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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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Readiness Tests in Elementary School - Background to the Problem Morrison (2012) reported that less than 50% of children in the grade one age cohort had achieved "mastery in the Grade one Readiness test" in 2007. According to the Vision 2030 Education Sector report, this is a test that all the children at the grade one level should be mastering. The test is intended to provide specific information about competencies and deficiencies so that corrective measures can be taken. The target was that 90% of children should achieved mastery by the year 2030....   [tags: Grade School, Testing, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Aftermath Of School Shooting: Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School - ... I will be holding a meeting which will address upcoming plans for the tragic in on dear school. I will also be pointing out six steps on how we can improve on school security so we can our students and staff members in the awake of Sandy Hook. I will be also be addressing how we can respond and also give tip to parents on how to help their child cope. We have counseling sections for our students and staff where they will have someone to talk to. When a tragedy like this strikes us, it leaves us with an unhappy ending but that should not bring us down....   [tags: school violence, safety] 697 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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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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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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Elementary School Students’ Lives versus Second Amendment Rights - The Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, introduced March 21, 2013 was a reaction to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that had occurred on December 14 the year prior. The horrific mass murder at the School in Newtown, Connecticut resulted in twenty children and six adult dead, leaving the entire country in horror and shock. In the wake of this tragedy, there was a fierce public outcry to curb gun violence. The shooter, 20 year old Adam Lanza, known for having a history of mental health issies, shot his mother before going to the local elementary school and open firing upon students and faculty....   [tags: safe schools, gun control, school shooting]
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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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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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Effects of Having a Cell Phone in Elementary School - Technology has dominated our lives in every direction. Children are growing up in a digital era; a world full of technology. Since our world is full of technology every child is growing up wanting to be a part of the latest portable technologies. Children younger and younger are exposed to the latest technologies as the technology advances. Determining whether or not it is appropriate for elementary school students to be able to carry their cell phones in school is very difficult. Parents and guardians are under the impression that technology is beneficial, but they don’t understand how children are using the technology to their benefit....   [tags: technology, digital era, cyberbullying]
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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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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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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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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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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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An Example of An Individual Education Plan for an Elementary School Student - ... Social 1. The student will improve socialization skills by responding appropriately when greeted by peers or adults, with 80% accuracy, by date. 2. The student will initiate play and interact appropriately with peers for (number) minutes, with no more than (number) prompts, by date. 3. The student, while on the playground, will participate in play activities with his/her peers for at least (number) minutes in 4/5 recess breaks, by date. 4. The student, when asked to share an object, will share the material with a peer 80% of the time, by date....   [tags: special education, disability, objectives, ] 2010 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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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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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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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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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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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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Physical Education for Elementary School Students - ... Once back in groups I will discuss the steps of catching cues; “keep your eye on the ball, extend your arms toward the ball, bring the ball into your body.” (Hastie, 2012,6.3) I will provide examples so the children can visually see how it is done keeping instruction time short. Then I will ask the children to get another partner and throw the bean bag back and forth to each other while trying to catch it. I will walk around and assist those that need further help or assistance. o Describe the equipment needed and the environment (e.g....   [tags: movement, hula hoop, strategies] 1655 words
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Implementing Sex Education in Middle and Elementary School - ... Dr. Ted Feinberg in “NBC News report” said “We need to why (increase in STD’s statistics have been so high on the ages under 22) and help our kids to be more responsible”. The desire to discover, explore, and know more about the sexual factors that triggers certain behaviors is completely common; however, protection should be a part of this exploration process. Male and vaginal condoms, birth control pills, diaphragms, and rhythm method should be part of education that is provided at schools....   [tags: strategy, tools, sexual] 682 words
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High School Should Start Later Than Elementary School - Have you ever had a restless night of sleep. The feelings of achiness and fatigue overwhelms you the whole day. Now imagine that you slept this was every night. Accomplishing simple tasks would be difficult if one is sleep deprived. Performing at your potential would almost be impossible. In order to get rid of these unforgettable feeling many people would sleep late and go to bed early. But with such early start times for high school many students feel sleep deprived and do not achieve their best....   [tags: sleep depravity, adolescents]
