• Behavior Modification Methods And
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    Education in the United States is a continuous source of controversy. How should the generations be taught? This is an extremely important and in depth issue that has many levels. Each level has its own disagreements. One particular level of education that has been researched is whether or not behavioral methods are effective enough to be used in the classroom to improve academic performance. As can be seen in the data included here, there are many forms of positive reinforcement contingencies t...
  • Natal Environment Children Poverty Learning
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    The cognitive and IQ development of children is very diversified in the United States, in the next pages I will try to provide an explanation for such diversity. Knowing that 40. 8% of those in poverty are children (Blank 1997) and knowing their IQ scores and cognitive abilities are not equal to those of greater socioeconomic status, I am inclined to think that poverty and cognitive development have a correlation. My review of literature focused on why the children of poverty are over represente...
  • Cooperative Learning Direct Instruction
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    Cooperative learning, or student- centered instruction is not a new concept. It has been utilized in nearly all academic settings and grade levels for the past decade. This group approach to learning promotes improved academic achievement, better attendance, higher motivation, and an increased interest for the subject and classmates. Industry specialists have deemed the ability to work well with others one of the most important skills necessary for success. Research and studies have proven its e...
  • Cooperative Learning Base Group
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    During the weekend I spent learning about the theories and structures of cooperative learning, I was captivated by five components of cooperative learning. I intend to use these five in my own classroom. They begin with the introduction games Pleased to Meet You and Knotting Acquaintance followed by the creation of base groups and finally STAD and TGT. These are five basic, yet exciting ways to use cooperative groups in the classroom. I will use the first two introduction games at the start of ...
  • Education Changing For The Future
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    During the past few decades we have seen a shift from Industrial work to Information technology work. Recently our country has just recovered from an economic depression. This depression was a "wake up call" for many people, as they saw highly educated professionals loosing their jobs. Why, were these educated people loosing their jobs-Did they break the rules, not get along with their bosses, or loose their cool No, they did not have the flexibility, versatility, and cooperative skills that are...
  • Solar System Learning Planet Assigned
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    Sara Bartolo 11/20/00 Grade 4 Solar System I. Pre- Instruction Phase 1. NYS Standards: ELA Standards 1, 2 & 4- Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking for -information and understanding -literary response and expression -social interaction MST Standard 6- Understand the relationships and common themes that connect mathematics, science, and technology and apply the themes to these and other areas of learning Social Studies 3- Use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understandi...
  • Cooperative Learning In Middle School
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    Background: This paper will discuss how to use cooperative learning and its benefits in the middle school. Most of the research presented here is in the area of mathematics, although cooperative learning works in any subject. The use of cooperative learning as an instructional strategy is on the rise. Currently, about 62% of middle school teachers use it (Leonard, 2000). I chose cooperative learning as a topic so I can learn to make effective use of it in the classroom, specifically with mathema...