Families are as unique as the individuals who form them. While you may utilize the same or similar techniques while working with family systems (through the steps in the GIM and related practice skills), it is also important to recognize that each family has its own unique needs and experiences in the world. The empowerment perspective states that an essential aspect of working with individuals and families is to address their feelings of powerlessness and oppression. Empowerment is a process, and one part of that process is to gain an awareness of the oppressive structures evident in our society. Oppression, in the form of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia, can impact a family’s quality of life and ability to thrive. In this Discussion, you consider the many aspects of working with diverse families.
As an administrator, how do you address the following ethical issues:
(1) Teachers who are not following district mandated curriculum and curriculum material.
(2) The chronic absence of students.
(3) Recruiting and maintaining qualified teachers.
How can you apply what you learned about communication and relationship building to your personal, professional, and academic life?
Explain how it was relevant and valuable to you in helping you better understand how the skills you learned in this course can be applied to your personal and professional life.
Follow the assignment rubrics below
After reading the case study in Module 7,
From the historical and current evaluation information provided to you about Sammy, make a list of the strengths and needs indicated by this case material.
Given this information, do you concur with the school psychologist’s conclusions about classification?
What are the implications of that classification?
What are the programming implications in this information?
What implications do you see in this case about the interaction between learning disabilities and behavioral disorders?
How might the use of RTI have changed the course of Sammy’s disability?
Please submit a one-page analysis in response to the questions above. This analysis must be grounded in the case study. Assume that your audience is already familiar with the case, eliminating the need for background information. No need for any header information…begin your answer on line one of your page. There should be strict adherence to the 1 PAGE MAXIMUM. The analysis will be graded on the basis of (10 points per item) :
Familiarity of Case
Reflects Knowledge /Concepts
Grammar (including APA 7th Edition)
Adherence to assignment guidelines (length and formatting as directed)
Reference:Learners with Mild Disabilities: A Characteristics Approach, Enhanced Pearson 5th Edition By Eileen B. Raymond Published by Pearson, p. 309 – 311. Copyright © 2017 ISBN-10: 0-13-382711-9; ISBN-13: 978-0-13-382711-8
School administrators are responsible for evaluating the performances of various employee groups. Being able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of employees and provide them with quality feedback is essential to the success of the entire school. As the school leader, you will need to evaluate the instructional leadership capacity of your entire staff.
Read the following case studies and choose either the Elementary or Secondary to inform the assignment.
You are a school principal in an elementary school. In preparation for meeting with your third grade team lead, Ms. Juarez, you have been analyzing the students’ reading performance data. You have identified that the students in four of the five teachers’ classes exhibit good to exceptional outcomes on their DIBELS benchmark data. Additionally, three of the teachers have historically yielded student scores with above average state standardized test results in comparison to schools in your district with similar demographics. In previous discussions with Ms. Juarez, she has cited the teachers’ efforts to plan together utilizing the pacing guide, core program, and assessment results as the primary reasons for their students’ positive outcomes.
One teacher, Ms. Monroe, has been identified as an outlier by the district’s assessment coordinator, relative to the results of her students, compared to the other four teachers. Additionally, you have observed evidence that suggests Ms. Monroe is behind on the pacing guide, compared to her colleagues. You also have received anecdotal information that she does not engage with her teammates during scheduled grade level meetings, which leads you to believe that she is not making an effort to plan with them outside the scheduled meetings.
You are a school principal in a 9-12 grade high school. In preparation for a meeting with your ELA department chair, Mr. Wong, you have been analyzing the students’ ELA performance data. Including Mr. Wong, your school has eight ELA teachers. For seven of the ELA teachers, 70% or more of their students are demonstrating good to exceptional outcomes on their writing benchmark data. Four of the teachers have historically yielded student scores with above average state standardized test results in comparison to schools in your district with similar demographics. In previous discussions, Mr. Wong has cited the teachers’ efforts to plan together utilizing the pacing guide, core program, and assessment results as the primary reasons for their students’ positive outcomes.
One teacher, however, Mr. Blumenstock, has been identified as an outlier by the district’s assessment coordinator, relative to the results of his students, compared to the other two teachers. Additionally, you have observed evidence that suggests Mr. Blumenstock is behind on the pacing guide compared to his colleagues. You also have anecdotal information that he does not engage with his teammates during scheduled content team meetings, which leads you to believe that he is not making an effort to plan with them outside the scheduled meetings.
In 750-1,000 words, analyze your chosen case using the three-part guiding questions below.
Part 1: Analyze the Case
Consider the following questions to begin analyzing the situation:
What do you consider the responsibility of the team lead/department chair in assisting the outlier teacher?
What stakeholders should be included in the conversation relative to next steps? Are these individual conversations or a group discussion or both?
What questions should be considered when making a determination about next steps?
Part 2: Identify the Larger Issues
Consider the following questions to analyze the contextual issues present in the situation:
What school or district policies might affect your decisions?
What additional information do you need as part of your decision-making process?
What are the potentially positive and negative outcomes of doing nothing?
What are the potentially positive and negative outcomes of taking action?
Part 3: Create an Action Plan
Use the following questions to guide you in describing what approach you will take to assist the team lead/department chair to help the outlier teacher, including 3-5 specific action steps:
What is your plan moving forward?
How does your plan sustain a culture of collaboration, trust, learning, and high expectations?
How will you include the critical stakeholders in the decision-making process?
What challenges do you anticipate?
How will you provide ongoing support to your team lead/department chair?
How will you evaluate the results of your teacher leader’s efforts?
What does the timeline look like?
Support your analysis and plan with 2-3 scholarly resources.
(244) Baby Human To Belong Sense of Self – YouTube
(244) Baby Human To Belong Attachment – YouTube
(244) To Talk – YouTube
PLEASE USE TEMPLATE PROVIDED (WEEK 3 PART OF THE TEMPLATE)
These questions come from the LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) assessment, specifically for early childhood educators. I need assistance with selecting the correct answer. The answer must be right as I only have two times I can take the assessment before it is graded.
What type of music? Where does the music come from?
Who created this music? Was this music used for a particular purpose?
Who are the typical types of performers (singers, types of instruments, etc.)?
Are there particular characteristics about melody, rhythms, lyric content that are “required” for this type of music?
Please provide a representative musical selection–if it is vocal music, please include the lyrics and a translation, if necessary.
This Case study aims towards an open-formatted situation that promotes creative and divergent thinking. Please try to be as creative as possible. HAVE FUN AND BE CREATIVE!
Goal: Come up with an activity that promotes creativity within the young child setting. What materials can you use to encourage creativity? Tell me about your classroom; how many kids are in it? What are their ages? Abilities? Include at least one child with a diagnosis/disability to make adaptions /accommodations /modifications within your activity. How can you ensure everyone within your class’s educational needs are met? What can you do to ensure you promote and expand on your children’s natural creativity? Please tell us what your ideal outcome would be from this activity.
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 250–300 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Library Research Assignment
Discuss the following points regarding the evolution of total quality management concepts:
Prior to the advent of the total quality management concept, what was senior management’s typical approach toward quality?
In your discussion, provide an example showing management’s typical approach toward quality.
What has led to the more comprehensive strategic view of total quality management?
What are the benefits of a more comprehensive strategic view? Please support your discussion with an example.