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Motivating Urban Middle School Math Students While Considering Their Attitudes And Perceptions, Benjamin F. Harper Iii Dec 2004

Motivating Urban Middle School Math Students While Considering Their Attitudes And Perceptions, Benjamin F. Harper Iii

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This final project reflects the research of an urban middle school mathematics teacher to improve the motivation and performance of his eighth grade students using a variety of proven techniques, including eliciting positive attitudes and perceptions toward mathematics and the educational process. The study of attribution theory and the use of rewards and incentives can be useful when trying to elicit positive attitudes and perceptions from students. Teaching in an urban setting presents many challenges, but it is the challenge that motivates and makes it an exciting place to teach.

The research section is followed by a series of sixteen ...


Least Restrictive Environment For Students With Disabilities, Kristin Talada May 2004

Least Restrictive Environment For Students With Disabilities, Kristin Talada

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

As the number of students with disabilities in our classroom today grows, it is important to make sure we, as educators, do as much as possible to accommodate our students. Therefore, my research question is: Can fourth grade students with identified disabilities obtain the same level of academic achievement in the general education classroom with consultant services as compared to a pull-out program in the resource room? In order to answer this question, I reviewed literature, and obtained data through an observation checklist. The observational checklist was based on five specific academic behaviors shown in the general education classroom as ...


How Children Learn To Spell In First Grade, Jennifer Tudisco May 2004

How Children Learn To Spell In First Grade, Jennifer Tudisco

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study investigated how first grade children learn to spell. It targeted first grade students in an urban elementary school in Western New York who are learning to spell. The researcher examined the influences that affect a student's ability to learn, the characteristics of spellers, and the strategies that teachers and students use to help them with spelling, whether teaching or learning. Data was collected through the analysis of writing samples, observation checklists, and early literacy assessments, interviews with students, questionnaires for to parents, and surveys given to first grade teachers.

Children learn to spell in stages and use ...


Wait Time- Is True Science Understanding Worth The Wait?, Kathleen E. Kennedy May 2004

Wait Time- Is True Science Understanding Worth The Wait?, Kathleen E. Kennedy

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Science can be defined as a way of knowing about the natural world. From the time they are born, humans have a natural curiosity about everything they observe. Teachers need to foster this desire in their students as well as provide them with a vehicle in which they can discover the natural world. For this reason, teachers should help students develop an understanding of the definition of inquiry as well as the skills necessary to use inquiry in the science classroom. One tool that can be used is Wait-time. Wait-time can be defined as the periods of silence that follow ...