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What are some reasons why students should not choose the topics they learn in class?
Discuss the following quote: "All educational questions are ultimately questions of philosophy."
What are some similarities between John Dewey's and Paulo Freire's theories of education?
Why should a student be assessed?
What are the elements of a lesson plan?
How is Skinner's programmed instruction theory similar to Montessori's beliefs?
What positive and negative effect does technology have on a student's development of learning?
When observing student behavior, what are some things educators should think about or consider before, during, and after observing a student?
What is the importance of teacher assessments of students?
What is the importance of the operant conditioning in humans?
Would Montessori have agreed with psychologist from the behaviorist school of psychology?
Why is education in the United States inferior to that of other industrialized countries?
Why is Howard Gardner's work on multiple intelligences so important in our educational system?
Explain the changes in American education from elementary to the college level?
What does / should professionalism mean to a teacher?
"The teleological argument fails its attempt to prove the existence of god." Analyse this statement.
Why is higher level thinking so important?
How could you incorporate an explicit expectation in one of your lessons?
How would you help a student get through the difficulty of the reading process?
What are five major classroom rules for toddlers and elementary school age children?
Why are classroom rules imperative and should be reinforced for toddlers and school age children? Why are classroom rules imperative and should be reinforced for toddlers and school age children?
Describe what collaboration looks like and the importance of collaboration in Early Childhood Education?
What is the importance of history? Why is history kept as a classrooom subject? What is the importance of history? Why is history kept as a classrooom subject?
Why is it important not to neglect the following content areas: art, music, and play when educating children? Why is it important not to neglect the following content areas: art, music, and play when educating children?
Discuss the implications of distance education.
How do the educational theories of Vygotsky affect present day classroom instruction?
Do you believe this type of reinforcement can help improve students grades and attendance? In one school district, students are rewarded for good grades and attendance with Happy Meals.
Do you feel that our current educational system has been overly feminized?
In childhood education should all activities in the classroom be higher-level thinking? Why or Why not
How much higher level thinking can one see in a teacher's classroom?
What defect is inherent in a purely classical education?
What strategies have teachers used to successfully engage lower-income students with academics? What strategies have teachers used to successfully engage lower-income students with academics?
How would you expect an administrator to support the implementation of a new reading program? Discuss
What makes a literacy rich classroom? how can the teacher accommodate learning for all students in the same classroom?
What are the pros and cons of homeschooling? Are you for or against it? Estimates vary, but somewhere between 2.7% and 5.8% of American children are homeschooled. The reasons parents give for homeschooling their children are many, but they include wanting to spend more time with their children, and to be more in control of their learning and instruction. Opponents point to the lack of ability of parents who are untrained in educational disciplines and the inability of homeschooled kids to form close social relationships outside their families. Would you ever consider homeschooling your own children? If you were homeschooled, what was your experience?
What is the significance of classroom mangement for toddlers and elementary school age children?
I need a basic outline of Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn.
Would you be for or against your school announcing that students will be graded on effort instead of performance?
Can the Indian Education be called a mimicry? In India, I see that most of the students are compeled to take a subject without their interest.That is why The percent of India goes down to 1%(in higher education).
Is New Media in the classroom a good idea or bad one? I am currently enrolled in a class in New Media. We are using tools like class wiki pages and blogs. I find them pretty helpful and moving education in a new direction. What do you think about the involvement of New Media in the classroom? Do you think it is helpful? Or the old-fashion way is better?
How does solving systems by graphing, substitution or elimination be related to a nursing career? i am doing this for a paper for my algebra class.
Mayor Bloomberg's idea is to rid the city of NY of 1500 underachieving teachers, giving $20,000 merit pay to teachers of excellence. What's your opinion about merit pay for teachers?
What is the importance of observation in the life of a practicing teacher?
Why would students like to go to college?
Is a teacher the key to increasing reading in school?
How could technology be used in a classroom using the educational approaches proposed by Vygotsky?
What are some implications of Punished by Rewards for a project? What are some implications of Punished by Rewards for a project?
How might one know that their strengths as a learner help one as a student?
When I turn around to write something on the board, a voice is heard from the middle of the class. The voice says, "That sounds boring as heck!!!" HELP I am teaching a lesson at the front of the class and explaining what the students will be doing in my lesson. What do I do (step-by-step) if someone yells that out before I start to teach the lesson?
Give an explanation of learning as a self-regulated process that builds on learners’ existing knowledge, in which learners are active participants and constructors.