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Exploring Strategy Effectiveness For English Language Learners Through Scholarly Engagement, Lauren Perila Dec 2015

Exploring Strategy Effectiveness For English Language Learners Through Scholarly Engagement, Lauren Perila

Honors Projects and Posters

"This exploratory project is undertaken in relation to President Leath’s ISU 4U Promise, a new university-school partnership intended to promote college access for youth historically excluded from higher education. It uses the idea of scholarly engagement, which emphasizes moving theory to practice in collaboration with the communities who have potential to benefit. My work in this project allowed me time in classrooms of the ISU 4U Promise partnering elementary schools, King and Moulton. Drawing on research about engagement and academic success among English Language Learners (ELLs) and working with teachers, I experimented with identified strategies. Over a semester, I ...


Teaching English As A Second Language, Kristen Ahlers Dec 2015

Teaching English As A Second Language, Kristen Ahlers

Honors Projects and Posters

For my honors project, I prepared and taught lessons for adult language learners for the Level 1–2 English Class at Memorial Lutheran Church in Ames, IA. I initially intended to develop materials, such as flashcards and games, to be used along with my lessons to teach English to adult language learners; after teaching a few class sessions, though, I shifted my focus. I realized that developing effective teaching strategies was more important for the students I had than creating materials. As I continued to teach, a strategy I found effective was to prepare lessons with activities that could be ...


The No Child Left Behind Era And Teacher Job Satisfaction, Amanda Malin Dec 2015

The No Child Left Behind Era And Teacher Job Satisfaction, Amanda Malin

Honors Projects and Posters

Media coverage and anecdotal evidence suggests that teacher job satisfaction has declined since the introduction of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Does the data support this common narrative? By utilizing archival data, job satisfaction rates before and after the implementation of NCLB can be analyzed, and the legislation’s effects on elementary and secondary teachers can be compared to determine whether job satisfaction has actually decreased, and if this change has affected elementary or secondary teachers more. Previously collected, large-scale, nationally representative random survey results were analyzed to determine how overall rates of teacher job satisfaction has changed in the ...


Perceptions Of Bibliotherapy: A Survey Of Undergraduate Students, Randie D. Camp M.S., Anne Foegen Ph.D., Linda Lind Ph.D., Amy Popillion Ph.D. Oct 2015

Perceptions Of Bibliotherapy: A Survey Of Undergraduate Students, Randie D. Camp M.S., Anne Foegen Ph.D., Linda Lind Ph.D., Amy Popillion Ph.D.

Randie D. Camp, M.S.

Bibliotherapy is one instructional tool teachers can use to help children and adolescents cope with their diverse needs and life’s challenges. In the context of K-12 settings, bibliotherapy is a systematic process utilizing books to transform traditional reading into an instructional strategy to assist educators in meeting the needs of all students. The study presents perceptions of bibliotherapy held by 161 preservice teachers (PSTs) and 87 non-preservice teachers (non-PSTs) and offers insight exploring 5 research questions. Data were collected using a survey which contained demographic items, rating scales, and open-ended items to gather both quantitative and narrative data. Independent ...


Building Connections, Collections, And Communities: Increasing The Visibility And Impact Of Extension Through Institutional Repositories, Harrison W. Inefuku, Nancy K. Franz Oct 2015

Building Connections, Collections, And Communities: Increasing The Visibility And Impact Of Extension Through Institutional Repositories, Harrison W. Inefuku, Nancy K. Franz

Digital Scholarship and Initiatives Publications

Over the past 20 years, university libraries have developed and manage institutional repositories—digital libraries that provide free, public access to the research, scholarship, and publications of their university's faculty, staff, and students. Although underused by Extension professionals, institutional repositories are powerful tools that can be used to raise the global visibility of Extension scholarship, highlight resources from individual initiatives and projects, provide readership statistics to demonstrate impact, and create digital archives to create topical collections and to facilitate study on the history of Extension.