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American Schools and Shooting Incidents: The Massacre of The Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 - After the massacre of the Sandy Hook Elementary school, in 2012, a great deal of security measures were taken in American schools and shooting incidents became a disturbing idea for students. Shooting incidents registered in January 2014 reached 11 in the American schools, while classrooms and campuses lockdowns occur more frequently. It became a daily habit that alerts occur in the different educational institutions. Mayors Agains Illegal Guns, an organization concerned with gun control advocacy, indicates that shooting incidents registered in 2013 reached 28 in American schools and collages (TheGuardian, 2014)....   [tags: shopping mall, gun control advocacy] 1985 words
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Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting: President Obama´s Speech - According to Blitzer’s Rhetorical Situation the main components in a speech are looking for a fitting response, an audience that’s listening, constraints and a rhetorical response. (Bitzer, 1968) The speech that I used to illustrate what Bitzer’s rhetorical situation was the speech President Obama gave about the shooting that took place in Connecticut, at the Sandy Hook Elementary school. The school shooting took place on December 14th, 2012. A twenty-year-old man by the name of Adam Lanza shot and killed twenty-six people then killed himself; Adam Lanza killed twenty children and six adults....   [tags: prevent tragedies, parent, future] 527 words
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Factors Affecting Elementary School Students’ Participation in Sports - Part 1: Purpose, Problem Statement, and Research Questions “Ray. People will come, Ray. They'll come to Iowa for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. "Of course, we won't mind if you look around", you'll say, "It's only $20 per person". They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack. And they'll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon....   [tags: baseball coach, baseball players]
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My Career as a Nurse or Elementary School Teacher - Throughout my young life, I have had multiple encounters with the medical field. In both ways, good and bad, which fuel and spark my interest into a nursing program. Growing up, I have always had a particular interest in becoming a nurse. From experiencing, my young cousins and nephew being brought into the world, to feeling and seeing cherished loved ill family members fading away. The love and pride the nurses brought to my family and I is indescribable. Knowing that they cared is among the most desired aspect, I feel that can accommodate me into this particular field....   [tags: Career Essays]
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Distance Learning as an Effective Enhancement to the Elementary School Curriculum - Distance Learning as an Effective Enhancement to the Elementary School Curriculum Distance learning does not replace the existing classroom; rather it has proven to be an effective and useful tool in expanding the elementary school curriculum. Distance learning is defined as the “education for students working at home, with little or no face-to-face with teachers and with material provided remotely, for example through email, television, or correspondence” (Encarta World English Dictionary, 2001)....   [tags: essays papers]
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Observe and Analyze Two Different Elementary School Classrooms - Observe and Analyze Classroom instruction This signature assignment is about observing and analyzing classroom instruction in at least 2 classrooms. The two classrooms that I chose to observed is special education and general education. In this assignment I will give a synopsis of my observation, how the instruction differentiated to meet the needs of identified students, identify strengths and needs based on research based practice, and I will suggest what are the next steps teachers can take to improve their lesson....   [tags: Education, child observation, teacher observation]
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The Benefits of Teaching Foreign Language in Elementary School - The Benefits of Teaching Foreign Language in Elementary School The ultimate goal in many classrooms is to communicate in meaningful and appropriate ways (Slavit 1998). In the United States, American students get the opportunity to learn a second language in high school, yet it has been proven that children learn better when they are young. Some schools are taking this opportunity to teach a foreign language to elementary students. The United States may be the only nation where it's possible to complete elementary and secondary schooling without completing any foreign languages (Schulz 2001)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1476 words
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Predictions on the Highest and Lowest Achievers in an Elementary School Class - Predictions on the Highest and Lowest Achievers in an Elementary School Class The highest achievers and the lowest achievers in an elementary class can sometimes be treated differently because of their achievement levels. Without even knowing the class very well it can be determined who in the class is more likely to be a higher achiever and who is not as gifted. Even though it is evident sometimes who is the least and highest achievers a great deal of the time the best achievers can be overlooked if you simply watch a class for an hour....   [tags: Teaching Education] 863 words
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The Effects of Gender Bias on Elementary School Children - The Effects of Gender Bias on Elementary School Children “It’s a girl!” or “It’s a boy!” is typically the first thing parents hear after the birth of a child. This simple statement of fact sets the groundwork for every interaction they will have with their daughter or son, and for every experience that child will have throughout her or his life. Gender identity—the private experience of being female or male—forms a core part of one’s sense of self (Welker). The nature of this private experience is enormously influenced by what we are taught it means to be a girl or a boy, and these lessons are typically fraught with instances of gender bias—what Beverly Stitt, author of Building Gender Fai...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Parental Involvement Benefits Elementary School Childrens - Parental Involvement Benefits Elementary School Childrens Parental involvement has many positive effects on both child and parent. Some of the benefits of parental involvement for children are a significantly increased cognitive development, an improvement in the child’s motivation, a stronger parent-child relationship and, of course, increased academic achievement. Some of the benefits parental involvement has on parents are gaining a more positive attitude about themselves and their parenting skills, increased self-confidence and an increased satisfaction about their child’s school and faculty at the school (Becher, 2001)....   [tags: Parent Involvement in Education, Teaching]
