin Elementary Surroundings - Transnational Community Literacy: Exploring the Franklin Elementary Surroundings The surrounding community of Franklin Elementary contains a highly diverse population of varying ethnicity, language, and socioeconomic status. However as I strolled through the surrounding community, I was shocked by how similar the community appears in comparison to a typical mainstream suburban community. Located only 2 miles away from Brigham Young University campus, the environment surrounding Franklin Elementary had average sized houses, wide streets, churches, traffic lights, traffic signs, gas stations, and many other things found in a typical American neighborhood....   [tags: community, text, observe]
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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] 1240 words
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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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School Retention and Reading Intervention in Early Elementary School - The last few years have seen an increase of attention concerning academic accountability and the emphasis on social promotion. The U. S. Department of Education (1999) reported, “Neither social promotion or holding kids back without help is a successful strategy for improving learning” (p. 4). This push for change has set into motion the question, does retention in the early years account for substantial academic development. “Efficiency of instruction is important for all children and critical for children at risk for reading failure, who may have more to learn in less time than their peers” (Musti-Rao & Cartledge, 2007, p.13)....   [tags: education, improving learning ]
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The Guy Behind the Gun: Elementary School Shooting Case - On December 17, 2012, a man shot twenty-seven people—twenty of which were children—at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Had there been a gun for the school’s defense, the amount of those killed could have been significantly lower. As Adam Lanza entered the building, armed and ready to kill, a good guy could have shot him, saving many lives. Guns control prohibits good people from having the ability to stop the bad guys. Gun control laws should be loosened because they violate the Constitution, decrease protection, and it is proven that gun control laws only result in higher crime rate....   [tags: gun control, mass shooting, adam lanza]
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