Who Do You Think You Are? Vonnie, Andreas Haffar, Amber Klootwyk, Julie Doyle Jul 2015

Who Do You Think You Are? Vonnie, Andreas Haffar, Amber Klootwyk, Julie Doyle

Ethos

The beginning of then six-year-old Ja’Von “Vonnie” Latimore's immense fascination with the insect world all started with the accidental squashing of her sister’s ladybug. She couldn’t resist the temptation to take a stick from the yard, poke the bug apart and examine its parts


Bad Teachers, Kelsey Rindfleisch, Alixandria Collins, Meredith Kestel Jul 2015

Bad Teachers, Kelsey Rindfleisch, Alixandria Collins, Meredith Kestel

Ethos

Not every class can be a cakewalk. From three-hour labs to brutal exams, there are a number of factors that can take a class from an “easy A” to a nightmare in no time. But sometimes, the class matters less than who’s teaching it. We asked Iowa State students to tell us about some of their worst experiences with instructors—with any luck, your MWF 8 a.m. won’t seem so bad in comparison.


Where Are They Now?, Coreen Robinson, Mikayla Larsen, Charlie Coffey Jul 2015

Where Are They Now?, Coreen Robinson, Mikayla Larsen, Charlie Coffey

Ethos

Graduation is just around the corner at Iowa State this spring, but for many students the adventure doesn’t end once they become alumni. Iowa State boasts alumni living in every state and several countries around the world. We caught up with a few of them to see where they are now.


The Odd One Out, Jessica Tull, Mitchell Yoon, Isaac Biehl Jul 2015

The Odd One Out, Jessica Tull, Mitchell Yoon, Isaac Biehl

Ethos

I looked in disbelief at the kid who’d just snatched my backpack. I’d known him since fi rst grade, and he’d earned his reputation as a cocky prankster. We were 13 now. But we were friends, classmates… Scholars’ Bowl teammates, for Pete’s sake. Th is was a joke, surely. “Say it! Or your backpack’s going in the highway.” He mock-threw it toward the 5 p.m. traffi c in front of our high school, and I lunged for it, grabbing a strap. We wrestled over the $10 Wal-Mart bag for a few moments before he ...


The F Word, Lewis Moar, Nailah Fitzgerald, Mcclane Gill Jul 2015

The F Word, Lewis Moar, Nailah Fitzgerald, Mcclane Gill

Ethos

As a British exchange student here at Iowa State, I frequently tackle the question, “What’s most different about your home university, compared to us?” Often falling upon surprised ears, my answer is feminism—or rather, the lack of it here in Ames. Am I looking nostalgically back across the Atlantic with rose-tinted glasses while criticising the students of ISU more than deserved? Almost certainly—we exchangers love doing that.


Broken Promises, Emily Eppens, Mitchell Yoon, Mcclane Gill Jul 2015

Broken Promises, Emily Eppens, Mitchell Yoon, Mcclane Gill

Ethos

I only very recently have become confident in myself. It took me a while to fi nd my footing, to discover who I was and what I am capable of. To get to where I am now, full of potential and excitement for the future, I had to go through a lot of dark spots. I think my story is one that should be told. I am not writing to brag about myself or make me out to be this heroic, strong figure—I’m writing because I want students that find themselves in similar situations to know that they ...


America 101, Varad Dimate, Ryan Eiffert, Charlie Coffey Jul 2015

America 101, Varad Dimate, Ryan Eiffert, Charlie Coffey

Ethos

About 12 students are gathered in a small room in the old Landscape Architecture building. One of the students steps up to make a presentation on his intended major and resulting opportunities. Others take notes and make comments about the presenter on a rubric sheet. This might seem like any other English class one is required to take before graduation. However, these students haven’t yet started with for-credit classes.


He Said, Ze Said, Rachel Vipond, Nailah Fitzgerald, Isaac Biehl Jul 2015

He Said, Ze Said, Rachel Vipond, Nailah Fitzgerald, Isaac Biehl

Ethos

Thrust into the chaos of freshman orientation, you met more people than you could remember. You tried to remember their name, major, hometown…and preferred personal pronoun? Chances are, probably not.


