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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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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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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? - ... According to Autism and Inclusion Mandate, “The other children have also witnessed Daniel’s screaming and tantrums and kicking. They are not entirely sure why he acts this way, so they often keep their distance. Do they understand Daniel or call him at home to play. No.” (Dybvik, A., 2014, p6) Students aren’t just unaccepted, they are often picked on or bullied. According to Mrs. Joyner, a mother of an ID student in an inclusion classroom, “Her son sometimes is made fun of in the general education classroom, but does not get made fun of in the special education classroom....   [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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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 implementation of a classroom management plan will meet the needs of all students, and the environment will be one of high learning experiences. Teachers need to commit to making their classrooms safe and challenging to promote learning through the curriculum tethered to the needs of the students (Cotter, 2011). They must allocate time to be able to offer one on one with the students and make an effort to get to know them. When teachers and students have a connection, the student becomes more docile to learn (Kane, 2013)....   [tags: emotional intelligence, effective communication]
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Rethinking Silence in Elementary Classrooms - ... Benefits of Silence Creating time for silence can benefit students by increasing inner awareness, creativity, and attention. In a society that values hard work and productivity, there is much less importance placed on the ability to find calmness in an active world. Cathleen Haskins (2010) describes in her article, “The Gift of Silence”, the importance of giving children a moment to slow down from their busy routines, “When children engage in non-doing, it isn’t so much about emptying out (as it may be for some adults practicing specific forms of meditation) as it is about making room and slowing down for inner experiences....   [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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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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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-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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Lack of Integrating Technology in Elementary School - ... This could be because teachers have not fully understood the benefits of integrating technology and its transformative power in instruction. Other barriers are the beliefs of the teacher, mostly in its usefulness and the difficulties associated with the integration of technology. Some of the teachers seem to have resigned to the misconception that integrating instructional technology is a difficult exercise. The other problem is that some of the teachers are afraid that integrating technology would take time to plan and learn to use it....   [tags: instruction problem, educators]
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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 - ... 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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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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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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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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Preparing Elementary Teachers to Teach Mathematics and Science - ... Explanation of Adequacy Pre-service teachers need to be in the classroom in which they are able to have hands-on experience with the dailiness of teaching. Pre-service teachers are only able to learn to a certain degree from the textbook. Learning comes as the pre-service teachers took their knowledge of what they had been taught and then were able to use their knowledge and adjust when necessary. The pre-service teachers learned about classroom management in a number of ways which included from: methods course, instructors, elementary students, in-service teachers, their peers, and from themselves (Lowery, 2002, p.71)....   [tags: education, pre-service-teachers, ]
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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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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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Effects of Having a Cell Phone in Elementary School - ... According to a new study, 83 percent of middle schoolers, 39 percent of fifth-graders, and 20 percent of third-graders have a mobile device.” This information was based on a study done by Stephanie Englander of Bridgewater University. When in the classroom especially in an elementary school classroom children are there to learn. Children don’t have a very good attention span they are only able to focus on one thing at a time. If their cell phone were to go off in class they would be more distracted by their cell phone then they would be actually listening and paying attention to what the teacher is actually talking....   [tags: technology, digital era, cyberbullying]
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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 & Rein...   [tags: Sociology, Marriage, 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 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 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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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: Grades as a Motivational Tool]
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We Should Keep Elementary and Secondary Education Mandatory - Many people believe that school should remain mandatory because without a law such as this in place, the door would be open for many negative variables. A large number of public school systems in the United States are struggling due to budget cuts, declining standardized test scores and increased bullying and other violence by the students. By working together, lawmakers and parents can ensure that all children have the chance to be educated and for each of them to reach their highest individual potential....   [tags: Importance of Education Essays]
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The Guy Behind the Gun: Elementary School Shooting Case - ... Like many other schools Pearl High School does not allow guns on campus. But had Myrick not had a gun in his car the damage would have been much higher. This Mississippi shooting, as well as many similar ones, is not well heard of because of the fact the shooter was stopped with a gun. According to Kopel, in Utah one may carry a concealed handgun anywhere based on a fingerprint check and safety training class (n. pag.). Similarly the author states, “Anti-gun ideologues invent all sorts of fantasy scenarios about the harms that could be caused by armed teachers....   [tags: gun control, mass shooting, adam lanza]
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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 im...   [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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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/l...   [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 stu...   [tags: Classroom Management Philosophy 2014] 2970 words
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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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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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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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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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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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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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