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Perspectives In Learning

2009

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Effective Schoolwide Positive Behavior Interventions And Supports: The Key To Dramatic Changes In Student Behavior, Evelyn Blalock, Greg Blalock Mar 2009

Effective Schoolwide Positive Behavior Interventions And Supports: The Key To Dramatic Changes In Student Behavior, Evelyn Blalock, Greg Blalock

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As education professionals continue to focus on the critical issue of behavior management, a number of schools are turning toward the use of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS). As over a decade of research indicates, SWPBIS provides an effective, evidence-based approach to behavior management utilizing universal screening and the teaching of prosocial behavior across the campus. Reliance on data-based decision making has resulted in dramatic gains in positive student behavior for many schools utilizing a SWPBS program. As explained here, implementation of such a program requires specific but flexible steps that lead to the establishment of a SWPBS ...


About This Issue, Jan Burcham Mar 2009

About This Issue, Jan Burcham

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Brain-Based Learning: Revolutionary Science Or Common Sense?, Sheena Baker Mar 2009

Brain-Based Learning: Revolutionary Science Or Common Sense?, Sheena Baker

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The purpose of this article is to examine the brain-based approach to teaching and learning. The approach is defined, and common misconceptions and criticisms of brain-based learning are explored. Also presented are implications for classroom teachers striving to meet accountability demands while attending to the diverse needs of all students. Justification for implementing brain-based strategies is provided in light of the ever-changing landscape of 21st- century learning.


Understanding And Encouraging Student Diversity: Involving The Community, Rochelle Ripple, José A. Villavicencio Mar 2009

Understanding And Encouraging Student Diversity: Involving The Community, Rochelle Ripple, José A. Villavicencio

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The Committee on Diversity in the Collegeof Educationof ColumbusStateUniversityhas been involved in several programs since 2004 to increase the diversity in the college, both with students and faculty/staff. This has been accomplished by involving the community in and around Columbus, Georgia. This article addresses the committee’s work to adapt several strategies to develop a three-pronged approach: (1) acceptance of diversity within our ranks, (2) partnering with One Columbus, a community organization to promote diversity, racial harmony, and unity in Columbus, and (3) participation with CHISPA, a Hispanic organization intended to recruit and retain Hispanic students at CSU and ...


Support Network Involvement, Rebekah Byrd Mar 2009

Support Network Involvement, Rebekah Byrd

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Support can be derived from a variety of relationships as a way to encourage clients in therapy. It is capable of providing significant furtherance in a client’s search of becoming empowered to make autonomous decisions during therapy and after therapy is terminated. This article examines various support networks in current literary research including family, friend, and religious/spiritual/community involvement. The studies presented examine the amounts these support networks were involved with the client during and after treatment in an attempt to determine a positive effect. Research suggests that support network involvement is associated with positive outcomes for the ...


Online Counseling And Its Effectiveness, Leigh C. Sullivan Mar 2009

Online Counseling And Its Effectiveness, Leigh C. Sullivan

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In this overview of recent research, the usage of online counseling is investigated. A variety of researchers sought to find the effectiveness of online counseling, to determine the clients most likely to utilize online counseling, and to investigate the ethical implications of the practice. Conclusive evidence illustrates that the predominant advantages of online counseling consist of the anonymity offered, the convenience of the practice, and the ability to reach clients who traditionally could not or would not attend a traditional therapy session. However, alarming disadvantages to online counseling include a poorly established therapeutic relationship, delivery of services by unqualified practitioners ...


Counselor Emotional Intelligence: A Look At Counselor Impairment Issues And The Importance Of Assessment, Sarah Haase Mar 2009

Counselor Emotional Intelligence: A Look At Counselor Impairment Issues And The Importance Of Assessment, Sarah Haase

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This article examines the importance of Emotional Intelligence in assessing and managing counselor impairment. The signs and symptoms of counselor impairment, the importance of assessing impairment, and Emotional Intelligence as a way to judge and manage possible impairment are discussed. Emotional Intelligence identifies an individual’s ability to look at the emotions of self and others and can, therefore, be used as a tool for the assessment of counselor impairment.


Editorial Board Mar 2009

Editorial Board

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Book Review, Rochelle P. Ripple Mar 2009

Book Review, Rochelle P. Ripple

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Bruce, M.H., & Miller, H.B. (2007). Straight talk to beginning teachers: An instant mentor in print for secondary teachers. Willow Grove, PA: Journey Publications.


Table Of Contents Mar 2009

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The Role Of Emotions In The Classroom, Miracle Underwood Mar 2009

The Role Of Emotions In The Classroom, Miracle Underwood

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Emotions play a large role in the classroom. However, teachers often do not consider the important role that emotions play. Student behavior is regulated by emotions. To perform effectively, students need a classroom that is safe. They need to feel free to be themselves and take risks. Students need to have a relationship with their teacher that is based on the foundation of respect and expectation. By coupling academics and emotions as the focus of a classroom, teachers will see a great improvement in both achievement and behavior.


Multicultural Counseling Issues: Practicing Outside Boundaries Of Competence, Patricia G. Hays Mar 2009

Multicultural Counseling Issues: Practicing Outside Boundaries Of Competence, Patricia G. Hays

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This article examines issues of practicing outside boundaries of competency with regards to multicultural counseling. Using current research from the fields of counseling and psychology, the significance to the field of counseling, attributes of a multicultural counselor, and training necessary for competent multicultural counseling are addressed. Briefly outlined are the three dimensions of counseling competencies needed to be a culturally skilled counselor as well as consideration of the problems in the field of counselor education. This article concludes with a summary of researchers’ suggestions on how to ensure counseling students acquire the appropriate training in developing multicultural competencies to practice ...


You Are What You Eat: Healthy Practice For Young Children, Vikki K. Collins, Sallie A. Miller, H Marguerite Yates Mar 2009

You Are What You Eat: Healthy Practice For Young Children, Vikki K. Collins, Sallie A. Miller, H Marguerite Yates

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All young children can benefit from proper nutrition and physical activity. Because children spend so much time in schools, teachers can play important roles in educating children about nutrition, dietary behavior, and physical activity to foster their optimal growth and health. Eating healthy, nourishing food fosters physical growth, enhances emotional stability, and improves school performance. By planning and implementing developmentally appropriate integrated lessons, teachers can help promote healthy practice for young children.