Sexual Assault, Elaine Godfrey, Alixandria Collins, Amber Klootwyk Jul 2015

Sexual Assault, Elaine Godfrey, Alixandria Collins, Amber Klootwyk

Ethos

“I remember being at a house party. I remember someone biting me....and I definitely remember saying no.” Emily Williams* is a graduate student in agronomy at Iowa State University. Less than a year ago, Williams woke up to a man kissing her shoulder. She leapt out of bed, demanding to know who he was and she watched as the man’s expression became panicked.


Obsessed, Sam Chantarasak, Mikayla Larsen, Tomhas Huhnke, Kelly Schiro Jul 2015

Obsessed, Sam Chantarasak, Mikayla Larsen, Tomhas Huhnke, Kelly Schiro

Ethos

University life can be stressful—with seemingly endless assignments, readings, homework, social dilemmas and fi nding the balance between clubs and schoolwork, it might seem to the average student that college is the hardest challenge they have had to face so far in their lives.


Turning The Tassel, Traer Schon, Mackenzie Geary Jul 2015

Turning The Tassel, Traer Schon, Mackenzie Geary

Ethos

We go to college with the hopes of earning a degree that will one day get us a job. Although for most of our four (or more) years here, that seems like a distant and far-off achievement, but in our last year we eventually succumb to the unavoidable and begin the search. After the endless preaching from advisors, the non-stop flood of emails from Career Services and the relentless pimping of successful alumni in our department, we may start to get the idea that our dream career is just one great cover letter away. It can feel like getting hired ...


Fan-Addicts, Zachary Neuendorf, Kaley Lempke, Sam Greene Jul 2015

Fan-Addicts, Zachary Neuendorf, Kaley Lempke, Sam Greene

Ethos

Imagine the entire world wakes up tomorrow, and the idea of sports—the memories of wins and losses and the tossing balls—has vanished. Besides viewing the massive stadiums planted everywhere as playpens inserted by extraterrestrial forces, what would change? For starters, located all around your house would be sports paraphernalia of humanized animals striking warrior poses, looking vicious and unforgiving. Feeling uneasy, you would move them into an empty closet, lay a blanket over them or completely dispose of them, fearful of what they represent.


The Ames Beat: Entering The Local Music Scene, Celeste Welshhons, Ryan Eiffert, Jonathan Laczniak, Meredith Kestel Jul 2015

The Ames Beat: Entering The Local Music Scene, Celeste Welshhons, Ryan Eiffert, Jonathan Laczniak, Meredith Kestel

Ethos

Becoming involved with the Ames music scene might sound a bit difficult at first, but if you simply go to a few shows around town, you may start networking and maybe even picking up band members before you know it. Nate Logsdon is the President of Maximum Ames Records, the co-founder of the Maximum Ames Music Festival and one of the co-owners of the Iowa Music Store. One of the other co-owners of the Iowa Music Store is Bryon Dudley, who is also one of the people in charge of Nova Labs, another Ames record label.


Road Trip! A Guide To Four-Wheeled Fun, Aleks Ivanisevic, Stephanie Breen Jul 2015

Road Trip! A Guide To Four-Wheeled Fun, Aleks Ivanisevic, Stephanie Breen

Ethos

Sure, taking a long drive alone can be relaxing, but being alone on a full-length road trip can push you to insanity. When planning a road trip, it’s a good idea to go with your friends. Be selective in who you choose to travel with. Make sure you get along with everyone for the most part because you will be in a confined space for an extended amount of time. Road tripping with friends makes for better company and better memories. So, gather your squad, and get your show on the road!


Watch Your Mouth: Navigating The English Language, Andreas Haffar Jul 2015

Watch Your Mouth: Navigating The English Language, Andreas Haffar

Ethos

"Interesting words with different meanings that you may have been unaware of from around the world."

Also includes "Don't Be the Person Who".


