Week 2 discussion – teachers’ professional life cycles


 

Week 2 Discussion – Teachers’ Professional Life Cycles

After completing this week’s readings, access the link below and read the article.

While your text touches on the topic of teachers’ professional cycles, also review the article by Aminah Paden. As you read this article, consider the following points:

  • Reflect on how you might adjust your conference after you have done an observation in a teacher’s classroom, depending on where you believe the professional life cycle of the individual teacher might fall. For example, how would your conversation be different with a novice teacher as opposed to a distinguished teacher?
  • How might this information be critical as you work with your teachers?

Your initial response is due by 11:55 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday and should be between 200-250 words. The initial posting should be a statement of your point of view on the question, supported by the required readings. 

Link:

http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/104021/chapters/Professional-Development-Today.aspx

Be sure to follow the Discussion Rubric located in the “Rubrics” section of the course main page.



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Discussion thread: helpful new strategies | EDUC 302 – Instructional Practices for Reading Teachers (D) | Liberty University


Reflect back over the last six modules and state at least three specific strategies that you feel will help equip you as a classroom teacher and why you feel they will benefit your future students. Be sure to support your ideas and opinions. You will complete two Discussions in this course. You will post one thread of at least 250 words
by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday of the assigned Module: Week. You must then post two replies
of at least 100 words by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of the assigned Module: Week. For each
thread, you must support your assertions with at least two scholarly citations in current APA
format. Any sources cited must have been published within the last five years. Acceptable
sources include our course textbook, the Bible (only once per thread), other educational books,
and research-based articles. 



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Interview questions for elementary school teachers who taught autism


 

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in the attachment are interview questions for ( Elementary school teachers who taught Autism students) please answer questions in the attachment based on that

Please do this 4 times which means i did interview with 4 teachers 

NOTE:

answers must be differences and each one must has an ideas and examples for their school day



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Professional development in schools for teachers


What types of professional development occurs at your school? Do professional development activities reflect a well-planned, context-appropriate focus on student learning? How effective is the professional development in improving student learning? What does best practice suggest? Does professional development employ adult learning strategies? Do actions and behavior of all school personnel reflect a commitment to life-long learning? Why or why not?



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Paper | EDUC 305 – Educational Philosophy for Teachers (D) | Liberty University


  

Write a 3 to 4-page paper in current APA format that conveys what is meant by a biblical worldview and a Christian philosophy of education. Also, discuss the implications of these principles in their application to educational practice. Page length requirement begins with the introductory paragraph and ends with the conclusion; it includes neither the title page nor the reference page. An abstract is not required. In addition to the Bible, cite a minimum of four references that represent the body of literature supporting and explaining biblical worldview and Christian philosophy of education. No more than 15% of the paper is to include direct quotes; therefore, you should do much more summarizing and paraphrasing than quoting. Citations are required both for direct quotes and for summarized ideas drawn from references. The format of the paper is to include the sections below with headings that follow current APA format. 

· Title Page

· Introduction

Present a strong, clear thesis statement. The focus of this paragraph is to introduce the reader to the thesis statement. The remainder of the paper should support and illustrate the main point(s) of the thesis statement. 

· Biblical Worldview

Based upon your readings of the Bible and literature on the topic of biblical worldview, convey the foundational elements of a worldview that is based distinctively on a perspective of life drawn from Judeo-Christian scriptures. Do not focus on the field of education in this section. A common error is for writers to neglect the discussion of a biblical worldview by focusing too much on the field of education, which is to be addressed in subsequent sections of the paper. 

· Christian Philosophy of Education

Based upon your readings of the Bible and literature on the topic of Christian philosophy of education, convey a basic understanding of the elements of an educational philosophy that is based distinctively on a perspective drawn from Judeo-Christian scriptures. Address metaphysical and axiological issues. Metaphysical issues relate to questions of meaning and purpose. Axiological issues relate to questions of values. Minimize the discussion of practical application to the field of education in this section. A common error is for writers to neglect the discussion of a Christian philosophy of education by focusing too much on the implications for educational practice, which will be addressed in the subsequent section. 