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Disruptive Behavior in a Physical Education Setting - Introduction In an educational setting disruptive behavior can have a negative effect on students, teachers, and other school faculty members. There have been many studies regarding how children behave in a school setting and how positive changes can be made (Sulzer-Azaroff et al. 1988). A study completed by White and Bailey (1990) addressed how to reduce disruptive behavior of students in a physical education setting. The study used a modified time-out procedure called sit and watch. When the procedure was implemented in two physical education classes, one alternative classroom and one regular classroom, there was a decrease in disruptive behavior....   [tags: students, teachers, elementary school]
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SMART Boards to Build Math Skills - Math is one of the fundamental subjects taught in elementary school and is a necessity for overall academic survival. Young learners’ future understanding of mathematics requires an early foundation based on a high quality, challenging, and accessible mathematics education (NCTM, 2013). An engaging and encouraging learning environment helps children develop confidence in their ability to understand and use mathematics. However, math proves to be a difficult subject for many students. In a world filled with technology, it has become increasingly important to incorporate technology based-teaching in the classroom....   [tags: Math, Elementary School, Education]
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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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Teaching is a Profession of Passion - After working in the childcare profession for over ten years, teaching preschoolers, I was presented with the opportunity to go to work at a local elementary school. The class I was assigned to was for children with mild to moderate disabilities, assisting them with the academics and the social support needed to function in a general education setting. This was a life changing opportunity for me. As I sat in awe for the first few weeks, watching my new co-workers help these children with love, patents, and respect, I realized this is what I wanted to do....   [tags: elementary school, special education,teachers]
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Decreasing Class Size Enhances the Performance in Elementary School Students - Decreasing Class Size Enhances the Performance in Elementary School Students Decreasing class size enhances the performance in elementary school students. In the studies that SAGE has done, their students appeared to have “a significant achievement advantage” in all areas (Study confirms, 2001). By the end of third grade, students in smaller classes seem to read more effectively and independently (Class Size Reduction, 2001). The advantages of smaller classes are also shown between races and social backgrounds....   [tags: essays papers]
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Inner-city Elementary After School Programs - Inner-city Elementary After School Programs Inner-city elementary age kids face many challenges in and out of the classroom. These challenges range from education day in and day out, as well as, sometimes growing up in an impoverished family and community. Factors also include peers which these kids come into contact with at school, in the streets and at home. Kids today need more than ever an extra push of positive motivation from mentors. I believe that this constructive mentoring begins with after school programs....   [tags: Essay Papers Education Children ]
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Early Childhood Education: Vision, Mission, and Philosophy Statement - Early childhood is a time of curiosity, a time for play, and a time of rapid development. Every child is unique and deserving of an early childhood education that facilitates academic, social, and developmental growth through a variety of enjoyable experiences. Differentiated instruction adapts content, products and processes to meet the diverse learning needs and preferences of students (Thousand, Villa, & Nevin, 2007). Friedrich Froebel, the creator of Kindergarten, believed that children grow and learn as they play (Bruno, 2009)....   [tags: Education, elementary school]
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Later School Start Times - Later School Start Times Everyone has always hated getting up super early to go to school. As children get older they move to different schools, from elementary to middle to high school, and the start times get earlier. In elementary school it was never a problem getting up but getting older, it always got harder to get up and the days were always longer. Schools start so early in the morning that it is hard to focus and students tend to miss more of their earlier classes and attend all of their later classes....   [tags: high school, adolescents, getting up]
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Why Should School Sports be Eliminated? - “Sports are a big thing here” says Jenny, a student who moved to America from South Korea. (Ripley, Amanda. “The Case against School Sports.” The Atlantic. 4 November 2013.) Well that’s for sure. America’s high-school academic scores are lower than they’ve ever been before, but instead of worrying about that they’re sitting around worried about which team is going to win the next big game. There are all types of different sports in schools all over the country. Basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, football, tennis, etc....   [tags: Sports, School, Athletes, Education]
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More After School Programs in California - In most schools around California there are some kind of after school activities going on. After-school activities are usually sports or academic related. The kids have fun playing with other kids and are able to get help on their homework. Robert Halpern states that these activities started cropping up in the late nineteenth century after the decline of child labor and growth of education (179). At first theses programs were just individual men and women in a storefront or church letting kids play board games and relax....   [tags: education, after school activities]
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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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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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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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