Tag: Students

Is Montessori Special Education and Autism Friendly?

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Sensory Stimulation The Montessori Method is rife with sensory stimulation, which is one of the most important aspects of education for many students with special needs Many of the toys contain various textures, colors, and patterns, which can…

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How to Make Scholarships Effective for the 21st Century

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Roughly one-third of college students are the first in their families to pursue degrees, and a quarter is both first-generation and low-income. This combination is often quite challenging. Only 11% of low-income, first-generation students earn a college degree…

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Basic Instructional Techniques and Accommodations for Students with Learning Disabilities

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In todays classrooms, more and more students are taught in the regular education setting. As the prevalence of students with learning disabilities increases, both special educators and regular educators need to modify their teaching strategies to match the…

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What Is Hybrid Learning and What Are the Advantages?

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What Does a Hybrid Class Look Like?   Hybrid classes can take many forms: The instructor delivers a lecture in class. Students perform assignments online, post the results on message boards and discuss them remotely. The instructor posts…

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How Can Community Colleges Improve Degree Attainment?

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The bachelors degree has long been considered the cornerstone of student achievement at four-year institutions of higher learning throughout the U.S., while community colleges (CCs) are known for their shorter vocational programs. These paradigms, however, are in flux….

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Spanish Verbs that begin with LL

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If LL- Verbs Are Confusing… … then the remedy is to learn meaningful sentences using them. The good news is that, except for the last verb in the list, all these verbs are regular: llamar(se), llegar, llenar, llevar…

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Spanish Classroom Activity: Teaching the Present Tense Verb Conjugations: Recitation with the Blackboard

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There’s no escaping the six-part conjugation chart, and having students fill-in-the-blank for the missing conjugation–or pronoun–is a good practice tool. But there comes a time when your students must learn to produce the appropriate verb conjugation for a…

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Teaching High School with Project Based Learning: A Lesson Outline

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A Guide for Creating Projects As the name suggests, project based instruction in high school is successful when authentic and concrete projects are made by the students. These projects resulted from the driving questions that the students themselves…

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10 Tips for New Graduate Assistants: Getting the Most From Your GTA Experience

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Becoming a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA)   Stepping into the role of a graduate teaching assistant marks a very important transition in your life. Yes, youre still a student in your field, but youve become enough of an…

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Helping Boys Read: Middle School Reading Strategies

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The Trouble With Boys… Peg Tyre recently published the book The Trouble With Boys: A Surprising Report Card on Our Sons, Their Problems at School, and What Parents and Educators Must Do. The title adequately describes the gist…

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