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2010-08-17 17:32:43

students aren't the only ones learning online. so are their teachers. English and math teachers who took professional development courses online improved their instructional practices and boosted their subject knowledge scores, producing modest performance gains for their students, report Boston College researchers in one of the first large-scale randomized experiments to study the impact of online professional development for educators. As teacher performance comes under increased scrutiny,...

2008-10-10 03:00:26

By Lynch, Sharon A Warner, Laverne With appropriate planning, teachers can differentiate instruction to effectively meet the needs of a variety of learners. Carrie is looking forward to her second year of teaching third grade. Last year, she successfully included two students with learning disabilities and learned much about creative and responsive teaching. This year, Austin, a nine-year-old with autism, is part of her classroom. Austin is able to read fluently, but has difficulty with...

2008-08-30 09:00:54

By Sencibaugh, Joseph M A review of the literature identifies content enhancement strategies used by general education and special education teachers, who collaborate and co-teach in science and social studies, for improving reading comprehension skills. This paper provides general and special education teachers at the middle school and secondary level with numerous content enhancement strategies for effectively teaching science and social studies to students with learning problems, who...

2008-08-05 09:01:14

By Rob Novit, Aiken Standard, S.C. Aug. 5--The Aiken County School District's 25,000 students include about 1,100 for whom English is or will be their second language. Although the largest group are Spanish speakers, about 27 languages are represented -- among them French, Korean and even Punjabi from the area that includes portions of Indian and Pakistan. The district can't begin to hire sufficient numbers of bilingual teachers, said Mary McGuire, the English as Second Language (ESL)...

2008-05-16 03:00:00

By Batt, Ellen G Since implementation of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) mandates, much attention has been focused on the education of the rapidly growing English language learners (ELLs) in U.S. schools. Disaggregated accountability reports for subgroups are required as a result of NCLB. Schools must report yearly progress in ELL students' growth in English proficiency, reading, and math tests, and schools must assure that all students are taught by highly qualified teachers. Rural school...

2007-10-23 06:00:49

By Boon, Richard T Fore, Cecil III; Spencer, Vicky G The purpose of this study was to examine teachers' attitudes and perceptions toward the use of technology-based instruction (i.e., Inspiration 6 software) as an effective instructional strategy in inclusive social studies classes. Three high school social studies teachers, one general education and two special education teachers, completed a 6-item open-ended survey on the effects of Inspiration 6 software, a computerized graphic...

2007-02-14 09:01:04

By Major, Elza M The low rate of academic achievement and high dropout rate among language minority youths in U.S. secondary schools has been a cause for concern and the subject of numerous publications (Fry 2003; Morse 2005; Ruiz-de-Velasco and Fix 2000). With increasing numbers of new immigrants from non-English speaking countries entering the United States, schools across the nation are struggling to educate their children (Morse). The burden of meeting the No Child Left Behind Act's...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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