Characteristics of the Poor Comprehender and Implications for Instruction

Poor comprehenders often suffer from what experts call learned helplessness. Some children who struggle when they are learning how to read develop a negative perception of themselves as learners.

This self- concept of being helpless in a learning situation leads the struggling reader to believe that he/she has little or no internal control over success and failure. They underestimate their ability and expect to do poorly in future learning situations.

These expectations of failure often lead to poor motivation, which in turn leads to inactive learning meaning they do not engage in strategic efforts to promote effective learning. This inaction leads to more failure, which confirms their negative perception of themselves as learners. A child’s personal beliefs about himself/herself as a learner does influence how a child addresses and solves problems that they encounter when comprehending.

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How to reduce the size of a ppt

When you want to reduce your ppt size, you may very well reduce the size of your files. With PowerPoint images, you will make the file size of your presentations quite large, particularly when did embed high-resolution photos and images. To compress the file size of your PowerPoint presentation, you may begin to optimize your photos and images.

To do so, follow these steps to reduce the size of your photos and images: (For Windows/Microsoft PowerPoint ’10, ’13, and ’16)

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Online Learning – How Does It Work

A Brief History of Online Learning

Online education, also known as distance learning or web-based learning, is not as new as you might think. The origins of distance learning can be traced back to a British man by the name of Sir Isaac Pitman.

In 1840, Pitman advertised a correspondence course in the penny press and within five years had 10,000 customers across the British Empire taking shorthand lessons by mail. By 1926, there was an established market for mail-order education in the United States, with some 300 private correspondence schools in operation.

Late in the century, distance education really took off as a result of emerging video and CD-ROM technologies. But it was the development of the Internet, a new universal medium of interaction, which really fueled the evolution of online education. E-learning is clearly here to stay – according to IDC, the U.S. corporate market for online learning is projected to grow from $6.2 billion in 2018 to $21 billion by 2023.

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Where do stories come from?

A common question is “Where do you get your stories from”.  The simple answer is it’s just stuff that happens.  Anything that happens to you can be turned into a useful story, it’s just a question of how you look at it, how you tease out the tacit messages and the metaphors in a series of events to fit a particular context.

So the story I tell in this video is based on a very simple event that lasted for less than half an hour.  It involves two characters and is something that could happen to anyone.  Yet this is a story that has been incredibly useful in at least three different contexts.

I’ve told the same story: in a therapeutic context, as a metaphor in trance; in social situations as a fun, entertaining, anecdote that demonstrates my values; and as a teaching tale for children.

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Consider Teaching

The teaching profession has undergone many challenges over the years with school systems adapting to a change in culture and technology but overall becoming a teacher is still a rewarding career choice for many reasons.

Influence

Every student is a potentially successful person. Those teachers who have the ability to look past a child’s flaws and see a future leader can influence not only that child but also society. A good teacher not only has this second sight but also the ability to bring these qualities out in a child and make a profound difference in that child’s life.

Education

It is no secret that teaching helps teachers learn more. Teaching requires a vast amount of research and studies on a daily basis to complete classroom activities, therefore teachers become widely read and a source of good and reliable information about most subjects. If someone loves learning then the natural outlet for that love is to teach.

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How and Why to Support your Library

Support your local library to keep the many great public services, educational and entertaining, free and available to everyone in the community. Public libraries are wonderful community resources that can enrich the entire family.

From traditional book lending to providing Internet service and music or magazines, the library offers a wealth of free entertainment that cannot be matched by other civic organizations.

To support these great services, why not make a donation of time, money, or goods? Not only will you feel good about giving back to an organization that serves you well, you will also champion others rights to partake of the library’s numerous offerings.

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Reading and Writing as Approximation of Text

Traditional practice allowed children to write only after they could write most of the letters and spell basic words correctly so as to not produce bad habits.

The emergent literacy research of Sulzby, Teale, and Kamberelis indicated that children learn many new concepts about letters and words. Equally important, they developed the confidence that besides making letters correctly and spelling words conventionally, they could write to communicate, to tell something they wanted to say. As Cunningham states, children “are not ruined by being allowed to write before they can write.”

Both reading and writing involve understanding the graphophonic relationship between letters and sounds based on the alphabetic principle. Whether children learn this relationship for reading or for writing does not matter since both processes require an understanding of this code.

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Teachers get real so kids can learn

If there’s one thing that unites members of the All-USA Teacher Team, it’s that they don’t go by the textbook. The teachers honored in the newspaper’s annual recognition program develop ways to ratchet up learning and make academics get real:

On the sprawling campus of Felix V. Festa Middle School in suburban New York City, students are building a two-passenger helicopter. So confident is technology teacher Alan Horowitz in their work that he earned a pilot’s license to fly it.

At Parkway Elementary School in the Blue Ridge mountain town of Boone, N.C., Mary Jo Pritchard guides her eighth-graders in writing grants to expand the student-built wildlife habitat and bird sanctuary, where they teach younger students about ecology.

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Positive Learning Impact – The Power of Tuition

An increasing number of teachers are turning from classroom teaching to tuition in search of a more fulfilling experience in their chosen vocation.

With increasing class sizes and renewed demands on teachers to provide a standardized approach to all pupils in their classrooms, those teachers who wish to work with students in a different way feel stifled and frustrated.

Working with students using methods that don’t find a place so strongly in the curriculum and general syllabus can offer teachers a way to explore their creativity and find ways to stimulate their students learning that are tailored to individual preferences.

Benefits for tutors

When subject experts decide to take on the role of imparting their knowledge to others, teaching is the natural step from learning to sharing what has been learned.

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Yellow Marker Syndrome

Text highlighting is a skill

Think back to your days as a college student. For many of us, buying used books was a significant way to reduce expenses. If we weren’t careful, however, we might arrive home with books previously owned by sufferers of “yellow marker syndrome.”

This university malady is easily recognizable: whole passages of text are randomly colored yellow, the legacy of a confused student with a highlighter pen.

College students rapidly discover that one of the most effective learning strategies is to mark as they read. Highlighting, underlining, and annotating can all help students cull what’s important from a difficult text and organize it for review.

Unfortunately, this highly used strategy is also one of the most abused – students really struggle with making intelligent decisions about what to mark and what to overlook.

Teaching/Learning Activities

Students need not wait until college to develop effective text marking skills. Although we cannot usually allow students to write in their textbooks, we can help build these skills in a variety of ways. Here are a few great tips:

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