Behind The Badge, Will Dodds, Korrie Bysted Jul 2015

Behind The Badge, Will Dodds, Korrie Bysted

Ethos

You’re driving down the street, and flashing red and blue lights appear in your rear view mirror. Time to get pulled over, or as the police call it a “traffic stop.” You were probably speeding or forgot to put your headlights on. Thank your personal deity that you haven't had a drink. You sink in your seat—the night just went from great to horrible.


Letter From The Editor, Kelly Schiro, Traer Schon Jul 2015

Letter From The Editor, Kelly Schiro, Traer Schon

Ethos

We’ve all been there—stumbling out of bed and slowly trudging through campus, half-asleep, trying to make it to that dreaded 8 a.m. class. We’d skip it, but the professor takes attendance, and we’ve already used up all three of our allotted absences. On our way to class, we can be pretty oblivious. Jesus himself could be cartwheeling across Lake Laverne (or rollerblading through campus) and we wouldn’t notice in our early morning dreariness.


Front Matter, Ethos Magazine Jul 2015

Front Matter, Ethos Magazine

Ethos

Includes "Cover", "Table of Contents", and "Spring 2015 Staff".


Who Do You Think You Are?, Andreas Haffar, Ryan Eiffert, Tomhas Huhnke Jun 2015

Who Do You Think You Are?, Andreas Haffar, Ryan Eiffert, Tomhas Huhnke

Ethos

Ethos talks to Katey Way, dressed as Princess Mononoke from the movie Princess Mononoke, about the incredibly popular culture that is cosplay; from becoming and portraying genuine characters to congregating together to collectively form a great appreciation and passion for the art.


The Future Of Currency, Jack Carney, Nailah Fitzgerald Jun 2015

The Future Of Currency, Jack Carney, Nailah Fitzgerald

Ethos

Today, we live and die by the almighty dollar. It determines where we work, where we sleep and where we spend our free time. For the past 100 years, the dollar has been the norm here in America, but things are beginning to change.


Ladies In Waiting, Sam Chantarasak, Alixandria Collins, Mcclane Gill Jun 2015

Ladies In Waiting, Sam Chantarasak, Alixandria Collins, Mcclane Gill

Ethos

“I’m going to be honest. It’s hard!” Ellie* exclaims. Ellie, engaged at just 20 years old, speaks frankly about her sex life—or lack of one. Although she is getting married, Ellie and her fi ancé have never had sex, and they won’t until their wedding night in May.


The Scars Of Yesterday, Kelly Schiro, Mikayla Larsen Jun 2015

The Scars Of Yesterday, Kelly Schiro, Mikayla Larsen

Ethos

Two years later, junior, Martha Nelson, still bears scars from a bad cutting incident during her freshman year. To this day she battles her mental disorders on her road to being cut-free with the help of therapy and medication.


Friday Night Magic The Gathering, Elaine Godfrey, Alixandria Collins, Hunter Herold Jun 2015

Friday Night Magic The Gathering, Elaine Godfrey, Alixandria Collins, Hunter Herold

Ethos

“Count these!” Someone shouts. “How many knuckle blades do you have?” “Don’t worry, I’m not gonna ankle shank nobody.” In the game room, rules are being established. Tournament brackets are being drawn. And sixteen players stand at the ready. “FNM players!” calls out a man in a dress shirt and tie. “ROUND STARTS!” Tonight is Friday Night Magic, and these are Planeswalkers, navigating the multiverse with a team of creatures, spells and enchantments of various colors and abilities. Th ey might be Liliana Vess, exercising the dark art of necromancy – or elder dragon Nicol Bolas, shattering minds with ...


Throne Of Ames, Emerald Klauer Jun 2015

Throne Of Ames, Emerald Klauer

Ethos

A map of Ames college communities styled after the Game of Thrones franchise.


War Of The Words, Traer Schon, Renae Mienes, Isaac Biehl Jun 2015

War Of The Words, Traer Schon, Renae Mienes, Isaac Biehl

Ethos

If you’ve attended an open mic night in the M-Shop this year, you may have noticed something different. Amidst the singers, comedians and lovably awkward magicians-in-training were…battle rappers? It may seem out of place at Iowa State, but members of the BattleRap club are hoping to change that—one verse at time.