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EDSP 6644: Reflection on Literature Review

As I reflect on my final paper for my Masters coursework, I can’t think of a better topic to close with than how I will effectively support struggling readers in my first grade classroom. As a result of doing this … Continue reading

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EDU 6655/ Module Eight- Cognition, Morality, and Identity

According to Moshman (2010), rationality is the ability to imagine and consider the perspective of others, therefore moral rationality is an individual’s process of empathizing with another in tandem with considering the and acting with concern for the rights and … Continue reading

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EDU 6120/ Module 6: Enlightenment and Progressive Education

This week, Professor Scheuerman (2014) discussed perspectives on Progressive education within the scope of describing the influence of the Enlightenment Period on modern American pedagogy. Progressive educators have been accused of being anemic in content, with a disproportionate focus on … Continue reading

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EDU 6655- Adolescence, Age/Stage Theories, and Psychological Moratorium

Overviews of Categories Common Conceptions of Adolescence The four dominant discourses that are discussed in the Stevens et al. article are: a. Cognitive Psychology Developmental Perspectives- a perspective that emphasizes what adolescents are lacking; i.e.- higher order thinking, hormonal balance, … Continue reading

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EDU 6526 Module 7- Generating and Testing Hypotheses

According to Dean et al. (2012), teachers can introduce methods for generating and testing hypotheses as a tool to strengthen cognitive processes in all learning, classroom and life. Hypothesizing, predicting, deducing, and theorizing are all cognitive processes that fit under … Continue reading

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EDU 6120- Multicultural Education in Historical Light

Horace Mann chose the path of teaching over a successful career as a lawyer because he believed in universal education, equal access to knowledge for all citizens regardless of social position. As Director of the Massachusetts Board of Education he … Continue reading

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EDU 6655- Developing Personal Development Self-Efficacy through Classroom Instruction

Cheung and Lai (2012) examine the relationship between personal development self-efficacy (PDSE) and classroom teaching in secondary classrooms. Historically researchers have studied the influence of school guidance and counseling, and the impact of classroom instruction on PDSE has been ignored. … Continue reading

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