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Course Meta-Reflection EDU 6526

Direct instruction is not the shiny new toy of educational theories, but in some areas, it is still very relevant (Joyce, Weil, & Calhoun, 2015, p. 340). Mathematics has lots of rules and procedures that can be learned inductively, but that … Continue reading

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Building Self-Esteem in Students

While is it not a specific task of the teacher, it is important for teachers to foster positive self-esteem in their students. Research has shown that positive human relations are related to positive human behaviors . These positive behaviors are … Continue reading

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How practical are Multiple Intelligence activities

In order to answer the question of how practical Multiple Intelligences activities are, you first need to define what those activities are and who they need to be practical for. The idea behind Multiple Intelligences is the existence of a … Continue reading

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Catching Morals

What are the implications of, “morals are caught, not taught”? Simply put, it means talk is cheap and your actions speak louder than your words. It also means people are watching you, even when you do not know they are. … Continue reading

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Does Constructivism Promote Academic Excellence?

No. That is the short answer. Constructivism appears to be a very effective method for learning, but it is merely a method. In order for it to be successful, there still needs to be a thoughtful plan and an effective … Continue reading

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Advance Organizers and Media

David Ausubel addresses the improvement of presentational methods of teaching. This is counter to the current trend away from “passive” learning (Joyce, Weil, & Calhoun, 2015). However, the use of a properly designed advance organizer takes the passive methods and … Continue reading

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Budgeting with Lewis & Clark

In lesson 2.2, Expenses and Health Rules, we learned the original budget for the Lewis and Clark expedition was $2,500. The actual expenditures exceeded $38,000. This works out to a 1,420% increase. Part of this increase is due to the … Continue reading

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Shaping the Future

In a classroom session of Instructional Strategies (EDU6526) the point was made that the educational system currently puts a heavy emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects and that in the future, there will probably be an increase … Continue reading

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