· Implications for Educational Practice

Discuss the implications of a biblical worldview and Christian philosophy for practical application to the overall field of education. Ensure that you discuss these implications for the field in general, but you may also proceed to specify implications for your particular area of interest. For example, if you are preparing to serve as a content area teacher, a special education teacher, an administrator, or a school counselor, you may—after addressing implications for the overall field of education—address implications for your area of service.

· Conclusion

An effective conclusion affirms the thesis statement and leaves the reader with a clear idea of how thoughts in the paper fit together to make a specific point.

· Reference Page

Cite the Bible in the body of the manuscript, but—per current APA—the Bible and other classical or holy scriptures are not to be listed on the reference page. List here 4 references other than the Bible. 

Important Information

Academic integrity: Plagiarized papers will be rejected, even self-plagiarized papers. Every paper will be evaluated for originality by SafeAssign, which reports to the professor the degree to which your paper is suspected of plagiarism. The following tips will help you avoid any problems with plagiarism:

Direct Quotes: No more than 15% of your paper should be made up of direct quotes. Therefore, do more summarizing and paraphrasing than quoting. Short quotes should be in quotation marks and longer quotes should be indented (see current APA style guide). If you do not set off direct quotes in this manner and/or do not cite them, it is plagiarism. 

Ideas and Facts: If the idea or fact is not your own, you must cite its source. When not directly quoting, summarize or analyze the idea in your own words. 

Submission: Submit the document by the due date in Blackboard through SafeAssign, which is a program that checks for plagiarism. 

References and Citations: Below are links to sources you might find helpful as you prepare:

· Articles and Websites 

o What’s a Christian Worldview? (Focus on the Family)

o Biblical Worldview: What It Is, and What It Is Not (Christian Worldview Journal)

o Developing a Biblical Worldview (Foundations for Living)

o What Is a Christian Worldview (Israel Wayne)

o The Importance of a Christian Worldview (The Gospel Project) 

o On Education (Francis Schaefer)

o Writings in Christian Education (Calvin College)

· Journals: Many journals on the topic are available via Liberty Databases.

o Christian Worldview Journal (BreakPoint: The Chuck Colson Center)

o ICCTE Journal (International Christian Community of Teacher Education)

o Christian Education Journal (Biola University)

o Christian Perspectives in Education (Liberty University, School of Education)

· LU’s Jerry Falwell Library: Click this link to search Liberty Databases of academic sources. Recommended search terms: biblical Christian worldview, Christian philosophy of education.

· Bibliography: Books on Biblical Worldview and Christian Philosophy of Education

· Course Readings: Relevant readings from present and past courses may be incorporated as appropriate, e.g., textbooks and articles.



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Workshop for teachers of the gifted


DIRECTIONS: After reviewing the module resources and the readings, complete this assignment. Consult additional research. 

Will be submitted via turn it in 

For this assignment, you will design a Workshop for Teachers of the Gifted that addresses the best ways to develop the creative potential in students who are culturally diverse and twice-exceptional. Creative behaviors can be misconceived for special populations. It is up to the educators to recognize how the behaviors of these students are exhibited. Educators must also use these behaviors as a catalyst to develop academic skills and creative potential (Lynch & Harris, 2001). Follow the steps below to design your creativity workshop for teachers of the gifted:

  1. Give a brief description of the relationship or interdependence of giftedness and creativity (provide research support).
  2. Provide an explanation about the need to approach creativity development for special populations differently than traditional gifted students (provide research support).
  3. Offer modifications and supports for teaching three (3) special populations groups:
    1. African American
    2. Hispanic
    3. Twice-Exceptional
  4. Include information about the topics below for each of the three (3) groups identified above.
    1. Creative behaviors (e.g., sense of humor)
    2. Misconceptions by educators or others (e.g., talking out of turn/disruptive)
    3. Problems faced by students in the educational setting (e.g., lack of interest)
    4. Needs of students  (e.g., development of self-concept, sense of belonging)
    5. Teaching strategies and learning activities (e.g., role-playing and storytelling)
  5. Be sure to provide research support for each topic above.



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